Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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CarrotJuice
12:37
My hotel twin bed has 8 pillows. I *HAVE* to build a pillow fort now.
Eno Sarris
12:37
Lude finished strong.
CarrotJuice
12:37
Montgomery: can he cut his walk rate down enough to stick in the rotation?
Eno Sarris
12:38
That's the whole story, because he has the pitches. But! He started throwing a cutter more and I think that helped him cut the walk rate. I'm saying yes.
Bob Luga
12:38
1 Sp that you are buying right meow in a dynasty before he gets all hyped up on Mountain Dew..
Eno Sarris
12:38
Is it too late to say J Cotton again?
Nelson
12:38
Most rankings have Yu even or above Stras for 2017. Agree?
Eno Sarris
12:38
More likely to put more innings up, similar talent.
1, 2, Trend
12:38
Hey Eno, you've mentioned that a good way of incorporating Pop Up% into a player's assessment is adding it to K%. But I was wondering if Pop Up% had a significant relation with GB%? If there's something to be said about pitchers with high GB% AND high Pop Up% (or the inverse)? Or batters with low GB% AND low Pop Up% (or the inverse)? Thanks Eno!
Eno Sarris
12:39
usually PU% comes with FB%. The trick is getting FB and PU and not HR. Also, if you add to K-BB, you have to convert PU to PU/PA instead of PU/BIP. So that would be IFFB*FB/PA.
Erik
12:39
Why is Scott Boras able to get way more money for his clients than anyone else? Is he really doing anything that other agents can't do?
Eno Sarris
12:39
Reams of analytics that help convince FOs.
Blaine
12:39
Isn't it crazy that the Braves have roughly 13 prospects within the top 120 or so?
Eno Sarris
12:40
It's crazy that I really only love two or three of them then I guess.
12:41
needed some music.
Joaquín Quinoa
12:42
Feel like even sleeper hawks are sleeping on Travis Jankowski, because I have to think that SD keeps Margot down past the Super 2 deadline? And then if just one of DIckerson, Margot, or Renfroe disappoints or is injured, Jankowski secures at least a platoon for after that? Think Jankowski should manage a .700 OPS and tons of steals, especially valuable in daily lineup formats
Eno Sarris
12:43
Projected for .650 OPS and I'm having a hard time arguing with any part of the projection. Valuable in fantasy for those steals but a 1 WAR player is always in playing time trouble.
Pipater
12:43
What are your thoughts on Joseph playing time this year for Philly and his stat line.
Eno Sarris
12:44
I think he gets another year of Cron like numbers (in a better park) but long term he's probably replaceable as they getter.
Biggy
12:44
Okay, keeper question. sorry, if you answer I won't ask anymore? In a vacuum, keep Soler, Edwin Diaz, or Guerriel?
Eno Sarris
12:44
Maybe Diaz! .260/25 seems fairly replaceable these days and Diaz is hot fire.
bob Smiley
12:45
eno, have you tried any of the Jester King beers in Austin Texas?
Eno Sarris
12:45
They're perfect.
Chief
12:45
Eno, what do you make of Carlos Santana? Will the power hold? Will he be a middle of the order guy?
Eno Sarris
12:45
Yes and yes.
E
12:46
I’m thinking about finishing my basement and putting in a bar. Do you think it needs to be a wet bar or can I get away with a dry one?
Eno Sarris
12:46
Always go wet.
1, 2, Trend
12:47
I've recently developed a taste for porters and stouts. What are some of your favourites from this category?
Eno Sarris
12:48
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin, The Bruery Last Tuesday, High Water Campfire Sout, Deschutes Black Butte (with the letters), Oskar Blues Death by Coconut, AleSmith Speedway Stout (especially variants)
CamdenWarehouse
12:48
What do you see from Alex Reyes this year?
Eno Sarris
12:48
Everything, including walks.
Invader Zimmer
12:49
Saw reports that Bradley Zimmer could win a starting job with a strong Spring Training. Think so or is he not ready yet?
Eno Sarris
12:49
Swing looks pretty long to me, but he can play CF and hit some and is probably better than Naquin, and Brantley may not be able to play the outfield...
Andrew
12:50
Mallex not redundant with Lagares? Having both seems like overkill, even if they can platoon?
Eno Sarris
12:50
Being able to platoon those guys is more valuable than Bruce.
Matt
12:50
Is Wilson Contreras a top 12 C next year? Is he better than Molina? If either of those answers are "yes", is it just because he plays OF and thus gets more PAs?
Eno Sarris
12:50
yes and yes and no, it's because of power.
Jonathan
12:51
Question on the Odubel Herrera extension, though applies to other pre-arb extensions as well: The Phillies are running a low payroll due to being bad, not because they're in a small market. With Herrera's payouts, he gets a lot more money in 2019-2020 than in 2017, which is very small. Wouldn't the Phillies want to frontload the extension so they have more payroll flexibility to dip into free agency when they plan on being competitive in 2019-2020? Isn't paying like $20M of the $35M total that he got in 2017 a better use of their 2017 payroll than paying Buccholz to eat innings? I see this in other pre-arb extensions a lot as well. Plus, Herrera could invest that money in mutual funds and shit and get some of that sweet ROI, or buy some nice cars if he prefers.
Eno Sarris
12:51
Problem with trying to front-load that deal is that you're paying for arbitration years early on. Not familiar enough with contract and arbitration, but that might be the problem. What if you're setting some sort of arb precedent by front loading that deal.
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