Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 5/13/16
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Jeff Sullivan
11:21
Except for when I was younger. I didn't drink any beer as a child
Mikey
11:22
deGrom's velocity is down and so are his strikeouts. When do we start to worry about that something going on there?
Jeff Sullivan
11:22
His velocity the other day was up almost two ticks from in his first start. He's on the path back
Comin's and Goins
11:22
What's the most "THAT's how you pronounce that???" moment you've had with a baseball player's name? Mine might have been with Matt Szczur.
Jeff Sullivan
11:22
Probably the same one as you
George
11:23
Random question: if you're a LHP in HS and consistently throw 89-90 mph but show little to no feel for non-FB pitches, what are the odds you'd be drafted by an MLB team? I guess body projection would have to factor in here too, so let's say you're maxed out, so little to no body projection left.
Jeff Sullivan
11:23
If you're maxed out as a lefty at 89-90, and nothing else, you'd probably get scouted but not drafted
11:24
If you have a little body projection, though, maybe 20th-30th round? Depends on how well you use that fastball and repeat your mechanics, I guess
matt
11:24
what are you looking forward to this weekend?
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Lee
11:25
Have you followed Lenny Dykstra on twitter?
Jeff Sullivan
11:25
good heavens no
JKD
11:25
Daniel Murphy has been worth 2.3 WAR so far. Daniel Murphy was worth 2.5 WAR in each of the past two seasons. Bargain of the offseason doesn't quite cover it, does it?
Jeff Sullivan
11:25
Kind of amazing that the Mets saw him walk away, since he began these adjustments with them
Dell
11:26
What do you make of Michael Conforto since entering the bigs? Obviously he had a big pedigree as an advanced collegiate hitter but he's come up to the Majors and pretty much raked since getting here despite so little time above high-A prior to this.
Jeff Sullivan
11:26
I think he just has more power than he was given credit for, and that's made all the difference. Since kinks to work out but his consistency with getting the barrel to the ball makes him an upper-level hitter
Kate Upton: Fantasy MVP
11:26
Are the Angels currently the worst run team in the league? They've had some ill-luck the last few years, but those deals...
Jeff Sullivan
11:26
Not convinced it's not the Rockies
AJ Preller
11:26
What are the chances Pomeranz's recent success is sustainable? Good read this morning, btw.
Jeff Sullivan
11:27
I'm buying him as a No. 2. He's not a 1.80 ERA type, because only two pitchers are, but he's legitimate
(...as long as he's healthy)
Ben
11:27
So the Mariners are converting their top prospect to a reliever. It's pretty bad down there. Any precedent for restocking a farm system without blowing up the major league roster? 2016-2017 might be the best and only window the M's have to really compete for awhile.
Jeff Sullivan
11:27
I think part of the hope is rebuilding previous talent that was already in there
11:28
Like, maybe they can fix DJ Peterson. Maybe they can fix Alex Jackson
Early signs are bad!
Rufus T. Firefly
11:28
Why does Yasiel Puig stink?
Jeff Sullivan
11:28
Lack of discipline getting the best of him. Very simply, he's swinging too much
Pomeranz
11:29
should Cashner be made into a late inning reliever? Seems starting not his thing.
Jeff Sullivan
11:29
He could be a really interesting closer
But if he's not on board, there's no doing that
Cleveland Nation
11:29
Should we be super concerned about Brantley's shoulder?
Jeff Sullivan
11:29
I'm sure this was expected. Gotta be patient
Jake
11:30
White Sox should absolutely stop using Navarro as Rodons catcher from now on right?
Jeff Sullivan
11:30
They don't really have a good defensive catcher
That was intentional!
JV
11:30
Is it time to be worried about Brian Dozier?
Jeff Sullivan
11:30
Time to start thinking they're finally pitching around him successfully
Ben
11:30
wow. still going?! thanks jeff!
Jeff Sullivan
11:30
Yet it's also time to stop!
11:31
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...I think? I might have to switch chat days with someone because I'm going to Yosemite. I'll figure that out. But we'll chat again! Until then, be well and have great days
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