Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:02
Howdy, chat.
You're all perfect children of god. Let's chat about baseball.
1:03
Oh wait, top 100...
Please check that out if you have yet to.
OKay, now let's start.
Sonny
1:03
What level of consistency do you need to see from Max Fried to feel comfortable moving him up in the rankings?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:04
Probably like half a season? That's a long enough time of sustained stuff to feel good about him being that guy consistently.
Same for Walker Buehler.
Greg
1:04
What's your scouting report on Brendan McKay? Seems like most I've read say 90-93 fastball, good curveball and not much of a changeup. Why is that a top 10 pick?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:04
Good, strong pitcher's body, he's athletic, left-handed (although not everyone cares about that or even thinks it's good) and has a great arm action.
1:05
There are also teams on him as a bat, 6 future hit, 6 raw.
Those teams are betting that him focusing on hitting full time yields big things.
Philip
1:05
How many players in this years upcoming draft do you consider 55+ FV right now? Green, Kendall, Faedo, Bukauskas, Wright maybe? Does Hall/Royce figure in?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:07
All of them have 55s+ right now, Wright the one of the group that on the fringe of it. Faedo has been just okay this year but it's still early, Bukauskas has been dominant and has moved up.
And then the pop-up name you all should know is Austin Beck, if you haven't yet heard the name.
1:08
plus or plus-plus runner, plus arm, big raw power, potential top 10 pick from NC high school.
Jim Lonborg
1:08
Do you see a future for Kyle Kendrick? And conversely, do you see the RS about ready to give up on Brian Johnson and Henry Owens?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:10
Yeah Kendrcik will probably throw another few years as a 5th starter, depth arm. He's a great athlete and can pitch forever, just not exceptionally well. He's had a great career. I've never been on either Owens or Johnson. Never thought Owens was athletic enough to reign in those limbs and Johnson's body seems to have gone south. Red Sox list is coming though so will deep dive into those guys.
Scott
1:10
Eric, what are your thoughts on Ian Oxnevad? Saw him a few times last summer and was impressive.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:11
I kinda dig him. Put him on the back of the Cardinals list. Upper-80s, curveball feel, repeats his delivery. If the body yields more velo he's suddenly a very good prospect.
John
1:12
An optimistic view of JB Bukauskas puts him in an MLB rotation in 2018. How realistic is that?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:12
Innings limits are probably prohibitive but, as a reliever? Totally reasonable.
Matt Brownlee
1:12
Does Keynan Middleton have a shot at making the Angels opening day roster and being a significant contributor in their future?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:13
Has been erratic in what I've seen but he throws really hard and is a definite prospect for me. Probably a part of the bullpen's future yes, not sure it's as a closer or anything like that though.
Lee
1:13
Hey i know this is OT, but i'm struggling to find a printable 1 page cheat sheet for my offline fantasy draft. Any suggestions where i could find one?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:14
Microsoft Excel
BK
1:14
You have 3 Blue Jays on your top 100 (Vlad Jr, Alford, SRF). Who are the most exciting Jays prospects that didn't make the cut?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:15
I like Urena, all of their first rounders from the last two years, Josh Palacios...they've got some guys
Scott
1:15
Is Kirilloff getting TJ a cause for concern? It's quite rare for an outfielder to get the surgery.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:16
Maybe you worry he doesn't have the great, RF arm when he comes back but he was drafted where he was because of his bat and that should be fine.
Brandon Johnson
1:16
You're one of the few people who have Yadier Alvarez higher than Michael Kopech. What went into that decision?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:18
Similar ceilings, Yadi less perceptible relief risk because of the delivery. As far as deliveries go, Kopech is Dominique Wilkins, Yadi is Dr. J.
But I wouldn't gripe with someone who flipped them because they thought Kopech's slider was better right now.
Sonny
1:18
Canadian Superstar Tyler O'Neill's omission from the top 100 due to his contact issues or lack of projection?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:18
Yes
Jane
1:18
Do you have much of a sense on how Melissa Mayeaux would grade out? Have you heard anything?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:19
Haven't checked on her in a while but when I did it was 30s and 40s except for the glove. She has great hands.
John
1:19
Franchy Cordero has impressed with his opportunity in big league camp. Any chance he can ever become a solid regular?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:19
Has the tools for it, has just always played beneath them.
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