Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat – 8/26/19

12:02
Avatar Dan Szymborski: G’Afternoon!

12:02
Dbo: Since you published your article “The Cubs Are Slowly Pulling Away”, the Cubs have gone 5-7. Why do you hate the cubs and why did you feel it necessary to jinx them?

12:03
Avatar Dan Szymborski: If only I had such powers.

12:03
Derek Falvey: How highly should I rate Mitch Garver’s breakout year?

12:03
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Pretty highly. He’s getting a power boost even for power boosts

12:03
CamdenWarehouse: I’m so sorry for your loss, Dan. Galileo seemed like the best of cats.

12:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Thanks! It was a rough week.

12:04
Matt: When is the zips prospect list going to happen? Thanks

12:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I was actually going to set it up last week and then other stuff happened!

12:04
Domingo German: Wins don’t matter, but I think the Yankees are glad I’ve decided to be very good this year.

12:04
Dodgers: If the Dodgers were to lose another WS, would there be anything they could do to outpace the AL finally?

12:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t think there’s any extra thing they can do except keep being good

12:04
Birds: Ben and Sam on EW last week discussed when we can expect Trout to not be the best player in baseball.  Is there any year in ZIPS that projects somebody higher than him?

12:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Hmm, I can check that fairly easily

12:05
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Up-to-date ZiPS has Trout’s WAR projection falling to second behind Acuña in 2023, (just ahead of Soto).

12:06
Jim Leyland Palmer: Would you value Travis Demeritte and Clint Frazier somewhat similarly? Demeritte walks a lot more, but hits for less power, but likely plays a little better D. Same age, less service time

12:06
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m not sure Demeritte actually plays better D

12:06
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’d rate Clint Frazier higher

12:06
Bo Knows Salisbury Steak: Dan, have you considered joining the Tiny House Revolution?

12:06
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Oh lord no

12:06
Avatar Dan Szymborski: My office alone is like 500 square feet. I don’t want to live in my office.

12:07
Avatar Dan Szymborski: What would I do with cats and stuff?

12:07
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t think I could fit JUST MY COMPUTERS in a tiny house.

12:07
Spider Puig: If Derek Johnson can “fix” Trevor Bauer, how big of a threat would the Reds become in 2020?

12:08
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m not sure he’s “fixable” in that 2018 was always likely an outlier.

12:08
Avatar Dan Szymborski: But I think he can be a *bit* better

12:08
Dbo: According to potbellys website, the highest calorie sandwich on their regular menu is a PB&J clocking in at 1,050 calories. I find this to be one of the more shocking things I’ve ever read

12:08
Avatar Dan Szymborski: lots of sugar in jelly and presumably peanut butter

12:08
Avatar Dan Szymborski: perhaps they deep fry it

12:08
Dbo: My uber driver told me that a double quarter pounder at mcdonalds is better than In-n-Out, that was one of the hottest food takes I’ve heard in some time

12:09
Avatar Dan Szymborski: ONE STAR

12:09
Professor Hulk: What has hurt the phillies more this season: injuries or inconsistent pitching?

12:09
Avatar Dan Szymborski: If everyone had been healthy, they would have been better able to deal with the injuries. So I’ll say health

12:09
Kosch: What should the Astros do with Reddick?  Does he even make the playoff roster?  Brantley, Springer, Straw?  with Marisnick as the 4th OF?

12:09
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Honestly, I start phasing him out.

12:10
Szyzyszsymbrskiii: What is the purpose of Kershaw’s leg kick?

12:10
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Some would say velocity over control, but I think it’s to defeat any ninjas that attack him while he’s facing the batter

12:12
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Now Tyler Anderson, I think he does that to make him hard to hit in MLB the Show

12:12
Avatar Dan Szymborski: He *always* messes up his timing.

12:12
Bork: Andrew Luck to XFL?

12:12
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Maybe the XFL will let him be Cpt. Andrew Luck on his jersey

12:12
Jon: What is a better power stat than ISO?

