Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 8/6/15

10:46
Eno Sarris: Two things. 1) Don’t make fun of these guys, they were legit. 2) Leave your questions, but in the interest of fun, I’m going to try and scroll up to the now and reach into the vault for questions when I need.

10:47
Eno Sarris:

12:00
Comment From IAS
Coolest pitch grip you’ve ever seen? Got any grips yesterday at the A’s game?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Oh man it was grip fest. Got Britton’s sinker (cutter grip!) and Darren O’Day’s grips and we were having a love fest. Coolest might be the Critter from Latos or Despaigne’s weird thing.

12:01
Comment From Ryguy
As a FG+ member, I would like to read your closer article from yesterday but everytime I click on it, it logs me out…

12:01
Eno Sarris: hit me up on twitter and I’ll get you help

12:01
Comment From Kris
have anything planned for IPA day today?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Every day is IPA day. Might have my last Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn that I have left…

12:02
Comment From hscer
Nats 55%, Mets 45% in the FG odds seem right?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Well, base runs or run differential might have something to do with this. I actually think it’s right, but maybe wrong in that this is not the same Mets offense. But how you going to bake that in?

12:03
Comment From Larry
Do you currently, like right now, own any baseball cards?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Still got my whole collection, but a stocked away. Still got all my late 80s and 90s rookies for all the HoFers too, and that Yogi Berra 58 or so.

12:03
Comment From IAS
How does the pitch value work? What do they value? Also, BsR includes what?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Pitch value takes what happens on that pitch — strike, ball, in play, whatever — and assigns it a run value (based on what those things are traditionally worth in the past). The biggest weakness is that those things happened partially because of the pitch(es) before.

12:04
Comment From Pale Hose
swipe right

12:05
Eno Sarris: I can’t keep up! I’m trying to stay current in the chat

12:05
Comment From IAS
If Kershaw were to work on his changeup and perfect it, how much more could it help him?

12:05
Eno Sarris: That homer-happy part of the year this year? I don’t think he has that if he has a change.

12:05
Comment From hscer
don’t the playoff odds use the player projections somehow? & I think they update for personnel

12:06
Eno Sarris: Yes, some part of them do use our depth charts and steamer… so you’re right, that is baked in… but it’s just individual stuff, not the way an offense can be better than sum of parts once the parts improve.

12:06
Comment From Meow
Thoughts on Severino’s debut?

12:07
Eno Sarris: Great stuff. Big velocity. Bad command early on, but also hit the outside corner black on 3-2 counts, consecutively, with different pitches, so he’s good. The slider was a little inconsistent but at 90 mph has great upside. And then the change was good by the end. At the beginning of game, looked like raw #3 with big stuff and maybe bad results. Near the end? Potential number one.

12:07
Comment From IAS
One game playoff, who starts, deGrom, Syndergaard, or Harvey?

12:07
Eno Sarris: deGrom

12:07
Comment From 3 in 5
Do you see the Giants cutting back on Heston’s innings since it is his first full year/ He IS 27 though, so an old rookie…

12:07
Eno Sarris: Yeah I doubt they sit him.

12:07
Comment From Beer & Baseball
Hey Eno, my boss is a HUGE IPA fan and we are located in Saint Louis. Any insights on an IPA I could buy him as a gift that he may not have yet had?

12:09
Eno Sarris: I’m assuming he’s had the Schlaflys of the world. How about a Tallgrass Buffallo Sweat yum

12:09
Comment From Red, Red Whining
is Jesse Chavez going to continue to be un-usable down the stretch? Is he always just going to fade when he gets north of ~100 innings?

12:09
Eno Sarris: Well he is just a little itty bitty guy. But I would really try to throw him only at home.

12:10
Comment From Joe
What does Rubby de la rosa need to do to limit his homeruns? Seems like thats the only thing holding him back at this point

12:10
Eno Sarris: Consistency on his change and slider.

12:10
Comment From Mike
Stop kissing your boss’s ass, he won’t give you that promotion if you buy him the beer.

12:10
Eno Sarris: But he might share it with you

12:10
Comment From hscer
how does this delivery produce more than 60 mph, let alone 82? http://m.mlb.com/video/v337…

12:11
Eno Sarris: That’s all arm strength. Also, look at Tyson Ross lol

12:11
Comment From IAS
Syndergaard or Severino for their career?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Careers are fickle beasts. Thor, but he’s had some forearm stuff already so

12:11
Comment From Billy Boy
What to do with Joc in redrafts? Not at the top of the order any more, still drawing walks, but in the midst of a prolonged slump. Be patient or look for a more consistent option for the stretch run?

12:11
Comment From Red, Red Whining
I am about to start platooning Pederson and Tucker given Joc’s struggles the last 6 weeks. Do you see Pederson coming back to life down the stretch at all or is he going to have to make his next set of adjustments in the offseason?

12:12
Eno Sarris: You could sit him against lefties, why not. Make it easy on him. But I’m not dropping him.

12:12
Comment From Tigers Fan
Talk to me about Matt Boyd. Worth a flyer in an AL-only league?

12:12
Eno Sarris: yes. Major velocity bump while working with Kyle Boddy.

12:12
Comment From mtsw
Predict what the years/AAV of Darren O’Day’s next contract.

12:12
Eno Sarris: 3/24? People don’t seem to trust sidearmers, but he’s been great. 3/30?

12:12
Comment From kid
Is Ben Paulsen maybe a Corey Dickerson-lite? I know he’s only got 100 or so games in the bigs, but a 22% HR/FB rate is eye-catching.

12:13
Eno Sarris: Well, you also have to consider his age. Paulsen is an older dude with very little projection left.

12:13
Comment From osborne
next five years: Correa or Soler

12:13
Eno Sarris: Correa

12:13
Comment From IAS
If mets don’t win division, any chance they win a wild card?

12:13
Eno Sarris: yes

12:13
Comment From Mole Zamels
Do you foresee the creation of any new statistics that rely on inputs from statcast data as it gets better? If so, what would these look like?

12:14
Eno Sarris: I think we’ll just get better D numbers that have similar structure but are better. Then maybe a completely new speed stat, maybe a new way of measuring contact that will look simliar to past xBABIPs but be way better, using angle, velocity off bat.

12:14
Comment From IAS
I’ve been very interested in grips recently and accumulated almost 200 pics of grips from you, youtube, and other places. Are there any grips I wouldn’t be able to find that you could provide me?

12:15
Eno Sarris: Well I’m currently in the process of pitching a book on them, so I gotta keep some in the vault lol

12:15
Comment From Reed
Wellington Castillo has been going off lately. Would you hold onto him, or drop him for Yan Gomes? Wilson Ramos?

12:15
Eno Sarris: I’d rather have him than Wilson yes

12:15
Comment From Art Vandelay
Going to my first Outside Lands this weekend since the inaugural concert in 2008 (where radiohead’s set was basically ruined by rain/terrible sound).

