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Eno Sarris and Derek VanRiper decipher advanced stats and beer labels in an effort to both educate and entertain. Fantasy baseball owners with interests as diverse as keeper, dynasty, and daily leagues will learn how to get an edge from two analysts that combine knowledge from inside the clubhouse,…

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    Searching for Second-Half Role Changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 60:48

    Eno and DVR discuss several struggling players who may open up opportunities for significant role changes during the second half of the season. Plus, the latest installment of Prospect of the Week & Beer of the Month! Rundown -- Opportunities in the Cards' Rotation? -- Brad Keller as a Reliever Would Be Interesting -- Concerns About Cal Quantrill, Despite Good Ratios? -- Looking Forward to a New Closer in Arizona? -- How Safe is Ryan Pressly? -- Joe Barlow: Time to Buy? -- Germán Márquez: Would Teams Still Trade For Him? -- Jonathan Schoop Replacements? -- Second-Half Expectations for Max Muncy & Justin Turner -- Prospect of the Week -- Beer of the Month Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Replacing Injured Stars, Chasing Average & An Opportunity in KC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 68:42

    Eno and DVR discuss the challenge of replacing a star in the wake of Bryce Harper's thumb injury, Alejandro Kirk as an 'unusual' player having a breakout season, the surprising lack of second-half leagues, a messy roster management situation in Pittsburgh, when to chase (and when to punt) batting average, and a promotion Kansas City on the heels of a small trade with Seattle.  Rundown -- The Beginning of the Episode (Music) -- Replacing Bryce Harper (and Other Stars) -- Alejandro Kirk: Top-15 Position Player?! -- An Increasingly Crowded Pittsburgh Depth Chart -- Where Are the Second-Half Drafts? -- Chasing Batting Average; Who to Target? -- Breaking News! Carlos Santana to Seattle + Vinnie Pasquantino Promoted Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buy-High Pitchers, Baffling Berríos & Spencer Strider as a Starter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 72:48

    Eno and DVR discuss several potential 'Buy High' pitchers, on the heels of very strong performances through the first two-and-a-half months of the season. Which starters have taken big steps forward in 2022? Which relievers are sneaky-good trade targets as the deadline approaches? Plus, what is Spencer Strider's ceiling as a starter? Rundown -- Shane McClanahan: Elite of the Elite? -- Tony Gonsolin: What Will the Second Half Bring? -- Alek Manoah & The Value of a Good Four-Seamer + Two-Seamer -- Finally Believing in Nestor Cortes Jr.! -- Martin Pérez, Miles Mikolas -- Buy-High Relievers? -- New Bats in San Francisco -- Spencer Strider's Ceiling as a Starter -- What's Up with José Berríos? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buy-High Hitters, Paying the Steals Tax & Describing the Number 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 66:28

    Eno and DVR discuss several potential 'Buy High' hitters, on the heels of very strong performances through the first two-and-a-half months of the season. Will C.J. Cron stay in Colorado beyond the trade deadline? Should you believe in Tommy Edman's step forward? Is Dansby Swanson likely to continue stealing bases at his current clip? Rundown -- Anthony Rizzo and Yankees Barrel Rate Risers -- C.J. Cron: Top-10 Player (So Far) in 2022 -- Did DVR Whiff on Adolis García? -- Tommy Edman, 2.0? -- Dansby Swanson: 20+ Steals Coming? -- Other 'Buy-High' Bats to Consider -- Paying the Steals Tax? -- Will Smith is Underperforming his xStats Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Surprising Park Factor Changes, Recent Barrel Rates & Two Ways to Lock In a Speeding Ticket

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 70:39

    Eno and DVR are back to discuss a few major shifts in park factors thanks to a myriad of changes for 2022, why trusting smaller volumes of park data can be risky, and how it might be effectively leveraged despite limitations going forward. Plus, questions about rolling barrel rates, Corey Seager's lagging slash line, Freddie Freeman's missing homers, Ranger Suárez, Logan Gilbert, and more. Rundown -- Park Factor Changes  -- St. Louis is Completely Different; Will It Last? -- How Might We Take Advantage of Parks Playing Differently? -- Rolling Barrel Rates; Recent Standouts -- Corey Seager's Disappointing Slash Line -- Freddie Freeman's Missing Homers -- Want to Make Sure You Get a Speed Ticket? Do This! -- Ranger Suárez & Logan Gilbert Mailbag Questions Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com (Query referenced during show: https://atmlb.com/3QurM63) Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Italian Beef, Chasing Future Value & Avoiding Prospect Traps w/Clay Link

