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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

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Hunter Greene and Vladimir Guerrero Jr are not deterred by cold weather and other news from Monday

Vladimir Guerrero Jr
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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. Here are some items worthy of your attention today.

****Cincinnati Reds prospect Hunter Greene made his first start for Low-A Dayton in freezing Midwest League action, going three innings and giving up five hits and two runs. He didn’t walk anyone, struck out eight, and was clocked as high as 100 MPH. MLBPipeline’s Jonathan Mayo was on the scene and filed a report.

****Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-3 with a walk, a home run, and six RBI for Double-A New Hampshire.

****Tampa Bay Rays pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay made his first start for Low-A Bowling Green, throwing two shutout innings with no hits or walks, fanning four. As a hitter he’s 5-for-9 with six walks so far.

****Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Zac Lowther made his first start of the year for Low-A Delmarva in the Sally League, throwing six hitless innings with one walk allowed and 13 strikeouts.

****Chicago Cubs pitching prospect and former LSU ace Alex Lange threw five strong innings for High-A Myrtle Beach, giving up four hits and two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts and no walks.

****Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech fanned eight over four innings of work for Triple-A Charlotte, with two hits, two walks, and no runs allowed.

****Washington Nationals outfield prospect Victor Robles injured his left arm while diving for a ball in the outfield for Triple-A Syracuse. X-Rays were negative but the injury looked painful.

****Yesterday’s Gameday Discussion with more highlights can be found here.

RECOMMENDED READING

****Ben Badler at Baseball America began his 2017 international signing class reviews today with the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Mets.