12:15
Eno Sarris: Have fun! I went one year as Andrew Bird’s guest and that was fun as heck. Saw Beck.

12:16
Comment From Frank Jobe
New York Mets are the best team in baseball, or the greatest team in baseball?

12:16
Eno Sarris: In our hearts. Sorry, no bias here. “in some people’s hearts, probably in Queens and other parts of New York, mostly”

12:16
Comment From Bill
I’ve been getting into porters lately. Two questions: 1) why do people hate on drinking porters in the summer? It’s just as cold as other beers. 2) What’s your favorite?

12:18
Eno Sarris: I think they are thick, and people want watery-tasting beers in summer. but there are times when I’m all over it. I really like Victory at Sea, especially with the coffee/vanilla adjuncts they put it in it sometimes. An aged Black Butte is on my list. Edmund Fitzgerald.

12:18
Comment From Human Beinz
Eno-no! No no no no nono no no! Nobody can do a CHAT! like he do. Nobody can do the BASEBALLSTUFF like he do!

12:18
Comment From Larry
Happy Jamaica day! Have you every had full on dreads?

12:18
Eno Sarris: wait it’s Jamaica day, too??? (no)

12:18
Comment From daneyko
What to expect from Martin Perez ROS ?

12:18
Eno Sarris: I’m not a fan.

12:19
Comment From Matt
What causes natural velocity loss in pitchers? It is slight elbow damage or shoulder damage? It doesn’t seem to be due to “normal physical decline”. Why do we know so little on why Chapman can throw 103 and Buerhle in the mid-80’s?

12:19
Eno Sarris: I think it’s a repetitive movement that leads to gradual deterioration, and that loss can only be worked against by working out the muscles around the joints that are affected.

12:20
Comment From Mike
Great Lakes Brewery Edmund Fitzgerald?

12:20
Eno Sarris: That’s the one.

12:20
Comment From Billy
When I look at most of Michael Wacha’s numbers and stuff, I wonder if he is already basically peaking

12:21
Eno Sarris: I think he could maybe improve the curve or cutter to match the effectiveness of his change, maybe. Without that, yes, he probably won’t have a strikeout per inning and join the fantasy aces.

12:21
Comment From Nelson
Severino over Norris?

12:21
Eno Sarris: For me, yes.

12:21
Comment From Red, Red Whining
I’ve got an aged Black Butte on an entirely different sort of list

12:21
Eno Sarris:

12:21
Comment From Joe
Who has the most success over the next 5-7 years? Astros, Mets or Cubs?

12:22
Eno Sarris: I’ll take the team built on position players, and I like lower K rates, so I’ll take Cubs.

12:22
Comment From hscer
oh btw i got the car

12:22
Eno Sarris: how painful was it

12:22
Comment From Natitude Adjuster
Michael Pineda is the best pitcher in NY with a current grade 1 flexor muscle strain.

12:22
Comment From Tony
Porters and darker beers in general are better when they aren’t as cold.

12:22
Comment From Red, Red Whining
John Oliver outed Beck as a Scientologist in a “buzzkills” segment….sad

12:22
Eno Sarris: ooooooh so much pain in this lude

12:22
Comment From Shyam
What did you think of Henry Owen’s debut?

12:23
Eno Sarris: Did better when he mixed in his other two pitches. Good change, but curve is super slow so he’ll have to command it to steal strikes on non-swings. Was amped, velocity was up a bit, if he can command that better velocity, he could be better than his minor league numbers suggest he’ll be.

12:23
Comment From Meow
Who is your first dropper: Chavez, Hendricks, Cashner, Gio, or Nelson?

12:24
Eno Sarris: I just dropped Cashner in a league last night. It hurt. I’ll drop Hendricks ahead of him though.

12:24
Comment From MetsFaithful5
What grades would you give deGroms pitches?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Fastball 8
Change 7
Slider 7
Curve 6

12:24
Comment From Red, Red Whining
obviously the book should be titled “Get a Grip”

12:24
Eno Sarris: Dude.

12:24
Comment From MetsFaithful5
Is Jacob deGrom now a legitimate ace? And for 2016, what is the chance that Harvey becomes a top 15 pitcher again?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Yes and yes

12:25
Comment From Tony
Did you mean Tallgrass Ethos?

12:25
Eno Sarris: I thought it was the Sweat. Whichever one is better.

12:25
Comment From Nelson
Why no prospect love for Joe Ross?

12:25
Eno Sarris: Same reasons that his brother didn’t because wow do they look similar.

12:25
Comment From Mike
I’m looking forward to a fielder route efficiency rating.

12:25
Comment From Tony
Buffalo Sweat is a Stout…. not an IPA.

12:25
Eno Sarris: My B.

12:25
Comment From Larry
Read into my future: will I ever have a cherry beer that isnt a drain pour?

12:25
Eno Sarris: Sour?

12:25
Comment From Miggy Azalea
You’re not worried about Boyd’s fly ball bidnezz? Or are you picking him up to start at home/friendly fly ball confines?

12:26
Eno Sarris: In terms of career prognosis, ground-ball-y-ness is not something I target. I want Ks and hate BBs, and maybe I want some grounders in a hitter’s park.

12:26
Comment From Mikey T
Will soler still turn into the next stanton?

12:26
Eno Sarris: I STILL BELIEVE

12:26
Comment From bark
how do duda dudat?

12:27
Eno Sarris: he diddat by doin dat

12:27
Comment From Sven
Polanco has looked a lot better the last month while Pederson and Bryant are trending down. In fact, Polanco’s avg is better than both of theirs. Can Polanco still turn into a .300/.380 hitter with 20 homers and 40 steals? that would be a monster

12:27
Eno Sarris: I STILL BELIEVE

12:27
Eno Sarris: well, Polanco I’d make him a .280/15/30 guy at his best probably.

12:27
Comment From GSon
he do dat all duh do dah day

12:27
Comment From Red, Red Whining
I’d hope Soler turns into the next something that stays healthier than Stanton.

12:27
Comment From Dr. Zizmor
Hey Eno – when it comes to Z-Mov, how does pronation effect thehoihjn OHhop OIHF OHHOH FUC OHOOHH OHO GOD I””M A WEREUIWOLF

12:28
Comment From Billy Boy
How would you grade De Grom’s hair?

12:28
Eno Sarris: This might really be the one that gets people mad: 6.

12:28
Comment From Soler Array
You’ve been very high on Soler all year. Are you still confident he’s going to break out?

12:29
Eno Sarris: Yes. He is a manbeast. He’s shown the ability to make plate discipline adjustments in the past. He hits everything up the middle. In conclusion, he’s a manbeast.

12:29
Comment From mtsw
Will we see a run on Korean players after Kang’s success similar to the boom in Cubans after Puig was such a monster?

