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Pitcher of the Day:

Cody Reed, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (Low-A, Kane County): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 11 K
After suffering through a dead arm period last July, the other Cody Reed has gotten off to a quality start in Kane County. While his arsenal is average, his advanced strike-throwing ability has flummoxed hitters thus far.

Hitter of the Day:

Gift Ngoepe, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates: 1-2, BB, K
In a remarkable moment in baseball history, Gift is the first African-born player to play in the major leagues. The Pirates have been known to find players in different places, with Dovydas Neverauskas being the first Lithuanian-born player to play in the majors. Players from Poland, Moldova, and other nations have started to produce minor-leaguers and the hope is that with Ngoepe and Dovydas leading the way, baseball can spread around the globe.

Other Notable Performances:

Erick Fedde, RHP, Washington Nationals (Double-A, Harrisburg): 7 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
After suffering multiple injuries through the years, including Tommy John during his draft year, it is good to see Fedde pitching. Armed with a plus fastball and slider combination, Fedde could see time in the big leagues this season if they wish to use him.

Merandy Gonzalez, RHP, New York Mets (Low-A, Columbia): 7 2/3 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
The owner of a 0.00 ERA through 28 innings, in Jeffrey Paternostro’s words, “Shorter, stocky, and some effort, basically a two-pitch guy, but Fastball/curve is good enough to kill that level.”

Shawn Morimando, LHP, Cleveland Indians (Triple-A, Columbus): 7 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K
An overslot 19th rounder in 2011, Morimando has quietly worked his way through the minor leagues with success at every level. While the fastball velocity is only average, his slider is a true swing and miss offering. He doesn’t have the greatest control and could fit better in a bullpen role.

JoJo Romero, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies (Low-A, Lakewood): 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 5 K
A 4th rounder from Yavapai CC (AZ) in 2016, while he might not be the biggest in size, he has a big fastball to make it up. He can pitch at 92-94, and shows a future average slider and average changeup.

Louis Silverio, OF, Chicago White Sox (High-A, Winston-Salem): 6-7, 3 R, 2 2B, 7 RBI (DH)
Originally born in the Dominican Republic, his father, Luis Silverio played for almost a decade with the Royals. He is also the son-in-law for former Rookie of the Year Angel Berroa. Louis has some athleticism and tools but is very raw and hasn’t had much time to work on those tools in pro ball.

Sandro Fabian, OF, San Francisco Giants (Low-A, Augusta): 4-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, SB
After a breakout season in the AZL last season, Fabian is holding his own thus far in full-season ball. He profiles best in RF given his plus arm and plus raw power.

Jesus Sanchez, OF, Tampa Bay Rays (Low-A, Bowling Green): 3-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Jesus Sanchez has a chance to break out this season as he is as tooled as up they come. His smooth left-handed swing gives him a chance to be a plus hitter to pair with plus arm, plus speed, and plus raw power.

Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros (High-A, Buies Creek): 4-7, R, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, K
Tucker has been off to a hot start in High-A, showing off ability in all facets of the game and playing more CF.

Gavin LaValley, 1B, Cincinnati Reds (High-A, Daytona): 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
While the depth chart at both 1B (his new position) and 3B (his old position) has gotten more and more crowded, LaValley has shown off a quality hit tool this season. Unfortunately the power hasn’t manifested itself yet to be considered a prospect as a 1B-only player.

Will Craig, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates (High-A, Bradenton): 2-4, R, 2B, 5 RBI, K
The over the fence power hasn’t showed up thus far in the notorious pitcher-friendly FSL, but he has lots of it. But doomed to 1B, more of it needs to start showing up to be considered an everyday contributor.

Fight Another Day:

Dylan Cozens, OF, Philadelphia Phillies (Triple-A, Lehigh Valley): 0-4, 3 K
The power is real, the strikeouts are also real and a big concern.

Dylan Davis, 3B?, San Francisco Giants (Double-A, Richmond): 0-3, R, BB, K, 4 E
This was Mr. Davis’ second professional game ever at 3B as he has always been an OF. Small sample size aside, things could be going better.

Michael Theofanopoulos, LHP, Minnesota Twins (High-A, Fort Myers): 2/3 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, BB, K
If Theo makes the big leagues, he would have the longest last name ever. Performances like this aren’t helping that cause.

