Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
12:32
Hello from Phoenix.
I ranked all the traded prospects and, more importantly, there are link to all their scouting reports in this post: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/ranking-the-prospects-traded-during-dea...
And if they don't have a post of their own the report is just in that doc.
Calhoun
12:33
Am I the future DH for the Rangers, or can I actually play D in the outfield?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
DH for me
Pearced
12:33
Thoughts on Pannone? Solid back end starter?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
That's probably his ceiling. Not sure how that fastball will play in the big leagues.
Joe Schlmo
12:34
Teoscar Hernandez a solid regular next year?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:34
I think so. Has hit well since finding footwork he was comfortable with in the box.
Dodger Fan
12:34
Where would you rank AJ Alexy in the Ranger's system? Seems like he was moving up the ranks of the stacked Dodger system pretty quickly.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:36
Probably in the 12-20 range. I like him. How he lines up with the likes of Matuella, Speas, Cody and Hernandez kind of depends on how you feel about stuff vs pitchability or stuff vs injury history.
SForever
12:37
Is Arroyo going to be a productive regular in the bigs next year or is his place atop the Giant's farm system just a sign of a weak group overall?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:38
It's not a great group, but I like Arroyo in general and think he's going to hit enough to play third every day even without much power.
Mac
12:38
Is Hendrik Clementina relevant? I was worried when I was typing "hendrik clementina fangraphs" and autofill suggested "hendrik clementina fanfiction" before I ever got to fangraphs.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:39
Sure. Several developmental hurdles, but he's relevant.
Conrad
12:39
Though the Padres are trying to limit his innings this year, wouldn't it seem like MacKenzie Gore is ready for the Midwest league?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:41
It seems that way based on the opinions of scouts here in AZ, but it's easier to manicure his innings here and he has had some blister issues that I'd want to keep an eye on if I were SD. I think he's just going to pitch every Monday down here.
Big Tuna
12:41
Which prospect improved their value the most at the deadline? (either by trade or trade of competition)
Eric A Longenhagen
12:42
Probably Teoscar, who gets a shot to play more regularly now.
Fred
12:42
Fair to say Fowler is a fourth outfielder of his speed doesn't come back?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:43
Probably not, since losing speed could mean no more CF, and you should be able to play CF as a fourth OF. More likely a below avg regular in a corner if he returns and is suddenly slow.
Joel
12:43
What 2017 draftees have caught your eye so far in pro ball, either outperforming your expectations or severely underperforming?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:45
Heliot Ramos has looked great when I've seen him. Austin Beck has really struggled. Think he'll be fine, but he's pressing right now, visibly frustrated. The leap from NC high school ball to what he's seeing now has been a lot.
Erix
12:45
Do you have Connor Greene thoughts?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:45
70 fastball. I think that's kind of it.
Larry
12:46
With Huascar Ynoa, does he have a chance to start?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:46
I think so.
Estuve
12:46
Call it right now (please) - who will be a better major leaguer, Hunter Greene or Luis Castillo?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
I'm taking Greene
ChiSox2020
12:47
Why is everyone so high on Dylan Cease? He's 22 and doing OK in A ball.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:47
Throws hard, has curveball feel.
Jason
12:48
Can you even ballpark the value of Buxton right now if he were to be traded?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:48
Probably depends on who you're asking. I'd be in on him if available.
jaysfan
12:49
What should we make of Starling Heredia's physique? Where does he fit from a defensive perspective - now and by the time he debuts?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:49
He is thick for his age but he still runs well despite it and has kept it in check since turning pro. He has the speed for center field. I think he might stay there for a while, longer than I initially thought.
Gest
12:50
Would you ever advise a guy with 100ish to throw a 97ish two-seamer?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:51
Yes.
Nick
12:51
Have you seen any of the 2018 draftees yet? Nander De Sedas and Will Banfield look interesting.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:52
Some. Area Codes start this weekend so I'll get a long look at a large section of the class.
Hank
12:52
Vlad Guerrero Jr's Appy League numbers have spoiled me. I'm looking at Maitan's start there and getting kind of concerned. Please talk me out of it.
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