12:29
Comment From KB
Kang is a Top ___ ROS

12:29
Eno Sarris: Top seven and no, but maybe Park (forget his first name) gets more of a look. But even Park may be a platoon 1B which is not in high demand.

12:29
Eno Sarris: Kang was the best over there, by far.

12:29
Comment From Rated Rookie
Has Gausman shown enough recently to be cautiously optimistic?

12:30
Eno Sarris: The curve is okay. But only okay. Not great, which means he’s still looking for a breaker.

12:31
Comment From Puis is no longer a keeper in a keep5, 5×5 right? Almost a full year of bleh, yet he is held in such high regard re: his potiential.
Puig

12:31
Comment From Ryan
How can Yasiel Puig continue to hit the ball so hard and have such ‘meh’ results? Same question, but for Jorge Soler?

12:32
Eno Sarris: Puig is still a keep five keeper for me. Him and Soler are a minor adjustment away from fire. Of course Soler is behind Puig, because of strikeout rate mostly. But both have massive physical tools and have shown skills in the past that are very impressive. Age also suggests that they are very pre-peak.

12:33
Comment From Red, Red Whining
The Puig/Soler owner in my dynasty league wants to package them up for 1 “steady and well rounded OF producer”……Would it require balls the size of Saturn to offer Adam Jones for both?

12:33
Eno Sarris: I love it.

12:33
Comment From N. Ron Field
I guess Preston Tucker gets squeezed when Springer gets back? Do you think he’s shown enough to stick as the 4th outfielder next year?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Yeah he gets squeezed but yeah he sticks around

12:33
Comment From Rated Rookie
Even if it is out of the bullpen, the prospect of seeing Stroman pitch in 2015 is great news.

12:33
Eno Sarris: agree

12:33
Comment From JT
Are you buying what Eaton and Melky have been selling lately?

12:33
Eno Sarris: .275/15/15 and .280/10/0 is what I’m buying.

12:33
Comment From Jim Bouton
Wow, my head is spinning everytime I try to figure out the Mariner closer role. Whoever Lloyd sends out in the ninth seems to implode. Who do you think gets the job next year or do they bring in some high priced help?

12:34
Eno Sarris: Man that team… could blow up. Could really blow up. I’ll take Smith either way.

12:34
Comment From Joe
who has your favorite swing in baseball right now?

12:34
Eno Sarris: Really like Donaldson’s, JD Martinez, Votto.

12:34
Comment From Ryan
Will we still be talking about Rare Barrel in 5 years?

12:34
Eno Sarris: Yes

12:34
Comment From bark
thor’s hair is better than degrom’s, apologies to anyone offended but it’s the truth

12:35
Eno Sarris: except in the part covered by the hat, but man that part is not kind to most baseball players. I’d be like Pence, hat off unless on the field. #killshair

12:35
Comment From N. Ron Field
I always liked the future of Josh Fields but I’m wondering if he might be running out of time to factor into the closer equation of the future. Do you think he’s buried too deep (Gregerson, Neshek, Qualls, Smith) to be in the running for next year?

12:35
Eno Sarris: Perennially in the running. Best velocity and K rate of the group. I think he matters.

12:35
Comment From Carney
Eno, I’m a professional brewer and a big fan of your work. If I send you a couple 320z crowlers of our Imperial IPA dry hopped w/ Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo, will you send me a Fangraphs shirt? I’ll kick in our rum barrel aged RIS w/ currants.

12:36
Eno Sarris: Um yes yes yes and yes. Yes.

12:36
Comment From kid
Ian Desmond – had a nice little hot streak a week or so ago, now back to striking out 3 times/game. Sell or hold?

12:36
Eno Sarris: A game built on physical tools entering a post-peak period. He’ll be better next year, maybe, but not great.

12:36
Comment From Art Vandelay
Doesn’t it kind of feel like the team would prefer if he quit tweeting that though? He is a huge asset, and it’s in their best interest to protect him, even at the cost of sitting him the rest of the year.

12:37
Eno Sarris: Yeah because now it looks like Stroman had a setback if he doesn’t come up in September, where it might just be normal rehab.

12:37
Comment From eelz
In my dynasty league Soler got moved for Jonathan Lucroy. JONATHAN LUCROY

12:37
Eno Sarris: In my dynasty, I couldn’t trade Buster Posey for Jorge Soler and other parts. Catchers don’t have great trade value. Maybe a little more than pitchers, but a lot less than other positions.

12:37
Comment From Art Vandelay
Giancarlo Stanton: Barreling it so hard his own hands can’t take the stress.

12:38
Comment From Corey Dickerson fan
Darnit, Eno. . I love that my Dix goes hard, but I keep getting overly excited and then bam Dix goes down again.

12:38
Comment From Red, Red Whining
Kevin Gausman is dead to me, dead. A SP has to be really good to look just kinda good pitching in the AL East outside of TB.

12:38
Eno Sarris: luded

12:38
Comment From Ellis
If you were a GM, which GMs would you try to trade with? Which would you avoid? Both in terms of reputation and also trying to get a good deal.

12:39
Eno Sarris: I’ll tell you what, I’d avoid Dave Stewart after that nonsense on the radio. I’m 100% sure that asking for Goldschmidt for Kimbrel was a bit of a joke.

12:39
Eno Sarris: speaking of growlers

12:39
Eno Sarris:

12:39
Comment From Rated Rookie
When Montero returns, do you think Schwarber starts more often (though in LF or DH)? I’d love to start Schwarber in a weekly lineups league but worry about how starts/ABs he’s likely to get?

12:40
Eno Sarris: You have to hold and see. Impossible to say now, because at times they’ve said they don’t want to play him in the outfield, but he’s been such a boon at the plate.

12:40
Comment From gem
In an innings capped league are you starting Hammel today? Nova tmrw?

12:40
Eno Sarris: Yes, no

12:40
Comment From Eric
Is Carlos Martinez become an elite pitcher? The velocity. That changeup. A good slider. If he throw more of the sinker, he could be even better. Is he Carlos Carrassco 2.0

12:41
Eno Sarris: Yes, the changeup is a totally different shape now, and once he really figures out how to use it with the sinker too, he’ll have weapons against both sides. Command isn’t always there, but it’s not always there for Carrasco either.

12:41
Comment From Kevin
On average how long would you think it takes someone like Thor to get a good feel for a new pitch like the Warthan slider?

12:42
Eno Sarris: We’re watching it with Thor. He’s thrown it in three games, and then it goes away for a while. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not until next year. Spring helps a ton.

12:42
Comment From KilleBrews
Nate Karns is a SP? in 12 teamers ROS?

12:42
Eno Sarris: 5/6

12:42
Eno Sarris: Which, given his back story, is great.

12:42
Comment From 3 in 5
What was Mejia thinking???

12:43
Eno Sarris: What if he had no MLB career at all without the drugs? Would we be talking about how much money he cost himself? Maybe we should be talking about the fact that he’s made himself any money? You know he’ll get another chance from someone.

