Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 7/9/15

11:26
Eno Sarris: Chicago and Boston, I’m about to ran all through you, and I think this son represents the carnage I will leave in my wake.

11:26
Eno Sarris:

12:01
Eno Sarris: yooooooo

12:01
Comment From Guest
what do you think of the man bun

12:01
Eno Sarris: no

12:01
Comment From Pale Hose
Jacob deGrom made me feel inappropriate things at work yesterday.

12:01
Eno Sarris: down *there*

12:01
Comment From Scott
Who would be your top 10 guys in a dynasty league? (Doesn’t have to be in order)

12:04
Eno Sarris: Trout Harper Goldy Rizzo Donaldson Cutch Arenado Machado Betts Correa?
10th-11th one is hard
Abreu Bryant

12:04
Comment From marc
MI – Odor Kang Russell ROS and next year?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Odor Kang Russell

12:04
Comment From DeadlineDealer
Given Alex Gordon’s injury – David Price and Yoenis Cespedes for Kyle Zimmer, Brandon Finnegan, and Raul Mondesi, Jr. – who hangs up first?

12:05
Eno Sarris: Detroit. I’ll believe they selling when they selling.

12:05
Eno Sarris: Oh now I’m sad. Sporer’s dog died. Curtis!

12:06
Eno Sarris: He did 80 last year so I think he can get to 100-120 this year. That’s another 50-70 innings. Those will be valuable. I really like him. He’s probably also gone in a trade for a guy like Hamels, if it happens.

12:06
Comment From Ryan
What do you do with a guy like Vincent Velasquez? It’s pretty clear Houston is going to have to limit his innings going forward. Do you try to sell him after a few more starts or hold?

12:07
Eno Sarris: Oops. Don’t blame Cover it Live, that was all me.

12:07
Comment From What the Butler Saw
Everyone’s favorite SP, Carlos Carrasco…do you see any kind of innings limit for him, especially if CLEV can’t get back into the playoff race?

12:07
Eno Sarris: *Maybe* if they can’t. But I think they can and with 135 IP last year, he can at least get to 160 this year, and with a history of starting, I think they’d push that to 180.

12:08
Comment From marc
I know youre a big Caminero fan, but how concerned should we be after his recent struggles?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Gotta look at the overall numbers when it comes to relievers.

12:08
Comment From Shubbles
Over/under: my dusty or my krusty?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Krusty is gross. I’ll take dusty.

12:08
Comment From Larry
So how many pints does a keg of Nelson hold, and how many of those went to you?

12:09
Eno Sarris: 55 and since my friends are all old and parent-y, I’d guess about 30. With maybe 5 left in the thing. I gave up.

12:09
Comment From ManBearPuig
Is “I heard a pop” now the most overused phrase in sports? Seems like every player who goes down says it. It’s like yeah dude, we all saw it, you’re hurt.

12:09
Eno Sarris: I heard a crunch in my ankle.

12:09
Comment From much luv
2 Sporer and his pooch who must have had a wonderful life

12:10
Eno Sarris: He saw a lot of the world in that passenger seat, driving across the US for baseball.

12:10
Comment From hscer
It’s all about meeeeeeee!

12:10
Comment From Maxamuz

12:10
Comment From Guest
CRANK THAT SOULJA BOY

12:10
Eno Sarris: strange ludes dudes

12:11
Comment From hscer
I choked twice at FG Live in DC. First, I did research, found a bottle I wanted to try…and then ordered something from the tap because I had a hard time communicating with the bartender. Second, I wasted my question on the DH, in a failed attempt to plug my Community Post from April http://www.fangraphs.com/co… (and please don’t just lude this post! you can reject it if you wish)

12:11
Eno Sarris: That moment with the bartender is underratedly stressful.

12:11
Comment From Scooby
Is Ian Kennedy underloved and underowned, or just a nice streamer when he’s pitching at home? He’s available in my 12-team mixed redraft. Thanks, Eno!

12:11
Eno Sarris: I dont trust him on the road.

12:12
Comment From Jaws
I remember you not being an Iwakuma fan, but I forget why. Do you think he can still be an above average pitcher going forward?

12:14
Eno Sarris: Mostly I just worried about his health, so I’ve already been vindicated. He was oft-injured in Japan, and was down to 83 mph at one point, and people thought he was done with a shoulder problem. He’s now down to his worst velocity of his career… but he’s still got good command and is rosterable. But at 88, am I spending to get him? Only pennies.

12:14
Comment From MSW
Too many two-start pitchers for my start limit this week! Who do I sit? Rubby @NYM, E-Rod vs NYY, Chen vs WAS or Hendricks vs CWS?

12:14
Eno Sarris: That Met offense…. Rubby?

12:15
Comment From Eddie
I’ve got Francisco Liriano and Michael Pineda in my rotation. Both really productive so far, both with loads of injury risk. Should I try to deal them for more proven guys or just hold on? It feels like NY is going to limit Pineda’s innings, which scares me, and Liriano has gone over 165 innings just once in his career.

12:15
Eno Sarris: Oh man it might be super sneaky smart to package both for the best or second-best pitcher on a team that’s just out of the playoffs and needs depth. Take their worst pitcher back in the deal so that it doesn’t look like a two for one.

12:15
Comment From Cason Jolette
Which pitchers, currently not closing games, has the chance to be a top tier closer in the second half? Giles, Capps, Smith…?

12:17
Eno Sarris: They pulled back on trading Papelbon, dunno why. Otherwise it would obviously be Giles. Melancon has pushed his velocity back up. Strop would be my pick, actually. I know he just blew one, but that slider has the best whiff rate in baseball and he has more velocity than Romo. Just worse command. Other best candidates are Delabar, Smith, and Strickland/Romo. In that order? Smith ahead of Delabar maybe.

12:18
Comment From Michael Kay
You’re welcome

12:18
Eno Sarris: Thank you! Yesterday was fun. Dave Flemming and Michael Kay, talking up separate pieces on separate game casts. One of those “couldn’t have imagined that five years ago” moments.

