2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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Bernie
10:06
Eric, what do you make of prospects getting somewhat unexpectedly challenging assignments? The rumor is that the Brewers are sending Mario Feliciano to Low A as an 18 year old C. Should I take that as they love him, they have no one else, or a little of both?
Craig Edwards
10:06
Probably the last Yandy Diaz AB of the night
Eric A Longenhagen
10:07
It's usually seen as a good sign, that the org wants to challenge the player and that they have confidence he'll find ways to compete.
bosoxforlife
10:07
I have been here since the first pitch Eric and will help bring you home. Sam Travis or Jake Bauers?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:07
Bauers
Beasy Bee
10:07
Carson here for 0 Diaz at bats,
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
10:07
Carson broke a promise to come back. Does he have a 20 punctuality grade?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:08
The mustache creates drag, slows him down.
kevinthecomic
10:08
OH what a play by Keuchel on the Martin attempted bunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Craig Edwards
10:08
he is quite good defensively
Jordan
10:08
Eric can you give me a profile on Tellez? Literally had not heard about him till sp and now he's all I keep hearing about
Eric A Longenhagen
10:09
Jays list should run tomorrow or Wednesday. It's in the can, just needs Carson's touch. I feel as though I wrote very fairly about him, given my skepticism in the past.
Minty
10:09
From a scouting standpoint, who's better right now between Naquin and Zimmer?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:09
Zimmer is the better prospect but the bat needs polish. He's a huge man with long, Wethian levers and strikes out a ton.
Werthian*
10:10
I'm primarily on Angels/A's but expect you all to keep me posted on pertinent doings in the other games.
Craig Edwards
10:10
Cleveland takes 6-5 lead.
Eric A Longenhagen
10:12
Back to back singles for Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun (who swung at first pitch after Graveman went 3-0 to Yunel the prior PA)
Craig Edwards
10:12
Cleveland adds another, up 7-5. Could be 2 consecutive games where they score 7. Last time it wasn't enough.
MCL
10:13
too soon craig
J
10:14
Eric where would Bird, Sanchez and Severino rank on the Yankees prospect list if they still retained their status?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:15
Bird would be in the 50s, Sanchez would be up top, Severino I'd have to sit and go over the injury history, find starters with comparable deilveries, dig in and figure it out after a lot of thought.
Doobs
10:16
not soon enough craig
Craig Edwards
10:16
make it 8.
10:17
Okay, there's no way Cleveland blows this so I'm going to sign out of this chat and leave things to Eric. Thanks for all the questions and enjoy your evening.
Eric A Longenhagen
10:18
Ryon Healy at DH today for Oakland, think he's a better fit at 1B than 3B. I have to think, Yonder Alonso gets booted from the lineup if Matt Chapman hits his way to the bigs this year.
wizard
10:19
What to make of these 97, 98 mph gun readings for Graveman? Heard he was touching 98 in ST too, or I'd just assume readings were running hot. Given his already excellent GB tendencies, could this newfound velocity be a BFD for him?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:20
They're legit. Has been 95-97 per the statcast data on baseballsavant
kevinthecomic
10:20
OK, who knows anything about Alex Claudio?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:21
He throws a ridiculous changeup
E
10:22
Anyone also watching the ncaa championship tonight?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:22
I am not, but go Tar Heels.
10:23
1-2-3 for Ricky Nolasco, whose curveball looks good.
Pie
10:23
Eric: could you say a few things about Chance Sisco and/or Ryan McMahon?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:24
Sisco is likely to catch, almost certain to hit. Hasn't been catching that long and made great strides.
10:25
McMahon sure has a pretty swing. But I saw him swing and miss so much last fall that I'm off it. Scouts aren't, though. Too much power to bail for the ones I've spoken to that are.
Sam
10:25
What does DD inevitable spend to get Eric Hosner at the deadline. Devers?
Eric A Longenhagen
10:26
I thought about exactly this as I made my AL East division pick.
Dan
10:26
How does someone like Miguel Diaz not get protected? Stuff looks ridiculous
Eric A Longenhagen
10:26
Inconsistent strike thrower and was hurt a lot.
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