Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 3/3/17
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Jeff Sullivan
9:52
I haven't looked at enough video yet and I don't recall Price's deliveries off-hand. But I bet there's an answer somewhere in here https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/5wwphh/david_price_rule_to_help_mlb_umpires_distinguish/
Asabin
9:52
Over/under on Kershaw k/bb: 14
Jeff Sullivan
9:53
Under. Last year was crazy
YKnotDisco?!
9:53
Favorite M's LF ever?
Jeff Sullivan
9:53
Chris Snelling :(
Bert Campaneris
9:54
Are you watching the WBC? I am hyped for it, but I understand that due to the lack of the super stars some may not be mildly invested in it. I am from the Dominican, so it is huge for the nation and that is a factor. What would you do to fix it? I know other FG's writers have shared their take on the matter. Any takes?
Jeff Sullivan
9:54
I don't have takes. I'm not really take-y. I don't think the WBC is "broken" and I greatly enjoy it. Compared to spring training, the WBC kicks ass. I'm not convinced it will or could ever be popular in the States, but that's our own stupid problem
9:55
The WBC is wonderful and anyone who doesn't think it's a good thing is wrong
Rand
9:55
If you were assigned to do a write up on Charlie Culberson, what would it be titled?
Jeff Sullivan
9:55
A Post About Charlie Culberson, Who Is a Baseball Player
harmony
9:56
Should the Seattle Mariners be concerned about Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez, Nelson Cruz, Jean Segura, Edwin Diaz, Drew Smyly and Yovani Gallardo participating in the World Baseball Classic?
Jeff Sullivan
9:56
No. Why would they be?
Sano
9:56
Should I swing more?
Jeff Sullivan
9:56
Yes, with two strikes
Brett W
9:57
Do you think there's any correlation between regular season record and the portion of spring training games during which primarily 40-man roster talent is on the field?
Jeff Sullivan
9:57
A weak one, sure.
James
9:57
What % chance do you give Billy Hamilton to steal 90 bases this year, assuming (for this exercise) health and a permanent spot atop the batting order?
Jeff Sullivan
9:57
Let's see. He had 58, but he had 36 over his final 45 games
9:58
16 in July and 19 in August
I'll put him at 10%
Mitch
9:58
Let's cut to the chase. Was KATOH created to find prospects that no one else was paying attention to so you can fire Carson?
Jeff Sullivan
9:58
I love Carson and will not allow him to be dismissed
Dave Kingman
9:59
Will having Logan Forsythe at the top of the Dodgers lineup be better for Seager than Utley/Kendrick of last year?
Jeff Sullivan
9:59
Last year's Dodgers leadoff hitters batted .259/.332/.398. Logan Forsythe is better than those statistics
Hal
10:01
Let's get depressing: which aging star is most likely to fall off a cliff this year? I say Beltran
Jeff Sullivan
10:02
Beltran is a fairly compelling candidate just because of how old he is, but I wonder if we should be more worried about Adam Wainwright
Joshooa
10:02
Do you like Marcus Stroman with his current pitch mix? Should he trim it down?
Jeff Sullivan
10:02
I have trouble nailing down exactly what his pitch mix *is* at a given point in time
10:03
But he was excellent down the stretch throwing five pitches. I'd like to see more and more of the breaking stuff
7777hk
10:03
Do you think Kopech has a future starting or that he'll end up like Chapman?
Jeff Sullivan
10:04
Starter until proven otherwise. It wouldn't be smart to expect his fallback plan to be replicating the career of the most dominant relief pitcher of his era
steve
10:04
Bleacher Report just had an article saying MLB may have a new no. 1 player in 2017 with Mookie Betts (Over Trout) My question to you: Is Bleacher Report done?
Jeff Sullivan
10:05
On the one hand, it's a bad take. Mike Trout is the best, full stop. On the other hand, there's always some percent chance Trout will be topped, and Betts has some of the highest odds out of the field. So...?
Anon
10:05
Who is the prospect you were most wrong on in the last 10 years? In either direction
Jeff Sullivan
10:05
Huh, let me think. I was pretty skeptical that Aaron Sanchez would figure out strikes, so that's something
10:06
I was clearly wayyyyyyyyyyyy wrong on Dustin Ackley, but then so was literally everyone else
10:07
It's starting to look like I've been wrong about Austin Hedges as a hitter
Golden Streamers
10:07
Who declines first: Beltran or Beltre?
Jeff Sullivan
10:07
Beltran
Maxamuz
10:07
If Broxton fails me Jeff, you owe me something odd and unique.
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