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May 18, 2017

Minor League Update

Games of May 17

by Steve Givarz


Hitter of the Day:

Max Moroff, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates (Triple-A, Indianapolis): 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K
There were a lot of two-homer performances Wednesday, but Moroff is tied for the minor-league lead now with Chris DeVito (more on him below) with 12. While power hasn’t typically been a big part of his game (his prior career-high was eight) it is showing up in spades more than ever.

Pitcher of the Day:

Zac Gallen, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals (High-A, Palm Beach): 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
We have noted Gallen’s performances many times so far in the MLU, so I won’t repeat them all again. But I will say perhaps it is time this advanced college arm gets a challenge at Double-A.

Other Notable Performances:

Lachlan Wells, LHP, Minnesota Twins (High-A, Fort Myers): 9 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 2 BB, 4 K
The twin brother of Orioles pitcher Alex Wells, Lachlan has matured like his brother and looks the part of a back-end rotation pitcher. While his arsenal mostly elicits average grades, his changeup has gotten a plus grade from a scout I talked to and he combines it with excellent command.

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