Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
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Travis Sawchik
1:18
In short, he's a great player anywhere and everywhere
Matt
1:18
Monstrous collapse aside, is Gallo in the bigs for good now?
Travis Sawchik
1:19
I hope so. Even if he Ks 200 times he still has positive value
Adam
1:19
Is there a mass prospect list with all of the grades on it?
Travis Sawchik
1:19
If there I don't have it. Maybe Eric has it buried in the desert somewhere
Moltar
1:19
Has Khris surpassed Chris?
Travis Sawchik
1:19
Not yet
Moltar
1:20
Buxton has already made millions of dollars, stands to make a couple million more even if he flames out, and has seemingly all of his brain cells intact. I think he made the right decision...
Travis Sawchik
1:20
That's all true
Grant
1:20
Giancarlo could have played TE at USC...
Travis Sawchik
1:20
We're putting together a decent team here
Jim Lahey
1:20
Judge had TE offers out of HS on the west coast. MW schools though I think, nothing Pac-12. Lol I have a very random knowledge of things like this
Costanza
1:21
Springer for Carrasco, which side ya want?
Travis Sawchik
1:21
Fantasy, Springer .... Real life, Carrasco
Matt
1:21
"and all players should perform worse on the road given the strike zone works against them there compared to home" I understand analysis has been done, but considering that umpire crews do not call a stadium home and they travel just as teams do, how can this be explained in context outside of the data?
Travis Sawchik
1:22
Umpires have a bias for the home team/crowd
Keefths
1:23
What's the deal with CarGo ?
Travis Sawchik
1:23
He's always been kind of streaky, right? If sure feels that way
Richie
1:23
No corner outfielder is fast enough to play tight end in the NFL. Any one of those under 250 lbs. can RUN!
Travis Sawchik
1:24
I doubt this is true but MLB players don't regularly run 40s
Till He Got Hit
1:24
B. Hamilton the return specialist!
Travis Sawchik
1:24
I'd pay to see that
1:25
I would at least change channels to see that
Philbert
1:25
Kevin Pillar has had a lot of hot streaks the last couple years, but this is the first time it's come with improved plate discipline numbers (huge drop in O-Swing and increase in Z-Swing). Considering being more patient out of the zone and more aggressive in the zone was a stated goal in the offseason, does a tangible and intentional change in plate discipline numbers suggest the improvements may be more sustainable than otherwise?
Travis Sawchik
1:26
I think so. I think that's what we're seeing with Lindor, this year. Judge, too. That's a signal of a potential major improvement
Bartolo Colon
1:26
You are the worst Fangraphs writer
you are the best Fangraphs writer
Travis Sawchik
1:26
That's a wide range of possibilities! I'd be OK with somewhere in between
Evil Goatee Travis
1:26
No one is mentioning Jeff Samardzija in this MLB/NFL conversation. Josh Donaldson was (surprisingly?) an All-State cornerback in high school. And Joe Mauer was a quarterback!
Travis Sawchik
1:27
Samadrzija is probably the best potential footballer we've mentioned. He was great at Notre Dame. Donaldson! So scrappy
Larry Williams
1:28
Jeff Francour was headed to Clemson.
Hannah Hochevar
1:28
Danny Duffy's velo is down, contact is up, but his SwStr rate is high. Is he cruising for a bruising or ready to prove the doubters wrong?
Travis Sawchik
1:29
I'm not concerned yet
Mike
1:29
Bubba Starling still might pull a Brandon Weeden and go play QB at Nebraska before long
Matt
1:29
You are a Fangraphs writer
Travis Sawchik
1:29
Yes, I am.
And this was a FanGraphs chat
Thanks for being present. Your attendance was noted and appreciated
1:30
Be good and do good. 'Til next week!
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