32 episodes

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

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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

    Wonka Aside...

    Wonka Aside...

    Eno and DVR discuss an idea for a musical spin on Project GOAT, spring training pitching observations, and a round of mailbag questions focusing on the values of starting pitching as a whole, the baseball that will be used in 2020, and more. The show concludes with a special installment of Beer of the Week.

    • 54 min
    We're All Howard Hughes

    We're All Howard Hughes

    Eno and DVR discuss a few March movers, the shape of production and resulting changes in player values for a shortened season, potentially rising interest in top-end closers, and some challenges in ranking organizational ability to develop talent.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Infallible Inflatables

    Infallible Inflatables

    Eno and DVR discuss Thor's need for Tommy John surgery, the demotions of Michael Kopech, Brendan McKay, and Nate Lowe, Spencer Howard's path to a regular rotation spot, lingering concerns about Aaron Judge and Griffin Canning, and much more!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Training In Isolation

    Training In Isolation

    Eno and DVR discuss their upcoming 30-team Out of the Park simulation, the increase in Korean Baseball Organization livestreams, and the challenge players are facing to train for an eventual start of the season while in isolation.

    • 51 min
    The Mind Wanders

    The Mind Wanders

    Eno and DVR discuss a handful of random topics on their minds this week, and answer questions about a shortened season, draft-and-hold leagues, how to prepare for a keeper/dynasty league push, and more!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Professional Men of Leisure

    Professional Men of Leisure

    Eno and DVR explain Pierre Becquey's #ProjectGOAT Challenge, and open up a competition for Rates & Barrels listeners. Plus, they discuss surprises based on the 2019 ACES metric, and some of the biggest potential power losers if the juiced ball goes away in 2020.

    • 58 min

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