Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
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Travis Sawchik
1:36
There are few certainties in life but Gray getting traded is very likely at some point
Abner Cadabra
1:36
It seems that young players with a refined hit tool seem to be adding power at a more substantial rate than in years passed, perhaps due to the emphasis put on player development. Would you agree that it seems that the younger guys with power first approaches are even riskier than ever before ?
Travis Sawchik
1:37
I know there are many evaluators that believe you acquire the bat-to-ball skills at the amateur level and develop the power. We're seeing that play out with a number of players, notably Betts
Rich
1:38
Who wins the two NL wild cards in 2017?
Travis Sawchik
1:38
Are going to hold me to this? As of Jan. 23, I'll say Giants and Cardinals
Minty
1:38
I totally agree on the Moncada patience. If you were the Sox, would you even bring him up before July for seasoning regardless of how he's hitting?
Travis Sawchik
1:39
Doesn't seem like this would be the year to rush anyone for the White Sox let alone the game's top prospect
Phanatic
1:40
Mickey Moniak has a great hit tool and some decent athleticism. What are the chances he develops some good power and becomes an above average MLer
Travis Sawchik
1:41
Good chance, I suspect
A. Reitz
1:41
Shelby Miller has been terrible, but until we see Dansby Swanson put together a solid career it feels premature. That, and Shelby Miller is...26 years old. Coming off 1 bad season.
Travis Sawchik
1:42
I don't know what happened to Shelby Miller ... But l like the odds of Swanson producing more value from here on out
Tyler
1:43
Mexico City is also over 7,000 feet. Would make Denver look like a pitcher park.
Travis Sawchik
1:43
Fans like offense, right?
JSDee
1:44
what's the best way for padres fans to survive the next 2 - 3 years?
Travis Sawchik
1:44
You have San Diego, that's a good start
JV
1:44
What's your opinion on ZIPs projection of Jameson Taillon?
Travis Sawchik
1:45
Seems light on innings but this is an arm that missed 2014 and 2015 to injury
Bill
1:46
Marcus Stroman is fun to watch. Some games he'll have 10 K's and other games he has 3 K's. Last year it felt like he was really working on his pitch mix and trying to generate more K's. Do you think he can be a high strikeout pitcher going forward?
Travis Sawchik
1:46
22.7 K% in the second half ... He's always had bat-missing stuff
Alan
1:46
How nervous are you about Arrieta this year after his second half struggles?
Travis Sawchik
1:47
His 2nd half 10.6 K-BB% grabs your attention, but I wouldn't be too nervous just yet
1:48
That music you hear marks the end of today's chat. Thanks for all the great questions. I'll be back next week same place, same time
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