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 70:00

    DVR is joined by Clay Link, Senior MLB Editor of RotoWire.com to discuss Vinnie Pasquantino, the pursuit of future value, avoiding prospect traps while taking appropriate risk with young players, and much more.  Rundown -- Italian Breakfast or Italian Beef? -- What Matters to Clay When Seeking Future Value? -- Christopher Morel's Arrival -- Shifting K% Marks at Double-A for Elite Hitting Prospects? -- The New Cody Bellinger Baseline? -- Balancing Prospect Risk Appropriately -- Ezequiel Duran's Opportunity in Texas -- A 2022 Mulligan? -- Finding Joy in This Season's Cincinnati Reds Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Clay on Twitter: @claywlink Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Growing Pains, Opportunity, Triple-A Power Surges & Pitchers to Target

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 67:36

    Eno and DVR discuss the challenging balance of giving young left-handed hitters ample opportunities against same-handed pitching, a few interesting power surges from hitters at Triple-A, pitchers that have underperformed through the first two months relative to the Pitching Plus model, and more.  Rundown -- Jazz Chisholm Jr. v. Lefties -- Noise in the Very Limited Split Samples -- Jesús Sánchez & Growing Pains -- Nolan Gorman & Future Strikeout Rates -- Luis García and Triple-A Power Surges -- The Tigers' Lack of Hard Contact -- Pitching Plus Targets (Current Underperformers) -- Bat Fitting Like Golf Clubs? -- How Are Taylor and Tyler Rogers *So* Different? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 First-Round Mulligans: Risers & Fallers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 69:21

    Eno and DVR discuss how the top of the draft board would look different today compared to the final ADP of 2022. How much would Vlad Jr. and Bo Bichette slide? Who would replace Walker Buehler in the Top 15 overall? And how much would Aaron Judge's injury history factor into his re-do ROS draft slot? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Goodbye to Hitter's Counts, the Importance of Handling Sliders & Fastball Laggards

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 68:53

    Eno and DVR discuss the disappearance of hitter's counts thanks to reduced fastball usage, hitters that are better equipped to take advantage of a more slider-heavy environment, struggling hitters that continue to lag in production as the end of May draws closer, and a few pitchers in need of adjustments due to poor fastballs.  Eno's story about the loss of hitter's counts as fastball use changes: https://theathletic.com/3331525/ Rundown -- Goodbye to Hitter's Counts -- Hitters With Good Results Against Sliders -- Good Against Sliders, Bad Against Fastballs? -- Struggling Bats: What To Do? -- Where Did Robbie Grossman's Power Go? -- Making Sense of Nelson Cruz's 2022 -- Rebound Coming from Yasmani Grandal? -- Making Sense of Jeffrey Springs -- Fastball Laggards Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    In-Season Player Valuations, the Trade Itch, Tommy Edman's Surprising Season & A Summer Homer Surge?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 71:52

    Eno and DVR discuss the ongoing challenge of finding common ground with in-season player valuations, the arrival of the annual 'Trade Itch', Tommy Edman's surprising start to 2022, the possibility of a summer home-run surge, and more.  Rundown -- Finding Common Ground with In-Season Player Values -- Managing Ratios When Doing Well -- Dealing with Roster Surplus -- Tommy Edman's Great Start; Similarities to Ozzie Albies -- Joey Votto: Bat Change + Return to Health = Summer Turnaround? -- Gary Sánchez: Any New Adjustments? -- Expecting A Summer Home-Run Surge -- Ballpark Shadows; Advantages for Pitchers? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digging Deep for In-Season Upgrades, Shane McClanahan to Ace Status & Breakouts in Progress

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 65:46

    Eno and DVR discuss the promotion of Matthew Liberatore and Nolan Gorman, Shane McClanahan's rise to 'ace' status, a few potential breakouts in progress, the value of xStats as a comparative tool, and more.  Rundown -- Steps Forward From Josh Naylor & Manuel Margot? -- Hard-Hit Rate Laggards -- Nolan Gorman & Matthew Liberatore: Short-Term Expectations -- Pavin Smith & Willi Castro as Deep League Darts -- Shane McClanahan & Tarik Skubal Move Way Up -- Prospect of the Week! -- Using xStats as a Comparative Tool? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fixing Broken Rosters, Finding Value in Unique Roles & Assessing Launch Angle

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 67:27

    Eno and DVR discuss ways to consider making adjustments for struggling teams now that the calendar has progressed to the second half of May. Plus, opportunities to find value with pitchers in unique roles, and reasons for optimism about Ke'Bryan Hayes' future power contributions.  Rundown -- How to Fix a Struggling Squad -- Accepting a 'Sell Low' Situation -- Pitching Profiles to Target -- Stuff v. Role & Non-Closer Pitchers -- Felix Bautista's Future  -- Ke'Bryan Hayes, Launch Angle & Future Power Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 19:32

