Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:06
AL West will be last.
Ken
1:07
what was the grossest thing you ever ate at a minor league ball park?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:07
Chik fil a
jda
1:07
How many 70 FV prospects other than Yoan Moncada are there in baseball right now, for you?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:07
0
20longyears
1:07
Does Eric Wood have a future in Pittsburgh?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:08
Maybe as a bench bat. Went unpicked in Rule 5, which should tell you teams didn't quite buy his season and AFL
Buff
1:09
Robert Stephenson and Sean Newcomb: Hold 'em or fold 'em?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:09
Give me Newcomb you can have STephenson
Bobby Blownilla
1:09
Does the recent success of MLBers like Hendricks and Kuechel raise the opinion of command/control prospects like Soroka or Gonsalves?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:10
Not especially. Guys with middling stuff who develop 70+ command late in their careers are far rarer than guys with 60 fastball, 60 breaking ball that learn some semblance of command.
WhiteSox2020
1:10
I've heard mixed reviews on Zack Collins as a catcher. What seems to be the consensus? What should he be working on this year to stay at C?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:11
No consensus. I lean towards "no" but think it's possible he's passable
Ghost of Gred Madduxes Past
1:11
Are you buying into Max Fried's late-season surge (25 IPs, 43% K rate, 7% BB rate in his last four starts), which was much better than his performance before that point (24% K rate, 12% BB rate in 92 IPs)? Ordinarily I wouldn't give a pitcher's last four starts any more weight than four starts at any other point in the season, but Fried is a guy coming off Tommy John, so I'm thinking (hoping?) that maybe the guy we saw at the end of the year is closer to the pitcher we should expecting going forward than the pitcher we saw for most of the season.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:12
I kinda buy it. Reports on what his stuff was like late in the year are pretty crazy, almost suspiciously so.
Josiah
1:12
Do you think Ramon Laureano's power breakout is real? Most of his HR came in hitter friendly park but maintained ISO on promotion. Can he be a 15+ HR guy?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:12
I think you have the output properly pegged around 15, but yes I think the progress he's made is legitimate. Could be a good everyday player.
Buff
1:13
Please rank: Brock Stewart, Robert Gsellman, Luke Weaver.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:13
Gsellman, Weaver, Stewart, all big leaguers for me.
Josiah
1:13
Suppose a pitcher has 4 pitches (FB, CB, SL, CH). 3 are plus, one is fringe. Which would ideally be fringe?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:14
Depends on his age, athleticism, arm slot and lots of other stuff but generally I'll take the FB/CRV combo and the change can be fringe right now since it's easier to develop.
desertfox9139
1:14
do you think rey patrick didder has potential to be a breakout prospect in the next couple of years?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:14
Yes, underrated.
Chris
1:14
Frances Martes crack the rotation this year? Where do you see him number 3?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:14
No, relief for me.
I liked Paulino more in AFL
Chris
1:15
Where does Alford rank as an overall prospect?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:15
Probably somewhere in the back half of a top 100 based on upside. I like 70 runners with 60 raw power.
Matt
1:16
Sorry if you've answered this, but do you have the schedule for which divisions you're covering and when? I know you mentioned NLC next.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:20
I get these questions a lot so I'll just spill the beans: It just doesn't make sense to take the time to make a schedule for the lists that I'm unlikely to stick to. It's my first year doing this, it's just me, and if anything random happens (sources for a list are hard to come by, I get sick, a team pursues me, a family member in PA dies and I need to travel, several of which have already occurred) the whole thing gets thrown off. So I'm keeping things flexible for myself. It's better for the product, the lists come out faster this way and it allows me to better feel my way through this process for the first time.
Josiah
1:20
Where's the ceiling with Adrian Morejon?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:20
#2/3
Jim Lonborg
1:20
Is there such a thing as a non-prospect (not counting older guys being stored in the minors), or is there just a gradually diminishing likelihood of success?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:21
Definitely NPs or Org Guys that only project to play in the minors
Logan
1:21
Is Amed Rosario a top-10 prospect in baseball? Is Lindor a fair comp (with the caveat that player comps suck)? If not, what's the biggest difference between the two?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:21
Yes. Not like Lindor. Lindor an 80 defender, Rosario more raw power.
Josiah
1:21
Does Forrest Whitley have TOR potential? Obviously far away
Eric A Longenhagen
1:22
More mid-rotation for me. Doesn't have big physical projection but I like the current FB/breaking ball combination and command profile when he's not overthrowing like he was in Chicago last summer. I preferred low-90s, Area Code Whitley.
IE
1:23
Are you a believer in Estevan Florial?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:23
He's the type of prospect that I'm a bit of a sucker for so I'll tentatively say yes.
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