12:19
Comment From The Sisssssser
Should Cesar Hernandez sustain certain significance for steals-starved souls?

12:19
Eno Sarris: Yeah I guess so. He’s more .270 than .300, and he has no power, but he steals bases at second base.

12:19
Comment From Don M
What is Yasiel Puig?

12:20
Eno Sarris: A great player that’s going to have an all-time great season one these years, and will always piss everyone off, all the time.

12:20
Comment From Hurkle
Please explain to me how Gonzalez Germen can be so good and so bad. Wish Cubbies had given him a longer leash when I look at the FIP/xFIP. Colorado does not seem like the place to break out.

12:20
Eno Sarris: He’s one-pitch pitcher I guess. The changeup has the best whiff rate in baseball most years, but he doesn’t trust his fastball. For everyone that drops him, there’s someone picking him up!

12:20
Comment From Danny
The leaders in O-Swing% this season for pitchers is practically a list of some of the best pitchers in the game… besides Kyle Gibson, who is 4th with 36.1%. If Gibson could locate better, could he be an elite pitcher?

12:20
Eno Sarris: I think if he just threw his non-fastballs more…

12:21
Comment From Eric
Would you sell high on Puig? I realize he hasn’t hit his peak, but with the clubhouse all seemingly against him, and his fat-headed reputation, I see a poor second half in his future. Thoughts?

12:21
Eno Sarris: No I don’t think those things matter to him. If you’re that guy, you don’t care.

12:21
Comment From Guest
Does Billy Beane deserve another round of criticism for the Donaldson trade? We initially were confused, but Donaldson is an MVP type once again and Beane has escaped somehow.

12:21
Eno Sarris: It was never about year one. Graveman looks good enough for a major league rotation, Nolin might give him two pitchers, and hey, look, Lawrie’s not bad. He was re-stocking.

12:22
Comment From ctw
leading keeper league by huge margin. Own deGrom but likely won’t have slots to keep him (finish higher, get fewer slots). Mets owner lower in standings has Syndergaard, who will likely qualify for our minors list this offsesason. Worth trying to send him deGrom (whom he could keep) for Syndergaard (whom I could keep)?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Yes. See if he’ll throw in a useful veteran, even a streamer/bench type, so that you can make sure to get your innings.

12:22
Comment From Dirky
Hey Kiley!!! Thoughts on Callix Crabbe down on the farm? Was thinking 87,000FV but he’s not projectable so and 42/147 hit tool? THX

12:22
Comment From Walt
Is Jason Kipnis going to keep this up all year? Or is he being fueled by that ridiculous BABIP?

12:23
Eno Sarris: Some part of that BABIP is not popping the ball up and hitting the ball hard. He made some swing changes, too. So I like that the projection systems are regressing him to .330 going forward. I think he’s a .280 hitter.

12:23
Comment From How Far is Too Far?
Are you generally okay with a philosophy of moving pitching for young hitting in a keeper league? When it became clear I was out of it, I moved, like, almost all of my established pitchers and picked up minors guys. So I’ve got a core of Altuve, Arenado, Stanton, Pederson, Polanco, and Machado. I feel awesome about that part. But will I be able to field a rotation next couple of years from Cole, Urias, Eduado, Berrios, Gausman, Bundy? Or is it fools’ gold?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Perfect.

12:24
Comment From Kris
no Stanton in your dynasty top 10?

12:25
Eno Sarris: He’s in that huddle for 10th. Honestly, though, Correa has shown so much in such a short time, and Abreu is pretty steady eddie, and Stanton strikes out a lot and has been injured a few times — yes on HBPs, but HBPs are sticky — so I think it’s fair to call that a scrum. It’s also fair to leave Betts behind that group. Miggie should also still be in the top 12 still.

12:25
Comment From Rated Rookie
What is Puig’s value in dynasty leagues? Where does he fall in your rankings?

12:25
Eno Sarris: Top 15-18.

12:25
Comment From jubbzio
Empty the shelves for Sano in dynasty?

12:26
Eno Sarris: Now is not the time.

12:26
Comment From Miketron
Still got any hope for Shane Greene?

12:26
Eno Sarris: I do. The shape of his three non-fastballs is good. They’ve been effective at times.

12:26
Comment From Alex
The Braves become contender in ___________?

12:26
Eno Sarris: 2017

12:26
Comment From Papa Smirf
Alex Gordon heard a pop in his groin, Jason Kipnis heard a fart in his butt.

12:26
Comment From Bander Xogaerts
WEEKLY XB LOVE HE KILLIN HE KILLIN HE KILLIN

12:27
Comment From hscer
i ended up with a shock top, my 2nd one. it’s like bud copied blue moon (coors?) and added water

12:27
Eno Sarris: up and down lude.

12:27
Comment From tmgmt
Panik or Duffy RoS? Keeper league?

12:27
Eno Sarris: Panik. At least he’s not a buck twenty soaking wet.

12:28
Comment From Ty
If Padres sell, who do you see most likely getting moved: Cashner, Shields, or Ross? (ignoring Kennedy cause that’s boring). And who should teams want the most?

12:28
Eno Sarris: Cashner has one year left, Ross has two years. Doubt it’s Shields, given performance and contract. I bet they trade Cash or Ross, depending on which gets them more back. Might be Ross is seen as more attainable?

12:29
Comment From skipper
What size leagues are you ok with Duda being on the wire?

12:29
Eno Sarris: 10 teams.

12:29
Comment From Maxamuz

12:29
Eno Sarris: Though I know someone who would say different.

12:29
Comment From YingYangTwinzzzGuy
Rank these meh pitchers from worth a flier in dynasty to droppable in any format: Danny Duffy, Phil Hughes, Robbie Ray, Edinson Volquez, Nate Eovaldi

12:29
Eno Sarris: Droppable, streamable, droppable, streamable, streamable.