    In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 22:42

    In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    When to Sell in Dynasty League, Top Prospects Targets & Young Major Leaguers on the Fringe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 68:43

    Eno and RotoWire's James Anderson to discuss when to decide to sell in dynasty leagues, which prospects will be big movers on his prospect list next week, what his ranking process is like, how organizational context matters for prospects, and end with a would you rather between two veteran pitchers who have been pitching well. Rundown -Deciding when to sell in your dynasty league -What types of prospects to rebuild around -James Anderson's top prospect target -Young major leaguers on the fringe that might take a job -Organizational contexts for prospect ranking -More Twins depth chart discussion -Three top-ten prospect outfielders? -Learning from Jeremy Pena and Hedbert Perez -Moxie, pitch mix, and minor league Stuff+ -Max Meyer vs. Grayson Rodriguez Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    George Kirby Arrives, Opportunity in Minnesota and St. Louis, & Exceeding Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 68:21

    Eno and DVR discuss the impressive debut of George Kirby, several prospects emerging to find playing time at the big-league level, players exceeding their scouting grades and expected production, bat humidors, Justin Verlander's post-surgery arsenal, and more.  Rundown Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Underperforming Pitchers & The Problem with Not Swinging

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 71:33

    Eno and DVR discuss the value of not swinging the bat, and why that might be a big problem for baseball to solve. Plus, they examine several slow-starting pitchers in search of underlying problems that could persist, and potential trade targets.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Slow-Starting Hitters, Roster Shrinkage Fallout & Joe Ryan Defies the Model

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 71:36

    Eno and DVR discuss several slow-starting bats and try to determine where there are opportunities to make viable trades, and where the early downturn in performance might be a warning sign of a disappointing 2022 season. Plus, they discuss some of the fallout from rosters shrinking, and Joe Ryan's success despite underwhelming pitching model numbers.  Rundown - Making Sense of Marcus Semien's April - Is Anything Actually Wrong with Whit Merrifield? - Randy Arozarena's GB% & O-Swing% Spike - Is Ketel Marte Broken? - Trent Grisham's Post 2020 Stumble - Jesse Winker's Quiet Start in Seattle - Franmil Reyes & Max Muncy - Justin Turner v. Time - Willie Calhoun Wants a Trade; Would You Trade For Him? - Josh Lowe Heads Back to Durham - Joe Ryan v. the Pitching+ Model Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Streaming Steals, Mondesi's ACL Injury, Early Fallers & Stabilization Points

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 65:24

    Eno and DVR discuss a the idea of streaming stolen bases, Adalberto Mondesi's ACL injury, early fallers and subsequent shallow-league drop considerations, stabilization points, and the potential value of foul balls, and more.  Rundown Streaming Steals in Daily Leagues? Adalberto Mondesi Suffers a Torn ACL When Can You Determine a Player is Droppable Based on Statcast Numbers? Stuff+/Pitching+ Stabilizing Is Charlie Morton a Buy Low? Foul Balls & Hit Probability Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Opportunity for Cristian Javier, Hard-Hit Surprises & Another Eloy Injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 65:06

    Eno and DVR discuss their weekend roster churn -- including another low-cost closer dart in the wake of a poor outing Sunday -- early hard-hit rate surprises, another major injury for Eloy Jiménez, whether the ball has historically been in a state of flux, and more.  Rundown - Taking a Chance on Tanner Scott in the Face of a Sunday Meltdown - Cristian Javier Moves Back Into the Houston Rotation - Early Hard-Hit Ball Leaders - Admiration of the Yankees' Pitching Depth - Keeping the Faith in Brandon Marsh (& Christian Yelich) - Has the Ball Always Been Fluctuating? - Micro Decisions: Daily League Lineups - Opportunities in the White Sox's Lineup with Injuries Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Search for Innings, A New Early-Season Hitting Metric & Situational Velocity as a Sweet Spot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 60:03

    Eno and DVR discuss their ongoing search for quality innings, how to adjust if you're already looking to make up ground in pitching categories, a new early-season hitting metric to consider, reaching maximum velocities on a situational basis, and more.  Rundown - Finding Starting Pitchers Early in the Season - Beyond the Streamers - Regrets About an Early Tyler Wells Drop? - Prospect of the Week is Back! - A New Early Sample Hitting Metric (From Dorsey) - Situational Max Velocity? - An Exercise in Pickup Decisions Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Early Worry, Fast-Rising Pitchers & Jacob deGrom's Velocity Conundrum

