Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Danny Almonte
12:34
When does Brito come back, and in what role?
Eno Sarris
12:34
Soon, plays center field, in more than a backup role.
mario mendoza
12:34
Piscotty: emerging star? Prospect projection was "pretty good LF" but his MLB batted ball profile has made defied those early scouting reports
Eno Sarris
12:35
Little worried the fly ball numbers are down. But I like the swing changes he made and otherwise would think this level of power is sustainable.
Gum on Shoe
12:35
Matt Duffy is doing his best Aaron Rowand impression in SF. He looks a bit off and hasn't been going oppo as much. More a case of the book being out on him to pitch down and in, or just squeezing the bat too tight?
Eno Sarris
12:36
I should write my piece. There are two Matt Duffys in there -- one a spray hitting contact / average guy, the other a pull hitting power hitter. And the teams that know him best prefer the spray guy they can defend, so they pitch him that way.
Cy Young Winner Barry Zito
12:36
I'm new to advanced metrics. What can I look for in "breakout" pitchers to determine their viability? I'm thinking Aaron Sanchez, Aaron Nola, etc.
Eno Sarris
12:37
I like swinging strike rate, first pitch strike rate, velocity, and three-pitch pitching mix (third pitch > 10%) as a loose crib.
Texas Dolly
12:37
Tolleson's going to implode and lose his job before end of May, right?
Eno Sarris
12:37
Been saying this. We'll see.
Bart
12:37
Pick one to drop, Eovaldi, Finnegan or Fiers
Eno Sarris
12:37
Fiers.
Frank
12:37
Domingo Santana's right shoulder tightness scare you? was just offered Santana for my Cashner in deep mixer.
Eno Sarris
12:38
I'll take the bat with the upside. Cash is a big fastball whose fastball is smaller.
Erik
12:38
Is speed way overvalued as a tool? Last year, for example, the value provided by the top Baserunning score (8.3) would have ranked 66th on the Offensive value leaderboard. It seems that even elite speed is only about as useful as solid average hitting.
Eno Sarris
12:38
Very much yes. Very much. Paradoxically, it's getting rarer and is undervalued in fantasy. Which sucks. Steals and saves are the worst.
Johnny5Alive
12:38
oh thank goodness the semester is over! i can finally participate in the chats again!
Eno Sarris
12:38
Hope you failed them all, those buggers.
Snarfle
12:39
According to some versions of the parallel universe theory, there is a universe identical to ours, but starting today, people start speaking 100% in infomercial quotes, and they do this for 500 years. And it all started because a guy in Mongolia did a really good impression of Vince Offer (the Shamwow guy).
Eno Sarris
12:39
One man interlude. Where are the rest of you?
mario mendoza
12:39
Piscotty has high hard hit% but low statcast exit velo... can you explain?
Eno Sarris
12:39
Hard hit rate biased by outcomes, is my guess.
War2d2
12:39
Javy Baez has been unreal in the field the last couple games, making Machado/Arenado-esque plays at 3B. He also appears to have made some real changes at the plate--for instance, yesterday he intentionally cut down on his swing to ground a ball to the right side to get the run in from 3rd, and his K% is down to 21%. At what point does the Cubs' best starting lineup include him as the everyday 3B and Bryant as the everyday LF?
Eno Sarris
12:40
I mean, I think it's happening, slowly. La Stella has stone hands and Maddon doesn't seem to like Soler for similar defense reasons, so even if Baez Ks more...
Wily Mo Money Mo Problems
12:40
When are the Met's gonna say, "yeah, Noah, you probably shouldn't take a 3-second leg lift out of the stretch anymore...?"
Eno Sarris
12:41
They probably like his velocity out of the stretch. I don't think a few stolen bases make up for the Ks with runners on.
mario mendoza
12:41
any faith in Waino posting a 3.50 ERA ROS? Or is he toast?
Eno Sarris
12:41
I'm not buying.
Snarfle
12:41
Oh, dude, you got your CA voter guide, right? The one with candidate statements? You have to read it. It's the best thing in the world.
Eno Sarris
12:41
I can't vote, since I'm not a citizen, but that guide is on my table, yes, so I think I'll take a look.
Travis
12:42
Start kang over story at shortstop when kang comes off the dl?
Eno Sarris
12:42
I'm in this position and keeping both. It's a sort of ideal solution, to me. Start Story at home and on the road against lefties, start Kang otherwise and use Kang for extra PAs at UT, 3B.
James
12:42
Should I drop Sean Doolittle? Looks like the job belongs to Madson, no?
Eno Sarris
12:42
Madson's got a hold on that, yes.
Barves gotta Barve
12:42
Going out to Portland with some friends over Memorial Day, have any beer/brewery recommendations? There's so much to choose from. Heard Deschutes is up there, is there anything else we can't miss out there?
Eno Sarris
12:44
Bend is really what's up. I think Breakside is the place to be, but Deschutes, with Abyss, the seasonal Black Butte, Red Chair (had it on nitro recently), they have some really great stuff beyond the flagships.
Frank
12:44
Scale 1-10...how worried are you about these struggling pitchers?: harvey, archer, keuchel, cody allen
Eno Sarris
12:44
6, 4, 7, 5.
Shawn
12:44
Shallow league - Rodon or R. Hill? Seems like Hill would be Rodon's best case scenario this year, so just roll with Hill in a better park, no?
Eno Sarris
12:44
Redraft, yes.
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