On the Barrel Podcast Episode 23 – Big League Chu

Jonathan Metzelaar and Scott Chu dive deep on some hot and cold hitters including Jose Ramirez, Shohei Ohtani, Mike Moustakas, Ian Desmond, Bryan Reynolds, and Kyle Schwarber.

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  • 0:40– Welcome Scott Chu/An introduction to Fantasy Curling
  • 3:20 – How to evaluate high-average slap hitters like DJ LeMahieu and Jeff McNeil in non-points formats
  • 10:50 – Jose Ramirez
  • 14:20 – Aside on Statcast pages and expected stats
  • 22:50 – Jose Ramirez expectations
  • 28:19 – Mike Moustakas
  • 35:30 – Moustakas or Alonso?
  • 37:45 – Moustakas or Voit?
  • 39:14 – Bryan Reynolds
  • 47:00 Shohei Ohtani
  • 55:20 – Ian Desmond
  • 1:04:30 – Kyle Schwarber
Jonathan Metzelaar

Jonathan Metzelaar is a writer and content manager with Pitcher List, and co-host of the On the Barrel podcast. 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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