Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:55
top 5
Probably top 3 for me
1:56
Braves take Troy Bacon, RHP, Santa Fe CC
Bacon was a SS prospect in high school, missed a lot of bats as Santa Fe's closer
Ford
1:56
They both got late starts to the season, but Sean Murphy and Yairo Munoz both hitting well so far. Reason to be excited for either?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:57
Murphy, I like. I'm a Munoz skeptic.
Oakland takes Will Toffey, 3B, Vanderbilt. Love his glove at 3B, patient hitter, chance for above average hit tool. Power not there for 3B, but might be able to move around the diamond or just hit well enough to play every day.
1:58
More on Troy Bacon...
92-97, four pitch mix, athletic 6', JC reliever, so not easy to scout.
MaineBall
1:58
Assuming there are any left, which college pitchers that are still available have the best chance to be starters?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:59
Seattle's Tarik Skubal and Kennesaw's Tony Dibrell are my guys
2:00
Catching up:
2:01
Dbacks: Harrison Francis, Chiles HS (TN) - max effort, arm strength lottrery ticket
Phillies: Jake Scheiner, 3B, Houston: abv avg power, swing has some length
2:02
MIL: Brendan Murphy: Thought he was getting to ASU, lefty with avg fastball and changeup, breaking ball plays up due to arm slot vs lefties.
2:03
Angels: John Swanda, RHP, Roosevelt HS (IA) - 90-93, some curveball feel. Some scouts liked him as a bat.
2:04
Rockies pick Pearson McMahan, St Jonnn's river st college. 91-93, t95, deceptive, some slider feel
2:05
White Sox Lincoln Henzman out of Louisville: Bullpen arm, t 95, no clear best secondary
Grant
2:05
Heard you say that H. Greene is such a good athlete the command projects... but also that he's, what, a 35 runner? I realize these aren't the exact same, but man he must just be a physical dude.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:06
6-4, 205 at age 17. Hard to move all that mass.
Pirates take Vanderbilt C Jason Delay. Senior sign, viable defender though.
Pirates take a senior sign guy means they're doing math to get all the prep picks done.
LegallyEagle
2:06
Does a typical prospect expect to develop better in a college program or a minor league system?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:06
Minors. Player dev is the priority in the minors, not so in college.
2:07
Miami takes Stanford RHP Colton Hock. 93-96, plus curveball. Pure relief look. Potential setup man.
Matt
2:07
Any idea why the MLB.com tracker isn't updating?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:08
...no?
JP
2:08
MLB network guys comped every pick to all-stars and HOFers
Eric A Longenhagen
2:08
I doubt Mayo and Callis did that. The studio guys need to keep the casual fan interested with stuff like that. We don't need to do that here because you're all baseball freaks, it's why you're here.
Royals take Lipscomb OF Mike Gigliotti.
2:09
92 on my top 100. plus run, plays CF, 40 bat speed. Patient, almost excessively. but of a tweener
2:10
Houston takes Peter Solomon, RHP, Notre Dame
92-94, t96, multiple pitches, command probably relegates him to the bullpen
Adam
2:10
Did Mason House fall to the 4th round due to signability?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:10
No, due to lack of track record.
2:12
Yankees take Canaan Smith, announced as a RF. Athletic, tradtional RF profile with power and arm strength. Also patient for a HS bat.
2:13
Mariners take Seth Elledge, RHP, Dallas Baptist
He throws hard, obviously, like everyone from DBU. 93-95 with sink, fringe slider.
Cardinals draft Kramer Robertson, 2B, LSU
2:14
Gamer/grinder type. Tools fringey across the board.
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