12:13
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Depends what you’re trying to do. What information ar eyou trying to extract? Power is a fairly open concept

12:13
Dale: It looks like the braves might end up with 3 40-homer guys.  When’s the last time that happened?

12:13
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Has it? I can think of teams with two 40 homer hitters

12:14
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Wait, maybe 90s rockies? hold on

12:15
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Yeah 96/97

12:15
Alby: What’s your opinion of so-called open-face sandwiches? Oxymoron?

12:15
Avatar Dan Szymborski: You’re being robbed of bread.

12:15
Surprise Eclipse: How do you go about watching games each day? Do you tend to watch teams or certain players? Or does it just depend on what you want to write about?

12:15
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s all chaos. Interesting game, high-lefverage game, a debut, some other story bit

12:15
RationalMLBFan: Following up on your tweet about a pitcher getting a W and L in a suspended game: Could Shohei Ohtani strike himself out? Suppose he’s at bat with a 3-2 count when the game is suspended. In the interim, he is traded to the other team. When the game resumes, Ohtani continues the game for his new team and strikes out the Angels’ PH. Ohtani (batter) and Ohtani (pitcher) are both credited with the strikeout, yes?

12:17
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I believe they would since it’s not one of the specific counts that are credited to previous batter/pitcher

12:18
Eric: Hi Dan. Just wanted to say I’m very sorry to hear about Galileo’s passing.  I lost my dog recently and it’s been a lot harder than I imagined.

12:18
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Thank you, and I’m very sorry to hear that you’re in the same boat!

12:18
Texas Leaguer: Crystal Ball response needed: Manning of Tigers is putting together some impressive results. Swing and misses, low walks, low home runs allowed etc. What % do you think in 2020 Manning can ascend to 1-2 in Tiger rotation.

12:18
Avatar Dan Szymborski: 1-in-3? The Tiger rotation has *some* highlights and they’re not being particiuarly aggressive about pitcher promotions

12:18
California: Dan, I

12:18
California: Dan, I’m personally OFFENDED that you think my lunch hour is 9 am!

12:19
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s not my fault you guys exist three hours in the past

12:19
Avatar Dan Szymborski: SPOILER: LUNCH DELICIOUS

12:19
LFC Mike: Dan.. heading into dentist office. Can you please: 1 comment on Zac Gallen so far. 2 make a random comment about how good or bad a sandwich is. 3. Trash Joe West. 4 tell us the best thing you ever got at  Caldor  store. That covers it.😀

12:20
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Quite polished except for the command issues which I don’t expect to be a thing. I think he has a strong repertoire.

12:20
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t really like peanut butter in sandwiches

12:20
Avatar Dan Szymborski:

12:21
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t remember going to Caldor much, but I remember I got a pair of flip flops there on the way to Adventure World (now Six Flags America) when I was about 19 because the strap on one of my Tevas gave up the ghost

12:21
v2micca: I used to be annoyed that fangraphs didn’t seem interested in a fascinating Braves squad.  But seeing the havoc your interest has caused for the Cubs, I’m  going to say carry on.

12:22
Cream: How bout them Bravos? Banking miracles while waiting for Dansby and Ender to return… Do you think the rotation is good enough to make the series with LAD competitive?

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Well, I think any team is competitive with any team in a short series. I do think the Dodgers have the better matchup and the overall edge.

12:22
Magic Kingdome: Without looking anything up, what is your gut estimate for the Padres’ record next year?

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: 85-77

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: THAT IS COMPLETELY OFF THE CUFF

12:22
Bo: Washington would have to go ____ in their remaining seven games against the Braves to win the division.

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: and hire a kidnapper to carry away Acuña and Albies

12:23
v2micca: If Votto gets healthy in this off-season, is he a good bounce-back candidate for 2020?

