Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 2/3/17
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Tammy
10:21
I really really don't understand this Gleyber Torres hype. Never hit .280 in the minors but the hit tool is a 70!!
Jeff Sullivan
10:21
Gets some benefit of the doubt because of his age relative to the league. He needs to keep making progress against more advanced competition
Merv Throneberry
10:21
Hi Jeff...% chances that the Yanks will bring up Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres sometime in 2017?
Jeff Sullivan
10:21
Torres, basically 0. He's never played above High-A
Frazier is far easier to see jump
klof
10:22
Has Effectively Wild dramatically upped the number of words you say out loud in a day?
Jeff Sullivan
10:22
Twofold, probably
It's wonderful social practice
Ray Of Light
10:22
Will De Leon be a sold #3 or #4 for TB this year?
Jeff Sullivan
10:22
I'd say No. 3 results plus a stint in the minors or on the DL
Brett W
10:22
Please rank playoff odds best to worst: Miami, Pittsburgh, Colorado, Arizona.
Jeff Sullivan
10:23
Pittsburgh, Colorado, Miami, Arizona
Mike
10:24
I asked this on EW a few years ago - when was the last time you wore an MLB cap?
Jeff Sullivan
10:24
Oh man. MLB cap? It's been years. So many years. I'm not really a hat person. I wear a ballcap if I'm out backpacking in the sun, but it's not a sports-brand hat
10:25
I was an extreme hat person when I was in elementary school, but then someone stole a Penguins hat I had, and life was never the same after that
Let the record show that I have never liked the Penguins, but I have always liked penguins
Joey
10:25
Do you think the trade for Cameron Maybin could mean Mike Trout spends more time in a corner this season? I think anything the Angels can do to preserve Trouts legs is a good thing.
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
Nope. They just wanted better outfield defense
Hammel Toe
10:26
The Shredder on MLB Network had both Tulo and Diaz ahead of Russell for Top Shortstops Right Now. I think that's pretty ridiculous. What are your thoughts?
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
Underrating Russell's defense. I get that list if you're just thinking bat-first, but Russell is amazing in the field
Andy
10:27
If the 2017 season played out exactly to the W-L spit out by the projections, would it be boring because it was predictable, or fascinating because of the improbability of the event?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
It would be boring if we knew ahead of time that's how things were going to happen. But if it just happened by coincidence, it would be an incredible coincidence, but it wouldn't in any way reduce the drama
NatsFan
10:27
Byung-Ho Park just got DFA'd. Discuss. Potential 1B depth for Nats?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
Looks like Dave put up a post about this. At least the first part. Good! Korean players continue to get way too little respect.
Papers Please
10:28
Manfred has said he would eventually like to see an expansion team in Mexico City. How realistic is that though? Mexico City is 2000 ft higher than Denver and people love to complain about inflated offensive stats there. Is Monterey, Mexico perhaps a better option than Mexico City?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
Way down the line, when this would become realistic, maybe they would've figured something out about playing at altitude. Maybe they've finally built a pressurized dome
Papers Please
10:29
Should the Dodgers have just held onto Howie Kendrick to play 2b? Then they would be able to keep De Leon as well.
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
I'm higher on Forsythe than I think others are. Of course, I'm also pretty high on De Leon, but if they're legitimately concerned about his durability, it's not so bad
Anthony
10:29
2009 draft had Arenado, Goldschmidt, K. Seager, Pollock, Strasburg, and Dozier, in addition to Trout. Will any of those other guys end up with half of his career WAR total?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
I'll say...yes to Arenado
10:30
Maybe that's stupid. I'm not checking the numbers
EbenezerBatflip
10:30
Hey Jeff, not sure why but chat isn't streaming, i have to keep refreshing the page to see the chat window update, not sure if its just me, but this isn't normal on my end :P
Jeff Sullivan
10:30
Yeah, there have been some technical difficulties for some reason, this week and also last week. I'll send a note
EbenezerBatflip
10:30
Hmm, and now it seems to be updating normally*
Jeff Sullivan
10:30
Well good!
Choo Choo
10:30
Your big on Musgrove, what do you see from him this year?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
I like strike-throwers who miss a decent number of bats. I don't think Musgrove is about to become an ace or anything, but I think he can put up mid-rotation results immediately
Joey
10:31
Remember when AJ Reed was all the talk as the Astros 1B of the future?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
Remember when Tyler White was a breakout superstar?
Zonk
10:31
Didn't Fangraphs post an article entitled "Don't give up on Byong Ho Park". So then what do the Twins do? Exactly that.
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