Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 8/13/15

11:50
Eno Sarris: be here shortly! been watching with my son:

12:00
Comment From Seabass
Watch your jaw, G-Eno…

12:00
Eno Sarris: never going to wave my finger in your face

12:00
Comment From Chinese Explosions
Cargo: “deGrom the best pitcher in the league”

12:01
Eno Sarris: Eno: “All his pitches get an 80 grade”

12:01
Eno Sarris: (I will say maybe I was a bit overexcited. the curve is more of a 60, and the change and slider probably 70s. But that fastball, with the command, and velocity, is an 80.)

12:02
Comment From Art Vandelay
Mac DeMarco live is amazing. He even played a killer version of “Reelin’ in the Years” Also, D’Angelo and the Vanguard are the closest thing to a James Brown show I’m likely ever going to see.

12:02
Eno Sarris: I saw him in the rain at Pitchfork but enjoyed

12:02
Eno Sarris:

12:03
Comment From Minty
Are you the high, middle, or low man on Carlos Rodon?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Middle. HIs change has good shape but he doesn’t trust it. Command was terrible… but better recently. I’d buy if I didn’t have to pay old prices for him.

12:04
Comment From Pale Hose
Still no Sporer chat. Hunger strike continues…

12:04
Eno Sarris: We’ll figure this out. At the very least, he’ll have a regular spot next year, no worries.

12:04
Comment From Jason Hammel
I didn’t even know my slider usage was down! Thanks for pointing that out on Twitter a second ago!

12:05
Eno Sarris: Yeah, dunno if that’s the reason, or if Maddon is worried about going through the batting order a third time with two pitches. But it doesn’t really surprise me. This guy has had health issues and been a two-pitch pitcher, and this is probably how I would handle a guy like that.

12:05
Comment From SardinasHappAbadOdor
You have always touted Polanco, are we seeing what he is now? BABIP is high but man is he scorching hot.

12:06
Eno Sarris: Getting there. BABIP for year could actually get better. Now we see that above-average patience, above-average contact, good speed, and the last piece is the power.

12:06
Comment From Ghost Hands
I sure hope Eno brings the weird today.

12:06
Eno Sarris: Well I depend on y’all too.

12:06
Comment From Bernie Sanders
Billy Hamilton’s numbers at the plate haven’t improved, but his base stealing has. Will he ever be a .300 or more OBP guy? Is it time to flip him to an owner desperate for steals in dynasty/keeper leagues?

12:07
Eno Sarris: He’s a good enough defender that he’ll always have a job, and a good enough base stealer to be an asset from the bottom of the order. But 1000 PAs and I don’t see anything better than .250/.300 out of him going forward.

12:07
Comment From Art Vandelay
Where is Pineda = best in NY guy when you need him?

12:07
Comment From Kiley McSpaniel
woof woof woof woof woof woof woof

12:08
Comment From Merv Throneberry
I Wish My Brother Faye Was Here

12:08
Eno Sarris: We can do better.

12:08
Comment From owensurett35
Are the Blue Jays for real?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Well they definitely exist.

12:08
Eno Sarris: Oh, and they’re awesome. Yes.

12:08
Comment From Kris
start eovaldi tonight @ CLE?

12:09
Eno Sarris: If not now, when. Using the split a lot more and it’s been really good for him. Nice park, nice matchup, giddyap.

12:09
Comment From Continue not stopping until you get enough
Wondering about stolen base projections as I sucked at those this season. Someone like Rajai Davis who ends up platooning vs. lefties: he still gets on base, but mostly against pitchers who are harder to run off since they’re lefties. Thoughts?

12:10
Eno Sarris: Yeah and stolen bases age really really terribly. So they’ll always be a young man’s game, which means you’re shopping in the prospect and mega hype bin. Stolen bases suck.

12:10
Comment From Joe
What does the future look like for Juan Lagares?

12:10
Eno Sarris: Billy Hamilton without the stolen bases?

12:10
Comment From Merv Throneberry
Sano breaks out! Is he for real for a real long time? He tides me over while we wait for Berrios!

12:11
Eno Sarris: He hits the ball so hard. .250/.375/.500 perennial dude, 35 homers, gonna peak at like .270/.400/.580 or something nasty, with 40+. Yes, he’s awesome. Going to have some tough years because of contact, but he’s really really good.

12:11
Comment From I Completely Suck at Fantasy Sports
One thing I have been pondering for some time now is how does one get into the baseball writing for a living? I suppose, as Dave has said in his own chats when asked, I do have a specific area I love albeit large, I love the NL. It’s my specialty and I have always loved to write and still do so in my free time. However, I am having a hard time figuring out to turn my hobby and love into a career. ENO PLS HALP

12:14
Eno Sarris: It’s so hard. So so so hard. I think the NL is a bit large still. I was a bit of a generalist, wrote fantasy though. And was a saber guy early on for fantasy, maybe. Now, I’d go with what Cameron said and really try to nail a niche. NL Prospects is better. NL Prospects on one team. NL-Only dynasty leagues. NL-only hitters. Catchers, be all about catchers. Korea. Japan. Puerto Rico. A minor league team you can visit. Longevity, really try to figure out which players age the best so that you can recommend old guys. Find a little niche, and then at some point one of the small majors will call, and ask you to be their guy in that niche. Patrick Newman has a nice job so he won’t do it, but he dominated Japanese baseball writing and has had many opportunities to switch over.