12:29
Comment From Guest
I heard the dialup noise in my shoulder

12:29
Comment From Guest
I heard a chunkachunkachunk in my index finger

12:29
Comment From Guest
I heard a kapow in my thigh

12:29
Comment From Guest
did you drink all of those pints in one night

12:30
Eno Sarris: no

12:30
Comment From Guest
Top 3 NL MVP Canidates right now? Lotta 1B in that group. With Harper out front.

12:30
Eno Sarris: People love the O

12:30
Comment From kickle
Trade Ty Ross now before he gets traded IRL?

12:30
Eno Sarris: I dunno, maybe a good framer would help him.

12:30
Comment From Maxamuz

Duda should be owned in all leagues.

12:30
Eno Sarris: See

12:30
Comment From Josh G
Do you like what you’ve seen from Jake Peavy so far? Do you think he’s fantasy relevant for 12 team mixed leagues?

12:30
Eno Sarris: Streamer, only at home.

12:30
Comment From I Heard A Pop
Is Dyson a viable replacement for owners who just lost A Gordon? Can he be Billy Burns?

12:31
Eno Sarris: He could be Billy Burns if you’re talking True Talent Billy Burns and not the one we’ve seen so far.

12:31
Comment From Brandon Aint Belting
There’s no big breakout coming, is there? Ever? WHO CAN WE TURN TO?!? I’ll never get Rizzo or one of the other big first base names. Who’s in the minors we can look to as a potential fringey first base keeper by years’ end?

12:31
Eno Sarris: There aren’t many fringe first base prospects. Jon Singleton is the one that comes to mind.

12:31
Comment From OnSight
So new Beach House, Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, and Destroyer have leaked in the last couple days? You listening or anti-leak?

12:32
Eno Sarris: I’d listen if I had time to find them.

12:33
Eno Sarris: FWIW, this one says that Mac shared it himself

12:33
Eno Sarris:

12:33
Comment From sb
1B prospect is almost a paradox. good hitters are prospects at other positions and get moved to 1B because their bat is so much better than their glove, or they simply cant fake it in a corner OF

12:33
Eno Sarris: It’s almost like second base, where there aren’t a ton of 1b prospects and they get stuck there. Except second basemen happen because they’re too slow for short, often.

12:33
Comment From Johnny5Alive
eno, you can admit it, i know you were hanging with bill walton at the santa clara shows. its ok

12:34
Eno Sarris: No but they did show him on the jumbo tron and I thought that was weird. I’d like to be known, that’s good for my job, but maybe not that known. I was just having a good time with my pops. Don’t put me on the jumbotron.

12:34
Comment From marc
So you’re not in on Burns? He should be rostered tho, rite?

12:35
Eno Sarris: Sure, and so should Dyson, but I’m not depending on the .300+ batting average.

12:35
Comment From Josh G
Better SP stash, Aaron Nola or Jose Berrios?

12:35
Eno Sarris: Well Nola is coming up, so stash him first so you get a look at him while he’s on your roster.

12:36
Comment From Guest
Should Mike Montgomery lay off the 4 seamer and become Sinker,Cutter,Changeup guy? That Changeup is sexy

12:36
Eno Sarris: I mean maybe just use it a little less — it doesn’t have great peripherals — but with that extra tick on the gun, I think it’s still useful.

12:36
Comment From Guest
$125 foie gras candi bar

12:36
Comment From Billy Burns when I pee
Should I see a doctor?

12:37
Comment From The Scatman
Skeeeeeeeee bop bop ba dap bop!

12:37
Eno Sarris: Hey you guys are on fire today.

12:37
Comment From Danny
What’s your favorite baseball article of all time?

12:38
Eno Sarris: This isn’t hubris, just being honest, the thing that came to mind was that Moss interview. If I could write something like that every week I’d feel awesome. I’m sure if I thought longer I’d have a better answer and it’d be someone else’s article… I mean that Sullivan thing on sending Alex Gordon was great… that comes to mind now.

12:38
Comment From Samuel
Does the Braves moving Folty to the pen mean that they see his future as a closer?

12:39
Eno Sarris: The change isn’t good, so I guess they just don’t see him as a starter. Whether he’s a closer or not depends on the future.

12:39
Comment From Eddie Brock

Gattis miss 🙁

12:39
Eno Sarris: Yeah but he hit a homer on one at his eyeballs too.

12:39
Comment From Larry
On a 110deg day after mowing the lawn, is a light macro lager better than a 6%+ IPA?

12:39
Eno Sarris: Easy Jack. It’s light like a lager, but more taste.

12:39
Comment From Girk
Thoughts on Manny Banuelos? Love those post hype pedigree guyz

12:40
Eno Sarris: When it’s going good, you see why people care. When people start to lay off the curve, he can’t hit the plate, and you see why he’s probably not that good.

12:40
Comment From Mr. Met
If you are Alderson, what is your plan to improve this team before the offense finally kills off any chance of competing this season?

12:40
Eno Sarris: If it’s me, I’m going after a shortstop. I’d see if I could use pitching that wasn’t in the major leagues.

12:40
Comment From Hank
The best beer on a hot day mowing the lawn is the Acme California IPA. Not the best beer mind you, but the best hot day beer.

12:40
Comment From Guest
No, no, no. Right answer for post-lawn mowing is a Gose. Refreshing, low ABV, and replaces the salt you lost!

12:41
Comment From hscer
All time? “Yankees Ensure 2003 Pennant by Signing Every Player in Baseball.” The Onion. EXCEPT I JUST NOW FOUND OUT THEY TOOK IT DOWN AND REPLACED IT WITH AN AUDIO…

12:41
Comment From Germans dont really do IPA
Seriously, eight months in Germany, I don’t ever really find it here. But then, I don’t really know much about beer. What’s the deal–it’s all ale or lager? And then what other styles might be close to IPA that I can find in Germany? I like ’em hoppy. They like ’em wheaty or malty. Which is fine, but…they’re doing hoppy somewhere, right?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Hit up @ohkiv on twitter, I think he’s been to Germany more recently than me. I’ve heard inklings of it happening, but the best I had when I was in Germany was dunkelweisse and dark lagers.

