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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, DVR and Trevor discuss the Cubs and Dodgers squaring off in Tokyo to begin the 2025 regular season, mic'ing up pitchers, potential Trade Deadline Surprises, how the Cardinals and Red Sox might approach necessary upgrades in the coming weeks, and how to pitch Isaac Paredes and other pull-happy power hitters. Rundown 5:32 Mic'ing Up Pitcher on the Job 11:01 Making Cases for Unexpected Players to Be Traded 23:43 How Would You Approach the Cardinals' Trade Deadline? 33:13 How Would You Approach the Red Sox's Trade Deadline? 49:55 The Game Plan: Pitching to Isaac Paredes & Pull-Happy Power Hitters 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 & Eno Sarris With: Trevor May Producer: Brian Smith Executive Producer: Derek VanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eno and DVR discuss Teoscar Hernández's Home Run Derby win, and how he's managed to do so much more at the plate than Adolis García despite similar strikeout, walk and barrel rates. Plus, they look at spray angles for hitters, and wonder if Anthony Volpe might put everything together in the final two-and-a-half months of the season.  Rundown 1:23 Teoscar Hernández Wins the 2024 Home Run Derby 10:42 Adolis García as a Failed Comp 16:36 Year-to-Year Changes in Pull Rate 20:24 Can Anthony Volpe Consolidate 2023 & 2024 Approaches? 30:10 Kevin Gausman: Trusting Recent Success? 34:35 Clayton Kershaw's Velocity Returning in Rehab Starts? 36:36 How to Manage Luis Gil & Other Potential Workload Restrictions for SPs 44:58 Is MJ Melendez Pulling Us Back In 49:59 Rates & Barrels Listener Check-In 52:12 Where the Money Went: Hunter Harvey, Rece Hinds & Lawrence Butler 1:02:23 Intriguing Drops: Edward Cabrera, Colton Cowser & David Fry 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 Hosts: Derek VanRiper & Eno Sarris Executive Producer: Derek VanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Melissa Lockard joins Eno and DVR discuss Day 1 of the MLB Draft including the Guardians' decision to take Travis Bazzana first overall, Charlie Condon's outlook with a future that includes playing half of his games at Coors Field, top pitchers Chase Burns and Hagen Smith going second and fifth to the Reds and White Sox, respectively, Nick Kurtz's fit with the A's, Jac Caglianone's chances of continuing as a two-way player with the Royals, and a few intriguing picks outside of the Top-10, including switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje, who went 15th overall to the Mariners.  Rundown 1:05 The Guardians Select Travis Bazzana First Overall 4:47 Charlie Condon Heads to Colorado 7:15 The Growing Trend of Fast-Tracking Prospects 12:11 Chase Burns Goes No. 2 Overall to Cincinnati 16:13 A Draft That Went Largely to Script Up Top? 23:13 Nick Kurtz's Fit with the A's 26:00 Jac Caglianone & Two-Way Players In This Class 32:39 Hagen Smith to the White Sox (Smith v. Burns) 35:15 Trey Yesavage Slides to the Blue Jays at No. 20 38:17 Intriguing Players Outside the Top-10 Overall 46:31 Best Draft Class Foundations Through Day 1 Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Melissa on Twitter: @MelissaLockard 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 Hosts: Derek VanRiper & Eno Sarris With: Melissa Lockard Executive Producer: Derek VanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Comments (4)

Robert Quinn

are there baby velociraptors in the background around the 19 min mark?

Jun 15th
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T N

time stamps so off it annoying

Mar 28th
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pdraggy

im looking for an eno-saurus anybody seen one?

Mar 17th
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pdraggy

i never take into account say i take a 3 15 steal guys at the bottom of a draft, the gotcha is, how often will you be willing to start these scrubs anyway? you'll likely get like 5 of those steals! that's why trae turner is extremely valuable, you get all of his steals and he doesn't hurt you in other categories.

Apr 9th
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