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First Pitch: Is Diaz the Number One Catcher? When Will Glasnow Be Promoted?

First Pitch: Is Diaz the Number One Catcher? When Will Glasnow Be Promoted?

Tonight I've got some thoughts on two prospects in the system who have been performing very well this year. One of the prospects has been a bit of a breakout (Elias Diaz), while the other is just continuing to impress and move up the top prospect lists (Tyler Glasnow). The two topics are largely inspired by questions I've gotten on these two players, but we also wrote about both guys today, so I felt it was a good time to discuss each situation.

**I was doing my regular appearance on David Todd's show on ESPN 970 on Wednesday, and was asked if Elias Diaz had moved up the depth charts this year at catcher. Today, I wrote about Diaz, and addressed that topic, after he was named the Best Defensive Catcher in the Eastern League (one year after winning the same award in the Florida State League). My answer both times is that Diaz has moved up the depth chart. Tony Sanchez is no longer prospect eligible, but if he was, I'd have Diaz ahead of him right now. I'd still have Reese McGuire num...

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