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Down on the Farm: Excerpts from Keith Law Chat

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ESPN's prospect expert held a chat on Thursday afternoon and here are some excerpts:

Gil (Boston)

Klaw, what's Hank Conger's upside? Solid Starter? All-star?

Klaw
  (1:02 PM)

Above-average starter. But hey, he's no Jeffy Mathis.

Conger has the better bat of the 3 catchers Mike Scioscia can choose from. Conger is hitting .308-.368-.538 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs in 52 at bats.

ray (burlington, nj)

Where does Anthony Rizzo's power rank on the 20-80 scale?

Klaw
  (1:05 PM)

55. Love him as a prospect, but six of the 9 HR so far have come in Tucson, Colorado Springs, and Salt Lake, all great hitters' parks.

Hey, I know that guy....I know him, I know him!!! That was KLaw answering my question on Rizzo. Will Rizzo be the next prospect called up to the big leagues?

More excerpts after the jump:

Greg (Baltimore)

Chisenhall or Moustakas, long haul?

Klaw
  (1:13 PM)

Moustakas will have more power. Chisenhall's the better pure hitter. Both have issues with LHP and neither is winning a Gold Glove any time soon, although I'd take Chisenhall's glove. Both very good prospects with unusually clear strengths and weaknesses.

Chisenhall is hitting better this season in AAA. He is hitting .277-.378-.426 with 2 HRs, 15 RBIs and 22 runs scored. Moustakas is hitting just .235-.306-.398 with 4 HRs, 20 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

Mike (San Diego)

Maybe I phrased that wrong. Obviously Berkman isn't a .400 hitter, but what I meant by "back" was can he put up a .280/.390/.500 ish slash line.

Klaw
  (2:03 PM)

I'll take the under.

I can't disagree with KLaw here. Berkman can't keep hitting everything he sees for power, right?

Klaw was done after about an hour, and he handled plenty of 2011 draft questions, so there wasn't much for fantasy guys like us.