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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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Miss any action yesterday? Look no further, we got you covered with highlights and recommended reads.

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thursday, Minor League Ball. Welcome to the May 17th Morning Report.

**** ICYMI: The 2018 Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft will be Saturday, June 2nd, at 12 noon central time. The scouting director volunteer sign-up sheet/post was posted yesterday and there are still a few spots left. Interested? Click here.

****Yesterday’s Gameday thread is here.

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. Watch

The Toronto Blue Jays star prospect and the minors’ most ridiculous hitter went 4-for-5 yesterday with a home run and three runs scored. He’s now hitting .415 with a 1.155 OPS. Nothing in the previous sentences are typos.

****Speaking of ridiculous hitters, the Washington Nationals Juan Soto left the yard yesterday. He now has five home runs at Hagerstown, seven at Potomac and two at Double-A Harrisburg. Neither of the two prospects discussed thus far are in their 20s.

****The New York Yankees RHP Chance Adams finally had the game he’s been looking for, pitching his best performance of the year. Adams went eight innings, striking out 10 and walking two, allowing no runs for the first time since April 11.

**** Fernando Tatis, Jr. (Padres) had his second two-hit game in a row and third in his last four games.

Recommended reading

***** Cavan Biggio (Blue Jays) slugged his 12th home run of the season yesterday. Our own Asher Feltman took a look.

**** A look at Triston Casas and whether he fits in for the Yankees at No. 23 by Ricky Keeler over at Pinstriped Prospects.

**** Doc Herbert takes a look back at the Braves 2016 MLB Draft over at Talking Chop.

**** This is from a few days ago, but John Calvagno of Notes from the Sally took a look at Hickory’s (Rangers) Bubba Thompson, and intriguing bat for sure.

****Shameless plug! The NCAA DII postseason starts today. Plenty of draftable players to know. Here’s a region-by-region plug from NCAA.com.