12:43
Comment From dom
can I get some context to this Goldy for Kimbrel thing I keep hearing about?

12:43
Eno Sarris: Stewart went on the radio saying Preller asked for Goldy for Kimbrel. And it was a joke.

12:43
Comment From Red, Red Whining
I have an unhealthy fantasy crush going for Yasmani Grandal, especially in longer term leagues: warranted or do you think he’s playing over his head this year?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Maybe a little over his head, but I like him a ton. Trying to trade Posey in a 12-teamer so I can start him.

12:44
Comment From Gnomes vs. Bobbleheads
AAA Padres affiliate giving out bobble-bicep Arnold Schwarzenegger figurines tonight. Your take?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Love it.

12:44
Comment From 3 in 5
You DO know you’re going to move out of The City when the second child comes…right??? So, do you do the Peninsula slide, The Golden Gate jump, or the East Bay shuffle???

12:45
Eno Sarris: I’ve had my second child, and we moved out of the city in order to have the first. I hang my head, but in the back of my mind is still hope that we move back to SF or NYC when the kids are older.

12:45
Comment From dom
u can tell a cat by the way it is

12:45
Comment From MSW
Beck is a born-and-raised scientologist, not just a moved-to-hollywood type. He runs deep.

12:45
Comment From rustydude
Lower babips in July from Kluber, Carrasco & Salazar. Better defense or is the sample size too small to conclude this?

12:46
Eno Sarris: Well they did bring in Lindor! and Urshela! so they should be a little better. (a lot better)

12:46
Comment From Jersey Shore
Thoughts on Jimmy Nelson finally showing signs of a breakthrough? And has Shoemaker turned his season around to where he was in the 2H of ’14?

12:47
Eno Sarris: I’ve been waiting for the new pitch to tie it all together. This is sort of what I thought he could do. He has the Richards package, maybe more than anyone. Shoemaker is just a start at home guy for me. Bad fastball, isn’t going to get better. Just hiding it better.

12:47
Comment From Art Vandelay

It's not kosher to laugh at injuries, but now that we know he's fine, that Yunel vs. Thor at bat is one the best baseball gifs all year.

12:47
Comment From Maverik
Pederson, Soler, Puig RoS? Future?

12:47
Eno Sarris: Puig Pederson Soler this year.
Pederson Puig Soler career.

12:47
Comment From Maverik
I recently read the article “Narrowing the Schoop”. Based on that, last years numbers, and age, I am beginning to believe he is Manny Machado 2.0. Right?

12:48
Eno Sarris: Well, even worse plate discipline, which will keep him from being great. But Real Power.

12:48
Comment From Rated Rookie
Kipnis on the DL has also improved the Indians defense.

12:48
Comment From mtsw
Post deadline trade idea: James Shields + $25-30M for Mike Wright, Ryan Flaherty and a low level prospect. Who says no?

12:48
Eno Sarris: Padres, maybe.

12:48
Comment From 3 in 5
What do you make of the second coming of Odor and what do they do with Profar?

12:49
Eno Sarris: Love that Odor. Maybe they move Profar back to short in the minors and give him a half season to show he’s healthy, and they wait to see what happens with Andrus and if they can shop him.

12:49
Comment From Jersey Shore
Do you believe in Home/Road splits with some SP? (based on your response w/ Shoemaker)

12:49
Eno Sarris: He’s just a guy that gives up homers because his fastball is crappy, and his home park suppresses homers. So in that sort of situation, yes I believe.

12:50
Comment From Compton
Eno! Thanks for linking in awesome music to your chats. Because of you, I am a huge Ratatat fan now. Also because of you, I never stray too far from the sidewalk.

12:50
Eno Sarris: Ooh lets link that new one then

12:50
Eno Sarris:

12:51
Comment From bark
are the rays going to be stuck in a cycle of mediocrity now

12:51
Eno Sarris: they cobbled together some pitching, Souza can get better… I don’t know how they break out

12:51
Comment From Larry
Whats a realistic season for Yelich in 2-3 years? I think Ive got fanatasy rose colored glasses since Ive owned him so long

12:51
Eno Sarris: I think best case is a Brett Gardner type career, but even that will require him to start hitting some FREAKING FLY BALLS PLEASE

12:51
Comment From Julio Pepper
I feel like Danny Salazar doesn’t get enough love.

12:51
Eno Sarris: I will hug him for you.

12:52
Comment From Art Vandelay
Why is there golf streaming on MLB’s website right now?

12:52
Eno Sarris: They know their demographic.

12:52
Comment From Compton
Anything to the Pirates July 31 deals for Blanton, Happ, and Morse all being guys who have won a World Series? Or is that purely coincidental?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Yeah that’s random. They needed a sixth starter and a righty platoon 1B.

12:52
Comment From mtsw
Speaking of James Shields, has he really been that bad this season? Huge part of his underperformance is unsustainably high 17% HR/FB rate. Or is that actually a troubling sign given that he plays half his games at Petco?

12:53
Eno Sarris: I think he’s been fine and better seasons with more normal HR/FB rates coming. Throwing a righty change to a righty will get you some homers, but not like this.

12:53
Comment From Art Vandelay
“Love that Odor” Eno’s trying to self-lude

12:53
Eno Sarris: OOH OOH THAT ODOR CAN YOU SMELL THAT ODOR

12:53
Comment From 3 in 5
so follow up to the Odor ?….If I have Kipnis on the DL and Odor playing, is it safe to deal Kip for someone who can actually help me in August?

12:53
Eno Sarris: Yes, if Kipnis gets you anything

12:53
Comment From Tony
Speaking of Lindor, thoughts on his fantasy potential going forward? He was always knocked pretty hard as a glove-only prospect coming up.

12:53
Eno Sarris: He’s still that.

12:53
Comment From Jersey Shore
What are your feelings on when fantasy leagues should set trade deadlines? The league I am in starts playoffs after a 20 week regular season, and the deadline is after week 16. (weekly H2H 5×5 league)

12:54
Eno Sarris: One of my leagues has it at the MLB deadline and that sucks terribly. Yours is fine.

12:54
Comment From L. Scott
I thought the Texas Rangers were crazy for being buyers, but now they are over .500 and just 5 games back. Could this be the surprise team of 2015?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Yu needs to come back earlyish and perfectly. Someone needs to step forward to be a reliable number three. They have to resign some hitters. But they have some young pieces and more on the way.

12:55
Comment From hscer
would you watch Jim Thome homering off Jamie Moyer? http://www.hardballtimes.co…

12:55
Comment From Steve
AJ Ramos. Little bump, or bad news coming?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Have always liked him.

12:55
Comment From "Real Guy" Flumm
Brandon Beachy or half of an old chicken salad sandwich ROS?

