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
****Yesterday’s Highlights can be found in the Tuesday discussion thread.
COOL THINGS THAT HAPPENED TUESDAY
****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.