12:23
Avatar Dan Szymborski: OK candidate. He’s getting a bit old to have full bounces

12:23
Magic Kingdome: “Their love was built to last, but the house was built too small . . . Tiny House”  Best insurance ad ever

12:23
rquills: i’m new to this site. I’m pretty upset i didn’t start using it earlier.

12:23
Bo: lots of fat (albeit the healthy kind) in peanut butter = tons of calories

12:23
Matty B: Will Austin Nola continue to be a productive major leaguer, or will he regress and end up as a AAA-AAAA type of player moving forward?

12:24
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m cautiously optimistic. His improvement isn’t *just* power and anyone who can fake SS *and* catcher has a very low bar to pass offensively

12:24
Magic Kingdome: Has a player been called up this year who was not even in the ZiPS database?

12:24
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Most definitely!

12:24
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Hold on

12:25
Avatar Dan Szymborski: As of midseason, it was 0 hitters and I believe 3 pitchers, but I don’t have those handy

12:25
Bork: His father is commish so probably.

12:26
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The fun of lag is I don’t know what this refers to!

12:26
v2micca: Which current active MLB player suddenly announcing his retirement would be the equivalent shock of Andrew Luck hanging up his cleats?

12:26
Avatar Dan Szymborski: OK, wouldn’t be Trout

12:26
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Since Trout’s better relatively than Luck

12:26
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Think of a mid-career star who is a star, but not obviously best at his position.

12:27
Avatar Dan Szymborski: But who is also famous

12:27
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m not sure Rendon is as baseball-famous as luck is football-famous

12:27
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Maybe Mookie Betts?

12:27
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Noah Syndergaard?

12:28
Texas Leaguer: Crystal Ball Da my.

12:28
Use Emojis!: Don’t let Dan take them away from us!

12:28
tan mom: sorry about the loss of Galileo, take care

12:28
Texas Leaguer: Crystal Ball Danny Boy, Do you see the Bird Flu resigning Ozuna or is the youth movement finally arrived with guys like Ozuna, Molina, Carpenter, Wainwright finally showing their batteries are not replaceable?

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t think they’re going to re-sign Ozuna

12:28
Xolo: Renfroe hit 27 home runs in the first half and only 4 in the second. Is this a blip or has the league caught up to him real quick?

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think it’s a blip

12:28
Mind of Maddon: How valuable is it to fit a hitter to a park? A flyball hitter in a park with short fences, etc? Are park factors just not that individually impactful, or are there players with significant enough differences between their wrc and their wrc+?

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It can add a few runs here and there. It’s generally not massive

12:29
Magic Kingdome: In Hawaii, your chat starts before breakfast — I mean, I have not even opened the can of spam yet.

12:29
Avatar Dan Szymborski: You just need to use an ET clock and just know that daytime is PM

12:29
Jon: Follow up on ISO… What information should I extract?

12:29
Avatar Dan Szymborski: But what are you trying to do?

12:30
Cowboy Joe West: For the low low price of 25 cents you too can get my debut CD BLUE COWBOY

12:30
Cream: Who should win an award? Player 1: 3.7 fWAR / 5.1 bWAR vs. Player 2: 4.1 fWAR / 4.3bWAR

12:30
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Probably the first one, but I’d want to know a lot more!

12:30
Slapshot: Can we still really call Anthony Rendon underrated when he’s about to put up his third straight 6+ WAR season?  Or is he going to finally be properly rated now that he’s about to hit free agency?

12:30
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It depends on who is doing the rating

12:30
Avatar Dan Szymborski: If you talk about fandom reputation, I think he’s still underrated

12:31
Ryan: Assuming everyone was equally rested (which wouldn’t be the case, but lets pretend), who would the Cubs start in a wild card game?

12:31
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I would assume Lester

12:31
Kyler: What kind of contract do you think Josh Donaldson gets this offseason? He’s old but has been healthy and mashing this year.