12:55
Eno Sarris: I mean is it old like last year old or like yesterday because

12:55
Comment From Brandon
Are you a beer festival guy? Any can’t-miss events you’d recommend?

12:56
Eno Sarris: I like them yes. I really enjoyed Stone’s invitational, that was great and they give you a decent amount of beer and the lines weren’t long.

12:56
Comment From Steve
Does Nathan Karns have frontline stuff? Numbers are getting close with that K/9 creeping up.

12:57
Eno Sarris: The change has pushed its way to average, but the curve is no longer “top five in game” type curve. So I don’t know if I call it frontline, especially with fastball velocity down to average-ish, or above-average, from plus.

12:57
Comment From Larry
Whats the max youd pay for a great beer festival with unlimited samples?

12:57
Eno Sarris: 200-300? I’ve paid about that much for shows…

12:57
Comment From Rich
Who’s outlook do you like best fantasy wise of these young arms- Nola, Heaney or Gausman?

12:57
Eno Sarris: That order.

12:58
Comment From Ryan
Are Fiers/McCullers/Velazquez sharing one rotation spot in HOU RoS barring injury? Are you moving away from all three if you’re looking toward H2H playoffs?

12:58
Eno Sarris: Yes, though McC, if he makes it to the end of the season, is the starter there. And he’s straight fire, worth owning.

12:58
Comment From Meow
J.P. Crawford or Alex Reyes in a keeper league

12:58
Comment From Larry
Robbie Ray more than a streamer?

12:58
Eno Sarris: Less

12:58
Eno Sarris: JPC

12:58
Comment From Steve
RE Karns: Do you think his stuff ticking down is due to fatigue? Hasn’t gone over 145 IP in a full season.

12:59
Eno Sarris: If that’s it, then he’s a 12-teamer, maybe a #3 next year going into the season.

12:59
Comment From Robbie Ray
I don’t **sniff** know *sniff** why Eno hates me so *cry*

12:59
Eno Sarris: Putrid changeup.

1:00
Comment From MANGRY ANNE
Offered JP Crawford and Giolito for Kershaw in dynasty… he got moved for Jon Singleton and Dellin Betances. I do not have a question.

1:00
Eno Sarris: urge to kill rising

1:00
Comment From Snarfle
Let’s talk a little Pujols. Power has been constant, average has not. Where do you see the AVG/OBP settling in ROS?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Without looking, I call him a .275/.340 type guy going forward. He’s old!

1:00
Comment From Compton
Is there a way to make it so that every time I have a website remember my username and password, Sarah Mclachlan’s “I Will Remember You” automatically plays?

1:00
Eno Sarris: BUT THEN WHAT ABOUT THE LONELY CATS

1:01
Comment From Jack
Trout is 1 for his last 20!!!! PANIC!!!!!!!!

1:01
Comment From Steve
But serious;y, would you like a cat? We found a kitten and our shelter is full.

1:01
Comment From Red, Red Whining
Am I the only one that suddenly has to re-enter my password every time I make a lineup change at ESPN fantasy?

1:01
Eno Sarris: yeah what’s up with that

1:02
Comment From Walt
T. Walker: Are we going to see these ups and downs for the ROS with him? Any chance the M’s have an innings limit for him?

1:02
Eno Sarris: He’s just now getting to where he was last year (130ish), so he should be good for another 30-40 even for a conservative org.

1:02
Comment From Red, Red Whining
Have you ever considered changing the name of these chats to “Fantasy Kvetching on Ludes?”

1:03
Eno Sarris: Well we have to be careful about that preposition there

1:03
Comment From STPEHEN PSICTOYY
I KIKIN BUT! I KIKIN BUT! I WENt 2 STNAFROD. I KIKIN BUT!

1:03
Comment From bark
how much are pitch count restrictions going to limit severino’s upside right now?

1:04
Eno Sarris: 94 pitches, five innings, going to be tough to get wins like that.

1:04
Comment From Who will be the better 2B in the long run…Odor or Russell?
Taijuan Walker will be a stud…So walt enjoy watching him while he is developing his craft and don’t whine!

1:04
Eno Sarris: Hey I like what he’s doing. Figured out a good mix now. Always had frontline stuff. Been able to command the ball better after dropping the two-seamer.

1:05
Comment From Brandon
I’ve seen 1,000 different articles about Tom Cruise in the past month from Grantland to FiveThirtyEight is this a Scientology conspiracy to get me to see Mission Impossible because it is kind of working

1:05
Eno Sarris: Well the movie is doing well and you’ll get a few clicks if you link something to a popular movie so that could be the conspiracy too.

1:05
Comment From Jeet
Hey Eno! Would you considering swapping Wacha and Kluber if you’re getting Kluber in a no wins QS league? I am worried Kluber has been kind of up and down

1:05
Eno Sarris: I’d still do that yes

1:05
Comment From hscer
What happened to Fister? That trade went from robbery to a meh-fest.

1:05
Eno Sarris: Velocity so far down he can’t even get to his meh k rate…

1:06
Comment From Larry
Does anyone throw a palmball? is that sorta like a knuckler?

1:06
Eno Sarris: Damn the guy the Rays picked up in the Jepsen deal does, and then Holdzkom on the Pirates, but I don’t think either is in bigs. It’s more like a changeup than anything.

1:06
Comment From KilleBrews
Giolito Karns for Quintana Soler dynasty?

1:07
Eno Sarris: That’s a bird in the hand and a bird in the bush for two birds in the hand, so yeah. It’s really hard to trade pitching for hitting.

1:07
Comment From bleepbloop
Better in 2016: $15 Russell Martin or $1 Travis D’Arnaud?

1:07
Eno Sarris: TdA

1:07
Comment From Sal
Do you think we see Berrios this year?

1:07
Eno Sarris: Some day. Some day. Probably after they fall out of it, in relief.

1:07
Comment From Sal
Eno this Not Your Father’s Root Beer is just absurd. That is all.

1:08
Eno Sarris: I struggle with those because if I wanted a root beer I’d get a root beer, but maybe some day I’ll want a root beer and also alcohol. But that day is not very common.

1:08
Comment From Trapper
What’s the difference between command and control? I’ve Googled it and seen a few different explanations.

1:09
Eno Sarris: Control is the idea that you can hit the strike zone, generally. Command is the idea that you can put the pitch where you want it. Which might be out of the strike zone.

1:09
Comment From Snarfle
Dude, come to Berkeley. It’s pleasant and hilarious. First drink at the Starry Plough is on me (where you can watch baseball AND friendly people doing Celtic jigs!).

1:09
Eno Sarris: I do like Berkeley. Spent a few summers there because Palo Alto was a terrible college town. Fieldwork is more Oakland than Berkeley, but I love love them too.

1:09
Comment From Snarfle
Thor has that pitch in his arsenal. Because Zeus is his father and he’s not fully human.

1:09
Comment From jj
shouldn’t it be ‘Not Your Kids Rootbeer?’

