Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
12:54
Have heard some negative things about how quickly his body has matured, his range at short. He was already a bit big last fall and was projected to move to third pretty quickly anyway, but I had someone put a 30 on his range there.
Billy Bob Thorton
12:54
Outlook for McMahon on the Rockies? Can he stick at 2B in Colorado or is he going to be a trade chip moving forward?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:55
Haven't talked to anyone who think he's better than a 40 defender at second base. But it sounds like he's made some offensive adjustments and the output on that end seems real. Aided by the PCL, but he's better than the guy we all saw in Fall League last year.
Bert Campaneris
12:56
Khalil Lee or Chase Vallot? Royals twitter community will greatly appreciate your input,  Eric. Thanks for chatting.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:56
Give me Lee
jaysfan
12:57
Joey Lucchesi put up some decent #s in AA but the K-rate took a step back. Is this a reflection of his lack of secondaries? Doe he still look like a reliever to you?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:00
I don't think his funk/deception is as effective at Double-A. Throwing enough strikes to be considered a starter going forward, though.
Gest
1:00
Can you give me your rundown on Seuly Matias. Is he an exciting prospect?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:02
Football player's build, think former Lions/Cowboys WR Roy Williams. Big power in BP. Body has filled out quickly, no longer has the speed for CF, erratic performance. Exciting, frustrating at times.
Cocobuttah
1:02
Could you arbitrarily rank Peter lambert, cody ponce, brett martin, chris rodriguez?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:03
Rodriguez, Lambert, Ponce, Martin
Ben
1:03
Top 3 Sleeper bachelor party cities?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:05
I'm that guy who doesn't like Vegas, for anything, so with that in mind:
San Diego, Seattle, Denver
Cocobuttah
1:06
How has chris siese looked so far?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:07
Smooth on defense in my looks, might outgrow short at some point, pushing a lot of contact the other way.
Brandon Johnson
1:08
If we could compare to what the Yankees gave up for Sonny Gray, what would a similar package have looked like from the Dodgers?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:10
This is a good question. Not sure there are clear parallel prospects in the Dodgers system. Mitch White and Kaprielian are somewhat similar in that their stuff has been better since college and they've dealt with injuries. Verdugo > Fowler so no comp there.
Bill
1:11
Any thoughts on the year Alec Hansen is having?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:11
Very encouraging that he's throwing an acceptable number of strikes and has also been healthy. Was neither at OU.
Brian
1:12
Cubs fan, also a fan of middle infield prospects, been a tough year in the second respect only as a cubs fan (gleyber and Paredes...not exactly alike I know).  Anything new on Ademan since the offseason?  I know just finally in SB after the Paredes trade.
Eric A Longenhagen
1:12
Looked great during extended, has struggled to hit since he was assigned. Scouts split on ultimate defensive home (some think he'll be a 2B but like the bat enough that that's okay). I really like him.
Eduardo
1:12
Miguel Andujar seems like a pretty good bet to hit in the majors.  But what's your opinion on his defense?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:14
70 arm, he makes spectacular plays at times and head-scratching ones at others.
PF
1:14
What do you make of the Blue Jays' business this trade deadline? Pannone seems really interesting by the stat line scouting no?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:15
He does, but the guy I think is very interesting is Samad Taylor. 70 runner, premium athlete, sneaky raw power for his size.
Sour beer
1:15
Jesus Sanchez or Estevan florial?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:16
Here gose nothing: Sanchez, but it's close
J
1:16
How much has Mateo increased his stock with his performance in AA?  What position do you think he best fits at?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:17
As I wrote in the piece, I think he can be a 50 at short with polish but the recent speed demons who have been split decision between SS and CF all seem to end up in the outfield.
The Rookie
1:17
Andrew Heaney worth picking up in a keeper league? Not really a prospect anymore but hasnt had an extended stretch run yet
Eric A Longenhagen
1:17
Was 88-92 here in the AZL last week. I'd wait and see if that plus the secondaries are going to be enough.
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
1:17
Let's talk about the big trade from yesterday: the Rays acquired Tobias Myers from the Orioles for Tim Beckham. Who is this 2016 6th round pick with the 2.11 FIP in low A?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:20
Yes, let's talk about this guy because I think he's very interesting. Excellent athlete. Was a two-way player in high school and was committed to play both ways in college. Was a 6th rounder who took an under slot $225K (I think that's right, if not it's close). Has added some velo, sits comfortably in the low-90s, has some breaking ball feel, confident kid. Not very projectable body but I'm kind of intrigued by the overall package. Obviously the numbers are impressive so far.
Al
1:23
Haven't heard much of Kyle Lewis since the injury last year, thoughts on him?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:23
Power is still in there, scouts who saw him rehabbing here in AZ didn't think he looked healthy when he was promoted. Hoping to see him Saturday night.
PF
1:24
Best prospect traded at the deadline that no one' stalking about?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:24
Luis Madero, Taylor and Myers are the ones I think are fun sleepers in this year's group.
Jimmy BallGame
1:25
Thoughts on Sam Travis? Can he be a regular or is he a AAAA guy?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:25
Below average regular for me, falls short on power.
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