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Shea Langeliers, Cristian Pache discuss trade

Shea Langeliers, Cristian Pache discuss trade

The infusion of talent shook up Oakland’s Top 30 prospects list, with Langeliers and Pache checking in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Right-handed pitchers Ryan Cusick (No. 7-ranked) and Joey Estes (No. 14-ranked), who were also acquired in the deal, have joined the fray as well.

“We knew they were good looking [hitters] on the computer, but then getting to see them in person, it’s awesome,” hitting coach Tommy Everidge said. “We’re really happy to have them.”

But much of the fervor on the day of their arrival centered on the duo’s defensive aplomb.  

If there was any doubt about Langeliers’ catcher’s credo, he reaffirmed Wednesday that “throwing somebody out trying to steal a base feels better than hitting a home run.” 

Langeliers, who was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, was named Atlanta’s Minor League Player of the Year last season, an honor that earned praise from manager Mark Kotsay. In his first full season of professional action,…

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