Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
12:14
Yeah he's ownable in all leagues.
Erik
12:14
Even Clayton Kershaw can't have a true talent walk rate of 0.67 BB/9...can he?
Eno Sarris
12:15
Hey! From my piece on robo umps, umps are only 85% correct. If Kershaw was a true talent 0BB guy, and half the blown calls went against him, he'd still have to deal with 7 extra ball calls. I'm not mathy enough to finish this equation, but it seems that even if he was a .7BB/9 true talent guy, it's more likely he'd still walk one a game.
Bryan
12:17
Which of these guys do you like most to provide some power while hitting for a decent average over the next month or so: J. Ramirez, Kang, Dietrich, Flores, Gregorius, Freese, N. Walker?
Eno Sarris
12:17
Walker Ramirez Kang. Kang might be best bat overall, but he might also hit .250.
Houzer
12:17
My Carrasco and Osuna for his Arrieta? redraft
Eno Sarris
12:17
no.
Carrasco, he good.
The Man with the Plan
12:17
Is Junior Guerra real? No, not in the literal sense but in the Corey Kluber sense (late bloomer).
Eno Sarris
12:17
yeah he was a catcher before, hence the late bloomage. I love his pitches. More strikeouts coming to offset more walks.
big boy
12:18
Eno! I own $1 giolito and $1 urias in a 12 team, H2H Pts, $260 - but need to decide whether to resign at $5 per year, up to 3 extra years end of this season. Do I go long on both? Of the two, who do you see having the best next 4 years?
Eno Sarris
12:18
I like Urias better but I'd be careful. In those kinds of leagues I rarely, if ever, extended a pitcher.
Johnny5Alive
12:19
expectations for glasnow today? do you think hes up ROS?
Eno Sarris
12:19
I'm worried that his command isn't right. I'm not a huge fan. Change isn't quite there, or command.
Bob
12:20
What are your expectations for Brandon McCarthy ROS?
Eno Sarris
12:20
Good season. 3.4/1.15/8K9 type of season. Velo was there, and command wasn't lacking.
Danny Almonte
12:21
There are obviously other factors, but in general would you say that speed adds more value on the basepaths or in the outfield?
Eno Sarris
12:21
Outfield. The basepaths are trickier, there's more to learn to convert speed into value.
Team Ramrod
12:21
I saw Barry Bonds talking about Ichiro's power, how he could hit home runs if he wanted. I grew up watching Tony Gwynn and I believe I remember him saying the same thing. So then went and looked at Tony's career numbers and then looked at Ichiro's numbers. I've always considered Tony Gwynn the best hitter of my lifetime, but damn, his numbers make Ichiro look like an average hitter. I forgot just how incredible a hitter Tony Gwynn was.
Eno Sarris
12:22
Yeah Gwynn had more doubles power. It has to do with how Ichiro is running out of the box as he hits. In order to hit for power, he has to sell out and pull everything down the line, which would make him a predictable hitter and much worse. Love Ichiro, but Gwynn was the business.
Erik
12:22
Would it ever make sense for a team out of the race to nevertheless be deadline buyers to load up for next year? Given the weak upcoming free agent market, would it ever make sense for a team like the Phillies to look into buying now, rather than next winter? Or are prices significantly higher now?
Eno Sarris
12:22
Prices higher now.
Eric
12:22
If you're not in contention in a keeper league, when do you start thinking about adding the less heralded prospects to your bench? Guys like Winker, Dahl, Musgrove?
Eno Sarris
12:23
Now.
Danny Almonte
12:24
Article idea: Matching up certain beers to certain players (Matt Kemp is Red Stripe, etc.)
ryN
12:25
Do you agree with your boy Pod that Fulmer is a prime sell high guy?
Eno Sarris
12:25
I mean he may have an innings limit, but no on talent. His changeup was the 11th-best pitch in baseball on my list today, and it's his third-best pitch.
Danny Almonte
12:26
Does working in baseball like this make your personal baseball fandom increase or decrease?
Eno Sarris
12:26
Decrease on the team level. Increase on the player level. I watch baseball to see certain players now.
Danny Almonte
12:26
Better pitch repertoire for a closer:
Eno Sarris
12:26
Roberto Osuna? If we talking three pitches, he's one of the few that has three.
Paul D
12:27
Eno, what's realistic ROS projections for Marcus Semien?
Eno Sarris
12:27
.250/12/5. Dude's going to go .250/30/10.
Eric
12:28
Who are you eyeing for spec saves as the trade deadline approaches?
Eno Sarris
12:30
Doubt many closers change teams. It's always more bluster than actual movement in that department. I do like Mauricio Cabrera if Vizcaino moves. I suppose if Miller goes to the Giants, he probably closes. Ryan Madson could leave (I like Ryan Dull).... isn't that about it?
Carlos
12:30
I watched Bartolo's last start against the Cubs. Broadcast mentioned an interview with d'Arnaud where he said Bartolo "pitches with the wind." Obviously definition of crafty veteran right there, but have you done any research on how different pitch types would be aided by wind direction/speed?
Eno Sarris
12:31
I bet he was talking about pull/push and where the wind is blowing in the outfield. Arrieta talked to me about pitching differently based on how the wind was going in the outfield in Wrigley.
Tim
12:31
Sonny Gray and Sano for corey seager and Glasnow?
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