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  1. #1
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    1st Round 2019 MLB Draft Pick 9 Shea Langeliers Catcher Baylor

    Measureables
    Height: 6’0”

    Weight: 190 lbs.

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Class: 4YR Jr.

    Player Overview
    Catchers are something of a wildcard in the MLB draft. They have a harder path to the big leagues than almost any other position, and many players who catch at amateur levels move off the position in the pro ranks. That is not the case for Baylor’s Shea Langeliers, who currently projects to go in the top half of the first round, thanks to a well-rounded skillset carried by advanced defense. Currently, Oregon State’s catcher Adley Rutschman projects as the draft’s top overall pick, taking some of the spotlight off of Langeliers who would solidly be the top catcher in a typical draft class.

    A smooth, flexible backstop with an ideal catcher’s frame, Langeliers blossomed into a do-it-all star for the Bears in 2018. He’s earned a reputation for his defense, particularly his ability to throw out runners, and was rewarded with a ABCA Gold Glove Award in 2018 for his efforts. As is the case with any amateur backstop, Langeliers’ receiving will need some fine tuning as he works his way to the bigs, but his arm and actions are largely pro-ready, and there will be no chatter about whether or not catcher is his long-term defensive home. Langeliers carries an especially high floor for an amateur prospect thanks to his glove.

    As a hitter, Langeliers didn’t completely set the world aflame as a sophomore, but nonetheless showed skills that should translate readily to the pro game. The Bears’ star has a very simple swing that stays in the zone a long time. He generates significant power with his maxed-out frame, and has shown a strong approach as well, if a bit passive at times. Langeliers’ hit tool is likely his weakest after his run, but still projects as above-average in the future while his power could be plus. At Baylor, almost half of his career hits have gone for extra bases, including 21 home runs across 437 at-bats in his freshman and sophomore campaigns.

    Langeliers has very little to do to solidify himself as a first round pick, and a strong campaign with the Bears should lock him into the top 5-10 selections. As a pro-ready defender with middle-of-the-order upside with the bat, Langeliers is a rare talent that all 30 teams will have interest in. He, alongside top prep prospect Bobby Witt, Jr. and Aggies standout Braden Shewmake, are poised to ensure that Texas talent once again figures heavily into day one of the draft, with Langeliers potentially coming off the board first.

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    Kinda surprised they picked Langeliers. I assume they wanted a safe pick. At worst Langeliers should be a strong defensive catcher. Read his bat may not be anything special but he makes consistent contact. Seems like a low ceiling, high floor pick.


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    So, Dana Brown mentioned that Langeliers could move pretty quickly through the Braves system and make it to Atlanta pretty fast. What would a fast-track process for a college catcher look like? I know catchers usually move pretty slow through the minors, though the fact that he's a college catcher and apparently pretty advanced defensively would seemingly help him move faster than most catchers.

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    He signed today at 4M, almost a full 1M under the slot value.

    https://www.talkingchop.com/2019/6/5...vaughn-grissom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrench View Post
    He signed today at 4M, almost a full 1M under the slot value.

    https://www.talkingchop.com/2019/6/5...vaughn-grissom
    Yup. Read the Braves took 6 prep arms in the later rounds and the extra money should be able to sign all of them.


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    2019 Vikings Draft :
    Round 1: Garrett Bradbury C N.C. State
    Round 2: Irv Smith TE Alabama
    Round 3: Alex Mattison RB Boise State
    Round 4: Dru Samia G Oklahoma
    Round 5: Cameron Smith LB USC
    Round 6: Armon Watts DT Arkansas
    Round 6: Marcus Epps S Wyoming
    Round 6: Oli Udoh OT Elon
    Round 7: Kris Boyd CB Texas
    Round 7: Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
    Round 7: Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State
    Round 7: Austin Cutting LS Air Force


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