12:42
Comment From Fou Foune
the best beer for any day…regardless of weather is West Ashley….and my name is Fou Foune

12:42
Eno Sarris: Yeah well deep pockets needed for that one.

12:42
Comment From Dalth
Eno, can you explain FDP-Wins a bit more to me, brah?

12:43
Eno Sarris: Just summing up what happened in a better way than ERA. Think of it like pitcher wRC+

12:43
Comment From Eddie Brock

12:43
Eno Sarris: yeah like what are you doing Gattis

12:43
Comment From Guest
Lot of American style microbreweries, especially in Berlin. Less of a historical beer culture there/more internationalism = you can find decent examples of RISes and IPAs and the like.

12:43
Comment From Dead McCann Walking
no more gordon, obvious need for OF help; pick up Soler, Belt or Eaton to fill the void? any/all potential keepers; H2H R/H/2B/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OPS

12:43
Eno Sarris: SOLER

12:43
Comment From Jason
If Boston is 7-8 games out by the end of the month, do you see them selling off guys like Hanley just as they did a few years ago with Adrian and Crawford?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Unsure. They’ve been turning it around. If the rooks develop, they’ll probably want the veterans around.

12:44
Comment From lunch
markakis still has zero homers, and yet the projections still think he’ll have a league average season. why does no one care about this as much as me?

12:45
Eno Sarris: yeah but he’s been league average without any homers, so projecting him to hit four more and be league average some more doesn’t seem crazy to me

12:45
Comment From Pirates Hurdles
I’m surprised that no one here mentioned that phantom foul ball call in AJ’s start Tuesday night. Norris missed the ball by over a foot for what should have been an inning ending strike 3and its not reviewable, yet a millisecond loss of contact with 2nd base on a steal is???

12:45
Eno Sarris: People might only have enough energy for outrage on a selective basis.

12:45
Comment From DDSP
no, i don’t want no Scribz a Scribz is a guy who can’t get no holds 4 me

12:46
Eno Sarris: Well the A’s have gone to a lefty before, and Pomeranz has more velocity than Scribner in the pen.

12:46
Comment From Guest
Is it cool or weird being famous

12:46
Eno Sarris: Well I’m not, so when someone knows who I am, it’s still mostly fun, only a little weird.

12:47
Comment From Kid
Joc Pederson? Slump, or regressing back to True talent level?

12:47
Eno Sarris: just the kind of ups and downs that come when you strike out 30% of the time

12:47
Comment From Cory S.
A lot of A’s players are having break out/career years (Vogt, Phegley, Semien, Reddick, Burns) and they are still only 18th in WAR. What more can they do?

12:47
Eno Sarris: Play defense? Get better luck / improve the pen?

12:47
Comment From Kiley Called It
He said you’d like Nola over Berrios. TRAITOR!

12:47
Eno Sarris: Well come on. I like Berrios over Nola if they’re both in the major leagues right now.

12:48
Comment From Josh G
Gregory Polanco was just dropped in my league. Would you drop Fowler to add him as a bench bat due to the upside, or is hope for a turnaround foolish?

12:48
Eno Sarris: Yes I would do that.

12:48
Comment From Maxamuz

Duda has some serious hangtime.

12:48
Eno Sarris: Like an elephant on a slingshot.

12:50
Comment From Okay I Get it
I mean, I KNOW that about first base “prospects.” I get it. But I’m looking for a dude one might reasonably expect to move and stick there. Speaking of Singleton–what’s the giant discrepancy in k% between AAA and MLB? Is he just pressing, worried about demotion, mental stuff, etc? Or is it as simple as MLB pitchers have way better breaking balls?

12:51
Eno Sarris: Sorry, not trying to talk down to you! As for what you’re asking for, maybe DJ Peterson is your man. Not doing great, but depending on what Seattle does, he could end up in bigs, and probably not at third base. Singleton? No ideas without really digging in. I mean it’s crazy that he improved his strikeout rate down there and then came up and his swinging strike rate is worse, and he’s K-ing 50% of the time. I don’t get it. Might just be a bust.

12:51
Comment From Jake Arrietas Elbow
How long before I explode?

12:52
Eno Sarris: I’d be selling in a dynasty league if I was out of it.

12:52
Comment From Three-Finger Mordecai
Can Devon Travis keep on doing what he’s doing? He looks good and the stats don’t lie, but I keep waiting for him to falter but he continues to rake. Is he another hitter who is better than his scouting reports?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Scouting reports don’t love small dudes, but once you make it happened in the big leagues, I think size matters less. I *know* that’s true for pitchers, and it could be true for hitters.

12:52
Comment From John
If you are the Jays, who are you more likely to trade: Norris, Castro or Hoffman?

12:53
Eno Sarris: Unsure Hoffman gives you much, or Castro. So if I’m getting something really nice, Norris. If I’m getting something small, Hoffman.

12:53
Comment From Art Vandelay
I am not a Tigers fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m going to wear out that Dertroit Beisbolcats shirt. Maybe the best sports shirt of ALL TIME.

12:54
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nice

12:54
Comment From Walt
Have we waited long enough for the big Ian Desmond turnaround? For the ROS, for those of us tired of waiting, would you rather have A. Escobar, Holt (SS eligible in my league), Aybar, or Segura

12:55
Eno Sarris: .250/10 is about the best he can do going forward, so if you don’t need those homers, I’ll take Segura.

12:55
Comment From Franklin
You could say Pablo Sandoval is going to move to 1B. He might be a target for that guy…

12:55
Eno Sarris: Could happen. Napoli a free agent, not playing every day.

12:55
Comment From Madigon
Cubs gonna stick with Addison Russell but he’s been having it ROUGH. Expect improvement or wait til next yr?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Still 21 and showing power. I think he’ll take a jump forward next year.

