Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
12:02
Good morning from Tempe. Link to Nationals prospect list....
12:03
I've wrestled the Yankees list to the ground should finish hog-tying it late tonight, just before Olney and Gammons start tweeting.
Okay, let's go.
80 grade question asker
12:03
hi eric, upcoming prospects draft. do you have a preference maitan vs senzel?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:04
I'll say what you probably already know: I like Maitan's upside, I like Senzel's probability. Beyond that I'd ask you and all other fantasy owners with this guy or that guy fantasy questions to read my stuff and make a decision about your draft on your own based on what I've provided.
Hal Kitzmiller
12:04
In your tool grades, what, for example, does 50/55 signify?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:05
Average/above average.
12:06
So, if I say a guy has a 50/55 curveball it means I, scouts I've spoken with or both have a mixed or general but not specific opinion of the curveball.
Dave
12:06
Will Estevan Florial be the Yankees #1 prospect at any point?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:06
He's good but I kind of doubt it.
Sam
12:07
Do you have a top five for the upcoming draft? How does the overall talent pool compare to last year?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:09
Will have a formal board up after the lists are done but Faedo, Greene, Wright, Kendall, Lewis and DL Hall are up there for me right now. It's about the same, talent-wise, as last year but it's composed much differently.
Dan
12:09
Why was Cory Taylor left off the Giants list? I know the list came out awhile ago, just got to it. Thanks!
Eric A Longenhagen
12:11
Yeah, he's alright. 92-95, will show you an above average slider. But was like 24 or 25 in A-ball last year, is a 250lb guy without physical projection and a relief-only guy. An overwhelming majority of relievers are 40s, just by nature of the job, and based on proximity and reliever volatility in general I had to back out FV based on risk so a 40 ceiling drops off the list. You could have put him in the honorable mention section and I wouldn't have argued with you, he has a good arm.,
Danny
12:11
Which Garcia do you think has the best chance of breaking out, Dermis or Wilkerman? Why?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:12
I'm not sure Wilkerman has the offensive tools needed to break out, scouts like the bat despite his on-paper performance last year and he seems likely to track through the minors as a bat-first middle infield prospect. Dermis, if he ever starts hitting, breaks out and becomes a potential 30 homer bat. So I'll say Dermis.
Darrell
12:12
Does Estevan Florials best case scenario look anything like Eloy Jimenez?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:13
They're very different players. Florial is more of a power/speed CF prospect. Eloy is an elite power corner guy.
Brett
12:13
Is Dustin Fowler a leage avg. CF? Anything more?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:14
I have a firm 50 on him so yes, average. Which is really good.
Tim
12:14
Who is the best relief prospect at the moment? Jimenez? Glover? Burdi? Other?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:14
Burdi has the highest grade I've given to a reliever during the offseason.
Manny
12:14
Royals haven't had a guy on a top 100 list this year (and Strahm at a 55 FV seems fringey for your list). Given their not excellent pick in the draft this June, when is the next time they have a top 100 guy?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:15
55 makes my list and I'll have a bunch of 50s on there, too. He'll probably be on the back third of the list, I like him.
Drew
12:15
How many WAR does Clint Frazier average at his 7 year peak?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:15
2.5
Michael
12:15
Do you ever see Orlando Arcia turning into a .280 AVG, 15-20 HR, and 25 SB guy? I know your love for Amed Rosario, that being said I have been offered a trade in my dynasty league of my Arcia and Lazaritos for Rosario. Take it?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:17
I'd make the deal. Really like Arcia but Armenteros has a long way to go and Rosario is on another planet.
felixthecat
12:17
Can you tell us a little about this guy called Eudor Garcia from the mets orginzation eric
Eric A Longenhagen
12:18
Yeah he was tough to get a lot of reports on when I did the Mets list because he had a PED suspension last year. Has some power (though nobody's sure how much of it is legit because of the PEDs) but it's a 1B-body, pull-only...wasn't quite enough to shove on the list when my focus was on the young Latin American talent in the system which I just find more interesting for that quick hits section.
Brad
12:19
I don't think I've seen your seattle rundown. What do you think of Kyle Lewis? Thanks.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:20
AL West is my last division to do this month. I really like Lewis, think he could hit 20+ homers and play CF if the knee issue doesn't rob him of speed but we won't know that until we see him back in action.
pauo
12:20
Eric, Nellie Rodriguez or Bobby Bradley long term and why
Eric A Longenhagen
12:20
Bradley. I think he gets to that power consistently despite all the K's
ian richard
12:21
can andres gimenez continue his unprecedented K/BB rate in the minors
Eric A Longenhagen
12:21
I doubt it.
ian richard
12:21
Willie Abreu of the Rockies or Ibandel Isabel of the dodgers in a 30 team dynasty pts league
Eric A Longenhagen
12:22
Damn, you're going deep. I've heard crazy things about Isabel's raw power but Abreu has a better chance to hit. Not really on either guy though, if I'm being honest.
Billy
12:22
Does Miguel Andujar keep the Yankees away from Manny Machado?
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