Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. Let’s get to it.
COOL STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY
****Cleveland Indians pitching prospect Triston McKenzie threw seven strong innings for High-A Lynchburg in the Carolina League, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while fanning 10. He has a 30/3 K/BB ratio in his last 21 innings and is certainly ready for a promotion to Double-A.
****Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Touki Toussaint also had a strong game, allowing one run and three hits in eight innings for the High-A Florida Fire Frogs, walking nobody while fanning 11. A fine demonstration of his ability when his command is on.
****Remember Wilmer Font? The Los Angeles Dodgers farmhand and former Texas Rangers prospect is now 27 years old but is having a strong rebound season in Triple-A. He threw seven innings yesterday for Oklahoma City, allowing seven hits, one walk, and two runs, while fanning 11. He now has a 138/27 K/BB in just 101 innings to go with a 3.82 ERA.