12:56
Comment From Three-Finger Mordecai
Preston Tucker seems to be much better than the prospect hounds anticipated. Kiley gave him a 40. He seems to be a really good hitter. What are your thoughts on him and how do you see his future playing out?

12:57
Eno Sarris: What he’s doing overall seems sustainable but it’s worth pointing out that — even in a tiny sample — he’s been unplayable against lefties.

12:57
Comment From Jason
Best beer on a hot day mowing the lawn is a basic Yuengling lager. Smooth, easy drinking…perfect on those hot humid days here in the East

12:57
Comment From Alexis Tsipras
are you sick and tired of fred wilpons austerity?

12:57
Eno Sarris: Austerity? Sure but also their meddling.

12:57
Comment From Guest
literally everyone I meet at the beer bar knows you, you’re famous man accept it

12:57
Eno Sarris: You mean the beer bar where they were having a FanGraphs meetup lol

12:58
Comment From Hank
Keeper League: Mookie Betts or Yasiel Puig?

12:58
Eno Sarris: ooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhh

1:00
Eno Sarris: I think Puig is going to hit 30 one year and I think Betts would top out at 20 unless he has one Ellsbury year and I doubt he does. But will Puig steal more than 12 ever? If you believe that pop-ups will always be a problem for Betts — and he’s still hitting them now, even if a little bit less often — then you might cap his batting average below Puig and give it to Puig.

1:00
Comment From TMZ-no
When will we see you peeing in a mop bucket?

1:00
Eno Sarris: See that’s the problem with being famous they’ll totally catch me doing something like this. So quickly.

1:00
Comment From Guest
THIS CHAT IS AN ABOMINATION

1:00
Comment From Guest
AND WINDOWS 8 DOESN’T HAVE SKI FREe

1:00
Comment From Maxamuz
You’re famous? Well pickle me pink and call me Jules Verne!

1:00
Comment From Guest
I am outraged ALL THE TIME

1:01
Comment From Lost
Link to the Moss interview?

1:01
Comment From hscer
here are the remnants of the 2003 Yankees Onion piece…sound required http://www.theonion.com/aud…

1:01
Comment From Os fan
Haha…Nick Markakis…haha. Enjoy Braves fans! BOOOOOOORING.

1:01
Comment From Guest
How do you improve a team like the cubs at this time? Could bolster rotation or CF, but past that the Cubs main flaws are inherent to the risk of fielding a roster of young kids. I can see a world in which they make a big move but that extra 2 WAR doesn’t make up for all of Russel, Bryant, and Soler having adjustment issues through the back half.

1:01
Eno Sarris: Even though they haven’t been scoring runs, I think I’d focus on getting a pitcher. Especially one that they would own next year.

1:02
Comment From Kris
didnt stone open a place in germany

1:02
Eno Sarris: I think they just announced that they will.

1:02
Comment From Suchen for IPAs
Thanks Eno and guest! Berlin is like 1.5 hours, guess I better get there one of these weekends.

1:02
Comment From James
Now that gluten-free diets are becoming more prevalent, do you see the craft beer industry beginning to turn out more high-quality options in the category?

1:02
Eno Sarris: Ciders are seeing a boost!

1:02
Comment From Keeper Questions
Can I cut Ryu in a keeper? How about Mesoraco?

1:02
Eno Sarris: Yes on Ryu. Dunno, I think i’d hold.

1:02
Comment From Houzer
who hangs up first … Stalin Castro + 10M for Soria

1:03
Eno Sarris: Cubs

1:03
Comment From Kris
“yeah like what are you doing Gattis” “i dunno just hittin homers”

1:03
Comment From Hank
I wish Evan Gattis was on my softball team.

1:03
Comment From Johnny5Alive
lol i love how you still blame exclusively the wilpons for this

1:03
Eno Sarris: I don’t! But my least favorite moves were Wilpon’s — not trading Reyes, and the Wright extension.

1:03
Comment From Curmudge
We live in a time where everyone loves butts but hates glutens.

1:04
Comment From Guest
MEAD its like gluten free beer for VIKINGS

1:04
Comment From Hoff
Eno – every time I go to get beer, I think I want to try something new, but then I get overwhelmed looking at labels, don’t want to but a pack of something I might hate, and fall back into my usual suspects. Any advice for a breakout?

1:04
Eno Sarris: Use BeerGraphs? We have brewery solid% so you could just look up the brewery and see if they have a 95%+ solid% and then you know that you’re likely to pick a good beer.

1:04
Comment From Maxamuz
I’m eating straight gluten right now.

1:05
Comment From SteveO
Comeback questions, what are your thought ROS for J.Hamilton and Cain?

1:06
Eno Sarris: Ug and ug. I thought Hamilton could maybe .250/15 rest of season, and that’s still possible, but Cain… he was leaving everything up in the first outing. It was all better in the second outing. Velocity was better, more sink… Maybe a chance.

1:06
Comment From Hoff
Thank you! Is there a beergraphs app by chance??

1:06
Eno Sarris: Mobile friendly.

1:07
Comment From Non-Practicing Met Fan
I’m lovin’ me some Jacob deGrom, but we still have to think Harvey is markedly better than him, right? He’s almost two years younger and put up ace type stuff as a 24 yr old.

1:07
Eno Sarris: Yeah I’ll take Harvey.

1:07
Comment From Andy
Is Gallardo a good fallback option close to the level of Kazmir if Hamels or Cueto is too rich for a team?

1:07
Eno Sarris: Not for me.

1:07
Comment From Mr Met
To fix the Mets offense, why not Jay Bruce? His power plays in any park, no? (Assuming Sandy can actually spend the $ to pay him)

1:07
Eno Sarris: I still like Bruce! I’d take him if the price was mostly taking his contract on, and my owners approved.

1:08
Comment From Eddie Brock
What do you think of Cody Anderson? The change looks beautiful and the fastball has good velo, but his minor league history is just ok.

