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An Eye Toward 2024 & Protecting v. Chasing Leads

An Eye Toward 2024 & Protecting v. Chasing Leads

Update: 2023-08-23
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Eno and DVR discuss a few takeaways from the first seven rounds of the Too Early Meatball Draft -- including the myriad of great choices from the No. 3 spot on the first round, continuing to draft starting pitchers early if other teams try to wait, a potential rebound from Trea Turner, and Elly De La Cruz's push toward top-15 status for 2024. Plus, they discuss a few differences in how to approach protecting a lead at the end of the season compared to attempts to make up ground. 


Link to Too Early Meatball Draft Board: https://twitter.com/deadpullhitter/status/1694203814910275867/photo/1


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1:20 The Top of the Board from the 'Too Early Meatball Draft'

6:47 Skills Growth From Fernando Tatis Jr.

10:31 Spencer Strider v. Elite Bats at Pick 3

14:54 A Smaller Circle of Trust for Closers in Early Draft Formats?

21:21 Freddie Freeman Keeps Getting Better

25:37 Chasing Power In The Current Run Environment

26:55 Elly De La Cruz's Push Toward Round 1

32:47 Interest in Re-Drafting at All-Star Break

38:07 What's Going On with Trea Turner?

43:08 Matt McLain's Great Rookie Season

51:17 How to Protect a Lead

60:35 Chasing a Lead


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An Eye Toward 2024 & Protecting v. Chasing Leads

An Eye Toward 2024 & Protecting v. Chasing Leads

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