Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
2:21
He has looked really good defensively and I think if he's a 7 defender at 2B (is that even a thing? I guess it is) then I'll live with the horrendous approach and occasional power production every day. But Albies is still a better prospect.
Andy
2:21
What are the top 5 prospect pools right now?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:23
1. Sarah's pool, because of the basketball hoop
2. Eric's pool (plus floating devices)
3. Tyrone Poole
I'm out of pools
VandyMan
2:23
AZ's Jared Miller climbed a lot of levels this year. Had a chance to see him? Could he be a high leverage reliever?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:23
I don't think so.
Andy
2:24
Which minor league team had the most talent? You can use this season's rosters or where they are projected to start next season.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:24
Hartford and Lehigh Valley were pretty good. Billings had some guys come thru late in the year that made for a fun roster
Philip from New New York
2:25
Prospect lists? I'm pretty excited for them so I was just wondering when we might get some.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:25
Dbacks are Thursday (or at some point this week, pretty sure it's going to be thursday). It's done, we're all just trying to figure out how to make it look pretty right now.
TD
2:26
Besides Jason Groome, what other potential starting pitching prospects are in the Red Sox lower levels that you are high on?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:26
Shawaryn looked solid at instrux
Mike
2:26
What did you project from lindor when you saw him?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:27
I had him as the #1 prospect in the game ahead of Bryant, Russell and Correa. He was the most explosive defender I've seen and was pretty clearly going to hit .300+ with 12-15 homers.
Pat
2:27
Do you think James Kaprielian has the ceiling of a top 25 starter?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:27
Yes
He was 94-97 with a plus slider and changeup last week. It's really good.
ryan
2:28
what factors do you consider when assigning risk grades?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:29
Proximity to the Majors, injury history, riskiness of the skillset, maybe makeup if I have good sources for it
Zack
2:29
If you could get Gleyber or Frazier from the Yanks, who are you taking?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:29
Torres
Jose
2:30
Whats your taken on Rowdy Tellez? Is he polarizing amount scouts? That stat line combined with ARL is enticing, but word is the bat speed will get exploited in the majors. Thoughts?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:30
The latter scenario
Todd
2:30
What are your thoughts on Isan Diaz? After watching him in Appleton this year, I am convinced he is the Brewers #1 prospect?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:31
I'd have Brinson ahead of him but that might be it, especially given Corey Ray's meniscus injury.
J
2:31
Can Torres stick at SS?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:32
Haven't seen anything yet in AFL that would indicate he can't.
Guest
2:32
Why should Dodger fans be excited about Cody Bellinger? I want to get hyped, but big power numbers in the minors have a tendency to be misleading.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:32
He has plus bat speed and really good feel for making airborne contact, he's just going to swing and miss a lot. It's fine to be excited but this isn't the next Albert Pujols or anything like that.
turner bleacher creature
2:33
What's your take on Anthony Banda? Apparently he was up to 95 this year, and the results were excellent. Mid-rotation upside as soon as 2017?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:34
He's #1 on the Dbacks prospect list. Was up to 96 in an inning stint at the Futures Game but mostly low-90s, above average curveball, average change. #4 starter profile, pretty close to the bigs, a solid average arm.
Pat
2:34
Have you evaluated Nick Solak? Obviously fairly old for levels but seemed to be a good hitter. Could he be a DJ Lemahieu caliber bat?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:35
Doesn't have that kind of power. Potential 6 hit, but he was taken as an underslot guy to make room for Rutherford's bonus, not as talented as where his draft position indicates.
Jack C.
2:35
With all of the prospects you know and follow, have you ever entertained the idea of being an advisor/agent? Why or why not?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:35
Don't have the temperament for that job.
Jeb
2:36
Which prospect did you and colleague Keith Law disagree on the most when you worked together? What drove the difference in opinion?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:36
Bo Bichette. We disagreed about whether or not he'd hit. Strongly.
Loose Seal
2:36
Do you think the Red Sox would ever move their HiA team to Ft. Myers?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:37
Probably not unless the Twins moved it out of there. I like Fort Myers but can't see it supporting two minor league teams.
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