Rates & Barrels

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Eno Sarris and Derek VanRiper discuss advanced stats and fantasy baseball 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. 

Episode Date
Cody Bellinger Goes Back to the Cubs, Spring Games Begin, & Working Backward for Draft Strategy
Feb 26, 2024
What to Watch in Spring Training Games, Two-Seam Fastball
Feb 23, 2024
2024 Team Previews: Twins, Guardians & Tigers
Feb 22, 2024
2024 Team Previews: Cardinals, Cubs & Brewers
Feb 20, 2024
Eno's Case for Elly De La Cruz, Pitcher Injury Risk Considerations, and Spring News & Notes
Feb 19, 2024
Getting to Know Trevor May, Making Sense of Spring News & A Deep Dive Into Four-Seam Fastballs
Feb 16, 2024
2024 Team Previews: Dodgers, Reds & Pirates
Feb 15, 2024
A Giant Power Boost, Spring Moves, Draft Season Risers & Fallers + Show News!
Feb 13, 2024
2024 Team Previews: Diamondbacks, Padres & Giants
Feb 12, 2024
Choosing & Building the Right Fantasy Baseball Leagues in 2024
Feb 08, 2024
2024 Team Previews: Astros, Mariners & Rockies
Feb 07, 2024
2024 Team Previews: Rangers, Angels & Athletics
Feb 06, 2024
Corbin Burnes to the Orioles, Jorge Polanco to the Mariners & Catching Up on Moves
Feb 05, 2024
2024 Relief Pitcher Preview
Feb 01, 2024
2024 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 3
Jan 31, 2024
2024 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 2
Jan 30, 2024
2024 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 1
Jan 29, 2024
2024 Outfield Preview, Part 3
Jan 26, 2024
2024 Outfield Preview, Part 2
Jan 26, 2024
2024 Outfield Preview, Part 1
Jan 24, 2024
2024 Catcher & UT-only Preview
Jan 22, 2024
2024 First Base Preview
Jan 19, 2024
2024 Third Base Preview
Jan 18, 2024
2024 Second Base Preview
Jan 17, 2024
2024 Shortstop Preview
Jan 16, 2024
Shōta Imanaga Expectations, Choosing a Weakness & Early-Round Skepticism
Jan 10, 2024
A Giants-Mariners Swap, Teoscar Hernández to LA & The Mets Make a Pair of Signings
Jan 08, 2024
Yoshinobu Yamamoto to the Dodgers, Chris Sale to the Braves & More Pitchers on the Move
Jan 03, 2024
Tigers Pitching, Max Scherzer's Injury & Putting a Bow on 2023
Dec 20, 2023
Tyler Glasnow to the Dodgers, Jung Hoo Lee to the Giants & A More Crowded Reds Infield?
Dec 18, 2023
Working in Baseball, Pt. 2: Kyle Boddy & Lance Brozdowski
Dec 13, 2023
Working in Baseball, Pt. 1: Sam Fuld, Ross Fenstermaker & Sean Ahmed
Dec 11, 2023
Shohei Ohtani Agrees to Record-Shattering 10-Year, $700M Deal with the Dodgers
Dec 09, 2023
A Juan Soto Deal Nears Completion, Yamamoto's Market, and the Alex Verdugo Trade w/Ken Rosenthal
Dec 06, 2023
Early Winter Meetings Update, Jarred Kelenic to Atlanta & Jackson Chourio's Deal
Dec 05, 2023
Sonny Gray to the Cards, Kenta Maeda to the Tigers & the Mariners Deal with the D-backs
Nov 27, 2023
Aaron Nola Stays in Philly & November Non-Tender News
Nov 20, 2023
Live from First Pitch Arizona & Catching Up with Kyle Manzardo
Nov 06, 2023
Making Sense of Disappointing Hitters From 2023
Oct 31, 2023
Missing on Adolis García & Mostly Pleasantly Surprising Hitters of 2023
Oct 26, 2023
Jordan Montgomery, Nola v. Snell, & October Injury Updates
Oct 16, 2023
The Year in Review
Oct 03, 2023
Final Streamers and Looking Back at 2023
Sep 29, 2023
The Last Week Before Fall League
Sep 25, 2023
The Final FAB and Sandy Alcantara’s Possible Return
Sep 22, 2023
Injuries, Awards and Prospects
Sep 21, 2023
Heston Kjerstad’s Debut and Tommy Pham’s Late-Season Surge
Sep 15, 2023
Bring up the Kids
Sep 11, 2023
The Prospect Parade Continues with Jordan Lawlar
Sep 08, 2023
Hot Finishes, Early Starts
Sep 06, 2023
Project Prospect Season Finale
Sep 05, 2023
Jasson Dominguez’s Arrival and Reds’ Waiver Pickups
Sep 01, 2023
The Halos Waive a Trade Deadline Haul & Late-Season Rebound Potential
Aug 30, 2023
Project Prospect - Post-Hype Bats to Target
Aug 29, 2023
Surprise Pitching Contributors for the Stretch Run
Aug 28, 2023
The Angels’ Rough Week and The Yankees’ Callups
Aug 25, 2023
An Eye Toward 2024 & Protecting v. Chasing Leads
Aug 23, 2023
Project Prospect - Time to Adjust to Faster Tracks?
Aug 22, 2023
A Closer Look at the Location of Pitcher Whiffs
Aug 21, 2023
The Angels’ Surprise Call-Up and Masyn Winn’s Arrival
Aug 18, 2023
A Closer Look at Chase Rate & 'The Perfect Hitter'
Aug 16, 2023
Project Prospect - Walking the Rookie Workload Tightrope
Aug 15, 2023
Saberconference Takeaways, Late-Season Pitching Strategy & Sweepermania
Aug 15, 2023
Emerson Hancock Debuts and Oakland’s Rebuild Continues
Aug 11, 2023
Future Expectations for This Year's Strikeout Rate Risers & Fallers
Aug 09, 2023
Project Prospect - Preparing for Final Call-ups
Aug 08, 2023
A KO in Cleveland & Another Injury Shuffle
Aug 07, 2023
Shane McClanahan Injury and Post-Deadline Closer Changes
Aug 04, 2023
Framber's No-Hitter & Trade Deadline Fallout
Aug 02, 2023
Project Prospect - Prospects on the Move
Aug 01, 2023
Scherzer to Texas, Lance Lynn to LA & More Bats to Anaheim
Jul 31, 2023
Deals Are Happening!
