Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s slate of Arizona Fall League contests:
*****Top Washington Nationals prospect Victor Robles hit a three-run homer to lead the Mesa Solar Sox to an 8-5 triumph over the Surprise Saguaros. Fellow Nationals farmhand Taylor Gushue and Chicago Cubs prospect Jason Vosler also homered for the winners.
*****Six Salt River Rafter pitchers shut down the Glendale Desert Dogs offense with nine shutout innings in a 6-0 victory, led by four strong innings from starting pitcher James Needy from the Miami Marlins system.
*****Cincinnati Reds prospect Taylor Sparks went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs to push the Scottsdale Scorpions to a 7-5 defeat of the Peoria Javelinas. Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Touki Toussaint gave up a hit and three walks in one-third of an inning in the losing cause.
IN THE PIPELINE
The main goal at the moment is the Atlanta Braves Top 20 prospects for 2018 list. This is taking longer than anticipated and I will post a progress report later this afternoon.