Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
2:11
Yes, there's an AL East team that had plans last year to eliminate scouting in ASia entirely and just do work from video while others are chomping at the bit to mine talent in Korea and Japan because, statistically, the people there are getting bigger.
Joe
2:11
Is Carson the voice of Marvin the Martian?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:12
Yes and I do Kirk Van Houten
Mike C
2:12
Who do you like better long-term, Juan Soto or Leodys Taveras?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:12
Leodys
Jimmy
2:13
Can Chris Okey be a starting MLB catcher?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:13
Saw him yesterday and I think so, though he certainly has things to work on. Corky Miller was watching him closely yesterday so I assume Okey's development is a priority for them.
Mickey
2:14
As a dad of a 3 year old, I recommend Fall League to everyone. Great for the kid without the crowds of Spring Training.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:15
I cannot deny this, though please keep human children away from me. Thank you.
Eno Ray Jepsen
2:15
Are you more excited to see Moncada work on his defense or adjusting to breaking balls?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:15
Defense
Joe
2:15
Were there any surprise sleepers at Braves Instructs?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:15
Yeah hold on let me grab my notes to make sure I don't miss anyone....
2:17
Okay, Jeremy Walker. 90-94 with heavy sink, above verage slider 86-88 with tight late movement, albeit short. Average curveball, mid-to-upper 70s. No changeups, but if he can locate those breaking balls he'll get lefties out.
Also this Acuna guy. Anyone heard of this guy, Acuna?
Andy
2:18
I hardly ever read about Imani Abdullah but when I do it's always about how great he looks. What's his future potential?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:18
A real long term project but yeah, good body, low-90s, curveball feel. Just raw
Andy
2:18
Who should the Dodgers be more excited about: Bellinger, Verdugo, Calhoun, or Alvarez?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:20
If I were a GM and were trying to trade for Alvarez and Friedman told me I'd have to eat a pair of Tommy LaSorda's underwear from 1984 as part of the deal, I'd make the deal.
2:21
Okay everyone, time for instructs. Thanks for your questions this week, I will see you tonight for the AL Wild Card chat here on the site, stopwatch in hand.
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