On the Barrel Podcast Episode 10 – There’s No Crying in Baseball

Jonathan Metzelaar and Dave Cherman return with another hitter-focused On The Barrel podcast, covering recent news as well as deep dives into Stephen Piscotty, Wilmer Flores, Carlos Gonzalez, Odubel Herrera, Jesse Winker, and Niko Goodrum.

Dave Cherman and Jonathan Metzelaar cover all things hitting from the past week, including injuries to Rafael Devers and Logan Morrison, and deep dives on Jesse Winker, Odubel Herrera, Wilmer Flores, Stephen Piscotty, and more.

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  • Rant: Why are MLB managers so dumb? (1:04)
  • Ken Giles demoted (6:01)


  • Rafael Devers to DL with left shoulder information (8:00)
  • Logan Morrison to the DL with left hip impingement / Thoughts on Willians Astudillo and Twins offense (10:55)
  • Gary Sanchez to start rehab assignment Sunday (14:40)
  • Carlos Correa close to a rehab assignment (15:15)
  • Yoenis Cespedes running the bases, taking grounders at first base (16:40)

Player Analysis

Community Questions

  • What players do you expect to improve and fall off in the second half? (56:10)

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."

2 responses to “On the Barrel Podcast Episode 10 – There’s No Crying in Baseball”

  1. Paul says:

    Piscotty, Jake Bauers, kiermaier? Points league ROS. Thoughts?

    • Jonathan Metzelaar says:

      I think Kiermaier has the highest ceiling in terms of counting stats (~15 HR, 25 SB), so I’d go him there.

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