Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Jonathan
12:14
What grades would you give Thor's current arsenal of pitches & control on the 80 scale? Thanks
Eno Sarris
12:15
80 fastball, 75 slider, 70 change, 70 command. I could adjust command and change down, maybe, but I feel pretty good about that.
Jake
12:15
Anything to Alex Gordon's contact rate being 14% below it's usual average even with his swing % down?
Eno Sarris
12:15
It's worrisome. People get older.
Guest
12:15
Who are you highest on long term? Manaea, Snell, Velasquez
Eno Sarris
12:16
Each has velocity and a really good second pitch. Whose third pitch is the best? Hard to say. I might go VV.
Schiraldi
12:17
Has your level of Chris Bassitt optimism modified any -- early outings not dreadful, but outcomes pretty mediocre.
Eno Sarris
12:17
I had him as 15-team league option and I'll keep him as a bench pitcher in those types of leagues. Still startable at home.
He has better command than this.
Dave
12:18
Given what you said on the pod I presume your rankings ROS of these new callups would go Berrios, Manaea, Blair. Is Blair worth a roster spot in 15 team mixers? What is a realistic expectation for his K%?
Eno Sarris
12:18
Eh. Good sinker, okay change, don't believe the short-sample K% in MiLB.
Star Macking
12:19
I assume your goal is to work for an mlb team as opposed to working in media covering the game?
Eno Sarris
12:19
I never thought there was a role for me in the game until this year. I still doubt I'll work for a team, but my doubt is not as strong. I love writing and interacting with people.
B
12:20
Eno, shortly before last night's start I traded away Moore (and Jepsen) for AJ Ramos. Am I going to regret getting rid of Moore? The move was needs based, but man has he been good!
Eno Sarris
12:20
I regret not getting more shares of Moore, particularly in AL-LABR. Should've. His command makes him risky from start to start, but the rest of the package is great.
Schiraldi
12:21
Moustakas power for real or early season mirage?
Eno Sarris
12:22
He always was supposed to have more power and he's top-ten in added exit velocity. This level is a bit over the top, but he'll have a career best power year I bet.
mtsw
12:22
What'd you think of Berrios last night?
Eno Sarris
12:23
Have him on right now. The curve is really nice. Good velocity. Command issues minor, not major. Change looked okay too. Four-seam a little straight, but should let him command it better. I think he's still mixed-league worthy.
dbet
12:23
Justin Upton is killing me in my points league. Did him and his brother switch teams as a joke?
Eno Sarris
12:24
THEY'LL NEVER FIGURE IT OUT! The strikeout rate is his worst monthly strikeout rate of his career, not good. Career low batting average coming this year, but I wouldn't count him out of power.
Oliver
12:24
My pitching is loaded (Scherz, Price Kluber Tanaka Maeda Pineda Berrios Ross) so I traded Nola for D. Santana. I know I "lost" but needed the potential power. Tell me I didn't lose too bad
Eno Sarris
12:24
Exit velo and swing percentages (small sample meaningful stats) say Domingo is about to break out.
ACC
12:24
You buying fulmer ? Law says slider is filthy !
Eno Sarris
12:25
I want to wait and see but if you're looking for pitching, wait and see with him on your roster.
gimpy
12:25
Is catcher performance more volatile than other offensive positions? And if so, how should we account for that in a pricing model?
Eno Sarris
12:25
I know that their aging curves look a little different at the beginning and their debut age is later, and that they have a lot to think about other than batting. But I haven't seen a ton on volatility. Maybe it's the strikeouts. Strikeouts were a big part of Petti's Volatility stat.
Brett
12:26
Has your thoughts on Yelich, specifically his power, changed since you wrote about him in The Change? The O-Swing% improvement is really encouraging, but the GB/FB is up to an even higher level than last year.
Eno Sarris
12:27
Jeebus. He'd actually changed his GB/FB until a string of grounders. I like the head on his shoulders -- we had a reasonable argument about BABIP and skills -- and we agreed that he could hit 15 homers a season eventually. Also, his approach is going to lead to plus plus BABIPs, and he's got good exit velocity. He pointed out how young he debuted, and that's still something to remember, even as we take power upside away from him.
Erik
12:27
If you were searching for the next Arrieta, would you look for a failed former top-100 prospect? Or did we "learn" that he sucked by the end of his time in Baltimore, meaning that any former prospect status was irrelevant by the time he broke out?
Eno Sarris
12:28
Look for a guy with velocity and a good pitch that's changing teams and might talk to someone with a new approach. I thought we had it with Shelby Miller, for example. Gausman might manage it without changing teams. Trevor Bauer on a new team might have different outcomes.
Bork
12:29
So here's a fun drinking game for any Jays fan! When the bullpen is called, open your drink. After the first pitch, drink. Now you might ask, how is this fun? I never said stop drinking. Bonus it makes the guaranteed loss a lot more tolerable or you might be passed out before they blow it anyways!
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12:29
I like swimming with bow legged women. I swim between their legs.
Joe Dadi
12:30
Ted Williams - The Science of Hitting. Did not know this existed on youtube. So cool. Maybe Justin Upton should watch...
Eno Sarris
12:30
Not the most upbeat interlude.
Smoo
12:30
How does the Indians OF situation shake out? My league has Byrd, Rajai and Chiz all on waivers
Eno Sarris
12:31
Rajai/Chiz platoon I think still. They might be able to platoon Naquin/Byrd in the other field too.
Marcus Semien
12:31
All the metrics suggest I am selling out for power. Is this a viable approach for me if I want to breakout into a Top-5 hitting SS?
Eno Sarris
12:32
I have no problems with what he's doing.
Here's the link from the Ted Williams video
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