12:14
Comment From Grendall Kaveman
ME THROW 50% SINKERS. ME INDUCE WEAK CONTACT. ME WALK TOO MANY AND HAVE MINOR HOMERITIS. ME NEED TRUST STUFF.

12:15
Eno Sarris: Funny, he knows this. Told me almost verbatim that he needs to aim for middle and let movement do the rest. But he also has great side to side movement, and has been working on getting up/down movement so that he can miss bats better. I actually like the kid, hope it’s not because he’s smart, but he has *really* bendy stuff. Above-average movement on all pitches.

12:15
Comment From The Forgotten Met
Does Rafael Montero have a chance to contribute at the major league level this year?

12:16
Eno Sarris: Heard he was 88-89 in last rehab start… Probably not.

12:16
Comment From jocephus

hey eno

12:16
Comment From Dallas
“Honey our Son doesn’t know who Boz Skaggs is, we’ve failed as Parents”

12:16
Comment From Marc
Camineros back. That is all

12:16
Eno Sarris: Okay we getting somewhere now.

12:16
Comment From Bartleby
I overdrafted Iwakuma, started him for the bad games early, held onto him on my DL, got him back and sold low. I don’t have a question. Just regrets…

12:17
Eno Sarris: Have to remember his injury history! Was pumping 82 in Japan the year his deal with Oakland got scuttled. People thought he might be done.

12:17
Comment From Klinsman
Worth holding onto ERod in a 14 teamed?? Or better off with a pitcher like neise??

12:17
Eno Sarris: Oh god. I hate Niese’s stuff, but in a redraft, his floor is so much higher. Rodriguez is inconsistent, as much as I like his stuff, you may want to go in that direction.

12:18
Comment From Minty
Are Gallo or Baez worth stashing for the stretch to hopefully catch fire or prove worthy of being kept in a deep keeper?

12:18
Eno Sarris: Perfect guys to put on bench because their ceiling is actually good enough to get into keep 8 territory, and if they made some adjustments, you might see it quickly (in K% or swSTR%).

12:18
Comment From Bartleby
What do you think of Schwarber for 2016? I’m usually not one to keep a C, but he is tempting to see in a different light.

12:18
Eno Sarris: He might be an LF with C eligibility which IS GOLD

12:18
Comment From SardinasHappAbadOdor
I never read your opinion on the Phillies haul from the Rangers for Hamels. I feel the Rangers should have held on to Nick Williams, did they give up too much?

12:19
Eno Sarris: They got Hamels for super cheap. It was going to take one of their outfielders and I’d prefer to keep Mazara over Williams too. Brinson… Brinson I might have given up over Williams, but his ceiling is higher than Wlliams because he might have more power.

12:19
Comment From BM
Actually it’s been since I played against Duda when had that 7 HR week and I’ve been waiting to complain to you ever since. Can you give me the address of that Duda lover so I can fight him?

12:19
Comment From Maxamuz
I clinched playoffs last week. It feels nice.

12:20
Eno Sarris: there he is, BM

12:20
Comment From Stromboli
Pick up Stroman if you’re a playoff team?

12:20
Eno Sarris: Nah I think he’s a long man until *maybe* the last week of season. Pretend it’s February 20th for Stroman.

12:20
Comment From cw
would you trade Posey for Soler+Matz/Berrios/Rodon? keeper lg with a minors list. I have strong keepers at major level, one of them is going to get squeezed out, and Soler+the young Ps are stil minors eligible

12:21
Eno Sarris: Oh you can keep Soler and Matz as minor leaguers? Oh man yeah I like that actually.

12:21
Comment From Scott
What’s the best beer produced in VA? I say O’Connor El Guapo or Full Nelson IPA.

12:21
Eno Sarris: Stone just opening up shop there, right? Might change soon.

12:21
Comment From hscer
I still firmly believe in a 120 wRC+ for Jayson Werth in 2016. No, I’m not crazy.

12:21
Eno Sarris: A year removed from that surgery, not imporssible.

12:21
Eno Sarris: Imporssible.

12:21
Comment From Grendall Kaveman
ME ALMOST STARTED JESSE CHAVEZ IN TORONTO. ME HAPPY ME REALIZED IN TIME

12:21
Eno Sarris: PHEW

12:21
Comment From Guest
Sorry if this is a few weeks late, but what the hell are the Marlins doing with Marcel Ozuna? I guess I understand sending him down when he struggled, but why not bring him up once he got his swing back

12:22
Eno Sarris: Trying to make sure he’s not super two, I’d guess.

12:22
Comment From 3 in 5
Utley in G’s uniform scares me at this point…Is Panik really dinged that bad?

12:22
Eno Sarris: yeah I didn’t think so, and what happens to Utley when Panik comes back??

12:22
Comment From Rich Harden
Are the Mets really going to shut down Harvey? Is Karns an acceptable replacement if they do?

12:22
Eno Sarris: No, I think they’ll go to a six-man rotation, and you’ll lose about a start from each of the guys.

12:22
Comment From Art Vandelay
The one thing I will say about Sano; dude knows how to work the dugout cameras, he’s always winking or waving everytime they show him.

12:22
Eno Sarris: They made a movie about him before he was even signed by a major league team so

12:22
Comment From Walt
What are your thoughts on Aaron Hicks? Seems that he’s putting it together, they’ve moved him to leadoff as of last night.

12:23
Eno Sarris: I’m buying. Totally. I’ll take 90% of what he’s doing now.

12:23
Comment From Larry
Is Leonys Martin ever going to not-suck again?

