Posts Tagged ‘ Smyly ’

The Felix Hernandez Debate

Is Felix Hernandez going to be FELIX HERNANDEZ in 2017? Joseph and Tyler have differing opinions on the matter in Episode 8 of the newly named The Eleventh Inning Podcast. After diving into the Felix Hernandez dilemma, two head-to-head comparisons take place: Drew Smyly vs. James Paxton and Robinson Cano vs. Jean Segura.

Also, Professor Joseph has his knowledge put to the test with some Mariners trivia. The game in question for Professor Joseph is from August 4, 2005.

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JDFC Episode 5: Who can build the best rotation in the (AL) West?

I am joined, as always, by Joseph Victor for the fifth episode of the Jerry Dipoto podcast. We discuss the Drew Smyly acquisition and its impact on the Mariners rotation and 2017 outlook as a whole, and then we dive into a fun competition: Who can draft the best AL West rotation?

Joseph and I used the depth charts from to assign dollar values to each starter on each AL West team. We each had exactly $15 to spend, and whichever rotation ends the year with more Fangraphs WAR wins a prize of some sort. Probably a six pack of beer from Georgetown Brewing, considering we both selected a different Georgetown IPA for the recording of this podcast. I swear we are not sponsored by Georgetown. But hey, Georgetown, what say you?

If you want to play the AL West Rotation Draft game, this is the spreadsheet that we used to set the prices for each starting pitcher.


Here are the results of our draft (takes place from 24:26-36:55):

Round Joseph ($, projected fWAR scaled to 180 IP) Tyler ($, projected fWAR scaled to 180 IP)
1 Drew Smyly ($2, 2.6) Lance McCullers ($2, 3.6)
2 Cole Hamels ($4, 3.4) James Paxton ($3, 3.4)
3 Jharel Cotton ($1, 2.9) Yu Darvish ($5, 4.5)
4 Felix Hernandez ($5, 3.0) Matt Shoemaker ($3, 3.1)
5 Tyson Ross ($3, 2.9) Andrew Triggs ($2, 1.9)
2016 Cumulative fWAR 6.8 12.5
2017 Projected (Steamer) fWAR 14.8 15.5

Let us know if you give the AL West draft a try. Follow us on twitter @joeyvictor24 and @tylerbradley9. Spread the JDFC word.

Most importantly, Go M’s.

Episode Synopsis

1:50: Jeremy Hutton Birthday shout-out

4:07: Professor Joseph asks a question that is nearly impossible to answer

6:32: A post relevant to the Professor Joseph question

7:25: We discuss the Drew Smyly acquisition and the new outlook for the Mariners rotation

15:02: How do we feel about the players Jerry traded away? Potential Regret?

18:15: A post relevant to the Smyly conversation

19:01: A competition between Jerry Dipoto’s two biggest fans

20:25: An explanation of the competition

23:50: Rules of the Competition

24:51: Joseph’s first selection

25:54: Tyler’s first selection

32:43: I had to refill my drink

33:15: Carlos Pegeuro reference? The game in question.

35:40: Joseph’s last pick

37:20: Tyler’s last pick

38:15: Relevant article to the discussion

39:31: We realize Joseph broke the rules and should therefore be disqualified

40:25-46:05: After drafting from these rotations, what did we learn about the AL West rotation situation?

46:10: Mariners Bullpen Spelling Bee

48:25: We allow Joseph to tell a story about his muse, Mariners prospect Tyler O’Neill

51:20: Based on Steamer Projections, which one of our drafted rotations is projected to win? Joseph is technically projected to lose. Joseph subsequently spits on projections.