Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 3/27/14

11:48
Eno Sarris: here in 12 minutes it looks like
11:48
idumea25:
11:49
Eno Sarris: Enjoy this upbeat tune in the meantime.
12:00
Comment From Jon
Should we still be worried about Doug Fister?
12:00
Eno Sarris: Only a tiny bit more than any other pitcher, given his age and something that might have given him DL time in the regular season.
12:00
Comment From Regarding Jeff Zimmerman’s Injury Zone Report…
Hi Eno…do you have a link to this report? You mentioned it a week or two ago on a chat and how Shields and Fister were on there. I did a search and couldn’t find this particular report for this year. Wanted to see who else is on there. Thanks!

12:01
Eno Sarris: It wasn’t for this year. Shields was the subject of his first post on the Injury Zone. I did Fister here http://blogs.thescore.com/m… (giggle did fister giggle)
12:01
Comment From Stanatee the Manatee
3 more pitchers suffered arm injuries in the time it took you to listen to that song.
12:01
Eno Sarris: OH NO WE HAVE TO STOP BEING
12:01
Comment From Dave
hey eno, Is Erasmo Ramirez’s newfound reliance on non fastball pitches a sign of a leap foward this year?
12:02
Eno Sarris: It’s a familiar move for pitchers that aren’t getting it done with the fastball. Dillon Gee had some success with that move too. Pitching backwards in a way. I’d be more excited about it in the NL. But at least his home park is nice.
12:02
Comment From Dexter Fowler
Do I really deserve to be on so many 2014 Busts lists? What kind of numbers do you expect from me this season?
12:03
Eno Sarris: Nah, too much hate. I think you can .265/15/15 without Coors.
12:03
Comment From Teller
Does Chris Heisey have a legit chance to come away with the LF job over Ludwick?
12:03
Eno Sarris: Doubt it.
12:03
Comment From Dave
czech or german pils?
12:03
Eno Sarris: German but I’m German so my vote doesn’t count. (Also I’ve had great great pils in both places)
12:03
Comment From Matt Davidson
Last week you told me that I would make my first regular season start in the majors on opening day, but they chose Conor Gillaspie over me?!? What happened, and when do the White Sox stop messing around and call me back up?
12:03
Eno Sarris: I know I know I’m pissed. No idea. Maybe it’s a service time move because he did fine in the spring. July 1? Sigh.
12:04
Comment From Kris
Keeping Jose in the last round… what round should I begin to target an SP2? And what sort of tier should I be looking at?
12:04
Eno Sarris: Having Jose in your back pocket means you can wait all the way to round 7/8 to get a high number two.
12:04
Comment From Texas Tornado
Eno!!!! I landed Tanner Scheppers in my AL-only auction a few weeks back assuming he’d give me some great relief numbers. Now that he’s a starter, I have no idea what to make of him. Should I roll the dice and find out, or try and trade him now to a member of my league who is a much bigger believer of his starting abilities? On a side note, how many pitchers can say that their first career start turned out to be the season opener? Thanks for your time!
12:06
Eno Sarris: yeah this is a strange moment. I know some people doubt Scheppers, and we’ll have to see what his velocity will look like as a starter, but he’s very close to being a capable starter. His change gets 12% whiffs and better than 50% grounders, so it’s just a tweak away from average. His curve and fastballs are great. I might keep him.
12:06
Comment From Guest
Who knows? Eno’s!
12:06
Comment From Wilson
Does Abraham Almonte play every day in Seattle?
12:06
Eno Sarris: Almost. I could see Michael Saunders sneaking in from time to time. But I love Almonte. Wrote about him on RG. Deep league must.
12:07
Comment From Mike
Are you a Mike Olt believer? What’s his realistic upside this season with everyday at-bats at third base?
12:07
Eno Sarris: Dunno, too much K% for a batting average league. Could OBP good. (I write for a living!) Okay power. .230/.320/.400?
12:07
Comment From cbird
ENOOOOOO
12:08
Eno Sarris: like I’m falling down a cliff and he’s reaching for me
12:08
Comment From centerfield_ballhawk
Eno, man of the people. Are buying into this Drew Hutchinson charecter? Took a flyer on him thanks to the uptick in velocity.
12:09
Eno Sarris: not really. even if his velocity is up a bit, his change and slider are only average. He can be average. In the AL.
12:09
Eno Sarris: (not quite a recipe for fantasy success)
12:09
Comment From tehzachatak
How the hell are the Cardinals in the bottom half of the RP projections? I guess we’ll find out soon?
12:09
Eno Sarris: I’m guessing some below RL guys at the bottom dragging them down.
12:09
Comment From Ryan
It’s looking more and more like Nate Jones is a right handed version of Matt Thornton – a guy that throws heat but very straight. That tends to play better in the 8th inning versus closing. Thoughts on Matt Lindstrom winning the closing gig?
12:10
Eno Sarris: At least Jones’ offspeed stuff beats Thornton’s. And in terms of peripherals, only David Robertson matched a 10+k/9, 3-bb/9, 50+% GB last year. I love love Jones.
12:10
Comment From Miketron
So I’m going to have a roster spot opening once they start DLing guys. Who has more upside, Corey Dickerson or Junior Lake?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Lake more likely to get playing time, but if they got equal playing time I’d take Dickerson for better BA and some power and speed.
12:11
Comment From Chad Curtis
What kind of name is Eno?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Dunno. Named after Brian Eno, who is British and Strange.
12:11
Comment From Guest
Hey Eno, thoughts on Josmil Pinto this year? whats a reasonable expectation for PA’s and offensive number?
12:12
Eno Sarris: If he’s on the roster, he’s playing a decent amount IMO, and he’s on the roster. I’ll give him 350-400 PA and 12 homers and a .260 average. Throw him in that scrum.
12:12
Comment From Rotographs Auction Values
Hi Eno…it’s late in the drafting season so I’m guessing these won’t be available this year, right?
12:13
Eno Sarris: I hang my head in shame. We may still get it up so that y’all can trouble shoot the tool so it’s killer next season.
12:13
Comment From Brian
Play in any Sv+Hold lgs? Thinking aboit steaming 1/5 RP slots. Good idea? Santos or Hunter? Tazawa, Farq, McGee Allen good? Thanks a ton.
12:13
Eno Sarris: It’s hard to stream relievers to get holds. Usage is unpredictable. I’ll take Santos over Hunter for nice K/9. Your group is excellent.
12:14
dapsrecords:
12:14
Eno Sarris: Something totally different why not.
12:14
Comment From Marissa
Is FanGraphs your full-time job? What does it all entail?
12:15
Eno Sarris: Lots of fantasy work, and then going to the ballpark a couple times a week to suffer abuse and try to get good interviews from a statistical viewpoint. Got here with a lot of luck, good timing, and now probably millions of words over the last five years.
12:15
Comment From jocephus
here in 12 mins? song is 4 mins…i aint repeating that 3 times
12:16
Eno Sarris: So you’re not a repeater. Neither am I! But I like the queue to build up some, even if I don’t really need to do it. I’m not even at 12 yet.
12:16
Comment From j.dizzle
from what i’m reading daric barton will platoon in oakland. hit vs RHP and sit vs LHP. i can’t figure out why though.. for his career he has a wRC+ of 129 vs LHP and 96 vs RHP. why would they sit him against lefties? am I missing something?
12:16
Eno Sarris: Reverse platoon splits usually take 1000+ plate appearances to become reliable. Is he there yet? (I mean 1000 against each hand.)
12:16
Comment From centerfield_ballhawk
Eno, would you consider Justin Smoak a good post – hype sleeper / end game pick in a league that counts OBP?
12:17
Eno Sarris: Eh. I mean I have him in AL-LABR (12-team AL-only with CI/MI, 5OF) but it’s crowded in Seattle. He will only play 2/3 of the time at best, IMO.
12:17
Comment From bankrupt1
Can you rank these pitchers Eric Johnson, Tyler Skaggs, Jake Odorizzi Robbie Ross, Drew Huchinson
12:17
Eno Sarris: Skaggs, dunno. Guess Odorizzi has a decent home park and I haven’t seen the splitter yet. Hutchison next?
12:17
Comment From Jim-Bob
Hi Eno…what positions do you think have the biggest drop offs this year after the first few?
12:17
Eno Sarris: Second base.
12:18
Comment From Ned
With Pinto making the Twins roster, would you rather own him than Yan Gomes?
12:18
Eno Sarris: No, Pinto is younger and younger catchers have a harder time learning the ropes. Plus, his K% could be large, and his BA small. Riskier than Gomes.
12:18
Comment From Bill
Eno, my 11 team AL only league auction is tonight. Any last minute auction tips? Deep sleepers?
12:19
Eno Sarris: Don’t spend too much time throwing guys you don’t want. At some point, you need to throw guys that are crucial to your decision trees. In other words. If you’re planning on going cheap at catcher, at some point you need to throw the cheap catchers you like to make sure you can get a cheap catcher and don’t need to adjust. Also, I hate most $1 hitters in that kind of setup.
12:20
Comment From John H.
Worst beer ever??
12:20
Eno Sarris: Might be that IPA in Trader Joe’s, Boatswain.
12:20
Comment From Ryan
Thoughts on AJ Griffin? I know he is hurt
12:20
Eno Sarris: I love him because he’s going to ditch the cutter, which sucked, and focus on the 4s, CB, CH — his CH is better than people think.
12:20