Jul 28, 2023
Opportunities Coming From the Trade Deadline
Jul 27, 2023
Project Prospect - Frelick Has Arrived and Double-A Surprises
Jul 25, 2023
Change Atop the AL East, Past Calendar Year Standouts & Mailbag Monday
Jul 24, 2023
Christian Encarnacion-Strand’s Playing Time and Alex Kirilloff’s Fantasy Value
Jul 21, 2023
Summer Scoring Surge, Trade Tips & Long-Term Considerations
Jul 19, 2023
Project Prospect - Minor League Bumps and Midseason Checks
Jul 18, 2023
Debut City
Jul 17, 2023
Athletics Prospect Callups and Padres' Park Factors
Jul 14, 2023
All-Star Game Takeaways and Enigmatic First Halves
Jul 12, 2023
Project Prospect - MLB Draft and Futures Game
Jul 11, 2023
Mike Trout Injury Fallout and Fantasy Free Agent and Trade Targets
Jul 07, 2023
Project Prospect - 2023 Futures Game Preview
Jul 05, 2023
A Few Surprising First-Half Pitchers
Jul 03, 2023
Brandon Pfaadt Returns and Tommy Pham Heats Up
Jun 30, 2023
Surprising First-Half Hitters & A Look at 'Best Speed'
Jun 28, 2023
Project Prospect - Midseason Movers
Jun 27, 2023
Jordan Westburg Gets the Call & Checking In on Second-Year Hitters
Jun 26, 2023
New Catcher Options and Changes in the Diamondbacks' and Cardinals' Bullpens
Jun 23, 2023
Pitching Puzzles & Pull Rate Considerations
Jun 21, 2023
Project Prospect - Big Promotions and Dynasty Risers
Jun 20, 2023
Two More Prospect Callups and Spencer Torkelson's Recent Surge
Jun 16, 2023
Reverse Boycott in Oakland & Midseason Mulligans
Jun 14, 2023
Project Prospect - One Step Away
Jun 13, 2023
Power Outages & Mailbag Mysteries
Jun 12, 2023
Elly Week Continues and Planning for FAB in the Second Half
Jun 09, 2023
Jacob deGrom's Elbow Injury, Alek Manoah's Reset & A Barreling Surprise
Jun 07, 2023
Project Prospect - Expectations for Elly De La Cruz
Jun 06, 2023
Another Wave of Pitching, Tough June Rankings & Mailbag Monday
Jun 05, 2023
Adding Royce Lewis and Jordan Walker and Pitching Start/Sit Dilemmas
Jun 02, 2023
Tough Breaks for the Tigers & Second-Chance Surprises
May 31, 2023
Trade Season Is Here
May 30, 2023
Bobby Miller's Debut and Two-Start Pitchers Galore
May 26, 2023
Are Statcast Pages Pointless?
May 25, 2023
Project Prospect - Opportunity in LA
May 23, 2023
Dodgers Promotions, Logan Gilbert's Step Forward & May Disappointments
May 22, 2023
Matt McLain Arrives and Jake Burger Stays Hot
May 19, 2023
Another Sticky Stuff Suspension, Deviating From the Pack & Playing for Now
May 18, 2023
Project Prospect - McLain Joins Rookie Shortstop Class
May 16, 2023
Another Test for the Rays' Pitching Depth and Battling ROS Projections
May 15, 2023
Hello Eury Pérez, Goodbye FAB?
May 12, 2023
Miranda Optioned, Another Round of Pitching Injuries & Waiting for a Corbin Burnes Rebound
May 10, 2023
Project Prospect - Unusual Minor League Results
May 09, 2023
Strange Times in St. Louis, Opportunity for Ortiz & Morel, Mailbag Monday
May 08, 2023
Matt Mervis and Brandon Pfaadt Arrive At Last
May 05, 2023
Miller v. Miller and April's Rising & Falling Hitters
May 03, 2023
Project Prospect - 2023 Rookies After One Month
May 02, 2023
April's Starting Pitcher Risers & Fallers
May 01, 2023
Tanner Bibee, Logan Allen and Other Top Waiver Targets
Apr 28, 2023
A Delayed Breakout, Taj Bradley's Demotion & In-Game Command Monitoring
Apr 26, 2023
Project Prospect - A Pitching Wave In Cleveland
Apr 25, 2023
Swing Changes, Overlooking Tools in the Face of Flaws & Searching for Cheap Power
Apr 25, 2023
Mason Miller Week and Streamable Pitchers
Apr 21, 2023
Promotions, Extensions, and New Opportunities
Apr 20, 2023
Project Prospect - Prospects on the Fast Track
Apr 18, 2023
Early Drops, Unlucky Hitters, A Gorman Breakout & Weekend Pickups
Apr 18, 2023
Taj Bradley Debut and Shortstop Replacements
Apr 14, 2023
Biggest Movers in Stuff+, Searching for Meaningful Early Adjustments & Taj Bradley's Debut
Apr 13, 2023
Project Prospect - Triple-A Stuff+ Numbers
Apr 12, 2023
Oneil Cruz Injury, Early Starting Pitcher Pickups, and the Value of Two-Start Weeks
Apr 10, 2023
Grayson Rodriguez Debut and Waiver Wire Preview
Apr 07, 2023
Playing Time Analysis With Mike Kurland
Apr 06, 2023
Project Prospect - Impact Upon Arrival
Apr 04, 2023
Early Arsenal Changes & Big Splashes for Saves
Apr 03, 2023
Opening Day Reactions and Waiver Options
