Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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12:35
I believe you were very high on Yadier Alvarez before the season. Why was that and has anything so far this year changed your opinion? Thanks
Eric A Longenhagen
12:37
I was high on him because he throws 95+ with zero effort, he had some breaking ball feel and was throwing strikes consistently by the end of the year. He reported out of shape this year.
Dan
12:37
Hi Eric - thoughts on Jon Duplantier changing given his recent performance?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:38
His stock was up this spring when he was sitting mid-90s with a 6 slider and he's cementing it by staying healthy, which he didn't do in college. Blowing away low-a as a college arm isn't what's moving the needle.
Tim
12:39
Do you think any of Jeremiah Estrada, Garrett Mitchell, or Hagen danner forego the draft and go to UCLA?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
Others seem to be off Estrada (I am not, still love that little guy) so maybe there's a chance he matriculates. But I haven't heard anything on signability for any of those three.
Sean
12:40
Did you ever envisage Allen Cordoba producing like this on this level at a ripe age of 21 Eric?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:40
I don't think anyone anticipated he hit this well after jumping from short season ball.
Eli
12:41
How does Baz compare to Forrest Whitley? What are the odds the Astros can get them both?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:43
Whitley had much better command as a draft prospect. I think there's a chance Baz gets that far, but a few teams ahead of Houston might really need to reach for college players to make it happen.
Moltar
12:43
Is Logan Warmoth the highest grade name in the draft? Dude's last name sounds like a pokemon
Eric A Longenhagen
12:45
It's probably up there but I'll take Garrett Cave, Drew Swift (who is a 7 runner), Cash Case, Hans Crouse...and probably more ahead of him.
Brewer Hicklen
that might be #1
TKDC
12:46
Do you have any general rules about whether guys should go to college or not? Like "outside the first two rounds" or something like that?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:46
Nah, I've tried to come up with heuristics for that in the past but each player/family situation is so unique, and often the driving factor, that it was largely useless.
liam
12:46
who you got Eric, Carlos Rincon or Ibandel Isabel, both offensive minded hitters who either hit the ball to the moon or swing through their shoes on a daily basis
Eric A Longenhagen
12:46
Give me RIncon.
Hank
12:47
What is soonest we could see Vlad Jr. in the majors? He's so young, but he's soooo good.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
He's there before he's allowed to drink.
Grant
12:47
A.J Puk has been mowing down hitters in high-A, does he stay down there all/most of the year or start getting moved more aggressively?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
Wish he'd throw more strikes but yeah, you kind of have to push him if he's missing this many bats.
Asdrubal
12:47
Who was that pitcher you saw in EST that you liked better than Morejon? Think he could make the top 100 this year?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:48
Chris Rodriguez and, if he stays healthy, I do.
Troutmageddon
12:48
Could the most loaded team in the minors take a series against the Trout-less Angels right now? I know the answer is no, but come on.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:48
I might have just seen the team with the best combination of talent/polish over the weekend in Lehigh Valley and no, they couldn't beat Anaheim.
Stuafoo
12:48
Did you say recently that a stop to see Kyle Lewis was in your near future? How's he looking on his way back from injury?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:49
Sounds like he's getting underway this week but I'm in the northeast until Friday and then in Fayetteville for the weekend so I won't get a look for a while yet.
Chris S
12:49
Why do i dislike Cody Bellinger's swing? I am no scout of course but something to me seems hitch-y or there is an additional mechanic my untrained eye is seeing. Not that it matters of course, he is raking.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:50
Do you hate pleasure and fun? My wife loves Bellinger's swing. "Swoosh! Swoosh!"
Josh
12:50
Could Tyler Wade start at SS right now as a roughly league average SS? Doesn't it make more sense for the Yanks to trade him then as they have plenty of upper level MI depth?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:52
He's a high-end UT guy for me, could be a low-end every day player. They're competing and it's not had to envision an injury scenario where he's pressed into duty so no, I'd hold onto him.
Nick
12:52
Who are some new 2017 draft names sneaking into first round consideration? Allen, Sauer, & Thompson seem to be a few.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:53
Nate Pearson is moving up my board after throwing as hard as he did this week in a bullpen. Even if he's a relief-only guy, pitchers with that kind of stuff go in round 1.
If you think Chris Seise stays at short I could see him in rd 1.
Accudart
12:54
Carter Kieboom's stock risen much in your eyes. Realistic chance of being top 10 SS?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:54
It has. Not sure off the top of my head how he lines up with everyone else in baseball, though.
Hardly Working
12:55
Do you ever (objectively) rate a prospect as a 40FV or so, but secretly, in your heart of hearts, believe that he'll be a good/great player?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:55
Oh yeah, all the time.
And 40 FVs are good prospects, btw.
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