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Minor League Ball Gameday: Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Cardinals starter Luke Weaver led yesterday’s MLB rookie performances

St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Thursday, September 21st, 2017.

****Today’s MLB scoreboard

****Yesterday’s prospect talk can be found in the Wednesday discussion thread. Except there was no prospect talk yesterday, so here’s a link to Tuesday.

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

PLAYER UPDATES

****St. Louis Cardinals rookie Luke Weaver threw five solid innings against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up two runs on five hits, with zero walks and seven strikeouts on the docket. In 52.2 innings in the majors this year he has a 2.05 ERA with a spectacular 65/11 K/BB.

****Yoan Moncada of the Chicago White Sox has picked up the hitting lately, hitting a home run yesterday against the Houston Astros and hitting .400 with three bombs in his last 10 games.

****San Diego Padres rookie Manny Margot went 2-for-3 with two walks against the Arizona Diamondbacks, adding a stolen base.

UPCOMING ITEMS

****We will profile Cincinnati Reds rookie Keury Mella and Chicago Cubs rookie Dillon Maples tomorrow. I will also have a Shadow Twins farm system update.