12:24
Eno Sarris: He’s 27 and couldn’t show power in Texas, so I think his ceiling is .260/.310/.370 or so. with 5 homers, 25 stolen bases. Platoon deep leaguer.

12:24
Comment From klof
how was cueto’s wiggle not a balk?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Well… it didn’t come at the moment he set his hands?

12:24
Comment From Larry
To really stand out, BeerGraphs regress for distribution into its rankings. For example, Union Jack keeps on winning blind IPA taste tests, yet is so widely available, that it ranks lower than some beers that people have to travel or trade for, like PtE. How can you factor that in?

12:26
Eno Sarris: The hype factor. We do have xScore we could maybe put on the leaderboards. It takes your brewery name and ABV and style and predicts the score. It gets at the Hill Farmstead thing a little, where you’re going to give them 4.2 stars just because of the name on the bottle. As for quantity of checkins, we actually reward beers for number of checkins because that means their score is more meaningful. I think in Easy Jack’s case, the beer nerds want more ABV and more taste. My favorite beer is either AleSmith X or Fieldworks’ mosaic version of AleSmith X.

12:26
Comment From Sam
So Eaton has 9 HR…is this legit? If so, this means he has the skillset to be a 15/30 guy with a good average next year, right?

12:27
Eno Sarris: I’ll call him a .275/15/15 guy with his new batted ball mix.

12:27
Comment From Ullu Ka Patta
Re: Juan Legares’ future – I’m pretty sure his future is the same as all of ours (subservience to robot overlords)

12:27
Eno Sarris: Well there’s that.

12:27
Comment From Guest
how do i beat this hangover i gotta get shit done someone send me pedialite

12:27
Eno Sarris: gatorade works too. and GET THIS MAN SOME FRIES STAT

12:27
Comment From Maxamuz

12:27
Eno Sarris: um

12:27
Comment From Mike
Ruggy Odor–future top-5 2B?

12:28
Eno Sarris: Power looks legit. Plate discipline and efficiency on basepaths are worrisome though. May only be a .275/20/5 guy, which… that might be top five actually.

12:28
Comment From Ghost Hands
Eno, I like Shipyard’s Smashed Blueberry quite a bit. This is ok right? As in, I won’t get judged for it.

12:29
Eno Sarris: I haven’t liked them much, but I’m not about judging. I’m about trying beers that other people really like to get a sense of what people like and what sorts of tastes are out there.

12:29
Comment From Bartleby
RE Iwakuma, I saw you throwing cold water on him pre-season, and blatantly ignored it, then overreacted to you (and others) citing his velo being way down when he first came back. None of this makes me feel any better.

12:30
Eno Sarris: Good when he’s in there, I guess.

12:30
Comment From Guest
do you wear a shirt and tie and suit coat but no pants to do these chats, like how I do video interviews?

12:30
Eno Sarris: you’re right generally, but think fewer clothes.

12:30
Comment From Randy Savage
Fish tacos, breakfast of champions

12:30
Comment From Art Vandelay
COME ON ENO…It’s totally an illegal delivery, it interrupts his pitching motion.

12:30
Eno Sarris: Don’t bother me with the rule book. Especially when dancing is on the line.

12:30
Comment From Dallas
Vin Scully on Jayson Werth: “Behind all that hair, he’s 36 years old.”

12:30
Comment From Guest
wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle

12:30
Comment From CLOSED
Does Turner get right back into his groove after recovering from his infected butt pimple?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Ok guys I think we’re hitting our stride.

12:31
Comment From Julio Pepper
Andruw Jones had 64 WAR by the age of 30. I occasionally feel minor distress that he won’t be in the HOF.

12:31
Eno Sarris: yeah but man the slider on the outside corner

12:31
Comment From The Merchants Firm Handgrip
Sano. He has the sex.

12:31
Comment From Walt
What is the best beer here in NJ, and can I get stuff from the Maine Beer Co. down this way? Any recommendation from them?

12:32
Eno Sarris: Carton’s Boat Beer, stuff from Carton, I think Captain Lawrence is in NJ, they’re good. Maine beats it all if you can see any IPA from them.

12:32
Comment From Ryan
Do I get to believe that something for reals “clicked” for Bubba Starling in AA during his age 22 season? September callup next year, or should I keep my hopes down where they used to be?

12:32
Eno Sarris: People I trust have been telling me he’s no good for so long that I’ll just continue to believe them till they update their feelings on the matter.

12:32
Comment From KilleBrews
Thoughts on Raul Iglesias ROS and dynasty?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Man I like Raisel. Has the pitches. And is keeping his velocity a little better now http://www.brooksbaseball.n…

12:33
Comment From Eddie Brock
Is Puig the most difficult personality to manage in the game? I don’t get why writers are so convinced he’s getting shipped this winter.

12:34
Eno Sarris: I guess. It’s kind of ridiculous in the clubhouse. I’ve seen a ton of eye rolls from veterans, and he’s running around smacking people on the ass and just being ridiculous. But he’s such a talent and clubhouse stuff… The Mets had the worst clubhouse feeling I’ve seen this year and they’re winning. It’s not a big deal.

12:34
Comment From Guest
is edwin jackson a good keeper choice in a keep 4 thansk eno!!!!

12:35
Eno Sarris: lol

12:35
Comment From Scott
Thor giving up bombs, he was due. Time to kick back and listen to some Boz Scaggs and Lude away.

12:35
Comment From Bartleby
Tillman lit up last night. Do you still see him as a buy-low for ROS. My starting pitching is mighty thin.

12:35
Eno Sarris: Ankle problem. I’d buy in anything deeper than 12team mixed.

