clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Minor League Ball Gameday: Saturday, August 26th, 2017

New, 54 comments

Ozzie Albies of the Braves and Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies led major league rookies Friday, while Athletics prospect Franklin Barreto and veteran Dodgers farmhand Quincy Latimore provided minor league highlights. What happens today?

Colorado Rockies v Atlanta Braves
Ozzie Albies
Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Here’s the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Saturday, August 26th, 2017. Let’s get down to business!

****Today’s Minor League Scoreboard

****Today’s MLB scoreboard

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

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

COOL STUFF THAT HAPPENED FRIDAY

****Atlanta Braves rookie infielder Ozzie Albies went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a stolen base against the Colorado Rockies. Through his first 22 major league games he’s hitting .247/.314/.455, with four doubles, three triples, and two homers along with two steals. A very credible beginning for what should be a long and productive career.

****Philadelphia Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two RBI against the Chicago Cubs. In his first 56 major league at-bats he’s hitting .286/.412/.786 with nine homers. What a year this has been for slugging rookies. . .Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Paul DeJong, Josh Bell, Trey Mancini, etc. . .there are 16 rookies with 10 or more homers this year and at least five others who could get there by the end of the season.

****Braves prospect Ronald Acuna continues his destruction of the International League, going 3-for-4 yesterday for Gwinnett and now hitting .358/.408/.587.

****Oakland Athletics prospect Franklin Barreto went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI for Triple-A Nashville.

****What happens when you put a 28-year-old minor league veteran in the California League? Stuff like this happens: Los Angeles Dodgers farmhand Quincy Latimore went 4-for-4 for Rancho Cucamonga last night against Inland Empire, with two homers and eight RBI. He’s hitting .556/.667/1.259 in nine games since going down to the Cal League rehabbing an injury. Latimore has been playing Double-A or Triple-A since 2011 so the Cal League isn’t exactly a challenge.

****Cleveland Indians prospect Triston McKenzie fanned 11 over six innings for High-A Lynchburg,