Minor League Ball Gameday: Sunday, March 30

George Springer - Kevin C. Cox

Check out what George Springer did. Seriously, it worth the click.

Hey everybody, its Gameday time. Four games were rained out but there was more than enough action around the league anyway. Four clubs faced off against a squad comprised of their own minor league system, and all but one big league team won (the Braves).

As far as individual performances, it all starts with George Springer of the Astros. He made five plate appearances and reached base in each one against Texas. The day included a pair of free passes, two singles, and a lonnnng solo home run to dead center at the Alamodome. He got extended on a fastball on the outer half and hit it a good 430 feet. MLB.com has the goods. He scored three times and drove in two in the process, and he stole his fifth bag of the spring.

Other Top 100 cats to do damage include Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (2B, RBI), Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara (HR, 2 RBI), and Diamondbacks SS Chris Owings (BB, 2 R, RBI). Dodgers SS Corey Seager also singled once and walked while Rangers outfielder Michael Choice worked a free pass.

Blue Jays right handed pitcher Aaron Sanchez did not allow a run all spring, adding two more scoreless frames to his total to make it 15.2 innings. He struck out three yesterday and did not allow a single base runner. This spring, Sanchez struck out 11 to six walks, allowed 10 hits, hit one batter and generated 3.8 ground outs for each air out.

Mike Foltynewicz of the Astros also had a scoreless appearance, working 2.2 innings. He struck out two, and allowed a hit and a walk. Lucas Sims faced off against the big league Braves and was shaky, but solid. He uncorked a wild pitch and hit a batter (Evan Gattis of all people) in two innings with a strike out, an unearned run allowed, and one hit. Yordano Ventura did not fare as well for KC, giving up three runs in three innings. He allowed four hits and two walks with five strike outs and two wild pitches against Milwaukee.

A number of teams had multiple minor leaguers have solid days at the plate. The Braves, Orioles, Rays and Reds each squared off against teams comprised of their own farm systems, while the Astros faced off against the Veracruz Rojos of the Mexican League. Seven minor leaguers left the yard, and a number of pitchers were knocked around. Check them out below along with all the roster moves and injury updates from Saturday.

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 2 1 0 0 2B
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 2 0 0 0 0 0 K, E
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 K
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 3 3 3 2 1 1 HR (1), SB (5), 2 BB, E
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
19 (37) Corey Seager, SS LAD 2 0 1 0 0 0 BB
22 (42) Rougned Odor, 2B TEX 3 0 0 0 0 0
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 3 2 1 1 0 0 BB, K
42 (80) Hunter Renfroe, RF SD 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
51 (93) Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 2 0 0 0 0 0 BB
55 (100) Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC 2 1 1 2 1 0 HR (2)

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
13 (26) Yordano Ventura, RHP KC 3 4 3 3 2 5 2 WP
17 (32) Aaron Sanchez, RHP TOR 2 0 0 0 0 3
29 (57) Lucas Sims, RHP ATL 2 1 1 0 0 1 WP, HBP
30 (59) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP HOU 2.2 1 0 0 1 2

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Josmil Pinto, C MIN - 2 1 1 3 1 0 HR (1), K
Levi Michael, 2B MIN - 2 2 1 0 0 1 SB (1)
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Adam Brett Walker, RF MIN - 2 1 2 2 1 0 HR (1), 2B
Niko Goodrum, SS MIN - 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 BB
Brett Nicholas, 1B TEX - 3 1 1 0 0 0
Delino DeShields, CF HOU - 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 K
Jonathan Mier, SS HOU - 1 0 1 0 0 0 E
Preston Tucker, RF HOU - 5 1 1 0 0 0 2B, 3 K
Austin Wates, LF HOU - 2 1 2 1 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Rene Garcia, C HOU - 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 K
Nolan Fontana, 2B HOU - 2 1 1 3 1 0 HR (1)
Michael Ratterree, RF HOU - 1 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1)
Cesar Galvez, 3B COL - 2 0 1 1 0 0 CS, E
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA - 2 0 0 0 0 0 BB
Stefen Romero, RF SEA - 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 BB
Jack Reinheimer, SS SEA - 2 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Jake Lamb, 3B AZ 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
Rudy Flores, 1B AZ - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K
Breland Almadova, RF AZ - 2 1 1 0 0 0 K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Matt Szczur, CF CHC - 2 1 0 0 0 0 BB, K
Brett Jackson, LF CHC - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Dan Vogelbach, 1B CHC 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 BB
Wes Darvill, 3B CHC - 0 1 0 0 0 0 BB
Carlos Villanueva, 3B CHC - 2 0 1 2 0 0
Rubi Silva, RF CHC - 1 1 1 1 0 0 SF
Jace Peterson, SS SD 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB, K
Gabriel Quintana, 3B SD - 2 1 1 0 0 0
Tommy Medica, LF SD - 2 1 0 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
Jerrud Sabourin, 1B CLE - 3 0 1 0 0 0 K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Tony Wolters, C CLE - 2 0 2 1 0 0 2B
Joe Leonard, 1B ATL - 3 0 1 0 0 0
Derrick Mitchell, RF ATL - 2 1 2 0 0 0 2B
David Rohm, LF ATL - 2 0 1 0 0 0
Jose Peraza, 2B ATL
3 0 1 0 0 1 SB (1)
Mikey Reynolds, 2B ATL - 2 2 1 0 0 0 BB, K, E
Kyle Wren, CF ATL - 3 1 2 1 0 0 K
Josh Elander, LF ATL - 5 1 1 5 1 0 Grand Slam (1), K, E
Edward Salcedo, 3B ATL - 2 1 1 0 0 1 SB (1), 2B, K
Kyle Kubitza, 3B ATL - 2 1 2 0 0 0 BB


Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Victor Reyes, RF ATL - 4 2 1 1 0 0 3B, BB, K
Edinson Sanchez, 1B ATL - 3 1 2 1 0 0 BB
Johan Camargo, SS ATL - 3 1 2 0 0 0
Joseph Odom, C ATL - 3 1 1 3 0 0 2B
Tanner Murphy, C ATL - 1 1 1 0 0 0
Joey Meneses, LF ATL - 4 1 1 1 0 0 K
Marty Gantt, RF TB - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Maxx Tissenbaum, 2B TB - 2 0 1 0 0 0
Justin O'Conner, C TB - 4 2 3 1 0 0 3 2B
Riccio Torrez, 2B TB - 2 1 1 1 0 0


Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Willie Argo, LF TB - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K, CS
Jeff Malm, LF TB - 2 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1)
Luke Maile, C TB - 1 1 1 0 0 0 BB
Cameron Seitzer, 1B TB - 4 0 2 0 0 0 2B, K
Richie Shaffer, 3B TB - 3 0 1 1 0 0 SF, K
Taylor Motter, RF TB - 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1), 2 OF Assists
Jake Hager, SS TB - 3 1 1 0 0 0 2B
Joey Rickard, CF TB - 3 1 2 1 0 0 2B
Neftali Soto, 1B CIN - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K
Marc Krauss, 1B HOU - 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB, PO


Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Seth Rosin, RHP TEX - 1 1 0 0 0 0
Nick Tropeano, RHP HOU - 0.2 2 0 0 0 1
Will Smith, LHP MIL - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Stephen Kohlscheen, RHP SEA - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Mayckol Guaipe, RHP SEA - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Neil Ramirez, RHP CHC - 1 0 0 0 0 3
Joe Ross, RHP SD - 3 4 4 4 2 1 HR (M. Carson)
Dennis O'Grady, RHP SD - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Tyler Skaggs, LHP LAA - 3.2 5 2 2 2 6
Nick Maronde, LHP LAA - 1 0 0 0 1 1

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Cam Bedrosian, RHP LAA 10 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Magill, RHP LAD - 3 1 0 0 3 0
Red Patterson, RHP LAD - 2 1 0 0 0 2
Ian Thomas, LHP ATL - 0 1 1 1 0 0
Jason Hursh, RHP ATL
2 2 0 0 0 3
John Cornely, RHP ATL - 1.2 2 0 0 0 1
Shae Simmons, RHP ATL - 1 1 1 1 1 1
Williams Perez, RHP ATL - 2 0 0 0 0 2
Zach Davies, RHP BAL - 4 7 4 4 2 5
Tyler Wilson, RHP BAL - 2 1 0 0 1 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Suk-min Yoon, RHP BAL - 4 4 2 2 0 2
Mike Wright, RHP BAL - 1 3 1 1 1 0
Victor Mateo, RHP TB - 4 3 2 2 2 3 WP
Santiago Garrido, RHP TB - 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Dylan Floro, RHP TB - 1 5 4 4 1 0 HR (J. Malm)
Jim Patterson, LHP TB - 2 3 2 2 0 0 HR (T. Motter)

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 Yankees -

LHP Cesar Cabral (AAA)
RHP Shane Greene (AAA)
3B Eduardo Nunez (AAA)

Oakland Athletics -

3B Hiroyuki Nakajima (AAA)
IF Jake Elmore (AAA)
LHP Joe Savery (AAA)
C Steven Vogt (AAA)

Toronto Blue Jays -

OF Matt Tuiasosopo (Outright to AAA)

Philadelphia Phillies -

RHP Phillippe Aumont (AAA)

Pittsburgh Pirates -

LHP Andy Oliver (Outright to AAA)
RHP Casey Sadler (AAA)

Baltimore Orioles -

RHP Kevin Gausman (AAA)
LHP TJ McFarland (AAA)
2B Jemile Weeks (AAA)

Atlanta Braves -

RHP Ervin Santana (AAA)


Released

Boston Red Sox -

RHP Francisco Cordero
RHP Shunsuke Watanabe

Seattle Mariners -

1B Rich Poythress

Kansas City Royals -

C Ramon Hernandez

Cincinnati Reds -

3B Chris Nelson

Designated for Assignment

Pittsburgh Pirates -

RHP Vin Mazzaro

Oakland Athletics -

RF Michael Taylor

San Francisco Giants -

OF Roger Kieschnick

Texas Rangers -

IF Adam Rosales

Chicago Cubs -

RHP Alberto Cabrera

Signed

Washington Nationals -

LHP Aaron Laffey

Milwaukee Brewers -

C Connor Narron

Traded

Oakland Athletics -

Acquired LHP Eric Berger (HOU)

Houston Astros -

Acquired Stacks of Benjamin's (OAK)

Added to 25-Man Roster

Philadelphia Phillies -

LHP Mario Hollands
RHP Jeff Manship

San Francisco Giants -

RHP Juan Gutierrez
SS Ehire Adrianza

Atlanta Braves -

RHP Gus Schlosser
LHP Ian Thomas
LHP Ryan Buchter

New York Yankees -

IF Yangervis Solarte

Colorado Rockies -

RHP Tommy Kahnle

Player of the Day

George Springer was a midget among dwarves on the baseball field yesterday. Homers, stolen bases, walk, singles, he had it all, and THAT will get you the nod for Player of the Day.

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