Minor League Ball Gameday: Wednesday, March 26

King of the Double, Nick Castellanos - Leon Halip

Injury news, roster moves, and as always, your daily stop for the Top Prospect's stats.

Hello everybody,welcome back to the Gameday thread. With a number of split squad games yesterday, many teams called on the help of some minor leaguers to finish out their rosters.

Lets start at the top and work our way down. XB, Xander Bogaerts, smacked a pair of singles with a strike out and a run scored yesterday for the Bo Sox. Javier Baez swiped his second bag of the spring, also striking out twice and making his second and third errors, one of each of the throwing and fielding varieties. The man playing next to him on defense, third baseman Kris Bryant, had a rough go of it Tuesday, coming up one whiff shy of the golden sombrero. Nick Castellanos popped another pair of doubles for Detriot, giving him nine so far. Jose Abreu went 0-4 with a strike out, Albert Almora drove one run in during his only at bat, and Travis d'Arnaud smashed a solo home run for the Mets. The Speedy Hambino, aka Billy Hamilton, drove in two with a pair of sacrifice flies and also struck out. Jackie Bradley came up four times and sat back down each time, also running up a pair of strike outs. Kolten Wong of the Cardinals kept the scorekeeper busy, going 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, walk, strike out, was caught stealing and made an error while is teammate Stephen Piscotty came up with nothing in his only at bat. Marcus Semien walked and doubled in three trips to the dish, and finally, Angels second sacker Taylor Lindsey, who went 0-3 against the Cubs split squad.

The Stringbean Slinger from South Carolina got his first big league spring start yesterday, leading one of the Cubbies split squads to a 5-5 tie. CJ Edwards threw 2.2 innings versus San Diego, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out only one batter on the day. Newly minted Rays' fifth starter Jake Odorizzi had a chance to fine tune some things against division rival Boston. He went five strong, also allowing three runs and four hits but only two walks, and he struck out five. He also gave up a long ball to Will Middlebrooks.

Outside the realm of the Top 100, other lesser-known prospects still got some dirt on their uniforms. Both Ehire Adrianza, the short stop of the Giants, and Stefen Romero of the Mariners notched three hit games, with Adrianza hitting three singles with a run scored. Romero packed a bit more punch though, hitting his fourth bomb of the spring in addition to a pair of singles and three runs batted in. A trio of third base prospects racked up the RBI's in limited action with the Braves' Kyle Kubitza knocking in two on a double, Pittsburgh's Walker Gourley cleared the bases with three RBI on his double, and the Padres' Gabriel Quintana knocked in two with a double.

Kyle Gibson of the Twins had a solid performance, turning in three innings of shut out ball with just two hits allowed, one strike out and a wild pitch. Derek Law, Danny Webb, Zac Rosscup, and Carson Smith each threw perfect or nearly perfect innings for their respective teams as they all are fighting for a spot in the big leagues. Law allowed one hit for San Fran, Webb went three up, three down for the White Sox, Smith did the same for Seattle but struck out one, and Rosscup got four straight outs, two via the K.

As always, be sure to check the roster moves and injury updates to see if your favorite players are on the move or getting hurt (hint - there's new info on Buxton's ailing wrist).

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
2 (2) Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS 4 0 2 1 0 0 K
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 5 0 1 0 0 1 SB (2), 2 K, 2 E
7 (8) Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 K
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 2B, K
15 (29) Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 K


Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
18 (36) Albert Almora, CF CHC 1 0 0 1 0 0
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 2 1 1 1 1 0 HR (2)
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 SF, K
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
29 (58) Kolten Wong, 2B STL 3 1 2 1 0 0 BB, K, CS, E


Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
34 (70) Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 1 0 0 0 0 0
49 (91) Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B, BB
51 (93) Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0


Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
14 (28) CJ Edwards, RHP CHC 2.2 4 3 3 3 1
35 (67) Jake Odorizzi, RHP TB 5 4 3 3 2 5 HR (W. Middlebrooks)

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Phil Gosselin, 2B ATL - 0 2 0 0 0 0 BB
Kyle Kubitza, 3B ATL - 1 0 1 2 0 0 2B
Josmil Pinto, C MIN - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Walker Gourley, 3B PIT - 1 0 1 3 0 0 2B
Michael Fransoso, 2B PIT - 1 1 1 1 0 0 E
Mike Olt, 3B CHC - 3 1 1 0 0 0
Dan Vogelbach, 1B CHC 9 4 1 2 0 0 0 K, PO
Christian Villanueva, 3B CHC - 3 0 0 0 0 0 BB, K
Zeke DeVoss, LF CHC - 2 0 1 1 0 1 SB (1), K


Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Grant Green, 2B LAA - 4 1 2 0 0 0 2B, 3B, BB, 2 K
Gary Brown, CF SF - 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Andrew Susac, C SF - 4 1 1 0 0 0
Ehire Adrianza, SS SF - 4 1 3 0 0 0
Juan Perez, CF SF - 2 1 1 1 0 0
Tyler Naquin, CF CLE 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
Dean Anna, SS NYY - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA - 4 1 2 1 0 0 CS
Stefen Romero, RF SEA - 5 1 3 3 1 0 HR (4)
Tyler Smith, SS SEA - 1 0 1 0 0 0


Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Cory Spangenberg, 2B SD - 2 0 0 0 0 1 SB (3), 2 BB, E
Travis Jankowski, CF SD - 3 0 0 0 0 0 BB, K
Gabriel Quintana, 3B SD - 2 0 1 2 0 0 2B
Dustin Geiger, 1B CHC - 1 1 1 1 0 0
Rubi Silva, RF CHC - 2 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Yasiel Balaguert, OF CHC - 1 0 1 0 0 0 PO


Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Corey Knebel, RHP DET - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Ian Thomas, LHP ATL - 1 1 0 0 0 2
Mark Lamm, RHP ATL - 2 1 0 0 1 1
Kyle Gibson, RHP MIN - 3 2 0 0 0 1 WP
Vic Black, RHP NYM - 1.1 1 0 0 1 1
Jeurys Familia, RHP NYM - 2 1 0 0 3 1
Jorge Rondon, RHP STL - 1 1 0 0 2 0
John Stilson, RHP TOR - 1 5 4 4 0 2
Danny Webb, RHP CWS - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Bettis, RHP COL 5 1 1 1 1 2 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Matt Shoemaker, RHP LAA - 2 2 1 1 0 3 HR (J. Lake)
Tyler Thornburg, RHP MIL - 1 2 1 1 0 1 HR (P. Sandoval)
Wei-Chung Wang, LHP MIL - 1 4 3 3 0 0
Derek Law, RHP SF - 1 1 0 0 0 0
Vidal Nuno, LHP NYY - 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 HR (R. Howard, M. Byrd)
Shane Greene, RHP NYY - 1 3 2 2 0 0
Dominic Leone, RHP SEA - 1 1 1 1 1 2
Carson Smith, RHP SEA - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Donn Roach, RHP SD - 2 4 0 0 1 2
Zac Rosscup CHC - 1.1 0 0 0 0 2

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Marcus Hatley, RHP CHC - 1 1 0 0 1 3
Ryan Searle, RHP CHC - 1 0 0 0 0 2

Injuries

Rays SS Hak-Ju Lee (three to four weeks; left calf strain) - 3/24

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 ("a couple of weeks"; 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

New York Mets -

CF Matt den Dekker (AAA)
IF Wilmer Flores (AAA)
3B Zach Lutz (AAA)
OF Kirk Nieuwehuis (AAA)

Pittsburgh Pirates -

1B Jaff Decker (AAA)
1B/OF Andrew Lambo (AAA)
RHP Jared Hughes (AAA)

Miami Marlins -

RHP Arquimedes Caminero (AAA)
RHP Carter Capps (AAA)

Milwaukee Brewers -

SS Elian Herrera (AAA)
RHP Rob Wooten (AAA)

Detroit Tigers -

SS Hernan Perez (AAA)

Baltimore Orioles -

RHP Brad Brach (AAA)
LHP Kelvin De La Cruz (AAA - outright)

Los Angeles Dodgers -

2B Alex Guerrero (AAA)

Texas Rangers -

RHP Neftali Feliz (AAA)

Washington Nationals -

LHP Xavier Cedeno (AAA)
RHP Ryan Mattheus (AAA)
OF Tyler Moore (AAA)

New York Yankees

C John Ryan Murphy (AAA)


Released

Miami Marlins -

1B Ty Wigginton

Washington Nationals -

LHP Mike Gonzalez
3B Jamey Carroll
RHP Chris Young

Tampa Bay Rays -

LHP Erik Bedard

Philadelphia Phillies -

SS Ronny Cedeno

Minnesota Twins -

CF Jermaine Mitchell

Colorado Rockies -

RHP Bobby Cassevah

Seattle Mariners -

LHP Randy Wolf 
CF Endy Chavez
C Humberto Quintero

DFA'd

Kansas City Royals -

RF Carlos Peguero

Signed

Texas Rangers -

C Chris Snyder

Minnesota Twins -

RHP Matt Guerrier

San Diego Padres -

RF Jeff Francoeur

Toronto Blue Jays -

RHP Shawn Hill

Seattle Mariners -

CF Endy Chavez


Traded

San Diego Padres -

Acquired C Adam Moore (KC)

Kansas City Royals -

Acquired a Player To Be Named Later (SD)

Pittsburgh Pirates -

Acquired RHP Vance Worley (MIN)

Minnesota Twins -

Acquired Cash Money (PIT)

Claimed off Waivers

Kansas City Royals -

LHP Patrick Schuster (from SD)

Player of the Day

Big flies and three RBI's are an easy way to get your name here, congrats Stefen Romero.

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(Photo courtesy of Ken Weisenberger/MiLB.com)

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