Comment From centerfield_ballhawk
Eno, any news on the future of Kevin Gausman? Do you see him closing game in Baltimore of starting games this summer?
12:21
Eno Sarris: Still love this guy. Only guy on team with ace upside. I think he’s in the rotation somewhere. Maybe they start him as swing man and wait for Norris’ elbow to go.
12:21
Comment From Kris
Do you enjoy the ‘Enjoy By’ series? Might have to go grab a Enjoy by 4/20 for tonight’s tournament games
12:21
Eno Sarris: It’s really great.
12:21
Comment From Mr. Antony
In leagues that count Holds, it seems there are quite a few of quality relievers who get them. Can’t I just wait until the last couple of rounds to grab my middle relievers/setup men and still be fine?
12:21
Eno Sarris: yes
12:21
Comment From Milhouse
Loose lips sink wooden shjips
12:21
Comment From Curious George
I’m in an AL-only league and kept Kole Calhoun going into this season. Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy, but I’m a little amazed by just how high some experts have him projected. Are you drinking the Koolaid as well?
12:22
Eno Sarris: I like him for cheap. .270/18/15. If someone is going to give you more than that, giddyap. He was old for his levels and hit in hitter’s parks.
12:22
Comment From centerfield_ballhawk
Eno, who the “your guys” that you’ve ended up with on multiple teams. I own stock in Gyorko, Cobb, Miller and Gray all over town.
12:23
Eno Sarris: Miller all over town. Rendon. Lawrie. some Smyly. surprising amoutn of Dom Brown because people seem to hate him. Khris Davis. Skaggs, Paxton. Kluber.
12:23
Comment From Tribal
I know you like Carlos Carrasco, but what’s the upside? Can he be a mixed-league guy?
12:24
Eno Sarris: Not sure about that yet. His command is iffy. He has the pitches, but if they are all average or barely above, he might just be average. I’m touting him as a deep leaguer for now. But before I say he has no elite pitch… 25% on the slider is pretty damn good.
12:24
Comment From IncredulousBJ
I love the guy, but do the Jays really think Dustin McGowan can handle SP innings for the whole season, or are they just throwing him out there to bide time for a trade, Stroman callup, or one of Romero/Happ to figure out how to pitch again? The last time Dusty pitched over 100 innings in a year in ANY level was 2008!
12:25
Eno Sarris: I think they’re just going to give Stroman et al more time by letting McGowan go for it.
12:25
Comment From Quizzical
Thoughts on Nate Silver’s new 538?
12:25
Eno Sarris: I’m a fan. I don’t read every piece, but it’s fairly funny while being data driven about great topics.
12:25
Comment From gareth
Are you a fan of slightly reaching for guys you like in a draft or going by rankings?
12:26
Eno Sarris: It’s the same question as spending more than your values. I try to never do that. Maybe I’ll spend an extra buck on an elite guy to make sure I buy into the elite guys, but.. Do a mock. Never reach. See how you get sad, but then find a great guy at a great value at that position later, and your team is better for it.
12:26
Comment From STiVo
Do you think Tommy Hunter will get the bulk of the Orioles’ save opportunities in 2014? (Who’s next in line?)
12:27
Eno Sarris: yeah it’s the lack of other options that makes him the closer IMO. Webb might be next in line, and I keep talking about this (crazy?) idea that Norris should close and Gausman should start.
12:27
Comment From Shane Spencer
How worried are you about Hamels and Darvish?
12:27
Eno Sarris: Decently. I’ll reserve judgement on Darvish, but I had him pegged as one of the bigger injury risks because he was on DL last year, throws tons of sliders, and doesn’t have a great walk rate. And this neck thing could be related to his trapezius issues last year.
12:28
Comment From Lenard
Is Donaldson, Tehrehan, Smyly, and Kennedy enough to get Miggy? The other guy desperately needs pitching.
12:28
Eno Sarris: I dunno but it’s enough to try.
12:28
Comment From Dave
Pick 2 in an OBP 5×5 league… Dee Gordon, Chris Owings, Johnathan Villar
12:28
Eno Sarris: Owings and Villar
12:28
Comment From Tony
Do you see Dee Gordon becoming the starter at all this year?
12:28
Eno Sarris: Like, I think he will, but I just think he won’t do that well.
12:28
Comment From Guest
How many .300/30 HR seasons does Machado have in him?
12:29
Eno Sarris: If he doesn’t iron out the pop up problem, none.
12:29
Comment From Milk sTrouts 4EVA
Baez or Springer in a dynasty league?
12:29
Eno Sarris: Baez because he plays a more premium position and his K rate wasn’t as bad as Springers if I remember right.
12:29
Comment From Guest
18 team league, lost corbin. Best options on waivers: carrasco, ross, taylor jordan. who do you like best for upside
12:30
Eno Sarris: Ross safest. Jordan has decent upside with two above-average offspeed pitches and the right park and league. Might take him over Ross on upside since Ross has no change.
12:30
Comment From gareth
Out of all the pitcher injuries, which one do you think is the most impactful loss? Corbin?
12:30
Eno Sarris: If I can’t pick Beachlen or Medey, yeah Corbin was bad.
12:30
Comment From Lenard
Do you see Gyorko taking steps forward this year or remaining the same as last year?
12:31
Eno Sarris: I bet the walk rate goes up, which won’t be a concern for most of you.
12:31
Comment From gareth
Ervin Santana or ubaldo jiminez. Sho you drafting out of those 2 ?
12:31
Eno Sarris: Ervin in NL.
12:31
Comment From Fish
Mark Trumbo hit what’s probably going to be the shortest dinger of the season (non-Pesky’s Pole Division). Wouldn’t have guessed that a week ago.
12:31
Comment From The Oriole Bird
Cal Ripken is starting to look like Peter Angelos, who started looking like the Emperor in Star Wars a long, long time ago. How soon will Cal’s transformation to the dark side be complete?
12:31
Comment From hooha
Jason Marquis has pitched a career 1900 innings, earning in excess of 50 million dollars, and has a grand total of 7.5 career WAR. Can you think of anyone as mediocre who stuck around longer?
12:31
Eno Sarris: Livan Hernandez came to mind but he was better when he was younger.
12:32
Comment From Marty
I think this year begins the period of Jared Weaver turning into the new Barry Zito. Agree/Disagree?
12:32
Eno Sarris: He hit 88 once in the game we saw in spring training. Super down on him. No shares.
12:32
Comment From Stephen
THANK YOU for introducing me to Lagunitas! It recently became available at my local store here in Kansas (finally) and I don’t think I’ve had anything better. But man, that ABV though.
12:32
Eno Sarris: Be careful with Sucks!
12:32
Comment From MSW
Am I wrong to be this excited about Dillon Gee? For where he’s being drafted, how can I be wrong?
12:32
Eno Sarris: Well if you pay nothing, sure.
12:32
Comment From gareth
Bautista is getting Lot of “hes injured alot, declining” comments. Is he a risky pick now, or is he still a beast?
12:33
Eno Sarris: The shallower your league, the better a pick he is because the better the replacement will be.
12:33
Comment From Zip Kars
Robert Erlin worth a pickup in a moderately deep roto league?
12:33
Eno Sarris: Sure. I like his curve and command and park. But don’t start him at first.
12:33
Comment From Ryan
Marcus Semien. Like him now that Beckham is on the DL, can he run with that job?
12:33
Eno Sarris: Yeah I like Semien, but I thought Beckham would play enough to either be traded or released. So even if he plays well, he may not keep job all year.
12:34
Comment From TB
Head to head league, draft tomorrow night. Thinking about only taking hitters that are projected to have at least 10 steals and 10 Home runs. Thoughts?
12:34
Eno Sarris: I’ve been doing this for the most part, well not only guys with 10+ steals, but only guys with power and trying to get the speed with the power. I’ll be middle of the pack in steals and watching the wire, most likely. I hate no power speedsters.
12:34
Comment From centerfield_ballhawk
Eno, loved the latest Joey Votto piece. What’s is the one thing that you take away from those interviews with him?
12:35
Eno Sarris: He’s very thoughtful. He’s emotional but strong, has an ego but knows his limitations. An amazing interview and an amazing guy.
12:35
Comment From tehzachatak
The only pitcher besides Scheppers this is true for is Fernando Valenzuela, btw
12:35
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Colby Lewis: deep (like 20 team mixed) usable this season?
12:36
Eno Sarris: I have him in my 12-team AL-only scoresheet on the bench.
12:36
Comment From gareth
Minions from despicable me say “ENO ENO ENO ENO ENO ENO” when putting out fires
12:36
Eno Sarris: Nice.
12:36
Comment From Andrew
Drafted Roark in my deep 14-team mixed keeper league. Should I immediately drop him for Jordan if Jordan wins the #5 spot?
12:36
Eno Sarris: I would.
12:36
Comment From Alex
During the regular season, how much baseball do you actually watch? Multiple games per day?
12:36
Eno Sarris: It’s hard to get the whole thing in with my schedule, but at least one a day, probably average around 1.4.
12:36
Comment From Fister? Just met er!
Any hidden power sleepers you’re targeting in the end game? Think Arcia could chip in with 25+?
12:38
Eno Sarris: 20+, but he’s good. I assume you mean deeper than Khris Davis. There’s Avisail Garcia for power/speed. MArcell Ozuna has some power. shudders Mike Morse looking pretty big right now. The crapshoot in Seattle.
12:38
