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Minor League Ball morning report: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Yesterday’s minor league highlights and today’s recommended reading

MLB: Spring Training-Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Saturday, Minor League Ball community. A lot of action today. Before we get started on Saturday, let’s take a look at some of yesterday’s stars.

Justus Sheffield (Yankees) looked ace-like, striking out nine and walking just two in 5.2 innings of one-run ball. The command is what has been holding Sheffield back, so this is a step in the right direction.

Another day, another home run for Juan Soto. He hit his fourth of the season, and thus far, he’s used all fields. Here was our first look at Soto on Opening Day in case you missed it.

Josh Naylor (Padres) homered for the second-straight day and now leads MiLB with six home runs.

Steven Sensley (Yankees), he of immense power, went 3-for-3 for Charleston, smashing his second home run of the year.

Joey Wentz (Braves) was sharp in Florida, going five innings with six strikeouts.

SUGGESTED READING:

Seth Beer used Twitter and Ken Griffey, Jr. to get his swing back. Here’s how.

Pinstripe Alley previews the Charleston RiverDogs here.

Jim Salisbury at Baseball America looks at Mickey Moniak and if he can bounce back after a down sophomore season.

Carson Cistulli at FanGraphs takes a look at five interesting fringe prospects.

And finally, recap everything on yesterday’s Gameday Thread.