Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
2:44
Rockies take another likely reliever. 90-93, avg slider. Nick Kennedy, LHP, Texas.
Jim
2:44
should we assume all HS players drafted will spend most of the season in GCL / AZL . Any you expect to go straight to short season?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:45
I would, yes.
2:46
White Sox take Tyler Johnson, RHP, South Carolina. Relief-only but touches 99, sits 93-97, has had health issues.
Sonny
2:46
What is Brent Rooker's 'elderly ascendancy' mean?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:46
He's old for the class but got much better this season
2:47
Pirates take St Joe's C Deon Stafford. Was seen as best northeast college hitter entering the spring, had some issues throwing and with contact rate this year. Has power, good athlete, chance to catch.
StL Steve
2:47
Has there ever been a player who was drafted and immediately became the number 1 prospect in baseball with out even playing a minor league game? If not, who was closest?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:47
Harper?
2:48
Miami takes Ryan Lillie. Converted catcher, will touch 97.
out of UC Riverside
2:49
Kansas City takes Charlie Neuweiler, RHP, McClancy HS (NY)
2:50
Upper-80s, knucklecurveball projects to average, perhaps above.
Northeast arm and all that entails.
2:51
Astros take Nate Perry, C, Bassett HS (VA)
2:52
Not a lock to stay at C, has some pull power, body has some projection
Yankees take Glen Otto, RHP, Rice. Surprise, he's had injury issues. 90-93 as a starter, harder than that out of the bullpen, chance for above average curveball. Obviuosly has some injury concerns.
2:53
Mariners take Long Beach C Dave Banuelos
2:54
Plus arm, good receiver, maybe hits enough to be a low-end regular. More of a glove-first backup.
Nick
2:54
Who, if anybody, is virtually a lock to stay at catcher in this class? Melendez?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:55
Yup, Whatley and Banuelos.
Noah
2:55
Does baseball have a pace of play issue (and by that I mean day 1 of the draft)
Eric A Longenhagen
2:55
Nah, people have attention span issues.
2:57
Tigers take Sam McMillan, just a solid developmental catching prospect who has a better than 50/50 chance to stay back there.
2:58
Jason Bahr, UCF, RHP goes to the Giants. Huge college performer in relief role, stuff doesn't look great but might have some deception/extensnion elements helping things play up
3:00
Catching up:
StL: Zach Kirtley, 2B, St Mary's: Good bat to ball skills, projectable power
3:01
NYM: Matt Winaker, 1B, Stanford: College performer wit hmore walks than K's, 1B-only, bat not likely explosive enough for that profile
3:02
BAL: Lamar Sparks, OF, Seven Lake: Projectable body, very raw.
TOR: Cullen Large: 2B-only, good bat to ball skills.
3:03
LAD: Riley Otteson, RHP, Utah - 93-96, chance for 55 slider. Pure relief, old for class due to Mormon mission.
Mike
3:03
Tristan Beck getting his name called any time soon?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:03
People thought he had a deal in place, it's possible he simply did not.
3:04
Red Sox take RHP Alex Scherff.
Throws hard, big spin rates, old for the high school class, great body, poor command.
3:05
No. 66 on my board
Cleveland takes Austin Wade, OF, TCU
3:06
Quintessential TCU bat, good approach, hit tool, lacks power.
Dr Evil
3:06
Has your perception of Dustin Fowler changed at all from your preseason writeups? Does he have more power upside than previously thought?
Eric A Longenhagen
3:06
No, I was the high guy on Fowler so this was expected.
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