Mar 31, 2023
Final Draft 2023 Season Takeaways
Mar 30, 2023
Project Prospect - Spring Prospect Stat Standouts
Mar 28, 2023
Eno's Bold Predictions
Mar 28, 2023
Replacing Rhys Hoskins and The First FAB
Mar 24, 2023
Adam Wainwright Injury and ADP Refresh
Mar 23, 2023
Project Prospect - Optioned, But Not Forgotten
Mar 21, 2023
MLB Weekend News and WBC Stuff+ Numbers
Mar 20, 2023
News Roundup and Position Battles
Mar 17, 2023
Injury Updates and Spring Training Stats
Mar 16, 2023
Prospects to Target in Re-draft
Mar 14, 2023
Crazy March ADP Data
Mar 13, 2023
Spring Training Injuries and Stuff+
Mar 10, 2023
Interview with Driveline's Chris Langin
Mar 09, 2023
FYPD Ranks with James Anderson
Mar 07, 2023
AL LABR Draft Recap
Mar 06, 2023
Closer Potpourri with Greg Jewett
Mar 03, 2023
Early Spring Training News Analysis
Mar 02, 2023
2023 Rookies to Target: Pitchers Edition
Feb 28, 2023
Spring Training Reactions and The Latest News
Feb 28, 2023
Lars Nootbaar Interview
Feb 24, 2023
2023 Deep Sleepers: Pitchers
Feb 23, 2023
2023 Rookies of Interest: Hitters Edition
Feb 22, 2023
New Stolen Base Rules and Stephen Vogt Interview
Feb 17, 2023
2023 Outfield Preview, Part 3
Feb 16, 2023
2023 Outfield Preview, Part 2
Feb 15, 2023
Dynasty Ranks Breakdown
Feb 15, 2023
2023 Outfield Preview, Part 1
Feb 13, 2023
Digging Deep for Endgame Hitters
Feb 10, 2023
2023 Catcher & UT-Only Preview
Feb 09, 2023
Introducing Chris Welsh and the Rates & Barrels Prospect Project!
Feb 07, 2023
2023 Second Base Preview
Feb 06, 2023
2023 Shortstop Preview
Feb 03, 2023
2023 First Base Preview
Feb 02, 2023
2023 Third Base Preview
Jan 31, 2023
Late January Deals & Signings, Managing Young Starting Pitchers
Jan 30, 2023
2023 Relief Pitcher Preview
Jan 28, 2023
2023 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 3
Jan 27, 2023
2023 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 2
Jan 24, 2023
2023 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 1
Jan 23, 2023
The New Crew, Offseason Health Updates & Risky Early-Round Decisions
Jan 19, 2023
Rounding Out Rosters & Depth Chart Diving
Jan 17, 2023
A Phillies-Tigers Deal, Questionable First-Rounders & Roster Construction Problems
Jan 09, 2023
Uncertainty with Carlos Correa, Jays-D-backs Trade, Mid-Range Free Agent Moves
Jan 04, 2023
Moves, Moves & More Moves: Carlos Rodón, Carlos Correa & Sean Murphy Relocate
Dec 19, 2022
Kodai Senga to the Mets, Xander Bogaerts to the Padres & Another Flurry of Hot Stove Moves
Dec 12, 2022
Winter Meetings Fun: Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander & Trea Turner On the Move!
Dec 05, 2022
2022 Catcher & UT-only Review
Nov 22, 2022
2022 First Base Review
Nov 14, 2022
2022 Third Base Review & Arizona Fall League Observations
Nov 10, 2022
2022 Second Base Review
Nov 01, 2022
2022 Shortstop Review
Oct 24, 2022
2022 Outfielder Review
Oct 17, 2022
2022 Starting Pitcher Review
Oct 11, 2022
2022 Relief Pitcher Review
Oct 03, 2022
Learning From 2022 Roster Builds, Title or Bust & Timing Rebuilds
Sep 29, 2022
Finale Strategy, Triston McKenzie's Big Step Forward & the Impact of Rule Changes on Catchers
Sep 26, 2022
New Steals Sources, Late Promotions & Endgame Help
Sep 22, 2022
Shift Rule Winners, Breaking WAR & Superstar Fatigue
Sep 19, 2022
When to Give Up on Young Players, Spin Rate Check-In & Making Sense of Morel
Sep 15, 2022
Second Half Pitching Risers & Fallers
Sep 12, 2022
Quality Speed Sources, Rule Changes On Tap & Pitch Clock Considerations
Sep 08, 2022
An Impressive Debut & Fun with xStats
Sep 06, 2022
Promotions, Roster Expansion & The Julio Rodríguez Megadeal
Sep 01, 2022
Corbin Carroll Gets the Call, Misjudging Paul Goldschmidt, and Late-Season Bullpen Help
Aug 29, 2022
Tough Late-Season Decisions, Finding First Base Help & Throwing Too Many Strikes
Aug 26, 2022
Long-Term Outlooks for Buehler & Tatis, Late Promotions & Oneil Cruz Feats of Strength
Aug 25, 2022
Fishing for Pitching: Overlooked Veterans, Relievers w/Starter Potential & Young Risers
Aug 18, 2022
Tatis' Suspension, CJ Abrams' Power Outlook, Slugging Risers & Fallers
Aug 15, 2022
Stretch Run Value Targets, Stashes to Consider & Warming to Combined Saves and Holds?
Aug 11, 2022
Closer ROI & 2023 Expectations, Projecting Risk & Jesse Winker is the Next Jesse Winker?
