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Eno Sarris and Derek VanRiper, along with Trevor May and Britt Ghiroli, discuss advanced stats, strategy, prospects and more. From the first move of the Hot Stove season to the final pitch of the World Series, join us for year-round baseball talk.

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Eno Sarris and Derek VanRiper, along with Trevor May and Britt Ghiroli, discuss advanced stats, strategy, prospects and more. From the first move of the Hot Stove season to the final pitch of the World Series, join us for year-round baseball talk.

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Paul Skenes' Dominance, Mailbag Questions & Weekend Waiver Preview

7/12/2024
Eno and DVR discuss Paul Skenes' latest dominant performance -- seven no-hit innings against the Brewers on Thursday -- and the balance of preserving his workload to make him available if the Pirates remain in playoff contention through September. Plus, a setback for Jordan Lawlar, charges filed against Wander Franco in the Dominican Republic, mailbag questions about Gerrit Cole and Luis Castillo, and a few players to consider this weekend in weekly formats. Rundown 1:01 Paul Skenes Carries A No-Hitter Through Seven 10:01 A Setback for Jordan Lawlar 17:14 Steven Kwan & The 'Lucky' Power Hitter Eno's Story ($) https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5632162 21:56 Wander Franco Charged in Dominican Republic 23:50 Thoughts on Gerrit Cole Through Four 2024 Starts? 31:14 Buying Into Big Second Half for Josh Lowe? 36:56 What Is Going On With Luis Castillo's Slider? 41:59 Curating Your Own "What Happened?" Data 50:55 Project Prospect: 50+ FV, 2024 MLB ETAs, Yet to Debut 55:47 Weekend Waiver Preview: Matt Wallner & Rece Hinds Bring Power 1:05:32 Pitchers to Consider: Luis L. Ortiz, Keider Montero, Justin Wrobleski, Yilber Diaz Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Thursdays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Host: Derek VanRiper & Eno Sarris Executive Producer: Derek VanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:21:39

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Bobby Miller's Reset, 10 Years of Statcast & Pitching to Gunnar Henderson

7/11/2024
Eno, DVR and Trevor discuss the demotion of Bobby Miller as his 2024 struggles have persisted, the Dodgers' pitching depth being tested more than expected, 10 years of Statcast, and 'new' tools that they think will be a big part of the conversation 10 years from now. Plus, they look at what happens in extended plate appearances, how they would pitch to Gunnar Henderson, and a red-hot start to the MLB career of Reds outfielder Rece Hinds. Rundown 1:18 Trevor Needs to Tell DVR Where He's Buying Cool Hats 3:52 Bobby Miller Optioned by Dodgers; Headed to Triple-A Oklahoma City 14:00 Celebrating of 10 Years of Statcast 25:04 What 'New' Tool(s) Will Be Even Better Down the Road? 39:43 What Happens During and After Extended Plate Appearances? 57:30 The Game Plan: How to Pitch to Gunnar Henderson 1:06:54 Rece Hinds' Starts His MLB Career on a Heater Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us at 1p ET/10a PT on Thursday, July 18th for our next livestream! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Host: Derek VanRiper With: Eno Sarris, Trevor May Executive Producer: Derek VanRiper Producer: Brian Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:14

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How The Guardians Have Surprised Us, Misevaluations of Francisco Lindor & The Yankees' Flaws

7/9/2024
Eno, Britt, and DVR discuss how the Guardians have exceeded our expectations and found success in a different way in 2024, the surprising snub of Francisco Lindor from the NL All-Star Team roster, the actual flaws of the Yankees amidst a 5-15 stretch over their last 20 games, and a few trade fits for Jazz Chisholm Jr. Rundown 1:10 The Guardians Are Making Us Look Foolish, But How? 11:16 Great Defense is Often Underrated 18:02 Trading for Pitching...in Cleveland? 25:57 Why Don't People Evaluate Francisco Lindor Correctly? 33:39 Lindor Snubbed by His Peers!? 40:05 Assessing the Yankees' Actual Flaws 46:50 The Importance of Clarke Schmidt's Eventual Return 54:04 Finding the Right Fit for Jazz Chisholm Jr. Trade Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us Thursday at 1p ET/10a PT for our weekly live episode with Trevor May! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:46

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Shane Baz Is Back in the Rays' Rotation & Finding the Next Hunter Brown

