Braves: Shea Langeliers does it again

Vaughn Grissom

Shea Langeliers has established himself firmly inside the Braves’ top five prospects with his performance this season in AA Mississippi. Entering last night, the young man who was once thought of as a defense-first prospect had recorded 17 homers and 12 doubles in 69 games. That’s much further along offensively than most scouts thought he would be at this stage in his development, and don’t worry, his defense has been equally as impressive, as he’s gunned down around 50% of would-be base stealers.

Well, last night was another one to remember for Langeliers. The former Baylor Bear recorded his fourth multi-homer game of the season, giving him 19 on the year. Oh, and he also had four hits in total, scoring three runs and knocking in another four.

There’s no reason to rush Langeliers through the system, and with William Contreras getting most of the starts behind the plate in AAA, it makes sense for Langeliers to hold down the fort in Mississippi. However, you have to wonder if the Braves might yank Langeliers up for the final part of the season to give him a taste of AAA pitching before he becomes the full-time backstop for the Stripers in 2022. Don’t be surprised if Langeliers gets the call up to Gwinnett sooner rather than later.



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