Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:42
Stop it, Yoan. Just stop. Please.
Kretin
1:43
Why don't teams invest more in keeping their prospects actively training during the off-season with provided meals and fitness programs?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:43
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But some teams are better at it than others and, ultimately, teams can't hover over these kids 24 hours a day so if I want a pint of High Road at 1am I can go get it.
YKnotDisco?!
1:44
Dwight Howard had a similar habit to Moncada's. Started to lose the feeling in his limbs.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:45
Seriously? I'm not going to claim to have a metabolism anything like either Moncada or Howard but if I have two donuts (free plug for Bosa donuts in Tempe here) I feel like my heart is going to burst.
Bob
1:45
How high are you on Lewis Brinson?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:45
Really high. Power/speed/good D in CF.
He hit a ball over the batter's eye in Tempe last night.
ctw
1:46
i feel like mccutchen had 80 bat speed, maybe not anymore
Eric A Longenhagen
1:46
I agree. Rickie Weeks, too.
Matt
1:46
Who has a better chance of being the Pirates future 3B, or an MLB regular, KeBryan Hayes or Will Craig? Who would you expect to see in Pittsburgh first?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:46
Hayes is the better prospect but Craig could move more quickly.
AA
1:47
Do most of the Cuban/J2 signees start in extended spring training? Just wondering if I'm going to get much information on Maitan and Yunior Severino this spring.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:47
Correct. Maitan isn't playing until extended, nor are most of Oakland's J2 guys from last year like Norge Ruiz, Yerdel Vargas, Marcos Brito. Lazarito is here, though.
Erik
1:48
What athlete in another sport do you think could transition to baseball and make the majors after a year or so? In other words, who could pull a Tebow better than Tebow?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:48
Do I get to cheat and say Pat Connaughton?
1:49
I like this question but it requires more thought and time than I have right now. I'd probably start by sifting through point guards and mobile quarterbacks.
Big Joe Mufferaw
1:49
What would you make of a prospect with a Gary Sheffield like Pre swing hitch?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:50
If he has Gary Sheffield's bat speed I care not.
Bert Campaneris
1:50
What's the scouting report on Eno Sarris?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:51
Plus on-field makeup, plus hair, plus sandwich making skills, off-field concerns about the beer consumption, 20 runner.
Kev
1:51
Odds we ever see a Greene-like player truly developed as a two way player? If Otani/Betancourt make it work, could it happen?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:52
Requires a very specific skill set as well as a specific quality of skills. Like with Otani and Greene, I'm not developing them as two-way guys. No way. Not risking the development of their arms because it's fun to watch Greene take BP and infield.
Dave
1:53
Just wanted to say thanks for always giving us great chats.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:53
You are welcome, David. This one is concluding. See you all next Tuesday.
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