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Minor League Ball Gameday, Wednesday, June 20th, 2017

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Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers moves up, Marlins prospect Braxton Garrett goes down, while Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger hits another out.

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. Let’s get started.

****Today’s Minor League Scoreboard

****Today’s MLB scoreboard

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


****Cody Bellinger hit another home run for the Dodgers. That’s 10 homers in his last 10 games and 22 in his first 50 major league contests. Does anyone remember a couple of years ago when it wasn’t exactly clear how much long-term home run power he would have? Geez.

****Colorado Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers has reportedly been promoted to Double-A. He was hitting .400/.419/.700 for Lancaster in the High-A California League, which is ridiculously good, especially when paired with a poor 6/31 BB/K ratio. Obviously his aggressive approach was completely irrelevant in the Cal League. Will that be true in the Eastern League? Stay tuned.

****St. Louis Cardinals prospect Randy Arozarena went 2-for-4 for Palm Beach in the Florida State League, raising his line to .271/.30/.475. That’s really good for the pro-pitching FSL, good for a 129 wRC+.

****In case you are wondering, Brendan Rodgers has a 203 wRc+.

****Miami Marlins 2016 first round pick Braxton Garrett is out with Tommy John surgery.

****The short-season New York-Penn League has started play and one pitcher to watch is Detroit Tigers 2016 first-round pick Matt Manning, who fanned nine in 4.1 innings in his first start yesterday. He gave up three hits and one walk.

****Texas Rangers prospect Yohander Mendez threw seven shutout innings for Double-A Frisco in Texas League action, shutting down Midland on three hits and no walks while fanning seven. He now has a 3.48 ERA on the season in 14 starts with a 71/30 K/BB in 88 innings, allowing only 64 hits.