Minor League Ball Gameday: Thursday, March 13

Javier Baez - Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Stats, injuries and a look at who got cut in camp.

Good afternoon folks and welcome back. The big news of the prospect world was the absolute MAMMOTH blast off the bat of Cubs short stop Javier Baez. (Watch the blast here) Solid pimp job from Baez as that thing landed 15 ft shy of the scoreboard in left. A pair of Cardinals continue to be red hot in Kolten Wong and Stephen Piscotty. Wong, not known for bringing the thunder, hit his second home run in three days. Piscotty tallied a pair of extra base knocks with a double and triple along with a walk and two runs scored with one run batted in. Nick Castellanos also stayed hot for Detroit by hitting a pair of doubles in their tie with the Yankees.

Only a handful of Top 100 pitchers made appearances but it would have been hard to top Yordano Ventura's dominance. The diminutive righty threw 4.1 innings while only allowing two hits and one run. He struck out six, did not allow a walk against Oakland and drew praise from his potential manager, Ned Yost.  The Padres Matt Wisler made a one inning relief appearance, allowing a hit with a strike out. Marcus Stroman of the Blue Jays was knocked around a bit over four frames. The Rays tagged him for three runs on five hits and a walk with three strike outs.

Outside the Top 100, Mike Olt left the yard twice for his second and third big flies of the spring. He seems to be seeing the ball very well, which complicates the infield situation in Chicago even more for the future. Outfielder Matt Long of the Angels just keeps on raking, getting two more hits (including his fifth double) and was also plunked in the Halo's 12 run outburst. Others to leave the yard include Chris Colabello and Aaron Hicks of the Twinkies, Rob Brantly of the Marlins, and Zoilo Almonte of the Yankees




The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (3), K
7 (8) Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 2 0 0 0 0 0 K
8 (10) Gregory Polanco, CF PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB
11 (17) Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 4 0 1 1 0 0 K
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 3 1 2 1 0 0 K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 2B
15 (29) Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 K, HBP
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 (36) Albert Almora, CF CHC 2 1 1 0 0 0 K
21 (41) Jorge Soler, RF CHC 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
29 (58) Kolten Wong, 2B STL 4 1 2 2 1 0 HR (2), 2 K
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 4 0 2 1 0 0
34 (70) Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 3 2 2 1 0 0 2B, 3B, BB
35 (72) Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 (79) Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
45 (84) Devon Travis, 2B DET 1 0 0 0 0 0
47 (86) Rosell Herrera, SS COL 1 0 0 0 0 0
49 (91) Marcus Semien, SS CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 (93) Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 2 0 1 0 0 0
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 2 0 1 0 0 0
55 (100) Arismendy Alcantara, 2B/SS CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 BB




Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
13 (26) Yordano Ventura, RHP KC 4.1 2 1 1 0 6
21 (44) Matt Wisler, RHP SD 1 1 0 0 0 1
27 (55) Marcus Stroman, RHP TOR 4 5 3 3 1 3 HR (J. Moore)
34 (65) Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP BAL 2 5 2 2 0 1
43 (95) Zach Lee, RHP LAD 2.2 3 4 3 2 4 IBB





Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Elmer Reyes, SS ATL - 4 0 2 1 0 0 E
Phil Gosselin, 2B ATL - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Edward Salcedo, 3B ATL - 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B, K
Jose Peraza, SS ATL 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 SB (1)
Ernesto Mejia, 1B ATL - 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 2B
Rob Brantly, C MIA - 1 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1)
Zoilo Almonte, LF NYY - 2 2 2 2 1 0 HR (1)
Yangervis Solarte, SS NYY - 1 1 1 0 0 0 BB
Jose Pirela, 3B NYY - 1 0 1 0 0 0 BB
Tyler Collins, LF DET - 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 2B

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Hernan Perez, SS DET 10 3 1 1 0 0 0 BB, K
Tyson Gillies, CF PHI - 2 0 1 0 0 0 2B, K
Cameron Rupp, C PHI - 4 1 1 0 0 0
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN - 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1)
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 2 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1), E
Josmil Pinto, C MIN - 2 0 1 0 0 0 BB
Andrew Lambo, 1B PIT - 2 1 0 0 0 0 BB
Tony Stewart, C PIT - 2 1 1 1 0 0
Hak-Ju Lee, SS TB 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 E
Delino DeShields, CF HOU - 3 1 2 1 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Eury Perez, CF WAS - 4 0 1 1 0 0 2B, E
Randal Grichuk, RF STL - 4 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Leury Garcia, SS CWS - 3 0 1 1 0 0 SB (1), BB, E
Billy Burns, CF OAK - 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 BB, 2 K
Daniel Robertson, SS OAK 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
Efrin Navarro, 1B LAA - 2 0 2 0 0 0
Grant Green, SS LAA - 4 2 2 1 0 0 SF, 2 K
Matt Long, OF LAA - 4 1 2 1 0 0 2B, HBP, 2 K
Luigi Rodriguez, SS CLE - 1 1 1 1 0 0
Rymer Liriano, CF SD 6 1 1 1 2 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Tommy Medica, LF SD - 5 1 1 0 0 0 2B, 2 K
Jace Peterson, SS SD 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Alex Dickerson, LF SD - 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 BB
Kent Matthes, RF COL - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA - 5 1 1 0 0 0 BB
Jesus Montero, 1B SEA - 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B, 2 E
Stefen Romero, LF SEA - 1 1 1 0 0 0
James Jones, RF SEA - 2 0 1 1 0 0
Mike Olt, 3B CHC - 4 2 3 3 2 0 2 HR (3)
Tim Wheeler, RF COL - 2 0 1 0 0 0 CS