Comment From juan pierres mustache
pronounce scheppers as sheepers -> life becomes more fun in general
12:39
Comment From Dave
Follow up pils question : Favorite American German style pils? Mine is Victory Prima Pils but being in NY I miss out on most west coast stuff…
12:39
Eno Sarris: there aren’t a lot of west coast pils. Firestone Walker has a good one.
12:39
Comment From AZ
Fister an OK SP2 in a 16-teamer or would you prefer him as a 3?
12:39
Eno Sarris: No you’re fine.
12:39
Comment From Guest
Where do you think B. Miller hits in the lineup for the M’s. I’ve seen a projected lineup that has Ackley leading off and Miller 9th. That can’t last, right?
12:40
Eno Sarris: Yeah I hope not. Ackley had a good spring, but Miller better suited for that. They could share 1/2 too.
12:40
Comment From gareth
Are the Indians screwed by not . Adding pitching depth to offset the loss of Jimenez and kazmir?
12:41
Eno Sarris: I wish they had. I like them as a team but that’s a worry. Teams use 10 starters on average and their 6-9 is Bauer, Tomlin, Marcum. Well, it *could* work out.
12:41
Comment From marichal
Fish just sent Marisnick down despite a great spring. Expect him back soon enough to make a real contribution in 2014?
12:41
Eno Sarris: Phew. I have Ozuna being useful and Marisnick would have cut into that. I’m more into Yelich and Ozuna than Jake, who has all the same K issues but fewer other skills to offset them.
12:41
Comment From gareth
Answer the question. Yes or E no?
12:42
Eno Sarris: ANSWER THE QUESTION
12:42
Comment From Farting for Science
Wow–positional rankings for relief pitchers. Sounds like a supreme crapshoot. Good luck!
12:42
Eno Sarris: Tried my best.
12:42
Comment From centerfield_ballhawk
I know that you’re a believer in Carlos Carrasco, but could you talk about some of the changes that he’s made to give you such high hopes?
12:43
Eno Sarris: It’s not about changes, it’s about the fact that his pitches already have good movement and get whiffs. His change, slider and curve all get average or above whiffs, and his sinker gets 60% gbs. Hits all the right notes. Just needs better command.
12:43
Comment From Thomas Gallegos
12 team mix 5×5 standard scoring 3 OFs 2 UTIL Chris Heisey or Christain Yelich?
12:43
Eno Sarris: YELICH
12:43
Comment From marichal
Is this the year Franklin Morales puts it together?
12:43
Eno Sarris: as a LOOGY? sure!
12:43
Comment From gareth
Sarris Polaris roger maris likes Paris.
12:43
Comment From STiVo
How much baseball is played in Jamaica?
12:44
Eno Sarris: none. So going there next weekend will be work for BeerGraphs.
12:44
Comment From Clayton
Eno – on the podcast you often refer to a pitcher’s specific pitches as “above average” or “below average.” Where can we find out, say, an average curveball is at getting a batter out. Is this available on FG? Thanks
12:44
Eno Sarris: I’ll do this for ground balls too at some point http://www.fangraphs.com/fa…
12:44
Comment From Art Vandelay
Do you think Pujols is a top 10 first baseman again this year?
12:45
Eno Sarris: yes.
12:45
Comment From kevinthecomic
I managed to get both Adrian Beltre and David Wright in my 5×5 h2h 12-team both leagues re-auction league. However, I am short on starting pitching. Is it worth trying to trade one of these guys for a high level SP, say Verlander, or should I just be content to stream (original intent). League starts a 3B and a CI. Thanks Eno.
12:46
Eno Sarris: You can probably get more out of them in a trade, say something like Wright for Abreu and Estrada or Belt and Shelby Miller… but try streaming for a bit. if your closers are good enough, it could work.
12:46
Comment From Question Bot
[Insert obligatory Nick Franklin question here]
12:47
Eno Sarris: [obligatory should be on the Mets but isn't yet answer]
12:47
Comment From Hosmer
Eno…what kinda name is that? Get outta this chat! (hahaha)
12:47
Comment From Phil
Kluber’s ST numbers (I know, I know) haven’t inspired much confidence. No reason to worry, right?
12:47
Eno Sarris: Never know what he was working on.
12:47
Comment From JBD
What’s the latest on Chapman’s recovery? How much time is he supposed to miss?
12:47
Eno Sarris: 4-6 was the last I heard.
12:47
Comment From gareth
Why are people now comparing Ventura to Salazar? Theres no comparison, right?
12:48
Eno Sarris: No. Salazar has a wicked split-change, a strong slider, AND that cheese. I feel like I can see Ventura’s curve coming, and though his change gets good whiffs, I haven’t seen it much and he doesn’t throw either of his offspeed pitches much.
12:48
Comment From George
Just trying to offer some helpful criticism, but on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast with Jason Collette, every time Jason stops talking and waits for you to respond, there’s a pause and you say “yeeaaah…” before offering any analysis.
12:48
Eno Sarris: Working on that and my UMs. We don’t script the whole thing out line by line, so that’s me thinking. I’ll work on it.
12:49
Comment From Roy Munson
Who is gonna close games for these Cincinati Reds? Hoover seems to be stinking up the joint.
12:49
Eno Sarris: Dark horse for me is Parra, because he has the weapons to get guys on both sides of plate out, but I think it’s still Hoover. Can’t be LeCure.
12:49
Comment From RAJ
In Otto how would you rank Appel, Butler and Skaggs long-term?
12:49
Eno Sarris: Butler Appel ….. Skaggs
12:49
Comment From Kris
You didn’t wear sweatpants in your newest interview with Votto, did you? That would’ve been awkward
12:49
Comment From Polish, Danish
We’re food. And people!
12:50
Comment From Mackel
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa IM A SHEEP
12:50
Eno Sarris: Phew, need to finish of a real interlude.
12:50
Comment From travis
Eno, as far as Indians RP Vinnie Pesto’s comeback, should we expect him to be back to form…maybe even a closer option?
12:50
Eno Sarris: I’m picking him up in the deepest of leagues as a possible closer, yes.
12:50
Comment From Done to Death Question
Who signs freakin’ Drew? Dodgers? Sox? Yankees? …anyone?
12:50
Eno Sarris: Tigers
12:50
Comment From Art Vandelay
Who will be the first closer shuffled out this year? Janssen?
12:50
Eno Sarris: I like that one, due to injury though.
12:51
Comment From Drangus
So is this the year Lawrie puts it together?
12:51
Eno Sarris: I kinda do. Love that he had that terrible K rate, went to minors, and came back to a 15% strikeout rate. That makes me believe he can have above-average contact with above-average power, which makes for good batting averages. .280/18/15 is reasonable.
12:51
Comment From BlueBirdFan
Arcia, Garcia or K. Davis in a dynasty league?
12:52
Eno Sarris: Davis for me. Right park for his skills, and I believe in his power because we’ve seen it and it’s not as much on faith as it is with Garcia.
12:52
Comment From Wealthy Cypriot Baseballer
For my fantasy league that uses quality starts instead of wins, I used a projection engine that only outputs wins when drafting. Will I be okay?
12:52
Eno Sarris: I guess, I’d probably bump good pitchers on bad teams up a bit.
12:52
Comment From Dirck
Why does Beergraphs rely upon crowd sourced tasting notes for its quality rankings ? As a professional wine taster ,I know that the public has no palate at all .
12:53
Eno Sarris: Because BG is based on data. Bigger the better.
12:54
Rolling Stone Brasil:
12:54
Comment From gareth
Are there more fans or graphs on fangraphs?
12:54
Eno Sarris: Haven’t seen many fans… but if you mean baseball fans, definitely more of them.
12:54
Comment From Designer of Outfield Grass Cuttings
Over/under Giancarlo Stanton games played in 2014: 136?
12:54
Eno Sarris: Over!
12:55
Comment From Freakonomist
How much better than MARCEL are projection systems like ZiPS and STEAMER? Is root mean squared error the best way to measure this?
12:55
Eno Sarris: I think it’s a decent way to measure it, and those new ones are better on the measure of millimeters.
12:55
Comment From Fish
in SV+HLD, K/9 league, you got Nate Jones or Kelvin Herrera?
12:56
Eno Sarris: You know, guys that get saves get more saves than holds! So, I’m tempted to take Kelvin, but he might only get 25 holds, and Jones as a closer should be a 30+ guy.
12:56
Comment From Ted
Bovada has the Yankees’ O/U at 86.5. Where do you stand on that? Thanks!
12:56
Eno Sarris: over
12:56
Comment From Mel
We hear catcher is deep this year, so I’m waiting. Who should I grab for $1?
12:56
Eno Sarris: Ramos, Gomes, Castro, Miguel Montero.
12:56
Comment From Warren Buffet
How are you doing in your NCAA basketball pools this year?
12:57
Eno Sarris: Didn’t do one!
12:57
Comment From Dirck
Smoak might be proof of life after death
12:57
Comment From gareth
Sometimes when I type the word “fantasy” Into my computer baseball does not appear, But other “naughty” content that I will not disclose here.
12:57
Eno Sarris: My first website was Fantasy Lounge Sports and the Fantasy Lounge is well yeah.
12:57
Comment From hooha
How many saves do you expect JJ Hoover and LaTroy Hawkins to get this season?
12:58
Eno Sarris: 10 at most.
12:58
Comment From The Oriole Bird
Who do you think will get the bulk of playing time at 2B for the Orioles this season?
12:58
Eno Sarris: Schoop?
12:58
Comment From Dave
Chris Archer or Rick Porcello for this year?
12:58
Eno Sarris: Porcello.
12:58
Comment From gareth
Eno – do you like your eggs odorizzi?
12:58
Comment From Confounded
By spelling
12:59
Comment From Maxamuz

