Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
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Eric A Longenhagen
1:51
He's on my radar. Wrote him up recently: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/daily-prospect-notes-711/
Obviously skeptical of his offensive output given his age relative to level but he has big league tools, even if it's just as a unique reserve.
Babe Lincoln
1:52
How does KATOH (or KATOH+) factor into your analysis of each prospect?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:53
It flags guys I haven't heard about from scouts, forces me to reconsider some guys if the rankings are very different from the visual consensus. Just another useful tool when you're lining them up.
Dre
1:54
What's your opinion Steven Brault? Solid 4/5 or bullpen?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:55
I thought he was athletic enough that he'd tighten up his command a bit more and pitch at the back of a rotation. Still has rashes of wildness.
P2F
1:55
Eric, I just want to take a moment to thank you for the great work you've done for FanGraphs thus far. I'm looking forward to reading the updated organizational lists. This is my first question I've ever asked you. Scouting information on this guy seems to be virtually impossible to find, so could you please provide an updated report on how Freddy Peralta looks this season? His numbers at AA so far have been pretty great. Is he a guy (or even a dude) yet?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:57
Thank you. Peralta has improved his conditioning since being traded by Seattle. Small, but a big strider, gets the most out of his fastball but, on pure stuff, it's about average. Flashes plus breaking ball, average changeup. When he's commanding his fastball he's very effective overall. Chance to be a #4 on stuff.
Joe
1:57
Do you like any of Calvin Mitchell, Oneil Cruz, Connor Uselton, and potential breakout Mason Martin in the Pirates low minors to become at least an average everyday ML outfielder (if that is where you think they land defensively)?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:58
I like Mitchell's feel to hit, Uselton's power projection, Cruz just because he a freak physical specimen. Martin I'm not on (yet). All corner guys.
Saint
1:59
While Brailyn Marquez has been touched up some in a few of his starts, he's still posting excellent peripherals: 32/5 K/BB in 25.1 IP. He's a big lefty with interesting tools, any reports on how the young Cub farmhand looks?
Eric A Longenhagen
1:59
89-94 with curveball feel
2:00
Okay, that's all for today. Thanks to the several hundred of you who came. Have a great week.
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