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Minor League Ball Gameday: Sunday, August 13th, 2017

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Pirates prospect Steven Brault, Orioles prospect Austin Hays, Twins prospect Royce Lewis, plus White Sox prospects Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech headlined Saturday’s minor league action. What will happen today?

Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates
Steven Brault
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Here’s the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Sunday, August 13th, 2017. Below are the normal links that help you get through the night.

****Today’s Minor League Scoreboard

****Today’s MLB scoreboard

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

****Analysis of all the deadline trades involving prospects can be found here.


****Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Steven Brault continued his quest to make International League hitters look bad, throwing seven shutout innings for Indianapolis against Syracuse and lowering his ERA to 1.94.

****Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Austin Hays went 2-for-4 for Double-A Bowie, is hitting .415 in his last 10 games, and holds an overall slash line of .349/.383/.657 in 172 at-bats since being promoted to the Eastern League. Drafted in the third round last year from the University of Jacksonville, Hays has destroyed pro pitching thus far, hitting .336/.375/.592 with 32 homers in 572 at-bats.

****It was another good night for Chicago White Sox prospects, with outfielder Eloy Jimenez going 3-for-5 with two homers for High-A Winston Salem and right-hander Michael Kopech fanning 10 over seven shutout innings for Double-A Birmingham.

****Minnesota Twins 2017 first-round pick Royce Lewis made his debut for Low-A Cedar Rapids in the Midwest League, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored. He’d hit .271/.390/.414 in 133 at-bats for the Gulf Coast League Twins before his promotion, with 15 steals and a 19/17 BB/K ratio, showing enough polish that the Twins were comfortable skipping him past Elizabethton in the Appalachian League and moving him up to full-season ball. That’s quite a leap for a high schooler.