1:10
Comment From Houzer
best streamer this weekend … Ervin Santana v Indians, Wade Miley v Tigers, Colby Lewis v Mariners

1:10
Eno Sarris: Erv

1:10
Comment From Steve
If you want a free beer, you can come to my house and watch baseball. I’ll do a celtic jig, and then you will take home the kitten.

1:10
Eno Sarris: pimp that cat, dude!

1:10
Comment From Houzer
Major bummer to see Rusney sitting for two straight games. Do you think he sees at least 80% playing time from here on out?

1:10
Eno Sarris: It is a major bummer. Just play the dude and see what happens. Man.

1:10
Comment From Steve
Pimping a cat sounds like a major felony.

1:10
Comment From bark
odin is thor’s father not zeus come on

1:10
Eno Sarris: true, I saw that movie

1:11
Eno Sarris: (it was bad)

1:11
Eno Sarris:

1:12
Comment From Jeet
At what point of time do you give up on a keeper league especially when you have incredible offers on the table that get you great keepers. I am 3.5 GB with Stanton & Springer shelved and my team isn’t really doing great. I can trade away my Kershaw for a cost controlled JFern and my Trout and someone for a cost controlled Harper

1:12
Eno Sarris: I do the first one because the drop isn’t bad, but keep the other one

1:12
Comment From Deadpool
ENOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

1:12
Comment From Robbie Ray
Hey Eno I have an idea SHUT UP

1:12
Comment From Vertissimus Priori
Hey Eno swing paths mean a lot – a whole lot when you consider them in tandem with the flight of the ball and I think that statcast has done a lot considering the fact that the Tommy John epidemic is truly truly truly becoming an epidemic? What do you think is the best determining factor in bust rate swstrk or BABIP and further to that I think that jeter’s retirement has with the selfless acts of kindness how do you think contact rate I do?

1:12
Eno Sarris: wow. slow clap.

1:13
Comment From Walt
Have you followed what the Marlins are doing with M. Ozuna? I hate to ever say that Boras is ever right, but in this case, keeping a guy in the minors to save money like that is pretty bad, even by Miami standards.

1:13
Eno Sarris: I hate it. Nothing to be done. You can’t prove he has nothing to work on.

1:13
Comment From Snarfle
You know how an orca feels as it breeches the water, feels the sun? That’s how I feel about the Mets being 2 games up with 50 to play.

1:13
Comment From Ryan
Anibal’s pitching today… Odds he coughs up some more HRs? Also, can someone tell him to stop doing that?

1:13
Eno Sarris: I still think he’s going to be fine, turning it around. Can’t figure out the homers.

1:13
Comment From Jim
Not your father’s root beer…

1:14
Comment From Jim
Me: Goes to Chicago

1:14
Comment From Jim
Friend orders a pitcher of it. Drink two glasses. “What’s the Alcohol content on this?” *Dies*

1:14
Comment From Steve
Hey guy with Stanton and Springer going down, same here. I feel you. You should have a kitten to cheer up.

1:14
Comment From old tex
hanley, votto for trout in a 5×5 12 team mixer, is that fair? trout owner wants a closer too

1:15
Eno Sarris: maybe you can sell him on adding your closer for his worse one, but really even with the closer in there it’s fine.

1:15
Comment From Compton
Would K%-BB% be a decent proxy for measuring command?

1:16
Eno Sarris: Actually that’s not bad, because it takes command to K guys. it’s really hard to find a statistical proxy for command. Zone% isn’t it, because you want to put it outside the zone sometimes. CommandFx even has flaws — the catcher’s target is different for FBs and breaking balls, different with guys on base, and different from pitcher to pitcher (think of the catcher patting the ground with his glove to tell a pitcher to get it down.)

1:16
Comment From Eno!
When you see players that you were really high on for fantasy purposes that are having the year you expected, do you ever tell them, “I’m happy you are playing as well as I thought you would.” ? Related: please tell Jung-Ho Kang he is awesome if you get to talk to him.

1:17
Eno Sarris: I tried to tell Kang that we loved him going into the season and he was like, sure, so did I, at least he said that with his eyes. Charlie Blackmon, though, I didn’t even have to say it, he was like, do you know Carson Cistulli because I’d like to tell him thanks. Duda knows that I’ve been tracking him since he started, since he was my very first interview, ever. But I try not to say too much about fantasy, it’s a weird topic there.

1:17
Comment From Tony
Then give him a closer!!! It’s Trout! No one cares about closers!

1:18
Eno Sarris: yes this

1:18
Comment From lunch
if the mets end up in a one game playoff, what is the proper beer and amount of said beer to consume during said game?

1:18
Eno Sarris: why not Lunch and all of it

1:18
Comment From Steve
Is this the true Yasmany Tomas? Good avg but no power?

1:18
Eno Sarris: no because I don’t believe in the average

1:18
Comment From a eskpert
How much extra would you pay to watch the world series, if, say, Cameron and Kenny were the main Broadcast guys and Jon Bois and Cistulli were the Colour Commentary?

1:18
Eno Sarris: For one game? $20 maybe. Tops.

1:18
Comment From Walt
Just read your Tillman article (multi-tasking!!) Wait and see w/ him ROS as a fantasy SP? Still pitches in that scary division in that scary home park. But gotta like his adjustments.

1:20
Eno Sarris: I think it’s actually very exciting. Not many pitchers combine pop-ups with ground balls. I’d like to see if it’s still possible, but his PU rate was still good with the sinker. Could really change eye levels, the change has improved, still has that big ole yakker. I’m moving him up to back end 12-teamer.

1:20
Comment From Red, Red Whining
JJ Hardy got treated just like Ozuna is now by the Twins more than a few years back.

1:20
Eno Sarris: Happens a lot, really.

1:20
Comment From Red, Red Whining
and by Twins w/ JJ Hardy I meant brewers….lol

1:20
Comment From Eovaldis Splitter
Am I good enough?

1:20
Eno Sarris: Yes, I think so actually. Apparently your breaking balls are no good and your fastball is straight though.

1:20
Comment From Steve
So Yasmany…….no bueno?

1:20
Eno Sarris: no

1:21
Comment From Cidron
if Mets are in the playoffs.. obviously the beer to drink is Schlitz of Hamms. Something cheap

1:21
Comment From Vance
I’d pay $200 if Charles Barkley joined them in the booth.

1:21
Eno Sarris: turrible

1:21
Comment From LOL JR
Do you laugh at the people who post questions in the comment section below? I do. Happens every week.

1:21
Eno Sarris: and I *never* answer so I dunno what’s happening there

1:22
Comment From 3 in 5
Ian Kennedy a sneaky add given the Padres ROS schedule?

1:22
Eno Sarris: Map out the starts. If they 80% at home, sure.

