Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Cole
12:34
What's the current outlook on Jorge Lopez? Another year in the minors no doubt, but starter/reliever? Bust or rebound?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:35
Stuff is so tantalizing but he just can't keep that delivery together.
Dude Abides
12:35
Please provide CV/FV grades for these alternative main dishes: Turducken, Tofurkey, fish.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:36
Haven't done turducken, so I'll leave that to John Madden for evaluation. My wife doesn't eat meat and, I swear to you, her go-to is called a "Celebration Log" and it is horrifying. 20. Turkey or nothing for me.
Andrew
12:37
How excited should the Mets be about Amed Rosario?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:37
Somewhere between "Loving embrace" and "Hard Day's Night Opening Scene"
Loose Seal
12:38
Your FV on Hoffman went from 65 in August to 55 today; did he really look that underwhelming in his MLB stint.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:38
He did, it was a huge bummer. But a 55 is still an above average starter.
The Decadent Moose
12:38
I dry-brine the bird. Too much added moisture screws with the texture of the meat.

As far as baseball, it there a specific PA/IP threshold for the prospects list. i.e. David Dahl's 200 PAs or is it more about preponderance of available information and witnesses as to why he's not profiled?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
I use rookie eligibility, so 130 PAs, 50 IP, etc..
Dude Abides
12:39
Do you prefer Kiriloff or Rutherford and why?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
Rutherford. More confidence in the bat.
Matt
12:40
Has the shine waned for the Gilbert Lara star?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:40
I saw him whack the hell out of some balls late in instrux for the first time since early in the 2015 AZL. I welcomed it and remain hopeful, if skeptical.
Dude Abides
12:40
Is there any structure to which prospect lists you are releasing?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:41
Going by division.
GSon
12:41
Thanks for having this chat.. While this may be jumping the gun, does Tristan McKenzie supplant Bradley Zimmer as the Indians # 1 prospect.. already or by mid season?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:43
Zimmer has big power, can play center field and has reached the upper levels. That's going to be tough to put beneath McKenzie as much as I love him and worry about Zimmer's swing and miss.
DN
12:43
Is the order you do the list set/posted somewhere?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:44
Nope
soaktherich
12:44
Is Trey Ball still salvageable as a pitcher? Is it possible to start him over as an OF?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:44
Low-90s, average cutter and curveball. I'd let him continue to pitch, stuff isn't bad.
Hank
12:44
CF of the future in Colorado: David Dahl or Raimel Tapia? Does Dahl profile better than Tapia at a corner?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:45
Dahl.
Robert
12:45
Besides Jahmai Jones, are there any Angels recent draftees you like?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:45
Chris Rodriguez
Bobby Newport
12:45
I know you probably haven't given much thought to your top 100 list just yet but how many 2016 draft guys do you think you'll put on the list?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:46
Probably 6-8
Kane
12:46
Would you say at this point Ronald Acuna is a top-100 caliber prospect?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:46
Yes
Brian
12:46
Think you are the high guy on pedro gonzalez or is No. 7 not that high?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
Wouldn't surprise me if I was. That's the kind of player I like.
Dock Ellis
12:47
Why has Willans Astudo (sp?) never given a chance in the MLB? His contact rate seems historic.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
His walk rates are historically low and he has no position. He's a treasure but not a big leaguer.
Larry
12:48
Has anything in Arizona changed your mind on Travis Demeritte's offensive potential?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:48
Nope. Still has big raw power, still swings at everything.
MeDeKe
12:49
Follow up to Reds rebuild question - while many of their current SP targets are likely RPs (Iglesias, Lorenzen, even Finnegan), Cody Reed still projects as an above-average SP going forward, yes? Thanks!
Eric A Longenhagen
12:49
Only Reed does, in my opinion. All the others are clear relievers for me, Reeds still has a chance to start.
HugoZ
12:50
How come nobody's still yapping about Tebow?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:50
There's constantly newer shit to fixate on or whine about.
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