Langeliers, 22, is a catcher that is a bit further away than Pache and Anderson (and particularly Wright) but it’s because he was just drafted in 2019 with the 9th overall pick. He’s MLB.com’s #63 prospect and the #6 catching prospect in baseball. He is an average hitter but his fielding and arm are above average, which are two big pluses for a catcher. Considering how weak the Rockies have been at the position for decades, he might be a guy that the Rockies would look at in a trade.
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Davidson, who will turn 24 before the start of the season, just made his Triple-A debut in 2019 after a superb start in Double-A in 2019 (2.03 ERA in 21 starts) and he pitched well in Triple-A (2.84 ERA in four starts). He has a good fastball, average curveball, and slightly below average changeup but he improved a lot in 2019 (as seen by the results). He used to be a reliever and the Braves decided to change him over to a full-time starter in 2018 so 2019 was the season in which he gained his footing. In fact, our colleagues over at Tomahawk Take believe that it’s time to view Davidson as an elite prospect so he may be the most underrated person in the trade.
On the Rockies side, they’d love some salary relief too so that’s why they’d throw Ian Desmond in.
Will this trade happen? No. Will the former trade happen? Probably not. Will a trade happen at all? I won’t even speculate on that at this point. However, I will say that if a trade were to happen, you could probably expect something in the middle. Maybe Langeliers, Davidson, Wright, and Wilson without Desmond in a deal.
Only time will tell but it sure looks like the next four weeks before Spring Training will be a wild one for Arenado and the Rockies.