Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
powered byJotCast
Eno Sarris
12:35
I gave up and dropped him after nursing him all year.
Dan
12:35
When I'm looking at change in a player--take swinging strike rate--how can I compare that player's change to league or other changes?
Eno Sarris
12:35
The "league" toggle on the leaderboards will give you the league averages, that helps a ton.
Johnny5Alive
12:36
im torn... mets fan, like that they are getting back in it... but you get the wild card, you throw thor play in game, then you might not even still be in a series when he can pitch again... id almost rather not get there at all than go out like that
Eno Sarris
12:36
You always want to get in. Then, for the future, we rally baseball for a three-game Wild Card series with a little less spring training.
Dock Ellis
12:37
Any idea how the dropped third strike rule came about? I've always been curious as to why that's a rule?
Eno Sarris
12:37
Actually I think early baseball had it that after strike three everyone was a runner. So, the rule change was actually that a caught strike three was good enough to get the runner out.
Eric Weinstein
12:38
So far Josh Bell has 10bbs to 4Ks. Do you think that is just noise from a 16 game sample, or suggests elite plate discipline?
Eno Sarris
12:38
Reach rate is tiny, swings like a madman on everything in the zone. He's been great. Might be better than his minor league numbers, for whatever reason.
JT
12:38
What's Byron Buxton's new ceiling (I didn't have time to listen to the podcast)?
Eno Sarris
12:39
I was saying ceiling is more Carlos Gomez, median more Cameron Maybin.
Joe
12:39
Manaea's swinging strike rate is impressive but what do I make of back injury going forward?
Eno Sarris
12:39
Big boy, going to be a good pick next year, dunno about the rest of this year.
Joe
12:40
How many more starts does Urias get?
Eno Sarris
12:40
One?
Toki
12:41
What do you expect the Braves batting order to look like opening day next year? 1. Inciarte, 2. Swanson, 3. Freeman, 4. Kemp, 5. Marikinkas, 6. Catcher, 7. Albies, 8. Smith, 9 . pitcher. With Albies or Smith potentially in the 9 hole?
Eno Sarris
12:42
Looks great except you don't have a third baseman. Maybe that's the position they target in a trade. What if they got Pablo Sandoval for cheap from the Red Sox huh... LET"S MAKE A DEAL
Matt Damon
12:42
MATT. DAMON.
Eno! Helloooooo
12:42
And you may find yourself
Behind the wheel of a lude automobile
Toki
12:42
OCTOBER is only a MONTH away. LET the good beer FLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kiaan
12:42
Eno, I write a blog on baseball (and football) in the UK and literally nobody cares. Do you get many aspiring writers from outside the States? Anything I can do to help myself?
Eno Sarris
12:44
Interesting! At least you have an angle. I think at the very least you have to be all over any European prospects and players in either league. If you developed a relationship with a Euro scout in either sport, maybe spotted a prospect yourself or had a well-timed piece with an interview or a breakdown of a player as he debuted in America, that would be a way to get noticed.
Colin
12:45
Who is a good comp. for C.J. Cron?
Eno Sarris
12:46
I mean... is he really that far from Trumbo? Better contact skills not as much power. Justin Turner with less defensive value?
Chris
12:46
Can Andrew Triggs earn a 2017 rotation spot this season?
Eno Sarris
12:46
yes, if the changeup looks legit. If you're an A right now, you're fighting for next year's job.
Wakawaka
12:46
What makes a cutter a cutter? If you look at the Pitch FX data on "cutters", you'll see some with arm-side movement, some with glove-side movement, and some with more horizontal movement than some four-seamers. Sometimes they have more drop than two-seamers, sometimes they don't. What is a cutter?
Eno Sarris
12:48
They impossible to study because some are baby sliders, some are cut fastballs, and some are straight four-seamers. Ideally, I think it should basically have a little bit of arm-side cut, and less drop than a sinker.
Laung Bahls
12:48
Can I get some chat help coming up with an appropriately awesome Team name with Mookie and Altuve? Struggling here but I know there's a gem out there
Eno Sarris
12:49
Mookie seems to be a guy that should just go by his first name like Madonna. Altuve though. Needs something that connotes great power in a little package without being rude.
Mariners 101
12:49
Do you think that the Mariners should retool and get younger in the offseason?
Eno Sarris
12:49
No, I think they're building and close. I'd add a couple pieces.
Tracer Bullet
12:50
I like using K%+PU%-BB% & GB% as a quick assessment of a pitcher's skill/risk, but I'm unsure how they should be weighted. Any tips?
Eno Sarris
12:51
Actually we should probably convert PU into PU/TBF so that they are all on the same scale. K+PU-BB/TBF -- those are all good or bad and under control of the pitcher. GB is more context dependent.
mike sixel
12:51
Always better to make the playoffs and have a chance, than to be sitting at home in the off season....Always.
carl
12:52
Oswaldo Arcia has 2 HR in 2 games, which is nothing important. More interesting is the question of whether he has any real chance of sticking in the Padres OF next year, competing with Dickerson, Margot, Jankowski and Renfroe.
Eno Sarris
12:52
Since Margot and Renfroe are righties, maybe as a platoon partner for the third OF.
Joe
Floppy
12:52
Have to keep Murphy in a points league right? I mean he will likely be jipped out of MVP by someone sexier but they guy is incredible. Finding it very hard to believe that this production is a fluke given that he's done it literally all year.
Eno Sarris
12:53
He changed his approach to be more of a pull aggressive power hitter. Gotta keep him.
Connecting...