Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 2/3/17
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Jeff Sullivan
10:56
Obviously some low-level starters will eventually become great major-league starters, but it's never the most likely result
EbenezerBatflip
10:56
Who is the second best team in the AL East in 2017?
Jeff Sullivan
10:56
Jays
Poseidon's Beard
10:56
Dipoto launches Tyler O'Neill for pitching help unless his K% drops sharply in AAA. T/F?
Jeff Sullivan
10:57
Depends on the pitching need, doesn't it? O'Neill has already consistently trimmed his own K% so that's trending well
botchatheny
10:57
are you in the best shape of your life right now?
Jeff Sullivan
10:57
Nah. Probably two years ago
The Toe
10:57
Did you like the Soler for Davis deal? I felt it was a little much given Soler's control and upside. What say you?
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
I didn't love it, but I can justify it because I'm not really that high on Soler as an asset
Chaps
10:59
If you HAD to add Johnny Manziel, Russell Wilson, or Tim Tebow to your 40-man roster, who would you pick?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
Tebow
JRuby
11:00
Assuming he starts 150 games or so, does AJ Pollock beat his Steamer projection of 3.3 WAR?
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
I'll say yes. Would've easily cleared that mark in all three of his big-league seasons before
Kevin
11:00
AL Wild Card based on Fangraphs Projection has what, all but 3 teams within two games of the wild card?
Jeff Sullivan
11:01
It's going to be super close. We still need to fold in the ZiPS numbers, so some stuff will change, but there's a whole group below the top three AL teams
Hank
11:01
Would it make sense to incorporate exit velocities into infield shift configurations? As in considering not only where a batter typically hits the ball, but also factoring in the time the fielder would have to react and weighting that as a factor as well
Jeff Sullivan
11:01
Yeah, before long you're going to see Statcast stuff incorporated into almost literally everything
Robin
11:02
Had the M's drafted Trout way back when would they have A. wrecked him B. allow him to be this good. C. Traded him for Jose Vidro
Jeff Sullivan
11:02
Philosophers will debate this question until the heat death of the universe
Guest
11:02
Who is the biggest know it all at fangraphs
Jeff Sullivan
11:02
Dave, because he might actually know it all
Pat
11:02
Here's a wild idea: Rangers trade Rougned Odor for Quintana. Maybe not straight up, but around there. Slot in Profar at 2nd. Could be a move to sell high on Odor?
Jeff Sullivan
11:03
Too much subtraction for the addition. I get a certain amount of Odor skepticism, but he's only 23 years old, and contending teams shouldn't deal big-league regulars to get a big-league regular
All right, that'll do it! I need to get rolling
So thank you everybody for hanging out, and I'm sorry for what I didn't or couldn't address. We'll do it again next week at the same time, and until then, be well and have great days
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