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Minor League Ball Gameday: Monday, May 22nd, 2017

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Athletics prospect Matt Olson and Phillies prospect Nick Williams mash homers, Gleyber Torres promoted, other highlights from Sunday and discussion for Monday

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Monday, May 22nd, 2017. I trust everyone had a good weekend. Let’s get started.

****Today’s Minor League Scoreboard

****Today’s MLB scoreboard

****Yesterday’s Highlights can be found in the Sunday discussion thread.


****Philadelphia Phillies outfield prospect Nick Williams went 1-for-4 with a home run yesterday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He’s now hit three homers in his last five games, part of a 7-for-21 run. On the season he’s hitting just .259/.297/.422 with his typical issues with plate discipline (six walks, 47 strikeouts, 147 at-bats) but also his typical flashes of dominating power.

****Williams’ teammate with the Iron Pigs Rhys Hoskins has finally cooled off a bit, 0-for-12 in his last three games and .206 in his last 10. He has a lot of slack built up after his blistering start however and is still hitting .313/.404/.651 on the season.

****Oakland Athletics prospect Matt Olson went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI yesterday for Triple-A Nashville, boosting his season line to .276/.368/.552 with 10 homers, 20 walks, and 38 strikeouts in 134 at-bats for the Sounds.

****The New York Yankees have promoted infield prospect Gleyber Torres to Triple-A.

****Yet another very solid outing from Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell: 6.1 innings with two runs, six hits, no walks, six strikeouts for the Triple-A Durham Bulls.

****San Francisco Giants outfield prospect Bryan Reynolds went 5-for-6 for High-A San Jose yesterday, bringing his season line to .281/.337/.399. The second round pick from Vanderbilt in 2016 is the type of prospect the Giants have done well with in recent years: a college guy with a broad skill base.