FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 2/23/16
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Matt
9:31
I am still quite high on Daniel Norris. He is still a guy with an amazing changeup,two average breaking balls, and began throwing what is labeled as a splitter late last season. His thyroid cancer is gone and he is on a new team, what are your thought?
Paul Swydan
9:31
I think he could still be a pretty good pitcher. Definitely not ready to give up on him after one year.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:32
I was not as high as you are (I could be wrong) and am using a wait and see approach with him
Scott
9:32
Re: Fowler, 3/33 seems spot on, right?. 6 WAR over 3 years @ $8mm/win, less $15mm for the #14 (or #28?) draft pick.
Paul Swydan
9:32
Nah, he got screwed by the draft pick. He would have got more, or a longer deal at least.
9:33
I mean, I doubt he sees it this way, is what I mean. He probably doesn't think he should have to sacrifice money for the pick.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:34
Agree he got screwed, but with the current system, it is the correct evaluation.
Snid
9:35
Has J.D. Martinez peaked or are there bigger numbers in his future?
Paul Swydan
9:35
I'll say peaked. But he could stay at or near that level for a bit.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:36
I think he has peaked. I am not sure where he can really grow
Professor Collmenter
9:36
Seems like Dan Szymborski's team-by-team ZiPS have all been posted to the site...any idea when we'll be able to sort them all/export from the projections page?
Paul Swydan
9:36
Sometime in March. Patience, please!
Jart
9:36
final keeper: Grandal for my final round pick, or Altuve for my 2nd rounder, possibly 1st depending on where his ADP is by draft time...
Paul Swydan
9:37
Oh definitely Grandal. I like Altuve, but not as a first or second rounder.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:37
Altuve
I believe he is a first or second rounder
Don Biehl
9:38
True or false: Kyle Hendricks finishes the season as a top 20 pitcher.
Paul Swydan
9:38
I'll say false.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:38
False
Andy
9:38
Auction draft, keeper league, with a minor league draft following. Thinking of trying to sign A.J. Reed during the auction portion and using the minor league draft pick to add another guy (someone like a Benintendi, DeLeon, or Snell). Sound strategy? Worried that Reed won't make it to me at the #6 pick.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:40
I use this strategy in an AL league I am in. The top rookies will need to bought in the Auction
Paul Swydan
9:40
I like it.
Guest
9:40
How many unexplained bad seasons could be due to mental health issues like depression? A player is physically healthy, but it could easily effect performance without us or even the team knowing.
Paul Swydan
9:41
A lot of them. But we can't really no, and don't really have a right to, honestly.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:42
Probably more than we can imagine
Lemathieu
9:42
I think DJ Lemathieu is underrated. Could score 90 runs with 15 stolen bases and hit .290 atop the Rockies lineup.
Paul Swydan
9:43
I suppose in a 5x5 league, he might have value. But I don't see him hitting .290.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:44
Maybe, not sure he is the great chose for leadoff
He may be Colorado's best choice though
Brian
9:44
Fair trade, forever keeper 20 teams 11 keeper points league: I get Grichuk, Thor, Austin meadows, Newcombe for Sano, Tanaka. Leaning towards no
Jeff Zimmerman
9:46
Really depends on your other keepers. If Meadows and Newcombe are your keepers, do it. If you have to dump them, don't do it
Paul Swydan
9:46
It might be fair, but while I'd love to get rid of Tanaka before he breaks, I wouldn't want to trade Sano.
Larry Eagle
9:47
Do you think Profar is draftable in a 12 team, 30 man roster league?
Paul Swydan
9:48
I think so. But I wouldn't want to draft him too high, despite my optimism.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:48
Yes for now. He has more upside than some players taken at the end. If he gets stuck in the minors, get someone else.
Ol Sea Cap'n
9:48
I love prospect rankings but really wish I could find one that helped gauging estimated time to the majors. I.e. Moncada is not worth drafting in a keeper league yet bit JP crawford probably is. Please help.
Paul Swydan
9:49
RotoGraphs always needs ideas...
Jeff Zimmerman
9:50
BA and MLB has some time to majors.
Cupid
9:50
Your mom confides that she's fallen in love with an mlb manager, and--surprise!--she's invited him to dinner. The doorbell rings...Who are you terrified to see when you open that door?
Paul Swydan
9:51
This might be the weirdest question ever. But, Joe Maddon, since I dislike him so much.
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