On the Barrel Podcast Episode 4 – Will the Real Jose Altuve Please Stand Up?

Jonathan Metzelaar and Dave Cherman cover everything hitting from the past week, including deep dives on Robinson Cano, Jose Altuve, Paul Godschmidt, Matt Olson, Andrew Benintendi, and many others.

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  • Robinson Cano Injury Impact (5:13)
  • Adrian Beltre hamstring strain / Thoughts on Willie Calhoun (7:42)
  • Ryan Zimmerman to DL / Thoughts on Mark Reynolds (9:22) 
  • Brandon Drury activated and optioned to AAA (12:50) 
  • Adam Eaton ankle surgery (13:57) 
  • Jeimer Candelario to DL (15:03)


  • Franmil Reyes promoted (16:10)
  • Vlad Jr. trolling (18:38) 
  • Future of Blue Jays infield (19:55)
  • Dave’s hitter discipline stats article teaser (21:52)

Player Discussion

  • Paul Goldschmidt (24:40)
  • Andrew Benintendi (32:10)
  • Michael Conforto (37:28) 
  • Jose Altuve (43:10)
  • Matt Olson (52:30)
  • Rhys Hoskins (59:50)

Question of the Week

  • Is Marcell Ozuna turning it around? (1:05:00)
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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