12:35
Comment From Guest
good NJ beer = KANE, a night to end all dawns stood out among even world class barrel aged stouts

12:36
Comment From Jon
What are we thinking about the RED HOT Chris Davis? He’s still striking out, but he’s taking walks and hitting a ton of home runs? Is he keeper worthy on a team with Trout, Stanton, McCutchen, Machado and Betts?

12:36
Eno Sarris: I wouldn’t keep him over any of those guys, the aging curve may not be kind to him.

12:36
Comment From Ceetar
re NJ beer: Captain Lawrence is in NY. But Carton and Kane make good stuff. Bolero Snort’s one-offs have been good. New Breweries Brix City and Magnify have been pretty good so far.

12:36
Comment From Julio Pepper
Iwakuma’s projections were terrific pre-season. Have you and Sporer ever sat down and gone over all the guys you were high (Hutch, Greene, Kang, etc) and low (Iwakuma, etc) on and see how you did? I’m not sure how to say this without sounding snarky (and I like your stuff!), but why do you sometimes think you’re seeing something that ZIPs or Steamer is missing?

12:39
Eno Sarris: Players change, so yes I think, especially with pitchers, you can see something before the numbers see them. Think about pitching mix, and a pitcher changing his mix. Think about Aaron Hicks, now swinging almost 10% more of the time than he did before, that’s different. Think about a velocity bump, or a switch from a bad four-seamer to a good two seamer (Kluber) or vice versa (McHugh). In the case of Greene, the changeup had good shape and did fine when he threw it more, but he lost his slider. Kang? When you’re so much better than a bad league, I think the translations sometimes miss your upside. Hutch? Continually changing his slider, velocity loss. And, one last thing: I take chances. I talk about pitchers that some people think are relievers and say, no, DeSclafani, Chase Anderson, Raisel Iglesias, these guys are not relievers, they have the pitching mix, they have the pitches. They’ll be good, and those guys are good. Are they great? That’s what you need in fantasy, and maybe they aren’t. But they didn’t cost you much.

12:39
Comment From Jeff Gross
Best new beer I’ve tried in a long time – a passion fruit berliner by 4 Hands out of STL that is apparently somewhat readily available in cans. Every beer nerd that enjoys fruited berliners should seek this one out. Lovely, clean flavor with a little tart kick and minimal funk. Crushable for days in the sun. It’ll be a new summer staple in my fridge alongside Stigel Radler and Westbrook Gose

12:40
Eno Sarris: Dammit I saw that in Binny’s and got a stout and an IPA from them instead.

12:40
Comment From earls ghost
love that talking toilet paper, I sit and mutter to myself about which fantasy moves I should of done while I’m on the can, so company is nice. But what the hell is that about to descent into that cup?

12:40
Comment From JohnnyFive
Yasiel Puig. Thoughts about him in an OBP dynasty league? Pursue or watch from afar while he figures himself out?

12:40
Eno Sarris: Go get him

12:40
Comment From Kris
can we get more selfie stick eno-views

12:40
Eno Sarris: Hah, I use it for my 120 sports appearances…

12:41
Comment From Bo
That’s quite a projection for Sano – does that make him keeper-worthy in a 12-team 5×5 mixed, keep 4 forever?

12:41
Eno Sarris: It’s basically only 30 points of OBP different from the projection on this site right now, and I believe in his walk rate. His batting average will keep him down to that fourth keeper, but without knowing… as a DH? Borderline.

12:42
Comment From mtsw
Before the first A-Bomb test the scientists apparently were taking bets as to whether the bomb would ignite the atmosphere and end all life on the planet. How did someone dumb enough to take the other side of that bet become a nuclear physicist?

12:42
Eno Sarris: “If we’re right we’ll kill millions of people, if we’re wrong, we’ll kill everyone.” Hmmm sounds like a good bet!

12:42
Comment From KilleBrews
Kolton Wong ceiling?

12:43
Eno Sarris: He’s 24… I see more power… .268/.331/.404 now. I think he could .275/.350/.425, maybe a little more power, so .275/18+/15 in fantasy terms.

12:43
Comment From The Merchants Firm Handgrip
Fieldwork and Henhouse are (bc super small I guess) doing phenomenal stuff under the radar.

12:44
Eno Sarris: Fieldwork is a must-visit in the bay area. Cellarmaker, Fieldwork, The Rare Barrel. GO.

12:44
Comment From Chuqui
You call who .275/15/15? Hicks?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Adam Eaton.

12:44
Comment From Billy
My league uses net steals instead of steals; any opinion on this? Seems like a better statistic to me.

12:45
Eno Sarris: Eh, it just gets out in front. Guys with bad net steals don’t keep stealing.

12:45
Comment From Hank
I know he’s doing it on a terrible team, but I like what I see out of Cesar Hernandez in Philly. He’s like a Dee Gordon lite. Is he underrated, or am I just overrating him? Looks like a guy that could hit .275 with 35-40 steals over a full season…

12:46
Eno Sarris: Needs to improve the contact rate / strikeout rate to get to Dee, but close.

12:46
Comment From Jeff Gross
ROS 2B Rank and why: Chase Utley, Brandon Crawford, Luis Valbuena, Addison Russell.

12:46
Eno Sarris: Crawford Russell …… dunno. Those guys have jobs. Utley has bone on bone knees and dunno about his job. Valbuena is a backup 1b/3b…

12:47
Comment From Joe
so you’re sayinggg Puig to mets?