7/8/2024
Eno and DVR discuss the busy long weekend in baseball including the return of Shane Baz to the Rays' rotation, the quietly productive season from Luis L. Ortiz, who now has an opportunity to start in Pittsburgh again, and the search for the 'next' Hunter Brown. Plus, they take a look back at where the money was spent in weekly leagues. Rundown 3:10 Injury Updates 8:26 Ranking of ROS Impact of Currently IL'd Pitchers 16:53 Shane Baz Returns to the Rays' Rotation 22:37 Is Luis L. Ortiz Having a Breakout? 26:16 Can We Find Another Hunter Brown? 37:05 Yilber Diaz Getting a Look in Arizona 41:17 Where the Money Went: Brooks Lee & Yariel Rodriguez 51:37 A Splashy Bid From Eno 1:00:41 Spencer Arrighetti and 'The Line' for Pitching in 12-teamers Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Thursdays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:21

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Aaron Civale to the Brewers, Home Run Derby Tweaks, A Derby for Pitchers & Trouble Spot Splits

7/3/2024
Eno, DVR and Trevor discuss the Brewers' acquisition of Aaron Civale from the Rays, and Shane Baz's return to the Tampa Bay rotation. They also cover the tweaks to the Home Run Derby rules, and try to design an equivalent showcase for pitchers to have during All-Star Week in future years. Plus, Trevor shares a few more deep splits looking at Trouble Situations and rest for pitchers. Rundown 1:45 Aaron Civale Traded to Brewers; Changes On Tap? 13:27 Shane Baz's Progression Through Rehab Assignment & Recent Triple-A Outings 20:54 Modifications to Home Run Derby Rules 28:11 What Would a Pitcher Equivalent of the Derby Look Like? 36:02 Trouble Situations for Pitchers 40:46 Performance Around Rest 48:39 Hypermobility v. Hypomobility 1:00:19 Q&A From the Stream Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us at 1p ET/10a PT on Thursday, July 11th for our next livestream!https://www.youtube.com/c/ratesbarrels Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:31

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A Prospect Promotion In July, Building Midseason Momentum & A Fast Decline

7/2/2024
Eno, Britt, and DVR congratulate Jayson Stark for his induction in the NSMA Hall of Fame, and discuss the arrival of James Wood and the intriguing timing of his promotion by the Nationals relative to the league's tendencies to promote top prospects. Plus, they discuss a few teams attempting to carrying the momentum of strong June into the second half, before discussing a handful of players they are interested in seeing during the Futures Game, and the swift decline of Tim Anderson. Rundown 0:44 Jayson Stark Inducted to the NSMA Hall of Fame 4:00 The Nats' Decision to Promote James Wood on July 1 14:02 Whose June Momentum Will Carry Into Second Half? 25:23 The Cardinals Are Quietly Hanging Around & Pitching Well Recently 33:28 Futures Game Rosters Released 39:42 KBO Regular Season Games in Theaters?! 44:01 Tim Anderson DFA'd by Marlins; Why Did He Decline So Quickly Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us Wednesday at 1p ET/10a PT for our weekly live episode with Trevor May! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:20

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Timing the Rebuild, Evaluating the Fringe Fantasy Contributors & James Wood's Promotion

7/1/2024
Eno and DVR discuss how to navigate the timing of playing for the future in long-term leagues, the difficulty in making decision in shallow leagues at the bottom of the roster, the promotion of James Wood by the Nationals, Triston McKenzie's demotion to Columbus, and where the money went over the weekend in weekly FAAB leagues. Rundown 0:56 Timing a Rebuild (How to Avoid Being Like the Angels) 10:37 Assessing the Fringe Player in Shallow Leagues 21:52 James Wood Promoted by Nats, Debuting Monday 27:54 Triston McKenzie Optioned to Triple-A 32:23 Injury Updates: Jordan Romano, Josh Jung & Mike Trout 39:57 Where the Money Went 51:25 Heston Kjerstad Comps Based on Hard-Hit Rate & Max Exit Velocity 59:53 Weekend Drops: Davis Schneider & Dylan Moore Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us at 1p ET/10a PT on Wednesday, July 3rd for our next livestream! https://www.youtube.com/c/ratesbarrels Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:40

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2024 Predictions Check-In, The Rangers & Reds Reach a Fork in the Road, and Pitching to Steven Kwan

