Good morning and afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Sunday, July 9th 2017.
The MLB All Star Futures Game starts at 4 PM Eastern this afternoon and we will be here to live-blog it. On Monday we will catch up with our back log of rookie profiles beginning with Zack Granite of the Twins and Paul Blackburn of the Athletics. We will also begin our mid-season organization reviews this coming week. In the meantime, here is your daily discussion thread.
****Today’s Minor League Scoreboard
****Yesterday’s Highlights can be found in the Saturday discussion thread.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES FROM SATURDAY
****St. Louis Cardinals rookie Paul DeJong went 4-for-4 with a home run against the New York Mets and is now hitting .306/.326/.581 in 124 major league at-bats.
****Fellow Cardinals farmhand Randy Arozarena was promoted from High-A to Double-A Springfield last week. So far he’s 5-for-21 with a double and three walks, two strikeouts. Small sample obviously, but given that a shaky BB/K ratio was the only caution flag in his High-A performance, the improvement is worth tracking.
****Houston Astros prospect A.J. Reed went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for Triple-A Fresno.
****Chicago White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito finally pitched like he’s supposed to with Triple-A Charlotte, throwing seven shutout innings for Triple-A Charlotte with two hits, two walks, and 10 strikeouts.
****Seattle Mariners 2017 first round pick Evan White went 3-for-4 with the Everett Aquasox of the Northwest League. This was his best game as a pro so far; the University of Kentucky product now hitting .219/.297/.406 through 10 games with four walks and five strikeouts over 32 at-bats.