Jonah Keri FanGraphs Chat – 5/2/11




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  1. Jeff McKnight says:

    Do you think that Darwin Barney can keep up his hot start and develop to anything more than bench player?

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    • Kroot says:

      Probably not zips has him pegged for a .297 woba the rest of the way which sounds about right

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    • prospectslol says:

      he’ll be above avg defensive 2B.. if he can hit 280/330 (just under his career minor #s) i’ll take that until he’s arb eligible

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      • Kroot says:

        Yeah, it’s a fine point. As you point out he’s not going to keep up his .333 / .357 / .452 up (see his career history or .361 babip) and while I do think he’ll be closer to a .300 OBP than a .330 he could be an acceptable option as a cheap 2B or as a utility infielder.

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  2. Nate says:

    Good effort, but I think you want to submit your questions in the Chat dialog itself. look for “Send Questions or comments”

    good luck.

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  3. William says:

    Don’t see how Boston is the clear favorite anymore The new power rankings reflect that. Unless you thought they were 7+games better to start the season, it’s either a tossup or slight advantage Yankees.

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  4. Sportszilla says:

    Ok, so can anyone answer why K% is K/AB, not K/PA?

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    • Kroot says:

      Dave did a while ago, it’s because other sites use K/AB if I remember correctly.

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