Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Jared
2:21
Anyone to get excited about in the Tigers system besides Burrows and Stewart?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:22
If they sign Manning then him. I like Mike Gerber too.
Mike
2:22
Do you think Kevin Newman can develop any more power, or remain a hit tool-oriented player?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:24
I thought coming out of UofA that he could unlock more power with a relatively simple tweak to his footwork but never thought it'd be better than 4 game power, if that. He's a good bat who plays SS.
Big Joe Montferrant
2:24
What are your thoughts on Domingo Acevedo?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:25
High-leverage stuff but relief-only for me.
Thatguy
2:25
Will Michael Reed ever hit for power?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:25
Nope, bat path doesn't allow for it consistently.
Alex
2:25
Do you think either Ryan Mountcastle or Yu-Cheng Chang can stay at SS long term? And do you see either as having enough bat to survive a position switch?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:25
I think they both move.
2:26
Enough bat? Yes but I'm more confident in Chang's than Mountcastle's. Lot of projecting has to be done to like Mountcastle, but I did pre-draft.
spencer kieboom
2:26
How attractive is my brother?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:27
Nats broadcasters themselves used the word "heartthrob" so that's probably at least a 60 bone structure, right?
Q-Ball
2:27
I go to Cape Cod for 2 weeks every summer. How important is the Cape Cod league from a scouting perspective? The games are great, l drag the family as many times as I can....
Eric A Longenhagen
2:28
It's very important, especially those who want to see how things look with wood bats and for kids whose performances the next spring are clouded by quality of competition.
Mike
2:28
Think Aaron Judge can adjust and make it to be an above average regular for the Yankees?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:29
Yes but he looks very uncomfortable at the plate right now. And, I can't believe I'm saying this about a guy his size, I think he has some plate coverage issues.
Chris
2:29
Is Atlanta's farm system overrated to you? They have incredible depth but no real potential stars. Depth can only be worth so much.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:31
I would disagree with the support you provided for our question. They have half a dozen guys throwing in the mid-90s with good breaking stuff. I've considered heading to Orlando for insrtux just to see their guys.
Jack
2:31
Where would Mickey moniak rank in the Phillies system?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:32
#2 behind Crawford.
Ross
2:32
Do you think the Mariners have an above average major league in their farm system? If yes who?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:33
If you made me pick one I'd say Kyle Lewis. That system is slowly starting to climb.
Alex
2:33
Would you name a couple guys you have a (possibly irrational) love for relative to the rest of the industry?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:35
Scott Kingery, Bryson Brigman are the two bigs ones.
Jon Targ
2:35
Do you have any opinions on any Yankee prospect (whether higher or lower) that is different from the vast majority?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:36
I like Dustin Fowler a bit more than the consensus and think some of the talk surrounding James Kaprielian being a top of the rotation starter was a little rich.
Rick
2:37
What do you think of Josh Ockimey's start to the season? Stat line looks like he's improved both his game power and plate discipline
Eric A Longenhagen
2:38
Ockimey was a Philly high school kid so I saw a bunch of him pre-draft and I liked him. Had a knack for power to all fields and was a huge kid. Philly isn't exactly baseball-rich and I think what you're seeing is the kid starting to make adjustments.
BS
2:39
Did you learn anything working with K Law, or were you on equal experience with him?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:41
I learned a ton about sourcing. organizing, balancing baseball with family, the politics of the industry and, most importantly, what light filters are best for the pictures of your food.
Rean Shudy
2:41
how do you see guys like Frankie Montas and Micah Johnson fitting in with the Dodgers now or in 2017? or are they spare parts on a big-budget team?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:42
I think Montas ends up in relief and Johnson is a 4.
GPT
2:42
Is Adalberto Mejia changing minds around the league who were skeptical of him sticking as a starter in the majors? I think you weren't one of those people.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:43
He was sure locating and sequencing like a big leaguer in the Fall League. Stuff plays fine, he's a fourth starter for me.
Zach
2:43
Based on YTD performance, who has elevated their prospect status the most?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:44
Good question, we're probably at or approaching the point where we name names with confidence. I'll say Yohander Mendez.
Dre
2:44
Do you think any of Kyle Zimmer, Dylan Bundy, and Hunter Harvey will get past their injury histories and pitch near the top of a big league rotation?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:45
Sadly, no. If one of them somehow did it I'd be very happy.
Alex
2:45
Gilbert Lara done anything to prove his signing dollars yet?
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