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Travis Sawchik
12:26
I'm not sure that I've seen that, but there does not seem to be any reason it could not be recorded. As for the second part of your question, I have no idea.
Dominic
12:27
Are you going to be attending the SABR analytics conference in Phoenix this weekend?
Travis Sawchik
12:27
I'd love to but I'm in Florida
JJ
12:27
Keeper question:
H2h Pts league, hitter Ks have no effect
I'm keeping Miggy, Xander, Cano, Darvish
Have to decide on 2 more between Arrieta, Cueto, M Carp, CarGonz.... Leaning 3 SPs and then draft hitter heavy... seems an opposite strategy I'd normally use... thanks for the help!
Travis Sawchik
12:28
Man, that's tough. I like to build around bats.
And what to make of Arrieta's finish?
Justino
12:29
DP combo has to have Russell and Baez at the top of that list, eh?
Travis Sawchik
12:30
Baez has amazingly fast hands, so possibly
not dave cameron
12:30
How happy are you to see the intentional walk done away with?
Travis Sawchik
12:30
That would not have been at the top of my priority list as far as pace issues go
Keep batters in the box!
Ryan
12:30
Yoan Moncado...does he have value this year?
Travis Sawchik
12:31
He might not be that valuable this year. He could make us way, sort of like Buxton.
IsIt2015Yet?
12:31
Have you seen Glasnow pitch yet this year? I find his willingness to use the changeup and 2 seamer so far this spring promising.
Travis Sawchik
12:31
I have not seen him pitch yet. But his early work has been encouraging. He's one of the bigger wild cards in the NL in 2017
Biggest thing is if he'll throw strikes, of course
Q-Ball
12:32
What can we really learn, if anything, from following spring training performances? What are things to pay attention to (velo?) and not pay attention to (ERA?)?
Travis Sawchik
12:33
I think velo can be pretty important. Roy Halladay had much diminished velo a couple springs back and it was signal the decline was beginning (and it was steep)... King Felix last year ... Lester this spring?
Ferris Buehler
12:34
Harvey hit a high of 94 and was in the low 90s. Good progress or worried? He hit 99 coming back from TJ.
Travis Sawchik
12:34
I'd be a little concerned
Chaps
12:35
Hi Travis! I'm in a keeper league, and I have to drop one of the following pitchers: Hill, Quintana, Fulmer, McCullers, or Hendricks (all for about the same dollar amount). Who would you drop?
Travis Sawchik
12:35
Fulmer
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
12:36
Travis Sawchik
12:36
It's OK. The games don't count yet
El Duderino
12:36
Greg Bird, Aaron Judge are both doing very well this spring SSS, I know. But which do you prefer in 2017?
Travis Sawchik
12:37
Bird was intriguing a year ago ... And he might have a better chance to have success in 2017 given there should be less concern about his bat-to-ball skills
Bork's Unborn Son
12:38
if you have to temper expectations on Sanchez, then you need to do it for Trea Turner too, guy might hit only 13 homers all year
Travis Sawchik
12:38
True
Zack
12:38
Can too much analytics ever be a hinderance to team?
Travis Sawchik
12:39
I believe I read where we humans can really only carry around seven or so thoughts at a time ... So you don't want to overload players with information. Choose wisely
RABBINICAL COLLEGE GUY
12:39
How far are the Braves away from playing many games in October?
Travis Sawchik
12:40
Not too far way. I'll say 2019
Highlighter Bob
12:40
Is Johnny Cueto a top 10 SP?
Travis Sawchik
12:40
If he's not, he's close.
Hank
12:41
Seems like a simple question, but I still can't figure it out, is there any clear favorite out of the top 5 shortstops not named Machado? Correa, Seager, Turner, Lindor, Boagarts... Do you have a favorite? Or are they all pretty similar.
Travis Sawchik
12:41
I like Swanson, but you can't go wrong
Zonk
12:41
Do Tommy John injuries happen or manifest more often in ST than during the season? It seems like we always get some early, but maybe that's lack of other news?
Travis Sawchik
12:42
Good question. Might be useful for someone (me?) to do some research on this off Roegele's TJS database
Jenkins
12:42
Mazara or Benintendi for 2017? Beyond?
Travis Sawchik
12:42
Benintendi forever
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