Aug 08, 2022
Trade Deadline Takeaways, Threading the Needle, and Remembering Vin Scully
Aug 04, 2022
Luis Castillo to Seattle, A Surprise Josh Hader Trade to San Diego & Eno's Updated Pitcher Rankings
Aug 01, 2022
Anticipating Deadline Deals in Search of Late-Season Opportunities & Value Changes
Jul 28, 2022
Statcast Bat Tracking, Struggling Starting Pitchers, and Pitching Model/Results Disagreements
Jul 25, 2022
Second-Half Rebound Hitters, the 'Pie Slice' Rule & the Marlins' Offensive Woes
Jul 22, 2022
Second-Half Pitcher Workload Concerns & Searching for Midseason Help via Trade & Waivers
Jul 21, 2022
Young Hitters to Target & Why the Stabilization Point for Barrel Rate Feels Slippery
Jul 13, 2022
Midseason Problems, Young Pitchers to Target & Trying Making Sense of Byron Buxton
Jul 11, 2022
Luis Castillo's Ace Case, Stuff+ Risers & First-Half Pitching Movers
Jul 07, 2022
J-Rod to the First Round, Barrel Rate Risers & Other Big Movers
Jul 05, 2022
Searching for Second-Half Role Changes
Jun 30, 2022
Replacing Injured Stars, Chasing Average & An Opportunity in KC
Jun 27, 2022
Buy-High Pitchers, Baffling Berríos & Spencer Strider as a Starter
Jun 23, 2022
Buy-High Hitters, Paying the Steals Tax & Describing the Number 8
Jun 21, 2022
Surprising Park Factor Changes, Recent Barrel Rates & Two Ways to Lock In a Speeding Ticket
Jun 17, 2022
Italian Beef, Chasing Future Value & Avoiding Prospect Traps w/Clay Link
Jun 09, 2022
Growing Pains, Opportunity, Triple-A Power Surges & Pitchers to Target
Jun 07, 2022
2022 First-Round Mulligans: Risers & Fallers
Jun 02, 2022
Goodbye to Hitter's Counts, the Importance of Handling Sliders & Fastball Laggards
May 26, 2022
In-Season Player Valuations, the Trade Itch, Tommy Edman's Surprising Season & A Summer Homer Surge?
May 23, 2022
Digging Deep for In-Season Upgrades, Shane McClanahan to Ace Status & Breakouts in Progress
May 20, 2022
Fixing Broken Rosters, Finding Value in Unique Roles & Assessing Launch Angle
May 19, 2022
Future of Sports Pt. 2
May 15, 2022
Future of Sports Pt. 1
May 14, 2022
When to Sell in Dynasty League, Top Prospects Targets & Young Major Leaguers on the Fringe
May 12, 2022
George Kirby Arrives, Opportunity in Minnesota and St. Louis, & Exceeding Expectations
May 09, 2022
Underperforming Pitchers & The Problem with Not Swinging
May 06, 2022
Slow-Starting Hitters, Roster Shrinkage Fallout & Joe Ryan Defies the Model
May 02, 2022
Streaming Steals, Mondesi's ACL Injury, Early Fallers & Stabilization Points
Apr 28, 2022
Opportunity for Cristian Javier, Hard-Hit Surprises & Another Eloy Injury
Apr 25, 2022
The Search for Innings, A New Early-Season Hitting Metric & Situational Velocity as a Sweet Spot?
Apr 21, 2022
Early Worry, Fast-Rising Pitchers & Jacob deGrom's Velocity Conundrum
Apr 18, 2022
Kershaw is Back! A New Stuff+ Leader, Jesús Luzardo 2.0 & Drop Decisions
Apr 14, 2022
Opening Weekend Observations: Disappointing Aces, Committee Madness & Electric Firemen
Apr 11, 2022
An Opening Day Trade, Draft Season Takeaways & DVR's Bold Predictions
Apr 07, 2022
Jacob deGrom's Shoulder Injury, Torkelson & Brash Make Opening Day Rosters & Weekend Updates
Apr 03, 2022
Closer Committees, Reliever Strategy, Pitcher Workload Considerations & Forgotten Players
Mar 31, 2022
Draft Market Movement From NFBC Main Event Weekend, Cody Bellinger's Spring Slump
Mar 28, 2022
Draft Season Lessons, Risky Injury Profiles, and Pham, Grichuk & Tapia On the Move
Mar 24, 2022
Trevor Story to the Red Sox, Carlos Correa to the Twins & Another Flurry of Activity
Mar 21, 2022
Freddie Goes to Hollywood, Kris Bryant in Colorado & Seiya Suzuki Picks the Cubs
Mar 17, 2022
2022 Catcher & UT-Only Player Preview
Mar 16, 2022
Half of One Offseason in Three Days!
Mar 14, 2022
2022 Outfield Preview, Part 3
Mar 10, 2022
Salary Cap Draft Strategy + LABR Weekend Review
Mar 07, 2022
2022 Outfield Preview, Part 2
Mar 03, 2022
2022 Outfield Preview, Part 1
Feb 28, 2022
2022 Relief Pitcher Preview
Feb 24, 2022
2022 Late-Round Starting Pitchers
Feb 24, 2022
2022 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 3
Feb 17, 2022
2022 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 2
Feb 17, 2022
2022 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 1
Feb 14, 2022
2022 First Base Preview
Feb 10, 2022
2022 Third Base Preview
Feb 07, 2022
2022 Second Base Preview
Feb 02, 2022
2022 Shortstop Preview
Jan 31, 2022
Playing Along with the Pitching Model, Pricey Prospects in Redraft Leagues + Draft & Hold Basics
Jan 27, 2022
Forgotten Players, Mailbag Fun + the Ultimate Sandwich Condiments
Jan 24, 2022
Eno's Optimism, Britt's Realism & Non-Playoff Teams of 2021 Destined to Reach the 2022 Postseason
Jan 20, 2022
Pivoting In the Wake of Injuries, Beating BABIP & Timing Risk
Jan 19, 2022
Multi-Position Eligibility, Dollar Values & Precision, and Seeking Challenges in 2022
Jan 11, 2022
It's Resolution Season!
Jan 07, 2022
A Return to 'On the Clock' Status: Breakouts v. Rebounds, Joe Musgrove as an SP1 & Luis Robert Love
Jan 05, 2022
2021 Disappointments, 2022 Bouncebacks: Pitcher Edition
Dec 27, 2021
2021 Disappointments, 2022 Bouncebacks: Hitter Edition
Dec 20, 2021
2021 Favorites + A Holiday Adjacent Movie Draft
Dec 15, 2021
Swapping Pitchers for Hitters, Re-Thinking Saves + Holds, and KC Optimism
Dec 13, 2021
An Attempt to Find Solutions in the Negotiations for a New CBA
Dec 08, 2021
More Issues with the Baseball, Home-Run Rate Questions & An Eno Barrel-ISO Concoction
Dec 06, 2021
The Final Free-Agent Signings and Trades Before the Music Stopped
Dec 03, 2021
More Moves! Seager, Ray, Ozuna's Suspension, Báez, Iglesias and Trades
Dec 01, 2021
An Early Free Agent Frenzy: Scherzer, Semien, Marte, Gausman & Extensions!
