Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Hello
1:23
From what I've read, Price really really hates Boston. I don't think time will heal these wounds...
Eno Sarris
1:24
What if an enterprising reporter allowed him to vent about that in a way that was cathartic and not coopted to make the reporter's point? Or if the city itself surprised with some sort of moment of support? You could be right, of course.
mario mendoza
1:25
Ketel Marte has been on a tear all year, and he's been in PCL before but never hit like this. He's young enough to think this may be growth... do you think he'll take over SS in ARI soon?
Eno Sarris
1:25
I'm not a huge Ahmed fan, so that job is attainable, yes. I wonder how much of Marte's power is real.
Mac
1:26
Do you have any book recs for people looking to get into the numbers side of baseball more?
Eno Sarris
1:26
Baseball Hacks if you want to create a DB and do that sort of thing. Tango's book Playing the Numbers is a msut.
Scuba Steve
1:27
You are sandwhich artist! Ever do anything awesome with tuna?
Eno Sarris
1:27
Only when I make tuna salad with my seared sweet soy sriracha tuna from the night before and add it to pickled ginger on a sesame bagel.
Justin
1:28
Just bought a buddy Brooklyn brewery black ops and local 2. Solid gift or too much?
Eno Sarris
1:28
Solid gift.
rustydude
1:28
Started drinking craft beer back in the early Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada, Red Hook Brewery days. Was pretty faithful in trying just about any craft beer as I moved all around the country for 30 yrs. And yet, a few years ago I started drinking Mike's Hd Lemonade and now that's 90% of what I drink. Is this weird?
Eno Sarris
1:28
nah. I used to be a vodka tonic guy in my late 20s in NYC.
Jimbo McGee
1:28
Why didn't Aaron Judge do as well in the minors as he has in the majors, by wRC+ ?
Eno Sarris
1:29
Something people miss about the Yankees' minor league parks is that they are often pitcher-friendly.
RotoLando
1:29
You should give everything in your fridge a baseball player code-name, then assemble a sandwich based on players mentioned in your chats.
Eno Sarris
1:29
That would be even more random than what I do.
E
1:29
Worst sandwich you've had/made?
Eno Sarris
1:30
Just recently I had coppa, soppress salamis, an over easy egg, on a brioche, and I put nectarines in. That was a 3/10, but I took them out and it was magically good.
chadwick
1:30
if you're into low abv beer, check out Rodenbach Fruitage. remember when radlers were a thing a couple summers ago? This is better.
Eno Sarris
1:31
Nice. They're solid and underrated, generally.
Justin
1:31
In a dynasty would you rather have benintendi or conforto? Thanks Eno
Eno Sarris
1:31
Conforto.
Big Joe Mufferaw
1:31
Lots of questions?? I was asking very pertinent and riveting questions, and none are being answered...
Eno Sarris
1:32
I'm sure they were riveting. I bet I even got to one. This was posted at 12:49, meaning I'm still scrolling to the rest. And I skipped like 50 at one point.
bombsquad rabbi
1:32
Every time I see someone misspell "Braves" as "Barves", I immediately think of that as multiple barfings. I'll leave you to your own devices in tying that in with the Barves baseballing play this year.
Andrew
1:32
Is it safe to say that whatever is going on between A. Russell and his wife is effecting his performance on the field?
Eno Sarris
1:32
Remember when Segura had that awful situation with losing a baby? Players are people, too!
bombsquad rabbi
1:33
Science-y baseball question: I know the Rays (and possibly other teams) are experimenting with VR as a training method. My question is, do you know of any team taking a more analog, electro-mechanical approach to training? Such as using robotics to replicate pitch motion and pitch types? Possibly utilizing statcast data to do so? I ask as an engineer, because that realm super-fascinates me from both a technical and baseball standpoint, and I think we're reaching the point technology-wise that the payoff could be much more cost effective than in the past.
Eno Sarris
1:34
I know for sure there are 'slider' pitching machines, and I think Driveline has a pitching machine that can approximate some different pitches, and I've seen pictures of pitching machines throwing from behind a video wall (so you can synch it with video of a pitcher's delivery). So yeah I think they're working on this.
Motorboatin' Robbie Ray
1:34
Prrrrrrrbrrprbrrrrrr HIYAH!
Eno Sarris
1:34
lol
jake
1:34
porcello dropable?
Eno Sarris
1:35
no (maybe in ten-teamer) otherwise you're just
Nat
1:35
How long does it take a pitcher to "learn" a pitch? I'm realizing that in the season, starters throw twice every 5 days (in a game and a bullpen on the 3rd day, right?) and they don't throw at max effort in the offseason, and during spring training, they do some bullpen sessions that might only last 7 minutes each, and then they throw in games. That doesn't seem to add up to a lot of time to learn a whole new pitch! Is there a lot of experimenting in games?
Eno Sarris
1:36
Spring training and the offseason, and I think even then it'll take two or three springs to really take. Scherzer has been throwing this power slider some over the years, and it's his fourth pitch, and he's only now really getting it.
Dankey Kang
1:36
Which of your legs enters your pants first? Go ahead and take them off to put them back on to verify. I'll wait.
Eno Sarris
1:36
Always right. I'm right-handed, too.
Clarence Carter
1:36
Schimpf in HR derby? That dude be strokin!
Eno Sarris
1:36
Taking our sexual home run chatter to another level.
Understanding Weighted Values
1:37
I'm always stuck any time I see drastic changes in weighted values on certain pitches for hitters. For example over the last 3 years Andrew McCutchen has accrued +25.0 wFB in 2015, +5.8 last year, and an even 0.0 this year. I understand it's far from a good predictive tool but it's pretty apparent McCutchen's success (or lack of) on fastballs is a huge portion of his decline no?
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