6/28/2024
Eno, DVR and Trevor discuss Eno's story examining the long-term pitch velocity ceiling, how a few of their 2024 predictions are looking as the first half of the season comes to close, the Trade Deadline outlook for the Rangers and Reds, plus a game plan for pitching to Steven Kwan. Rundown 1:04 Where Was Trevor on the Night of August 5th, 2019? 4:45 The Human Limit for Pitching Velocity ($) https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5571107 13:00 Bold Predictions: Midseason Check-In 24:58 How Well Is Information Being Communicated to Players? 34:37 The Rangers at the Fork -- What Will Texas Do at the Trade Deadline? 44:11 The Reds at the Fork -- Is a 2024 Playoff Berth Still In the Works? 54:47 The Game Plan: How To Pitch to Steven Kwan Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us at 1p ET/10a PT on Wednesday, July 3rd for our next livestream! https://www.youtube.com/c/ratesbarrels Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:33

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Midseason Buy-High Considerations & Weekend Waiver Preview

6/27/2024
Eno and DVR discuss midseason buy-highs while taking a trip through the FanGraphs 2024 Player Rater. Plus, they discuss a few pickups to consider ahead of the weekend, including Jhonkensy Noel in Cleveland, Heston Kjerstad in his second stint with the O's this season, and David Festa joining the rotation for the Twins. Rundown 3:55 Gunnar Henderson Makes the Leap to First-Round Status 6:31 Ranger Suárez: No. 1 SP in Player Rater for 2024 (So Far) 11:15 Accounting for Wins in a Player Rater 15:15 Adjusting Ratio Baselines for Run Environment 18:08 Which Hitter(s) Are You Targeting? 25:14 Brice Turang's Step Forward and Projecting Ceiling Comps 34:11 Which Pitcher(s) Are You Targeting? 41:35 A Case for Joe Ryan 43:55 Weekend Waiver Preview: Jhonkensy Noel & Heston Kjerstad 54:32 Weekend Waiver Preview: David Festa & Hayden Birdsong\ Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:57

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The Outlook in Anaheim with Sam Blum

6/25/2024
Sam Blum of The Athletic joins Eno and DVR to discuss all things Angels, including the impact of manager Ron Washington during a challenging year, the overall direction of the club with Arte Moreno's decision to continue forward as owner, and the future of Mike Trout. Rundown 0:43 The Impact of Ron Washington on the 2024 Angels 7:23 Missed Opportunities to Add Depth 11:52 Should the Angels Have Perry Minasian Lead the Rebuild? 17:00 Fast Promotions for Zach Neto & Nolan Schanuel 21:00 Angels Prospects Nearing an Opportunity 26:11 Arte Moreno's Decision to Take the Team Off the Market 31:09 Mike Trout's Future in Anaheim 41:10 José Soriano as a Key Piece of the Core? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamBlum3 e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:55

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Edwin Díaz's Sticky Stuff Ejection, Max Scherzer Returns, and Lowered Expectations

6/24/2024
Eno and DVR discuss another busy weekend of baseball that included a sticky-stuff ejection for Mets' closer Edwin Díaz, the return of Max Scherzer to the Rangers' rotation, more injuries in the Marlins' starting unit, Giancarlo Stanton's quietly strong season before a trip to the IL, and much more. Rundown 4:57 Edwin Díaz: Ejected for Sticky Substance Violation; 10-game Suspension on Tap 10:11 Max Scherzer: Picks Up Victory in Return from IL 15:02 Jesús Luzardo Likely Out 4-6 Weeks 22:36 Giancarlo Stanton's Quietly Good 2024 30:25 Which Early-Round Player(s) Are You Avoiding in Trades? FanGraphs Player Rater: https://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy-tools/player-rater 45:45 Where the Money Went 58:05 Weekend Drops Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:42

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A Memorable Night at Rickwood Field, the 2024 Run Environment & Bequeathed Baserunners

6/21/2024
Eno, DVR and Trevor discuss a few takeaways from Thursday night's game between the Cardinals and Giants at Rickwood Field, the 2024 MLB run environment and try to determine why scoring has fallen back to 2022 levels despite rule changes implemented last season to increase offense. Plus, they look at deep split stats for starters and relievers to take a closer look at inherited and bequeathed runners, and which pitchers battle back most often from difficult counts. Rundown 1:34 Takeaways From Thursday's Game at Rickwood Field 8:16 The 2024 MLB Run Environment 13:29 Is Talent Being Maximized More Effectively Now Than Ever Before? 21:24 Eno Is Ready to Adjust the Mound 26:58 But, What is a Reasonable Adjustment 30:52 Looking at 3-0 Counts & Pitcher Mindset 44:27 Why You Should Care About Inherited & Bequeathed Runners 55:14 Relievers Adapting to Current Stolen-Base Environment 59:00 Bob Feller's Fastball Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:57

