Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 3/17/17
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Jeff Sullivan
10:24
Smyly
10:25
Dyson
Ruiz
Valencia
Segura
Haniger
Simmons and Rzepczynski?
Last two are clearly guesses. Maybe De Jong
JT
10:26
Are park effects TOO harsh on coors field?
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
I don't know. They remain the most poorly-understood park factors, at least
Jake
10:26
Better career wRC+: Nomar Mazara or Miguel Sano?
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
Sano, but Mazara might become the better overall player
Zihuatenejo
10:26
Have we already seen Puig's best season?
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
Yes
Todd Gack
10:27
Which pre-1980 player do you most wish you could have seen in person?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
Ted Williams, for sure
Daniel Carroll
10:27
When the M's signed Nelson Cruz, I wondered if it was Spanish for "Richie Sexson," and worried about a sudden power drop. Cruz's spring and WBC have me feeling a lot better about his 2017 prospects. Spring stats don't matter, though, so should I really be this encouraged?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
I felt the same way. Right now there's no sign of imminent decline. Age is the only concern here, but Cruz seems as good as he's ever been. He's atypical in that way
bosoxforlife
10:28
Yes, I know it's ST, but the Yankees are scaring the dickens out of me. Could they be pushing their arrival amongst the contenders up to this season?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
They are a contender, for the WC
Terry's Sarape
10:29
Has anyone ever looked at two different paths to the same stat? Like two players who had completely different paths to a .900 OPS or 6 WAR or whatever?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
Re-link to the earlier post about Dunn and Pierre!
JKD
10:29
Harvey isn't a reliever, and if he can't throw hard, he won't throw hard as a reliever. But, given the time it'll take to see just how back he is, having Seth Lugo to piggyback for a few innings (and profit on the LHH-heavy lineups) at the first sign of trouble wouldn't be an awful plan.
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
You could even imagine the Mets trying a six-man rotation, but piggybacking with Lugo isn't a bad idea
It's only Spring
10:29
But boy oh boy does Broxton look great. What % confident are you he becomes a star this year?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
Star is subjective. I have maybe way too much confidence he's worth 3+ WAR
10:30
I just don't really see holes outside of his strikeouts, and then I'm reminded of Mike Cameron. Broxton's defense seems legit
Matt
10:30
Thanks to the prospect list, this has been asked a lot. But would YOU rather hold onto Benintendi or Moncada?
Jeff Sullivan
10:30
I would, yes
Brett W
10:30
You've said at least twice in chats that, if you were to GM, you would select San Diego due to low expectations. I just wanted to remind you that we believe in you, Jeff Sullivan.
Jeff Sullivan
10:30
DON'T PUT THAT PRESSURE ON ME
Jake
10:31
O/U starts for David Price in 2017: 25.5?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
Over
Terry's Sarape
10:31
Which player has had the most surprisingly decent career?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
He's not current anymore but David Eckstein never should've been as good as he was
10:32
And Mark Buehrle squeezed every last drop out of that skillset he had
I Need a Name
10:32
Who is hockey's version of Mike Trout?
5 Run Homer
10:32
Always watch hockey when possible, unless baseball is available. Watch Connor McDavid, AKA 2012 Mike Trout
Best bet
10:32
To become an ace this year: Nola, Stroman, Paxton, Bundy. Assuming health is good for all...
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
Paxtonnnnnnnnnn
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