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Friday, October 12, 2018

Cincinnati Reds’ Shed Long, who can be a ‘game changer,’ is working on his consistency

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – A few hours before Shed Long made his debut in the Arizona Fall League Wednesday, Barry Larkin gave a scouting report of the 23-year-old second baseman.

He can hit for power. He can steal bases. He plays strong defense.

Batting leadoff for his Fall League team, Long showcased all of it. He went 1-for-4 with three RBI, two walks and one stolen base. The No. 8-ranked prospect in the Reds’ farm system by MLB.com, he’s trying to make the leap to the Majors.

Wonderful name that deserves to be remembered, if nothing else.

QLE Posted: October 12, 2018 at 01:53 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: arizona fall league, prospects, reds, shed long

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   1. RoyalFlush Posted: October 12, 2018 at 10:34 AM (#5765053)
On the Newsstand preview, this headline reads as if the Reds fired someone with the last name of Long.

Only clicked to figure out who that was.
   2. T.J. Posted: October 12, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5765130)
His name sounds like he played in the 1890s. He's a real lally-cooler!
   3. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 12, 2018 at 02:37 PM (#5765218)
So long as he's not a lollygagger.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: October 12, 2018 at 05:12 PM (#5765334)
Shed cuz he's got all the tools?

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