1:09
Eno Sarris: Fastball gets meh results and the breaker is just okay. For a 24 year old righty, that package doesn’t scream go get me.

1:09
Comment From a eskpert
Why are people so worried about Carter Capps delivery? It seems to me that it’d be very very very difficult to replicate without totally losing the ability to throw strikes or enduring constant ankle injuries. Plus, Carter Capps already throws really hard (FB: 98.0), so is it really giving him that much of a leg up (pun intended) as people think?

1:10
Eno Sarris: It’s helping him, yes. But you’re right. Look at the other jump-steppers: Javy Guerra, Jordan Walden, Tim Lincecum. All have command issues, because jumping like that is tough to replicate.

1:10
Comment From El guapo 86
SF bullpen: Casilla has the role and the velo but Romo has the K’s (33% vs 23%) and the far superior peripherals. Do the luck dragons catch up with Casilla? Strickland or Ositch in the picture (maybe next year)?

1:11
Eno Sarris: Strickland will be relevant for that role soon, I keep telling him that. The Giants were reluctant to put Romo in the role for a long time, probably because of velocity and ROOGY-ism. Does Casilla have the role? It seems very much up in the air right now.

1:11
Comment From Carter Capps
I’m a bullpen gangster (turn it up)

1:11
Comment From Carter Capps
I’m the jump stepper (turn it up)

1:12
Comment From Guest
what would happen if john kruk and john wayne switched bodies, like in the academy award-winning film freaky friday starring laura dern dir. by david lynch

1:12
Comment From Tainted Meat
holier than thou cards fans i know didn’t take too kindly to the shirt.

1:12
Eno Sarris: Good work guys.

1:12
Comment From jono
i was the guy waiting to have the Heady Topper a few weeks back (alluding to virginity). Ended up cracking my first one during a fireworks show on the 4th. Pretty cliche move, but only added to the experience. Amazing how strong a taste it has and how it doesn’t linger in an annoying way. Amazing stuff.

1:12
Eno Sarris: It strikes me as an old-school DIPA, if that’s possible. So much pine and bitterness, not enough fruit and sweet for me. But it’s good, like Pliney.

1:13
Comment From Elf of Ellsbury
deShields or Dyson

1:13
Eno Sarris: Dyson

1:13
Comment From Guest
not enough fruit and sweet in heady you crazy for that one eno

1:13
Eno Sarris: Toppling Goliath pseudo Sue might be my favorite right now and those are very different beers. I’m just going in a different direction.

1:13
Comment From BeerGraphs Newbie
How does one help with the beer ratings over at BeerGraphs? There are a few breweries I visit that are not listed on the site.

1:13
Eno Sarris: We use untappd ratings, so check in there!

1:14
Eno Sarris: If you see something listed wrong, hit me up.

1:14
Comment From Phil
For Beergraphs, have you ever thought about giving a category for type… i.e., year-round, seasonal, limited edition, variation… it is difficult for some of the brewery boards to wade through all the different variations and beers that no longer exist.

1:14
Eno Sarris: Yes. Oh that might be an easy one. We could have a filter where you filter out any beer that hasn’t had a certain amount of check-ins in the last x weeks.

1:14
Comment From Adam
Eno, who you got winning the derby?

1:14
Eno Sarris: I don’t dig on horses.

1:15
Comment From Andrellin Millances
thank you for comparing Heady Topper to Pliny. I was wildly disappointed by Pliny on tap in SF and now feel zero need to seek out Heady Topper. Jack’s Abby for life.

1:15
Eno Sarris: See you need to get some pseudo Sue.

1:15
Comment From SK1
What’s happened to the Duda? Will he find himself or is it time to cut bait in a 12 team mixed?

1:15
Eno Sarris: I think a nice power streak is coming back soon.

1:16
Comment From Guest
dig a pony -john lennon, probably

1:16
Comment From El guapo 86
Thanks Eno! Are you aware of any studies on the stabilization rate of the hard%, medium%, soft %? I guess we probably need a full season of data to draw any definitive conclusions.

1:16
Eno Sarris: Zimmerman showed me that the correlation after a month and a half was over .3, and he thought that a couple months of hard% for a hitter was decent. But for pitchers it’s crappy.

1:16
Comment From Guest
POWER STEAK

1:17
Comment From mark d
With Brian Dozier’s pull rate being what it is, do you see a dramatic decline in stats to be more likely for him than other power/speed options at second such as Kolten Wong, or Rougned Odor? How much longer can we expect him to succeed at this rate?

1:17
Eno Sarris: he’s also a high ball hitter in a low ball league, with a bad pop up rate. I have a feeling he’ll start falling off soon into his 30s.

1:18
Comment From Kevin
Do you think we’ll soon see an xBABIP formula that incorporates exit speed off the bat?

1:18
Eno Sarris: Read this and know it’s almost here, now: http://www.fangraphs.com/co…

1:18
Comment From CHYEAHHHH
BEACHY COMIN BACK BEACHY COMIN BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:19
Eno Sarris: If you’ve been reading me for years, you now that I’ve loved Beachy. I’ll pick up a share or two maybe, but in my deepest leagues. The minor league numbers leave me cold, and I want to see the shape and velocity on his pitches first.

1:20
Comment From Guest

i'm beachy az!

1:20
Comment From Brian
What do you think about Eugenio Suarez in Cincy? Looks good so far

1:21
Eno Sarris: I believe in everything but the BABIP. Long term… I wish Cozart hadn’t broke out this year. Because then it would be easy to anoint Suarez the guy.

1:21
Comment From Guest
one of these days when I upload a picture I’ll accidentally upload something highly non-public and get fired, all because of this chat

1:21
Eno Sarris: I’ll post it in the chat and then I’ll take it out when I put it in the recap, maybe you’ll survive and we’ll all thrive.

1:21
Comment From Bart
What’s your opinion of Andrew Heaney?