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 81:36

    Eno and DVR discuss early worry, weekend drops, fast-rising starting pitchers, Jacob deGrom's long-term approach with velocity, Alex Verdugo's impressive start to the season, and Jarren Duran's eventual path back to a prominent role in Boston.  Rundown When to Worry: Early Slump v. Problematic Underlying Numbers Healthy Drops From Week 12 Is Owen Miller a Significant Upgrade? Fast-Rising Starting Pitchers Am I Mad at Jacob deGrom, or Am I Just Wrong? Kyle Wright's Adjustments Pitching_Bot's 2022 Team Pitching Summaries Alex Verdugo's Early Statcast Numbers & Jarren Duran's Path Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kershaw is Back! A New Stuff+ Leader, Jesús Luzardo 2.0 & Drop Decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 49:45

    Eno and DVR discuss Clayton Kershaw's gem in Minnesota, playing the long game with his health, changes made by Jesús Luzardo in Miami, a new Stuff+ Leader, making early drop decisions, and more.  Rundown Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Opening Weekend Observations: Disappointing Aces, Committee Madness & Electric Firemen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 70:23

    Eno and DVR discuss a busy Opening Weekend including a few disappointing performances from fantasy aces, more confusion with multiple teams deploying closer committees, in-season tools they use for managing their rosters, and much more.  Rundown Disappointing Aces: Brandon Woodruff, Shane Bieber & Julio Urías Do Foul Balls Matter in Pitching Performances? More Committee Questions & Electric Firemen Weekend Starting Pitcher Stuff+ Leaders Bigger Leadoff Bats In-Season Management Tools & Projections Plate Discipline & Quality of Contact Steven Kwan's Power Ceiling Hector Neris Appeal w/Ryan Pressly's Velo Dip Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    An Opening Day Trade, Draft Season Takeaways & DVR's Bold Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 53:24

    Eno and DVR discuss the Opening Day swap between the Twins and Padres, and the fallout for each team's bullpen and rotation. Plus, their takeaways from draft season, most rostered players for 2022, and a few bold predictions from DVR.  Rundown The Free-Agent Frenzy in LABR An Opening Day Twins-Padres Swap Late Draft Season Helium: Bobby Witt Jr. & Julio Rodríguez v. CJ Abrams Most Rostered Players Draft Season Takeaways DVR's Bold Predictions (Judged by Eno) Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jacob deGrom's Shoulder Injury, Torkelson & Brash Make Opening Day Rosters & Weekend Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 67:51

    Eno and DVR discuss the Jacob deGrom shoulder injury, Spencer Torkelson and Matt Brash making the Opening Day rosters, Craig Kimbrel's bumpy spring debut with the Dodgers, the Angels' decision to DFA Justin Upton, and more. Rundown Jacob deGrom's Shoulder Injury Opportunity for Tylor Megill Spencer Torkelson Makes Opening Day Roster Craig Kimbrel-AJ Pollock Trade Gavin Lux is DVR's New Victor Robles Justin Upton DFA's by Angels Matt Brash & Reid Detmers Earn Rotation Spots Important Show Links! Swab for Caryn: https://linktr.ee/SWABFORCARYN Steve Moyer Memorabilia Auction: https://kitsonauctions.hibid.com/catalog/351463/steve-moyer-estate-and-sports-memorabilia-auction/? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Closer Committees, Reliever Strategy, Pitcher Workload Considerations & Forgotten Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 71:32

    Important Show Links! Swab for Caryn: https://linktr.ee/SWABFORCARYN Steve Moyer Memorabilia Auction: https://kitsonauctions.hibid.com/catalog/351463/steve-moyer-estate-and-sports-memorabilia-auction/? Eno and DVR sort through the growing number of closer committees around the league and discuss their approach to build teams with enough saves potential. Plus, they discuss a question about the predictability of starting pitcher's workloads, opportunities for a few forgotten players, and a chance to help friends of Rates & Barrels (links above).  Rundown Bullpen News, Bullpen Blues? Cubs, Padres, Rockies, Reds It Gets Worse! Rangers & Pirates Clarity in Tampa Bay? Predicting Starter Workloads Greg Allen & Forgotten Players Battling for Time This Spring Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Draft Market Movement From NFBC Main Event Weekend, Cody Bellinger's Spring Slump

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 83:43

    Eno and DVR discuss a few takeaways from another weekend of drafts including the first wave of NFBC Main Event drafts. Closers continue to rise, Jacob deGrom shoots back into the first round, and early oatmeal players take a tumble down the board. Plus, is it time to target Cody Bellinger amidst a strikeout-heavy spring? And, how will the use of humidors in all 30 MLB parks change offensive output? Rundown Eno Main Event; Being 'Ready' On Draft Day Another Bump in Closer Prices Discounts on Injured Players Seiya Suzuki & Logan Gilbert Move Up Cody Bellinger's Spring Struggles All 30 MLB Parks to Use Humidor Fantasy Baseball Category Ideas Dakota Hudson and the Pitching+ Model Cleveland's Pitching Development Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Draft Season Lessons, Risky Injury Profiles, and Pham, Grichuk & Tapia On the Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 67:40