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Taylor Ratliff, LF AZ - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Brandon Drury, 3B AZ 8 1 0 1 2 0 0 2B



Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
JR Graham, RHP ATL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Luis Vasquez, RHP ATL - 1 0 0 0 1 0
Shae Simmons, RHP ATL - 1 2 1 1 0 1
Ryan Buchter, LHP ATL - 1 0 0 0 0 2
Cody Martin, RHP ATL 10 1 1 1 1 0 0 HR (R. Brantly)
Jose Campos, RHP NYY - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Adam Wilk, LHP PIT - 1 2 1 1 0 2 HR (A. Hicks)
Nate Karns, RHP TB - 3.1 3 0 0 1 1
CJ Riefenhauser, LHP TB - 2 0 0 0 0 1
Aaron Barrett, RHP WAS - 1.1 0 0 0 0 2

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Chris Withrow, RHP LAD 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Webb, RHP CWS - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Cam Bedrosian, RHP LAA 10 0.2 0 0 0 1 1
Mike Morin, RHP LAA - 1 1 0 0 2 1
Leonel Campos, LHP SD - 0.2 1 1 0 3 1 WP
Kevin Quackenbush, RHP SD - 0.2 2 1 1 0 1
Jayson Aquino, LHP COL - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Matzek, LHP COL - 0 0 1 1 4 0
Brett Marshall, RHP CIN - 1 1 0 0 1 2
Chad Bettis, RHP COL 5 1 1 0 0 0 1











Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Raul Fernandez, RHP COL - 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 WP
Kraig Sitton, LHP COL - 1 0 0 0 0 3
Jimmie Sherfy, RHP AZ - 0.1 3 3 3 0 0 HR (P. Janish), 2 WP, HBP

Injuries

- Athletics SS Addison Russell (one week; right hamstring strain)

- Dodgers RHP Ross Stripling (season; right elbow - Tommy John surgery)

Cardinals CF Oscar Taveras (day-to-day; right hamstring tightness)

- Cardinals LHP Marco Gonzales (one month; left forearm tightness)

Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (day-to-day; right shoulder inflammation)

Twins 3B Miguel Sano (season; right elbow - Tommy John surgery)

Optioned to the Minors

Cincinnati Reds -

RHP Carlos Contreras (AAA)
RHP Daniel Corcino (AAA)
LHP David Holmberg (AAA)
CF Ryan LaMarre (AAA)
1B Donald Lutz (AAA)
RHP Chad Rogers (AAA)
CF Juan Duran (AA)
LHP Ismael Guillon (AA)
RF Yorman Rodriguez (AAA)

Los Angeles Angels -

LHP Michael Roth (AAA)

Philadelphia Phillies -

LF Aaron Altherr (AA)
RF Kelly Dugan (AA)

Toronto Blue Jays -

RHP Deck McGuire (AAA)
LHP Rob Rasmussen (AAA)
CF Kenny Wilson (AA)

Miami Marlins -

RHP Michael Brady (AAA)
LF Kyle Jensen (AAA)
LF Brent Keys (AA)
C JT Realmuto (AA)
RHP Angel Sanchez (AA)
RHP Jose Urena (AA)
LHP Grant Dayton (AA)

Cleveland Indians -

RHP Austin Adams (AAA)
1B Jesus Aguilar (AAA)
3B Erik Gonzalez (A+)
LHP TJ House (AAA)
RF Carlos Moncrief (AAA)
2B Jose Ramirez (AAA)

Milwaukee Brewers -

RHP Johnny Hellweg (AAA)

Chicago White Sox -

LHP Charlie Leesman (AAA)
CF Jared Mitchell (AA)
CF Trayce Thompson (AA)

Texas Rangers -

RHP Lisalverto Bonilla (AA)
RHP Wilmer Font (AAA)
RHP Ben Rowen (AAA)
SS Luis Sardinas (AA)

Washington Nationals -

LHP Felipe Rivero (AA)

New York Yankees -

CF Slade Heathcott (AAA)
LHP Nik Turley (AAA)
C Gary Sanchez (AA)

Chicago Cubs -

2B Arismendy Alcantara (AAA)
RF Jorge Soler (AA)
CF Matt Szczur (AAA)
IF Logan Watkins (AAA)

Assigned to Minor League Camp

Chicago Cubs -

3B Kris Bryant
CF Albert Almora
RF Jorge Soler

Cleveland Indians -

SS Francisco Lindor

Miami Marlins -

LHP Justin Nicolino

Detroit Tigers -

LHP Robbie Ray

Washington Nationals -

RHP AJ Cole

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