Here’s the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. Let’s get down to business!
****Yesterday’s Highlights can be found in the Tuesday discussion thread.
COOL STUFF THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY
****Someone asked me on Twitter yesterday if Atlanta Braves prospect Ronald Acuna was “legit.” Um, yes. For Ruth’s sake, YES Acuna is legit. He’s a top five prospect and probably number one. My Top 100 prospects update is two weeks behind schedule but Acuna will be right up at the top.
****Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr went 3-for-4 with four RBI for High-A Dunedin in Florida State League action against Palm Beach. Impaler Junior is hitting .309/.435/.400 in 110 at-bats since being promoted to Dunedin. He is also a top five prospect.
****Oakland Athletics prospect Jorge Mateo went 2-for-4 with a pair of walks and three stolen bases for Double-A Midland. He’s running wild against Texas League batteries, stealing nine in nine attempts over 13 games since arriving from the New York Yankees in the July 31st Sonny Gray trade.