    Eno and DVR discuss a few takeaways from draft season so far including the choice between overpaying for early speed v. early steals, risky injury profiles, and new teams for Tommy Pham, Randal Grichuk and Raimel Tapia.  Rundown What Have We Learned This Draft Season? (So Far) Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Injury Discount Innings & Injury Risk Lingering Concerns About Shane Bieber? Randal Grichuk to Colorado, Raimel Tapia to Toronto Tommy Pham Signs with the Reds Tommy Edman's Hold on the Leadoff Spot Shane McClanahan's Hard Contact Issue Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Trevor Story to the Red Sox, Carlos Correa to the Twins & Another Flurry of Activity

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 71:09

    Eno and DVR discuss a busy weekend that included more big signings as Trevor Story (Boston), Carlos Correa (Minnesota), Nicholas Castellanos (Phillies), and Jorge Soler (Marlins) found new teams, Luke Voit gets traded to San Diego, Kenley Jansen relocates to Atlanta, and MacKenzie Gore impresses in his first outing of the spring.  Rundown Trevor Story Chooses the Red Sox Carlos Correa to Minnesota w/Multiple Opt-Outs Kyle Schwarber & Nicholas Castellanos to Philly Jorge Soler: An Undervalued Masher in Miami? Kenley Jansen to Atlanta?! Luke Voit Traded to San Diego Tyler Anderson Signs with Dodgers Drew Smyly to the Cubs Injury Update Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Freddie Goes to Hollywood, Kris Bryant in Colorado & Seiya Suzuki Picks the Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 84:23

    Eno and DVR discuss the latest round of signings, trades and injury updates including Freddie Freeman to the Dodgers, Kris Bryant to the Rockies, Seiya Suzuki to the Cubs, and big trades that sent Matt Chapman to Toronto, and Jesse Winker + Eugenio Suárez to Seattle.  Rundown Freddie Freeman to the Dodgers Kris Bryant to the Rockies!(?) Seiya Suzuki to the Cubs Matt Champan Traded to Toronto Jesse Winker & Eugenio Suárez to Seattle Anthony Rizzo Returns to the Yankees Injury Updates: Jack Flaherty, Chris Sale, Zac Gallen, Jacob deGrom Minor Moves Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Catcher & UT-Only Player Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 71:53

    Eno and DVR finish their 2022 Position Preview series with a breakdown of catchers, and a few UT-only players including Shohei Ohtani, Franmil Reyes & Nelson Cruz.  Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 – Top 50(ish) Overall Catchers Salvador Perez, J.T. Realmuto & Will Smith Tier 2 – Top 50-110 Overall Catchers Daulton Varsho, Yasmani Grandal & Willson Contreras Tier 3 – Top 110-200 Overall Catchers Tyler Stephenson, Keibert Ruiz, Mitch Garver & Adley Rutschman Tier 4 – Top 200-300 Overall Catchers Christian Vázquez, Travis d'Arnaud, Elias Díaz, Alejandro Kirk, Mike Zunino, Omar Narváez, Gary Sánchez, Sean Murphy, Carson Kelly, Joey Bart & Max Stassi Late Darts UT-Only Bats Shohei Ohtani, Franmil Reyes & Nelson Cruz Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Half of One Offseason in Three Days!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 82:59

    Eno and DVR discuss the flurry of activity since the end of the lockout including injury updates on Fernando Tatis Jr. and Ronald Acuña Jr., several trades involving the Yankees, Twins, Rangers and Reds, a new home for Carlos Rodón, Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers, on-air breaking news with a Matt Olson blockbuster with Atlanta, and much more! Rundown Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Wrist Surgery; Possible Surgery Ronald Acuña Jr. Targeting a May Return? Trades, Trades & More Trades Sonny Gray in Minnesota Mitch Garver in Texas Clayton Kershaw Stays with the Dodgers Carlos Rodón's Deal with the Giants; Rising ADP Chris Bassitt to the Mets Yusei Kikuchi to the Jays Breaking News! Matt Olson to Atlanta Quick Takeaways on Smaller Transactions Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Outfield Preview, Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 75:31