Nov 29, 2021
Heaney to the Dodgers, Verlander's Workout, and Changes in Oakland, Cincinnati & Texas
Nov 10, 2021
Qualifying Offers, New First-Rounders & Getting Right Back Into Drafts
Nov 08, 2021
Atlanta Brings Home the 2021 World Series!
Nov 03, 2021
World Series Game 6 Preview & Bob Melvin Heads to San Diego
Nov 02, 2021
Atlanta Heads Back to Houston With a 3-2 World Series Lead
Nov 01, 2021
The Astros Tie Up the Series at 1-1, Expectations for Games 3-5
Oct 28, 2021
Atlanta Takes a 1-0 Lead, Charlie Morton's Injury & Game 2 Preview
Oct 27, 2021
World Series Game 1 Preview, Series & MVP Predictions
Oct 26, 2021
It's a Houston-Atlanta World Series?!
Oct 25, 2021
Chris Taylor's Three-Homer Game Extends NLCS & Boston's Path to Winning Twice in Houston
Oct 22, 2021
The Astros Go Up 3-2, Atlanta Pushes L.A. to the Brink of Elimination
Oct 21, 2021
Dodgers, Astros Wins Tighten Up LCS Series
Oct 20, 2021
The Red Sox Take a 2-1 Lead Over the Astros & The Dodgers Return Home Down 2-0
Oct 19, 2021
A Wild Weekend in the LCS Matchups
Oct 18, 2021
The Giants-Dodgers Game 5 NLDS Matchup, Houston's ALDS Dominance & Atlanta's Path to the World Series
Oct 14, 2021
Chad Jennings on the Red Sox's Run, Atlanta Advances, Dodgers-Giants Heads to Game 5
Oct 13, 2021
Red Sox Eliminate Rays | Dodgers, Brewers & White Sox Face Elimination
Oct 12, 2021
Weekend LDS Fun | Rays and White Sox Face Elimination; NLDS Matchups 1-1
Oct 11, 2021
Rays, Astros Roll in Game 1 & NLDS Matchups Get Underway
Oct 08, 2021
The Dodgers Walk Off the Cards & ALDS Game 1 Previews
Oct 07, 2021
The Red Sox Advance & NL Wild Card Game Preview
Oct 06, 2021
Playoff Predictions & AL Wild Card Matchup
Oct 05, 2021
The Last Weekend, Atlanta's surprising NL East win, and expecting an amazing White Sox-Astros series
Oct 01, 2021
2021 Pleasant Surprises, Part 4
Sep 29, 2021
2021 Pleasant Surprises, Part 3
Sep 27, 2021
Rooting for Chaos, Changes in San Diego, & Britt's St. Louis Victory Lap
Sep 24, 2021
2021 Pleasant Surprises, Part 2
Sep 22, 2021
2021 Pleasant Surprises, Part 1
Sep 20, 2021
The Puzzling Mets & Surprising Journeyman Hitters
Sep 15, 2021
3,000 Strikeouts for Scherzer & Attempting to Find the Next Corbin Burnes
Sep 13, 2021
The soaring Blue Jays, dangerous Wild Card teams, and a trip inside the mind of Eno
Sep 10, 2021
Cooperstown Cases & Examining 'New' Starting Pitchers
Sep 08, 2021
The playoff race heats up, new NL MVP candidates, and the ceiling in Seattle
Sep 03, 2021
Taking L’s: Players we were wrong about in 2021
Sep 01, 2021
Vlad Jr.'s quiet second half, a 'better' reach rate, and late-season decision-making
Aug 30, 2021
Late-season fades, staying positive in a tailspin, and searching for a surprise playoff team
Aug 27, 2021
Working backwards, looking for late-season help, and searching for this year's K-Rod
Aug 25, 2021
Another promotion, August Stuff+ leaders, and what happened to 2021 workload concerns?
Aug 23, 2021
An eye toward future pitcher rankings, and quantifying the value of a hitting coach
Aug 20, 2021
The Mets' blame game, 2021 team disappointments, and finding future speed
Aug 18, 2021
Returning stars, chaos atop the board in 2022, and a bright future in KC?
Aug 16, 2021
Finding baseball joy in the playoff race, the Field of Dreams game, and hoping for better days for minor leaguers
Aug 13, 2021
Balancing barrels and plate discipline, finding late-season upgrades, and a few Stuff+ risers
Aug 11, 2021
Moving tips, contact quality and predictive value, and lineups to stream against
Aug 09, 2021
Draft musings, deadline winners, MiLB changes, and prospects to watch
Aug 06, 2021
The post-deadline paths for the Mariners and White Sox
Aug 05, 2021
Trade Deadline Day 2021!
Jul 30, 2021
A Marte-Luzardo deal, the Mariners are 'doing stuff', and finding fits for Max Scherzer
Jul 28, 2021
The Rays add Nelson Cruz, playing matchmaker, and saying hello to the Cleveland Guardians
Jul 23, 2021
Lance Lynn re-ups with the White Sox, Brandon Marsh and Josiah Gray debut, and DVR celebrates a championship
Jul 21, 2021
Finding future aces, Max Scherzer's continued dominance, and just how good is J.D. Davis?
Jul 19, 2021
Joc Pederson to Atlanta, Byron Buxton's future in Minnesota, and Eno's vision for the future
Jul 16, 2021
Pete Alonso wins another Home Run Derby, the commish talks, and a second half preview
Jul 13, 2021
Day 1 Draft Observations, the puzzling Chris Paddack, and has Statcast stolen the magic out of fantasy baseball?