12:47
Eno Sarris: oh man I’d love that. I’d *love* to see Matt Harvey’s quotes in the paper about Yasiel Puig. Makes me giddy just thinking about it. (Oh and yeah Puig is a great player at a position of need)

12:47
Comment From BM
Maine is here in NJ, but you have to ask for Lunch usually. All their other stuff is on the shelf but it’s annoying to find the exact beer you’re looking for. Their best shelf beer is A Tiny Beautiful Something, IMO. As for other NJ beers, always try Kane if it’s on tap and you like the style. Their imperial milk porter variants are off the chain.

12:47
Comment From Phil
Who is the Tigers closer in September?

12:47
Eno Sarris: Bruce Rondon.

12:47
Comment From Kiley McSpaniel
Is Trevor Bauer a robot programmed with the following binary commands: 0 – strikeout; 1 – homerun ?

12:48
Eno Sarris: Got a whole post coming from him on it tomorrow. He’s very into the science of pitching. I think he’d say it’s about executing his pitches — his movement is a little down on some of his pitches and he doesn’t know why. But his command is better!

12:48
Comment From Jack
KANE = overrated WWE wrestler

12:48
Comment From Guest
i prefer RED HOT Chili Davis

12:49
Comment From Andrew
Can you elaborate on the Mets clubhouse situation? It’s hard to put those things in perspective when traditional media sources keep saying how established veterans make great clubhouse presences.

12:52
Eno Sarris: I was in there before Uribe, Kelly Johnson, and Cespedes arrived, so maybe it’s better now. But really, the thing that is missing is David Wright. Everyone wants a veteran star position player in their clubhouse because people defer to that player. And — this part may annoy people — but a big part of the job is taking questions. Remember Carlos Delgado? He got annoyed that the media blasted him on not standing for the national anthem, so he stopped talking. The media was forced to talk to Billy Wagner a ton. Billy Wagner often said, guys I didn’t pitch tonight, what do you want? And if the media doesn’t get any quotes, they get in a bad mood, and have to scrounge for quotes, and the tone of the coverage changes. And beyond that, if you walked around the clubhouse with Wright gone and those new guys not in place yet, there wasn’t anyone around. Tumbleweeds. So… that’s why it’s not a big deal in sum. it’s just a workplace, and people have numbskulls at work. But it can be the difference in the coverage of your team, and it can make a tiny bit of difference to a young guy coming up, or to how excited you feel for the game.

12:53
Comment From Luke
“You need to get to good pitchers early.” Any truth to this? Seems wrong based on time through the order penalties.

12:53
Eno Sarris: I think it’s mostly about getting on their fastball because their other pitches are so good. If you don’t pounce on their fastball, you’re looking at nasty bendy pitches.

12:53
Comment From Jake
Thoughts on the Rizzo catch? Good? Great? Best of season?

12:53
Eno Sarris: Donaldson was pretty awesome too.

12:54
Comment From Bartleby
I drafted Iwakuma ahead of DeGromm.

12:54
Eno Sarris: Can’t blame that one on me.

12:54
Comment From Art Vandelay

12:54
Comment From earls ghost
Kuma has a great arsenal and deception, but still low velo and a tendency to give up HRs. How many will he give up when he moves to a park that doesn’t suppress HRs that much?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Yes this is an issue too. Hangs sliders and his velocity is bad. But this year is too much. Maybe 1.2 per game in another park.

12:54
Comment From IA
River Horse from Lambertville NJ is pretty decent.

12:54
Comment From Jim
Forgotten Boardwalk in South Jersey is new, and making pretty good stuff too.

12:54
Comment From Maverik
Pederson. Why-What-When… I understand regression but this dropoff!! WTH man! Any feels on the subject?

12:55
Eno Sarris: He’s said that he’s dominated based on physical tools and now he’s having to adjust. I have confidence long term, but he was always an OBP play for me.

12:55
Comment From Make WAR not Love
Went to Maine Brewery Festival last month in Portland. Maine Brew Co I knew and love, but discovered Bissell Brothers and Foundation. Really good stuff they’re doing up there.

12:55
Eno Sarris: Keep hearing about Bissell!

12:56
Comment From Minty
Based on your answer for trusting Iwakuma, what should I look for in Joc to think that he’s adjusting?

12:56
Eno Sarris: I’d like to see his zone swing rate go up (it’s below average) without his reach rate going up.

12:56
Comment From Joe
Eno! I just wanted to thank you for beergraphs! I recently took a business trip to Omaha and used your rankings to find Infusion Brewing. It seems we’re in the golden age of session IPAs right now, with Easy Jack, Pinner, and Rudie seeing near nationwide distribution. What’s your favorite of the genre

12:56
Eno Sarris: Easy Jack, but if you give me AleSmith X, (APA), I’ll take that.

12:57
Comment From Ryan
Best *non* barrel-aged imperial stout. Do you take Prairie Bomb!, or do you take the field?

12:57
Eno Sarris: BOMB

12:57
Comment From Mr. Dank
Puig at $24 for Josh Bell ($4) and Moncanda ($8) in an Ottoneu league. Disregarding the needs/make up of either team, Which side wins?

12:57
Eno Sarris: Puig. Moncada might be $14 before he makes an impact and Bell is a shot in the dark. Puig not overpriced at that price yet.

12:57
Comment From BM
I’ll be pimpin Other Half till I die, so I’d say the best IPA in NJ is that Green Diamonds you brought back over the bridge from Brooklyn.