    Eno and DVR examine outfielders being drafted outside the Top 200 overall including a few prospects and late sleepers to consider in the endgame at the position. Players discussed on this episode include... A.J. Pollock, Ian Happ, Max Kepler, Adam Duvall, Jesús Sánchez, Jo Adell, Andrew Vaughn, Charlie Blackmon, Michael Brantley, Harrison Bader, Austin Hays, Lane Thomas, Raimel Tapia, Wil Myers, Garrett Hampson, Tommy Pham, Mark Canha, Mike Yastrzemski, Anthony Santander, Julio Rodríguez, Riley Greene, Vidal Bruján, Josh Lowe, Jeff McNeil, Brandon Nimmo, Kyle Lewis, Brandon Marsh, Nick Senzel, Tyrone Taylor, Aaron Hicks, & Steven Kwan Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Salary Cap Draft Strategy + LABR Weekend Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 68:02

    Eno and DVR take a quick break from the Position Previews series to discuss Salary Cap Draft strategy in the wake of their AL- and NL-only LABR experience over the weekend.  Rundown - Choosing a Path: Stars & Scrubs v. Balanced Builds - Limited Pre-Determined Targets - When to Consider Overpaying For a Player Early - Eno's AL Pitching Build - Position Depth Is Key! - The Downside of a Cheap Infield - Our LABR Mid-Draft Missteps - Staying Organized Amidst Chaos - Stephen Strasburg: Forgotten Ace or Former Ace? - Mulligan Considerations Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Outfield Preview, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 67:07

    Eno and DVR continue to break down the outfield position, focusing on the players currently going in the Top 100-200 overall range in NFBC drafts. Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 4 – Top 100-150 Overall Outfielders Mitch Haniger, Jesse Winker, Ryan Mountcastle, Kyle Schwarber, Chris Taylor, Jarred Kelenic, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Austin Meadows, Myles Straw & Trent Grisham Tier 5 – Top 150-200 Overall Outfielders Alex Verdugo, Hunter Renfroe, Akil Baddoo, Joey Gallo, Adolis García, Avisaíl Gárcia, Alex Kirilloff, Eddie Rosario, Dylan Carlson, Marcell Ozuna, Jorge Soler, Andrew Benintendi, Seiya Suzuki, Robbie Grossman & Michael Conforto Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Outfield Preview, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 69:49

    Eno and DVR begin to break down the outfield position, focusing on the players currently going inside the Top 100 overall in NFBC drafts.  Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 – First Rounders & Near First-Rounders Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, Ronald Acuña Jr., Bryce Harper, Kyle Tucker, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts & Luis Robert Tier 2 – Top 50 Overall Outfielders Yordan Alvarez, Starling Marte, Teoscar Hernández, Whit Merrifield, Aaron Judge, Cedric Mullins & Tyler O'Neill Tier 3 – Top 50-100 Overall Outfielders Byron Buxton, George Springer, Nick Castellanos, Randy Arozarena, Eloy Jiménez, Ketel Marte, J.D. Martinez, Tommy Edman, Daulton Varsho, Bryan Reynolds, Giancarlo Stanton, Cody Bellinger, Kris Bryant & Christian Yelich Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Relief Pitcher Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 87:23

    Eno and DVR break down the Relief Pitcher pool in hopes of navigating an increasingly difficult landscape to find viable sources of saves.  Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 – Top 30 OV Relief Pitchers Liam Hendriks & Josh Hader Tier 2(2a) – Top 30-70 OV Relief Pitchers Raisel Iglesias, Emmanuel Clase, Ryan Pressly & Edwin Díaz Tier 3(2b) – 70-120 OV Relief Pitchers Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, Jordan Romano, Will Smith & Giovanny Gallegos Tier 4 – 120-170 OV Relief Pitchers Mark Melancon, Craig Kimbrel, Corey Knebel & Camilo Doval Tier 5 – 170-250 OV Relief Pitchers Scott Barlow, Blake Treinen, Taylor Rogers, David Bednar, Gregory Soto, Lucas Sims Tier 6 – 250-300 OV Relief Pitchers Dylan Floro, Lou Trivino, Jake McGee, Andrew Kittredge, Matt Barnes, Paul Sewald & Ken Giles Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Late-Round Starting Pitchers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 65:27

    Eno and DVR wrap-up their Starting Pitcher series by taking a look at several late-round and endgame targets from young risers such as Casey Mize and Luis Patiño, to ultra deep league considerations like Griffin Jax and Corbin Martin.  Rundown Casey Mize's Puzzling 2021 Pitch Mix Luis Patiño: Time for the Breakout? A Case for Corey Kluber Taijuan Walker's Quiet Return to Fantasy Relevance Cristian Javier's Role Uncertainty DVR Makes Another Plea for Adbert Alzolay Luis Gil & Miguel Yajure Cheap SPs in KC Cincy Starting Pitcher Depth Eno's Ultra Deep League Sleepers Rookie Pitcher Stashes? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 72:10

