Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Friday, April 13th, 2018.
****Starting pitcher Bryce Conley and relievers Ty Damron and Josh Reagan combined for a no-hitter for the Beloit Snappers in Low-A Midwest League action. The Oakland Athletics drafted Conley in the 22nd round in 2017 from Georgia State University. Damron is out of Texas Tech, a 15th round pick in 2016, while Reagan was a 15th rounder in 2017 from the University of South Carolina. All three are “need to see at higher levels” type prospects.
****Minnesota Twins prospect and 2017 first-overall pick Royce Lewis went 2-for-5 with his first homer of the season for Low-A Cedar Rapids. He’s 5-for-20 with four walks and a stolen base through five games. Teammate and 2016 Twins first-rounder Alex Kirilloff is 8-for-27 (.296) with two homers so far.
****Eric Longenhagen did a prospects chat at Fangraphs, always worth a read.
****This article is from several days ago but I missed it at the time: Chris Anders at Beyond the Boxscore dissects each Shohei Ohtani home run.
*****I will be busy with family matters this weekend but Wayne Cavadi and the rest of the Minor League Ball staff will be here to keep you guys entertained and informed. I’ll return to normal operations on Monday.