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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 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
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
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
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
Eno, DVR and Trevor discuss baseball's return to London for a two-game weekend series between the Phillies and Mets. An exciting matchup between Paul Skenes and Shohei Ohtani that took place in Pittsburgh earlier this week, how they would game plan trying to pitch to Ohtani, and two teams -- the Blue Jays and Cubs -- facing a critical stretch of schedule in the middle-third of the season. Rundown 1:18 MLB Returns to London with Phillies-Mets 12:21 Paul Skenes v. Shohei Ohtani 18:41 The Game Plan: How We Would Pitch to Ohtani 28:11 At the Fork — The 2024 Blue Jays 32:44 It’s Not (All) Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s Fault 41:37 At the Fork — The 2024 Cubs 50:31 Adding From the Inside: Cade Horton in the Second Half? 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 some of the biggest risers and fallers among starting pitchers from April to May, over and underperformers compared to initial 2024 projections, pitching prospects closing in on opportunities to help their big-league clubs, and a few weekend waiver-wire targets to consider. Rundown 1:25 Stuff+ Risers From April to May 6:34 From Below Average to OK, From OK to Good, and From Good to Great 11:42 Cooper Criswell Remains Interesting, Brandon Pfaadt Changes The Mix 15:16 Gavin Stone's Quietly Strong Season for the Dodgers 17:54 Stuff+ Fallers From April to May 22:44 A Willingness to Trade Shōta Imanaga? 26:05 YTD Performance vs. Initial Projections (from The BAT) 34:44 Project Prospect: A.J. Blubaugh's Future Path to the Astros' Rotation 39:18 Cade Povich's Similarities to Robert Gasser 44:25 Will Joey Cantillo Earn a Second-Half Rotation Spot in Cleveland 47:23 The Early Days of Justyn-Henry Malloy & Connor Norby in the Big Leagues 52:37 José Miranda, Blaze Alexander & Enmanuel Valdez 1:00:47 Tylor Megill Underrostered in Shallow Leagues 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 and DVR discuss a round of suspensions from MLB for gambling -- including a lifetime ban for Tucupita Marcano, before looking at some of the biggest risers and fallers among hitters from April to May.  Rundown 1:00 Tucupita Marcano: Lifetime Ban for Betting on Baseball 16:47 Biggest Shifts in Hitter Performance: April v. May 22:01 Risers From April to May 30:54 Rookie Bats in Month 2 38:39 Colton Cowser to Fallers From April to May 43:04 May Barrel Rate Risers 49:04 May Hard-Hit Rate Risers 52:04 Full-Season Projections v. Performance to Date 1:07:45 Is a Randy Arozarena Rebound On Tap? 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 and DVR discuss tough in-season decisions for the Tigers (Spencer Torkelson's demotion) and Twins (Edouard Julien's demotion), and the promotion of Connor Norby, before considering the factors to account for when trying to move on from pitchers that have performed very well during the first two months of the season.  Rundown 1:48 Spencer Torkelson: Optioned to Triple-A 8:31 Justyn-Henry Malloy Gets the Call 12:38 Royce Lewis' Return Bumps Edouard Julien to Triple-A 23:19 Connor Norby: Promoted by Orioles 29:08 Adam Mazur: Gets the Call to San Diego 31:42 Question of Our Times: Timing Value Drops for First-Half Stars 42:31 Which Pitchers Are You Most Worried About? 53:38 Where the Money Went: Yimi Garcia, Matt Vierling, Mark Vientos & David Hamilton 1:02:00 Reid Detmers' Long-Term Outlook 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, DVR, and Trevor analyze the surprising step back for the Atlanta lineup through the first two months of 2024, and discuss players at pivotal points in their careers with a limited window to secure their future role. Plus, they'll take live questions from viewers throughout the show! Rundown 1:33 More Changes From the Mets; Christian Scott & Brett Baty Optioned to Triple-A 12:55 What's Happening in Atlanta's Lineup? 20:27 Teams Are Pitching the Braves Differently 25:17 Can Hitters Adjust Quickly to a Change Like This? 28:25 A Closer Look at Matt Olson 34:15 Practice Swings Revealing A Hitter's Plan? 37:40 Confidence Levels in Albies, Riley, Harris, Kelenic Getting to Power Again? 42:49 When Careers Reach Pivot Points 57:20 Who Is Your Favorite MLB One-Hit Wonder? 