Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
12:51
Also, he's not good. If he were hitting even .280 here it'd still be a zoo.
soaktherich
12:51
When you see Chris Mitchell's comp lists, do you recognize 0.0 WAR guys on there with the occasional tinge of melancholy?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:51
Nope. Those are my favorite.
soaktherich
12:52
It seems like most relievers are essentially recycled starters. Does any team regularly acquire guys specifically to be relievers (ceiling = closer, of course) through the draft or international signings? Along those lines, what rounds are top college closers drafted in?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:52
Team will target relief prospects they like late and a lot of those guys are identified by quantitative analysis in concert with reports.
Dave ptitegrainecameron
12:52
Why are you low on Miguel Adujar? Other reports love him bat speed, defense and arm.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:54
I was wrong about the bat speed in June, it's fine. I was seeing swing length. Definite 7 future arm, makes some great plays at 3B but boots some easy ones. I just don't know how much he's going to hit. Poor ABs here in AFL, length in the swing is troublesome. Talented, though.
Andrew
12:54
Everyone looks for pitchers who could be the next Arrieta -- change of scenery and approach unlocking a top-flight SP. But I think teams really be looking more for the next deGrom -- unspectacular in the minors but successful in the majors. Who do you think would fit that category? Unheralded MiLB guy who could achieve surprising MLB success?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:55
I'm probably the wrong guy to ask this question to since, when I see a prospect who I think will have success in the big leagues, I'm the writer heralding them.
Jack Law
12:55
Tyler Nevin - what the heck? Missed an entire year to a hammy strain?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:55
According to the org, yes.
Bridgeport Justin
12:55
How has Zach Collins looked, or other White Sox prospects in the AFL?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:56
Not good but it's been a long year for that guy. College ball starts in February (actual games, not ST) so he's probably gassed.
Jack Law
12:57
Jonathan Piron anything?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:57
I asked on him but was told the Pioneer League heavily inflated the statline.
Jack Law
12:57
Surprised Carrizales wasn't anywhere on your Rockies list.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:58
7 run but the best rpojection I got from anyone on him was a 4th outfielder.
soaktherich
12:58
How does Benintendi compare to JBJr in terms of CF defense? How about overall upside?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:58
Bradley is the better defender, Benintendi overall a better player.
Adam
12:58
The Padres obviously had an impressive opening to International Free Agency, with many pundits saying it was only the beginning. Now, with Lourdes Gourriel and others being signed by other teams, are there any more desireable players of note or is this essentially the entire class?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:59
Norge Ruiz might sign soon. Cionel Perez is back out there after Houston voided his deal but that's probably not a great sign for his prospects.
The Cincinnati Kid
1:00
Is your Brendan Rodgers ETA, or any of the ETAs, based on your opinion, the Rockies ideas/beliefs on promotions, or how scouts believe it will take him to get promoted? Thanks for the first look at teams
Eric A Longenhagen
1:01
Purely educated guessing on my part. Far too many external variables impact debuts to project them accurately.
J
1:01
Mike Nikorak has very impressive stuff, what caused his struggles last yea
Eric A Longenhagen
1:02
His stuff went way backward.
ohioastrosfan
1:02
Obviously teams all have their own proprietary models they use to evaluate prospects. Based on your experience in the industry, how close are they to each other and to fangraphs models?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:03
There is more variability than the public realizes.
Philbert
1:03
Thoughts on Anthony Alford? After struggling through some injuries early on, he's been hitting extremely well again since July, and the power seems to have shown up, too.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:03
70 runner, maybe future 70 raw, has a bit of a late bloomer profile because of football. I'll take that guy.
ohioastrosfan
1:03
Martes has been a bit underwhelming in the AFL, do you still rank him higher than David Paulino?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:04
I've never ranked either of them but Paulino certainly looks better than Martes right now.
Guest
1:05
In his player capsule Willie Calhoun is listed at 5'9" and 177 but in the write up it says 5'6" and 200, so how big is this dude?
Eric A Longenhagen
Klaw stood next to him at the Futures Game during BP. Calhoun is about 5'6.
Tonti
1:06
Peak Austin Meadows slash line? Does his injury history scare you at all?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:07
.290/.370/.490, yes.
The Cincinnati Kid
1:07
Rodgers went from a 65 last year to a 60 this year....is that just a difference of opinion between you and Farnsworth? Maybe a better way to ask is: What FV did you have on Rodgers in November 2015?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:08
Probably just splitting hairs, honestly. 65 is more of a way to create some separation between all the 60s.
Lure of the Animal
1:08
Are you a St. Joe's alum? I recall you dropping a Dr. Jack reference in a recent chat.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:08
I am. Class of 2011.
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