Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:14
There are countless variables. Me being wrong, scouts I talked to being wrong, injuries, poor organizational infrastructure as far as skill development is concerned, poor org process for cultural assimilation, bad coaching, poor org communication between dev personnel, makeup, randomness...
Ryan
1:14
You tweeted out video of Jordy Barley the other day. Can you expand on the tools he shows?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:15
70 run, potentially viable D at SS.
mat
1:15
Best under the radar Yankees prospect? And who's your breakout candidate?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:17
Again, depends on your radar. You could throw a dart at the 2014 J2 class and pick a name like Juan De Leon. Or a strike thrower like Yefry Ramirez who could move quickly.
Nolan
1:18
It seems like Kendall is slipping a little in the draft class. As a Padre fan, should I be happy if they took him at 3?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:18
There are probably more than 3 arms ahead of him right now.
Ryan
1:19
Am I crazy to think Monte Harrison will be a breakout guy this year?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:19
Not crazy, he has ridiculous tools but needs to stay healthy.
Goose
1:20
What were your thought on Thor 3 years ago?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:21
Saw him 97-100 in an Eastern League playoff start with Binghamton when he had a curveball as the primary breaking ball instead of that slider. Would've put a 60 on him I think? Which was probably a little light.
1:22
There may be twitter evidence of more than that.
Matt
1:22
Will we have MLB draft rankings from you?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:24
Yes. Need to get lists done, then I'll be taking a short vacation so Jill and I can make eye contact for the first time in months and then it's primarily draft stuff (with pro and J2 stuff sprinkled in) until June.
Joe
1:25
Does anyone really know what this kid Morejon will be?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:25
No, but that's because we don't really "know" anything. But here's what I see:
1:27
93-96, mature, squat body so there's probably not more coming. He commands it and attacks, let me emphasize ATTACKS hitter. He was going right after other Padres prospects in a sim game I saw last week, with authority. Changeup flashing above average, slider flsahing above average. The kid has barely thrown and is already showing mature sequencing and command of everything. I think he's going to move quickly. Stuff more or less is what it is, maybe the secondaries will tighten up with reps. He's very good.
Jim
1:27
I keep reading about Andres Gimenez, yet no one talks about his skills/tools or what he can/could be? Any insight?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:29
He's advanced. Mautre approach and feel to hit, less physical projection than the usual teenage shortstop but his actions, range and arm are all fine there.
The tools aren't crazy, but the same has been said for shortstops near the top of prospect lists in recent year. Swanson, Profar, Crawford....
David
1:29
How do you find out about minor league spring games and scrimmages? Are these posted somewhere?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:30
Some clubs have schedules made public. The Brewers have a Player Dev twitter account that has been tweeting lineups every day, which I think is great. Others you can walk into the offices at the ST complex and get rosters and schedules. Mine come from either team sources or scout/media contacts here in AZ with whom I share that kind of info constantly.
Luminus
1:31
Can you give some thoughts on Garrett Stubbs and why he's rarely if ever listed among the top catching prospects?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:32
He's outlierishly small. Nobody knows if he can catch an entire season of games because nobody has ever seen someone this size do it before.
Jack
1:32
Keith Law got a recent look at Mitchell White about a week back and came away really impressed. Have you gotten a chance to see him at all this spring? Any chance he will be a fast climber?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:32
We were both there that day. He's good regardless of whether or not the velo spike holds but if it sticks obviously the ceiling is higher.
bader mader
1:33
who's the best defensive prospect you ever seen? in each the OF, INF, and C
Eric A Longenhagen
1:35
C - Jake Rogers, INF- Freddy Galvis and Jose Iglesias, OF - Byron Buxton
Colby
1:36
Did you see Devin Williams as a middle of the rotation arm before the injury? After?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:36
Not quite. I've only seen him struggle. 90-94, some curveball feel but poor command.
Dan P
1:36
Hi Eric, can you tell me a little about Fernando Romero? What's the ceiling and your thoughts on him?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:37
Bid-bodied sinker/slider guy. Hard, mid-90s with a short, upper-80s slider. Has already had a TJ and some scouts don't like the delivery so there's some relief risk.
Guest
1:38
What are your thoughts on Jamie Schultz long term? I have seen him a few times and he has BIG time stuff but struggles with command. His fastball and curve look plus to me but I know his height and command makes him a logical choice to move into a RP role.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:38
Totally agree with you. Think he's a solid two-pitch reliever.
Dan
1:38
Is Crusito Mieses still a guy for the Angels? Saw his name pop up a couple of years ago as a kid to watch but not much since. Thanks!
Eric A Longenhagen
1:39
Have seen him around the complex but never on the mound. Was throwing hard...in 2013 or '14? But I saw him once after that and he was 88-91 I think?
Old timer
1:40
Looking forward to the A's list snapshot. Heath Fillmyer's name has been popping up in some of the A's sources I read. Your thoughts? Likely starter? Thanks.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:41
Yup. low-to mid-90s with a mid-80s, hybrid breaking ball. He's maybe a little undersized but that isn't really a concern of mine (or Oakland, based on their recent history of starters) because he's a good athlete. Two-way, small college player from the northeast so lots of late-bloomer traits here.
Yoan Moncada's Stomach
1:41
I like the twinkies
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