Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.
Yesterday was Day One for the 2017 Arizona Fall League. Some highlights:
****Atlanta Braves pitching prospects Max Fried and Touki Toussaint threw a combined five shutout innings for the Peoria Javelinas against Glendale, with Fried fanning seven men in three innings and Toussaint whiffing four in two.
****Milwaukee Brewers prospect Lucas Erceg hit two doubles for the Salt River Rafters against Surprise.
****New York Yankees prospect Billy McKinney and New York Mets prospect Tomas Nido hit home runs for the Scottsdale Scorpions against Mesa, while teammate Justus Sheffield of the Yankees system threw five shutout innings, fanning six.
***Yesterday’s Arizona Fall League discussion thread included an in-person report from one of our readers on Astros prospect Kyle Tucker.
ARTICLES IN THE PIPELINE
****I’m working on three more Prospect Retrospectives: Arizona Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray, Chicago Cubs southpaw Jose Quintana, and Houston Astros portsider Dallas Keuchel, all three of them presenting unusual development cases.
****Prospect Smackdown of Oakland Athletics prospect Franklin Barreto vs. Tampa Bay Rays prospect Willy Adames.
****Minnesota Twins Top 20 prospects for 2018.