CAN I GET A HELL YA!?

12:59
Comment From Bill
Eno, really enjoyed the Mejia write up. Had him last year based off some Fangraphs advice (maybe yours??) and was extremely pleased….until he got hurt. Would you rather have him or Erasmo on your roster right now (assuming he gets the spot over Dice-K)? Thanks.
12:59
Eno Sarris: yes
12:59
Comment From JBD
Where should Jose Quintana be drafted in a 12-team mixer this year?
12:59
Eno Sarris: Late but drafted. 15-20 rounds.
12:59
Comment From Kevin McReynolds Deepest Secret
Can’t you see Ike going .270/30/85, just to drive us all nuts?
12:59
Eno Sarris: .240/30 I’ll take as possible.
12:59
Comment From Jeff
I drafted Cole and Salazar 43rd and 91st, resptively. Too early, right? Rest of rotation is Fister, Zimmermann, and Lester.
1:00
Eno Sarris: Cole on the borderline but I actually like your rotation.
1:00
Comment From Bryan
Do you think Andrew Heaney will be significant this year? i have him in a keeper league.
1:00
Eno Sarris: I think he’ll pitch and be usable but his upside is muted.
1:00
Comment From gareth
What was playoff scene funnier – the fielder belly flop in the playoffs last year or the Yankees (particularly joba chamberlain) getting beat my bugs in Cleveland in 2800750?
1:00
Eno Sarris: I loved that belly flop.
1:01
Eno Sarris: also this was great
http://deadspin.com/prince-…
1:01
Comment From Eno-joy by 4/20
Do you think it’s likely Cobb breaks through and becomes a top 15 SP in 2014, exceeding Price in fantasy value?
1:02
Eno Sarris: I’m not sure there’s much more upside but I do like Cobb to stay about the same, and Price is post peak by now.
1:02
Comment From David
I’m having trouble finding Erasmo’s spring velocity, is there a good source for that stuff?
1:03
Eno Sarris: 92 http://www.brooksbaseball.n… he was one of the few to pitch in a PFx stadium. Otherwise, Jeff Zimmerman’s twitter feed www.twitter.com/jeffwzimmerman is good, he tweets them out.
1:03
Comment From Marty
what do you expect from josh Johnson this year? Rosterable in a 12 team mixed league?
1:03
Eno Sarris: Already hurt again. I’m doubting him.
1:03
Comment From Maxamuz
What are you thoughts on Hanley Ramirez? I mean, I know he’s no Lucas Duda when it comes to Global Awesomeness, but what do you think he does this year? Gut feeling here Eno, this is Baseball afterall.
1:03
Eno Sarris: Top 25 talent when in the lineup, out of the lineup for 15 days at least once.
1:04
Comment From Mackel
I listen the sleeper and the bust every morning in the shower. Your voice is very soothing as the water hits my back.
1:04
Eno Sarris: Weird. And the ums, they don’t bother you?
1:04
Comment From Marty
Isn’t it idiotic to make teams play real games and then have 3 exhibitions? You don’t have to answer that, we all know it’s dumb.
1:04
Comment From gareth
Im behind in my movies. Should I go see the lego movie today or muppets most wanted?
1:04
Eno Sarris: heard the lego one was good, have been to like two movies since my son was born
1:04
Comment From Terrible Ted
This one time, at fantasy baseball camp…
1:04
Comment From comment
DID U SEE DUSTIN MCGOWANS PITCH FX!!! 4 PITCHES ABOVE AVERAGE
1:04
Eno Sarris: talent wasn’t *really* his problem
1:05
Comment From Marty
In a S+H league, who are some under the radar number rackers?
1:05
Eno Sarris: Kelley, Farquhar, B Wilson, Walden, Putz.
1:05
Comment From dbet
I’m having trouble figuring out a good way to allocate my 1400 IP limit. My SP is Sale, Gio, Cashner, Kuroda, Latos. RP Reed, Qualls, Brothers, Santos, Farquhar, Melancon. Think I’ll need to stream any or need an extra starter? 12 teamer.
1:06
Eno Sarris: Yeah you’ll need a little more I think or be in trouble in wins. Might be able to get there with streaming, if you stay on top of it.
1:06
Comment From Mel
Eno- Can you rank these presumably $1 Catchers?
1:06
Eno Sarris: I did. Put them in order.
1:06
Comment From Mackel
When are you coming to cleveland next? I would like to have a drink with you.
1:07
Eno Sarris: I’ve heard some good things about beers around there, we’ll see.
1:07
Comment From Isaac
Lots of chatter around here about whether Carlos Martinez and Rosenthal should be given a chance to start before being relegated to the pen. What do you think?
1:07
Eno Sarris: Rosenthal is deeper in that role probably, but has better starting mix. Ship’s sailed on him more than C-Mart. I would have started C-Mart over Kelly despite the fact that C-mart is sinker slider and needs more work on the change. He’ll never throw the change in the bullpen.
1:07
Comment From Mel
Eno, can you rank these cheap catchers?Montero/Ruiz/Mesoraco/d’Arnaud/Gomes/Jaso
1:08
Eno Sarris: Gomes Montero TDA Mes Jaso
1:08
Comment From Elvis Presley
Who will produce be the best player this season. Robinson Cano or the combination of Ellsbury and Brian McCann (worth around the same money).
1:08
Eno Sarris: To be fair you’d have to add the cheap Almonte or something, since it’s two players instead of one. And that might tip the scales.
1:09
Comment From The Oriole Bird
Love your interviews with players, Eno. Ever thought of trying to catch up with Mark Prior? I knew him freshman year in college, before he transferred to USC. He was a thoughtful and interesting guy. He might make a good subject.
1:09
Eno Sarris: Oh great idea. Want to talk a bit about injuries this year too.
1:09
Comment From Guest
Eno, better season- Brad Miller or Jose Reyes?
1:09
Eno Sarris: Reyes but once you factor in cost…
1:09
Comment From Do you Shin Choo Choose me
I typed this question in the wrong place like a damn fool but what do make of B. Phillips this year? Is he getting too old, will miss Choo hitting in from of him?
1:10
Eno Sarris: yeah and he might not hit 18 homers this year. Stopped stealing really. Batting average was never really good.
1:10
Comment From Stephen
Would having Christian Yelich in my Utility spot over Will Venable, Alejandro de Aza, or Eric Young give me the best upside at BA and SBs?
1:10
Eno Sarris: I’d start Yelich but move Venable in when he’s facing righties, particularly on the road.
1:10
Comment From Marty
Dom Brown isnt much different than Beltran, right? If not, what am I missing?
1:10
Eno Sarris: health, PA security probably.
1:10
Comment From Brad
Have your expectations for Matt Adams changed at all? over/under 430 at bats
1:10
Eno Sarris: Over. I still think he pulls the pall too much and the BA will go down.
1:11
Comment From Dirck
I had Profar on all of my dynasty teams and traded Altuve away on 2 of them just before Profar got hurt . timing is everything .
1:11
Eno Sarris: Dang.
1:11
Comment From Guest
ballpark beer reviews coming back to beergraphs this year? love ‘em!
1:11
Eno Sarris: We might need some help to reach more ballparks!
1:11
Comment From Ba-dooom-TSSSHH
Two Catchers walk into an art museum, one looks to the other and says “nice frames” Yadier Molina says “I’ve seen better”.
1:11
Comment From Giddyap…
or Giddyup?
1:11
Comment From Maxamuz

