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Down on the Farm: Excerpts from Keith Law Chat

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ESPN's Keith Law held a chat on ESPN on Thursday and here are a few nuggets from the chat:

Kris (South Bend, In)

Belt or Freeman in '11???? Going forward????

Klaw
  (12:06 PM)

Freeman in '11 (because he'll play more). Belt going forward. Better swing, more power potential.

Popular question, but I am not sure I have ever heard that Belt had more power potential than Freeman.

Christian (Allentown, PA)

Over/Under on Harpers Major League Debut - July 2012?

Klaw
  (12:09 PM)

I'll take "after."

I think Law is in the minority, but it might make more sense long term. Although, Harper and the Nationals fans may have something to say about that before July 2012.

Studebaker (NJ)

What's Sano's ultimate position defensively? No way he stays at SS, right?

Klaw
  (12:27 PM)

He may not even stay in the infield. Has to work hard to keep from outgrowing any position but LF/RF/1b.

Law ranked Sano at #29 in his Top 100 and says he could have big-time power.

More excerpts after the jump:

Nick (Detroit)

If Jacob Turner stays in the minors for the full season, what does he have to improve on to become a top 10 prospect and is it feasible for him to do it?

Klaw
  (12:29 PM)

If he stays healthy for a full season, he's probably a top 10-15 prospect.

Turner threw 3 shutout innings in a spring training game earlier this week vs major leaguers, so he may be close to big league ready later this season.

Brendan (VA)

The Nats have D. Norris, W. Ramos, and J. Flores... how do they divy up the Catcher spot in a year?

Klaw
  (12:40 PM)

I think Norris is the best of the three and will eventually win the full-time job.

This Norris owner hopes it happens sometime in 2012.