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Offline imref

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Figured this would be a good place to track the progress of the 2023 draftees not named Dylan Crews.

Here are the top 10:
1. Skenes (Pirates)
2. Crews (Nats)
3. Max Clark (Tigers)
4. Langford (Rangers)
5. Walker Jenkins (Twins)
6. Jacob Wilson (A's)
7. Rhett Lowder (Reds)
8. Blake Mitchell (Royals)
9. Chase Dollander (Rockies)
10. Noble Meyer (Marlins)


Skenes made his 2nd start yesterday going 2, and allowing a R (HR) on 3H with 3Ks and no walks.

Langford has sat out the last two games after his monster performances on Friday & Saturday.

According to the stats on MLB.com, neither Max Clark nor Walker Jenkins have played in an official game so far.


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I was in the gym today and they had a MLB channel game on. As I was walking by the TV I heard the commentators, one of which was a player, say the next big star was going to be Langford.

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Langford has now missed the last three games.

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Langford: 0-3, BB, 3Ks today. Bust ;)

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Skenes vs Holliday tonight at 7 in the prospects game.

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Skenes with the K. Pitches one perfect inning, 2ks

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The Rangers had Langford starting in their regular game rather than the breakout game. He's hitting .353 right now (0-2 tonight).

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Langford is looking like a young Albert Pujols.

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Langford is looking like a young Albert Pujols.
hit a grand slam last night. I don’t see how he’s not on the OD roster.

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Skenes was giving off Strasburg vibes last night. Watch the video of his one inning performance if you haven't already. Topped 100MPH a few times with an effortless looking delivery.

here's the AB against Jackson Holliday from last night. Holliday looks like he's about 12.

https://x.com/MLBPipeline/status/1768421726239777242?s=20

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Langford is looking like a young Albert Pujols.

Would have looked great sporting a  :w:

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Lowder shelled today versus Texas. 12.46 ERA this spring but only 6.1 IP.

Langford hit his sixth of the spring.

Skenes optioned to minor league camp.

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Langford will start in the big leagues. 

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Langford will start in the big leagues.

He's #2 in ST across MLB for OPS, behind only James Wood.  Wood's BB/K is 10/12 vs 5/15 for Langford. 

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Really pleased with Wood's BB/K this spring. Ks are his kryptonite, so managing that and drawing BBs would be a big step for Wood.

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Saw yesterday that they may have Langford largely DH because CO slots are set already.

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Carter and Adolis, so yes.

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good debut for Langford at DH. His first career RBI came on a drive to deep center that was caught just short of the warning track (with a runner on 3rd). Ended up 1-3, K, BB, RBI for the day.

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good debut for Langford at DH. His first career RBI came on a drive to deep center that was caught just short of the warning track (with a runner on 3rd). Ended up 1-3, K, BB, RBI for the day.

This class seemed to carry the potential to be a really good one for all the reasons discussed

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They are showing Skenes Triple A debut on MLB TV.


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3 perfect for Skenes with 5Ks. Averaged 100.1

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3 perfect for Skenes with 5Ks. Averaged 100.1

How long before TJ?

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How long before TJ?
Hopefully not for a while. Just an effortless looking delivery. Reminds me a lot of Pedro.

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Dollander made his pro debut in the breakout game on 3/16, threw the first inning with a walk, no Ks, and no hits.