1:22
Comment From Jack
If Tomas ends up being a flop can we call him Yasmany Nomas

1:22
Comment From Essing Bees
how long will it take the cubs to realize they should never start ross again even if it hurts lesters feelings?

1:22
Eno Sarris: something something framing

1:22
Comment From Big Red
Is Betances a must own in dynasty, or can he be dropped for Stroman without ridicule?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Stroman is the get? Either one, you’re talking mostly about next year. And Stroman’s upside next year is just as good as a shutdown closer.

1:23
Comment From Steve
Is Joc another Bruce or Rasmus? His contact and K rates are extreme

1:23
Eno Sarris: Bruce with speed?

1:24
Comment From klof
i’ve got a rebuilding team with darvish, stroman, wheeler, and bailey all out for this year but back for next. is this too risky to hope for all of them to come back strong?

1:24
Eno Sarris: It can’t be your *only* plan.

1:24
Comment From klof
i’m having commitment issues when i see a sixer of habanero sculpin at my local. WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE??

1:24
Eno Sarris: I don’t!

1:24
Comment From 3 in 5
Who is more purty…Otis Nixon or Cody Rasmus?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Oh god Otis Nixon

1:25
Comment From Walt
You’ve probably looked at him a lot, but what on earth is wrong with Y. Ventura?

1:26
Eno Sarris: Sullivan found something about his extension and how his fastball gets pulled more than it should. So maybe it’s the deception thing, he lacks deception and extension, so his 94 is more like 92. And his secondary stuff is more good than great.

1:26
Comment From Flarp
I had Cantillon with a friend last weekend. SO GODDAMN GOOD.

1:26
Eno Sarris: yup, doesn’t even matter which one

1:26
Comment From Don
More likely to return to their normal level of production once they return…Kipnis or Stanton? Those two were included as “throw-ins” in a recent trade…I acquired Kipnis and now I might have trader’s remorse

1:26
Eno Sarris: You know, the hamate bone is not good for power. Stanton may not return to his glory this year.

1:27
Comment From Art Vandelay
Yordano Ventura is a plant to take some of the heat off of A-Rod this year. The Cardinals might be in on it too. It’s hard to say how high up this goes.

1:27
Eno Sarris: lol

1:27
Comment From Walt
About to settle down to a Spencer’s Trappist Ale. Made by monks, so it’s from heaven.

1:27
Comment From Tim
Call me crazy, but I’m kinda liking Michael Taylor for next year. What do you think?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Like a Joc Pederson without the patience about half the power.

1:27
Comment From klof
a little worried about breweries chasing the sour trend into some bad directions. sours take precision and perfection otherwise they can be absolutely terrible. it’s like the graduate school of fermentation.

1:28
Eno Sarris: Yes, the average rating for sours is going to go down, and with the price on them, there may be a big backlash.

1:28
Comment From Duck of Death
Dynasty order: Kipnis, Odor, Wong?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Floor: Kipnis Wong Odor
Ceiling: Odor Wong Kipnis

Add em together, looks like Wong Kipnis Odor

1:29
Comment From Ryan
Where’s the best place to find out Doolittle’s velo once he hits rehab this weekend? On the ol’ Twitters?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Yeah I’ll be watching. Maybe Melissa Lockard @oakclubhouse or Susan Slusser

1:30
Comment From Guest
Yasmani Thomas is Delmon Young 2.0

1:31
Eno Sarris: Or Dayan Viciedo

1:31
Comment From Brandon
How do you answer all these q’s so quickly? Are you furiously looking up these guys’ stats or do you just have a general idea of how just about every player is doing?

1:32
Eno Sarris: actually just had to look up Viciedo’s name because I’m old

1:32
Comment From Rated Rookie
Have you been following Baez very closely since he returned to from the DL? Reasons to believe he might K a little bit less? I’ve seen some limited video clips of his swing: one with the leg kick, one where his foot stays planted.

1:32
Eno Sarris: Looked this one up, 26.7% K rate is not cutting it much.

1:32
Comment From Brandon
I KNEW IT

1:33
Eno Sarris: Well hell if Dayan Viciedo’s name is not at the tip of your tongue then

1:33
Comment From 3 in 5
Odds Avisail Garcia breaks out next year?

1:34
Eno Sarris: Still decent. He pulls the pall in the air, has wiry strength, has some speed. But might put it at 20% or so because the K% is not good and and swSTR is worse and he’s bad at stealing bases.

1:34
Comment From Essing Bees
thoughts on avery brewing

1:34
Eno Sarris: By average alcohol by volume by beer, they make the strongest beer in America! I like Hog Heaven, but man is it.. strong.

1:34
Comment From Guest
I can’t wait to draft Puig in every league next year

1:34
Eno Sarris: I’ll be right there with you.

1:34
Comment From old tex
nah

1:34
Eno Sarris: Just… nah.

1:35
Comment From Red, Red Whining
Avery brewing makes a very very good pale ale

1:35
Eno Sarris: so not the DIPA or Maharaja. good beers, I bet I might love their pale ale if it’s big tasting but not as big ABV

1:35
Comment From Snarfle
ribbit

1:35
Comment From Dave B
who had “5” in the pool for number of runs by Phils of Greinke before he gets an out

1:35
Comment From The Ghost of Dayn Perry
LIVE LUDE LIVE LUDE LIVE LUDE LIVE LUDE

1:35
Comment From hscer
So, which answering method do you think you will be using next week

1:36
Eno Sarris: I dunno, it’s hard to keep up if I try to stay current, but I think this one reacting more quickly to things that were happening. What do you think?

1:36
Comment From Eddie Brock
One Uncle Jacob’s Stout made me hungover

1:36
Eno Sarris: Yeah they crazy

1:36
Comment From Snarfle
I really really want Bernie Sanders to come to an A’s game and do the Bernie Lean.

1:36
Eno Sarris: would win the internet for at least one day

1:36
Comment From Arun
Who do you think gets the second wild card in the NL?

1:36
Eno Sarris: Cubs or Mets… Cubs? Mets better try and win that division

1:36
Comment From klof
you comfortable making duda your full-time 1B in a 12 teamer?

1:37
Eno Sarris: OBP league?

1:37
Comment From Keith
Thoughts on Grichek….real chance at ROY…….long term outlook?

1:37
Eno Sarris: Too many Ks for that batting average, but hits the ball wicked hahd. So back end keeper league guy.

1:38
Comment From Ryan
Breaking Anibal update: bases loaded walk to Alex Rios… at least it’s not a HR?

1:38
Eno Sarris: Hey the Giants have used that philosophy for years

1:38
Comment From hscer
There are definitely tradeoffs. It’s hard to keep up for the same reason we end up 45 minutes behind the queue the other way. But the ability to react more quickly–both to any news or to respond to a response–is worthwhile. But it of course depends on what you prefer. You don’t have to stick to the same plan every week, either.

1:38
Eno Sarris: Yeah I think I prefer this. I did go back into the saved comments, and did respond to some responses, if not quite in real time.

