Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Edwin
2:44
De Leon or Honeywell - will either have an MLB impact this year and if so, who do you think has greate 2017 upside?
Johnny
2:44
Do we need to worry about Anderson Espinoza' health?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:45
I've heard it's going to be a little while, like mid-June.
BIS alum
2:45
You worked there and are from there but the town was quite strange. Where was the best place to eat and drink? And have you been to Milanders?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:46
Yeah Coplay is weird. Depends how mobile you are. Nothing close to the office I'd rec, you need to go into Bethlehem.
Sim
2:47
How come you never answer my weaver question?
Thoughts on Luke Weaver? When do you think he will come up?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:48
Because my thoughts on Luke Weaver are well-documented and I think predicting promotions is a waste of time and mental energy.
Marcus
2:48
Ceiling for Franchy Cordero? Started in High-A last year, now leading off in Triple-A, still 22.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:49
Has premium tools that play down because he has poor baseball instincts. He has a bench outfielder look for me, ceiling is above that though.
Oddball Herrera
2:49
This comp came to me last night when I was pondering Almonte's injury - is Broxton a decent comp for Zimmer? The one obvious difference is the platoon concern
Eric A Longenhagen
2:50
Broxton is definitely a baseline for that type of player, right? The power on contact CF who has swing and miss issues and plays good defense.
Hank
2:50
There are some Brewers fans who criticize Mikwaukee's rebuild because of the lack of a true "superstar" prospect. Of course, these prospects are very rare and even then most don't become superstars, but who in their system would say has the best chance of becoming a top player in the league?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:50
Has anyone seen Lewis Brinson play?
2:51
I think Ray could be a star, Erceg has that kind of toolset. So does Monte Harrison.
Andrew
2:51
Who in the Nats organization has opened the most eyes in the early going?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:52
I had someone (not in Nats org) slap a Tulo comp on Carter Kieboom.
Matt
2:53
First off, gotta say your coverage is nothing short of remarkable given it's just your two eyes and a cell phone. Secondly, I'm interested what your long-term career goals are. Is there a particular position you'd need to be offered to move on from FG?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:54
Thanks, I'm still trying to improve coverage but I generally think things are going well. People with teams ask me your question on the regular and my answer is 'I don't know' because I'm still trying to master my current gig.
2:55
There are really only a couple of reasons to leave a job like this. 1) try to win a GD ring. 2) The internet is not a fun place on which to make a living (no offense, chat)
Buck
2:55
Any reason for the salty mood today?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:56
Not salty (save for a question or two), it just reads that way because we're all conditioned to read things on the internet that way anymore.
2:57
Though I guess a question or two is more than usual.
Andrew
2:57
I remember you talking about Hunter Greene's infield arm being the only 80 tool grade in this year's draft. How about any 70-75 tool guys? I ask this question because it helps me gauge who I want my team to draft like having known Bobby Dalbec having 70 grade power in last year's draft.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:58
Lotta 70 runners. Lewis, Merrell (the shortstop at USF), Kendall. You could put a 7 on Austin Beck and Jo Adell's bat speed and I would't argue with you.
Kretin
2:59
Any Angels prospects standing out to you at the moment?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:59
Marsh looks great down here, also glad to see Jordan Zimmerman hitting in affiliated ball. He's a nice little sleeper for Angels fans to follow, he can really hit.
Charlie
3:00
Fowler and Wade have both looked great for SWB so far this year. Which one has impressed you more so far, and how could either of them find a path to playing time?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:00
I'm a huge Fowler fan, put him on the top 100. Wade's path to playing time is more clear because he's probably a utility guy, but Fowler has more upside.
Badger
3:01
What percentage of all baseball you watch is MLB?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:02
Depends on the time of year. Right now it's 0-5%. Post-draft it will spike. And actually I should probably get to a big league game soon just to refresh the eyes.
Jacob
3:03
Do you think Jo Adell could go in top 10?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:03
I do.
Sandy Alderson
3:04
Asking for a friend, who do you think will be the best player available at #20?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:04
I'll say Hiura.
brad
3:04
Thoughts on Peter Alonso and his struggles in A ball at 22 years old?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:04
R/R college first baseman not named Eric Karros are tough profiles.
3:05
There are teams that really like him, though.
JT
3:05
Are you still optimistic about Winker?
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