Minor League Ball Gameday: Saturday, March 15

Billy Burns - Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

A statistical recap of the days action with roster moves galore.

Afternoon folks, and welcome to the Gameday thread. With more and more cuts happening every day, we've seen the activity in the Top 100 drop. For the few that remain, lets get to the highlights

Nick Castellanos continues to collect hits in bunches, going 3-4 with a double and two runs batted in yesterday against the Nationals. He's hitting .441 this spring, going 15-34 with 15 RBI. Kolten Wong continues his excellent play at the keystone for the Redbirds. He went 2-3 with a triple last night, bringing his average up to .333 for the spring with a pair of bomb shots and doubles. Billy Hamilton picked up his seventh stolen base, part of a 1-3 day with a walk and assist from center field. Rangers outfielder Michael Choice swatted a pair of doubles, and also threw someone out from center.

Only two Top 100 pitchers got on the bump yesterday. The Rockies' Eddie Butler gave up one run in three frames with four hits allowed, a walk, hit batter, and he struck out one. Astros flamethrower Mike Foltynewicz was the other pitcher, striking out two in 2.1 innings. He did allow a run on three hits and a walk though.

As for those who didn't make the Top 100, Henry Urrutia and Billy Burns led the way. Urrutia of the Orioles went 2-4 with a solor home runs. Burns picked up his eighth stolen base as part of a 3-4 day. He also scored twice, drove in one, walked, struck out and made an error in the field. Stefen Romero of the Mariners hit his second home run, Rudy Fores (AZ), Joey Terdoslavich (ATL), and veteran minor leaguer Ernesto Mejia (ATL) each hit their first bomb of the spring.

The best pitching performance of the day for a prospect came from Cubs camp as Kyle Hendricks threw three scoreless with four punchouts, a hit and a walk. Righty David Hale from the Braves also performed admirably, going four strong, allowing one run on a walk and three hits with three strike outs. Other pitchers not ranked in the Top 100 but show up on the Top 10 in their organization include Colorado's Chad Bettis (1 IP, 2 K), the Dodgers Chris Withrow (1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K), Detroit's Bruce Rondon (1 IP, 1 K), and Heath Hembree of the Giants (1 IP, 1 K). Southpaw Tim Cooney of the Cardinals got the worst of it, allowing four runs (three earned), on two hits and a walk in 1.1 innings, with three strike outs and a wild pitch.

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 0 3 2 0 0 2B
15 (29) Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B, K
19 (37) Corey Seager, SS LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 3 0 1 0 0 1 SB (7), BB, OF assist
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
29 (58) Kolten Wong, 2B STL 3 2 2 0 0 0 3B
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 2 0 0 0 0 0
33 (69) Christian Bethancourt, C ATL 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
34 (70) Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 E
35 (72) Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0
44 (82) Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 4 1 1 2 0 0 3B, K
47 (86) Rosell Herrera, SS COL 2 0 0 0 0 0
49 (91) Marcus Semien, SS/3B/2B CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 2B, OF assist

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
12 (24) Eddie Butler, RHP COL 3 4 1 1 1 1 HBP
30 (59) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP HOU 2.1 3 1 1 1 2

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Henry Urrutia, LF BAL 7 4 1 2 1 1 0 HR (1)
Jonathan Schoop, SS BAL 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 2B
Kevin Pillar, LF TOR - 1 0 1 1 0 0
Deven Marrero, SS BOS - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sean Coyle, 2B BOS - 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN - 5 1 1 0 0 0 2B, 3 K
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 K
Danny Santana, SS MIN 9 3 1 2 1 0 0 2B, BB
Willy Garcia, RF PIT - 1 0 1 2 0 0
Delino DeShields, CF HOU - 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Tyler Heineman, C HOU - 1 0 1 0 0 0 HBP
Xavier Scruggs, 1B STL - 2 1 1 2 0 0 2B, BB, K
Randal Grichuk STL - 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B, HBP
Tommy La Stella, 2B ATL 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 BB
Joey Terdoslavich, 1B ATL - 2 2 2 3 1 0 HR (1)
Ernesto Mejia, 1B ATL - 1 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1)
Elmer Reyes, SS ATL - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K
Richie Shaffer, 3B TB - 1 0 1 0 0 0 3B
Eugenio Suarez, SS DET 8 2 0 1 1 0 0 K, PO
Tyler Collins, LF DET - 1 1 1 1 0 0 3B

