Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday thread for May 29, 2016. I apologize for the lack of Gameday yesterday. I lost internet connectivity for several hours in the late afternoon and by the time it was restored late in the evening it seemed rather pointless to put a thread up.
Tomorrow, the 30th, is my 24th wedding anniversary. Jeri and I are actually going to take today the 29th off to celebrate but I will resume a normal work schedule tomorrow. The main project for this coming week is a large group of draft profiles.
Other items on the agenda for today:
****Minor league veteran Shane Peterson reached base six times Friday night, going 5-for-5 with a walk for Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Milwaukee Brewers farmhand is hitting .370/.442/.739 in 14 games this season. He's the quintessential 26th man, a bit too good for Triple-A but not quite good enough to seize a major league job for a long period of time.
****Over at Bleed Cubbie Blue, Duane Pesice looks at the enigma that is Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler. Do you think he will ever live up to his full potential?
****Julio Urias was human in his big league debut for the Dodgers Friday night. He'll probably throw a shutout in his second major league start.
****St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Corey Littrell has moved up to Triple-A Memphis. So far this year he has a 1.16 ERA in 23 innings between Memphis and Double-A Springfield, with a 23/3 K/BB and just 13 hits allowed. He was a starter (and a decent one) until this spring but the former University of Kentucky lefty has found his niche in relief. Odds are he sees the majors later this year if he keeps this up.
Share all of today's prospect performances with your friends and I'll see you tomorrow.