Minor League Ball Gameday: Sunday, March 16

Nick Williams - Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Demotions and stats from Saturday's action.

Welcome everyone to the daily gameday thread. Other than a combined no hitter by the Marlins, the star of the day was the man who hit not just one but TWO home runs in yesterday's action. Oh, and it was his first two major league spring training at bats. This man would be 'Nick Williams of the Texas Rangers (Check it out here). The star on the mound was 17 year old southpaw phenom Julio Urias and his one inning start, featuring two strike outs and a fastball tickling 95.

It wasn't just the teenagers on display, Michael Choice was 2-3 with a home run and two RBI for Texas. Center fielder Jake Marisnick stole his third bag of the spring for the Marlins while going 2-3 at the dish with a run scored and a strike out. Short stop Marcus Semien was 2-3 with a pair of runs scored, double and strike out for the Chi Sox. Once again, Nick Castellanos tallied two hits with a double, RBI, and two runs. Joey Gallo cooled off everyone in the park by racking up five strike outs to earn the platinum sombrero.

Jake Odorizzi gave up one run in 3.2 innings against Pittsburgh with three walks, two hits, and two strike outs. Odorizzi and Urias had the two best performances while James Paxton and Edwin Escobar were torched. Paxton was wild as hell through four inngings with two wild pitches, a walk, and a home run allowed. He also allowed six hits and three runs (two earned) with four strike outs. Escobar only made it through 2.2 innings, giving up four runs on five hits, three walks and a home run allowed to go with two strike outs.

Outside the Top 100,Reds first baseman Neftali Soto went off, going a perfect 4-4 with three runs, RBI's, and his second bomb shot of the Spring. Brett Jackson of the Cubs drove in five with a home run and a single in five trips to the dish. Mikie Mahtook, right fielder of the Rays, visited the deli for some grand salami, his only hit. Tyler Collins also went deep and added a triple for Detroit, a single and three runs scored.

Vidal Nuno put up the most impressive line, allowing just a hit and walk in four innings with three punch outs. Jesse Hahn only allowed a hit in 2.2 innings for San Diego. Drew Pomeranz struck out five in two innings for Oakland, and Brad Boxberger struck out the side for the Rays.

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
2 (2) Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
7 (8) Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 (17) Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 2 2 1 0 0 2B
14 (27) Austin Hedges, C SD 1 0 1 1 0 0
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 K
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0
30 (60) Joey Gallo, 3B TEX 6 0 0 0 0 0 PLATINUM SOMBRERO!! 5 K, E

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
31 (61) Colin Moran, 3B MIA 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 BB
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 4 1 1 0 0 0 K
35 (72) Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 BB
38 (75) Mookie Betts, 2B BOS 1 0 0 0 0 0
41 (79) Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 3 1 2 0 0 1 SB (3), K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
49 (91) Marcus Semien, SS/3B/2B CWS 3 2 2 0 0 0 2B, E
50 (92) Dominic Smith, 1B NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0
53 (97) Nick Williams, LF TEX 2 2 2 3 2 0 2 HR (2)
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 3 1 2 2 1 0 HR (2)
55 (100) Arismendy Alcantara, 2B/SS CHC 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 K

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
24 (51) Julio Urias, LHP LAD 1 0 0 0 0 2
28 (56) Edwin Escobar, LHP SF 2.2 5 4 4 3 2 HR (A. Almonte)
35 (67) Jake Odorizzi, RHP TB 3.2 2 1 1 3 2
45 (99) James Paxton LHP SEA 4 6 3 2 1 4 HR (J. Perez), E, 2 WP