12:31
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think he gets a three-year deal for a reasonable amount. Maybe something like Santana originally got from Phillies

12:31
Jack the Ripper: Is a hot dog a sandwich?  Yes or no

12:31
Avatar Dan Szymborski: No, as we have answered

12:31
Dbo: At what point do we make the NL Central stop playing baseball and instead make each team send 2 players to an island to battle it out Hunger Games style to decide the Division winner?

12:31
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Team Entropy!

12:32
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I still want there to be a 9 way tie that MLB settles by ONE MASSIVE GAME IN WHICH EVERY TEAM PLAYS A WHOLE INNING AGAINST EVERY OTHER TEAM

12:32
Syndergaardengnomes: Bryce Harper is the obvious Luck comp…  Former overall #1, huge hype ahead of time, occasionally been great, but maybe not as great as the expectations…

12:32
CamdenWarehouse: Is not the best at his position a fair comp for Luck given the relative importance of QB? Luck had to be one of the 12-15 most valuable guys in the league

12:33
CamdenWarehouse: OK, the names you gave seem fair

12:33
Freddie Kitchens: Should Austin Seibert or Greg Joseph be the kicker for the Browns?

12:33
CamdenWarehouse: never mind

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I have no opinion on that!

12:34
Mini Turtle: Is Alex Rodriguez somehow I’m better PR shape than Derek Jeter?

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s really weird how they’ve kinda flipped.

12:34
Jenny: Saw a list that suggested Luck was one of the thirty best QBs in the super bowl era up to age 29. But there has been about 1600 starting QBs seasons and almost 25000 starting hitter seasons in the world series era so that like just as good as being a top 450 hitter through age 29!

12:34
brad: Dan, going into 2020, would you say valuing Lance Lynn as a high floor #2 who is a low injury risk?

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t think that’s far off

12:34
E: Open face sandwiches can go to hell. Too much work to eat.

12:34
ScottNC: Probably the most impressive thing about Yordan Alvarez is that opponents seem to be pitching around him. Do you see that happening in the playoffs?

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’d pitch around him

12:34
Cove Dweller: Pavement released “Feed em to the Lions (Linden)” the year Aaron Judge was born.  Coincidence?

12:34
Gub Gub: What’s the most British word you can think of?  Mine is “indubitably”

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Pronouncing innovative with the emphasis on the first syllable

12:35
Avatar Dan Szymborski: THe first time I heard INN-o-vuh-tiv I wanted to flip over a table

12:36
Klews: What do you make of James Paxton’s demolition of the Dodgers? Anything you saw that particularly stood out that could be a sign of change for him?

12:36
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Hard to tell since I couldn’t tell who any of the teams were this weekend.

12:36
Avatar Dan Szymborski: OK, that’s mean

12:36
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Just from my memory, he looked like he was throwing a lot of curves, but changes aren’t that huge generally

12:36
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’d have to dig into it more to answer this

12:37
Bo: Is this a year that being the #2 seed in the NL wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing? As the Braves, I’d rather face the NL Central champ than the WC winner in a short series.

12:37
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t think it’s a big deal either way

12:38
Avatar Dan Szymborski: You lose home field and you’re not *certain* to end up getting the nats

12:38
Aaron Judge: I have awakened. For all the DJ/Gio/Tauchman stuff (and Gleyber rising), that team with me in the lineup and alive is a different animal, would you agree?

12:38
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Well, you are a living beast mode.

12:38
Avatar Dan Szymborski: If I voted in that award, I’d give Boone Manager of Year

12:39
Klews: Baseball is so weird

12:39
Ryan: What did you think of the players weekend jerseys?

12:39
Avatar Dan Szymborski: ZIM SMASH

12:39
Freeman: Freddie Freeman…

12:39
Avatar Dan Szymborski: …a rabbi and a priest go into a bar.

12:39
Avatar Dan Szymborski: They are friends and are having lunch.

12:39
Klews: Is a pop tart a ravioli?

