Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
3:31
And then they pick at 33 again, right after CIN.
But in general I think we see less of the under slot stuff with the new rules.
Ryan
3:31
Can you expand a little more on Brandon Marsh?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:31
Looks comfortable in CF, has big raw power, is taking good at-bats.
Captain Hindsight
3:32
I was not too into the draft around the time Trout was drafted. Why did he "fall" so far in the first round? Was it because his ceiling wasn't projected correctly or that teams didn't think he could hit his ceiling?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:34
A combination of factors. West weather in NJ kept decision makers atop the draft from seeing a lot of him, some poor evaluation, some penny pinching ownership stuff.
23
3:34
Thoughts on Peter Lambert? 19 in A+, hasn't dominated any level but still holding his own.
Eric A Longenhagen
3:35
Love Lambert. Modest velo but throws his breaking stuff for strikes, has a good changeup and I've actually seen him run that change back over the outside corner against righties, which I had not seen a high schooler do before that.
Me
3:36
Really appreciate the extended chat! If you had to pick between two of Carson's darlings, would you rather have Max Schrock or Luis Urias?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:36
Urias.
Sam
3:36
What are your thoughts on Wuilmer Becerra? I've seen anything from meh 4th OF to potential first division starter in RF
Eric A Longenhagen
3:37
Great bat to ball skills, might not have power for the corners (and we're still pretty early, post-surgery, to make judgments about his arm) but some scouts think the body still has some projection even though he's listed at like 230 or something like that.
Marcus Banks
3:37
What is your favorite fruit to eat cooked? raw?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:39
Is #HotFruit allowed in this chat? Peach Cobbler is a 60 dessert but that's more about the crust and crumble than the peaches. Grilled watermelon with mint and basil has the fruit at the center and is pretty great when it's 117 here.
JC
3:39
Is Randy Ventura worth monitoring?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:39
Yes
Lazarito
3:40
I'm still in Arizona, seen anything from me?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:40
Hitting a little bit better but basically the same as what I've written recently.
Josh
3:40
How bout that Lansing Lugnuts roster?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:41
It's unreal. Bo Bichette is raking, Vlad is one of the best prospects in baseball and I really like Palacios. Woodman is a prospect...a very fun roster.
Marcus Banks
3:42
approximately how many questions do you receive during these chats?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:42
I don't think there's a way to count but several hunderds.
Rob
3:42
Bernardo Flores ceiling?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:43
League avg starter, which is great for where they got him.
Andy
3:43
Any good stories of going to scout a particular prospect, but then having a more unheralded guy pop up as being the main attraction?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:43
Almost daily. Last week's most fun discovery was Camilo Dovall.
Hannah Hochevar
3:44
Thanks for the long chat. Curious if anyone in the Orioles system has generated newfound excitement.
Eric A Longenhagen
3:45
Ryan Mountcastle has generated a lot of discussion, Austin Hays and Jomar Reyes are hitting, Cody Sedlock is throwing an acceptable (but sitll not great) level of strikes. Um....
3:46
Oh duh, Cedric Mullins is a lot of fun but still more of a bench OF for most scouts.
Alex Wells is throwing well, not walking anyone, could command his way into a 5th starter role.
Not a great system but some good news early this year.
3:47
And with that I am spent. Working on draft stuff, a top 50 sortable board should be up early next week, and I am fairly stoked on it. Be well everyone, see you next Tuesday.
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