Re: Both of the Bakersfield Blaze fans will be mad this year
Moscot is also from Cali. Not saying the Reds would place a player on a certain team/level because of where they're from, but it could have been a minor factor.
I still say Langfield would have been slotted for Bakersfield if not for his health issues in spring training. He was excellent last year after getting drafted. Moscot was solid too, but Langfield was much better on the exact same level. Moscot might be more polished, but he still had worse numbers than Langfield last year. Plus, as you alluded to, Langfield throws harder/has the higher upside. It's not like Moscot had the better stats, but Langfield has the better upside. Langfield had the daily double last year -- better stats and better upside. Also, not that it means much, but Langfield was a third-rounder out of college and Moscot was a fourth-rounder out of college ... the same year.
Langfield might begin at Dayton. But he won't be there for long if he's healthy.