Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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wishy WSHy
12:16
Is this the year all of Strasburg's juicy under-the-hood stats bubble to the surface?
Eno Sarris
12:17
That or catastrophic injury. So much fun!
Marty
12:18
You know I'm a numbers guy, but I don't get the thought that Heyward is so valuable because of his fantastic D when there are significant questions as to whether not he can play CF. So many guys can play an average corner OF position, his value seems bloated to me. Your thoughts?
Eno Sarris
12:18
Did you read Cameron's piece where he showed that Heyward was basically worth the contract if he was an average defender? He also does things at the plate and on the basepaths that are underappreciated, still.
Piazza Hut
12:19
In a league where he retains 2B eligibility, do you see Rendon rebound to a top 5 player at that position? His 2014 numbers and upside seem intriguing.
Eno Sarris
12:20
We had him seventh after Kipnis and Odor, but two had him in the top five, and I'd tend to agree with him. I'd put Rendon ahead of Kipnis, and maybe even Kinsler.
european, imacrappin
12:20
would you participate in a dry month from booze?
Eno Sarris
12:21
of course. wouldn't be fun, but why not. I've taken five days off in a row in the last 13 days, wouldn't be that hard to extrapolate into a month. I
Babyfarts Mcgeezak
12:21
H2H points dynasty - would you sell high on Xander after last season? Sell low on Addison Russell after last season? Or sell Trea Turner for minimal return? I have all 3 but could use help at 2nd/3rd.
Eno Sarris
12:22
I can't sell low on Addison, Babyfarts. Just can't do it. Trea Turner seems like he'll get a chance this year, Dusty or no. I might explore Xander trades.
Boyle
12:22
What are your opinions on Miguel Sano this year?
Eno Sarris
12:22
Boom goes the dynamite.
(lots of homers and whiffs)
Danny
12:22
Hurry Eno!!!!
Eno Sarris
12:23
Jeez I just got to 12:01.
Nelson
12:23
Just read lasts weeks chat. Did you go pee before this sitting down today like a good boy?
Eno Sarris
12:23
Took a poop even.
Dr. Zizmor
12:23
You catch Farnsworth's latest prospect evaluation? It got me thinking about the way the ChiSox have operated, front office-wise, since their WS run in '05. It seems like statistically mindeiund OFH ohi he ohhh oHHOh*#*( I"mr A WEREWORFLmkpl l
Werewolf Hunter
12:23
I hear you got a werewolf problem here. I'll make sure they don't cause a ruckus.
Eno Sarris
12:23
asked, answered.
Matt
12:24
Jerry Sands viably platoon in RF for White Sox? And is roughly 1,000 PAs enough to judge Avi's true worth?
Eno Sarris
12:25
I'd rather give a guy two full season, but man is 1000 PAs so close to that, and he's been so bad. I'm pretty much out on Avi, though I do see why there was love for him. I'd want better than Sands.
Joe
12:25
Foltynewicz: good starter or dominant setup/closer?
Eno Sarris
12:25
Closer
Billy Corman
12:25
I know you don't like fantasy questions, but what's the balance for projecting a player's career (or, at least, the first few years)? Is it eye-test scouting heavy? Metrics like SIERA? Is there something less common you use, i.e. someone introduced me to (K-BB)/IP the other day?
Eno Sarris
12:26
I don't like fantasy questions? I'm an intuitive guy. I use swinging strike rate a lot, but I look at ISOs in bigger samples for hitters, and pitch type peripherals for pitchers in smaller samples (whiff rates on sliders for example). The bigger the sample, the blunter the tool: ERA is fine after five years or so.
GetTheseCookies
12:26
Remember when Edinson Volquez came into the playoffs throwing 97+ mph? Is "playoff adrenaline" really the best answer we have for why that happened?
Eno Sarris
12:27
Every pitcher gets an average of 1 mph in the playoffs, I found. He was not an outlier, but he ranked highly. Chris Young got a bigger velocity boost but he throws in the eighties so nobody noticed.
Bartleby
12:27
George Springer looks to be a second rounder for me. Does Eno believe in his surging contact rate? And/or his ability to play most of a season?
Eno Sarris
12:27
Not sure he's injury prone yet. He's pretty sexy.
12:28
One of his problems was muscling up too much for the fastball, I talked to his hitting coach and wrote about that for Fox. That seems fixable.
Joe random
12:28
Who are some end game pitchers you're targeting like Adam conley?
Eno Sarris
12:30
Have some shares of DeSclafani, Gausman, Nola, Heaney, Eovaldi, in mixed leagues. Deeper, I like Rubby de la Rosa, John Lamb, Kyle Gibson, Jerad Eichoff, Wheeler, Jon Gray, Tropeano, Bassitt, Finnegan...
The Dude of NY
12:30
Astros have signed Doug Fistet to a 1 year deal. Thoughts?
Eno Sarris
12:31
Love that typo. Been out on the pitcher for a couple years.
Curtis
12:31
How much pitch selection is predetermined by advanced scouting and how much is in-AB adjustments like "he was really late on that fastball"?
Eno Sarris
12:32
I think the ratio changes from AB to AB, starting more at scouting and ending more at adjustments. Bumgarner claimed to me that he didn't like to back himself into a corner with a game plan, but he looks at scouting. But he's more of a feel guy, and that doesn't surprise me, given that his three pitches are actually fairly similar.
Mike S.
12:32
Do I draft Dansby Swanson in this year's keeper league draft?
Eno Sarris
12:32
Late. Might as well keep a slot open for him or Albies and just take one.
Unless it's the kind of league where no minor leaguers are kept, then no.
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