Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Friday, July 21st, 2017. Let’s get to it.
COOL STUFF THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY
****Seattle Mariners prospect Tyler O’Neill went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI for Triple-A Tacoma yesterday in Pacific Coast League action against Albuquerque. He’s hit .325 with five homers in his last 10 games and is up to .244/.328/.479, 19 homers, overall. As you know he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon.
****Houston Astros first base prospect A.J. Reed went 2-or-5 with two homers and five RBI for Triple-A Fresno in their game against Las Vegas. He’s hitting .247/.336/.473, 19 homers, overall; virtually identical to O’Neill’s line.
****New York Mets prospect Dominic Smith went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored for Las Vegas in the same game. He’s been extremely hot lately, hitting .390 over his last 10 contests.
****Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Tyler Glasnow threw six innings for Triple-A Indianapolis against Gwinnett, giving up one run on four hits and five walks while fanning 11.
****Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech fired eight shutout innings for Double-A Birmingham, giving up for hits and zero walks, fanning eight. Meanwhile, fellow White Sox prospect and 2016 first-round pick Jake Burger went 5-for-5 with two runs scored for Low-A Kannapolis.