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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Saturday, April 7th, 2018

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Highlights from yesterday’s minor league action

Houston Astros v New York Mets
Kyle Tucker
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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

Click here for last night’s Gameday discussion thread.

Yesterday’s Minor League Boxscores are here.

A few highlights:

****Atlanta Braves right-handed pitching prospect Mike Soroka threw five scoreless innings with five strikeouts in his first start of the year for Triple-A Gwinnett.

****Houston Astros prospect Kyle Tucker hit a 448-foot homer for Triple-A Fresno.

****St. Louis Cardinals prospect Tyler O’Neill hit two homers for Triple-A Memphis. Teammate Max Schrock went 4-for-6.

****Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Adonis Medina threw five shutout innings for High-A Clearwater in Florida State League action.

****Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Anthony Banda tossed five shutout innings for Triple-A Durham, giving up four hits and zero walks while whiffing eight.

****Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Travis MacGregor fanned 12 men over 5.1 innings for Low-A West Virginia.

****Detroit Tigers pitching prospect and former University of Florida ace Alex Faedo threw five innings for High-A Lakeland, giving up two hits and two runs with four strikeouts.

RECOMMENDED READING

****At Fangraphs, Kiley McDaniel posted a large number of college baseball scouting notes.