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Minor League Ball Gameday: Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Paul DeJong hits his 20th major league home run, while Brewers prospect Monte Harrison and Blue Jays prospects Reese McGuire and Vladimir Guerrero Jr led Saturday’s minor league action. What will happen today?

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Sunday, August 20th, 2017. Let’s get down to business!

****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.


****St. Louis Cardinals rookie Paul DeJong went 1-for-3 with a home run in his second consecutive game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s now hitting .305/.336/.591 with 20 homers in 269 major league at-bats.

****Fellow Cardinal Eliezer Alvarez went 3-for-4 four Double-A Springfield, driving in six.

****Toronto Blue Jays prospect Reese McGuire went 2-for-2 with a home run and two walks for Double-A New Hampshire. He’s homered in three consecutive games now. Although he’s missed most of the season with injuries, since returning to action he’s hitting .286/.374/.545 in 77 at-bats for the Fisher Cats.

****Fellow Blue Jay Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-4 for High-A Dunedin with a home run. He’s homered in three consecutive games now and is hitting .328/.445/.488 in 125 at-bats since being promoted from Low-A.

****Milwaukee Brewers outfield prospect Monte Harrison went 3-for-5 for High-A Carolina. He’s been very hot lately, hitting .350 in his last 10 games and currently on an 11-for-20 streak in his last four games. Overall he’s hitting .272/.337/.497 in 173 at-bats since being promoted from Low-A, with reports indicating substantial improvements this year in his swing.