On the Barrel Podcast Episode 11 – What a Mets

Jonathan Metzelaar is joined by Scott Chu for another hitter-focused On The Barrel podcast, covering recent news as well as deep dives into Tommy Pham, Corey Dickerson, Whit Merrifield, Ian Desmond, Jose Peraza, and Rougned Odor.

Jonathan Metzelaar and Scott Chu (@chusephesquire) cover all things hitting from the past week, including injuries to Yoenis Cespedes and DJ LeMahieu, and deep dives on Rougned Odor, Ian Desmond, Tommy Pham, and more.

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  • Introduction to Scott Chu (1:14)
  • Weekly Mets rant (2:25)


  • Justin Turner to DL. Alex Verdugo recalled (4:15)
  • Yoenis Cespedes to the DL. Jeff McNeil recalled (6:20)
  • Kolten Wong to DL. Thoughts on how Cardinals infield shakes out rest-of-season (10:00)
  • DJ LeMahieu to the DL. Thoughts on Garrett Hampson (12:25)

Player Analysis

  • Rougned Odor (17:15)
  • Corey Dickerson (24:10)
  • Whit Merrifield (31:18)
  • Tommy Pham (38:15)
  • Ian Desmond (44:00)
  • Jose Peraza (51:00)

Community Questions

  • What’s up with Marcell Ozuna? (56:28)

Jonathan Metzelaar

Jonathan Metzelaar is a writer, content manager, and podcaster with Pitcher List. He enjoys long walks on the beach, quiet dinners by candlelight, and essentially any other activity that will distract him from the perpetual torture of being a New York Mets fan. He's written for Fangraphs Community Research and created Youtube videos about fantasy baseball under the moniker "Jonny Baseball."

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