FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 6/7/16
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Paul Swydan
4:47
What is tonight's best matchup?

NYM (deGrom) vs. PIT (Nicasio) (8.9% | 14 votes)
 
CHC (Hendricks) vs. PHI (Eickhoff) (8.3% | 13 votes)
 
KC (Ventura) vs. BAL (Jimenez) (3.2% | 5 votes)
 
HOU (Keuchel) vs. TEX (Hamels) (49.7% | 78 votes)
 
WAS (Ross) vs. CHW (Latos) (1.3% | 2 votes)
 
TB (Moore) vs. ARI (Greinke) (5.1% | 8 votes)
 
TOR (Sanchez) vs. DET (Boyd) (7.6% | 12 votes)
 
CLE (Anderson) vs. SEA (Miley) (1.3% | 2 votes)
 
COL (Butler) vs. LAD (Urias) (12.7% | 20 votes)
 
BOS (Porcello) vs. SF (Suarez) (1.9% | 3 votes)
 

Total Votes: 157
4:50
What is your favorite kind of nut?

Peanut (14.6% | 22 votes)
 
Almond (15.9% | 24 votes)
 
Cashew (27.8% | 42 votes)
 
Pecan (1.3% | 2 votes)
 
Walnut (6% | 9 votes)
 
Pistachio (23.2% | 35 votes)
 
Macadamia (6% | 9 votes)
 
Filbert (0.7% | 1 vote)
 
Hazel (1.3% | 2 votes)
 
Other (list in comments) (3.3% | 5 votes)
 

Total Votes: 151
4:54
Do you think someone besides Cain/Bradley Jr. should be a starting outfield AL All-Star?

No, those guys have been great. (6.2% | 12 votes)
 
Mark Trumbo (13.3% | 26 votes)
 
Jose Bautista (3.1% | 6 votes)
 
Mookie Betts (55.4% | 108 votes)
 
Alex Gordon (0.5% | 1 vote)
 
Adam Jones (0.5% | 1 vote)
 
George Springer (9.2% | 18 votes)
 
Ian Desmond (7.2% | 14 votes)
 
Adam Eaton (2.6% | 5 votes)
 
Other (list in comments) (2.1% | 4 votes)
 

Total Votes: 195
9:01
Hi everybody!
Jeff Zimmerman
9:01
Hi
TheDudeofNY
9:01
Peanuts are not nuts.
Paul Swydan
9:02
Picky, picky, picky.
Dave in London
9:02
Thoughts on Leonys Martin this year and going forward? Is he due for a significant regression, or is he as good as he's looked this year?
Paul Swydan
9:03
Well, he's on the shelf right now, but I think he has a good chance to be this good, assuming he comes back healthy.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:03
I am not 100% buying it and have looked at him in detail. I don't buy all the power. I give 33% chance he is breaking out.
Macho
9:04
Arenado and rosenthal for odor, Ian Desmond, conforto and Michael Feliz. 12 team keep 10 forever. Holds and OPS league.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:05
I like the 4 person side even though Arenado is the best player in the deal
Paul Swydan
9:05
I guess it depends on how you see Conforto. If you see him as the 130 wRC+ player he was last year, I'd take his side. If you see him as the 113 wRC+ player he's been this year, I hang on to Arenado.
Gord
9:06
Thoughts on Joc? Doesn't look like he's improving.
Paul Swydan
9:07
He's swinging at more pitches out of the zone, which isn't great, but at the very least, he's not regressing further.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:07
I think you are seeing his best, just barely above league average hitter
Slow Rollers
9:07
Hey Paul do you think now is the time to try to shop Xander Bogarts? Can he keep up this pace?
Paul Swydan
9:08
While allowing that he is both currently my and my son's favorite player, the answer is probably. It'd be hard for him to run a .400 BABIP all season.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:09
I don't know if he is at his peak value yet. I don't think the past 1.5 seasons has made people forget about his early struggles
Paul Swydan
9:09
Sorry, that wasn't clear. The answer is you should probably shop Bogaerts now if you're looking to maximize a return.
DISAGREEMENTS!
9:10
Though seeing as how he's leading the All-Star vote, it seems a good portion of the fans have forgotten those struggles. :-P
Larry Bernandez
9:10
Why do the Pirates keep sporadically having Polanco hit near the bottom of the order so they can put Freese in the 3-hole? He's hit lefties pretty well this year, and they even have him hitting 7th in the second game of today's doubleheader, against a righty.
Paul Swydan
9:11
I suspect it's just to keep Freese humming and keep harmony in the clubhouse.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:11
Who knows what managers are thinking.
Paul Swydan
9:12
Also, Freese hit third for the entire first month. Even with Polanco emerging, some habits die hard.
Michael Woods
9:12
How many international amateurs subject to bonus-pool restrictions do you see signing for more than $1 million before the current period ends June 15?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:12
17
Paul Swydan
9:12
Oohh, you want the Eric Longenhagen chat for that sort of question.
Anal Hershiser
9:12
I should be mad at myself for expecting more from Freddie Freeman right? 25 homers with 37 RBI was always going to happen on this team.
Paul Swydan
9:13
I mean, I don't know if you should be mad at yourself about it, but yeah, that was definitely always going to happen with that team.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:13
That team is so bad, but after digging into the draft $$$, getting into the first 4 picks, especially #1 is a huge binus
9:14
bonus
Jim
9:14
You say its "After Dark" chat. But, given its midsummer, dark happens here at appx 7 us pac time, can we get you for false advertising? If I wait for 'after dark', I will miss the chat !
Paul Swydan
9:14
Well, technically you could read the chat transcript after dark, so...
Jeff Zimmerman
9:14
Yea, what Paul said.
Jimmy
9:14
Predict the Braves next competitive window.
Paul Swydan
9:15
I can't see them being competitive before 2019.
But I've been wrong before.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:15
3 years from now if everything goes right
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