Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:15
Barley looks better, Ona looked better than he did last fall
1:16
Lazarito probably in the same spot even though he's just been okay
SideshowEno
1:16
I'm concerned for your and Carson's definition of fortnightly, please allay my fears.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:16
Spring training is nuts, friend.
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
1:16
If I wanted to go to Colorado Springs, which players should I be going to see?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:17
The entire outfield, Hader, Woodruff and I guess Wang if they start, and Nate Orf. Orf just hits, he always hits, and might sneak up on us.
Michelle
1:17
Will Brendan McKay be a hitter or pitcher in pro ball?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:17
I prefer him as a LHP but that is not a unanimous sentiment in the industry
Zock Jr.
1:17
So Jay Groome last night. Just the minor lat injury or should I freak out and set the house afire?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:18
For those that don't know, he was removed after 1.1 IP with, what Globe reporter Alex Speier reported, was a lat strain. The kid's post game tweet was a little more ominous than that.
bear
1:19
How did you view Jorge Polanco as a prospect? How do you view him now?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:19
Preferred him at 2B where he'd have been a 45 due to a lack of power with a chance he hits enough to be an average every day guy at some point.
And basically the same right now.
My name is Eloy Jimenez
1:20
Is Eloy's bat MLB-ready today?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:20
No
Matt
1:20
Loved your Red Sox writeup, who do you see from the lower level/other interesting prospects list jumping up the list soon for a team that lost much its top level talent?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:20
Of all the really young guys I think Kervin Suarez has the most present baseball acumen.
Chris
1:20
Who are the most exciting prospects to see in Arizona Extended Spring Training
Eric A Longenhagen
1:21
Kyle Lewis whenever he gets going, Adrian Morejon, Jose Albertos, the entirety of Oakland's J2 class from last year, Osvaldo Hernandez, all the young Angels arms...
Dann
1:22
As a Cubs fan, I can see the starting rotation being the main risk this year. What tier of SP would a mid-season package centered on Happ+Candelario bring back from a rebuilding/tear-down team?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:23
I think the club has been conscious about building depth at Triple-A in case there's a rash of injuries to the big club and that they've been hunting for potential reinforcements since last summer.
1:24
If they have to make a move, they have the pieces to get whoever they want, but it's too early to speculate who might be available other than Quintana, and I'm not sure I see them making a deal with the Sox.
37
1:25
You mentioned last week that you were surprised by the assignment of Dodgers SS prospect, Oneil Cruz. Real talent there?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:26
Yes, watched him rip two well-struck opposite field fly balls last week. He's a legit 6-foot-8 right now.
Sonny
1:26
What version of Jordan Montgomery, that you've seen, was capable of jumping the line to claim the 5th spot in the Yankee rotation?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:27
Low-90s, might touch 94 or 95, excellent changeup and command, some early-inning deception from the delivery. I wrote him up as a #4/5 starter on the Yankees list so this is rather unsurprising in my opinion.
Sonny
1:27
Mitch Haniger FV accidentally listed at 45 in your report, still time to change to 70
Eric A Longenhagen
1:27
He's a fascinating player.
Jack J
1:27
Jake Rogers is most interesting prospect for astros in my mind. You said in write up he's best defensive catching prospect you have ever seen and that isn't the first time i've read that by someone. His defense and framing alone is worth 2-3 wins in MLB right now according to stat cast comparisons in MLB and based on what i've been reading would be top 3 defensive catcher in MLB currently. Will they fast track him with that value?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:28
I think he could catch in the Majors right now but barring an injury epidemic I don't think they'l rush him. It makes sense to try to develop the bat because, if they do, Rogers is an every day player instead of a backup.
Jeff
1:29
You have Hunter Renfroe at 50 FV. Is that a good outcome for someone drafted at 13 (i.e., would you go into the drafting thinking if I can get an average regular at 13, I'll be happy)?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:30
Yeah, 60s and 55s up top in the 10-12 range are good, 55s and 50s in the middle of the first round and by the back of round 1 it's a lot of 50s and 45s. Typically.
Jewel
1:30
Long term, who do you like more, Mazara or Conforto?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:30
Mazara
Daniel
1:30
Was Cotton weirdly underrated by the Dodgers? He's looking good now and last year the Dodgers even traded for Bud Norris instead of giving him a shot
Eric A Longenhagen
1:30
I remember seeing Cotton in the Fall League and wondering why the hell Mike Bolsinger was getting big league innings.
The Average Sports Fan
1:31
Lorenzen and Iglesias have been excellent multi inning relievers for the Reds. Who are some other borderline SP's that you think would benefit from a similar conversion?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:31
Good question.
1:33
Carson Fulmer, Conner Greene, maybe Taylor Hearn?
There are lots of guys, and I'm not advocating the three I mentioned move to the bullpen, those are just three guys I think would thrive in the role you're describing
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