Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Tuesday, September 6th. I trust you all had a good Labor Day weekend. Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Jose De Leon certainly did with nine strikeouts in ix innings in his MLB debut Sunday against the San Diego Padres.
Other items worthy of your attention:
****Philadelphia Phillies prospect Dylan Cozens ended the 2016 season leading the minors with 40 home runs for Double-A Reading.
****At Beyond the Boxscore, Chris Anders discusses how Julio Urias has been as good as advertised.
****How will the St. Louis Cardinals use Alex Reyes in 2017? Does he start or relieve? Ben Markham at Viva El Birdos looks at the precedents and the possibilities.
****At Fangraphs, Jeff Sullivan says "it doesn't get much more exciting than Trea Turner." I don't think anyone can argue with that, but Sullivan runs down all the reasons why the Washington Nationals rookie is so damn impressive.