Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. Let’s get down to business.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM YESTERDAY
****Eric Lauer got knocked around in his MLB debut for the San Diego Padres, giving up six hits and seven runs in three innings against the Colorado Rockies, fanning three but walking four and giving up a grand slam to Trevor Story. He didn’t make any excuses according to the San Diego Union-Tribune and I think he’s going to be fine. He did collect his first major league hit, which is cool (especially since he has a grand total of eight professional at-bats in the minors).
****Another key Padres prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr., hit two homers for Double-A San Antonio. He’s off to a slow start this year but I have every confidence that he’ll heat up.
There was some discussion yesterday about Jesus Sanchez vs. Juan Soto in the Nationals system. Soto is the better prospect in my view; he’s a year younger and has a better grasp of the strike zone, but I love both of them. Soto could be a top 10 prospect while Sanchez is more of a top 25 type.