Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
12:22
Many of them. Just look at the top of MLB pitching leaderboards. Guys like Price, Scherzer, Carlos Martinez, Archer. All once had command questions. Aaron Sanchez...the list is long.
Hunky Dory
12:22
Was just reading about Rowdy Tellez, and made me wonder - does he have a 50 hit and 55 game power for 1Bs, or among all players? In other words, do the scouting grades have positional adjustment? B/c if not, I don't see how Tellez can play 1B in the majors...
Eric A Longenhagen
12:23
MLB players
Brett
12:23
I heard an interesting bit on a recent fangraphs podcast: injury-prone pitchers have a 44% chance of injury over a given season versus the 38% of injury-averse pitchers. Since pitchers are inherently injury-risk by trade, why would some be higher on McKay than Bukauskas when it is widely acknowledged Bukauskas has better stuff? Seems to me the Risk-Reward over-inflates injury risk.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:24
Size and delivery. Whether or not those concerns are founded is debatable. I'm less apt to knock pitchers for being short at this point, but if a team think Bukauskas' delivery inhibits his ability to throw strikes like they did Carson Fulmer's, hard to take him above McKay.
Andrew
12:25
What's the difference between bat speed and power?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:26
There might be an objective answer to this question but when I get it I ask this question: If force is mass x acceleration and bat speed is acceleration, does any part of the player contribute to the mass, or just the bat?
Nick
12:26
With a good start, is Mark Vientos back into the mix as a first rounder? Has he surpassed Brady McConnell as the best Florida HS player?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:26
I'm not really on either of them.
Ben
12:27
Surprised neither Taylor Williams nor Braden Webb made your Brewers lineup. I thought both despite injury history have MLB quality offerings and intriguing statistical indicators. Any reason why you excluded them?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:28
Williams I just neglected to put on the HM section by mistake, was up to 98 for me in the fall but obvious an injury risk. Webb might be a bullpen arm, could have gone on the HM's too.
Kev
12:28
Any thoughts on where Josh Lowe ends up position wise? Looks like he'll be in the outfield this year being on the same team as Fox/Rondon
Eric A Longenhagen
12:28
CF
Ben
12:29
Can you rate from most likely to least likely to play in center in potential future Brewer outfields: Keon Broxton, Lewis Brinson, Brett Phillips, Corey Ray, Trent Clark, Monte Harrison?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:29
Brinson, Broxton, Clark, Ray, Harrison, Phillips
That's not to say I like Broxton or Clark more than Ray, just that Ray isn't a CF for me.
Pat
12:30
If Jordan Montgomery wins the 5th Starter job, how do you think he'd perform? What is his ceiling?
Eric A Longenhagen
In short I think he's a potential rotation piece, I believe i n the strides he has made. Great job by NYY player dev
daro
12:31
give me some hope for Giolito!!!
Eric A Longenhagen
12:31
I say only truths, he was 90-94 in his final spring outing.
Matt
12:32
Of fringy 2016 padres draftees such as Chris Baker, Joey Lucchesi, Boomer White. Any you think have chance to give a little major league value?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:32
Perhaps Lucchesi on deception.
Dancing Dan Mcgraw
12:32
The Yankees were planning on drafting Trout but gave up the pick to the Angels to sign Mark Tex. They won the world series that year. Think it was worth it?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
Yes
Rings uber alles
mike sixel
12:33
Is McKay a two way player after drafted, a pitcher, or a hitter, do you think?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
He's a pitcher for me but teams are on him as a bat, too.
Haven't heard of anyone planning to do both.
RAH RAH
12:34
How would you compare Luis Almanzar, Wander Javier and Andres Gimenez? All 3 should be in the states this summer, correct?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:34
I'd think so. Javier is more of a traditional SS, Gimenez is a polish/instincts type, Almanzar is bat-first, probably moves to 3B.
Erik
12:35
Will Kingery be better than what Cesar Hernandez was last year?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:35
Probably not, but I wouldn't assume Hernandez is a true 4 WAR player.
Halp sucks
12:35
Which buzzy pitcher do you think moves up more this year on lists, Jose Albertos or Walker Buehler?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:36
Buehler because I think LA pushes him as quickly as possible if/when the big club needs an extra arm. Albertos didn't throw in games this spring because he's only getting rolling in Extended, he's being barbecued.
odapm
12:37
do you have a specific scouting routine you follow every time you scout a player? for example, bat speed is the first thing you look for, then bat control, then hand eye, etc. or for a pitcher, the first thing is fastball, then control, then offspeed
Eric A Longenhagen
12:38
Maybe not that specific, but I do have some of my own processes that I've made a conscious effort to refine for years now. And I still am not totally satisfied with it, to be honest.
Paul
12:38
Jeren Kendall was being talked about 1-1 coming into the year. Is that still the case, or is he more 4-6 range now?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
Still up there for me but probably not 1-1 with questions about the swing and miss.
RAH RAH
12:39
Are you a fan of Jameson Fisher? I kind of see him as the next Jesse Winker, but that only confuses me more, because I'm not a big Winker fan, but want to like Fisher.
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