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Ritt Momney
12:42
Odds that Eric Thames comes anywhere close to that steamer projection?
Eno Sarris
12:42
That basically looks like his MLEs. I'd say 70%
Bork
12:42
Did he throw a curveball
Eno Sarris
12:42
I said not for another eight years at least.
kevinthecomic
12:42
In your experience, what are player's responses to being rumored to be traded only to end up staying on their current team? I'm thinking of guys like Dozier and McCutcheon this winter. Are they more "meh, that's baseball" or "I hate this @$#^! organization for trying to trade me!"
Eno Sarris
12:43
I asked a bunch of guys about being traded http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/players-view-what-its-like-to-get-traded/ and it seemed like they were pretty practical about it. You're usually a veteran by then, and if you don't leave, you don't have to move your family and buy a new house and all that crap.
Kevin
12:44
Do you think if the Braves have a dreadful 1st half that Coppy will consider moving any of Freeman, Teheran, or Ender? They seem way to optimistic to me.
Eno Sarris
12:44
Yes I think they will consider it. Some of this is to try and build a good team for the second or third year of the new park.
SDinSEA
12:45
One thing I've never understood is why Judge seems to be more highly thought of than Renfroe. Seems like Renfroe has been much more consistent. Is it about body projection?
Eno Sarris
12:45
I'll take Renfroe.
ManBearPuig
12:45
What is your favorite nickname for a current major leaguer?
Eno Sarris
12:46
Your handle and Cueto's body type made me think we should call him Manburguesa but maybe that's impolite. My brain is failing me. Aren't they mostly terrible?
Scott
12:46
With the unpredictability of knuckleballs, what separates the guys who throw them? Would seem like command matters less since you're just releasing it in the direction of the catcher and crossing your fingers. I'm sure I'm missing something.
Eno Sarris
12:46
Velocity. They do way better at 78-80+.
Greg Holland
12:47
What is my over/under on saves this year?
Eno Sarris
12:48
10? He won't be signed to *be* the closer, but he'll be signed to a team that is collecting possible closers?
Sonny
12:49
does Eric Byrnes still play softball?
Eno Sarris
12:49
man I wish he did because the Dutch Goose is like 10 minutes away from my house.
MG
12:49
john olerud takes oral ludes down by the seashore
toimmy lasagna, sr.
12:49
my role in the family, as husband and father, is to keep other men out. if i do dishes or take out the trash, that's just a bonus but not part of my main job. please tell my wife.
Ritt Momney
12:49
Singlecut Brewery's IPA's, especially the Billy 18 Watt.... brooo. dude. yes.
Eno Sarris
12:50
weirdos.
Okra
12:50
Do you think Matt Moore finally has a break through year in 2017 in SF?
Eno Sarris
12:50
Best situation for him, and the cutter could help his walk numbers. I could see a 3.5/1.25 year with 8.5K9, 3ish bb9.
Q-Ball
12:50
Tell us more about Brock Stewart. He's flown totally under the prospect radar, but had a great year in the high minors last year, capped off with a good ML stint, and one of the top starter pitches. He might not even make the Dodgers rotation. Yet, breakout candidate?
Eno Sarris
12:51
Well, he needs the playing time, but as we saw last year, you can never count out the seventh guy on a team. He upped his velo to averaging plus velocity, great spin on the fastball, plus slider (look at piece today), changeup has like 12 mph gap. He should be good.
Lazaruto
12:51
Is wilmer Flores good?
Eno Sarris
12:51
Against lefties.
Brett
12:51
With Cotton, do the A's have a potential #2 or is he back-end?
Eno Sarris
12:52
I'm saying two, other people say I'm crazy.
Danny
12:52
RE: Kershaw's elite command; it's really weird because when you look at him, he has a very weird/unique delivery that doesn't make it look like he SHOULD have elite command. Especially compared to guys with easy deliveries and bad command
Eno Sarris
12:52
True. Fire take: I hate his delivery.
But I bet the movement on the pitch makes it easier to command?
iron wolf
12:52
I'm looking for a corner IF and knowing how much you like Healy, I tried to make a deal for him but the other guy wants CMart as part of the deal. He has talked about adding Nola and R. Lopez to finish it. Do I pull the trigger for it in a pts. league?
Eno Sarris
12:53
Maybe if third part was better than Lopez. Nola and Healy for CMart is actually okay for me if you're not dropping a good player to make it happen, but he was willing to add a third piece, so look for a better one.
SDinSEA
12:53
Do certain talents simply break the 20-80 scale? For example, obv B Hamilton is an 80 speed. But I've also seen Buxton graded at 80. Hamilton is clearly faster.
Eno Sarris
12:54
Good point. The problem is the fake precision. You wouldn't ask them to call one guy a 76 and another a 77 but that's how life works.
SDinSEA
12:55
Is there a weighting system used when it comes to grading pitches? I.e.: Pitch Grade (X)=(command*.4)+(movement*.4)+(velocity*.2) where walk rate, y/x axis movement and average velo are taken into account?
Eno Sarris
12:56
That's sort of what I'm working on. Taking movement, spin, velocity, velocity of previous pitch, spin of previous pitch, location, location of previous pitch, park, umpire, batter swing tendencies into account....
Snarfle
12:56
One of my coworkers just got anesthesia for arm surgery, and somehow I started thinking about what would happen if you gave cavemen anesthesia freely, and my first thought was 'they would stop evolving,' which isn't true, but they might be a different sort of beast with freely available pain relief, and that made me wonder what kind of beasts WE are evolving into. This is what I did the last thirty seconds instead of checking my work email.
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