Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
11:51
No. Fowler might come close, though.
Braves fan
11:51
How real is Patrick weigel
Eric A Longenhagen
11:52
Has been up to 99, four viable big league pitches, just needs to improve command. It's real but volatile.
nb
11:53
Hey Eric - What (if any) first impressions are you hearing about the GCL Phillies top 2016 picks (Moniak, Gowdy, and Stobbe)? Thanks!
Eric A Longenhagen
11:53
Basically the same as pre-draft reports.
Guest
11:53
How would you grade Brock Stewart's fastball, changeup, and slider/cutter and what do you think his upside is? FB looks super impressive with great arm-side run and good velo difference/fade with the change up.
Eric A Longenhagen
11:53
plus fastball, plus cutter, fringe to average change
Greg
11:54
Jose de Leon ready?
Eric A Longenhagen
11:55
I think he's ready in a sense that he has very little to learn from more starts at Triple-A but I wouldn't expect him to dominate in the big leagues like he has in the PCL.
Sammy Sooser
11:55
Have you seen Oscar Arzaga pitch? Any takeaways?
Eric A Longenhagen
11:55
Yeah, last night. Touched 94, flashed an average slider.
MC Hammer
11:56
Does Amed Rosario have a higher ceiling than JP Crawford or his Rosario just flashing more power now?
Eric A Longenhagen
11:56
I do think Rosario has more upside than Crawford specifically because of the raw power.
Joe
11:56
Ceiling for Lucas Erceg?
Eric A Longenhagen
11:56
above average everyday 3B
Stuafoo
11:57
Who is the top woman prospect in baseball?
Eric A Longenhagen
11:57
Probably French SS Melissa Mayeux
Erik
11:58
Many of your responses, specifically about players' bodies, seem remarkably similar to the scouts made fun of in Moneyball (selling jeans, etc.). Were those bits of the book misguided, or are you doing something different that I can't tell?
Eric A Longenhagen
11:59
I think Lewis' book was trying to hammer home a point and did it a little too well. I think that book was a net negative for the A's and probably baseball in general but it's also a huge reason why I'm here.
Dylan
11:59
What do you think of the A's system overall? I feel like a lot of their prospects are close to the majors, which do you see having a major impact?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:02
I think they had a good deadline and did well in Latin America this year. The draft, I thought, was fine. Good value to get Puk where they did, even if I'm not his biggest fan. Jeffries has looked good since returning from injury.
Andrew
12:02
Have you revised your projection of Urias based on his relatively quick adjustments in the majors?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:02
Nope, I'm good with it.
Jose
12:03
Based solely on the bat, pick one of Kyle Lewis or Jorge Ona
Eric A Longenhagen
12:03
Lewis
OKay I have to get to the West Valley for a 10am start. See you all next week.
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