Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Saturday, April 27th, 2018. Let’s get started.
*****It is Shane Bieber Day in Akron and that is always fun to watch. Zac Lowther takes the bump for the hot Delmarva pitching staff against Hickory. Mitch Keller is hurling for Altoona. The Braves Kolby Allard and Touki Toussaint, the Phillies Sixto Sanchez and Enyel De Los Santos, the Yankees Nick Green, the Reds Hunter Greene, the Ranger Yohander Mendez and the Angels Jaime Barria highlight a top prospect packed Saturday to watch.
*****Today’s MLB Probable Starters are here. Division II pitching powerhouse California Baptist (who I dubbed “Pitcher U” on NCAA.com two years ago) sends Trevor Oaks to the mound for the Royals for his first career start. Walker Buehler is on the bump for the Dodgers. Yonny Chirinos takes the hill against David Price for the Tampa Bay Rays. Jack Flaherty is on the hill for the Cardinals, and Caleb Smith goes for the Marlins. A big Saturday for rookies in the MLB.