Matt: How much has Cub SP pipeline improved in the last year or so? Any of those guys have front-end of rotation ceilings?
Eric A Longenhagen: Maybe as an absolute perfect-world outcome, yes. But it isn’t likely
Matt: If you’re Hoyer/Epstein, would you be more reluctant to move Happ or Eloy to land the controllable SP they’ll need?
Eric A Longenhagen: I’d be more reluctant to part with Eloy but that’s who teams are going to want.
R: Do you think Charcer Burks will ever be a guy? 22 y.o. center fielder raking in AA, but doesn’t get much prospect hype
Eric A Longenhagen: Limited ceiling, probably a bench OF, but yes he’s on the radar as some sort of big leaguer at this point.
BR: Have you gotten to watch Adbert Alzolay pitch? Could he emerge as a top of the rotation prospect?
Eric A Longenhagen: Not top of rotation for me (I just don’t throw that phrase around very much and neither do people in baseball) but has three above average pitches. Delivery has some violence but he’s a dude.
Ham Bone: Did you see Albertos last night?
Eric A Longenhagen: No, saw him last Tuesday. 92-95, t96, plus curve, potential plus change, trouble throwing strikes. Been that each of the three times I’ve seen him.
David: I’ve never heard a word from any scout on Mark Zagunis despite a really impressive approach and excellent numbers. Is he a regular, platoon, 4th OF, or AAAA?
Eric A Longenhagen: Bench OF for me. Was #9 on the Cubs list. Body looked like it had gone backwards to me this spring. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-23-p ... cago-cubs/
976: Isaac Paredes is 18 this whole season in A-ball and seems to be hitting well-enough for a shortstop. Does he have projection left and will he have to move to 3rd?
Eric A Longenhagen: I’ve heard he’s improved his conditioning but still projects to 3B for me
Lots of Cubs questions this week. Seems very high on Alzolay. Not a great opinion on Burks yet. Everything else you'd kind of expect out of him.
Additional rule: you have to have one or the other.The only exception is you have an amazing board name. davell, I'm looking at you; put up a [expletive] avatar or something if your name only sounds like somebody tried say Dave as they lapsed into a coma.