    Eno and DVR continue Pitcher Week by breaking down the Starting Pitchers going off the board in the Pick 200-300 range of 2022 drafts (based on NFBC ADP). Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 7 – Top 200-250 OV Pitchers Hyun Jin Ryu, Patrick Sandoval, Tanner Houck, Adam Wainwright, Jordan Montgomery, Noah Syndergaard, Anthony DeSclafani, José Urquidy, Alex Wood, John Means, Joe Ryan, Triston McKenzie, Huascar Ynoa, Jon Gray, Alex Cobb & Steven Matz Tier 8 – Top 250-300 OV Pitchers Germán Márquez, Bailey Ober, Aaron Civale, Cal Quantrill, Kyle Hendricks, Casey Mize, Aaron Ashby, Josiah Gray, Stephen Strasburg, Drew Rasmussen, Carlos Carrasco, Jesús Luzardo, Andrew Heaney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 84:00

    Eno and DVR continue Pitcher Week by breaking down the Top 31-50 Starting Pitchers going off the board in 2022 drafts (based on NFBC ADP). Whether you're waiting to address pitching, or simply looking to stabilize your core of starting pitching, this is a very important group of players to dig into as part of your draft prep this winter! Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 5 – Top 100-150 OV Pitchers Blake Snell, Shane McClanahan, Zac Gallen, Tyler Mahle, Nathan Eovaldi, Framber Valdez, Chris Bassitt, Shane Baz, Sean Manaea, Pablo López & Luis Garcia Tier 6 – Top 150-200 OV Pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez, Ian Anderson, Logan Gilbert, Michael Kopech, Lance McCullers Jr., Ranger Suárez, Clayton Kershaw, Sonny Gray, Luis Severino, Marcus Stroman, Tarik Skubal & Mike Clevinger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 77:52

    Eno and DVR start Pitcher Week by breaking down the Top 30 Starting Pitchers going off the board in 2022 drafts (based on NFBC ADP). Whether you're building heavily with early pitching, or trying to wait to start building a rotation, getting the right foundation in place is a key to dominating in your leagues this season.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 – Top 30 OV Pitchers Gerrit Cole, Corbin Burnes, Walker Buehler, Max Scherzer, Brandon Woodruff, Jacob deGrom & Zack Wheeler Tier 2 – Top 30-50 OV Pitchers Shane Bieber, Julio Urías, Aaron Nola, Lucas Giolito & Sandy Alcantara Tier 3 – 50-75 OV Arms Robbie Ray, Freddy Peralta, Chris Sale, Logan Webb & Lance Lynn Tier 4 – 75-100 OV Arms Max Fried, Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, Jack Flaherty, Joe Musgrove, Dylan Cease, Trevor Rogers, Luis Castillo, Frankie Montas, Charlie Morton, Yu Darvish, Alek Manoah & Justin Verlander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 First Base Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 70:56

    Eno and DVR break down the first base position, where playing time shares could be increasing at the bottom end of the player pool with the expected return of the DH to the National League. Once again, the position features a few undervalued sluggers, overvalued veterans, and mid-tier targets (and players to avoid). Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. & Freddie Freeman Tier 2 Matt Olson, Paul Goldschmidt, Pete Alonso & Jose Abreu Tier 3 Ryan Mountcastle, DJ LeMahieu, Jared Walsh, Jake Cronenworth, C.J. Cron, Josh Bell, Rhys Hoskins, Ty France, Tyler Stephenson, Joey Votto & Max Muncy Tier 4 Anthony Rizzo, Alex Kirilloff, Trey Mancini, Jonathan Schoop & Yuli Gurriel Tier 5 Bobby Dalbec, Brandon Belt, Frank Schwindel, Nate Lowe, Luke Voit, Miguel Sanó, Spencer Torkelson, LaMonte Wade Jr., Jesus Aguilar & Rowdy Tellez Best of the Rest Seth Beer, Dominic Smith, Mike Moustakas, Juan Yepez, Keston Hiura & Eric Hosmer Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at 33% off for the first year: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Third Base Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 73:59

    Eno and DVR break down the third base position, which offers a handful of intriguing mid-round values, but might require some early attention given the drop-off at the position outside the Top 200 overall. Is Austin Riley catching too much helium coming off of an excellent 2021? Should you pay the Adalberto Mondesi Tax? Is there still early-round potential in the likes of Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rendon? Plus, if you wait at the position, where you can find undervalued players outside the Top 100? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 José Ramírez, Rafael Devers & Manny Machado Tier 2 Austin Riley & Adalberto Mondesi Tier 3 Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman, Kris Bryant & Anthony Rendon Tier 4 DJ LeMahieu, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Yoán Moncada, Luis Urías, Justin Turner, Ryan McMahon, Matt Chapman, Eduardo Escobar & Eugenio Suárez Tier 5 Josh Donaldson, Jeimer Candelario, Abraham Toro, Cavan Biggio, Gio Urshela, Josh Jung, Jonathan Villar, Alec Bohm Best of the Rest Jose Miranda, Kevin Smith, Mike Moustakas, Evan Longoria & Brian Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Second Base Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 59:27

