Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat Goes to Washington
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Matt
12:26
Thoughts on the Thornburg trade to Boston? Seems a little light considering Thornburg was one of the top 10-12 relievers in baseball last year.
Eric A Longenhagen
12:26
Relievers are very volatile, wouldn't trust year to year performance as gospel.
danny mcgrew
12:26
NYY system the deepest in mlb?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:27
Up top, yes. SD might have the most depth in general. NYY might have like 11 guys on my top 100
Ryne
12:27
Any revisions or additions you'd like to make on the lists you've made so far? Anyone's chat comments change your opinion at all?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:27
Jared MIller from ARI would probably tick up half a grade. Otherwise, no.
Ethan
12:27
Is Jose DeLeon a top 15 prospect in baseball?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:27
No
Otis Redding
12:28
Does Ian Happ have any 2017 impact? Can he be a middle of the order bat?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:29
Might have 2017 impact for CHC in a trade but otherwise pretty much blocked unless there's an injury and even then, Chicago's versatility on the big club probably keeps him in Iowa.
Shawn Coleman
12:29
If you were another team talking with the braves, what pitching and hitting prospect would you be focused on in trying to acquire besides Albies, Allard, or Newcomb?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:29
Fired
Fried, not fired.
Freudian slip, there.
Freudian, not Friedian
Ethan
12:29
Where would you rank Cody Bellinger as a prospect in all of baseball - top 20?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:29
Yup
On track to be there based on the lists I've done so far.
James Madison
12:30
Who's your favorite under-the-radar prospect in the Giants system? And your thoughts on Gio Brusa?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:31
Fabian. On Brusa: big power, lots of swing and miss, fringe athlete
Billy
12:31
What are the chances Giolito's value is never this high again?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:31
After the year he had it's possible his value won't ever be this low again.
Zonk
12:32
For your top prospects series, what division are you visiting next? Nice work, BTW
Eric A Longenhagen
12:32
NL Central
And thanks, I've been grinding.
AJ
12:32
Where does Jason Groome rank in terms of Red Sox Prospects and what do you think he projects as?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:33
Right there after Moncada, Benintendi, Devers, maybe a tick up or down after that depending on your personal taste.
12:34
Groome or Kopech is a tough one for that list. I don't look forward to deciding.
Zonk
12:34
Thanks for your piece on the White Sox prospects. Do you feel like they have needlessly rushed some prospects? Thinking of Fulmer most prominently, but Rodon and Anderson I felt could have benefited from additional time. And Hawkins was moved way too fast. Thoughts?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:35
They push guys, definitely and I do think at times it's too much. Corey Zangari a glaring misstep this season. But Rodon and Anderson I didn't mind. Both those guys were 2+ WAR players already this year and both are not close to being totally developed.
Jon
12:35
Which Atlanta pitching prospect has the best shot to reach his ceiling in your mind?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:35
Really good question. I assume you mean of the top arms and not some relief prospect that's already there. I'll say Kolby Allard.
Jonathan
12:36
Do all of the 40 FV prospects from one list belong on any of the other lists' 40 FV sections? Or would a weak 40 from one list be just an HM for a stronger system's list?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:36
40s are 40s across lists
Mike
12:36
Reports say the Nats think they can acquire both Sale and Cutch. If they're willing to empty the cupboard, do you think they have the prospects?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:37
Yeah but this would probably mean dealing Robles, Giolito, Lopez +, maybe Soto?
They have the pieces to do it but it'd be scorched earth.
Erik
12:38
How do you go about projecting command? From your reports so far, it looks like you tie command projection to overall athleticism, which is a bit of a surprise. Stereotypically, one would imagine ├╝ber-athletic pitchers to be somewhat wild fireballers, while command guys are viewed as less atheltic, more cerebral types. Is that stereotype completely off base?
Eric A Longenhagen
12:38
I think so, yes. Just look at the pitchers who were once wild and then threw strikes. They're all good athletes. Colon, David Wells, David Price...all great athletes
Pat
12:38
I remember hearing you on the podcast talk about James Kaprielian's early on showings at AFL--Do you think he's back to where he was pre-injury? Was completely dominant at lower levels albeit a very small sample...
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