12:58
Comment From Bartleby
I’ve been giving Peraza the Todd Zola treatment, keeping him stashed waiting for him to come up and be Dee Gordon lite. He’s up, he tripled, he’s got a little window. How useful is he likely to be the rest of the way? I haven’t seen any timetable for Howie.

12:58
Eno Sarris: I think Enrique Hernandez (not going to spell it the other way until I get a handle on that accent) is going to get more PT right now, until we have a better prognosis on Kendrick. If kendrick out for good, then maybe.

12:58
Comment From DDJ
Ode to Eno is finally bottled and ready. early returns on the peach mango mashup being added are strong to quite strong.

12:58
Eno Sarris: YESSSS

12:59
Comment From Joey Gallo
We keep taking about the future of Sano. What about me??!

12:59
Eno Sarris: The difference between 30% strikeout rate and 40%….

12:59
Comment From KilleBrews
Hughes to the DL and still no Berrios……..

12:59
Eno Sarris: And, in related news, Twins’ playoff chances down to 2%.

12:59
Comment From Bartleby
I should also note that I picked up Chase Anderson in early April and he was a life preserver for my staff while Iwakuma and others were hurt and sucking. Hat tip to Eno.

1:00
Eno Sarris: And then worth throwing back until he’s on the road again.

1:00
Comment From Hank
Do you think Carlos Gonzalez gets traded in the offseason?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Yes but the more interesting version of that question is would you trade for him with those home road splits? And will he be more healthy when he lands in lower altitude?

1:00
Comment From Merv Throneberry
But you were high on Kang and he is doing high things!

1:01
Eno Sarris: Just explaining why that might have been. Like, I’d like to see what Yoenis Cespedes would do in Korea right now. He might not have done much better than Kang did, because Kang was Nuts.

1:01
Comment From robdeer
work trip to chicago coming up. people, tell me what breweries or beers / bars I should be hitting up.

1:02
Eno Sarris: Map room. Goose Island brew pub. Find some Pipeworks using BeerMenus. Half Acre.

1:02
Comment From Eddie Brock

Everyday that's not Thursday

1:02
Eno Sarris: creepy!

1:02
Comment From Kiley McSpaniel
What are your expectations for Springer when he returns in a few weeks? Worried that wrist injury renders him ineffectual?

1:02
Eno Sarris: Yes him and Stanton have bad injuries for power.

1:02
Comment From SardinasHappAbadOdor
What is a meek mill?

1:02
Eno Sarris: Helps you grind meeks onto your eggs.

1:02
Comment From Art Vandelay

1:02
Comment From l
Have you ever gotten anything out of Posey when talking to him?

1:03
Eno Sarris: Actually the last time I talked to him, about commandfx and command in general, was the best, and I got maybe five minutes.

1:03
Comment From SteveO
What saber player stat can I use to add up from players on different teams to predict team wins if they were part of a team?

1:03
Eno Sarris: We use WAR to inform our projections.

1:03
Comment From Bartleby
Chase Anderson, back from the DL. Will he be similar to his early season goodness down the stretch?

1:03
Eno Sarris: I’d be careful about using him at home.

1:03
Comment From Jono
Would Beergraphs consider retiring beers from the leaderboards list? Maybe create a search function that allows you to look for them when you need them? Knowing that the 2013 version of a beer is better than the one I am holding makes me think twice about grabbing it. I’m thinking Grapefruit Sculpin- which is still great- or all the Stone “Drink By” beers which can clutter searches.

1:04
Eno Sarris: Hey! Dude! Check it out. http://www.beergraphs.com/b… We’re working on it!

1:04
Comment From Heyo Eno
I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is….. Machi or B. Rondon?

1:04
Eno Sarris: rondon

1:04
Comment From JT Smooth (Loveboat Capn)
How much do you like Nick Tropeano? Both as an individual and as a pitcher. See him getting a rotation spot next season?

1:06
Eno Sarris: I like him. The splitter is decent. How much of a chance will he get? Good home park. Only thing I wonder is why he can’t change the whiffs into strikeouts. But he is in the minor leagues, so, I’m on board for cheap.

1:06
Comment From l
Syndergaard look more like Cumberbatch than Thor. Yeah.

1:06
Comment From Guest
Foundation also a good Portland ME brewery!

1:06
Comment From Guest

1:06
Eno Sarris: angry lude

1:09
Eno Sarris:

1:09
Comment From Art Vandelay
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1:09
Eno Sarris: Very important

1:09
Comment From Guest
Hey Eno can you tell me what you wrote in that article about the road effect of Coors field? I don’t have ESPN+.

1:10
Eno Sarris: It’s on FG+ too. The Rox position players have a fastball mentality at home (they look fastball and swing a ton more) and I think it makes them impatient on the road (and worse).

1:10
Comment From DDJ
chi-revolution, peace, half acre all solid choices

1:10
Eno Sarris: Oh yeah go to Peace Pizza

1:10
Comment From Natalie Portman
Wanna make out?

1:10
Eno Sarris: maybe

1:10
Comment From Guest
grapefruit sculpin more like gross

1:10
Eno Sarris: shandy

1:11
Comment From FloridaRapProspect
Hey Kiley, Understanding that floor and ceiling have to be weighted according to their relative stickiness, giving special consideration to each teams window (tinted or clear). And, playing that off of the understanding that when it comes to Rap music, the only thing that matters is how hard you can throw your left hand (I know not a perfect analogy)… Is there any reason that Fernando Tatis cant have a 50FV, while the more hyped Fester Ohnowehere flounders in low A forever.