Jul 12, 2021
Home Run Derby picks, Futures Game excitement, and our favorite first-half storylines
Jul 09, 2021
Vidal Bruján gets the call, Rowdy Tellez has a new home, and a lost season for Sixto Sánchez
Jul 08, 2021
All-Star Game starters, snubs, and Vlad Jr.'s Triple Crown bid
Jul 02, 2021
The search for second-half risers and rebound candidates
Jul 02, 2021
A closer look at newish starting pitchers, the value of velocity, and the search for the next Jesse Winker
Jun 28, 2021
Britt talks to The Commish, the Astros' case for Best Team in MLB, and dismantling bottom feeders
Jun 25, 2021
Would you Wander, quantifying injury risk, and preparing for a fresh set of pitching ranks
Jun 24, 2021
It's Wander Time!
Jun 21, 2021
Teams primed for a surge, AL MVP & Cy races, and 'Strike Three!'
Jun 18, 2021
Another injury spike, the Rays' Glasnow replacements, and confusing roster decisions
Jun 17, 2021
Eno's Hierarchy of Consideration vs. Ron Swanson's Pyramid of Greatness
Jun 15, 2021
The impact of enforcement, Marcus Semien's excellence, and emerging deadline sellers
Jun 11, 2021
Expectations with xStats, a broken metronome, and keeping an eye on the Atlanta outfield
Jun 09, 2021
Making better in-season decisions w/Vlad Sedler
Jun 08, 2021
The future of baseball research and how to get into a MLB front office with xSTATS' Andrew Perpetua
Jun 04, 2021
Blind spots, midseason FAB strategy, and rotation questions in Oakland and Houston
Jun 02, 2021
Second-chance leagues, Alek Manoah's debut, and El Mago's latest trick
May 28, 2021
Stabilization of barrel rates, sinkers vs. two-seamers, and the 'Corbin Boom'
May 26, 2021
Willy Adames to the Brewers, in-season adjustments, and expectations for Spencer Howard
May 24, 2021
It's not fun to be a hitter right now, a no-hitter draft, and accounting for the unquantifiable
May 21, 2021
Replacing a star, Turnbull's no-no, and the skill of home-run suppression
May 19, 2021
Surprising rebounds, year-over-year barrel rate risers, and overcoming less than elite stuff
May 17, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 3 of 3
May 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 2 of 3
May 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 1 of 3
May 15, 2021
Staying awake for Seattle, Luis Castillo's struggles, and avoiding a duel
May 14, 2021
Jarred Kelenic gets the call, prospect projections, stashy-worthy minor leaguers, and a new Kyle Gibson?
May 12, 2021
Early assessments, lost command, trusting Robbie Ray, and ROS over/unders!
May 10, 2021
The end for Albert Pujols in Anaheim, John Means business, and digging into pitcher injuries
May 07, 2021
Minor league games return, trading for floor, drafting for ceiling, and xStats outliers
May 05, 2021
Early fallers, the Dodgers' rotation depth, and starter vs. closer roster balance
May 04, 2021
Moving the mound, April awards, and walk-up music selections
Apr 30, 2021
April risers, and an early look at previously unsettled closer situations
Apr 29, 2021
Baseball's best rivalry, building a winner in Colorado, dealing with early injuries, and making sense of slow starts
Apr 26, 2021
Rotation rankings, Votto & Mullins adjustments, and reliever-starter interactions
Apr 23, 2021
Re-ranking early starting pitcher movers and projecting upcoming prospect callups
Apr 21, 2021
Round 1 of Dodgers-Padres delivers, and examining reach rate risers and fallers
Apr 20, 2021
Early panic in D.C. and the Bronx, fast starts from Ramón Laureano and Jazz Chisholm, and celebrations of choice
Apr 16, 2021
New pitches, Stephen Strasburg's adjustments, and early velocity changes
Apr 15, 2021
Battling the injury bug, early-season adjustments, and the traits of the 2021 baseball
Apr 13, 2021
Encouraging news for Tatís, an extension for Ross Atkins, the A's brutal week, and Akil Baddoo's opportunity in Detroit
Apr 07, 2021
An exciting Opening Weekend featuring Shohei Ohtani and Yermín Mercedes!?
Apr 05, 2021
Opening Day Takeaways: What matters on a granular level?
Apr 02, 2021
2021 Season Predictions!
Mar 31, 2021
Final Opening Day roster cuts, balancing immediate need vs. long-term value, & reconsidering co-closers
Mar 29, 2021
Spring injuries strike, our biggest misses, and Lance McCullers Jr.'s new deal
Mar 26, 2021
MLB's latest attempt to reduce foreign substances on the ball, spring velocity risers & 2021 pitching management
Mar 24, 2021
Throwing smart darts, the new Ohtani Rules, Zac Gallen's injury, and high value replacements
Mar 23, 2021
Rookies of interest, digging deeper for surprises and making sense of platoon splits
Mar 19, 2021
March ADP risers and 2021 bounce-back targets
Mar 17, 2021
Pitcher Wars w/Nick Pollack & Alex Fast of Pitcher List
Mar 16, 2021
Breakout Players & Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: AL East & NL East
Mar 12, 2021
Breakout Players & Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: AL Central & NL Central
Mar 11, 2021
Breakout Players & Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: AL West & NL West
Mar 09, 2021
Jackie Bradley Jr. joins The Crew, looking for Jake Odorizzi suitors, and spring training things we're excited about
Mar 05, 2021
Framber Valdez's injury, 2021 rookies, and how to use auction values in snake drafts
Mar 04, 2021
Shane Bieber doubts, processing spring training news and auction strategy thoughts
Mar 01, 2021
The best shape of our lives, another entry into baseball's weird injury club, and Seattle's bright future
Feb 26, 2021
Preferred 2021 draft positions, keeper league strategies, Tatis v. Soto, and ditching saves completely
Feb 25, 2021
2021 Relief Pitcher Preview
Feb 23, 2021
Fernando Tatis Jr.'s new deal, the next young stars primed for an extension, and the next Ben Zobrist
Feb 19, 2021
Late starting pitchers to target and actual starting pitcher sleepers!
