Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:05
Body is very mature, not much projection there, probably 2B and not sure the bat fits there.
ZMP
1:05
Re: judging player's athleticsm. I couldn't agree more with your statement highlighting athleticsm's foundation being body control and coordination. Do most scouts know this? And do former or current multi-sport HS athletes ever receive "bonus points" from scouts? (Such as Benintendi, Garrett, etc.)
Eric A Longenhagen
1:06
I think most scouts have similar views on athleticism (that's where I learned mine) and yes, they love multi-sport athletes.
Danny
1:07
Strahm headed back to the bullpen for KC. Think that's his now permanent position (one though he's in because of success there)?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:08
Hadn't seen a story about that, can you shoot me a link on the Twitter? I think Strahm can start. Wouldn't begrudge KC for leaving him in the bullpen (as you said, he's had success there and he has a weird injury history) but I think the breaking ball and breaking ball command are enough to mitigate whatever issues people think he's going to have against RHHs because the changeup isn't that great.
Duffyrules
1:08
I own Rowdy Tellez and Rhys Hoskins in a 3 year keeper league, both at league min salary. Thoughts on keeping them for the next 2 years?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:09
Sell high on one of them.
Adam
1:09
I am dialed up to 11 right now on Yadier Alvarez after seeing how effortlessly he can throw 99. Can you talk me down from that?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:09
No, I've already jumped.
Bob
1:09
I think everyone is especting Bellinger to mash at OKC at get called up pretty early, how long can he sustain playing respectable defense in LF?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:10
For eh ver. I've spoken with scouts who think he could pass in CF. Dude is a freak.
But he's a 70 glove at 1B so I think that's ultimately where he ends up.
Q-Ball
1:10
Best minor league name is__________?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:10
I get asked this a lot and my answer is always changing because there are just so many.
Erik
1:11
Is Domonic Brown a decent comp for Nick Williams? Seems like he has the tools to succeed but also seems likely to just completely blow it. If he busts, will it be in a Brown sort of way?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:12
I wouldn't comp them but agree that the way Williams stalled at Triple-A feels ominous in the same way that Brown's struggles did.
And I saw Brown's struggles every day for like two years and still forced myself to love him.
john wick
1:13
speaking of hit-before-power prospects, what is your take on cornelious randolph?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:14
An excellent example of a hut before power prospect who doesn't have the physical projection that I like in those types of hitters. Where's the power coming from there? He's not growing into it and has already tumbled down the defensive spectrum since being announced as a SS.
GSon
1:14
Taking off from your DD viewing of his new toy, followed by trading him.. The Indians attempted to trade Francisco Mejia only to be spurned by the Lucroy decision to nix the deal.. Does an attempted deal that falls through define how an organization rates a prospect?. Should Mejia be considered a more likely trade candidate now that the club has defined him as expendable, once?..
Eric A Longenhagen
1:15
Man, that's interesting. I don't know. We probably don't learn enough about aborted deals to know if a prospect offered in trade is significantly more likely to be dealt than one who previously has not been.
I also think teams will bite the bullet and trade guys they love if it means trying to win a WS.
TKDC
1:16
Is Travis Demeritte really all that close to Ozzie Albies in the Braves' minds?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:17
I doubt it. They got Demeritte for next to nothing, he's a toolsy but flawed prospect. Albies is top 20 in all of baseball.
Phil
1:17
Edwin Rios seems to have a similar problem as Willie Calhoun - i.e. a bat without a position. Many scouts seem to assume Calhoun's bat will be valuable enough to overcome the glove, but I don't see the same optimism for Rios despite a similarity in their age and production. Why not?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:18
Calhoun's feel to hit is better than Rios', as is Calhoun's feel for the strike zone. Also, Rios did much of his damage as an older prospect in the Cal League. Calhoun has hit and hit for power up through Double-A
Mike
1:19
Can you give us 2-3 prospects drafted after round 2 of the 2016 mlb draft that you think will be break out fantasy prospects? Thanks for the chat
Eric A Longenhagen
1:21
Bryson Brigman, Khalil Lee, Chris Rodriguez, D.J. Peters
Rico Brogna
1:21
Can't wait for the TEX list-- how high are you on Leo Tav and Anderson Tejada?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:22
I anticipate Leody to be #1 or #2 with Mendez in the mix there. Tejeda probably a few spots beneath them.
Michelle
1:22
What UVA baseball player has the best draft prospects for the upcoming draft?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:23
Not a great year for Hoos talent. Smith and Halseley are the two I'm following.
DTH
1:24
Either of Donnie Dewees or DJ Wilson going to wind up a regular CF in the MLB?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:24
I think both have a chance, Dewees more of a corner guy for me. You're right to be on Wilson, he can play. Sneaky loud power.
CarrotJuice
1:25
Quick thoughts on Ian Clarkin?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:25
Not on it. Upper-80s, curveball flashes but isn't consistent, has had injury issues.
Gary
1:25
Who is the next top Yankee prospect behind the big guys (frazier, gleyber, rutherford)?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:26
The "big guys" in that system might run 10 deep. I think Albert Abreu is a top 100 prospect
Eric
1:26
Will Zack Burdi ever have good enough control to reach his potential as a late-inning guy?
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