Eric Longenhagen Prospect Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:41
Papers have been written on the subject and are available online.
Kirk
1:41
What are your thoughts on Sal Romano? Does he have the stuff to stay in the Reds' rotation long-term?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:42
I tend to think he's a reliever but he has exceeded my expectations a bit this year and some think he could be a #4 starter
AM
1:42
What do you think of James Kaprielian going forward post injury?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:43
Can't say until he's back
1:44
Okay, I've been at this for nearly two hours so I'm going to rapid fire as many as I can for the next 15 minutes, then I need to prepare to pod with Cistulli....
DMoney
1:45
What is the most badass name of a prospect you've come across?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:45
There are just so many of them. Brusdar Graterol is my favorite right now
Johnny5Alive
1:45
Does Buehler still come up as a reliever this year? Or, does he get a shot in the rotation when another dodger starter inevitably goes on the DL?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:46
I think it's more likely that you see him as a reliever but they've handled his innings so carefully this year that maybe that feel comfortable letting him go for 5 innings. I think a lot of it depends on how the kid feels, how his stuff looks as the year goes on. Not set in stone just now.
dominikk85
1:46
Kind of a late question about the draft: were would hunter greene ranked as a hitter compared to the other hs hitters beck, lewis and adell?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:47
Somewhere in the middle of the first round. I'd have had the names you mentioned ahead of him.
Jared
1:47
Jeren Kendall has hit well for 5 games in Ogden. Future HoF?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:47
Inarguably
Stros Fan
1:47
Out of these 3, Austin Hays, Colton welker and Keibert Ruiz. Which one has highest ceiling, lowest floor and most likely to hit their projection. Who has increased their projection the most? Thanks!
Eric A Longenhagen
1:48
Ruiz has the highest ceiling as a catcher who can hit. Welker has raised his stock most for me of the three. I like Hays but think his approach might be exposed eventually
1:49
I like Oscar Arzaga a bit, the kids they drafted look alright and I've flagged Alfredo Tavarez for performance but haven't seen him yet.
Jacoby Jars
1:50
I've watched Nick Williams make hard contact all over the field, and he has HR power everywhere. Why was a guy with this hit/power combo off all the preseason lists?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:50
Career-long approach issues
Kristen
1:51
How would you prioritize proximity to the bigs v.and ceiling?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:52
I'm a ceiling guy, which is why I like the Future Value system previously used here because it forces me to look at the proximity aspect moreso than I would if left to my own devices
Dan
1:52
Sixto Sanchez getting lots of buzz. How close do you think Medina is in terms of upside?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:52
I actually think, just on upside, it's pretty close. Medina has better secondaries.
whyteshooz
1:53
There's been some buzz about the possibility of the Yanks promoting Chance Adams. What are your thoughts on that happening and his long term keeper dynasty value?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:54
93-96, plus slider, above average curveball. Wrote him up here: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/instagraphs/daily-prospect-notes-61/
1:55
I know scouts who think the Yankees should just call him up instead of looking for an arm on the trade market. He needs to add another sequence or two but a new pitching coach and battery mate might get him there. League average starter for me, maybe a tick above.
Dan R
1:56
Aramis Ademan seems to be a name popping up in a lot of places. Any thoughts on him?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:56
Really like him. Chance for plus hit, average power and to stay on the middle infield somewhere.
Nate Pontician
1:57
You mentioned in a "Good Phight" podcast, that you've never been too high on Nick Williams, but you'd be interested in what he could do. So, what are your thoughts so far?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:58
So far so good. I do think he'll post well below average on base numbers but might hit enough that he's still a good everyday guy. Say hi to the family for me.
Nate J.
1:58
Is there a reason why you're not a fan of Josh Naylor? He's hit very well in AA (SSS I know) and looks to profile well at 1B
Eric A Longenhagen
1:58
Don't think he's a good athlete and has no margin for error as a 1B-only guy.
justin
1:59
Andrew Knizner is quietly putting up a nice season in the Cardinals system, does he have the glove to stick at C?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:59
What I've heard from scouts suggests he does not.
Alex
1:59
Nick Neidert recently got called up to AA, what is his upside?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:00
#3/4. Pitchability, plus change, plus command
Markus
2:00
Assuming good health, who ya got, Espinoza or Morejon?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:00
Espinoza, but it's close.
2:02
There are many more interesting questions in the queue but I must depart. Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you next Tuesday. Drink full and descend.
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