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SansRig
4/27
Cal Quantrill: 6 IP, 5 H, 5 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER Walker Buehler: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER TJ Zeuch: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 SO, 3 BB, 1 ER Cody Ponce: 7 IP, 9 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 1 HR, 4 ER Triston McKenzie: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 5 SO, 4 BB, 4 ER AJ Puckett: 4 IP, 10 H, 2 SO, 3 BB, 1 HR, 5 ER Justin Dunn: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 1 HR, 4 ER Domingo Acevedo: 5 IP, 10 H, 6 SO, 0 BB, 3 ER Jose Taveras: 6 IP, 7 H, 5 So, 1 BB, 2 ER Logan Allen: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 1 ER Juan Hillman: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 5 SO, 4 BB, 4 ER Braden Webb: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 SO, 4 BB, 6 ER Nolan Watson: 6 IP, 8 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, L (3R) Ian Anderson: 5 IP, 6 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER Kyle Cody: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER Dane Dunning: 6 IP, 2 H, 7 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER Ranger Suarez: 7 IP, 2 H, 9 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER Garrett Whitley: 3-4, 1 3B, 1 2B Bo Bichette: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 2B Michael O’Neill: 2-4, 1 2B (Third consecutive game with multiple hits) Zack Collins, 0-0, 4 BB, 4 R (2nd Game: 0-2, 1 BB) Zack Short: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 2B, 3 BB Sam Haggerty: 3-4, 1 3B, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SO Herlis Rodriguez: 4-5, 1 HR, 1 2B Chase Vallot: 0-4, 4 SO Drew Jackson: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 SO Brendan Rodgers: 0-4, 2 SO Shed Long: 0-5, 3 SO Bryce Denton: 0-4, 4 SO Ti’Quan Forbes: 0-4, 3 SO Carter Kieboom: 0-3, 3 SO (1-3, 1 BB in game 2) Vance Tatum: 1 IP, 3 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 HR, 2 ER Josh Lowe: 1-5, 3 SO Ben Rortvedt: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 SO
batts40
4/27
I LOVE the replies that add more lines from last night for info as much as I hate the replies that add a line and get upset their favorite guy didn't get mentioned. Which is to say, a lot. Good stuff here, PH.
SansRig
4/28
Thanks, I’m glad that other people like this. I will keep doing it for as long as I continue to enjoy it, I guess. I usually only do A+ and A ball because I have mostly been following prospects from the 2016 draft class, if anyone is curious why AA is routinely ignored.
dkarpis
4/27
Somebody hire this person
TheArtfulDodger
4/27
Hey guys -- obviously everyone is more than welcome to add lines to our MLU, especially if people are happy to see em. Just to provide some more info, if you're looking to catch up on who performed well the night before, MLB Farm has a convenient page: http://mlbfarm.com/top_perf.php
MatternK
4/28
Actually, why is BP slacking lately? There is a huge difference in what you provide to subscribers than let's say two years ago? These daily updates are short...and now chats are non existent.... BP used to be my first place I stop by to get really good info....but today....it's not the same quality of service. Chats are shorter.....daily updates like this one is less informative. You guys need to get your act together...and make this site the best on the internet. You guys are on the clock...
MatternK
4/28
Also, cause your big time now Craig.....no chats from you? Last chat was the 13th...... you been at this site for a while...you can't step up and do some chats?
TheArtfulDodger
4/28
It is certainly not because I am big time. I am as present as I can be on the site, but I have more responsibilities than I have had before, and this is not my full-time job, and I am in school. I do the best I can to be available on twitter, create content and edit minor league content. I will try to get a chat scheduled shortly. As for chats in general, I believe we've had more chats than ever the last season or so. I take issue with your comment in terms of what is provided. This is an example of Zach Mortimer from a few years ago (http://pfm17.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21318) and I don't believe it's substantively different from our minor league posts most days. I would also point our that our Notes From the Field are at least once a week, our eyewitness accounts will be coming now that our staff has had the ability to catch players for the requisite number of at-bats and innings to make sure they see enough of the player, and our content includes more video than ever before, as we provide more in-the-field looks than anyone else covering the minor leagues.
dianagramr
4/27
Steve ..... Michael Theofanopoulos would only tie for the longest last name ..... Jarrod Saltalamacchia has that distinction now. http://valueoverreplacementgrit.com/2011/04/09/chicks-dig-the-long-names/