Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Beth
12:33
Is Jorge Mateo as fast as Bill Ham?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
No, Hamilton is super human
Jimmy
12:33
What's the difference between Victor Robles and Ronald Acuna? They seem to have very similar profiles, but Robles gets a lot of hype publicly, while Acuna seems to be considered a fringe top prospect by many publications.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
Robles has more speed, better defensive profile, Acuna has more power.
Pb&Js
12:34
Gavin Ceccini was a first round pick seems like a solid player for the Mets farm, but I never hear his name when they're discussing the future. Does he have a roll there?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:34
A 40 FV at best for me. Can't play SS, groundball-only swing that I don't think works in the big leagues. I'm off him.
dAN
12:34
do you think Nimmo ever becomes more than a 4th OF?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:34
No
Carl
12:35
What is Domingo Ascevedo's upside as a reliever? It seems like it should be super high considering his velocity and control
Eric A Longenhagen
12:35
Setup type, maybe a touch better than that
john
12:35
Will Dom smith hit for enough power to be a starting 1B?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:35
I believe so
Bren
12:35
Is a jump to full season ball from the DSL too crazy for an 18 year old with a supposed skill-set like Andres Giminez?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:36
I like the way you think.
If he looks good during ST, I'd endorse that.
kroB
12:36
!dneirf olleh
Eric A Longenhagen
12:37
^Do the other FG writers humor this person?
Andrew
12:37
Best name of any MiLB player?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:37
Richard Lovelady in the Royals sytem
Andrew
12:37
Thoughts on the B-Mets' new name: the Binghamton Rumble Ponies?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:38
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say it's an abomination on par with some of man's greatest atrocities.
Cracker Jack
12:38
I have decided to figuratively die on a hill, and that hill is Rockie Tom Murphy. Is it impossible to imagine him having a higher WAR than Gary Sanchez over the next 3 years? If not, is that largely based on Sanchez's better defensive profile?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:40
I think Sanchez is going to be overvalued in your fantasy drafts because of the year he just had and that Murphy might be a better value but Sanchez is a catcher with like 70 raw power and an 80 arm so, just from a prospect perspective, I'm taking Sanchez.
Erik
12:40
True or false: the realistic bad-case scenario for Dylan Cozens, where his power is mostly park-related like many fear and he never figures out lefties or quality breaking balls, is still a major league bench piece.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:40
Probably true. The power is real, independent of park. It's whether or not the output can continue that is the question.
Xolo
12:40
Where would you rank the new Padres (Cordoba, Torrens, Diaz, Baez) in their top prospects list?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:41
Diaz, Torrens, Cordoba, Baez. All would be 40 or 35 FVs.
Torrens would be at the top if not for the shoulder thing.
str8killa nofilla
12:41
Who fills my 12th and final keeper prospect slot: Luis Ortiz, Yohander Mendez, or Thomas Szapucki?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:41
Mendez, slam dunk.
Andrew
12:41
After the top few guys, what prospect should Mets fans be most excited about?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:42
Any International signee. Mets International department is way underrated.
PieTraynee
12:42
You've recently mentioned hearing from at least one scout that Tucker was more highly though of than Newman. Do you personally feel this way as well?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:42
Not at the moment but I reserve the right to be swayed when I do the Pirates list
Django
12:43
Will Albies make a significant contributing to Atlanta at any point in 2017?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:43
Probably not
Roadhog
12:43
Thoughts on AJ Puk?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:43
Huge lefty with rare stuff, 93-96, plus slider. Bad body, back issues, questions about the command and athleticism. I was lower on him than most at draft time but he was still, objectively, a top 10 talent. Lefties with that kind of stuff and size don't grow on trees.
Electric
12:44
Any precedent of a guy like AJ Puckett, who has a good pitcher's frame at 6'4, improving the plane/movement on their fastball as they develop?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:44
Yes but for Puckett that would probably involve a change to the way he uses his lower half during delivery. He lacks plane because of the drop and drive. Would be a pretty significant change to take that away.
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