Minor League Ball Gameday: Monday, March 24

Kevin Gausman

Opt outs, stats, injuries, roster moves. If something happened yesterday, it's here.

Welcome everyone! Its time for the Gameday thread. We've hit the homestretch of Spring Training 2014, and we are less than a week away from league-wide Opening Day. Lets take a look at the action from yesterday.

Michael Choice put together a solid three-hit game against the Padres, driving in three with a double and pair of singles in five at bats. Kolten Wong picked up another hit, singling once in three at bats with his second stolen base and a strike out for St. Louis. White Sox infielder Marcus Semien got the start against the Rockies, reaching base twice with a single and walk, to go with a strike out in five plate appearances. The only other Top 100 position player to get a hit was Red Sox short stop Xander Bogaerts. He singled and struck out in three at bats against Tampa.

Three Top 100 pitchers got on the mound with Kevin Gausman the most impressive. He struck out eight in four innings with one run allowed on a solo home run to Starling Marte, two other hits, two walks, and a wild pitch. Yordano Ventura also threw well as the Royals took on the Giants. He only allowed one run in five innings on five hits, three walks and he struck out three. He also hit a batter and picked Brandon Belt off first base. Matt Wisler also took the bump, struggling through 2.2 innings against the Rangers. He allowed five runs on five hits, two walks, and a wild pitch to go with two punch outs.

A handful of prospects showed off their power strokes, including a certain Cubs corner infielder battling to make the 25 man. Mike Olt blasted his fifth home run, but also made a pair of errors at the hot corner and struck out once in five at bats. Mariners right fielder Stefen Romero hit a pinch-hit, walk-off, three run jimmy jack to win it against Oakland. Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles knocked out his second home run, a solo shot, with an error as well at second base. A's center fielder and resident speedster Billy Burns was 2-4 with a strike out,

Though not a prospect, or even a rookie for that matter, Michael Pineda has been lights out for the Yankees after such a long absence from the game. Yesterday he went six strong, registering a quality start only giving up three runs (two earned). He did not issue a free pass, allowed six hits, struck out two, hit a man and uncorked a wild pitch. Brandon Workman came in for 3.2 innings of relief for the Red Sox against the Rays. He allowed one run to cross on three hits with no walks and three punch outs.

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 1 0 0 0 K
14 (27) Austin Hedges, C SD 1 0 0 0 0 0
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 K
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 1 0 0 0 0 0 K
29 (58) Kolten Wong, 2B STL 3 1 1 0 0 1 SB (2), K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
41 (79) Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 (91) Marcus Semien, SS CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 BB, K
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 5 0 3 3 0 0 2B

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
8 (20) Kevin Gausman, RHP BAL 4 3 1 1 2 8 HR (S. Marte), WP
13 (26) Yordano Ventura, RHP KC 5 5 1 1 3 3 HBP, Pick Off
21 (44) Matt Wisler, RHP SD 2.2 5 5 5 2 2 WP

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Marc Krauss, LF HOU - 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB
Cesar Hernandez, 3B PHI - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K
Josmil Pinto, C MIN - 3 0 0 1 0 0 K
Matt den Dekker, LF NYM - 3 0 1 0 0 0
Jonathan Schoop. 2B BAL 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 HR (2), E
Tony Sanchez, C PIT - 4 1 1 1 0 0 BB, K
Daniel Robertson, 3B OAK 9 1 1 1 0 0 0
Anthony Aliotti, 1B OAK - 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Mike Olt, 3B CHC - 4 1 1 1 1 0 HR (5), K, 2 E
Kaleb Cowart, 3B LAA 3 1 0 1 1 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Ehire Adrianza, SS SF - 1 1 1 2 1 0 HR (3)
Juan Perez, LF SF - 2 2 1 0 0 0 2B, K
Carlos Peguero, LF KC - 3 2 2 1 1 0 HR (2), 2B
Kevin Mattison, CF MIL - 4 1 2 2 0 0 2B, K
Tyler Smith, 2B SEA - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Stefen Romero, RF SEA - 1 1 1 3 1 0 HR (3)
Billy Burns, CF OAK - 4 0 2 0 0 0 K

Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Jorge Rondon, RHP STL - 1 0 0 0 1 1
Zac Reininger, RHP DET - 0.2 1 0 0 0 2
Ryan Buchter, LHP ATL - 0.2 0 0 0 1 1
Ian Thomas, LHP ATL - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Jones, LHP BAL - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Workman, RHP BOS 8 3.2 3 1 1 0 3
Michael Pineda, RHP NYY - 6 6 3 2 0 2 WP, HBP
Dellin Betances, RHP NYY - 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Jeurys Familia, RHP NYM - 1 1 0 0 0 0
Aaron Barrett, RHP WAS - 0.2 0 0 0 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Arodys Vizcaino, RHP CHC 10 1 1 0 0 0 1
Derek Law, RHP SF - 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 WP, Balk
Tyler Thornburg, RHP MIL - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Donn Roach, RHP SD - 1 0 0 0 0 0

Injuries

- Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon ("a couple of weeks"; right elbow discomfort) - 3/23

- Pirates RHP Tyler Glasnow (day-to-day; tight lower back) - 3/23

- Twins CF Byron Buxton (day-to-day; minor left wrist sprain) - 3/16

Padres LF Alex Dickerson (two weeks; left ankle sprain) - 3/18

Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (two weeks; right shoulder inflammation) - 3/20

- Tigers RHP Bruce Rondon (season; right elbow - TJS) - 3/21

- Dodgers RHP Ross Stripling (season; right elbow - TJS) - 3/14

Twins 3B Miguel Sano (season; right elbow - TJS) - 3/12

Optioned to the Minors

Milwaukee Brewers -

RHP Alfredo Figaro (AAA)
LF Caleb Gindl (AAA)

St. Louis Cardinals -

LHP Sam Freeman (AAA)
RF Joey Butler (AAA)
SS Aldemys Diaz (AA)

Boston Red Sox -

C Dan Butler (AAA)

Kansas City Royals -

LHP Danny Duffy (AAA)
LHP Donnie Joseph (AAA)

Chicago White Sox -

CF Jordan Danks (AAA)
RHP Jake Petricka (AAA)
3B Matt Davidson (AAA)

Chicago Cubs -

RHP Neil Ramirez (AAA)

Baltimore Orioles -

3B David Adams (AAA)

Philadelphia Phillies -

IF Kevin Frandsen (Outrighted to AAA)

St. Louis Cardinals -

SS Greg Garcia (AAA)
RHP Angel Castro (Outrighted to AAA)

Oakland Athletics -

1B Nate Frieman (AAA)
RHP Arnold Leon (AAA)
RHP Josh Lindblom (AAA)

Detroit Tigers -

LHP Kyle Lobstein (AAA)
RHP Jose Ortega (AAA)
SS Eugenio Suarez (AAA)


Released

Boston Red Sox -

LHP Jose Mijares (opt-out)

Chicago White Sox -

RHP Mitchell Boggs

Los Angeles Angels -

1B Carlos Pena
C Yorvit Torrealba (opt-out)
3B Chad Tracy

Chicago Cubs -

LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

San Francisco Giants -

2B Tony Abreu

New York Mets -

RHP Kyle Farnsworth (opt-out)

Philadelphia Phillies -

LHP Kyler Burke

Kansas City Royals -

C Ramon Hernandez (opt-out)

Signed

Baltimore Orioles -

3B Brett Wallace


Player of the Day

Strike out eight in four innings, and you too, can be Player of the Day.

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(Photo used with permission from Flickr user BeGreen90)

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