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Shea Langeliers

Shea Langeliers

C | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 190 | Age: 21
Draft: 2019 (Rd: 1, #9, Atlanta Braves) - Baylor
Keller, TX USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 239 216 27 55 2 34 0 .255 .310 .343 .652
Career Minors 239 216 27 55 2 34 0 .255 .310 .343 .652
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .255 2 34 0 .652
Career Minors .255 2 34 0 .652

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 Rome Braves SAL A(Full) 54 239 216 27 55 13 0 2 34 17 55 0 0 2 .255 .310 .343 .652

Scouting Report

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Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 40 | Arm: 70 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman was the top catcher, and overall player, in the 2019 Draft, and went No. 1 overall as expected. Langeliers, who shared catching duties with him on the U.S. collegiate national team last summer, also landed in the top 10. He recovered from a rough sophomore season at the plate by performing better as a junior despite breaking the hamate in his left hand and rushing back after just three weeks. He homered three times and set an NCAA Division I tournament record with 11 RBIs in one game two days before the Draft, then was taken ninth overall by the Braves, signing for a below pick value bonus of $3,997,500.

Langeliers would have been a first-round pick on his defense alone. He has a cannon arm that can produce 1.7-second pop times in workouts and 1.8-second clockings during games, and he used it to erase 70 percent of basestealers as sophomore. The 2018 Rawlings/ABCA Gold Glove recipient as the best defensive catcher in college baseball, he's a quality receiver who's more agile and athletic than most at his position. He also has the strong leadership skills teams desire in a backstop.

Even when Langeliers slumped last year, he still made consistent contact and doesn't have any glaring flaws in his right-handed stroke. It was more a matter of trying to do too much at the plate rather than letting his solid to plus raw power play without selling out for home runs. He's a below-average runner but quicker than a typical catcher.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/20/2019 C Shea Langeliers assigned to Rome Braves.
06/12/2019 Atlanta Braves signed C Shea Langeliers.