Minor League Ball Gameday: Thursday, March 20

Pale Hoser Matt Davidson

News, notes, stats, injuries, and demotions from Wednesday.

Good afternoon/evening everyone and welcome back to the Gameday thread. Once again there was not much action with Top 100 players, especially pitchers, yesterday. Of those that did, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, third baseman Matt Davidson, and Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton stood out for having solid days.

Abreu hit his second homer and a pair of singles, driving in three with a strike out as well. Davidson had a similar line, also driving in three and hitting his second home run. He only had one other hit, a single, and struck out twice in four trips to the dish. Billy Hamilton showed off what little power he has, hitting his first home run of the spring. All of that was overshadowed by the sixth inning when Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman threw a 99 mph fastball to Sal Perez and he took right back up the middle, hitting Chapman above the eye. Cleveland short stop of the future, Francisco Lindor, shined in what looks to be one of his final spring training starts, going 2-4 with a double and RBI.

Mike Foltynewicz tossed a pair of scoreless frames with four strike outs and two hits allowed. Erik Johnson did not fare nearly as well, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in four innings with three strike outs, eight hits, two walks, a wild pitch, hit batter, and home run from Mike Trout.

Outside the Top 100, Billy Burns of the A's stole his ninth base in a 2-3 effort. Yankees Cuban left fielder Adonis Garcia turned in a double with two runs batted in over three trips while Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks reached base twice on a single and a walk with a stolen base, his first of the spring. Though not technically a prospect or even a rookie, White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks has shown some serious power lately, hitting his fifth home run yesterday.

With the news of Brandon Beachy planning to undergo his second Tommy John surgery, Braves right hander David Hale looks to have the inside track on one of the two spots in the rotation vacated by Beachy and Kris Medlen. He threw 4.1 innings yesterday, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with two strike outs. Pirates right hander Brandon Cumpton had better results than Hale, only allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 4.2 innings with a pair of strike outs. John Stilson put up a scoreless inning for Toronto, allowing just one hit with a strike out as well. Oakland southpaw Drew Pomeranz threw three scoreless as well, striking out three with no walks and only one hit.

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 2 1 0 1 SB (1)
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 HBP
9 (13) Francisco Lindor, SS CLE 4 1 2 1 0 0 2B
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 K
15 (29) Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 4 1 3 3 1 0 HR (2), K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1), K
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B, K
29 (58) Kolten Wong, 2B STL 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
34 (70) Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 2 1 1 0 0 0 BB, CS
35 (72) Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 4 1 2 3 1 0 HR (2), 2 K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
44 (82) Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 3 0 1 0 0 0 K
49 (91) Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B, 2 BB

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
30 (59) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP HOU 2 2 0 0 0 4
32 (63) Erik Johnson RHP CWS 4 8 8 7 2 3 HR (M. Trout), WP, HBP


Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Randal Grichuk, RF STL - 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN - 2 1 1 0 0 1 SB (1), BB
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 2 0 1 0 0 0 BB
Phil Gosselin, 3B ATL - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Yangervis Solarte, SS NYY - 0 2 0 0 0 0 BB
Adonis Garcia, LF NYY - 3 0 1 2 0 0 2B
Ryan Goins, 2B TOR - 4 2 3 1 0 0 3B
Cameron Rupp, C PHI - 1 0 1 1 0 0
Jonathan Schoop, SS BAL - 0 0 0 0 0 0 BB
Cameron Seitzer, 1B TB - 2 0 1 0 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Richie Shaffer, 3B TB - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Curt Casali, C TB - 3 1 1 0 0 0 2B, E
Jordan Danks, CF CWS - 1 1 1 1 1 0 HR (5)
Micah Johnson, 2B CWS 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
Courtney Hawkins, RF CWS 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
Leury Garcia, SS CWS - 2 1 1 0 0 0 BB
Grant Green, SS LAA - 2 1 1 1 0 0
Billy McKinney, LF OAK 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 BB
Billy Burns, CF OAK - 3 2 2 0 0 1 SB (9)
Marc Krauss, LF HOU - 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Tony Sanchez, C PIT - 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 K
Andrew Lambo, 1B PIT - 3 1 1 1 0 1 SB (2), BB

Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Michael Tonkin, RHP MIN - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
David Hale, RHP ATL 7 4.1 5 3 3 3 2
Luis Vasquez, RHP ATL - 1 1 2 1 2 1
Juan Jaime, RHP ATL - 0.1 0 2 2 4 1
Dellin Betances, RHP NYY - 0.2 1 0 0 1 0
Shane Greene, RHP NYY - 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Cesar Cabral, LHP NYY - 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
John Stilson, RHP TOR - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Suk-Min Yoon, RHP BAL - 2 1 1 1 0 1 HR (J. Nix)
Matt Lollis, RHP TB - 0.1 1 0 0 1 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Cam Bedrosian, RHP LAA 10 0.2 1 0 0 0 1
Shawn Armstrong, RHP CLE - 1 2 3 3 2 1 HR (N. Frieman), WP
Drew Pomeranz, LHP OAK - 3 1 0 0 0 3
Taylor Jordan, RHP WAS - 5 3 1 1 1 5
Dalier Hinojosa, RHP BOS - 1 2 2 2 1 0 Balk
Brandon Cumpton, RHP PIT - 4.2 3 1 1 3 2

Injuries

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

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

- Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (two weeks; right shoulder inflammation)

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

- Dodgers RHP Ross Stripling (season; right elbow - TJS)

- Twins 3B Miguel Sano (season; right elbow - TJS)

Optioned to the Minors

Chicago White Sox -

C Josh Phegley (AAA)
RHP Andre Rienzo (AAA)
LHP Eric Surkamp (AAA)

Cleveland Indians -

1B David Adams (AAA)
RHP Preston Guillmet (AAA)
RHP Frank Herrmann (AAA)
LHP Colt Hynes (AAA)

Player of the Day

The biggest thing to come out of Cuba since Puig-mania, Jose Abreu earns Player of the Day honors by hitting his second home run, driving in three and adding a pair of singles into the mix.

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