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Minor League Ball Gameday: Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Matt Olson of the Athletics, Rafael Devers of the Red Sox, and Paul DeJong of the Cardinals led MLB rookie attacks on Sunday, while Nick Senzel of the Reds system continues to rake minor league pitching.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics
Matt Olson homers
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Here’s the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Monday, August 14th, 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 Sunday discussion thread.

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

COOL STUFF THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY

****Oakland Athletics rookie Matt Olson homered in his third consecutive game. Although hitting just .211 in 71 MLB at-bats, he has seven homers already and a .521 SLG.

****Boston Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers hit a home run on a 103 MPH fastball from Aroldis Chapman. Devers has been outstanding in the majors so far, hitting .328/.391/.586 in 58 at-bats. Meanwhile, fellow Boston rookie Andrew Benintendi is also on a hot streak, hitting .410 in his last 10 games with four homers and five stolen bases.

****St. Louis Cardinals rookie Paul DeJong continued mashing National League pitching with a 3-for-5 game, homering in his second consecutive contest. He’s up to 18 homers now with a .297/.326/.578 line.

****Cincinnati Reds prospect Nick Senzel, who will be the Paul DeJong of 2018, went 3-for-5 for Double-A Pensacola with two homers. He’s hitting .436 in his last 10 games and .352/.405/.587 in 179 at-bats since being promoted to the Southern League.