Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Sam
1:52
How does Kyle Higashioka's reasonable floor and ceiling compare to what Austin Romine is right now?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:53
More power than Romine, I like him. Qeustions about the arm strength. Wrote him up here: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-33-prospects-new-york-yankees/
Andrew
1:53
Daniel Johnson has three dingers in his first few games at Hagerstown, is he a name to remember?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:54
Yes. Tooled-up college outfielder whose college stats were exaggerated by the hitting environment. He's a plus-plus runner.
Bert Campaneris
1:55
Marcos Diplan had a phenomenal outing last night. That was something.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:56
91-94 late in the spring
StrosFan
1:56
Stephen Wrenn hit for power tool seems to be lot higher than what you had him graded at. He hit ton of bombs last year in short season i thought.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:57
College guy in short season. He has some raw but scouts don't see him getting to it in games
Aaron
1:57
Seems like Hunter Greene and McKay are the consensus top two right now. Who are the handful of guys behind them for the third spot?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:59
I'm in on Bukauskas, I still like Wright and Kendall, DL Hall might be up there, too.
John S
1:59
I'm trying to come up with reasons that Bukauskas won't be the first college arm to come off the board in June. Help?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:00
Because he's 6' tall and his delivery is a bit violent.
JB
2:00
Small sample size aside, Ian Happ has put up some awfully interesting numbers since AFL. Assuming the glove plays at 2B or a corner OF position, what are your thoughts on him long-term?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:01
I like him a lot, think he hits from both sides of the plate and a team will be able to hide him at 2B even if he's just a 4 there.
DB
2:01
Eddie Butler or Brandon Woodruff -- who do you think has a better chance at this point of being a successful mlb starter?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:01
Woodruff
Tim Tebow
2:01
How did you get into baseball? Have you ever worked for a major league team?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:02
Same as you, I just followed my dream
Marshall Sheckles
2:02
Monte Harrison is off to a good start, strong break-out candidate this year?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:02
The tools for stardom are there, he has either been hurt, not made contact or both.
John
2:03
One guy generating some early season buzz is Dodgers farmhand Carlos Rincon. What can you say about him?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:04
Aha! Yes, Rincon has some power.
2:05
He started off last year in the DSL on a tear and came to the states late in the summer.
Scouts who saw him here weren't sure how much he'd hit but he's off to a good start in the midwest league.
Erik
2:05
Should your opinion on whether Vlad Jr's approach will work be affected by the fact that Vlad Sr's approach definitely worked? It doesn't really make sense that approach would be genetic in the same way that purely physical tools like power and speed are.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:06
No, I wrote it that way on the Blue Jays list because I thought because I thought it added color to the piece.
Jimmy the Geek
2:07
Is there anyone you weren't paying attention too, that now has your complete attention?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:07
Once the lists get done this week, my wife.
and hygiene
2:08
Prospect-wise? I liked what scouts said about Ben Gamel when I did the Mariners list. I expected to have him in the HM section but now I'm closely monitoring his progress at Tacoma
OklahomaBrave
2:08
Side note- You easily do the best and most in depth prospect chats, and it isn't close. Thank you
Eric A Longenhagen
2:09
Thank you. I appreciate the support and will try to keep improving and get creative with this here job, which still feels new.
Sam
2:10
Have you talked to any scouts that don't buy Amed Rosario as a top 10 prospect? If so, for what reason?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:10
Yes, they just don't see the bat developing into what many others do.
Nate
2:10
In a recent morning prospects notes you mentioned Sam Haggerty. Is there anything there? I follow the Indians system pretty closely and never considered him a prospect.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:11
I liked him in college and he dealt with oblique issues the last couple years that may have colored his performance. Interesting bat to ball guy in the mold of many prospects in that system, just hasn't been healthy. Certainly worth following, if nothing else.
Logan Davis
2:11
Mariners fans are in love with Mitch Haniger, not least because he already has 1 WAR in his first 160 MLB PA - already above his 50% KATOH projection. But projection systems and prospect experts seem to like him less. Why? He's shown speed, defense, power, and discipline in MLB, and he was supposedly the best hitter in the minors last year. Is the optimism disparity really all just age-arc?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:12
Wrote about how he slipped under the radar on the Dbacks list back in November. He was demoted to A-ball at age 24 (I think) and at that point people like me are just off it. But he went down there to play every day because Arizona had too many outfielders in the Mobile. He made a swing change there and, boom.
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