1:11
Eno Sarris: you get him you get me I get it. But I have an answer: he needs to work on (yeast) pitch recognition

1:12
Comment From Snarfle
It’s weird how hard I root for things like Casilla to blow a save. Not because I want the Gigantes to lose, I just have Romo stashed.

1:12
Eno Sarris: Fantasy Baseball!

1:12
Comment From Eddie Brock
Would a Royals like bullpen transformation benefit any team more than the Rockies? I feel like that style could go a long way at Coors.

1:12
Eno Sarris: Yes, I like this, I wonder if maybe with a six man rotation too.

1:12
Comment From Grendall Kaveman
NO ONE ON BASE. CUETO CANNOT BALK

1:12
Comment From das rockies
Odds that Jose Reyes gets traded in he offseason? Guess at a return?

1:13
Eno Sarris: 70%. Okay if they swallow some money.

1:14
Comment From Larry
The Mariners said they were going to give Montero a ton of at bats, but I still see a bunch of Lomo strikeouts. What’s their plan with Jesus?

1:14
Eno Sarris: Problem is, he’s a righty I guess. Maybe as they fall out of it further…

1:14
Comment From Guest
angry lude for an angry dude

1:14
Comment From Guest
you’re trapped in a room with a coconut

1:14
Comment From Chad
Do you think Grady Sizemore is returning to a useful player?

1:15
Eno Sarris: Want to see what happens with Des Jennings back.

1:15
Comment From Snarfle
This one time, I heard the word ‘material’ in a way that made me think of Material Girl, and then I started thinking about Madonna’s Super Bowl performance, and how I enjoyed it at the time, but really, the highlights were Nicki Minaj and MIA, and then I was like ‘why am I thinking about this?’

1:15
Eno Sarris: this happens to me

1:15
Comment From Dre, MD
Saw in your chat last week that porters taste better when drank at a warmer temp than other beers. Should I just… take the bottle out of the fridge for a bit before opening, or is there a more exact science if I want to do it right?

1:15
Eno Sarris: Yes that works. I’d also do that (and open the bottle) for Almanac sours.

1:15
Comment From How Stella Got
What the heck are ludes

1:15
Eno Sarris: Interludes. Where we get weird.

1:15
Comment From The Big Dipper
Is Tanaka an ace who is struggling to pitch through an injury or is this just who he really is?

1:16
Eno Sarris: He’s really good and I’m not going to give him a bad homer rate just yet because he has a better fastball than guys like Shoemaker et al, the other k-bb wunderkinds.

1:16
Comment From Snarfle
Careful Eno, that’s not necessarily Natalie Portman.

1:16
Eno Sarris: See that’s why maybe. Kissing someone with a beard sucks.

1:16
Comment From Snarfle
I mean it probably is, but you never know.

1:16
Eno Sarris: Doubt it.

1:16
Comment From Snarfle
Like in that movie where it was the other guy all along.

1:16
Eno Sarris: the one about catfish hunter

1:17
Comment From Mark
Osuna hasn’t been striking out guys at an elite rate, but his stuff should be able to get him to that level soon, right? Do you see him/prefer him as a starter long term?

1:17
Eno Sarris: Reliever now. I think more Ks coming.

1:17
Comment From RNC
Do you like what you’re seeing in Brandon Belt?

1:18
Eno Sarris: I think he can pull and push the ball now, and is finally able to do both at the same time. Hard to see that in the numbers, but he’s hitting the ball hard to all fields, so yes I do like it. Wish he could make more contact though.

1:18
Comment From Hank
You know where Carlos Gonzalez would look good? Toronto. They could really use a left handed power hitter in that lineup.

1:18
Eno Sarris: oh man what a lineup that would be

1:18
Comment From mike
I have nightmares of Carter Capps jumping at me with a switchblade

1:18
Comment From a eskpert
Say you are a contemporary GM, and you have a choice of first basemen. Do you take Adam Lind or something (an average modern 1b), or do you take 1 of Hornsby Ruth Foxx Cobb and co? Same money.

1:18
Eno Sarris: Like you’re going to dig them up?

1:19
Comment From E. Hosmer
Sorry for what I said about your hair that one time. Am I gooder at baseball than you once thought? What’s my 2016 season gonna look like?

1:19
Eno Sarris: No, I thought he could do this. Some BABIP luck probably, but I thought he could .300/20 at least once. Always aid he would steal less.

1:19
Comment From Guest
if you pour like a 1/3 of the beer into a glass that part will warm more quickly and then when that’s a bit warmer and you finish it you pour the rest in your glass and it’s the perfect temperature

1:19
Comment From Terrible Ted
Enocturnal emission.

1:19
Comment From Eno Nothing, Jon Snow
H2H playoffs are dark and full of terror.

1:19
Eno Sarris: Now THAT is a lude.

1:20
Comment From Andrew
So apparently Eddie Butler doesn’t believe in giving up singles. This is worse than it sounds.

1:20
Eno Sarris: I’m watching him for a new pitch / mix. Until then, pass.

1:20
Comment From Rob
are you going to see Straight Outta Compton?

1:20
Eno Sarris: f yes

1:20
Comment From 3 in 5
Eno-san let’s say you had to have 2 stolen bases by Sunday night to save your life. Who get’s those out of Gose, Alexei or Bourn?

1:20
Eno Sarris: Gose?

1:20
Eno Sarris: As long as the handedness lines up well.

1:21
Comment From Mike
Should Jesse Chavez have opted out of today’s start?

