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Minor League Ball Gameday, Tuesday, August 30

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Cody Bellinger
Cody Bellinger
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Tuesday, August 30th. Here are some items worthy of consideration:

****We are now finished with the Top 20 PRE-SEASON prospect reviews, a process which took about two weeks longer than scheduled. The next step is to review the pre-season Sleeper Alert! list, then work up a revised Top 75 prospects list for the end of the season.

****I am also working on a revision of the Baseball Prospect Retrospective project from a couple of years ago.

****Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Cody Bellinger hit two homers and drove in six yesterday for Double-A Tulsa.  This gives him 22 homers on the season as part of a .264/.362/.486 slash line. That may not look outstanding on the surface but within the context of the 2016 Texas League his production has been quite robust, his wRC+ coming out at 144.

****Minnesota Twins prospect Nick Gordon went 5-for-5 with two runs scored yesterday, raising his slash line for High-A Fort Myers up to .296/.340/.393. That gives him a 115 wRC+ in the pitching-oriented Florida State League, very solid but especially so for a 20 year old shortstop.