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Hernan Perez, SS/2B DET 10 4 1 1 1 0 0 SB (2), SF
Zach Walters, SS WAS - 3 1 2 0 0 0
Kevin Mattison, CF MIL - 1 2 1 0 0 0 2B, BB
Rudy Flores, 1B AZ - 1 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1)
Ehire Adrianza, SS SF - 4 0 1 0 0 0 E
Roger Kieschnick, LF SF - 2 0 1 0 0 0
Tommy Medica, LF/1B SD - 4 1 1 0 0 0
Grant Green, SS LAA - 2 0 1 1 0 0
Alexander Guerrero, 2B LAD 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 2B, PO
Christian Colon, 2B KC - 2 1 1 1 0 0 K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Billy Burns, LF/CF OAK - 4 2 3 1 0 1 SB (8), BB, K, E
Daniel Robertson, SS OAK 9 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 K, E
Kyle Parker, 1B COL 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 K
Kent Matthes, LF COL - 4 0 1 0 0 0 BB, K, CS
Cristhian Adames, SS COL - 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 BB
Stefen Romero, LF SEA - 4 1 1 1 1 0 HR (2)
Jack Reinheimer, 2B SEA - 4 0 1 0 0 0 K, CS, E

Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP BOS - 2 3 1 1 1 2
Manny Banuelos, LHP NYY - 0.1 2 4 4 2 1
Dellin Betances, RHP NYY - 1.2 0 0 0 0 2
Kyle Gibson, RHP MIN - 4 3 3 3 2 0
Sean Gilmartin, LHP MIN - 2 0 0 0 1 1
Brandon Cumpton, RHP PIT - 4 2 2 0 1 2
Andy Oliver, LHP PIT - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mario Hollands, LHP PHI - 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Cooney, LHP STL 6 1.1 2 4 3 1 3 WP
David Hale, RHP ATL 7 4 3 1 1 1 3

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Carlos Perez, LHP ATL - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bruce Rondon, RHP DET 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
Kyle Lobstein, LHP DET - 2 0 0 0 0 0
Bo Schultz, RHP AZ - 1.1 3 2 2 1 1
Danny Webb,RHP CWS - 1 2 1 1 0 1 HBP
Heath Hembree, RHP SF 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
Nick Maronde, LHP LAA - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Kyle Hendricks, RHP CHC - 3 1 0 0 1 4
Neil Ramirez, RHP CHC - 1 1 0 0 0 0
Chris Withrow, RHP LAD 6 1 0 0 0 1 2

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Jose Dominguez, RHP LAD - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Danny Duffy, LHP KC - 2 5 5 5 3 2 HBP, HR (D. Norris)
Noel Aruelles, LHP KC - 1 2 1 1 2 1
Chad Bettis, RHP COL 5 1 0 0 0 0 2
Dominic Leone, RHP SEA - 1 1 0 0 1 1 HBP



Injuries

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

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

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

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

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

Optioned to the Minors

Tampa Bay Rays -

LHP Jeff Beliveau (AAA)
1B Vince Belnome (AAA)
RHP Nathan Karns (AAA)
CF Kevin Kiermaier (AAA)
SS Hak-Ju Lee (AAA)
LHP CJ Riefenhauser (AAA)
RHP Kirby Yates (AAA)

Pittsburgh Pirates -

CF Gregory Polanco (AAA)
RHP Duke Welker (AAA)

Atlanta Braves -

RHP Aaron Northcraft (AAA)
LHP Wirfin Obispo (AAA)
LHP Carlos Perez (AAA)

Baltimore Orioles -

RHP Dylan Bundy (AA)

Colorado Rockies -

SS Cristhian Adames (AAA)
LHP Christian Friedrich (AAA)
LF Kent Matthes (AAA)
RF Kyle Parker (AAA)

Cleveland Indians -

RHP Bryan Price (AAA)

Kansas City Royals -

LHP Justin Marks (AAA)

Chicago White Sox -

LHP Frank De Los Santos (AAA)
RHP Nestor Molina (AAA)
2B Carlos Sanchez (AAA)

Philadelphia Phillies -

LF Zach Collier (AA)
CF Tyson Gillies (AAA)
LHP Jeremy Horst (AAA)
C Tommy Joseph (AAA)

New York Mets -

LHP Jake deGrom (AAA)
RHP Jeff Walters (AA)

Detroit Tigers -

CF Daniel Fields (AAA)
1B Jordan Lennerton (AAA)
3B Francisco Martinez (AA)
RHP Justin Miller (AAA)

Seattle Mariners -

1B Jesus Montero (AAA)
OF James Jones (AAA)
OF Xavier Avery (AAA)

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