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Minor League Ball Gameday, Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The first batch of spring training games are in the books

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Boston Red Sox
Michael Conforto
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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Saturday, February 25th, 2017. The first batch of spring training exhibition games were held yesterday and more are on tap today. Everyone is talking about the monster home run Aaron Judge hit for the Yankees yesterday, but Michael Conforto hit one for the Mets, too, as did Gavin Cecchini. Lewis Brinson hit two homers for the Brewers.

Today’s scoreboard is here.

Other items worthy of your attention:

****Jesse Sanchez at gives us the background on 19-year-old Luis Robert, Cuban outfielder described by one of Sanchez’s sources as “The best player on the planet.”

****Jim Shonerd at Baseball America tells us about Brock Deatherage, North Carolina State outfielder with an 80-grade name and a potential early pick in the 2017 draft.

****Patrick Ebert at Perfect Game runs down Week Two of college baseball action.

****At Fangraphs, Paul Swydan asks if Kyle Schwarber, apparently under consideration to be the leadoff man for the Chicago Cubs, would be the heaviest leadoff hitter since 1973.