Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
1:19
and BORKWIFE.
BurleighGrimes
1:20
Do you think advanced metrics will ever start incorporating opponent quality into its WAR measurement? I got to thinking about this last year when people anecdotally mentioned that Bryce Harper faced mostly fairly weak pitching in the NL East (save for Mets pitching), whereas Paul Goldschmidt & Mike Trout faced higher quality opponents overall. But is it possible to know this for sure at this point?
Eno Sarris
1:21
Dan Haren always wanted me to do this. Here's the hard part: how do you estimate quality of opponent? Rest of season projections? When do you switch from preseason to rest of season? It's not easy, and some initial looks have shown that it may not be a great big deal.
Sad Sam
1:21
Will Hanley Ramirez be an abomination at 1B this year?
Eno Sarris
1:21
Yeah but he can DH in 2017.
JV
1:22
thoughts on the rotation of Price, Hamels, Samardzija, Teheran, Kennedy, E Santana, A Sanchez, Tillman in 15 team NFBC?
Eno Sarris
1:22
It's like a mullet: sexy in the front and good god what happened in the back.
Davis
1:22
Tough one: Soler - talk me off the edge and tell my why I shouldn't trade low? Thanks
Eno Sarris
1:23
I keep talking about it. He's huge, he's powerful, he's made adjustments at the plate in the past, and even last year he was a top-20 hard-hit-rate guy with an up the middle approach, which has been shown to lead to great improvements between 23 and 25.
Broseph
1:23
Sean Doolittle someone you think will get saves this season? He's only a year removed from a dominant season.
Eno Sarris
1:23
I want to see his mph in the spring. He made an important change in his rehab last year and if he's 93, I think he'll get the first shot at it.
Brian
1:24
Thoughts on Henry Owens this year and going forward?
Eno Sarris
1:25
Interesting stuff on his pitches. Actually has a rise ball, which makes his change and curve really play up. I like him better than last year's numbers and this year's projections.
Joe
1:26
With all the tanking talk, I tracked from 1980 the record of all teams with the last, second to last, middle, and best records 5 years after the fact to see if it made a difference. Results: Last place teams 5 years later .516% 13.1 rank; 2nd to last .499 14.8; Middle .494 15.7; Best .505 14.7. This seems to show being last is better than being second to last and being stuck in the middle does not bode well for your future. Is this just noise or could there be something to this?
Eno Sarris
1:26
I might group last and second to last together for bigger buckets, but that's an interesting look at it.
hmm
1:26
whats your favorite part of the game of baseball?
Eno Sarris
1:26
Pitching. Sorry, hitting twitter.
Austin Meadows' Ass
1:27
Hey there Eno
Eno Sarris
1:27
hey
RK
1:28
re Polonco: My leagues are keeper leagues too but in order to get real value on the young guys, you can't be too early on a guy or the inflation costs and the wasted roster spots will get you. Depends on league setting surely, but there's a few guys that will be up this year that I don't think will pay off quickly enough to justify their market prices: Rodon, Mazara, JP Crawford
Eno Sarris
1:28
Sure, but you giving me crap when I was right smells funny. Polanco's first season was fantastic in the way I explained -- he showed above-average skills in all of the five tools that he was supposed to have. That's fantastic for a debut, especially at his age.
1:29
(I'll take Rodon this year)
hanna
1:29
Where can find a good summer internship in sports writting?
Eno Sarris
1:30
We have interns, but some people don't recognize it as an internship. Hit me up on twitter?
european, imacrappin
1:30
do you think Seung-hwan Oh will adjust well/be a solid setup man?
Eno Sarris
1:30
The stuff didn't wow me.
Austin Meadows' Ass
1:30
Fwiw, Eno, I read all your messages in the smooth, sultry tones of Sir George Michael. Also, this will be my sn on Eno chats from this point forward.
Eno Sarris
1:31
Saxophone in the background.
Oneear
1:31
Will Warren make the rotation out of ST and if he doesn't, did the Cubs give up too much for him?
Eno Sarris
1:31
I guess I'm being convinced that he won't, but Hammel gets hurt all the time and gets taken out of games early, so he'll be super useful to them.
Justin
1:32
I generally like BPAs, saisons, and IPAs that don't taste like Pine-Sol. Any recs for a good beer generally available in the NYC area that fit that taste profile?
Eno Sarris
1:32
I have Other Half and Grimm in my fridge right now, and I'm pretty sure they don't do that thing.
Sean
1:33
Nugget Nectar gets hyped out the Ass around these parts (PA) but I would rather have the readily available Lagunitas Sumpin' Sumpin' ale or Sucks. What's the hype around the Nectar? I think it's like an aging slugger who puts up big RBI totals but is really only like a 3 WAR player
Eno Sarris
1:33
it's a bit old school at this point, a thick amber IPA. It has a bit of fruit in it, but I think we're leaving that behind a little bit.
hanna
1:34
Is there a place to find projection leaderboards?
EricEsq503
1:34
This is gonna sound homer but your "best case" for Joc only had 25 dingers and dude had 26 in a little over half a productive season last year.
Eno Sarris
1:34
True. True. so I guess you could give him 30, but the 15 stolen bases may be pushing it since he didn't really run.
Owen S.
1:34
I think you misunderstood. I meant rank Goldy/Harper/Trout against one another and Correa/Arenado/Machado against one another. Thanks
Eno Sarris
1:35
Oh I thought it was some sort of keeper mix thing. I'll take Trout still, and I'll use Correa's shortstop eligibility to take him.
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