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Rates & Barrels: A show about fantasy baseball

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Rates & Barrels: A show about fantasy baseball

Rates & Barrels: A show about fantasy baseball

The Athletic

9
Followers
152
Plays
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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, on the back fields, and off of the best spreadsheets. Get 40% off a subscription and to The Athletic and receive exclusive episodes of the show: theathletic.com/ratesandbarrels

Latest Episodes

Early Bats for 2021 & Endgame Arms for 2020

Eno and DVR discuss the changes expected among the top-20 hitters for 2021 — including potential risers into that group — and widely-available pitchers that might help in the final 10 days of the season.

69 min3 d ago
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Early Bats for 2021 & Endgame Arms for 2020

Setting the Table for 2021 Pitcher Rankings

Eno and DVR discuss how they're going to build 2021 pitcher rankings coming out of the shortened 2020 season, in an effort to balance risk with injuries, skills, stuff and command.

71 min5 d ago
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Setting the Table for 2021 Pitcher Rankings

Roberto Clemente Day & Erasing the Stigma

Eno, Britt & DVR discuss Roberto Clemente Day, erasing the stigma around mental health, and using baseball as a way to cope. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and Sep. 6 — Sep. 12 is National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or somebody you know is dealing with mental health issues, please reach out to the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

54 min1 w ago
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Roberto Clemente Day & Erasing the Stigma

Struggling Stars & The Sophomore Slump

Eno and DVR discuss several struggling stars -- including a mix of hitters and pitchers -- the 'Sophomore Slump', an intriguing pitching prospect with very good command, and more.

69 min1 w ago
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Struggling Stars & The Sophomore Slump

Big Misses & Re-Thinking How We Project Future Fantasy Value

Eno and DVR discuss the collective 'miss' on Shane Bieber, the challenge of using the 20-80 scale to set expectations for players from a fantasy perspective, the demotion of Dylan Carlson, and more.

56 min1 w ago
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Big Misses & Re-Thinking How We Project Future Fantasy Value

Yankees-Rays Drama & The Most Fun Teams in Baseball

Eno, DVR and Britt discuss this week's drama in the Yankees-Rays' series, the most fun teams in baseball, MLB's improved process for managing the pandemic, Evan Drellich's piece about commissioner Rob Manfred, and what they're looking forward to during the long holiday weekend.

46 min2 w ago
Comments
Yankees-Rays Drama & The Most Fun Teams in Baseball

Ideal Hitter Profiles & Using Statcast to Find Undervalued Players

Eno and DVR discuss what they're looking for in hitter profiles, Statcast-driven Buy Low targets, differences in changeups, and more!

74 min2 w ago
Comments
Ideal Hitter Profiles & Using Statcast to Find Undervalued Players

2020 Trade Deadline Pu Pu Platter

Eno and DVR discuss the fallout from the 2020 trade deadline, including their biggest surprises, individual winner and losers, more messy bullpen situations, and a few intriguing prospects on the move.

63 min2 w ago
Comments
2020 Trade Deadline Pu Pu Platter

The Latest Mets Mess and a Trade Deadline Without Scouts

With DVR on vacation, Eno attemps to Wall Pipp him as lead host. Eno and Britt start off with the latest Mets PR nightmare. They discuss the nations social unrest and how it can effect MLB clubhouses. Then it's on to the trade deadline and what impact a lack of scouting in 2020 will have on moves before Monday's deadline. 1:00 - Brodie Van Wagenen the Wilpons and the Mets 9:48 - Baseball teams make the decision to not play on Thursday 19:00 - Biggest holes teams are facing at the trade deadline 26:00 - How do you trade for prospects without scouts 45:15 - Are scouts sneaking into team facilities?

52 min3 w ago
Comments
The Latest Mets Mess and a Trade Deadline Without Scouts

Buy-High and Buy-Low Trade Candidates

Michael Beller fills in for the vacationing DVR on this episode of Rates & Barrels. Beller and Eno dive into buy-high and buy-low trade candidates on this episode, but first they address walkouts across the league, as MLB players use their platforms to give voice to the call for racial justice.

