On the Barrel Podcast Episode 29 – Tommy Fan

Jonathan Metzelaar, Dave Cherman, and Austin Bristow II cover their hitter picks from the second half of the Pitcher List Expert Mock Draft.

Jonathan Metzelaar, Dave Cherman, and Austin Bristow II recap their hitter picks from the latter half of the Pitcher List Expert Mock Draft, with deep dives on Yasiel Puig, Trey Mancini, Cavan Biggio, Salvador Perez, Tommy Pham, David Peralta, and Yandy Diaz.

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  • 2:30 – Yasiel Puig
  • 7:30 – Is Puig someone who customarily struggles in cold weather?
  • 10:25 – How might Puig be impacted by his new home ballpark?
  • 13:50 – Ozuna vs. Puig
  • 15:00 The draft advantage of knowing a player’s injury history
  • 16:10 – Laureano vs. Puig
  • 17:20 – Pham vs. Puig
  • 18:35 – Pham vs. Laureano
  • 20:15 – Impact of San Diego trade on Pham’s stolen bases
  • 21:00 – Trey Mancini
  • 25:00 – How dependable are Mancini’s counting stats?
  • 28:25 – Mancini vs. Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana
  • 30:45 – Cavan Biggio
  • 34:25 – Is Biggio too patient?
  • 39:00 – Can Biggio hit above .250 this season?
  • 41:35 – Eduardo Escobar vs. Biggio
  • 44:15 – Salvador Perez
  • 48:45 – David Peralta
  • 53:35 – Yandy Diaz
  • 59:15 – Most surprising picks from the latter rounds
  • 1:03:00 – What should we have done differently in this draft in retrospect?

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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