The Breakdown Meter (with no Meter)

Looking at players who have not justified their high draft cost

Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) take a look at the latest news and notes, discuss some fun prospects, and then dive into a handful of players whose top 100 draft price looks like a waste as of now.

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1:05Elly De La Cruz is here and he’s great, and he’s a part of a great generation; plus a look at the Corbin Carroll and the NLROY…and maybe MVP?

13:57 – Some prospect trade chatter featuring Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Colton Cowser, and Jordan Westburg

22:32 – It’s episode 103 – we gotta talk jersey numbers!

24:43 – Another prospect trade discussion, this time involving Junior Caminero, James Wood, and Jackson Chourio and why “none of the above” is the right answer.

31:20 – Injury news – Vinnie Pasquantino and what you do with him

39:38 – And a quick look at Chris Sale, Aaron Judge and Pete Alonso

47:53 – Players drafted in the top 100 picks currently sitting outside the top 200 on the ESPN Player Rater

50:26 – The multi-year slide from Trea Turner

57:15Kyle Schwarber is still the same guy

1:05:27Andrés Giménez is finding his way

1:08:55 – Even if you want to buy Michael Harris II, what’s the right price?

1:17:37Sandy Alcantara trade value, particularly in Ottoneu

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Chad Young

Chad is a long-time fantasy player and baseball fan, who learned to love the game watching 100 loss teams in the truly awful Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Chad writes Going Deep for Pitcher List and co-hosts the Keep or Kut podcast on the Pitcher List Podcast Network. Chad is also one of the creators of ottoneu and you can hear him on the Ottobot Podcast and read his work on FanGraphs.

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