Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Alex
2:13
What are the chances Joan Gregorio and Jaime Schultz end up starting?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:13
Like 30-40% on Gregorio? Unlikely but possible. Schultz is relief-only.
Johnny5Alive
2:13
Quantrill looked good and I know you like him. How quickly can he realistically move?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:14
Changeup/command guys can move pretty quickly but keep in mind there's probably an innings limit there because he spent most of last spring rehabbing from TJ and didn't get going in games until after the draft. Makes sense for SD to slow cook him, Lawson, Thompson, etc.
Bleh
2:14
How do you identify a player's first step/reaction on defense? It seems like it would be difficult to rate unless you happened to be watching the player prior to the pitch specifically to gauge his first step
Eric A Longenhagen
2:15
Yes it's hard, but the angle scouts sit at behind home plate allows for terrific depth of field and there's an interpolation aspect to it as well. Good question.
Jake
2:15
Is Cody Reed's relief performance yesterday indicative of anything?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:15
I saw he was throwing hard, what else did he have going on? I'm still in on Reed, btw.
Kristen
2:16
Scott Heineman - how much was he the beneficiary last season of playing in High Desert vs. having actual skills? Could he be a late blooming power-speed guy?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:17
Yeah, I'm writing the Texas list now and there has been some sentiment among scouts that that was the case and the ones that saw him here in the Fall League were not as into him as the ones who saw him in the Cal League were, which I think is a sign. Some scouts like him as a 4th outfielder.
Bert Campaneris
2:17
Thoughts on Christin Stewart?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:17
Big raw power, I thin he gets to enough of it, but no position.
YKnotDisco?!
2:17
FV of Greifer Andrade? I didn't see him on the M's list. Does that mean his FV is <40?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:19
Yeah, I know I typically shove young Latin American infielders but other than his approach, scouts weren't sure there's much else in the way of tools there.
Really great strike zone feel though, which is especially useful in the AZL where strikes aren't a given. Not a SS for anyone I spoke with.
Big Joe Mufferaw
2:19
Is Justus Sheffield under rated? We never hear about him
Eric A Longenhagen
2:20
Just lost amid one of the game's best farm systems
Jobu
2:20
If Buehler pitches in the majors this year, it'll be as a reliever, right?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:20
I=That'd be my guess
Guest
2:20
D.J. Peters - similar type of profile to a guy like Jayson Werth?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:20
Not really. Peters just looks like Werth.
2:21
Same hair, build, position. But very little similarities beyond that.
Bleh
2:21
You mentioned Nate Orf. I watched him hit a walk-off in Biloxi a couple years back but paid him no attention. What does he look like now?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:22
He's the same little 2B with great feel to hit and has already surpassed many expectations by getting to Triple-A this quickly/at all.
Lon
2:22
Should we be concerned about the Royals farm system? Where are we going here? I feel like we're all in a tailspin after losing Yordano...
Eric A Longenhagen
2:22
hold on...
Bert Campaneris
2:22
Nicky Lopez and DJ Burt are two interesting players. I got to watch them on their home opener, and it was crazy the keen eye that they display. This is obviously an analysis from a non-scout. My question: can such skill be built upon? Both showed great selectivity (eye), but lack contact skills. What do you do when evaluating that type of player, and projecting into the future? I am guessing that they are more difficult than a Ramon Laureano type. Sorry for the long message. Thanks for chatting.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:24
^ The Royals have interesting low-level guys. Khalil Lee, Seuly Matias, Lopez Meibrys Viloria. Burt is a lot of fun, too.
The Ashe Russell pick hasn't panned out as hoped so far but it's still early for him, too.
2:25
To Bert's question, it's hard evaluating strike zone recognition with the naked eye because it's just better done over a huge sample and scouts are usually sitting on a series or team for 3-5 days.
And of course it's even harder at the lower levels because pitchers aren't as polished.
2:26
If a player has shown high-level walk rates for 2+ years, full seasons, I thin kit's fair to say it's a skill.
JDubz
2:26
Cedric Mullins filled up the stat sheet last year in A-Ball and is 12-22 with 3 HR and 10 R thru 5 games at AA. Is he really this good or just a nice start?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:26
He's definitely a prospect but obviously nobody is THAT good.
Phil's Guy
2:26
Should I miss dinner at home to watch Bailey Falter, Moniak, Brito, Gamboa and the rest of the Blueclaws take on the Suns? My wife is an excellent cook.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:26
I'd say hell yes but I'm a horrible person
Matt Damon
2:27
MATT. DAMON.
Phil Maton
2:27
Phil Maton!
Jason
2:27
Between Judge, Rutherford, and Frazier who has the best chance to play CF assuming NYY will make a play for Harper in a couple of years...
Eric A Longenhagen
2:28
None?
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