Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Jake
12:23
Which prospect would you take if you were the Twins GM?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:24
Either Kendall or one of the college arms. Faedo atop that list for me right now.
Q-Ball
12:24
From 2014 through last year, the Cubs system graduated Bryant, Russell, Schwarber, Contreras, Baez, Hendricks, and Edwards. Can you think of another cadre of equivalent impact talent? Or is that unprecedented?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:25
Howard, Rollins, Utley, Hamels, Bourn, Happ+? That's as close to a home grown core like that as I can surmise off the top of my head. From this century anyway.
Olly
12:25
Can Tatis, Jr. make the bigs as a shortstop?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:26
3B long term for me, maybe is a SS when he first breaks in but I doubt it.
Tom
12:26
With the news of Alex Jackson moving back to catcher, what is the potential there? The floor seems to be a MLB average catcher, but what is his potential?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:26
The floor is he never plays in the big leagues. Probably a 55/60 extreme ceiling at this point. A worthy gamble for ATL.
David
12:26
Do you think there's any chance Josh Naylor will ever tone down his swing enough that it will work on pitches that don't accidentally arrive on the one and only one plane that he can get to?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:27
There's a chance but I think it's small.
Chaz
12:27
Dynasty minor league draft...About right on this ranking? T.O'Neil, M. Keller, Z.Collins, S.Reid-Riley.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:27
Keller ahead of the other three.
12:28
Can we talk about Sean Reid-Foley's look and decide whether it's okay for me to dock him FV based on it?
Julie
12:28
If Anderson Espinoza gains a couple ticks velocity wise, is he closer to a 7 overall grade?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:28
Sure but he doesn't have the kind of physical projection that portends more velocity.
Erik
12:29
Is turning pitchers from starters to relievers a one-way street? Or should more teams move borderline starters to relief early to be able to extract more immediate value, knowing they can turn them back into starters should they develop command and a third pitch?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:31
I was talking about something like this with someone (a scout? I forget who it was) and it's hard for relievers to get reps with that third pitch and it often doesn't develop. Lefties are moved to the bullpen much more quickly since the value of a lefty reliever is higher than an up and down rotation arm. Righty relievers are so readily available and easy to create that moving a fringe RHP from the rotation is often a valueless move.
baby bull
12:32
Please Rank... Quantrill, Flaherty, Jorge Lopez, Luke Weaver, Fedde
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
Quantrill, Weaver, Fedde/Flaherty however you want, Lopez
baby bull
12:33
Brett Phillips and Nick Williams hurt their stock enough for me to let them go back into free agency.. dynasty lg
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
Hold on Williams, I'm out on Phillips
David
12:34
Opening day rotations between the two San Diego Single-A clubs probably include Logan Allen, Pedro Avila, Ronald Bolanos, Enyel De Los Santos, Anderson Espinoza, Henry Henry, Eric Lauer, Joey Lucchesi, Adrian Morejon, Jake Nix, Cal Quantrill, Mason Thompson and maybe more (with a piggyback in Fort Wayne). Are there any other organizations that will have something like that depth in young pitching?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:34
The Braves
Matt
12:34
Hey Eric, The Fire Frogs should have a ton of legitimate prospects next year...Touki, Allard, Soroka, Gohara, Fried, Ricardo Sanchez, Riley, Acuna, Didder, Davidson, Seymour, etc...Are they a candidate for the best team in MiLB?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:34
The Paadres
Bob
12:34
Any under-the -radar stolen base artisits you like? Whose the next Jarrod Dyson or Rajai Davis?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:35
Sure, Zach Granite. Dawon Burt (you can just dig through KC's system for guys like this)
Ronnie
12:36
Any chance Troy Stokes sneaks on the back end of the Milwaukee list as a 40 FV?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:36
Yes, good eye.
Henry VIII
12:36
Did you give up on Judge and Severino?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:36
No way. It took Danny Duffy nine years.
Jim Lonborg
12:36
Who is the youngest player you've seen whom you considered a prospect? Are preteens projectable? In other news, David Ortiz's son D'Angelo started switch-hitting at 6.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:37
I saw a 2020 kid this weekend who hasn't played varsity ball yet that I thought was too good not to tweet about.
green monster
12:37
Is Basabe getting underrated because he's the third guy in the Sale deal? Seems to me that he has some serious helium potential this year, but isn't talked about much because of Moncada and Kopech.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:38
There are scouts I spoke with that didn't think Basabe was a prospect at all because his feel to hit is so raw. I thought that was a little extreme and hyperboliic, but concerning.
BJ
12:38
Thoughts on Emrakul ban?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
Standard hasn't fired at FNM the last two times I went so I'm for whatever works to prevent that.
Jim Lonborg
12:39
What's your take on Rusney Castillo? Scouting failure, development failure, or just one of them things?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
This is one I'm putting on the player.
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