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The Greatness of Willie Mays, Gerrit Cole Returns & Another Surprise in Cleveland

6/20/2024
Eno and DVR discuss the greatness of Willie Mays following his passing at the age of 93 earlier this week. Plus, they take a look around the league at key injury news, including an opportunity in the Houston rotation with Justin Verlander's move to the IL, before checking in on minor-league news and notes, and a few early waiver-wire considerations for the weekend. Rundown 5:31 Willie Mays Passes Away at 93 13:41 Gerrit Cole Returns From the IL 19:25 Kyle Bradish Undergoes Tommy John Surgery with Internal Brace 24:02 Max Scherzer Returning Saturday Against the Royals 30:56 Jake Bloss Getting a Call to Houston 35:42 Jordan Lawlar On Minor-League IL with Hamstring Strain 39:45 Dylan Crews Joins James Wood at Triple-A 43:15 Other Prospect News & Notes 51:47 Daniel Schneeman Getting a Look in Cleveland 56:35 Ben Rice and Other Bats to Consider 1:01:45 Tobias Myers Roster Rates on the Rise Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:14

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Pat Hoberg, Parity in Mid-June, Tatis' Quiet Move Back Toward Stardom & Snoop in the Brewers' Booth

6/18/2024
Eno, Britt, and DVR discuss MLB's disciplinary action against umpire Pat Hoberg for violating the league's gambling rules, and Hoberg's ongoing appeal. Plus, they consider the parity with all but two teams in the National League within two games of a playoff position as play began Tuesday, Fernando Tatis Jr.'s bid to return to stardom with less fanfare outside of San Diego, and Snoop Dogg's surprise visit to the Brewers broadcast over the weekend. Rundown 1:12 Pat Hoberg Disciplined by MLB for Violating Gambling Rules 10:31 Can Hoberg's Appeal Actually Change Anything? 12:50 Mid-June Parity: Love It or Leave It? 28:57 Remind Us if This is Still Happening in September 34:05 Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Quiet Move Back Toward Stardom 42:36 Jurickson Profar's Amazing 2024 46:05 Snoop Dogg Dropped by the Brewers' TV Booth Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:41

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Impactful Injuries for the Dodgers, Tough June Hitter Rankings & The Weekend Shuffle

6/17/2024
Eno and DVR discuss a weekend packed with impactful injuries, a few tough hitters to rank as their "new" roles become more stable, Manny Machado's push to play through injuries this season, and fallout from the weekend roster shuffle in weekly leagues. Rundown 3:20 An Apology to Our Friends in Europe 8:46 Mookie Betts Suffers a Fractured Wrist 18:25 Yoshinobu Yamamoto: Goes on IL with Rotator Cuff Strain 24:01 Corbin Carroll Leaves with Oblique Injury 25:50 Trea Turner Returns; Is the Outfield A Possibility? 28:00 Bryan Woo's Forearm Discomfort 30:51 Tough Ranks: David Fry, David Hamilton & Addison Barger 46:57 Manny Machado & Playing Through Injuries 53:05 Where the Money Went: Saves in Seattle & Toronto, Cade Povich and DJ Herz 1:08:20 Weekend Drops of Note Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! https://www.youtube.com/c/ratesbarrels Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:49

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Baseball at Rickwood Field, Team Rebound Candidate & Game Planning for Luis Gil

6/14/2024
Eno, DVR and Trevor discuss historic Rickwood Field, ahead of next week's matchup between the Cardinals and Giants in Birmingham, teams with currently low playoff odds with a chance to rebound toward contention, and how they would approach hitting Yankees starter Luis Gil. Read More about the history of Rickwood Field in this SABR article from Clarence Watkins: https://sabr.org/bioproj/park/rickwood-field-birmingham/ Rundown 3:52 Rickwood Field Hosting Cardinals-Giants Next Week 8:57 Where Else Should MLB Play Regular Season Games? 10:56 Trevor's Case for the Giants to Rebound Into 2024 Contention 18:33 Eno's Case for the Pirates 23:30 DVR's Case for the Reds & Attempting to Understand Andrew Abbott 38:06 How to Hit Against Luis Gil 54:54 Listener Question: Intangible Aspects of Playing 162 Games Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:35

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Searching for Buy-Low Bats, Banking on a Pablo López Bounce Back & Weekend Waiver Preview