1:22
Eno Sarris: Ironically — since they just changed his mechanics in the minors — I think I really like his mechanics. Looks free and easy. I like his fastball, and his breaker is good. His change has good shape, but when I watch, I don’t see it well. I like, don’t love.

1:22
Comment From Andrellin Millances
Khris Davis or Preston Tucker ROS?

1:22
Eno Sarris: Take the lefty.

1:23
Comment From Stubby Clapp
Thinking of dropping Starlin Castro. Options are Segura, Odubel Herrera, Wilmer Flores, and Iglesias. Would any of these SS be a significant enough upgrade? Or hold? Move cap; 12-team H2H

1:23
Eno Sarris: Got no problems with Segura.

1:23
Comment From Greg
Any love for Brett Gardner? Another HR today, he looks like a good bet to increase his total from last season.

1:23
Eno Sarris: Yeah I do love him. I think the power will hold steady at a higher level to make up for his declining speed.

1:24
Comment From Brian
E. Suarez, Odor or Starlin Castro ROS? Pretty please?

1:24
Eno Sarris: Odor.

1:24
Comment From Terrible Ted
Why is no one making a beer with helium carbonation?

1:24
Eno Sarris: Unsure women find that balloon voice attractive.

1:25
Comment From Third Eye Blind guy
I want something else

1:25
Comment From Third Eye Blind guy
not listenin when eno says gooooooddddbyyyeeeeeeeeee

1:25
Comment From mark d
Even with his 31% K rate, Soler is just so strong that he theoretically can sustain a higher BABIP..although, I’m guessing his LD rate isn’t too realistic at 28%ish or whatever it’s at. Would you bet on some of those line drives going for FB or GB? AAAND if he finishes the year with 10 – 12 HR and a .260ish AVG will his draft value plummet next year, or will the raw talent keep him in the top 12 rounds?

1:25
Eno Sarris: I also think his K% will improve.

1:25
Comment From Pale Hose
@Guest please don’t upload your “non-public”

1:26
Eno Sarris: I was curious.

1:26
Comment From Jimmy Johns
Trea Turner the Nationals Starting SS 2016?

1:27
Eno Sarris: They put him right in Triple-A and they really dont’ seem like they’ll sign Ian Desmond…

1:28
Comment From bill
How good will Trea Turner be?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Best case he has league average power and some speed and great D. a .270/15/15 type, Desmond-like except totally different and better D.

1:29
Comment From Guest
wait I put an extra “l” in there re: uploaded pictures

1:30
Eno Sarris: well hold on we don’t need pubic pictures

1:30
Comment From Carlos Gonzalez
Is it time to stick a fork in me? Is it already in me and that’s why I suck?

1:31
Eno Sarris: I’m not a monthly split guy, except that in this case it shows that CarGo is not toast .280 .317 .548 in June.

1:31
Comment From Jimmy Johns
Desmond has terrible D

1:31
Eno Sarris: Yes, he does, and he has for a while, but it’s been covered up by good athleticism, which has eroded.

1:31
Comment From Votto you doin later?
This has been killing me: Please rank ROS: Ethier, K Davis, Tucker, Ozuna, Trumbo

1:32
Eno Sarris: Ethier Tucker Davis Trumbo

1:32
Eno Sarris: Ozuna still has value, but more in keeper leagues.

1:33
Eno Sarris:

1:33
Comment From mark d
All Star game ideas: Home Run Derby – only players that have been out of the game for 5 years and between 40 – 55 years old. Celeb All Star Game – Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr are the Captain of 2 teams that roster only celebs with mug shots. All Star Game – becomes tournament of coast pride. AL/NL west combine to make a team, AL/NL central combine…etc. 3 team, double elimination…team whose divisions have produced the best record against the other divisions gets the first bye…

1:33
Eno Sarris: SKILLS COMPETITION.

1:33
Comment From Guest
leave the fork in to stem the bleeding

1:33
Comment From El guapo 86
On Cashner ROS, he’s been pitching better of late but seems to be getting hurt by some tough breaks (bad pen work and very low LOB%). Is it all really just framing? The key 2-out walk to start the debacle in the 7th last night was on a 3-2 pitch that he didn’t get the call on. He seems to have curbed the HRs a bit (though the Polanco double in that same inning just missed). Do you still believe? Can we trust him more than say Ubaldo, Hahn, or even Desclafani?

1:34
Eno Sarris: I still trust the stuff. His secondary pitches are more average than plus, and that limits his ace like upside, but his fastball is plus.

1:34
Comment From alex
Ok, soooo Eno….final offer sent to this guy. MY Adam Lind, Chase Anderson OR Mike Leake and Mike Dunn (holds league) for his Hosmer and Jake Lamb. 20 teamer, keep forever, OPS league. Fair offer or no?

1:34
Eno Sarris: I want the side you’re getting but it’s fair.

1:35
Comment From Johnny5Alive
seriously, though, what happened to ozuna. second in team in homers last year, this year to minors

1:35
Eno Sarris: I bet they asked him to change his approach, he did, and his power went away. Silly.

1:35
Comment From david
Bour or Cron for my c/i spot?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Bour

1:35
Comment From Down with Strutz
What does a fair return for Cano look like in a standard roto? I want him, but the owner wants Cody Allen and Hamels in return.

1:35
Eno Sarris: Too much. I believe in a rebound but a .280+ 10+ 2B is not that sexy.

1:35
Comment From Votto you doin later?
Mr. Giolito coming up this year?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Doubt it.

1:36
Comment From my pitching sux
Better keeper for next year C Gomez in rd 20 or Gardner in Rd 6, still Gomez because of price?

1:36
Eno Sarris: Yes

1:36
Comment From Houzer
over/under on 8 HR’s for Pence RoS?

1:36
Eno Sarris: over

1:36
Comment From Betances with Wolves
Thoughts on Carlos Santana? Hitting for less power this year.

1:37
Eno Sarris: Career high grounders seems important here.