66 min3 w ago
Comments
Buy-High and Buy-Low Trade Candidates

Latest Episodes

Early Bats for 2021 & Endgame Arms for 2020

Eno and DVR discuss the changes expected among the top-20 hitters for 2021 — including potential risers into that group — and widely-available pitchers that might help in the final 10 days of the season.

69 min3 d ago
Comments
Early Bats for 2021 & Endgame Arms for 2020

Setting the Table for 2021 Pitcher Rankings

Eno and DVR discuss how they're going to build 2021 pitcher rankings coming out of the shortened 2020 season, in an effort to balance risk with injuries, skills, stuff and command.

71 min5 d ago
Comments
Setting the Table for 2021 Pitcher Rankings

Roberto Clemente Day & Erasing the Stigma

Eno, Britt & DVR discuss Roberto Clemente Day, erasing the stigma around mental health, and using baseball as a way to cope. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and Sep. 6 — Sep. 12 is National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or somebody you know is dealing with mental health issues, please reach out to the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

54 min1 w ago
Comments
Roberto Clemente Day & Erasing the Stigma

Struggling Stars & The Sophomore Slump

Eno and DVR discuss several struggling stars -- including a mix of hitters and pitchers -- the 'Sophomore Slump', an intriguing pitching prospect with very good command, and more.

69 min1 w ago
Comments
Struggling Stars & The Sophomore Slump

Big Misses & Re-Thinking How We Project Future Fantasy Value

Eno and DVR discuss the collective 'miss' on Shane Bieber, the challenge of using the 20-80 scale to set expectations for players from a fantasy perspective, the demotion of Dylan Carlson, and more.

56 min1 w ago
Comments
Big Misses & Re-Thinking How We Project Future Fantasy Value

Yankees-Rays Drama & The Most Fun Teams in Baseball

Eno, DVR and Britt discuss this week's drama in the Yankees-Rays' series, the most fun teams in baseball, MLB's improved process for managing the pandemic, Evan Drellich's piece about commissioner Rob Manfred, and what they're looking forward to during the long holiday weekend.

46 min2 w ago
Comments
Yankees-Rays Drama & The Most Fun Teams in Baseball

Ideal Hitter Profiles & Using Statcast to Find Undervalued Players

Eno and DVR discuss what they're looking for in hitter profiles, Statcast-driven Buy Low targets, differences in changeups, and more!

74 min2 w ago
Comments
Ideal Hitter Profiles & Using Statcast to Find Undervalued Players

2020 Trade Deadline Pu Pu Platter

Eno and DVR discuss the fallout from the 2020 trade deadline, including their biggest surprises, individual winner and losers, more messy bullpen situations, and a few intriguing prospects on the move.

63 min2 w ago
Comments
2020 Trade Deadline Pu Pu Platter

The Latest Mets Mess and a Trade Deadline Without Scouts

With DVR on vacation, Eno attemps to Wall Pipp him as lead host. Eno and Britt start off with the latest Mets PR nightmare. They discuss the nations social unrest and how it can effect MLB clubhouses. Then it's on to the trade deadline and what impact a lack of scouting in 2020 will have on moves before Monday's deadline. 1:00 - Brodie Van Wagenen the Wilpons and the Mets 9:48 - Baseball teams make the decision to not play on Thursday 19:00 - Biggest holes teams are facing at the trade deadline 26:00 - How do you trade for prospects without scouts 45:15 - Are scouts sneaking into team facilities?

52 min3 w ago
Comments
The Latest Mets Mess and a Trade Deadline Without Scouts

Buy-High and Buy-Low Trade Candidates

Michael Beller fills in for the vacationing DVR on this episode of Rates & Barrels. Beller and Eno dive into buy-high and buy-low trade candidates on this episode, but first they address walkouts across the league, as MLB players use their platforms to give voice to the call for racial justice.

66 min3 w ago
Comments
Buy-High and Buy-Low Trade Candidates
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