FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 3/22/16
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Paul Swydan
9:17
I like Franco and I like August. I want to believe.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:18
I think Franco has the ability.
Ryan
9:19
sitting in my art 100 class right now, can you guys tell me something neat about the diamondbacks to cheer me up?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:19
BTW, Sam_______ velo is up 1 mph this spring compared to last year. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jg67sqoaBgi8mWOfnUmBDr7dPtVxzwu_zijxA3DyxsI/edit?usp=sharing
9:20
The combo of Brito and Ziegler should fry a few hitters timings.
Paul Swydan
9:21
The Dbacks have three of the best 40 or so players in baseball. They have stabilized their catching situation, which is more than you could say about their catching last year. Jake Lamb could still be decent, and you have to hope in Tomas. Daniel Hudson is a player that anyone can root for, and Shelby Miller may be the most hate-watched player in all of baseball this year. Who could beat that?
Dr Evil
9:21
Question on depth chart playing (or PA); does Fangraphs manually adjust them up as well as down? Some players have higher PA's than both Steamer and ZIPs which seems odd (I understand adjusting them down for platoons or to move folks between positions)
Paul Swydan
9:22
Yes, the depth charts are manually adjusted, sometimes on an hourly basis. We do the best job we can. Steamer and ZiPS are separate forecasts.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:22
We can adjust them up or down.
Doc
9:22
Which player(s) do you think are total superhero nerds? Like own all the comics and buy all the merch
Jeff Zimmerman
9:23
Corbin I know for sure
Greinke seems like he would
Paul Swydan
9:23
No clue.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:23
Harvey probably has some Batman stuff
Paul Swydan
9:24
ha
Probably just given to him though.
He doesn't strike me as a big reader.
Steve
9:24
Kept Odor for a 17th in a 12-team points-based keeper and traded off Bogaerts (could have kept for a 10th). Don't have a SS heading into the draft. Right move?
Paul Swydan
9:25
Breaking my heart!!! I mean, they play different positions, so I don't see how the two things are super related, but I guess I like keeping a 17th round pick instead of a 10th.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:25
I don't know, could be. It seems to me to be more 2B around than SS.
Jon
9:25
Brightest 3-Year window at the time (before the season)?:
2012 Tigers
2013 Nationals
2013 Dodgers
2014 Pirates
2016 Cubs
Paul Swydan
9:26
It's hard for me to remember all the ins and outs of each, but I'd say the hype was strongest around the Nationals or Cubs.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:26
2013 Nationals
Oppo Tacos
9:26
A few years ago I bet a friend that Matt Moore will win a Cy Young at some point in his career. What are my odds of winning this bet?
Paul Swydan
9:27
I would say .00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 percent. I am not a fan of Matt Moore, at all.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:27
Whoa, just saw an insane wind aided HR to CF, good 420 ft from a college kid
None unless it is in the Korean league
Aunt Jessie
9:27
If I'm ostensibly for Cleveland, do I wear my a's shirt or my SF shirt to Kcr @ Cle tomorrow in Goodyear?
Paul Swydan
9:28
San Fran. If you're ostensibly for Cleveland, don't wear an AL shirt.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:28
The clean one
Jasper
9:29
Hey fellas! Does Montreal not count as an international city? I might lean that way if given the choice, but overall it would be really difficult travel-wise to expand outside of North or Central America.
Paul Swydan
9:29
Oh, I guess so. But I more meant "new" international city. Sorry, I guess I worded that poorly.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:29
It counts, but I think they lost their chance for expansion.
Paul Swydan
9:30
FWIW, I think Mexico City/San Juan/Havana/Santo Domingo is really only an inconvenience for the A's and Mariners (assuming it's the Rays who move), and they're already more or less boned travel-wise anyway, so whatever.
9:31
I estimated the miles difference once, and it wasn't a huge deal, but I'm also biased.
I very much want a team in Santo Domingo, with team president Pedro Martinez.
Cason Jolette
9:31
Is this the year Springer breaks out?
Paul Swydan
9:31
If he stays on the field!
Jeff Zimmerman
9:32
I would bet on '17 before '16
I want to see him play healthy for a few months first
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