1:37
Comment From Ill Take My Eggs Odorizzi
How does your wife handle your dedication to baseball?

1:37
Eno Sarris: With he eye-rolliest of eye rolls.

1:37
Comment From jono
what was the comparison with Pliny and Heady? Ive had both recently, thought they tastes similar (not an expert by any means) and thought they were both justified by their place in the BeerGraphs ranks…

1:38
Eno Sarris: Thats the comparison. I think they represent the pinnacle of old-school big piney citrus hoppy DIPAs.

1:38
Eno Sarris: well old-school as in earlier in the 2000s, not earlier than that.

1:38
Comment From marc
one year keeper league only: ok to drop Buxton? or look to trade him to someone out of the race?

1:38
Eno Sarris: look to trade

1:38
Comment From Guest
eye rolls are a japanese delicacy

1:38
Comment From Johnny5Alive
poor jimmy rollins, he had such a nice year last year, and i figured hed do well moving to LA with a better team. guess hes just old now

1:38
Eno Sarris: All the yoga in the world can’t stop time.

1:39
Comment From Billy Burns when I pee
Howard or LaRoche?

1:39
Eno Sarris: Hey look at that. LaRoche is 10% worse than his career wRC+, and there’s a 10% DH penalty… It’s almost like someone called this.

1:39
Comment From ROS
What’s the case for a Polanco turnaround this year? Anything better than “because he’s a top prospect”?

1:41
Eno Sarris: He has, for his career, shown above-average patience, contact, and speed. His defense is improving. He’s 23 — pre power peak — and all we are waiting for is a power boost and some better batted ball luck.

1:41
Comment From Jimmy Johns
Piscotty is taking reps at 1st base. What are your thoughts on this and will he make an impact this season for the Cardinals?

1:42
Eno Sarris: That is interesting news! He could hit .270/.330/.400 and steal a few bags. Hey where’s that guy looking for a 1b.

1:42
Comment From Bart
Moss or Polanco to replace Gordon?

1:42
Eno Sarris: Both because you don’t want to play Moss against lefties.

1:43
Comment From Guest
HT imo represents the shift away from “old school DIPAs” like Pliny, which was the pinnacle of first-wave hop bombs. different water profile + more emphasis on late hopping + conan yeast, which is fruitier and more expressive than the yeast used in west coast IPAs. the New England IPA has only gotten fruitier since, but I think there’s a pretty big divergence.

1:43
Eno Sarris: Good point. It could go Pliny => Heady => Trillium Fort Point

1:43
Comment From BM
Are you still optimistic about Kang? He’s been so boring lately.

1:44
Eno Sarris: Lotta weird stuff going on there. Ground ball rate, so many pulled balls. I still believe in his upside, but I’m really looking for repeated reps to show us something more.

1:44
Comment From Jimmy Johns
Conforto making it to the show this year?

1:45
Eno Sarris: I think Cuddyer is headed for the DL because I don’t believe Terry Collins about injuries. So, we’ll know soon.

1:45
Comment From Guest
“yoga can’t stop time” — I guess you’ve never been dragged to 8pm yoga class after a big meal and drinks, pretty sure if it didnt stop time the pace approached 0

1:45
Eno Sarris: Laughed out loud.

1:45
Comment From Adam
What is your favorite Session IPAs?

1:45
Eno Sarris: Firestone Walker Easy Jack. Jack’s Abby Hoponius Union. AleSmith X. Not all of these are technically session.

1:45
Comment From david
Polanco isn’t hitting lefties either. Which is why you probably said both.

1:46
Eno Sarris: Yeah, though he’s less fully formed and I’m hoping he can learn to lay off that outside pitch from lefties. He knows he shouldn’t swing at it, he told me so.

1:46
Comment From BigBopper
do you remain high on soler? what can we expect from him ROS? projections show roughly .250/.310/.430. that’s….underwhelming

1:46
Eno Sarris: I’ll take the over on SLG

1:46
Comment From hscer
ooh! ooh, Eno! ooh! guess who I think is going to be the Nats’ 2016 SS! Guess!

1:46
Eno Sarris: DANNY ESPINOSA

1:46
Comment From Jack
What is your favorite non-hoppy beer? I’m sort of done with the overly hopped IPAs for the time being.

1:46
Eno Sarris: Saison Dupont, or the sours.

1:47
Comment From Johnny5Alive
problem with kang is that hurdle seems to hate him for some reason… he isnt worse than jordy mercer, but by all means clint, keep playing mercer

1:47
Comment From Guy Looking for a 1B
I’m still here but I already grabbed Singleton and I don’t do guys whose last name sounds like a weird desert bread.

1:47
Comment From Guest
dude, what is this shit you’re on? I’m high on Soler, maaaannn

1:47
Comment From Oliver
Is Jose Fernandez going to be Jose Fernandez the rest of the year?

1:47
Eno Sarris: 80-90%

1:47
Comment From Johnny5Alive
westbrook gose is both incredible and affordable. thats not a typical combination!

1:47
Eno Sarris: want

1:48
Eno Sarris: dudes

1:48
Eno Sarris: dudettes

1:48
Eno Sarris: I have to go.

1:48
Comment From Guest
ludes

1:48
Eno Sarris: we had some

1:48
Comment From DONT
DON’T

1:48
Comment From Guest
ludettes

1:48
Comment From John Stamos
Any reason why Porcello’s GB% has dropped over 10% in the last two years? This seems to really highlight a HR problem for him.

1:48
Eno Sarris: went to the four-seamer

1:48
Comment From DONT
PLEASE DON’T

1:48
Eno Sarris: gotta

1:48
Eno Sarris: thanks for all the fish

1:49
Comment From Guest
ENjOy your day, sarris





With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.

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My season is over in a standard AL-only Roto keeper league, trying to decide on keeper options. For 2016 ONLY, would you rather have Archer for $9 or Machado for $23? If they were closer in cost if take machado all day, but I’m not sure as it stands.