Jose Fernandez. Beats our Kershaw this year?

1:12
Comment From Jeff
Do you see the Mets making an in-season move for a power bat?
1:12
Eno Sarris: Maybe for a SS or OF, not sure power will be the only concern.
1:12
Comment From Big Alex
What do you think of Matt Dominguez this year? – Over/under 25 HR, 90 RBI
1:12
Eno Sarris: I’ll take the slight over on homers, but will need to see how that lineup is and how much contact he makes on the RBI.
1:13
Comment From TB
Re Darvish Injury risk: So would you keep Jose Fernandez over Darvish for this year?
1:13
Eno Sarris: Wow, you know, given their ages… it’s not crazy.
1:13
Comment From jevant
If you can get Hamels at 60% of his expected cost before injury, are you buying?
1:13
Eno Sarris: Sure. I think he could pitch 80% of the season.
1:13
Comment From travis
thoughts on drafting without consideration to BA in a 10-team 5×5?
1:13
Eno Sarris: I don’t think you need to punt in ten teamers and if it’s roto I never punt in roto.
1:13
Comment From Washington Irving
Why not have Darren O’Day close?
1:14
Eno Sarris: Platoon splits on sidearming sinker slider guys.
1:14
Comment From Brad
max innings Taylor Jordan and Jenrry Mejia could each pitch this season?
1:15
Eno Sarris: Mejia has never bettered 108 so 120 would be a watershed moment. Jordan did 145 last year, so he can get to 170+.
1:15
Comment From gareth
Michael Brantley suddenly got fantasy relevant didn’t he?
1:15
Eno Sarris: Always was. Just not very exciting.
1:15
Comment From Fahrer
How many KPH do you drive on a typical Autobahn when traffic is light? I was cruising at 160 or so in a VW Golf last year. Felt safe, but probably wasn’t.
1:16
Eno Sarris: We had a Fox or some small animal like that, a tiny four-cylinder, packed with all our bags, couldn’t do barely 160 going uphill, but found a good downhill into straightaway and pushed that sucker to 200. I’ve gone 220 in a better car. I love the autobahn.
1:16
Comment From toot toot
how long before the pirates realize volquez is unfixable? who replaces him?
1:16
Eno Sarris: Taillon!
1:16
Comment From Guest
Zach Britton is another name to maybe watch for O’s closer, if he doesn’t get traded.
1:16
Eno Sarris: If they go sinker baller I think ti’s Webb.
1:17
Comment From Dan
ENO!!! You see a step forward from Eovaldi this year? That’s an awfully nice fastball, and an nice park to pitch in. Is his secondary stuff coming along?
1:17
Eno Sarris: The slider wasn’t really that great and I don’t think he’ll ever develop a third pitch. I’m skeptical.
1:17
Comment From gareth
Dexter Fowler sounds like a chicken serial killer.
1:17
Eno Sarris: nice.
1:17
Comment From joe
Hanram or EE? OBP league
1:17
Eno Sarris: EE
1:17
Comment From pro34
Eno, picked up Calhoun of FA to fill in for Kemp. Will Kemp or Calhoun be on my roster in September
1:18
Eno Sarris: Both unless you trade, which, well…
1:18
Comment From dude
Last Thursday I took Nate Jones over Parnell. Can someone inform the Whitesox that I really need him to close?
1:18
Eno Sarris: Done.
1:18
Comment From Benjammer
In a fantasy draft, always pick the best available player until a certain position is full, or try to mix it up (i.e. should I pick 5 outfielders in a row if that’s the best available, or should I pick a few and then try to fill in other positions, even if it means picking a weaker player?)
1:18
Eno Sarris: There’s often less than a dollar difference for guys at certain points in the draft. So if it’s that close, no, I wouldn’t take my fourth OF over my starting SS.
1:19
Comment From Emerson Savage
Give Goldschmidt and Liriano to get Salazar, Bumgarner, and B. Moss? League uses OBP and SLG instead of average, and IP and K/9 instead of K. Thanks, Eno!
1:19
Eno Sarris: No I think you can find pitching. Keep the best player in deal.
1:19
Comment From Dirck
Who is #5 starter in DC? Roark or Jordan ? If they want a REAL lefty,maybe Obama ?
1:19
Eno Sarris: Jordan for me.
1:19
Comment From gareth
Gyorko or hill. What player you taking if both still available?
1:19
Eno Sarris: Hill.
1:19
Comment From dude
Rafael Soriano will lose his closer job by the end of June. Get on that Clippard train ya’ll!
1:19
Eno Sarris: I think Soriano will be on the DL by the end of June, so I agree. Look at his velocity and swSTR last year.
1:20
Comment From AB
Thoughts on trading away Harper and S. Miller for J. Upton, Bruce, and Cashner in 6×6 OBP league?
1:20
Eno Sarris: would have to be a decently deep league (not a ten-teamer where the RL OF that you replace with Bruce is a good player). But in a redraft, yeah I don’t mind this at all.
1:20
Comment From comment
isnt Weaver so overated he is now underated?? he is equivalent to tanaka minus 20 or so kS
1:21
Eno Sarris: I mean if I could get him in the 18th maybe I would.
1:21
Comment From Wurstsalat
What food do you order with your beer at a typical German biergarten? Well… and where are you in Germany when you’re at a typical biergarten?
1:22
Eno Sarris: In my mind I’m in East Berlin… i think it’s called … forget the name. anyway, I get my brat and pils and I’m smiling.
1:22
Comment From Dirck
Lawrie or Castellanos at 3B this year and going forward ?
1:23
Eno Sarris: Lawrie. Castellanos had some high K% and low BAs for a supposedly great hit tool.
1:23
Comment From zurzles
People keep talking like there’s a chance Gausman is a reliever on OD for some reason. With Baltimore’s bullpen situation there’s a 0% chance of that happening barring sudden injury. And they want him starting.
1:23
Eno Sarris: So who’s out of the rotation.
1:23
Comment From Maxamuz
Give me a paragraph on why Brad Miller will be great this year, so I can hype him up and sell him in a few weeks. I need to start the hype machine in the league on him.
1:24
Eno Sarris: I just like his K, BB and power rates. Don’t love him to be crazy good, but .275/15+/15+ works really nicely at SS.
1:24
Comment From LaLoosh
Semien stay at 2B when Beckham comes back? If Beckham is healthy, would Semien be the Hose regular 3Bman?
1:25
Eno Sarris: If he can do better than 1/30 bb/k (I think he can), maybe he does force his way over to third. He played short too. I think he can get 400+ PA, but long term I think he’s a 2b.
1:25
Comment From gareth
I dont like that semien was artificially inseminated into the white sox lineup.
1:25
Comment From Rays 7th Infielder
You seem like an alternative music kind of guy, ever make it out to one of the brand name festivals?
1:25
Eno Sarris: Does pitchfork count? I’ll be there again this year most likely. I’ve been to outside lands a couple times.
1:25
Comment From Conrad
Junior Lake cementing a CF job with his 3 HR spring nugget?
1:26
Eno Sarris: Maybe but boy does he look unsure out there defensively. May be a COF if he doesn’t get better at running routes.
1:26
Comment From Freakonomist
Is it all downhill for Josh Hamilton at this point?
1:26
Eno Sarris: There will be a dead cat bounce, but when?
1:26
Comment From Todd
Is Jesse Crain worth a bench spot in a 15 team 2 RP spot league? Will he get the closer job if he could come back healthy?
1:26
Eno Sarris: I’d stash him on the DL if it didn’t cost you a real player.
1:26
Comment From Rays 7th Infielder
Any type of brews that should hard poured?
1:27
Eno Sarris: Mostly stouts and porters. Particularly anything nitro.
1:27
Comment From LaLoosh
Mets going to have last ranked pen? or 29th to match their rotation?? Woooo, good times in Queens!! Thank goodness for the all-star FO the Mets have!!
1:27
Eno Sarris: I’ll take the over on last-ranked rotation. Montero and Syndergaard will pitch some this year.
1:27
Comment From Prich