12:40
Avatar Dan Szymborski: You could argue it’s a dessert ravioli and the crust is a weird sort of pasta dough

12:40
Cream: How about Rizzo as an analogue to Luck? He’s about the same age, good not great, but probably has better name recognition than many others with comparable production (like I think Luck may have garnered). Maybe Sonny Gray if you wanted a pitcher?

12:40
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Sonny Gray to little

12:40
Mickey Callaway: Has anyone looked into why bullpens are trash this year? Should starters not be pulled as early as we thought?

12:40
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s possible, but you also have more offense which makes every X run lead a little riskier

12:42
Avatar Dan Szymborski: There’s a relationship between league offense and league relief WPA

12:42
E: Is a chili dog a sandwich? What if it has beans?

12:42
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Why would you say such a thing? a chili dog with beans isn’t chili or a sandwich

12:42
Matt W: Sending you love for Galileo from you and my beloved cat, Cat Harvey. Cats are the best, and it sounds like you had a great one.

12:42
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Thanks, I appreciate it! Galileo was a terrific cat

12:42
Johnny: Yeah I thought the point of making it all black and all white, was that they were going to decorate the unis or something interesting?

12:42
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Why don’t they just let players where whatever they want?

12:43
Avatar Dan Szymborski: You don’t really NEED baseball players to match as long as everyone knows what team they’re on

12:43
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Nobody ever went shirts and skins to play wiffleball

12:43
Fun article idea: Would you consider doing a ZIPS what if article? Like Griffey’s career after 1999, Pedro after 2000, Nomar after 2000, Eric Davis, etc…

12:43
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’ve done them from time to time

12:43
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I know I did eric davis before

12:45
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’ll have to find it, it’s not easy to find

12:45
Indians: How much weaker is CLE without the good version of Ramirez? He may return but likely not full strength. Do they hold on anyway, but present as a weaker opponent?

12:45
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think they hold on to a playoff spot, but they’re weaker now that J-Ram remebers to not suck

12:45
Ryan: Please don’t talk about Rizzo retiring, especially after you already jinxed the Cubs with your pulling away article

12:45
Alex Cora and Dave Dombrowski: What should we do this offseason

12:45
Avatar Dan Szymborski: How about SOMETHING?

12:45
E: Have you ever outed someone for being an astronomy enthusiast?

12:46
Avatar Dan Szymborski: CANCEL TYCHO BRAHE

12:46
Greg: Strasburg as Luck? That smelled like a fit to me at first but I’m not sure anymore

12:47
Cat Latos: MEOW MEOW I AM CAT.

12:47
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s something hard for someone who has covered the game so closely for a long time to know exactly HOW a player is considered in wider baseball fandom

12:47
Johnny: I’d love a deep dive into Jimy Wynn actually.  I can’t find the dimensions of Colt Stadium from the 60’s anywhere…  Although I might just be an awful researcher.

12:49
Dbo: Alright Dan, I’m going to pick up Potbellys for lunch, my condolences for your loss last week.

12:49
Kiermaier’s Piercing Green Eyes: Are you worried about keeping up with the cutting edge of baseball knowledge in your older years? That someday a 30 year-old in a vintage Fortnite tee who still flosses unironically is going to post disparaging comments about you for clinging to WAR when teams have long switched over to predicting player success using a combination of genetics and time travel? That your Excel-based analysis will become redundant to an octopus with a slide rule?

12:49
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think it’s the way of the world that everyone becomes outdated

12:49
Avatar Dan Szymborski: To let the new generation have their way.

12:49
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I hope I can, but there’ salways a chance I end up out of touch

12:50
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’d like to finish my career someday as more of an advisory role to young writers

12:50
Kiermaier’s Piercing Green Eyes: Fangraphs meetup at Skyline? Early-bird registration gets extra spaghetti?

12:50
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Count me out

12:50
Number’s rights activist: Why do letters get capital and lower case but not numbers? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! I DEMAND YOU MAKE A FORM OF LOWER CASE NUMBERS IMMEDIATELY

12:50
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Anything is lower case if you can write small enough

12:50
Soxtober2020: Will you be challenging Craig Edwards to the octagon after getting the prized “Best Friend of the Pod” distinction on the latest Sox Machine?