1:39
Comment From The Boat
Interesting article thought – is there a trend in SB throughout a season. Anecdotally, it seems to me that speedsters steal mostly early in the season, and then less as the season goes on. This could be because they get dinged up and can’t run the same way in July as in April. Thoughts?

1:39
Eno Sarris: SB per G over the course of a year. I think I can do that. Not crazy. In general, I’ve been having a hard time with the category this year.

1:39
Comment From Duck of Death
If all I did was run everywhere I went (like, including couch to fridge, etc), and did no other exercise, would I actually get into much better shape?

1:40
Eno Sarris: Actually I think so, as long as you don’t drive to work. Any amount of walking in your life turns into running about two miles a day I think. If you did that?

1:40
Comment From Red, Red Whining
Duck of Death: it’s all about what goes in….not what you do to process what you have already put in

1:40
Eno Sarris: Well, both are part of a healthy lifestyle right

1:41
Comment From TKY
What happens to the Mets rotation when Matz comes back? Would we see a six man or what? Maybe some Niese/Colon platoon?

1:41
Eno Sarris: Six man until someone gets hurt or has to stop throwing.

1:41
Comment From Kris
“That’s a bird in the hand and a bird in the bush for two birds in the hand, so yeah.” what

1:41
Eno Sarris: Giolito still a prospect, so he’s the bird in the bush.

1:41
Comment From 3 in 5
What the hell is Adam Jones saying in the mlb.com commercials? Can we get that translated???

1:41
Eno Sarris: “oh bumgarner? He nasty”

1:41
Comment From Red, Red Whining
I just dont’ see how Greg Bird or Matt Bush are fantasy relevant right now ;P

1:42
Eno Sarris: Well definitely not Bush

1:42
Comment From Aaron
Nice piece on Tillman. What exactly does an increased spin rate improve on a 4-seamer? What are the odds he’s top 30 starter ROS?

1:42
Eno Sarris: more spin = more rise = more pop-ups, slightly more swSTR, and more effectiveness against same-handed hitters.

1:42
Comment From Essing Bees
am i the only one seeing addison russell making the adjustments and on the cusp of a breakout

1:43
Eno Sarris: Read a good piece on BP Wrigleyville about him laying off of certain pitches in certain counts. Also wow, 10% BB, 19% Ks in July, that’s huge.

1:44
Comment From Jake
You catch Severino’s start? He’s crazy talented no doubt, but Law was right; the guy barely uses his legs at all, it’s almost all in his arms. What’s your take?

1:44
Eno Sarris: Not only are mechanics not my strongest point, but there are so many guys in the bigs that have different kinds of mechanics. Look at Tyson Ross, terrible. So I basically just evaluate pitchers on the now, with only a slight care for the future. Good mechanics guys get hurt, too.

1:45
Comment From Rated Rookie
Correa for Addison Russell and Giolito in a keep-forever?

1:45
Eno Sarris: Only if you getting Correa.

1:45
Comment From Ryan
Re: the Severino ‘all-arms’ thing… black swan theory? Why do all pitchers have to throw the same to be successful?

1:45
Comment From old tex
re: Severino, what do you do with a no leg power guy? tell him to use his legs and mess up his natural motion or just let him be until it doesn’t work

1:45
Eno Sarris: I think what you do is let him be him, and then if the velocity loss comes, give him choice: try new delivery (probably not) or go to the pen.

1:46
Eno Sarris: (and maybe by then the command and secondary stuff has improved and suddenly he’s still good at 90/91)

1:46
Comment From mtsw
Why are operas considered highbrow art and Broadway-style musical theater is considered campy-middlebrow crap? They seem barely distinguishable.

1:46
Eno Sarris: God I can’t stand either.

1:46
Comment From Rob R.
Hey Eno, can I cut bait with Anibal? Dude’s been a flaming garbage can lately. Would dropping him for Steven Wright be an upgrade at this point?

1:46
Eno Sarris: I can’t tell you to do that

1:46
Comment From old tex
oprea is actually pretty good with alcohol

1:47
Eno Sarris: Might need something different, cause yeah it’s bizarre enough maybe. That’s why it’s high brow! It’s more bizarre than Broadway.

1:48
Comment From Dave B
no one can spend an entire act singing while dyeing in a musical

1:48
Comment From Grand+Admiral+Braun
You may have been asked and prognosticated before, but what it A. Russell’s upside fantasy-wise? .280/.350/.475 with 25 homers?

1:48
Eno Sarris: I’ll move those down a bit. .270/.330/.440 with 20

1:49
Comment From old tex
Dave B, that’s why musicals suck

1:49
Comment From Cason Jollette
You need a hot pink neon light that reads “LIVE LUDES”

1:49
Comment From Trevorino
What do the Mariners do about Paxton moving forward? Huge ceiling, but seems to have a very injury-laden floor.

1:49
Eno Sarris: Hope he’s healthy when the rest of the team is good enough to compete, I guess. Don’t count on him.

1:50
Comment From Andy DuFrain
Let’s not hate on opera, now, guys. Inmates live and die on it.

1:50
Eno Sarris: was like what oh handle

1:50
Eno Sarris: Oh man the time got away from me! Gotta go be productive!

1:50
Comment From Ben
His Soler, Buxton and Pineda for my Harper in 11 player keeper league?

1:50
Eno Sarris: no

1:51
Comment From old tex
wait, quick, who is the most fun fangraphs writer to hang out with?

1:51
Eno Sarris: I like hanging with Carson, Kiley, Jeff, Warne, August… man that house was fun. It’s a good group.

1:51
Comment From Rated Rookie
Thanks for the chat. Next time around I might be asking for advice for a first-time dad.

1:51
Eno Sarris: GOOD LUCK!!!

1:51
Comment From Eno!
The fact that you’ve shared a knowing stare with Kang makes me oddly happy.

1:51
Eno Sarris: “Yes, yes, we both know I really am that good.”

1:52
Eno Sarris: later guys!

1:52
Comment From Red, Red Whining
Kang speaks the international language of incredulity

1:52
Comment From Jake
Peace eno

1:52
Comment From hscer
bye thanks eno





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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JR
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JR

Hi Eno. Could you rank these players for a dynasty league (categories are R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG): Owings, Schoop, Souza, Ozuna, Alonso, Suarez, BMiller, KDavis, Alcantara, DHerrera? Any that you’re really high on? Thanks.

Jason
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Jason

I am not Eno, but Souza, Schoop, Miller, Alonso, Ozuna, Davis, Alcantara, Herrera, then Owings. The OBP added with the power and speed of Souza puts him apart from the others. I went Schoop next due to being MI, his age, and his power.

I value power the most, then avg/obp depending on league, since those will also help you with runs/rbi as well. I will keep speed/power in tough calls, but always prefer to keep power, and supplement speed with other MI’s and OF’s.