Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Noah
2:14
Are you higher on Bubba Thompson or Jeren Kendall?
Bert Campaneris
2:15
Michael Baumann got drafted. Ben Lindbergh is still available.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:15
Makeup issues.
Tiger take Gio Arrierra, RHP, Palm Beach JC
2:16
90-93, chance for above average curve, probable reliever
Jim
2:16
Carter Kieboom or Bo Bichette -- who would you rather own from a fantasy perspective?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:16
Depends on your fantasy.
2:17
Love Garrett Cave here for SF
Cave has one of the quickest arms in the draft, sitting 91-95 and touching 97 with a hard, mid-80s slider, a shapely looping curveball and a firm changeup. He's likely a reliever but has a non-zero chance to start if he can harness his command and it makes sense to develop him as a starter so his secondaries get more reps. Even in relief (where his heater could play up) he might have several weapons and pitch in the back of a bullpen.
63 on my board
2:18
Mets take Tony Dibrell, RHP, Kennesaw St
Dibrell's stuff has been inconsistent this spring but at times he has been up to 96 with a plus changeup. At others he's sitting 88-92 with no command, so scouts' opinions of him are dictated by when they've seen him. Four pitch mix.
Frenchie
2:18
Thoughts on Terriez Fuller ?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:18
Huge raw power, some of the best in the class. Not much else going on right now, a player dev project.
2:19
BAL takes Jack Conlon, RHP, Sugarland TX
sinking low-90s fastball, relief body and delivery for me
Jeremy
2:19
About your comment on the Braves' pick: what do you mean about pitchers' stuff extrapolation?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:20
If a guy's stuff ticks up late, ATL tends to think it's a sign of things to come while others are more apt to acknowledge it could be a short-lived blip.
2:21
Blue Jays take Kevan Smith, SS, Maryland. Fringe UT profile for me.
Eric
2:21
Thoughts on Anthony Jimenez , Mariners CF prospect?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:21
Physical specimen, baseball skills are a bit raw, old for the level. Not a NP but certainly one whose performance I'm skeptical of at this point.
2:22
Dodgers take James Marinan, RHP, Park Vista HS (FL)
#52 o nmy board. The strong-bodied Marinan has experienced an uptick in velocity over the last six months and gone from sitting in the upper-80s to sitting 91-94 and touching 96. While his amorphous breaking ball lacks definition, there's some feel for spin there and most scouts think at maturity it will be an average or better slider. Marinan generates good extension and has a great arm action that might portend more velocity and a better changeup.
Jonathan
2:22
When teams that are highly ranked on analysts' boards slip several rounds in the actual draft without even turning into major overslot signings, which would you consider more likely: A) the analysts were all a bit off on said player, or B) the teams were all a bit off on said player.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:23
C) the difference between prospect #300 on my board and #100 on my board is smaller than people think and it's not uncommon for teams to have them flipped for totally reasonable evaluation differences.
Red Sox take Jake Thompson, RHP, Oregon St
2:24
Good arm strength, avg slider, has had command issues throughout career
Cleveland takes Ernie Clement, 2B, UVA
2:25
Speedy little INF who some preferred in CF as his hands and arm are not sure bets for the INF. Some bat to ball ability. Utility profile.
Drew
2:25
Do you have most of this stuff in your head or are you Control+F on all these names after the top 50-100?
Eric A Longenhagen
2:25
It's a mix. Guys I've seen I have better recall than guys I've just sourced on.
2:26
Natoinals take Cole Freeman, 2B, LSU
senior sign
speed, contact
Chris
2:26
Why haven't we seen Skoug drafted yet? I know I'm scouting the stat line, but he seems to have a lot of power for a catcher
Eric A Longenhagen
2:26
Yes, but lots of swing and miss and prob not a catcher
Erica
2:26
Do you prefer this draft system withe caps and bonus pools, or the old system? Seems like the players got screwed.
Eric A Longenhagen
2:27
I's prefer no draft at all. So, I pref the old system where the kids were paid better.
Rangers select Ryan Dease, projectable righty, upper-80s with chance for more
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