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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Thursday, July 19th, 2018

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Catching up . . .

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Thursday, July 19th, 2018.

The big news in baseball yesterday was the Manny Machado trade between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers. You can read about the five prospects involved here.

Other tidbits:

***Yesterday’s Gameday discussion is here. There’s a lot of good stuff in yesterday’s discussion including observations on Brice Turang.

***I enjoyed Eric Longenhagen’s report on the Futures Game at Fangraphs. Extremely informative and his observations on African American players in the game are notable. Black participation in baseball is up and that will (in my opinion) continue as football loses ground on the concussion issue.

***Minnesota Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff went 4-for-5 for High-A Fort Myers. He’s 6-for-9 since the Futures Game and up to .323/.346/.485 since his promotion from Low-A.