Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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sabrtooth
1:22
Just picked Gsellman instead of Leody Taveras in a long-term keeper draft. Did I screw up terribly?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:22
Not terribly but I'd rather have Leodys.
Joe
1:23
Who are Astros prospects that are severely underrated that you could see make it the big leagues faster than fans would expect?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:23
Is Laureano still underrated? He would have been my pick 4 months ago but he may be a known commodity among casual prospect readers at this point.
Yosemite Sam
1:24
Today's KATOH projections has Guerrero as 2nd highest war over next 6 years. Seems like the expectation must be for him to move quickly thru the minors? Seems awfully young
Eric A Longenhagen
1:25
That's first six years in the bigs for the player not next six calendar years.
Scott
1:25
Are you not a fan of comps in general or just have been asked about two players without good ones in recent weeks (i.e. Albies and Bellinger)?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:25
Both.
DTH
1:25
Your past reports on Candelario indicate that you think he's ticketed for 1B, but you seemed impressed by him at 3B yesterday. Obviously one look won't totally change your projection, but it may alter it, so what would you say is the % chance he winds up sticking at 3rd?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:26
It's okay to take the one look and re-evaluate because such a clear, substantive improvement has been made to Candy's body, that's not a SSS thing. Won't put percentages on it but I'm cautiously optimistic he stays there at this point.
Guest
1:27
Hello. Not strictly a prospect question but given his age it might be appropriate... given the quality of Roberto Osuna's secondary pitches do you see him getting a shot at starting once Happ etc... moves on
Eric A Longenhagen
1:29
Perhaps. I agree with you he has the stuff to do it, but I'm scared away by the track record of moving guys out of that role and into a rotation. Brief bullpen stints like the one David Price had with Tampa are different than what Boston tried to do with Daniel Bard, Papelbon and what New York did with Joba Chamberlain. If you like Osuna as your closer and aren't in desperate need of a starter, I'd probably leave well enough alone.
1:30
And with that I will depart. It just started pouring here so no idea what today holds as far as spring games in AZ. Nationals list should be out later this week, then moving on to the AL East. Almost there. Be well, everyone. See you next week.
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