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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

What happened in prospect-land yesterday?

San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. Let’s get down to business.


****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.

****Oakland Athletics prospect Jesus Luzardo made his Double-A debut with five innings for Midland against Corpus Christi, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk, striking out five.

****New York Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with an RBI against the Minnesota Twins.

****Tampa Bay Rays prospect Jesus Sanchez went 3-for-8 with a homer and two RBI in a double-header for High-A Charlotte. He’s hitting .338/.356/.592 through 18 games.

****More highlights can be found in yesterday’s Gameday discussion thread.


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.