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 news that MLB has integrated stats from the Negro Leagues into its official records, a bad day for the Mets, fallers from Eno's latest Starting Pitcher Rankings update, prospect news, and a few names to consider as waiver-wire targets this weekend. Rundown 1:18 Negro League Stats Added to MLB's Official Records 7:06 An Eventful Day for the Mets 11:52 'There is No Way They Are the Worst Team in Baseball' 16:42 Fallers From Eno's Starting Pitcher Rankings Update ($) https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5513570 30:45 The Z-Contact% Laggardboard 36:40 Ben Brown's Excellent Outing, Window to Continue Starting 39:40 Junior Caminero, Jasson Dominguez, James Wood, Jett Williams & Drew Gilbert Updates 47:05 Can Chase DeLauter Take Over a Spot in Cleveland By Season's End? 50:00 Jacob Wilson: Another Low Barreler with a Great Hit Tool? 52:22 Spencer Schwellenback Arrives 56:17 Matt Waldron & Other Weekend Waiver-Wire Considerations 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 and DVR discuss a brutal diagnosis for Ronald Acuña Jr., who suffered another torn ACL over the weekend. Plus, they consider the ongoing struggles of Corbin Carroll, Ángel Hernández's abrupt retirement, and a few May risers from Eno's updated Starting Pitcher Rankings.  Rundown 2:06 Ronald Acuña Jr.'s 2024 Season Ends with Another Torn ACL 10:43 The Ongoing Struggles of Corbin Carroll 18:43 Victor Robles: DFA'd by Nationals 27:13 Is Passing on Low Barrel Rate Bats An Easy Call? 31:15: Ángel Hernández Retires 35:24 Injury Updates: Cristian Javier, Jorge Polanco & Kodai Senga 46:49 May Risers: Eno's Updated Starting Pitcher Rankings ($) https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5513570 59:38 Jake Meyers & Colt Keith As Popular Weekend Waiver-Wire Adds 1:09:35 David Fry is Unbelievable 1:12:09 Casey Mize's Rapidly Declining Stuff 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, DVR and Trevor go live at 1p ET/10a PT to discuss pitch tipping, the 'fighters' we did not choose last week and their long-term outlook -- Tanner Bibee, Kyle Harrison, Hunter Greene, Taj Bradley, and Christian Scott -- the best strikeouts they have seen so far this season, and a case for massive expansion that would completely change baseball as we know it. Rundown 1:18 Tipping Pitches 8:27 A Recent Example from Clarke Schmidt 10:45 Taj Bradley: Tipping Pitches or Too Predictable? 18:40 Tanner Bibee: A Fastball That Is Getting Hammered 26:41 Kyle Harrison: Will He Build Confidence in Secondaries? 31:58 The Case for Hunter Greene 38:33 Christian Scott: The Need For Improved Command 44:55 The Best Strikeouts We’ve Seen This Season 51:31 A Case for Massive Expansion in MLB 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! (We're back 5/31!) Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eno and DVR discuss aging stars whose long-term value might be on the cusp of falling, as well as a few players to target despite an overall body of work that leaves something to be desired.  Rundown 10:07 Freddie Freeman Is the Power & Speed Drop a Sign of Things to Come? 18:02 Marcus Semien & Nearly Impossible Durability 23:12 Jose Altuve & Extreme Pull Tendencies Over Time 28:59 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: Should We Still Chase A 2021 Ceiling? 34:58 Adolis García: Fearing the Fast Peak From Late Bloomers with Aggressive Approaches 36:37 Oneil Cruz: Will He Improve Enough Against Lefties in the Long Run? 43:02 Zach Neto: Sacrificing Ceiling for a Safer Floor? 46:01 Jordan Walker: No Homers at Triple-A This Season?! 53:58 Alex Kirilloff: A Delayed Breakout Coming, or WYSIWYG? 1:02:14 Project Prospect: The Prospects to Target Via Trade As Top 100 Lists Have In-Season Updates Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/FyBa9f3wFe Join us this Thursday 1p ET/10a PT for our livestream episode! 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 Garrett Whitlock's injury and the prolonged opportunity for Cooper Criswell in the Red Sox's rotation, expectations for Edwin Díaz's break from the closer role, Luis Gil's impressive stretch to begin 2024, ways to consider leveraging pitching depth, where the money went this weekend, a few frequently dropped players from the weekend. Rundown 1:50 Cooper Criswell's Extended Window in Boston 7:47 Edwin Díaz's Break From the Closer Role 16:00 Luis Gil: Analyzing his Early 2024 Breakout 29:52 Any Reason to Worry About Framber Valdez? 33:24 Did Ryan Weathers Figure Something Out? 39:00 Leveraging Starting Pitching Depth 43:24 Disconnect Between Stuff+ & D-backs Starting Pitching 47:56 Still Optimistic About Daulton Varsho? 