The minor league season is heating up (unless you’re in the Midwest League), and so is coverage from MadFriars. As always, we have our Daily Farm Reports. This week, they’ve featured a lot on Jeisson Rosario reaching base in Fort Wayne, the exploits (and injury scare) of Storm outfielders Buddy Reed and Edward OlivaresAustin Allen and Josh Naylor slugging in San Antonio while Fernando Tatis, Jr. starts the year cold, and Brett Nicholas doing what he can to impress his new organization.

On-Site Coverage

John finished his reporting from El Paso on Monday, and Travis got enough feeling back in his fingers to write up the TinCaps on Wednesday.

Player Profiles and Interviews

Subscribers had plenty to read up on this week. You can join them for less than John Conniff earned in tips on a good night when he was a youthful 40-something waiter at Trophy’s in 1990.

John talked to Rod Barajas about the early hitting success of Javy Guerra, how Luis Urias continues to develop, and big Franmil Reyes, among other topics. Barajas’s pitching coach, Bronswell Patrick weighed in on Eric Lauer, Brett Kennedy, Walker Lockett and some interesting bullpen arms.

Luis Campusano talked to David about doubling down on the work he put in going into the draft in his first professional offseason. Luis Torrens shared with Kevin some of his take-aways from a year on the big league roster now that he’s working his way back there in Lake Elsinore.

Media Appearances

Conniff had a busy week on the airwaves. He talked with Darren Smith about what to expect from Eric Lauer and the early-season struggles of Fernando Tatis, Jr. And before he left the Sun City, he joined Steve Kaplowitz’s great drive-time show to talk all things Chihuahuas, and who El Pasoans might expect to see later this year.

Posted by David Jay

David has written for MadFriars since 2005, has published articles in Baseball America, written a monthly column for FoxSports San Diego and appeared on numerous radio programs and podcasts. He may be best known on the island of Guam for his photos of Trae Santos that appeared in the Pacific Daily News.

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