12:51
Avatar Dan Szymborski: DID JOSH BETRAY ME, I”M POISONING HIS GORDITA DORITOS LOCO CRUNCHITO

12:52
E: “I’d love a deep dive into Jimy Wynn actually” what an interesting sentence

12:52
Eric: The 1973 Braves had 3 players with 40 homers.  Aaron, Davey Johnson and Darrell Evans

12:52
Paxton: Paxton has a 3.5 ERA and is averaging more than 6 IP in August. It seems like his knee hurts less, basically.

12:52
J: Why would the Cubs start Lester? I get that he’s a post-season veteran but you can argue he shouldn’t even be in the playoff rotation right now.

12:53
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Inertia. I should note he essentially has the same FIP as last year

12:53
Justin Verlander: I’m not showing any signs of aging, right? I’m just getting better and better, agree?

12:53
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Seems the case

12:54
Johnny: Question: If Jeff Bagwell played in the new Yankee Stadium instead of the Astrodome… would he have hit 940 home runs?

12:54
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s nto THAT much

12:54
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Now, if he played only the Orioles…

12:54
Dan: Wait, Americans emphasize the first syllable of innovative too. It’s just a long vs short A distinction

12:54
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Yeah, correct, I described it wrong

12:54
Dbo: I’m not a conspiracy theorist but it is interesting that this season has the most multi-HR games ever, do you think the balls could possibly be juiced?

12:54
Avatar Dan Szymborski: NEVER AND AAA IS A COINCIDENCE

12:55
Jordan: does every fanbase of a rebuilding turned contender team whine like braves fans about not getting enough attention for the team?

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: There are two things that every fan believes

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: That their favorite team does not get the proper respect

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: and that their bullpen is the worst ever and they’d win 20 more games with a better closer

12:55
Syndergaardengnomes: So sorry to hear about Galileo…

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Thanks! Rough week.

12:55
Guest: Cleveland recommendations?

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Go to the one in OHio

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Or if you don’t mean the city, Reggie

12:55
Bigfoot Erotica: Don’t have a question, just want to say I was very sorry to hear about your loss.

12:56
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Thanks! I’ts appreciated.

12:56
Johnny: nvm that…. ballparks dot com has Colt Stadium Dimensions

12:56
EL: What should the Giants do with Posey next season?

12:56
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m not sure they really have much to do worthwhile than to keep playing him and slowly curtailing his workload.

12:56
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Until Bart pushes on the door

12:57
Ryu: In Jaffe’s chat last week, he suggested (with good reason) I was likely to win the CYA because my ERA was like 1.6, despite others leading in WAR. But the Yankees didn’t want any part of that. Would Scherzer have a good shot if he returns soon?

12:57
Avatar Dan Szymborski: If writers move off Ryu, I think degrom gets more votes than scherzer thanks to playing time

12:57
DJ Tanner: How bad is the Dodgers trading of Yordan Alvarez for Josh Fields going to look in 10 years?

12:57
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s not looking like one of their best results for sure!

12:58
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Though Alvarez wasn’t an elite prospect really at the time

12:58
Dbo: When will you give us your take on melts, do I need to do a breakdown and post it on youtube?

12:58
Avatar Dan Szymborski: You’re being robbed of bread

12:58
Avatar Dan Szymborski: and you’re losing the benefits of the sandwich form factor

12:58
Avatar Dan Szymborski: On that note, it is time for me to head off for another week! Thanks for joining me everyone!

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Dan Szymborski is a senior writer for FanGraphs and the developer of the ZiPS projection system. He was a writer for ESPN.com from 2010-2018, a regular guest on a number of radio shows and podcasts, and a voting BBWAA member. He also maintains a terrible Twitter account at @DSzymborski.

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1973 Braves with 40+ home runs: Hank Aaron, Davey Johnson and Darrell Evans