Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Friday, April 20th, 2018. Let’s get started.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THURSDAY
****Yesterday I wrote a piece about Miami Marlins rookies Lewis Brinson and Brian Anderson, discussing Brinson’s early struggles in 2018 and noting that he had yet to produce an extra-base hit. Brinson responded by hitting two homers against the Milwaukee Brewers.
****Philadelphia Phillies outfield prospect and 2016 first-round pick Mickey Moniak went 3-for-5 for High-A Clearwater. He hasn’t had a good year overall, hitting .200/.228/.236 in 55 at-bats over 13 contests.
****St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty continues mowing down Triple-A hitters, throwing seven innings for the Memphis Redbirds against Omaha with two hits, one walk, one run, and six strikeouts.
****Milwaukee Brewers prospect Corbin Burnes threw 6.1 shutout innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs, giving up three hits and one walk with nine strikeouts.