Daily Farm Report (4/1)

Welcome to the April 1st installment of The Daily Farm Report! We rake the news for each organization’s top farmhands and give you a digest with some commentary for you greedy prospectors to enjoy. Here are some recent news and highlights:

Grant Lavigne
Rockies #5 by MLB Pipeline

Lavigne Leads A Strong Contingent For A-Full Asheville

Grant Lavigne, the 42nd overall pick of the 2018 draft, will be starting the season with the Asheville Tourists, the team’s A-Full Season affiliate. Lavigne, 19, had an excellent pro debut in Rookie ball last summer, even stealing a surprising 12 bases. He’s big, athletic, and has a great feel to hit for a young kid. One thing to watch is whether the team will give him some time in the OF in addition to 1B.

Ryan Mountcastle
Orioles #2 by MLB Pipeline

Mountcastle Set To Try 1B In AAA

The Orioles #2 prospect, who has seen time at both SS and 3B in his pro career thus far, will be spending time at 1B for AAA Norfolk this season, according to the team. We are hoping that this news means that Mountcastle, 22, has a quicker path to MLB time. If he shifts over to 1B permanently, he’s really going to have to hit to keep himself in the lineup.

Sean Reid-Foley
Blue Jays #9 by MLB Pipeline

Sean Reid-Foley Starting Today

Clayton Richard injured his knee and isn’t ready to start the season in the rotation, so Blue Jays’ prospect Sean Reid-Foley will be making his first start of 2019 today. Reid-Foley, 23, still has mid-rotation upside if everything can click for him. Maybe he will take this opportunity and turn it into a regular spot in the starting rotation.

Trent Thornton
Blue Jays #15 by MLB Pipeline

Thornton Makes Stellar Debut

Trent Thornton, who was traded to the Blue Jays from Houston in the Aldemys Diaz deal, made his first MLB start yesterday for Toronto. He did not disappoint. Thornton posted 8 strikeouts and 0 walks through 5 innings of work. The curveball in particular was especially devastating. There’s a chance Thornton is out there in shallower leagues, so pick him up if you can!

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