Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday, April 13th edition of Minor League Ball daily notes. Here are some baseball links for your edification and amusement.
****Don't forget last night's Gameday thread. Today's will be posted at noon central time; there are several minor league day games today so follow along.
****Cleveland Indians outfield prospect Clint Frazier started a triple play in last night's game for Double-A Akron. He's also hitting like Clint Frazier in the early going , .292/.320/.542 with three doubles, a homer, one walk, and five strikeouts in his first five games.
****Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs says Cincinnati Reds lefty Brandon Finnegan looks like a starter. I agree. What do you think?
****Spencer Bingol at Beyond the Boxscore discusses the differences between real and perceived velocity as revealed by new Statcast information.
****Dustin Palmateer at Baseball Prospectus looks at Houston Astros non-closer closer Ken Giles and at the non-traditional but perhaps very wise way the Astros are deploying him.
****Red Sox outfield prospect Andrew Benintendi is good. Marc Normandin at Over the Monster wants Red Sox fans to not get ahead of themselves, but that's going to get harder and harder to do.
****Yankees prospect James Kaprielian hit 97 MPH in his first High-A outing. He could be one of the steals of the 2015 draft.
****Remember outfielder Eric Thames, who had some success with the Blue Jays and Mariners? He is a superstar in Korea now and may return to the United States in 2017. At Vice Sports, Blake Murphy interviews Thames about what it is like to play in Korea.