6/13/2024
Eno and DVR search for buy-low bats and discussing the struggles of Austin Riley, Julio Rodríguez, and Dansby Swanson -- plus a group of hitters that may look like buy-low targets on the surface, but could underwhelm the rest of the way. Plus, they answer a few mailbag questions, and look ahead at potential pickups on the waiver wire this weekend. Rundown 1:58 Austin Riley is Going to Be OK...Right? 6:18 Julio Rodríguez & Dansby Swanson 10:53 The 'Don't Buy' Lows 17:32 Corbin Carroll v. CJ Abrams in the Past Calendar Year 23:26 Is MJ Melendez the Opposite of Isaac Paredes? 30:09 What's Going on with Pablo López? 34:25 FanGraphs Custom Leaderboards as Watchlists 37:15 Should the Dodgers Target a Shortstop Instead of an Outfielder 44:51 Weekend Waiver Preview 55:14 First Impressions of Drew Thorpe Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:21

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The Top of the 2024 MLB Draft Class, Rookie Hitter Struggles & Prospect Risers w/Keith Law

6/12/2024
Keith Law joins DVR to discuss a few intriguing names near the top of 2024 draft boards including Charlie Condon v. Travis Bazzana and Chase Burns v. Hagen Smith. Plus, they discuss the sluggish starts for many position players at the big-league level, the early success of Jackson Merrill, the Pirates' next wave of pitching prospects behind Paul Skenes and Jared Jones, and the ascent of James Wood to a top-five position on Keith's updated in-season prospect list. Rundown 2:07 Charlie Condon v. Travis Bazzana 9:06 Nick Kurtz and Risk/Reward of a First Base Prospect Early 11:59 Chase Burnes v. Hagen Smith 19:01 The Increasingly Difficult Adjustment Phase for Rookie Hitters 30:35 Paul Skenes Meteoric Rise To Ace Status & Pittsburgh's Pitching Development 42:59 Does Luis Robert Jr. Make Sense for the Pirates? 52:14 Noah Schultz & James Wood Move Up the Prospect Ranks Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:34

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The Athletic's 2024 MLB Player Poll w/Katie Woo

6/11/2024
Katie Woo joins Eno and DVR to discuss several takeaways from The Athletic's 2024 MLB Player Poll including a few 'others receiving votes' for Baseball Player in Baseball behind Shohei Ohtani, the players' selections for 'most overrated' player, the organizations that have bad reputations among the players. Check out the full poll here ($): https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5529966/2024/06/10/mlb-player-poll-overrated-underrated-worst-organization/ Rundown 2:27 The Others Receiving Votes for 'Best Player in Baseball' 9:45 Who Do the Players Think Is the Most Overrated Player in Baseball? 14:53 Who Called Yordan Alvarez and Juan Soto Overrated? 19:58 'Anthony Rendon Was Right -- The Season Is Too Long' 25:53 Where Do Players Want to Play, Removing a Few Variables 31:45 Organizations with Bad Reputations Among Players 39:40 Taking a Pause for the 2028 Summer Olympics? 46:34 The Impact of Analytics on Your Career Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Katie on Twitter: @katiejwoo e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! https://www.youtube.com/c/ratesbarrels Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:45

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A Promotion-Filled Weekend, Maximizing Development & Chasing the Second Tier

6/10/2024
Eno and DVR discuss a promotion-filled weekend including the debuts of Hurston Waldrep, Adael Amador and Tyler Locklear, and the expected arrival of Carlos F. Rodriguez to the Milwaukee rotation this week. Plus, they look back at where the free-agent bids were directed over the weekend. Rundown 2:41 Hurston Waldrep's Debut Against the Nationals 8:06 Adael Amador Joins the Rockies 16:37 Tyler Locklear's Short-Term Fit in Seattle 21:15 Carlos F. Rodriguez: On Track for Tuesday Debut 28:05 Is Player Development Too Narrowly Focused in Some Organizations? 37:02 Promotions by Necessity Rather Than Desire? 41:06 Freddy Peralta's Poor Outings & Connection to Velocity Drops 44:50 Heliot Ramos Joins the Shallow League Fray 49:13 Finding Value in Max Meyer, Jake Irvin, Simeon Woods Richardson, David Peterson and JP Sears 56:53 Chas McCormick: The Healthy Drop of the Week Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us on Fridays at 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episodes! https://www.youtube.com/c/ratesbarrels Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:41