Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 4/15/16
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Rick Somebody
9:54
MAt Latos velocity was way up. Prognosis?
Jeff Sullivan
9:54
Still down from before
9:55
It is rare, though, to see a guy gain three ticks between two starts
Josh
9:55
Do you think the Twins' slow start will result in them delaying Berrios even further, or do you expect to see him sooner rather than later?
Jeff Sullivan
9:55
As long as they suck, they won't push him. They'll bring him up when he's ready
Aaron
9:56
How come you sounded so much happier to be on Effectively Wild than you sound when you talk to Carson?
Jeff Sullivan
9:56
I recorded the EW podcast before the workday, and I recorded the FG podcast right after the workday
Raindog
9:56
Wade Miley: 14 K, 0 BB in 12 IP. Brilliant process, but putrid results: 8.25 ERA. What's gonna give?
Jeff Sullivan
9:57
He'll be good if he's throwing strikes
Zonk
9:57
Jeremy Hazelbaker....flash in the pan, or the next Jim Edmonds?
Jeff Sullivan
9:57
Um
in between?
Chris
9:57
Given the Dodgers rotation of Kershaw/Kazmir/Maeda/Stripling/Wood, and the pending return of Ryu, how do you see them using (if at all) De Leon and Urias this season?
Jeff Sullivan
9:58
Odds are someone will get hurt or underperform. So that'll create an opening. Hard thing to plan on, but the Dodgers don't need to rush those two
The Dude of NY
9:58
On player pages, the 2016 projections are followed by (R), ie ZiPS (R). What does the R mean?
Jeff Sullivan
9:58
rest of season
Johnny5Alive
9:58
the cubs have great depth, the dodgers depth has been tested by their multitude of injuries. the nats have decent depth and the top minor league pitcher available and ready. Is it safe to say the mets are the only NL team that is primed to win now that can't even afford 1 major injury? If degrom misses significant time, are they already screwed?
Jeff Sullivan
9:59
They definitely wouldn't be screwed. It would be a problem, but at some point Wheeler will come back, and Verrett isn't chopped liver. On the position-player side, the depth isn't bad at all. Relative to the Dodgers, the Mets might be comparatively flimsy, but that's balanced by the team's clear strength
I am a little worried about the lat, though. These things can be bigger deals than they seem like at first
Curious George
10:00
If a player has very little gap between his era & fip, but has a wide gap between his fip & xfip. What does that mean?
Jeff Sullivan
10:00
He's allowed too many or too few home runs
Thomas
10:00
Given that his OBP his .500 would it, hypothetically, make sense for the Jays to bat Bautista leadoff?
Jeff Sullivan
10:01
I guess he'd be a better option than Pillar, but Saunders would be easier
Gary
10:01
Vince Velasquez, is he the truth?
Jeff Sullivan
10:01
He is a truth
One of infinite truths
FireDrayton
10:03
Bad few days in Astrosland this week -- Giles stinking, Velasquez dealing, 3-7, red-hot Tigers coming to town. Walk us back from the ledge?
Jeff Sullivan
10:03
The whole division blows
Charlie
10:03
Astros struggles... April or a real cause for concern?
Jeff Sullivan
10:03
I did want to add one thing
10:04
Based on reports in spring training, I thought Doug Fister's velocity was back. It's not!
Which means he might still be bad! That's a problem.
Unrelated fun fact: the Royals already lead baseball in wins over BaseRuns, by 3
Dubya
10:04
The Washington Nationals: Good? or the Atlanta Braves: Bad?
Jeff Sullivan
10:04
Very much both
10:05
The Nationals are already four games clear of the Mets. Their odds of winning the division have gone from 41% to 60%
that's crazy!
Rizz
10:06
As a Cub fan, even I am embarrassed by all the hype
Jeff Sullivan
10:06
It's probably hard because when the playoffs feel like a foregone conclusion it's more difficult to enjoy the first six months
10:07
I talk to Matthew Kory about this. He likes the Washington Capitals. They've basically been in the playoffs since November. The playoffs just started. Makes the regular season feel almost pointless
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