Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Wednesday, August 10th.
Some items worthy of your notice:
****Oakland Athletics prospect Jharel Cotton, acquired from the Dodgers at the trade deadline Josh Reddick/Rich Hill deal, almost threw a perfect game yesterday for Triple-A Nashville. He settled for a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts.Have to imagine we will see him in the majors in September.
****The Clinton Lumberkings, Low-A Midwest League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, threw a combined four-pitcher no-hitter yesterday.
****At Beyond the Boxscore, Carl Triano says that the Tampa Bay Rays are not far from contending again.
****At Fangraphs, August Fagerstrom wants us to avoid under-rating Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis.
****At the Hardball Times, Gerald Schifman presents a detailed study of NCAA college pitcher workloads. Conclusion: many college pitchers are overworked, especially seniors.