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Thursday Cup of Coffee, 4/13

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here.

Foster Griffin, LHP, Kansas City (Profile)
Level: Hi-A   Age: 21   Org Rank: HM  Top 100: NR
Line: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 6 K

Notes
I saw Griffin sit 86-89 last year and get torched by a good Lynchburg lineup. He’s allowed one run and K’d 14 over 11 innings so far this year.

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Wednesday Cup of Coffee, 4/12

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here.

Nick Neidert, RHP, Seattle (Profile)
Level: Hi-A   Age: 20   Org Rank: 3  Top 100: NR
Line: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 8 K

Notes
Neidert is very advanced and will throw his breaking ball and changeup, both of which are already of big-league quality, in any count. He was 87-91 with his fastball in his final spring-training tune-up start and I wondered how his fastball would play in the Cal League but, at least last night, it didn’t matter. He was part of a combined one hit shutout of Stockton with righties Matt Walker and Lukas Schiradli, both of whom missed bats in the Midwest League last year, slamming the door over the final three innings.

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Tuesday Cup of Coffee, 4/11

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen.

Mike Soroka, RHP, Atlanta (Profile)
Level: Double-A   Age: 19   Org Rank: 9  Top 100: 93
Line: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 H, 7 K

Notes
Soroka is the most polished strike-thrower of Atlanta’s young arms and has mature competitive poise. Much was made of his aggressive assignment to Double-A, but this was a promising start.

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