Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
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Wright
1:00
Cargo at a -.8 WAR so far this season, worst in the league. Are you worried?
Travis Sawchik
1:00
I feel like he's another one of these streaky guys. I'd hate to miss the hot stretch
Ben
1:01
Of Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and Corey Seager, which one do you think is most likely to reach 60 career WAR? Which one is most likely to fall short of 20 WAR?
Travis Sawchik
1:01
Lindor and none
Quinn
1:02
Does Bennintendi have one of the sweetest swings in baseball. It is Beautiful to watch
Travis Sawchik
1:02
Yes
Grape
1:02
Any reason to be concerned with Kluber going forward?
Travis Sawchik
1:02
I don't think so...but he did log 250 total innings last year so Indians should exercise caution
Quinn
1:02
What you you say is the biggest inefficiency in baseball stats right now
Travis Sawchik
1:03
I suspect it's changes to batted-ball profiles ... if Zimmerman and Alonso, etc. can really transform themselves there's many more hitter that could tap into this still
Colinbaseball
1:04
How high of an average could someone have in today's environment? Like if you took the best hitters (by avg) in baseball and gave them the best BABIP they could hope for over the course of the season, what would their average be?
Travis Sawchik
1:05
Let's have some fun with a traditional stat
1:07
Best three qualified BAs since 2007: Joe Mauer, remember him? (.365 in 2009), Chipper Jones (.364 in 2008), Magglio Ordonez (.363 in 2007)
But those were all produced pre-shift-age
1:08
LeMahieu has the best average post 2013, .348, last season
1:09
In today's game, probably tough to get above that .350 mark for anyone. Maybe, say, Altuve could get to .360-.370 with some luck
Sean
1:09
When you mentioned Machado and Harper on the same team in 2019 I thought of the current state of the NBA. Thank god for the parity in the MLB.
Travis Sawchik
1:10
MLB, by nature, will always have more parity. If LeBron could only handle the ball once every nine possessions he'd be a much less valuable player
There are no 25- to 30-win players in MLB
Marc
1:10
Seriously, whats wrong with Cutch? Has there ever been a player that good, fall off that fast, seemingly out of nowhere?
Travis Sawchik
1:10
He's a historic outlier
And he hasn't shown much signs of turning it around early this season
Yoenis' Farm
1:11
How concerned should owners be about Danny Duffy's diminished velocity and lack of Ks? He survived 6.2ip yesterday but not withut some hard contact...
Travis Sawchik
1:11
There should be some level of concern
Stuff is down from the end of last season
Phoenix
1:13
If you created a fictional player with the best BABIP last year (LeMahieu with .388), lowest K rate last year (Panik with 8.9%) and highest ISO (Ortiz with .305), would all those extra hits, extra homers, and fewer strike outs get you to a .400 average?
Travis Sawchik
1:13
Ted Williams '41: .329 (ISO) .378 (BABIP) .406 (BA)
To get to .400 today, you'd have to hit with power given the improvements to defensive alignment
Rich O
1:14
Can Luis Severino be a legit top of the rotation option going forward?
Travis Sawchik
1:16
The stuff is electric and the command is much improved, so, yes
Colin
1:16
Why would the Twins hold back Berrios any longer? His clock is running and it doesn't look like he has anything left to prove...
Travis Sawchik
1:17
Twins could use an arm
marichal
1:17
Who takes the Cubs open rotation spot - Montgomery or Butler? And how good might he be?
Travis Sawchik
1:17
Entering the season, I was more intrigued with Montgomery ... but any pitcher away from Coors is automatically interesting
Dancing Dan Mcgraw
1:17
do you think there is a day/night split for guys with blue eyes like Kiermair?
Travis Sawchik
1:18
Hmmmm
I suppose there could be. But how do Kris Bryant's stunning blue eyes hold up through all those day games at Wrigley?
CamdenWarehouse
1:18
What was the record contract before A-Rod's deal?
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