Feb 18, 2021
2021 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 2
Feb 16, 2021
The Andrew Benintendi deal, PECOTA win projections, and Juan Soto's ridiculous ceiling
Feb 12, 2021
2021 Starting Pitcher Preview, Part 1
Feb 10, 2021
2021 Outfield Preview, Part 2
Feb 09, 2021
The need for institutional change, Colorado's lack of direction, and teams most likely to surprise and disappoint in 2021
Feb 05, 2021
2021 Outfield Preview, Part 1
Feb 04, 2021
2021 Third Base Preview
Feb 02, 2021
Joc Pederson to the Cubs, dynasty league auction values and strategy, and the elusive Inbox Zero
Jan 30, 2021
2021 Shortstop Preview
Jan 28, 2021
2021 Second Base Preview
Jan 26, 2021
Hank Aaron's legacy, the next steps in Toronto, and Hall of Fame voting fatigue
Jan 22, 2021
2021 First Base Preview
Jan 20, 2021
2021 Catcher Preview
Jan 20, 2021
DJ LeMahieu stays with the Yankees, Toronto as a fit for Trevor Bauer, international free agency, and MLB's pursuit of the sticky ball
Jan 15, 2021
Liam Hendriks to the White Sox, a filthy closer pool, making sense of select 2020 pitching surprises, and six-man rotations
Jan 14, 2021
Kyle Schwarber heads to D.C., Sung-bum Na & Tomoyuki Sugano stay put, and fantasy fallout from the Lindor blockbuster
Jan 11, 2021
Francisco Lindor is a Met, and ideas to prevent MLB teams from tanking
Jan 07, 2021
Blake Snell, Yu Darvish & Ha-seong Kim to the Padres, buying low on new Rays, and the Cubs at the crossroads
Jan 04, 2021
In-game video, renaming Cleveland's baseball team, Marcus Semien's foray into free agency, and holiday movie toss-ups
Dec 18, 2020
Popularity vs. production, finding fits for Trevor Bauer, Masahiro Tanaka and Tomoyuki Sugano, and weighing options for the Blue Jays
Dec 16, 2020
The Mets make more moves, J.T. Realmuto and George Springer suitors, and a mystery team for DJ LeMahieu
Dec 15, 2020
The lost 2020 minor league season and A's talk w/Melissa Lockard, and Dave Dombrowski takes the reins for the Phillies
Dec 12, 2020
Lance Lynn to the White Sox, and talking pitching and sandwiches w/Trevor May
Dec 10, 2020
Raisel Iglesias to the Angels, buy-low candidates, and aging curves for late breakouts
Dec 08, 2020
Making sense of non-tender decisions, avoiding arbitration, and Len Kasper's surprising move to the White Sox
Dec 04, 2020
Eddie Rosario, the non-tender deadline, changes in Texas, and early draft observations
Dec 02, 2020
Mike Minor goes back to KC, finding fits for a Blake Snell trade, and free agents from the KBO
Dec 01, 2020
An attempt to fix MLB's broken hot stove and a pitcher stats draft
Nov 24, 2020
Theo's future, Cano's suspension, Arenado trade rumors, and a Thanksgiving draft
Nov 21, 2020
Surgery for Bellinger, a cure for Luke Voit's foot stuff, and a hitter stats draft
Nov 19, 2020
Clevinger out for 2021, Drew Smyly to Atlanta and early rankings feedback
Nov 17, 2020
Kim Ng breaks a major barrier, evaluating strengths and weaknesses after a season, and reconsidering stolen bases in fantasy baseball
Nov 13, 2020
Starting pitcher rankings preview!
Nov 12, 2020
MLB's sticky situation, Rookie of the Year selections, and looking forward to Awards Week
Nov 10, 2020
Free agency begins, new ownership for the Mets, and Hinch, Cora and La Russa are managers again
Nov 06, 2020
2021 Fantasy Baseball draft prep begins!
Nov 05, 2020
The Dodgers are World Series champions, Kevin Cash takes heat for his removal of Blake Snell, and Justin Turner tests positive for COVID
Oct 28, 2020
The Dodgers are one win away, an attempted straight steal of home, Brett Phillips' place in October history, previewing Game 6 of the World Series
Oct 26, 2020
Brandon Lowe's bat wakes up, Blake Snell rolls early, and the Rays take Game 2 of the World Series
Oct 22, 2020
Kershaw deals, Tyler Glasnow throws a ton of pitches, and the Dodgers take Game 1 of the World Series
Oct 21, 2020
World Series Preview | Rays vs. Dodgers
Oct 19, 2020
Playoff series without off-days, pitching on throw days, and 2021 workloads w/Jake Odorizzi
Oct 19, 2020
Correa walks it off, Bryse Wilson delivers a gem, and the Dodgers unravel
Oct 16, 2020
The LCS matchups heat up
Oct 15, 2020
Kershaw's back, the Braves hold on in Game 2, and the Rays prepare for a sweep
Oct 14, 2020
Margot joins October highlight reels, McCullers' excellent start, Atlanta throws the first punch
Oct 13, 2020
LCS Previews, Asteroids & Chickens?
