Minor League Ball Gameday: Saturday, March 29

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All the roster moves, injury updates and stats from the day that was, including Tanaka's 10 K gem.

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Gameday thread. Big news broke yesterday in regards to the Joint Drug Agreement (JDA). First time offenders are now going to be suspended for 80 games as opposed to 50 under the previous agreement. A second positive test will now be a full season suspension, without any pay, instead of the previous 100 games. They will also not be able to partake in the postseason if their team is lucky enough to reach it, and that also goes for a first offense even if the player has already served the suspension. A third offense will still result in a lifetime ban. One small point that Jeff Sullivan over at FanGraphs singled out, the agreement includes a section that allows the arbitration panel for the hearing to reduce the punishment if the player proves the substance was not intended to enhance performance. There will also be more urine and blood testing, along with state-of-the-art carbon isotope testing. I have no clue what that is but it sounds legit, and pretty in-depth. Jeff Todd's explanation at MLBTR also notes, "any player who has a suspension upheld will be subject to six additional random, unannounced urine tests and three blood tests for every year in the remainder of his career."

Oh yeah, that fishy dude out in Los Angeles got $144.5 million bucks for six years, starting in 2015. More on this when more details emerge, with the only other thing released is that it contains a full no-trade clause.

Now lets get back to the game action from Friday. My computer is about to die and I'm not near an outlet, so you'll have to peruse the box scores below to find how your favorite team's top prospects performed. Also, don't forget about the comprehensive roster coverage at the end.

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
2 (2) Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS 2 0 1 1 0 0
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 2 0 1 1 0 0
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 3 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
15 (29) Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 2 2 1 1 1 0 HR (3)
19 (37) Corey Seager, SS LAD 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 K
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (3), K
22 (42) Rougned Odor, 2B TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 HBP
42 (80) Hunter Renfroe, RF SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 K
49 (91) Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 2 1 2 2 1 0 HR (5), E
55 (100) Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 BB


Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
1 (4) Masahiro Tanaka, RHP NYY 6 3 0 0 0 10 WP
21 (44) Matt Wisler, RHP SD 1 4 7 7 2 0 HR (A. Cabrera), HBP
27 (55) Marcus Stroman, RHP TOR 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 HR (T. d'Arnaud)
43 (95) Zach Lee, RHP LAD 5 5 4 4 2 2 HR (J. Hamilton), E

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Jonathan Roof, SS BOS - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Derrik Gibson, 2B BOS - 2 0 1 1 0 0
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 4 0 1 0 0 0 K
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN - 3 0 1 0 0 1 SB (2), BB, K
Dominic Ficociello, 1B DET - 1 1 1 1 0 0 E
Hector Guevara, 3B TB - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Patrick Leonard, 3B TB - 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB, CS
Yangervis Solarte, LF NYY - 1 0 1 1 0 0 CS
Ronald Torreyes, 2B HOU - 1 1 0 0 0 0 E
Leury Garcia, SS CWS - 2 0 1 0 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Trayce Thompson, CF CWS 8 4 1 1 0 0 0 3B, 2 K, E
Rangel Ravelo, 1B CWS - 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 K
Keenyn Walker, RF CWS - 3 0 1 0 0 1 SB (1), K
Jace Peterson, SS SD 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 K
Gabriel Quintana, 3B SD - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Tommy Medica, 1B SD - 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB
Luigi Rodriguez, SS CLE - 2 0 1 0 0 0 2B, K
Evan Marzilli, RF AZ - 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B
Dan Vogelbach, 1B CHC 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB
Mike Olt, 3B CHC - 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Matt Szczur, CF CHC - 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA - 2 0 1 0 0 0 BB
Tyler Smith, SS SEA - 1 1 1 2 0 0 2B
Stefen Romero, 1B SEA - 0 0 0 0 0 0 BB
Darnell Sweeney, SS LAD - 1 0 1 1 0 0
Juan Perez, LF SF - 2 1 1 0 0 0

Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Brandon Workman, RHP BOS 8 1 0 0 0 0 1
Drew VerHagen, RHP DET - 4.1 6 3 3 1 2 HR (B. Guyer), WP, HBP
Jeremy Jeffress, RHP TOR - 1.1 1 0 0 0 2
Gonzalez Germen, RHP NYM - 1 3 2 2 0 2 WP
Mario Hollands, LHP PHI - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Jhonathan Ramos, LHP PIT - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Beckman, RHP PIT - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Martinez, RHP TEX - 5 2 1 1 2 5
Tyler Thornburg, RHP MIL - 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 HR (B. Butler)
Wei-Chung Wang, LHP MIL - 2 0 0 0 0 1

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Chris Beck, RHP CWS 9 3 5 2 1 0 1
Miles Jaye, RHP CWS - 3 5 2 0 1 4
Kevin Vance, RHP CWS - 1 2 1 0 0 1
Nestor Molina, RHP CWS - 1 1 0 0 0 0
Danny Webb, RHP CWS - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Zac Rosscup, LHP CHC - 2 1 0 0 1 2
Roenis Elias, LHP SEA - 5 7 2 2 2 5
Chad Bettis, RHP COL 5 1 0 0 0 0 2
Chris Withrow, RHP LAD 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Shoemaker, RHP LAA - 1.1 4 1 1 0 1


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

St. Louis Cardinals -

OF Joey Butler (Outright to AAA)
RHP Jorge Rondon (AAA)

Boston Red Sox -

CF Jackie Bradley (AAA)
LHP Drake Britton (AAA)
C Ryan Lavarnway (AAA)

Chicago White Sox -

RHP Javy Guerra (Outright to AAA)

Seattle Mariners -

RHP Blake Beavan (AAA)
2B Nick Franklin (AAA)
LHP Lucas Luetge (AAA)
RHP Brandon Maurer (AAA)

Baltimore Orioles -

C Johnny Monell (Outright to AAA)

Colorado Rockies -

RHP Jordan Lyles (AAA)


Released

Baltimore Orioles -

RHP Luis Vizcaino
LHP Aaron Laffey
LHP Steve Garrison
RHP Alfredo Aceves

Washington Nationals -

2B Mike Fontenot
LF Joseph Dunigan

San Diego Padres -

2B Gabe Suarez

Chicago White Sox -

2B Eric Patterson

Atlanta Braves -

RF Dustin Martin

Los Angeles Angels -

LF Julio Concepcion

Miami Marlins -

LHP Jose Gonzalez
RHP Rob Waite

Cleveland Indians -

RHP Daniel Carela

Kansas City Royals -

RHP Jon Rauch

New York Mets -

CF Eris Peguero

Designated for Assignment

Texas Rangers -

LHP Michael Kirkman

Seattle Mariners -

LF Xavier Avery
SS Carlos Truinfel

Signed

Texas Rangers -

RHP Scott Baker

New York Yankees -

RHP Alfredo Aceves

Traded

Philadelphia Phillies -

Acquired SS Jayson Nix (TB)

Tampa Bay Ray -

Acquired a Pallet of Rolled Quarters (PHI)

Claimed off Waivers

Texas Rangers -

C Chris Gimenez (OAK)

Player of the Day

No real competition here. A double-digit strike out game will always put you in consideration, but doing that in spring training is downright impressive. Cheers to you Mr. Tanaka.

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(Photo courtesy of Flickr user Michael Masciantonio)

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