Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Forrest
12:35
How long are the Twins going to ride the proven disaster that is Byron Buxton when Zack Granite has a .363/.415/.500 slash line (with 15 SBs in 20 ATT and only 25Ks in 244 PAs)?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:37
I'm not sure how you just give up on a player with Buxton's physical gifts so early.
Rahul
12:38
Is Jaime Barria a 50+ FV now? Destroyed high A & now AA, strikeouts up, excellent command. I take it the changeup is now plus plus? Future mid rotation or still back end guy for you?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
Scouts think he has a shot to be a #3, so yup he's firmly a 50FV for me at this point and in the overall top 100 discussion.
Frank Thomas on the Padres
12:39
Future value on Franmil Reyes?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:40
1B only guy so probably a 40 or 45, though he certainly has the power to play there.
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
12:40
Do you see Wander Franco sticking at short, and do you still like the bat if he slides over to second or third?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:40
A likely mover
George Washington
12:40
Who has a better shot at entering the top 100 at the end of season: Edwin Rios or Dennis Santana?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:40
Santana
Randy
12:41
Who is currently your favorite righthanded pitcher to watch in the minors?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:41
Honeywell
Rick Smutcliffe
12:41
I see a lot of comps between Clint Frazier and Josh Donaldson, and not just in their cockiness. Thoughts?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:42
That comp makes little sense to me.
Brien Taylor
12:43
Have you heard much about Michel Baez for the Padres? It seems like they are pretty excited about him.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:44
Like 93-97 with a hammer breaking ball. He's very big, very athletic. Probably too much for the AZL, he might kick out to an affiliate before the summer is over.
Frank
12:44
Francisco Mejia, is he that good?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:44
If it walks like a plus-hitting catcher and quacks like a plus-hitting catcher, it's a plus hitting catcher.
LudeBurger
12:44
you are a saint
Eric A Longenhagen
12:45
I'm going to leave you for a baseball game in a few minutes, I'm a sinner.
James
12:46
Can you do a quick rundown of where you see the Reds young arms ending up, bullpen or SP?: Finnegan, Stephenson, Reed, Mahle, Romero, Castillo, Gutierrez.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:46
Is Romero referring to Wennigton? If so
SP: Mahle,
and Romero
12:47
Situation fluid for Vlad, Castillo and maybe still Reed. Rest are RPs
JR
12:47
Will you be updating org prospect rankings after the draft/J2 signings?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
I'll do org rankings after the deadline when prospect movement has settled
Carrie Bendorff
12:47
What's (Jays infielder/Cuban emigre/bro of Yuli) Lourdes Gurriel's ceiling?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
I think he's a utility guy
Ben McDonald
12:48
Is it too early to be asking about Estevan Florial's top 100 chances?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:48
Nah, they exist
Greg
12:48
Have you seen Michel Baez? Thoughts?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:48
Kilmshaw
12:48
Haven't heard much about Willy Adames this year. Is he still among the top SS prospects, or has he fallen off?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:48
Still way, way up there. Like top 10-15 in all of baseball.
Steve
12:49
Austin Hayes, will he be exposed as he moves up or will his tools hold up?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:49
I think the approach gets exposed.
Todd Van Poppel
12:49
Khalil Lee is striking out a ton, but the rest of the stat line looks pretty good. Are you hearing good things about him?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:49
Yup. Power, patience. Probably always going to swing and miss.
Dr. Torch
12:50
Anderson Espinoza sightings?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:50
I've heard it's still going to be a few weeks.
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