There R Giants Pod-40 with Eric Longenhagen
Fangraphs’ Eric Longenhagen joined me for a deep dive into the Giants system with a side discussion of project valuation in general. Eric also gave me insights from his trips to the Giants new Extended Spring Training site at Papago Park with first-hand observations of youngsters like Manuel Mercedes, Adrian Sugastey, Aeverson Arteaga, and much more!
Near the end of the pod, Eric talks a lot about the Giants young right-hander Manuel Mercedes, and refers to this video that he posted on Fangraphs last night:
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Introducing Sam Delaplane (1:15)
Other Relief Arms: Camilo Doval, Gregory Santos, Kervin Castro (4:00)
Why are pitchers ahead of hitters around minors (9:30)
Hitters from 2019-20 drafts: Bailey, Bishop, Wyatt, Fitzgerald, Schmitt (13:50)
Will Wilson (19:20)
Fangraphs approach to prospect valuation (23:30)
Marco Luciano, Luis Matos, and special development challenges for Hispanic players (29:00)
Players of note at Extended Spring Training: Mercedes, Sugastey, Vinicio, more (35:30)
Intro/Outro: “Psycho” by The Sonics