FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen’s Future Value

Episode 692
Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen is the guest on this edition of the pod, during which he discusses Boston’s Michael Kopech, Oakland’s Frankie Montas, and other prospects who might be candidates for the future role of middle-inning relief ace; considers Atlanta prospect Travis Demeritte and the possibility of plus-plus second-base defense; and previews his forthcoming organizational lists, including his use of future value.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 7 min play time.)

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The Lorax
The Lorax

A true pitcher who successfully went from the bullpen to rotation is CJ Wilson. Dude pitches 230 innings over 4 relief seasons and then pitches 841 regular season innings over the next 4 years. He also jumped from pitching 73 relief innings to 204 innings the next year while producing 4 war.


Sale, shark. Haven’t listened yet, just first 2 who came to mind.