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Eno Sarris
12:21
I'd call it dancehall but it is pretty fast-tempoed!
Alex Jose Reyes
12:21
I did a mock yesterday and found that by the middle of the draft (rds 10+) there just wasn't anyone I really wanted. Didn't want to reach too far for guys but had zero need for guys like Brad Miller or Samardizja. What's ur strat for when you have this same feeling? Pivot to closers? Is the ESPN adp data just off/due for a correction?
Eno Sarris
12:21
There are always weird rounds and yeah this is the problem with adhering too closely to ADP. It has its uses, but at some point you just get the guys you want.
Who? Mike Jones
12:22
Can you name some good middle round sp targets for a points league where wins are very important? I've been looking at guys like E Rod, Montgomery etc
Eno Sarris
12:23
Ed Rod hurt himself so he's a bit down for me. I saw recently that Paxton is in the top 30 so that's tough to get in the middle rounds now. Samardzija, Moore from SF are interesting. I wonder where Nola will go. Garret Richards. If you're talking later, Gausman, Gray, Joe Ross. Later: Eickhoff, Cotton, Wacha.
12:24
I'm working on my rankings today.
Guest
12:24
At an airport lounge, what beer would Eno have?

Bodhizafa IPA / Roger's Pilsner / Georgetown Porter

or red/white/bubbly?
Eno Sarris
12:24
Probably the IPA but I know Gtown is good so might go that way.
Sonny
12:24
Picked up some Easy Jack and wasn't impressed, any other recs in the <6% session IPA realm?
Eno Sarris
12:25
You may not love the style. All Day is the grandpa, Stone Ripper is the newcomer.
Merv Throneberry
12:25
Will Straily be a useful 5th starter in fantasy this year? Or...not?
Eno Sarris
12:25
I think his makeup and pitchability are off the charts. Homers were a big problem and now he's in Florida. I think he'll be useful.
Bork
12:25
Hello, friend!
Raindog
12:25
Enoooo, enjoyed the article today, which just further confirms my belief that the Orioles needed to sign at least one of Fister / Lewis / Peavy like yesterday. These guys have got to be pretty cheap, what's holding things up?
Eno Sarris
12:25
Dunno. Money?
Jeff
12:26
What starting pitcher outside the top 30 ranking with FanGraphs are you most excited about?
Eno Sarris
12:26
Nola, but Greinke is 31 so I still like him a ton.
baby bull
12:26
What will Miguel Sano's career low k% be (excluding 2014's 0%)?
Eno Sarris
12:26
28% in peak year.
ryan
12:27
do we know enough about spin to say something like, "mauricio cabrera should start throwing a sinker since he has below average spin"?
Eno Sarris
12:28
I think so. You could also say "Cabrera has a flat boring four-seamer and his sinker has a ton better movement and averages 100 as well" but then you have to think about command. But for a guy that averages 100, his K rates have been poor, so there are a lot of ways you could come to this conclusion.
Brad
12:28
What am I missing about Fulmer being ranked by RG around 40? He has 3 good pitches and clearly learned how to pitch (not throw) better last year. I know his ks were down, but with 3 good pitches, and high velocity, shouldn't it go up? Where would you rank him? Thanks.
Eno Sarris
12:28
Maybe some injury worries? I'll probably rank him higher.
PF
12:28
What's your take on the Biagini debate? Depth Starter or Reliever?
Eno Sarris
12:29
They need depth. I say both, but the real need is depth starter, and he actually has the pitches.
Riley N
12:29
A fangraphs writer (not going to name names) has said multiple times in his chats that "Robert Gsellman is not good" and "nothing more than a 5th starter." When a well respected outlet such as BP names him the #4 pitching prospect and #17 overall prospect in baseball (with and OFP of 70, likely 60), does that normally cause one to maybe look at some more tape and reevaluate their stance?
Eno Sarris
12:30
The velo spiked. If it goes down, I could see him being less interesting. At 94... he still has the aura of kitchen sink about him. The change doesn't have good movement or velo gap. He did throw a cutter and a curve, though, and that could still make him p good. I'd shoot in between the two assessments. Not many top five pitching prospects boast a cutter as their best secondary pitch.
baby bull
12:31
Give me a reason to believe Wacha will bounce back? please
Eno Sarris
12:32
Release point back to where it was in 13/14, still has plus velo, still has That Change.
Catchers Mitt Romney
12:32
Which of the lower ranked (20 and below) catchers can you recommend in roto or h2h this year?
Eno Sarris
12:33
Cervelli is fine in OBP, Gomes and D'arnaud are interesting health bounce back candidates, as is Mesoraco, and Rupp is fine.
anonymous
12:33
Why do I like Jameson Taillon more than anyone else in every draft room I'm in?
Eno Sarris
12:33
Great sinker curve combo but the change looks meh by velo and movement. Could dig a cutter or slider.
Gub Gub
12:33
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anonymous
12:33
You gotta run around if you want win championships.
Snowflake
12:33
Nick Markakis is a hall of famer if you use alternative stats
Logan
12:35
Last year you had 17 SPs in your top tier i think... how many this year??
Eno Sarris
12:35
Fewer. 13-14.
Aaron
12:35
I'm just starting to explore the world of sours but not sure where to start. Can you think of a couple widely available decent ones to get me going, or am I unfortunately relegated to liquor stores with good craft beer sections?
Eno Sarris
12:36
They are expensive, but the easiest to find ones are Rodenbacher Grand Cru (really mellow), Goose Island Halia/Juliette/madame rose (really awesome actually) and Almanac (which is more affordable even though similar priced by ounce because they are in smaller bottles -- get the hoppy sours).
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