FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 4/26/16
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Jeff Zimmerman
9:26
Thanks Hanibal.
N.W. enO.
9:27
Do you think an offense can win a fantasy league with a base of Trout, Correa and Donaldson with a bunch of average pieces around it. Same for a pitching staff with Kershaw and Archer as the anchor.
Paul Swydan
9:27
Does Eno know about this username? This is a fantastic username. Definitely yes for the offense. Kershaw and Archer...I'd need more than just those two. Pitchers are too volatile.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:28
Depends on team depth. In shallow leagues, players can be found. I think you need more than Archer and scrubs.
CE-T
9:28
Will Tulo have a WRC of over 100 again in his career ?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:28
Yes, but he is looking rough this year.
Paul Swydan
9:29
Jeez, tough crowd. He's at 94 right now. It'll take a couple of doubles to get him back over 100.
Zack
9:29
Is Hazelbaker for real?
Paul Swydan
9:29
He's for real your new favorite player if you like marijuana puns.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:29
No, but he gets my vote for such a great name
Paul Swydan
9:30
I would say no, but he is probably now good enough to hang around in a utility role like Tommy Pham.
mike d
9:30
Imagine a universe where Dexter Fowler gets suspended for the rest of the season but after the season, MLB reinstates him and says he didn't do anything wrong, effectively locking him in at 2 wins in a short stretch but not allowing him to prove it over a full season. Does that Dexter Fowler get more than a Dexter Fowler who has a strong 3-4 win season over a whole year?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:30
Looking at Tulo, his decline seems to only be BABIP driven
Paul Swydan
9:30
This is one of the strangest questions we've ever gotten. I want to say no, a 3-4 WAR Fowler probably gets more.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:31
No, not really. I think teams have an idea of who Fowler is right now.
mike d
9:31
How excited are you for Views from the 6
Jeff Zimmerman
9:31
??? Must be a music question for Paul
Paul Swydan
9:31
I dunno. I'm at meh levels. I didn't care for his last solo album, nor the combo album with Future. And Views from the 6 has been coming for so long that it's got a lot of hype to live up to.
9:32
Plus, I need more time with Lemonade.
(Yes, Jeff, it was a music question about this little known artist named Drake.)
BritishCub
9:32
Hey there i'm quite new to the baseball database/research seen, is there anywhere i can search for seasons that meet certain statistical benchmarks e.g.all season with a babip below .200 and wrc+110. Just curious about something and not sure where to look
Paul Swydan
9:33
So, first, you can download all of our leaderboards with the "export data" function. You can also filter the data in several ways by clicking on "Show Filters" on the leaderboards.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:34
There is a show filters option hidden in the upper left of our leaderboards which can set the criteria
Paul Swydan
Discuss
9:35
Does Berrios have a meaningful impact on the Twins chances of righting the ship? Clearly this team has holes.
Paul Swydan
9:35
We'll see. They sent Buxton back too. let's see how these all shake out. The season is still young.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:35
He can do it all. They need so many people to turn the corner and two those pieces just got sent to the minors
Joe
9:36
Time to worry about Price?
Paul Swydan
9:36
Nope.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:37
No
Dug
9:37
What the heck is up with Odubel Herrera and walking. Already has 19 with two of them today against Scherzer in his first two at bats!
Paul Swydan
9:37
He's learning. It's a beautiful thing.
9:39
Frickin Kent Bazemore.
Billy Sims the real #20
9:40
Are Cutch's slow starts getting worse?
Paul Swydan
9:40
Easy killer. It's Cutch. He'll be fine.
Ed in Iowa
9:40
I'm not particularly a fan of Albert Pujols, but I was thinking that it's sad that an all-time great is now being thought of as this huge albatross for his team. Then I looked in to it a bit: he has produced 13.3 WAR in his four years with Anaheim. If we assume $7.5M per WAR (on average for those years) then he has produced $101M in value and been paid $75M. He is still owed $165M over the next six years. If we assume $8.5M per WAR over those 6 years (which is almost certainly an underestimate) then he needs to produce an average of 2.7 WAR per year for the contract to come out even. Now he may not do that; maybe we should say he probably won't do that. But it isn't out of the question and it seems reasonable to think that he might at least get close; so this hardly seems like a Ryan Howard-like disaster. Am I missing something?
Paul Swydan
9:42
No, you're not. But we didn't think this decline would happen so quickly. And it's especially weird that his walk rate has dropped so much. He's making tradeoffs for his game to keep his power, which again seems weird.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:42
It is a pretty bad contract, but the Angels wanted him
A ton of his walk rate was tied to IBB
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