Oct 12, 2020
The Rays and Yankees go to Game 5, the Padres, A's and Marlins hit the links
Oct 09, 2020
The A's stay alive, the Yankees face elimination, the Braves roll, and Dodgers-Padres drama heats up
Oct 08, 2020
Division Series Scuttlebutt
Oct 07, 2020
Astros, Yankees win ALDS openers, and Deivi Garcia gets a big opportunity
Oct 06, 2020
ALDS & NLDS previews, predictions, and building better booths
Oct 05, 2020
The Padres rally to force Game 3, the A's advance and the Reds can't score
Oct 02, 2020
Pitching shines in Atlanta and early exits for Minnesota and Cleveland
Oct 01, 2020
Clevinger's Injury, Kirilloff's Surprising Promotion & Bieber Gets Hit
Sep 30, 2020
NL Wild Card series breakdowns and LCS, World Series predictions
Sep 29, 2020
Preparing for a different, imperfect postseason with Ken Rosenthal
Sep 28, 2020
A few things we learned in 2020
Sep 24, 2020
Rising Hitters & Early Round Starting Pitchers
Sep 22, 2020
The Playoff Push & Awards Predictions
Sep 21, 2020
Early Bats for 2021 & Endgame Arms for 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Setting the Table for 2021 Pitcher Rankings
Sep 15, 2020
Roberto Clemente Day & Erasing the Stigma
Sep 12, 2020
Struggling Stars & The Sophomore Slump
Sep 10, 2020
Big Misses & Re-Thinking How We Project Future Fantasy Value
Sep 08, 2020
Yankees-Rays Drama & The Most Fun Teams in Baseball
Sep 04, 2020
Ideal Hitter Profiles & Using Statcast to Find Undervalued Players
Sep 03, 2020
2020 Trade Deadline Pu Pu Platter
Sep 01, 2020
The Latest Mets Mess and a Trade Deadline Without Scouts
Aug 28, 2020
Buy-High and Buy-Low Trade Candidates
Aug 27, 2020
A Different Ball, Hitters with Improved K% & Relievers w/Starting Potential
Aug 25, 2020
Baseball's Ratings Bump & The Youth Movement Continues
Aug 21, 2020
Bullpen Breakdowns & Problems with High Fastballs
Aug 20, 2020
Fernando Tatis Jr. is Awesome. Unwritten Rules are Stupid.
Aug 18, 2020
The Cards Take Flight, A Playoff Bubble & Zack Meisel Breaks Down a Strange Week in Cleveland
Aug 14, 2020
Surprising Bats, Bohm Promotion & Broken Profiles
Aug 13, 2020
Pitcher Rankings Risers, Fallers & Hitter K% Concerns
Aug 11, 2020
The Difference A Week Makes
Aug 07, 2020
Reach Rates, Getting Hitters to Chase & Streakiness
Aug 06, 2020
Playing Through the Mess
Aug 04, 2020
Paging Dr. Sarris
Jul 31, 2020
Pearson's Debut, Javier Shines & Cleveland Does It Again
Jul 30, 2020
Baseball in America in 2020
Jul 28, 2020
Juan Soto, Expanded Playoffs, & The Buffalo Jays w/Britt Ghiroli
Jul 24, 2020
Opening Day is Here!
Jul 23, 2020
Lux, Roles in Flux & 2020 Predictions
Jul 21, 2020
Final Draft Prep Weekend
Jul 17, 2020
New Projections & Pitching Questions
Jul 14, 2020
2020 Pitcher Rankings, Part 2
Jul 10, 2020
2020 Pitcher Rankings, Part 1
Jul 07, 2020
Back to the Draft Board!
Jul 02, 2020
Wading Into the Pool
Jul 01, 2020
Embracing the Unknown
Jun 25, 2020
This Podcast is Written in Pencil
Jun 23, 2020
Passing Through the AL East
Jun 18, 2020
Escaping to the NL East
Jun 16, 2020
Day 1 Draft Thoughts
Jun 11, 2020
A Return to the AL West
Jun 09, 2020
Following Through
Jun 04, 2020
Let's Try to Listen to Each Other
Jun 02, 2020
Looking Back at the NL West
May 28, 2020
Strolling Back Through the AL Central
May 26, 2020
Turning Over Stones in the NL Central
May 21, 2020
Running Bananas & Show-Me Pitches
May 19, 2020
Surprise Aces & Learning From the Past
May 15, 2020
Let's Start Using More Chisels
May 12, 2020
How About New Year's on July 4th?
May 07, 2020
KBO Opening Day, Project GOAT Round 2 & Aces
May 05, 2020
The Birds Are Back in Town
Apr 30, 2020
Updated Prospect ETAs
Apr 28, 2020
New Maxes & Different Projections
Apr 23, 2020
Back in '82...
Apr 21, 2020
What About the Minor Leaguers?
Apr 17, 2020
NL DH Options & Hope Tingles
Apr 14, 2020
The Mark Eichhorn Gambit
Apr 09, 2020
An Entire Season in Arizona?
Apr 07, 2020
Wonka Aside...
Apr 02, 2020
We're All Howard Hughes
Mar 31, 2020
Infallible Inflatables
Mar 27, 2020
Training In Isolation
Mar 24, 2020
The Mind Wanders
Mar 19, 2020
Professional Men of Leisure
Mar 18, 2020
Rapid Changes
Mar 12, 2020
Outfield Breakdown, Part 1
Mar 10, 2020
Catcher & Utility-Only Breakdown
Mar 05, 2020
Auction Strategy & LABR Review
Mar 03, 2020
Draft Strategy & Thinking Ahead
Feb 28, 2020
Shortstop Breakdown
Feb 25, 2020
Second Base Breakdown
Feb 20, 2020
Third Base Breakdown
Feb 18, 2020
First Base Breakdown
Feb 13, 2020
The Closer Episode
Feb 11, 2020
Pitcher Week, Part 2!
Feb 06, 2020
Pitcher Week, Part 1!
Feb 04, 2020
On Playing Time & Upside
Jan 30, 2020
Searching for Post-Hype Breakouts
Jan 28, 2020
Ozuna to Atlanta & Tatis to the First Round
Jan 23, 2020
Describe Your Utopia
Jan 21, 2020
Pondering Projection Adjustments
Jan 15, 2020
Robert's Rising Price & Shogo in Cincinnati
Jan 07, 2020
More Teams Enter the Free-Agent Fray
Dec 23, 2019
Rendon, Bumgarner & Kluber Change Zip Codes
Dec 18, 2019
Eno Battles San Diego
Dec 12, 2019
Million Dollar Musical Chairs
Dec 04, 2019
The 2010s: The Fantasy Baseball All-Decade Team
Nov 27, 2019
The Biggest Chip
Nov 20, 2019
Early 2020 Mock & Optimal Dynasty League Settings
Nov 13, 2019
Fire Up the Stove!
Nov 06, 2019