Minor League Ball Gameday: Wednesday, March 19

Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins.

Performances, injuries and handfuls of demotions.

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Gameday thread. There was a little more than a half-slate of action yesterday, but there were still plenty of excellent performances, in and outside the Top 100.

Javier Baez did a little bit of everything in his second start at second base, hitting his fourth home run, a triple, he stole his first base, struck out once and made an error. Nick Castellanos picked up yet another double, giving him seven so far. Marlins center fielder Jake Marisnick notched three singles and two runs scored, while Michael Choice of the Rangers went 2-5 with a walk, run, RBI and punch out.

The only pitcher in the Top 100 to make an appearance was Blue Jays right hander Marcus Stroman. He had a hell of a time, only retiring one of eight batters before being pulled. He gave up six hits, a walk, seven runs, a home run to Don Kelly, and got his only out via the K.

Three prospects left the yard yesterday, including potential Cubs starting third baseman Mike Olt. He's been on a power binge lately, knocking his fourth home run of the spring Tuesday to go along with a sac fly, walk and strike out with three runs batted in. Rangers hitting phenom Ronald Guzman also went deep, sending a line drive over the right center fence for his second of the spring with three runs batted in as well. The other prospect that went yikkety was Tigers left fielder Tyler Collins. He notched his third bomb to pair with a single, hit by pitch, strike out and two runs knocked in.

Though he is no longer a prospect, Michael Pineda turned in 4.1 innings of excellent work, striking out five with no walk or runs and just four hits allowed. New Rays reliever Brad Boxberger took care of a pair of innings, with one hit, one walk and two punch outs. Rangers right hander Keone Kela struck out two in a perfect frame, and Padres right hander Kevin Quackenbush retired the only two batters he faced.

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, 2B CHC 5 1 2 1 1 1 HR (4), SB (1), 3B, K, E
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 4 0 0 0 0 0 OF assist
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 1 1 0 0 0 2B, K
14 (27) Austin Hedges, C SD 1 0 1 1 0 0 E

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB, K
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 K
35 (72) Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 1 1 1 0 0 0
41 (79) Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 5 2 3 0 0 0
44 (82) Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 BB

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
49 (91) Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 K
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 5 1 2 1 0 0 BB, K


Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
27 (55) Marcus Stroman, RHP TOR 0.1 6 7 7 1 1 HR (D. Kelly)

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Marc Krauss, 1B HOU - 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 K
Hernan Perez, SS DET 10 5 2 2 0 0 0 3B, K, E
Wilmer Flores, SS NYM 6 4 0 1 1 0 0 K
Ronald Guzman, 1B TEX 10 3 1 1 3 1 0 HR (2)
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K
Hanser Alberto, SS TEX - 4 0 1 0 0 0 2B, BB
Mike Olt, 3B CHC - 2 1 1 3 1 0 HR (4), BB, K, SF
Brett Jackson, RF CHC - 4 0 1 1 0 0 3B, 2 K
Ronny Rodriguez, SS CLE - 1 0 1 0 0 0 E
Juan Perez, LF SF - 4 1 1 0 0 0 2B, HBP, K
Tyler Collins, LF DET - 3 1 2 2 1 0 HR (3), HBP, K

Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Michael Pineda, RHP NYY - 4.1 4 0 0 0 5
Brandon Workman, RHP BOS 8 2.1 3 1 1 0 3 HR (A. Soriano)
Nolan Sanburn, RHP OAK 10 1 3 3 3 0 1 HR (J. Danks)
Keone Kela, RHP TEX - 1 0 0 0 0 2
Brad Boxberger, RHP TB - 2 1 0 0 1 2
Dominic Leone, RHP SEA - 1 1 1 1 1 0
Kevin Quackenbush, RHP SD - 0.2 0 0 0 0 0

Injuries

- Padres LF Alex Dickerson (two weeks; left ankle sprain)

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

Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (one month; 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

Milwaukee Brewers -

RHP Michael Blazek (AAA)

San Francisco Giants -

LF Roger Kieschnick (AAA)
2B Nick Noonan (AAA)
LHP Edwin Escobar (AAA)

New York Yankees -

LF Ramon Flores (AAA)

New York Mets -

C Juan Centeno (AAA)
RHP Ryan Reid (AAA)

Chicago Cubs -

CF Brett Jackson (AAA)
LHP Zac Rosscup (AAA)
3B Christian Villanueva (AAA)
3B/OF Josh Vitters (AAA)
RHP Arodys Vizcaino (AAA)

Player of the Day

A bomb shot, triple and stolen base is enough to earn PotD, especially with limited action in the baseball world yesterday. Congrats to Cubs infielder Javier Baez.

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(Photo used with permission from Flickr user BeGreen90)

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