Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 3/18/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:45
It was...not a good season for him
Alex
10:46
Is elite power more 'sticky?' Would you expect a guy with a .250 iso to be more likely to repeat his .250 than a .180 guy to repeat his .180? I wanna set up a play index to find how often a guy hits within X% (10%? 25%?) of his peak power, and how consistently they do that, but maybe it's an article idea for one of you guys, maybe Eno offhand. It's also surely been done before.
Jeff Sullivan
10:46
Off the top of my head, I'd feel more confident about a player who's blasting his home runs well past the fence. Stanton/Sano types. Guys who hit the ball and really hit it. If you have a guy who's just clearing the fence all the time, then I'm not so confident because there's more room for interfering variables
Aaron
10:48
From Daryl Van Schouwen's Twitter: Sale:[Kenny Williams] told players the coaches complained about Drake, told coaches the players complained. 'Then he came in here, said it was from owner'

WHAT IS HAPPENING OVER THERE???
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
Sometimes it makes sense to shoot the messenger
My current assumption is that Williams delivered an important message, but he did kind of a shitty job of delivering it
mtsw
10:48
Any truth to the idea that Trumbo's defensive liabilities are mitigated in Camden Yards?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
No
Rick
10:49
You said a week ago the Braves would have the first pick in the 2017 draft. Changed your mind?
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
Did I say that? Crap. Well in any case, I think with the Braves and the Phillies it's a race to the bottom. Might be determined by how well JP Crawford debuts
Kolten
10:49
Is Guti somehow and someway the second coming of JD Martinez?
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
JD Martinez can physically play every day
JDogg
10:50
please explain ... Tigers signed Pelfrey for 16M over 2, and passed on Simon for 2M for 1. Seems like the 15M could have been spent better elsewhere?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
Simon probably wasn't available for $2 million when the Tigers were working to sign a starting pitcher
Also, last year, Pelfrey's stuff played up, and Simon pitched hurt
Johnny
10:51
Vince Velasquez or Lance McCullers long term?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
McCullers
CamdenWarehouse
10:51
What odds do you give the O's of breaking the HR record?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
10%
All right, 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
bye!
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