Good day everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion for Saturday, May 19th, 2018. Let’s get started.
****Projected starters of interest include a duel between Atlanta Braves prospect Touki Toussaint and Chicago Cubs prospect Thomas Hatch in the Mississippi/Tennessee Double-A game; Miami Marlins prospect Ben Meyer for Triple-A New Orleans; New York Yankees prospect Albert Abreu for High-A Tampa; Oakland Athletics prospect Jesus Luzardo for Double-A Midland; Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Dennis Santana making his first start for Triple-A Oklahoma City after being promoted from Double-A; and Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Emilio Vargas with his 0.87 ERA for High-A Visalia.
****Today’s MLB Schedule and probables list is here. Scheduled rookie starters today are Fernando Romero of the Minnesota Twins vs. Freddy Peralta of the Milwaukee Brewers; Nick Kingham of the Pittsburgh Pirates; and Ariel Jurado of the Texas Rangers making his major league debut.