Morales… might Texas be a fit, if they find a way to jettison Moreland? Where the hell is this guy going to play ball in ’14?
1:28
Eno Sarris: Pittsburgh?
1:28
Comment From Guest
A lot of people are down on Chris Tillman this year. However, the majority of his numbers have been trending in the right direction, and he’s only 25. Do you think it has more to do with the A.L. East cloud hanging over his head, or is it more of the Orioles recent (non)history of developing pitching?
1:29
Eno Sarris: His pitches leave me cold on paper. I love the way the curve looks, but I think people see it coming. It gets a great ground-ball rate but no whiffs. His fastball is decent not great for whiffs. And that’s all the nice I can say about him. Cutter is meh, Change is bad.
1:30
Comment From Marty
Top American Pale Ales…? Do they all use cascade hops?
1:31
Eno Sarris: Right now Mosaic is hot, especially for dry-hopping. APAs… Daisy Cutter, Dale’s, Alpine’s Hoppy Birthday, Zombie Dust, I like the Go-To from Stone.
1:31
Comment From jake
i clearly screwed up taking cargo third overall right?
1:31
Eno Sarris: I woulda taken Goldy, but you weren’t far off.
1:31
Comment From Todd
Will anyone trade me anything remotely useful for Willingham? It’s an 18-teamer so he must have at least #4 or 5 starter trade value right?
1:32
Eno Sarris: Gotta wait until they playing.
1:32
Comment From juan pierres mustache
Does Pivo count as a German-style pils? Seems too hoppy to me.
1:32
Eno Sarris: you know another German-style pils on the west coast?
1:32
Comment From David
I don’t have a question, just wanted to say I had my draft last night and have been staring at the draft results all day. I love baseball
1:32
Eno Sarris: I do this too.
1:33
Comment From WhatToDo
I’m sitting on Bonifacio but ogling Bernadina as a sleeper bench bat. Could Bernadina really be the good side of the LF platoon in Cincy? I’ve always liked his speed/pop potential way more than the Nats did. Thoughts?
1:33
Eno Sarris: I don’t think Boni is something to worry about losing, even if I doubt Bernadina.
1:33
Comment From USPS Mail Carrier That Steals Your Beer
Have you ever had any beers made by Troeg’s? Brewed in Harrisburg, PA… not sure if you can get it out west. They have an amazing imperial amber called Nugget Nectar. Really excellent–and I don’t tend to like amber beers.
1:33
Eno Sarris: love the Nectar, that was really excellent.
1:33
Comment From Rick
am i crazy for expecting a 20/20 year out of grady sizemore?
1:34
Eno Sarris: Yeah I think he’ll miss too much time for that.
1:34
Comment From juan pierres mustache
I know MLB merchandising is a little absurd sometimes (see: a Official Licensed Hat for every freaking day of the year), but Nike just released an NFL gear collection specifically for Johnny Manziel’s pro day
1:34
Comment From Big Alex
I’ve had the best statistical team two consecutive years (thanks to Fangraphs), but haven’t won either one, how do i fix this?!
1:34
Eno Sarris: H2H? Get a roto team.
1:34
Comment From Ryan
how do you feel about Puig and Harper? I group them together because they are young power speed threats that both have potential to unlock. I don’t want to pay too much for potential. Are either safe bets?
1:34
Eno Sarris: They both a little expensive at the end of the first round. in the third, I’d take Puig for sure.
1:35
Comment From Rays 7th Infielder
Is Matt Dominguez a decent 3B keeper going forward?
1:35
Eno Sarris: 14+ teams I hope.
1:35
Comment From Slippery Pope
Who has the most zazz out of Quintana, Porcello and Haren? Any of them excelling or lacking in zazz?
1:35
Eno Sarris: Q has been unzazzy this spring, but I liked him best going into season. Porcello’s new infield D zazz was stolen by injury, to some extent.
1:36
Comment From Guest
What kind of production do you see from Khris Davis? Would your recommendation change in a league that also counts OBP?
1:36
Eno Sarris: He’s a good OBP guy, good walk rates in minors. the only thing I don’t know is how much power he’ll show against righties. If only league average, he may only hit 20-25 homers. Still useful in most leagues, with upside beyond.
1:36
Comment From Guest
Is Dave Cameron punishing you by making you do the RP team previews?
1:36
Eno Sarris: good god 4500 words
1:36
Comment From jake
in an 11 team league (don’t laugh), how rough shape am I in with Brad Miller at SS and Dozier at MI? should i upgrade using OF depth? I have Cargo, Harper, Holliday, Jackson, Aoki with Arcia available on the wire.
1:37
Eno Sarris: That’s my MI in 12-team AL-only LABR, but I don’t think it’s terrible. I bet you have great other positions. I think they can both be top 12, so you’re close. Wait and see.
1:38
Comment From Ian
If you’re confident in your streaming abilities, how do you feel about Salazar/Wood/Kluber/Ross/Jansen/Holland/Rosenthal/Perkins/Robertson/Soria/Jones with a spot to stream and a plan to trade a couple relievers for a starter?
1:38
Eno Sarris: if you focus on it, you’ll be fine.
1:38
Comment From Art Vandelay
Do you drink Guinness in Jamaica? Or do you have a favorite local beer there?
1:38
Eno Sarris: Guinnes extra foreign stout is the guinnes they drink, and it’s kinda sludge. I may just go with lime daquiris.
1:39
Comment From Bromance
Eno…just wanted to let you know…I still remember the day we met. It was an article from Rotoworld’s 2010 pre-season magazine….and you broke down the correlation of every stat to Roto finish. I haven’t paid for steals since.
1:39
Eno Sarris: hahah
1:39
Eno Sarris: Like a love story.
1:39
Eno Sarris: fantasy fantasy
1:39
Comment From gareth
Moustakas, freese Dominguez or ashe as s last resort 3b?
1:39
Eno Sarris: Pick two. Moose and Dominguez.
1:39
Comment From Lewie
What are your thoughts on all those old, possibly washed up SPs going later? (CC, josh johnnson, CJ Wilson, etc.) I’ve enjoyed drafting them.
1:40
Eno Sarris: I’m surprised I don’t have a couple more shares of CC where he’s going. Wilson’s okay. JJ makes me nervous.
1:40
Comment From juan pierres mustache
when i’m talking online i even type “yeah,” before everything i say so it’s totally understandable
1:40
Eno Sarris: see
1:40
Comment From Bag of Farts
Evan Meek has 3 saves this spring for Baltimore. If he makes the 25 man roster, is he next in line after Tommy goes boom?
1:41
Eno Sarris: I thought he was in the Tigers’ pen lol. he didn’t throw an MLB pitch last year and was trying to start. Could be, I guess.
1:41
Comment From jocephus
vinnie pesto or chuck marinara ?
1:41
Eno Sarris: pesto every time
1:41
Comment From Dan
If there was a category for most weakly hit balls in play/not squaring the ball up, I’d pick Avisail Garcia first overall.
1:41
Comment From Dirck
But if Beergraphs data is crap ,its conclusions are also crap
1:42
Eno Sarris: I have more respect for the average palate than you, I guess. I haven’t been trained, drank a lot of craft beer in the last three years and feel like I can taste the rainbow now.
1:42
Comment From dude
I noticed the ”yeaaaah” too, but don’t mind it. Kinda funny and we can put it on t-shirts. Do you Eno, do you.
1:42
Comment From LaLoosh
I see that you are digging in on disbelief of Ventura. Let’s remember to revisit that in a few months, k?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Sat with a major league player who couldn’t look away from his cheese, so yeah I could be wrong. But I don’t really like his offspeed stuff. I still smell a bit of reliever on him.
1:43
Comment From juan pierres mustache
I hate randomly judging people but whenever someone starts a sentence with “As a professional wine taster”, I immediately picture them in an unflattering way. Also I lied, I really love judging people based on little to no information or context