1:21
Comment From guest
Toronto already has a lefty power hitter. Goins just hit a 3-run HR

1:21
Eno Sarris: asked and answered

1:21
Comment From Shawn
Wait, what did Hosmer say about your hair?

1:21
Eno Sarris: “Worst beat writer hair I’ve ever seen.”

1:21
Eno Sarris: But I’m not a beat so

1:21
Comment From Mike
Eno is going to head Straight INTO Compton

1:21
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
You buying some Severino shares?

1:21
Eno Sarris: YES

1:22
Comment From Guest
the best part about the rizzo catch is how certain he was in his footing, like oh yea ill just step on that chair there and turn around and throw it back into play

1:22
Comment From IA
I can’t overstate how much I love Aaron Sanchez as a shutdown reliever.

1:22
Comment From Guest

1:22
Comment From steve
What do the Blue Jays do next year when their pitching turns back into a pumpkin?

1:22
Eno Sarris: Hold on to Stroman for dear life, spend some money maybe on a starter

1:22
Comment From Shawn
I thought about not starting Syndergaard today bc Harvey and deGrom shut out the rockies previous 2 nights, and they have to eventaully score some runs right? Obviously not scientific, but do you ever think like this? (I started him anyway)

1:23
Eno Sarris: Gambler’s fallacy. They’re just as likely to score runs on that third day as they were on day one or two.

1:23
Comment From Kris
wait doesnt hosmer have a mohawk mullet combo?

1:23
Eno Sarris: well yeah but I was a bit rocked and didn’t have the zingers ready. maybe next time.

1:23
Comment From guest
The Blue Jays are 100% pure white hot sex right now

1:23
Comment From Franklin
Who gets David Price?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Maybe sex signs him!

1:24
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
Why wasn’t DeGromm hyped? In his big league debut I remember telling myself, “this kid has some awesome stuff and seems to command it” I said the same thing when I saw Kluber in his 3rd big league start.

1:25
Eno Sarris: Minor league numbers bad, old for levels because he had TJ, was a college closer, didn’t have the change until Triple-A when Johan taught him, didn’t have the slider until MLB when Warthen taught him, didn’t have the curve until Viola taught him it in Double-A. http://www.fangraphs.com/bl…

1:25
Comment From DDJ
Hosmer the jerkstore called…

1:25
Comment From Guest
you should really overdo it like just put hosmer down so many times everyone feels bad about the situation and he’s like starting to cry and he’s like damn yo i was just making a crack and you’re like ripping into him his dog needs a bath his handsoap scent is out of date and he’s just bawling but you don’t let up

1:25
Comment From Terrible Ted
Which team has the nicest clubhouse?

1:26
Eno Sarris: Padres is pretty awesome actually, Cash takes all questions and talks to everyone, and cares about everyone. Giants is like the most chill professional place ever, but not a ton of interaction between groups. Athletics are exuberant and loud and fun and young.

1:26
Comment From ROBBIE RAY
HEY ENO HOW ABOUT A SANDWICH – A SANDWICH WHERE I PUNCH YOU IN THE HEAD

1:27
Eno Sarris: hey I just don’t like your change

1:27
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
Do we have a better comp for Aaron Judge than Stanton? When was the last 6’7 OFer with an advanced approach and feel for hitting, with massive raw power and arm strength? Winfield?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Except Judge not showing that massive power yet. Travis Snider decently big, never really capitalized.

1:28
Comment From a eskpert
Would you rather be able to hit the ball like Gallo or throw the ball like Rondon? Which >100mph would you, a regular person that writes about beer and the correct way to hold balls, would you choose?

1:28
Eno Sarris: The guy that can throw it because I’d be working on the secondary pitches so hard. Might blow out though. Sergio Romo said if I could throw 95, I’d be Adam Ottavino and my arm would be done.

1:28
Comment From guest
DeGrom is the American dream

1:28
Comment From Dallas
Banh Mi or French Dip?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Banh MI makes you feel better about yourself.

1:29
Comment From "E." Hosmer
we get paid to put barrels on balls man, what the f— is this guy talking about, walk rates, ground-ball rates, barrels dude, barrels, what’s up with this hair, must be because he’s Greek, yeah or blind, these are some stupid questions, man, I’ve never heard anything like this, dude needs to shut up, bothering us about ground-ball rates man, barrels, dude, barrels, nut sacks more like.

1:29
Eno Sarris: Uh yeah that’s it.

1:29
Comment From UM EXCUSE ME ENO
Travis Snider is 6′ tall wtf are you doing comparing him to Aaron Judge? WTF

1:29
Eno Sarris: Just saying, I would not compare Judge to Stanton either. No way. Not yet. career ISO under .200 in MiLB.

1:30
Comment From steve
When you say Cashner cares about everyone, is that his teammates or members of the media?

1:30
Eno Sarris: He’s a good human being, to everyone I’ve seen him interact with.

1:30
Eno Sarris: Oh man I gotta go! kids are home, things are going nuts out there I hear.

1:30
Eno Sarris: thanks for chatting (mostly) dudes with ludes!

1:31
Comment From KIDS SUK
KIDS SUK

1:31
Comment From Guest
ciao eno

1:31
Comment From Wardo
Re: Hill Farmstead – went two weeks ago, did exactly that. Had a Susan, thought it was meh, gave it four stars cause HF and I didn’t want to look like that guy who was like, Trillium IPAs are better (but they are)

1:31
Comment From Jung-Ho Kangs knowing stare
You know, Eno. And I know. And I now know that you know.

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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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Thanks Eno!