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Tyler Collins, CF DET - 5 3 3 1 1 0 HR (2), 3B
Marc Krauss, 1B HOU - 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 K
Jonathan Schoop, 2B BAL 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 K
Taylor Dugas, RF NYY - 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Ramon Flores, CF NYY - 3 0 2 0 0 0 2B, K
Leonardo Reginatto, SS TB - 0 1 0 0 0 0 BB
Mikie Mahtook, RF TB - 4 1 1 4 1 0 GS (1)
Kevin Pillar, LF TOR - 4 1 1 2 0 0 3B
Steven Souza, RF WAS 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 BB
Matt den Dekker, CF NYM - 5 1 2 0 0 1 SB (4), PO, K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN - 3 0 1 0 0 0
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 3 1 1 0 0 0 BB, 2B
Danny Santana, SS MIN 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 SB (3), BB, E
Brett Eibner, CF KC - 2 0 1 0 0 0
Brett Jackson, CF CHC - 4 1 2 5 1 0 HR (1)
Christian Villanueva, 3B CHC - 4 0 1 0 0 0
Neftali Soto, 1B CIN - 4 3 4 3 1 0 HR (2)
Wilmer Flores, 2B NYM 6 5 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1), 3 K
Kevin Plawecki, C NYM 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 BB
Tommy Medica, LF SD - 2 1 1 0 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA - 3 2 2 1 1 0 HR (2)
Jabari Blash, RF SEA - 2 0 1 0 0 0 E
Joe Panik, 2B SF 9 2 0 1 2 0 0 2B
Juan Perez, LF SF - 5 1 3 2 1 0 HR (1), SB (2), 2B, K, CS
Billy McKinney, CF OAK 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2B
Lewis Brinson, CF TEX - 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B, E
Ben Paulsen, 1B COL - 2 0 1 0 0 0
Matt Long, LF LAA - 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1), OF assist
Gary Brown, CF SF - 3 0 1 0 0 0 K, OF assist
Billy Burns, CF OAK - 5 0 1 0 0 0 K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Christian Vasquez, C BOS - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Alexander Guerrero, 2B LAD 7 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 HBP, BB

Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Suk-Min Yoon, LHP BAL - 1 1 0 0 0 0
Vidal Nuno, LHP NYY - 4 1 0 0 1 3
Mark Montgomery, RHP NYY - 1.1 1 1 1 0 0
Brad Boxberger, RHP TB - 1 0 0 0 0 3
Sean Nolin, LHP TOR 10 1.2 5 5 5 3 0 HR (M. Mahtook)
John Stilson, RHP TOR - 2 1 0 0 1 0
Aaron Barrett, RHP WAS - 1 0 0 0 0 2
Vic Black, RHP NYM - 1 3 3 3 2 0
Michael Tonkin, RHP MIN - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brett Marshall, RHP CIN - 3 2 1 1 1 4

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Tyler Thornburg, RHP MIL - 2.2 7 7 4 1 1
Wei-Chung Wang, LHP MIL - 1.1 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Heckathorn, RHP MIL - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Cory Mazzoni, RHP NYM - 1 0 0 0 0 3
Jesse Hahn, RHP SD - 2.2 1 0 0 0 0
Kevin Quackenbush, RHP SD - 1 0 0 0 2 0
Derek Law, RHP SF - 1 1 1 1 2 2
Drew Pomeranz, LHP OAK - 2 0 0 0 0 5
Brad Hand, LHP MIA - 5 0 0 0 0 6 HBP
Arquimedes Caminero, RHP MIA - 1 0 0 0 0 1

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
AJ Ramos, RHP MIA - 2 0 0 0 1 0
Jose Dominguez, RHP LAD - 1 0 0 0 0 2

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

San Diego Padres -

CF Reymond Fuentes (AAA)

Kansas City Royals -

SS Christian Colon (AAA)
RHP Michael Mariot (AAA)
C Francisco Pena (AAA)

Atlanta Braves -

RHP Aaron Northcraft (AA)
LHP Carlos Perez (AA)

Detroit Tigers -

RF Steven Moya (AA)

Toronto Blue Jays -

RHP Neil Wagner (AAA)

Milwaukee Brewers -

RHP Hiram Burgos (AAA)
RHP Mike Fiers (AAA)
1B Sean Halton (AAA)

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