    Eno and DVR finish the middle infield with their breakdown of the second base position. With plenty of viable options inside the Top 100 in ADP, is it wise to hold off on early rounders like Ozzie Albies and Whit Merrifield? And, how steep is the drop-off if you wait until the 100-200 range to address the keystone? Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Groups by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 Trea Turner & Ozzie Albies Tier 2 Whit Merrifield & Marcus Semien Tier 3 Javier Baez, Jose Altuve, Jazz Chisholm, Brandon Lowe, Ketel Marte, Jorge Polanco, Tommy Edman & Jonathan India  Tier 4 DJ LeMahieu Jake Cronenworth, Ty France, Chris Taylor, Max Muncy Brendan Rodgers, Luis Urías, Ryan McMahon, Eduardo Escobar & Kolten Wong Tier 5 Jonathan Schoop, Jean Segura, Enrique Hernández, Gavin Lux, Josh Rojas, Abraham Toro, Andres Gimenez, Garrett Hampson & Nick Madrigal Best of the Rest Jeff McNeil, Ramon Urías, Andy Ibañez, Rodolfo Castro, Tucupita Marcano & Robinson Cano Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Shortstop Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 61:31

    Eno and DVR kick off their annual Position Preview series with their breakdown of the shortstop position. The position is as loaded as it has ever been, and there are a lot of ways to leverage that depth throughout drafts and auctions this season.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Groups Discussed by NFBC ADP Tiers Tier 1 (The First Rounders) Trea Turner, Fernando Tatis Jr. & Bo Bichette  Tier 2 Tim Anderson, Marcus Semien, Trevor Story, Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor & Wander Franco Tier 3 Javier Baez, Jazz Chisholm, Corey Seager, Jorge Polanco, Bobby Witt Jr. & Carlos Correa Tier 4 Jake Cronenworth, Dansby Swanson, Willy Adames, Chris Taylor, Gleyber Torres, Luis Urías, Brendan Rodgers & Amed Rosario Tier 5 Eugenio Suarez, Brandon Crawford, Oneil Cruz, Josh Rojas, Gavin Lux, Nicky Lopez, Andres Gimenez, Gio Urshela & Jonathan Villar  Best of the Rest Jose Barrero, Jeremy Pena, Bryson Stott, CJ Abrams, Didi Gregorius & Paul DeJong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Playing Along with the Pitching Model, Pricey Prospects in Redraft Leagues + Draft & Hold Basics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 78:28

    Eno and DVR discuss a few questions surrounding the Stuff+, Location+ and Pitching+ model, ways to 'play along', fear of the unknown with 2022 Clayton Kershaw, how to utilize draft capital effectively with prospects in redraft leagues, and a few basic strategy guidelines for draft-and-hold leagues.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at 33% off for the first year: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Forgotten Players, Mailbag Fun + the Ultimate Sandwich Condiments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 86:51

    Eno and DVR discuss several 'forgotten' players -- including Angels starter Griffin Canning -- plus their 2022 expectations for Josh Donaldson and Dylan Cease, leadoff hitters in danger of taking a tumble down the batting order, and more.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at 33% off for the first year: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Eno's Optimism, Britt's Realism & Non-Playoff Teams of 2021 Destined to Reach the 2022 Postseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 63:53

    Eno, Britt and DVR discuss the current state of the MLB lockout, Rachel Balkovec's move into the manager position for the Yankees' Low-A Tampa affiliate, changes at Camden Yards, and the non-playoff teams of 2021 that they see as playoff teams in 2022.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pivoting In the Wake of Injuries, Beating BABIP & Timing Risk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 69:31

    Eno and DVR discuss how leagues can consider making structural changes to account for the 2021 rise in time lost to injuries, using BABIP as a launching point to dig deeper on a player's batted-ball profile (and the viability of xBA as a BABIP alternative), and taking an appropriate amount of injury risk in lieu of high-risk, high-reward prospects in redraft leagues.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at 33% off for the first year: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Multi-Position Eligibility, Dollar Values & Precision, and Seeking Challenges in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 68:21

    Eno and DVR discuss players with multi-position eligibility, and the necessity of finding at least a few players with that flexibility to fit on draft-and-hold rosters. Plus, they examine Brandon Lowe's 2021, and answer questions about dollar values, limitations of WAR in a small sample, and the types of leagues to consider for those seeking a greater fantasy baseball challenge in 2022.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@theathletic.com Subscribe to The Athletic at 33% off for the first year: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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