51:24 Big Weekend Adds 1:02:11 Buying Any Drops? MJ Melendez, Brett Baty & James Outman 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 is joined by co-parent of Stuff+ and former member of the Houston Astros' analytics department Max Bay. The guys dive into the state of analytics in the sport... Rundown: 4:09 - The past, present and future of Stuff+ 29:45 - How should we be using the new bat tracking data 41:44 - How can people who want to get into baseball analytics for a team stand out Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay 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, Trevor and DVR discuss Elly De La Cruz's bid for 100-steal season, how bat tracking info could be used to supplement scouting reports and game plans against hitters, and their choices from a group of a dozen starting pitchers in an effort to project the next few seasons. Rundown 1:06 Keeping a Good Receipt (Don't Worry, We Keep The Bad Ones Too) 2:10 Elly De La Cruz's Bid for a 100-Steal Season 8:25 How Many Stolen Bases Would Rickey Henderson Rack Up with Today's Rules 10:49 Building Scouting Reports From Bat Tracking Info 17:31 How Interested Would Players Be In Utilizing This Angle? 30:45 Choose Your Fighters: Two Starting Pitchers From This Dozen, Next Three-Plus Seasons 50:28 Does Trevor Buy Eno's Plan to Make Ben Brown a Closer in 2024? 55:10 How Much Information Does a Typical Player Consume? 1:01:07 Trevor's Wiffle Ball Update Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay 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 and DVR discuss Ronel Blanco's sticky-stuff suspension, Austin Riley's quiet start and recent injury, another opportunity for Luis Matos in San Francisco, and the bullpen woes of the Cubs before digging into the early struggles of many prospect pitchers, and a few waiver-wire targets to consider as the weekend approaches. Rundown 1:29 Ronel Blanco's Sticky-Stuff Suspension 7:38 Austin Riley's Side Injury; Slow Start 11:39 Jung Hoo Lee: Structural Damage in Shoulder 19:26 Adbert Alzolay to the IL; Searching for Answers in the Cubs' Bullpen 27:39 Still Waiting on Junior Caminero 33:16 Heston Kjerstad Usage & Demotion to Triple-A 44:37 A Look at the Early Struggles of Many Pitching Prospects 54:57 Weekend Waiver-Wire Considerations 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, DVR and Britt discuss baseball's aim to preserve starting pitchers. How much of a problem is the current use of starting pitchers compared to the past? With injury rates on the rise, what rule changes and tweaks make sense? Will small changes to move the game slightly in the direction of previous era's pitcher usage cause other problems? Plus, they discuss Britt's recent story about a partnership between Perfect Game and Fanatics, and former big leaguer Travis Snider's efforts to improve youth sports.  Rundown 1:13 The Starting Pitcher 'Problem' 6:55 Big Changes in the Last 10 Years 11:15 Incentivizing Pitching Deeper Into Starts 16:39 The Difficult of Getting Everyone on Board with New Rules 20:00 DVR Blames the Reliance on Short Relievers 26:40 Reducing the Fifth Inning Exits When a Starter is Dealing 31:37 Why Don't Starters Try to 'Save' Velocity for Later Innings? 42:46 Britt's Story About the Concerning Perfect Game-Fanatics Partnership 48:52 Travis Snider's Efforts to Improve Youth Sports Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghroli 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 Paul Skenes' MLB debut against the Cubs before digging into ways they are utilizing the new bat tracking and bat speed leaderboards from Statcast, including a few players to consider targeting via trade.  Rundown 1:45 Takeaways From Paul Skenes' Debut & Unexpected Comp 13:39 New Bat Tracking & Bat Speed Leaderboards from Statcast! https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/leaderboard/bat-tracking 19:27 How Should We Apply Bat Speed Information? 25:47 'Squared Up' vs. 'Blasts' 27:59 Players to Target 40:14 A Tool to Use for 'Buy High' Players? 44:44 Learning From Good Players Without 'Ideal' Swing Speed & Length 52:11 Robert Gasser's Debut & Where the Money Went 1:04:13 Other Bids & Frequently Dropped Players Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: ratesandbarrels@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eno, Trevor and DVR discuss an all-time no-hitter jinx, Willson Contreras' injury and the sharp increase in catcher's interference around baseball, pitchers going through role changes in 2024 -- and who they would like to see make a switch in the future -- plus their game plan for hitters facing Pirates pitcher Jared Jones. Rundown 1:30 An All-Time Great No-Hitter Jinx? 5:48 Willson Contreras' Injury & The Rise of Catcher's Interference 15:05 Maybe Just Stop Erasing the Batter's Box? 19:48 Is It Time to Regular the Sliding Mitt? 25:41 Switching Roles Between Starting & Relieving 31:41 Adrian Morejón & Needing to Fix Splits Before Becoming a Starter? 36:00 From Long Relief to the Rotation (Bryse Wilson) 40:53 Luke Weaver's Success in the Bullpen 52:06 Game Planning to Hit Jared Jones Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Trevor on Twitter: @IamTrevorMay 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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