1:43
Comment From Jim
Is Marte worth the $31 he just signed for?
1:44
Eno Sarris: Great defender in COF is a weird package, and we’ll see if he continues to avoid the pop-up and float his OBP with great BABIP, but I’m optimistic. He has some pop too and there’s a lot to like about his game if you don’t get down on the flaws.
1:44
Comment From Paul
I am going to draft Miller, Almonte, Semien, Carrasco and Sergio Santos tonight because of you. Do you think I’ll be disappointed? :)
1:44
Eno Sarris: Really hope you’re in a deep league lol.
1:44
Comment From Dr. Met
How is my springcrush Schoop doing? Sounds like they’ll do the right thing by either playing him daily with the O’s, or in triple A.
1:45
Eno Sarris: And then there’s also talk he’ll be platooned lol.
1:45
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Can we get a graphical breakdown of various fans? Like oscillating vs. box style and get some replacement levels for each variety? Thanks Eno!
1:45
Eno Sarris: puts down on list. scratches it out. stars it.
1:45
Comment From David
Wealthy Cypriot Baseballer, I play in a league that uses both QS and Wins. I 100% ignored decisions in my preseason rankings last year, as well as in my midseason running rankings. As in I didn’t even carry the data in my spreadsheet. I chased the other pitcher scoring, and ended up winning decisions anyway. JUST SAY NO TO DECISION PREDICTIONS!
1:45
Comment From Christian
how do I get a beer/brewery submitted to BeerGraphs?
1:45
Eno Sarris: check in to it on Untappd. We have a 25 check in minimum.
1:46
Comment From Vil B.
Derek Norris a nice long shot at catcher for AL only league? He’s having a great spring and he was a masher in the minors.
1:46
Eno Sarris: yeah he’s my AL-LABR guy. Worst case he mashes against lefties for 300 PA.
1:46
Comment From Dirck
So you don’t think playing without an infield is going to hold down the Yankee wins this year ?
1:46
Eno Sarris: I’ll think they’ll find a couple cromulent players in the batch they brought in.
1:46
Comment From Jim
How does Moses make coffee?
1:46
Comment From Jim
Hebrews it
1:46
Comment From Zip Kars
Is there treatment for fantasy addiction?
1:46
Eno Sarris: well done.
1:46
Comment From gareth
As a late catcher , you liking pierzynski Gomes or mesoraco
1:47
Eno Sarris: Gomes. AJP is old as dirt.
1:47
Comment From Ted Chism
Any chance Trevor Bauer puts it together this year? And would you say his problems are mental or physical?
1:47
Eno Sarris: Changed his delivery so we’ll learn more!
1:47
Eno Sarris: Jesus I ahven’t made it past 1:00 yet.
1:47
Comment From Where Theres Smoak Theres Fiers
whatever happened to good ol Mike Fiers?
1:47
Eno Sarris: Total lack of fastball did him in, but he could resurface, maybe in the pen.
1:48
Comment From Slippery Pope
Remember the “bo bo- chicka chick ah” song from Ferris Buehller’s Day Off? You could use that as your “I’m thinking” noise.
1:48
Comment From Perry
I can’t wait until Odorizzi faces Odor….
1:48
Comment From JB
Thoughts on Aaron Hicks being relevant now that he’s a starter?
1:48
Eno Sarris: More likely in OBP leagues, but useful in AL-only’s even with batting average. Dude has some upside.
1:48
Comment From Emerson Savage
Anticipated K/9 and IP this year for Mejia assuming he gets the starting job?
1:48
Eno Sarris: 8 and 110
1:48
Comment From Jurickson Profar
Am I worthy of a DL stash? My shoulder hurts and I didn’t get a ton of at-bats last year.
1:49
Eno Sarris: Yes. You’re the starter when youre back.
1:49
Comment From LaLoosh
Mejia isn’t getting spot over DiceK tho. At least not until super two service time issue passes
1:50
Eno Sarris: They just paid $100k to DiceK to retain his rights as a minor leaguer. Mejia gets one more spring start to make case, and if Niese starts on DL, he gets a reg season start. And two more starts falling asleep during DiceK will do the damage. Also, Mejia’s clock is already started so super two not much of a concern.
1:50
Comment From Dirck
Blindness was an occupational hazrd for miniaturists in the Ottoman Empire
1:50
Comment From Eric
Do you think jean seaguerra will repeat what he did last year? loved your articles Eno!!
1:50
Eno Sarris: Don’t love that he’s hurt, but I think he can easily .270 with 10 homers and 30+ steals.
1:50
Comment From Jake
is scheppers worht picking up?
1:50
Eno Sarris: Not in a 12-team mixer.
1:51
Comment From gareth
Does Prince fielder have the most ironic name in baseball?
1:51
Eno Sarris: until recently Josh Outman
1:51
Comment From Billy
Your thoughts on Kolton Wong?
1:51
Eno Sarris: .270 10 25 in full time, scaled down to 2/3 playing time
1:51
Comment From Guest
If real life teams used fantasy scoring instead of wins and losses, which team would win?
1:51
Eno Sarris: Dodgers?
1:52
Comment From SMACK
Ever try Lunch from Maine Beer Co?
1:52
Eno Sarris: heard it’s great
1:52
Comment From Bag of Farts
High socks vs. stirrups vs. long pants?
1:52
Eno Sarris: TEAM HIGH SOCKS (also like stirrups)
1:52
Comment From Bud heavy
What
1:52
Eno Sarris: yeah
1:52
Comment From gareth
Eno please choose one of either sale or Bumgardner for me. Pllleeeeeaaassssseeeeeee!!!!!
1:52
Eno Sarris: Sale
1:53
Comment From David
12*Mixed, I drafted 77 – Grienke, 92 – Cobb, 116 – Salazar, 164 – Wood, 221 – Smyly, 245 – Porcello. Think that will do? I feel like I might end up short on innings…
1:53
Eno Sarris: yeah check the wire
1:53
Comment From Brett
Pick up Dustin McGowan or Brett Anderson?
1:53
Eno Sarris: oh god. Brett Anderson? Was better more recently I think.
1:53
Comment From Guest
What’s worse – Trapped in a bathroom after a national asparagus eating contest or watching Delmon Young play in the field
1:53
Comment From jocephus
eno’s chats are like a new pair of underwear: At first, it’s constrictive, but after awhile it becomes a part of you.
1:53
Comment From gareth
You know Eno what you know, you know?
1:53
Eno Sarris: God I love you guys/girls.
1:54
Comment From Mackel
I notice the UM’s and the Yeaaahs. It’s only funny when he asks a yes or no question and you say “yea” but you dont mean to answer it with a “yes”. But you are hands down way more insightful than ESPN’s or CBS’s.
1:54
Eno Sarris: Hah. wow. yeah that’s not good.
1:54
Comment From JT
Safe to say you’re more of a hops over malt guy based on your beer nods?
1:54
Eno Sarris: Maybe but my favorite IPAs are the ones where the malt is turned up high too. But I like browns and porters and stouts, as long as there’s a little sweet to them and not too much coffee.
1:54
Comment From Rick
What kind of upside do you see for Castellanos?
1:54
Eno Sarris: .270/18?
1:55
Comment From Tony Starks
Hi Eno!! Found one of the few places in Mass that serve the Heady Topper avl. Paying over 400% mkt px but whatever. Worth every last drop. How do you feel about Mauer in a pts league where single/BB/run/RBI=1pt,double=2pts… and KO= -0.5 pts? Projected to score in the top 5 1B. You like as if he was a Heady? Thx
1:55
Eno Sarris: That’s a great scoring system for him. Obviously don’t get too excited, but third round pick to be your catcher in this format is pretty sexy. Not quite Heady.
1:55
Comment From LudeBurger
did Maxamuz ask a legit fantasy question?
1:55
Eno Sarris: that happened.
1:56
Comment From quinceleather
Cas-ENO- Royale
1:56
Comment From Steve
Umm i love that pause on Sleeper and Bust
1:56
Comment From TB
Are you a Brian Dozier fan? I would like to draft but am concerned
1:56
Eno Sarris: I do like him. .245/15/15 is a decent baseline for MI. If he can fix the popups or is just more aggressive and swings more, he can push that to .260/270.



