Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 12/16/16
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Jeff Sullivan
11:10
Probably not
John
11:11
What metric best aligns to baseball player's perceived talent of one another? In other words, are players themselves good at subjectively valuing their peers (from a scouting-type perspective)?
Jeff Sullivan
11:12
It really does vary player to player. Some players are very thoughtful. Others still think about batting average and ERA. By and large I'd say the veterans are pretty good at scouting, but I heard not long ago one of the smarter players in baseball still doesn't think Kyle Hendricks is particularly good. So there are blind spots!
Dan
11:12
Should the Rockies trade away Brendan Rodgers for a pitcher like Quintana?
Jeff Sullivan
11:13
That would depend on how much more it took, but I don't love Quintana in Colorado, by gut feeling
baby bull
11:13
Steroid guys have to get into HOF this year right? at least Bonds and Clemens, Friggen Bud Selig is in the HOF and he needed steroids in baseball more than anyone, which is why it was allowed for so long.
Jeff Sullivan
11:13
It's going to happen. Maybe not this year, I don't know, but it's going to happen
11:14
Early indications are positive for Bonds and Clemens
George
11:15
Seeing as you're the Angels cheerleader this offseason, are there any moves they could realistically make in order to help make your outlook on them a reality?
Jeff Sullivan
11:15
I think they could really use bullpen help. Blanton?
Andrew
11:16
What do you think about the murmurs re Zack Wheeler to the bullpen?
Jeff Sullivan
11:16
Going to have a strict innings limit anyway, and the bullpen could use some depth, especially with Familia likely to be suspended for a month+
D
11:17
Who do you see as the highest upside arms in the Dodgers system? And I'm sure you've done an article, but can you explain what entices you about Stewart? Thanks!
Jeff Sullivan
11:17
The Brock Stewart thing is really simple. Last year, between Double-A and Triple-A: 119 strikeouts, 17 walks, 110 innings
Straight-up scouting the stat line, but you basically can't do that and suck
11:18
I can't really speak to upside -- I'm not a thorough organizational talent evaluator. But I really like De Leon, and I quite like Stewart
12 to 6
11:19
Should Derek Holland have worn a Greg Holland mask and marketed himself as a closer? Seems like that is where the money is this offseaon. Would he be able to succeed as a closer?
Jeff Sullivan
11:19
I don't see him there. His isn't an issue of eliminating peripheral pitches; he doesn't have one single standout pitch to boost him in relief
Dominik
11:19
Could you see a match for profar to the Dodgers? They have a lot of sp
Jeff Sullivan
11:20
I don't think they would like him much
Jake
11:20
You going for the marathon chat today? Gold star for you
Jeff Sullivan
11:20
I started slow and I feel guilty
z_er
11:20
is it an inevitability that Brandon Moss signs with the Orioles and slugs 40 homers?
Jeff Sullivan
11:20
He might go on the DL and end up at 30
JR
11:20
Who finishes last next year, and with how many wins?
Jeff Sullivan
11:21
White Sox have a decent shot if they keep selling and move cautiously with their new prospects. But I'll say Padres, 64
The Reds will be close
Ryan
11:22
Based on some of your comments, I am struggling to figure out Quintana's actual value on the trade market - his numbers lineup to put in him in the top 20 starters in baseball, but he is generally not perceived as an ace. Is a return of a top 25 prospect, a top 100 guy, plus 1 more in an organizations top 10 realistic?
Jeff Sullivan
11:22
Quintana has a bunch of value. In this chat, there's just been a focus on getting him to Colorado. That makes me uneasy
Jill
11:22
Avi Garcia is not impossibly good at baseball.
Jeff Sullivan
11:22
Oh he sure is!
11:23
If you saw him playing ball at the neighborhood park, you'd be like, wow, that guy should not be playing ball here
in a good way
Dominik
11:23
Has the hr surge lowered the value of power only guys (trumbo, Frazier)?
Jeff Sullivan
11:23
I could buy that to a slight degree
The thing they do best is no longer so rare
Ryan
11:23
Follow up on Quintana, so do you think the White Sox's reported Musgrove, Martes, and Tucker ask is justifiable or shooting the moon?
Jeff Sullivan
11:24
I think it's justifiable, but I also think if they want a deal they would probably have to replace Musgrove with someone else
Chaps
11:24
Was the rumored asking price for Quintana from the Astros (Musgrove, Martes, & Tucker) a realistic haul? It seems like the Astros would be giving up too much.
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