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Prospect Chats: Excerpts from Keith Law Chat

ESPN's Keith Law held a prospect chat on Thursday afternoon and here are a few excerpts from his chat:

Andrew Carrier (Atlanta Ga)

Do you think Jason Heyward can turn it around?

Klaw
  (1:16 PM)

Absolutely. It's a mechanical thing.

Law's colleague Buster Olney wrote yesterday that some in the Braves front office are down on Heyward and would consider trading him. I think that is crazy talk, and agree with Law here. He should have a bounce back year in 2012.

Luke (Wilmington, NC)

How fun was last night?

Klaw
  (1:18 PM)

That was a grade-80 day of baseball.

Wednesday night was one of the great nights of baseball you'll ever want to see. 

More excerpts after the jump:

Sox Nation (Railing, Tobin Bridge)

No question. Just wanted to say goodbye.

Klaw
  (1:20 PM)

Enjoy that dirty water.

Not to rub it in for Sox fans, but I have to say I had a hearty laugh after reading this exchange.

Carlos (Los Angeles)

Matt KeMvP?

Klaw
  (1:25 PM)

Yes, by a wide margin. But I can't say that nickname has much staying power.

By a wide margin? OK, I agree.

John (Boston)

Now that a year has passed, how do you feel the Padres did in the Gonzalez deal? Kelly didn't seem to have a great year and Rizzo's cups of coffee were lukewarm, too. Still plenty of time for change, but your thoughts now, please?

Klaw
  (1:40 PM)

I'd say I feel the same on Rizzo, slightly cooler on Kelly (stuff is still there, fastball might be a tick better, but the propensity to have that one bad inning remains), and much cooler on Fuentes.

Wow. Did Theo rip off his former assistant? I am beginning to think so, but we need to give the trade more time to see how Rizzo responds to a full season in the big leagues, Kelly matures as a pitcher, and Fuentes is still in High A ball, where he hit .275-.342-.369 with 41 SBs in 55 attempts and a 117-44 K/BB rate in 510 at bats.

Mike (San Diego)

Kenley Jansen's K rate was ridiculously high for September (21K/9 I believe). More of a product of bad competition or does he have that good of stuff?

Klaw
  (1:46 PM)

It's pretty ridiculous. Blogged about him yesterday, but 92-97 with natural cut is pretty tough to hit.

I think we will be hearing more about Jansen this offseason and in 2012. And he has only been on the mound for just over 2 years now.