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11 Responses to “Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 3/27/14”

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  1. Ronboy says:

    Hi Eno – What do make of B. Phillips this year? Is he getting too old, will miss Choo hitting in from of him?

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  2. Jonny says:

    Wil Myers, jay Bruce, starling marte, billy Hamilton- please rank on a forever keeper level. Strikeouts count against*

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  3. Eno,

    Where do you think is the best spot for the Dodgers to bat Yasiel Puig in the lineup? Also, can you recommend any good literature books?

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  4. Erik Monzyk says:

    Trying to settle on my 5th OF and 3B spots in a 10 team 11 batter league. Kole Calhoun or Christian Yelich? Moustakas or Headley?

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  5. Jeffrey Griffin says:

    I took Cole and Salazar 43rd and 91st, respectively. Too early, right? Fister, Zimmermann, and Lester make up the rest of my top 5.

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  6. Emerson Savage says:

    Give Goldschmidt and Liriano for Salazar, Bumgarner, and B Moss? 6×6 keeper league (7 keepers) (OBP and SLG instead of avg, K/9 and IP instead of Ks). Thanks, Eno!

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  7. I Know Everything says:

    Full season of Mike Olt:.270/.331/25

    You’re Welcome.

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  8. Jeff Samardzija's Face says:

    Tommy Milone or Drew Hutchinson? k/bb and QS count. I feel like Hutch has more upside, but Milone I could just use at home, making him safer, with higher likelihood of better production?

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  9. Raj says:

    Schonramer please!

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