Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Jim
1:34
I was surprised at the Garrett Stubbs comp as Russel Martin, thoughts? I'm assuming that is hitting stat comp?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:34
Yes, it's just a stat-based comp and Mitchell picks a relevant big leaguer that gets spit back at him by the algorithm.
Nolan
1:35
I've been pretty impressed with Margot so far. If he taps into his power and manages to be a 15-20 HR threat, how valuable is he? Also, if he's the only guy who hits from the Kimbrel trade...still a pretty great trade, right?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:36
Yeah the power is in the body just not the swing. If he ever gets to it I guess it would be like that one crazy Lorenzo Cain year from 2015? Which is a superstar.
Babe Lincoln
1:37
How do you think Amed Rosario would do if called up today?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:37
Play fine defense, do the occasional incredible thing, largely be carved up at the plate.
Scott
1:38
Why didn't Colin Moran get a mention in the Astros list?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:39
He's a corner-only guy with 40 game power and didn't hit in the PCL last year? I guess you could slip him on the HM's as a 1b/3b pinch hitter?
Leo
1:40
What are your thoughts on the power questions Leody Taveras has answered this first week of games?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:41
I mean, it's the first week of games.
1:42
He's really, really good and some scouts think he might grow into 15-20 homers annually, which would make him a star. But he's already a potential plus hitter with potential plus defense in CF so I don't need the power to come to think he's really good.
Gavin
1:43
When you talk about a prospect's bat speed, is that based off the naked eye, getting the bat speed with a radar gun, or video analysis? It seems to me it would be difficult to evaluate bat speed just from watching a player live.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:43
Naked eye and repotrs from scouts and yes, it's difficult and easy to make mistakes in evaluating it.
Josh R
1:44
Hi Eric. Any thoughts or ratings on Drew Jackson who we missed in both the Mariners and Dodgers lists?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:44
Good question, he's a 40 for me, likely utility man. 70 arm, at least 60 run, not sure he ever hits.
JourneyMan
1:44
Should the pirates just give up on Glasnow as a starting pitcher and develop him similarly as Andrew Miller?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:44
Not yet.
Lunch Angle
1:44
What are the odds that Seth Beer goes 1-1 in the 2018 draft?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:45
15%? We're usually pretty bad at calling 1-1 this far out.
Unless it's a Harper type
Nathan
1:45
When Kyle Lewis is healthy in June/July where do you expect him to go first to start playing in games?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:45
Here in AZ, at least for a little bit.
(definitely not biased)
1:46
Affiliate-wise I think they'd send him to Everett again once he's shown he's healthy down here.
John S
1:46
Eric Lauer... concerns regarding his velocity legit or wait and see?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:47
He was 85-89 for me in the spring
Riley
1:47
Domingo Acevedo, legitimate starting pitching prospect or reliever with intriguing high leverage potential?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:47
Has always been the latter for me.
Scot
1:47
Hey Eric- I was curious how you handle prospects who may have slipped through the cracks during the write-up process due to trades between clubs. For example, a Mitch Haniger write-up was included with both the AZ and the SEA posts, but someone like Ketel Marte was not included in either.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:49
Marte exhausted rookie eligibility way back in 2015 but you're right, we should come up with a way to fill holes next year. Going back and re-writing the lists was no bueno. Doing so with the White Sox list set me back time-wise much more than is acceptable.
odapm
1:49
in the past couple of chats, you've provided examples of 80 bat speed. miguel cabrera has been absent from those examples. does he have 80 bat speed, despite making it look much more effortless than say javy baez, mccutchen, etc. How do you judge bat speed relevant to effort? Also, if he (cabrera) doesn't have 80 bat speed, does he have 80 bat control? Does he have the highest combination of bat speed and bat control in MLB?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:50
You're right that effort can color perception of bat speed, and yes Cabrera has some of the best barrel feel of our generation, in my opinion. He's incredible.
Donuts?
1:50
Which type of donuts would you put in Tier 1
Eric A Longenhagen
1:50
Brand or style?
I go to Bosa, a local chain, when I need a donut (or three)
1:51
I get buttermilk or old fashioned donuts.
Tooch
1:51
Do you have a college prospects edition chat? I don't want to ask off topic questions in this forum if you're ever going to do something like that.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:51
You can fire away here.
Riley
1:51
Is Alec Hansen more of the guy we saw at Oklahoma last season, or the guy we saw in White Sox farm? His most recent start wasn't especially tantalizing, but it was just one start
Eric A Longenhagen
1:51
Yes
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