Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
11:58
Hi all, links quick before I get going....
11:59
Also, I was in San Diego to see Vanderbilt over the weekend so video of relevant guys is starting to go up.
Here's Jeren Kendall.
12:00
I'm hitting ASU's afternoon game against Oklahoma State today and will write up Kyle Wright, Kendall + others for later this week.
Okay, let's start.
NAt
12:00
What's Mitch Keller's ceiling? Is he for real?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:00
Ceiling is probably a #2/3, Full report is here: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-21-prospects-pittsburgh-pirates/
Greg
12:00
I'm still a long way from finished with your Braves write up, but had a question. In your calls and research for it, which player were you most surprised how your feelings changed throughout the process?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:01
Shifting Soroka ahead of Newcomb is not something I had anticipated at onset.
Mike B.
12:01
Lewis Brinson. Do you see an annual 20/20 player here, or does he have some work to do.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:02
Probaly won't be 20/20 immediately, expecting that seems foolish. But has the talent to do it at peak and I think he will. full report: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-25-prospects-milwaukee-brewers/
ManBearPuig
12:02
Dansby Swanson or JP Crawford?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:02
Swanson but it's obviously a close call.
Dan
12:02
Interesting to see you peg Phil Pfeifer as a mop up rather than LOOGY. He has a funky delivery and good breaking stuff. It's my understanding that command is not as essential for LOOGYs. What moves the scales toward mop up?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:02
Depth of repertoire, it's four pitches.
Alex
12:03
Your writeup on Acuna is glowing, but you mention Pache as having the highest ceiling besides Maitan. What does Pache have to make up for the significant dip in power from Acuna to Pache?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:03
Pache might approach Acuna's power and also be a 70 defender in CF. Not likely but possible.
Twins Fan
12:03
do you think that stephen gonsalves slider has the chance to be an average pitch?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:04
I think given his slot/deception and the likelihood that it's used more heavily against lefties that it will play close to average.
Tommy
12:04
What does Jacob Nix need to work on and can he be a top 100 prospect in the future?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:04
If he just retains his stuff and level of performance through Double-A he's a top 100 guy.
Zach
12:05
Does Reyes retain his 65 FV status despite the UCL tear?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:05
Sure, it'd be cheating for me to go back and change it. I knew he was a pitcher when I wrote him up.
Anthony
12:05
Thoughts on Kevin Padlo?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:06
Kevin Frandsen body, has a pull-only approach that I want to see him maintain against pitchers who know how to work around it but the raw power is there if he can get to it.
fresh basil
12:06
Pick 2 of 3. Eloy, Vlad Jr., Bellinger.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:06
You really can't go wrong.
Jay Joseph
12:06
ETA on Ozzie Albies' promotion to Atlanta?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:06
When he's healthy and someone else gets hurt (shrug), nobody knows.
Jay Joseph
12:06
Are there real concerns about Joey Wentz's velocity dip and dead arm problems or is it just a young kid going through the rigours of a pro season?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:07
There are actual concerns because it happened two years in a row.
Buff
12:07
Good to have you chatting again. Please rank: Moniak, Acuna, Delvin Perez, Juan Soto.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:07
First three are on even footing for me, Soto would be fourth.
Adam
12:08
Is Luis Sardinas too young to give up on?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:09
Yes, talented and only 23 but that's probably a utility profile or low end regular anyway, right?
Adam
12:09
In a deep draft for college arms, does that make it easier for one of the top 3 teams to take a risk on Hunter Greene knowing they can probably get someone closer to the majors with their next pick?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:10
It's an interesting idea but it's easier to move the prep kids back than it is college.
Adam
12:11
Are their any Kevin Kiermaier type defensive CF's coming up through the minors?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:11
Granite, Magneuris Sierra, maybe Derek Hill if he could stay healthy.
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