Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
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Travis Sawchik
1:06
Let me find the link ...
Dave knows ...
BengieStacks
1:08
Wilmer Font: No room in LA but he looks super interesting. What's his future? Starting? Chris Devenski role? Traded?
Travis Sawchik
1:09
I'd like to see more Devenskis in the world
Dozier some nice Hanigers
1:09
What catcher would you rather have ROS: Gattis, Grandal, or Contreras?
Travis Sawchik
1:09
Grandal is my guy
Batflips for BB
1:09
Given the increasing percent of breaking balls being thrown, do you think we'll see more major league knuckleballers, or the return of the screwball?
Travis Sawchik
1:10
Honeywell will give us the screwball ... Not sure about knuckleballers. I'm surprised we don't see more failed prospects turn to the knuckleball
JRuby
1:11
Travis: I get my caffeine from two 20 oz. bottles of Diet Dr. Pepper each day
Travis Sawchik
1:11
I cannot recommend your approach
joe
1:12
how would you characterize most analytic departments today? are they data gronkers and report runners or do they transform the business by influencing what should be analyzed, questions answered, strategy, etc?
Travis Sawchik
1:13
Ideally the later is what you are concerned with ... but MLB also enjoys outside hobbyists (and FanGraphs!) to think about the game in interesting ways-- and they can freely pluck those insights. For instance, I believe pitch framing research began outside the industry
Q-Ball
1:14
If we re-drafted the top of the 2015 draft today, what would that look like? Maybe....Benintendi, Tucker, Swanson, Happ, Bregman? Am I missing someone?
Travis Sawchik
1:14
That sounds about right
Erik
1:16
What's more likely: A) the Cubs decide Schwarber is too big of a liability in left and trade him, or B) Schwarber becomes a viable defensive outfielder?
Travis Sawchik
1:16
The Cubs love Schwarber but he fits best ... in the AL
Rodriguez
1:16
You buy Lindors power spike?
Travis Sawchik
1:16
Yes
Pie
1:17
Fiers and Morton have not looked well over the past few weeks. With McHugh still a ways away, should we be expecting the Astros to pull the trigger on a SP trade soon, or just wait till the summer?
Travis Sawchik
1:17
I believe in Morton....but let's keep an eye on this situation. Houston has the goods to make a move for a SP piece
CubFan
1:17
Think Zimmer stays up if he's hitting .220 with some power and speed? What's the over/under slash line he needs to maintain?
Travis Sawchik
1:18
Could question. He's part of the uppercut swing movement, too, so he might beat power expectations. Biggest thing is the Indians need someone to play CF
Billy Beane
1:18
A hot dog is not a sandwich, Travis. That isn't funny.
Travis Sawchik
1:19
Protein and a carb. It absolutely is.
West Coast
1:19
Being awake for these chats is tough. I feel a lot of pressure to ask a good question, but I dunno what to ask...
Travis Sawchik
1:19
These are nice people here. Don't be fearful
Billy Beane
1:20
Khris>Chris. Your thoughts?
Travis Sawchik
1:20
Sure looks that way, right?
Sam
1:20
True or false the mets have the two best left fielders in baseball (besides maybe marte)
Travis Sawchik
1:20
One might need to play CF
Larping
1:20
Which player has the biggest value gap between their bat and glove and vice versa?
Travis Sawchik
1:21
Well, many probably anticipated Schwarber would be the answer and that could still be true
Zimmerman?
1:22
Odubel Herrera?
Wes
1:22
If you were rebuilding in a dynasty would you deal Votto for Moncada/Baez?
Travis Sawchik
1:22
I think so
El Tiant
1:22
Hey Travis, I love your work and thanks for the great chats. I'm in a 16-team redraft, Our pitching cats are: innings per start, K, ERA, WHIP, QS. There is a dearth of options for starting pitchers. Please lend some names to watch for in the near future.
Travis Sawchik
1:23
Waiver wire? JC Ramirez ... Nate Karns ...
Moltar
1:23
Diet Dr Pepper is the Mike Trout of soda.
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