Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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C. Colabello
1:16
Ppl seem to confuse/conflate the cutter and slider, right? Isn't the latter like a frisbee, on a downward plane, while the cutter is more (though obviously not entirely) horizontal in its movement, coming in or away from the batter?
Eno Sarris
1:17
What's making things harder on people is the slutter or the Warthen Slider. There are now hard, mostly horizontal 'sliders' with more drop than traditional cutters.
PhanGraphs
1:17
What grades would you give Kershaw's current arsenal of pitches and control on the 80 grade scale? (Want to put Thor in context). Thanks!
Eno Sarris
1:17
70 fastball, 70 curve, 80 slider, 80 control.
Joe
1:17
How long do you think until Neris takes over as closer?
Eno Sarris
1:18
Gomez slider is better but he's still below average in velocity and Ks without a great GB rate. He's really boring and a few balls in play could sink him. I'll give Gomez a month maybe.
Mike
1:18
Hi Eno. Is putting grapefruit juice in your beer a good excuse for a Sunday AM refreshment or simply poisoning an otherwise perfect beverage? I'd like to know your opinion please.
Eno Sarris
1:19
Some of them are okay, and shandys happen in Germany, too, but there are so many crazy fruit flavors you can get from hops that I'd rather experience those than fruit juice in my IPA.
Justin
1:19
We often hear of young pitchers who have a good fastball and see if better secondary stuff can develop. How often does it go the other way, or does pitching just not work like that. i.e., Does it make sense to call secondary stuff "good" if there's not at least an average fastball to go along with it?
Eno Sarris
1:20
yeah everything gets defined off the fastball in my PFx work, so you're right.. but this is also how good pitchers fall between the cracks, like Corey Kluber.
Steve
1:20
What can be done to help Iglesias and his velocity issues? It's not just a drop in velocity during a start, but he also is showing drops in velocity between start to start.
Eno Sarris
1:20
He thinks it's a fitness thing, but fitness is hard to change during the season. It's a bit worrisome.
Snarfle
1:20
How long do i hold Alex Wood in my 14 teamer?
Eno Sarris
1:20
not too much longer. That new arm slot is dropping again.
carl
1:21
Nolan Arenado has cut his K rate to almost nothing. Can he put up insane, Larry Walker-like stats? like, .330 with 45 HR?
Eno Sarris
1:21
Yes.
Shin-soo Choo Express
1:22
Justin upton has a .319 BABIP? I was thinking about targeting him as a buy low guy, but man, that is ugly
Eno Sarris
1:22
Pressing, probably. It won't be this bad all year, but the swinging strike rate is not good.
Snarfle
1:23
Tomorrow is National Hug a Swamp Monster day! Show some unexpected love for the muck monsters and bog buddies in your life!
Bork
1:23
Eno help my snack pack wont open.
Byung and the Restless
1:23
Did you ever think about adding a -'y' and pronouncing "Eno" like "Roy" in Patrick Roy? En-wa would be pretty sweet.
Snarfle
1:23
Canyon draft! With the first pick, I take the Grand Canyon. You have the next two picks.
Eastern NC
1:23
How worried are you about Dallas Keuchel?
Eno Sarris
1:24
Decently worried. I had him pegged as a dropper out of the top twenty, but I didn't see this velocity loss coming. Gotta ask him if this cutter is real.
What about Fulmer?
1:24
Lots of questions about Manaea, Snell, and Berrios, but Fulmer is also coming up this week. How would you compare him to the others, esp for fantasy purposes?
Eno Sarris
1:25
Snell and Berrios have him beat in velocity, if barely (Fulmer did average 93+ in the minors last year), but I might take Fulmer's slider over them. And Fulmer's change might be the best third pitch of the group... but he's also got the most injury/innings concerns?
Socrates
1:26
What's one big changes in your philosophy towards baseball since you started following the game (and sabermetrics on a whole)?
Eno Sarris
1:27
I think it's possible to distinguish meaningful adjustments from meaningless ones now. I think the players are constantly making adjustments, though, so there's a lot to choose from. But the analytical value of the player's knowledge is something I underrated before.
This literally means "I understand."
RotoLando
1:28
If you had to stand 60 feet from any MLB pitcher while he throws one pitch at you, who do you choose?
Eno Sarris
1:28
R.A. Dickey.
hscer
1:28
If I told you Espinosa had 0 HR on 18 fly balls, how many IFFB would you suppose he has
Eno Sarris
1:28
All of them?
Snarfle
1:28
I think the lesson of Chris Davis is that MLB should distribute adderrall, and...man those would be some intense pregame interviews.
Eno Sarris
1:29
Not saying Brett Lawrie but Brett Lawrie.
Craig in Chi
1:29
Come on, Man. Give some early season love, to my surprising Sox?
Eno Sarris
1:29
I picked them to win that division dude.
The Only Nola
1:29
Is Mychal Givens spike in K rate sustainable? 15+ K/9!
Eno Sarris
1:30
Yes. Well, he's funky. So deception could give way to familiarity at some point, but I love him. He's a unicorn!
Young Jeezy
1:30
What's your outlook for Wil Myers? I have him as my 1st in a 12 team H2H points league. He good enough to stay as my 1st? Or should I look for someone else?
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