Minor League Ball Gameday: Wednesday, March 5

Gregory Polanco - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Gregory Polanco and Travis d'Arnaud go 2-3 each while Robert Stephenson got slapped around a little bit and Billy Burns swiped two more bags.

Hello folks and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday thread for Wednesday, March 5. There is a bit of a different look today so let me know what you think, especially as compared to yesterday, so we can get something set up we all enjoy. As always, if you have any suggestions or feedback, please leave a comment.

Back to the baseball. Yesterday we didn't see much action from the Top 100 prospects. Gregory Polanco and Travis d'Arnaud put together 2-3 performances, and only three Top 100 pitchers made appearances. Oakland outfielder Billy Burns, who was acquired over the winter for Jerry Blevins, picked up his 6th and 7th stolen bases of the spring. He's really showcasing his top of the scale speed and wreaking havoc on the bases. It's worth noting the Nationals named him the 2013 Player of the Year before shipping him across the states.

Noted leather specialist Luis Sardinas of the Rangers went 2-3 with a double, run scored and RBI in their loss to the Angels. Right handed pitcher AJ Cole put together a pair of hitless innings for the Nationals with two strike outs. A pair of 2013 first rounders, Jason Hursh and Michael Lorenzen, each had scoreless appearances with Lorenzen tossing a clean frame. Hursh made things interesting allowing four hits in two innings, but he also struck out one and walked away with the W.

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 0 0 0 0 BB
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB, E
7 (8) Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 1 0 0 0 0 0 K
8 (10) Gregory Polanco, CF PIT 3 0 2 1 0 0 2B
10 (14) Addison Russell, SS OAK 2 0 1 1 0 0 E

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
11 (17) Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
15 (29) Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 2 0 1 2 0 0 2B, BB
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB
18 (36) Albert Almora, CF CHC 1 1 1 1 0 0
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 3 0 2 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
21 (41) Jorge Soler, RF CHC 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 (61) Colin Moran, 3B MIA 1 0 0 0 0 0
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B
33 (69) Christian Bethancourt, C ATL 1 1 1 0 0 0
36 (73) Blake Swihart, C BOS 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
39 (76) Alen Hanson, SS PIT 1 1 1 0 0 1 SB (2)
44 (82) Jonathan Singleton HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB
45 (84) Devon Travis, 2B DET 1 0 0 0 0 0
48 (90) Jorge Bonifacio, RF KC 2 0 0 0 0 0
49 (91) Marcus Semien, SS/2B/3B CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 K

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

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
7 (19) Robert Stephenson, RHP CIN 2 5 2 2 1 0
28 (56) Edwin Escobar, LHP SF 1 0 0 0 1 0
44 (96) Jimmy Nelson, RHP MIL 2 3 2 2 0 3 WP

Stand Out Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Steven Souza, RF WAS 8 2 0 1 0 0 0
Brian Goodwin, CF WAS 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 2B
Phil Gosselin, 2B ATL - 1 2 1 3 0 0 3B
Tommy La Stella, 2B ATL 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 BB
Hak-Ju Lee, SS TB 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 2B, K
Kevin Kiermaier, CF TB 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 BB
Hernan Perez, 2B DET 10 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Cesar Puello, RF NYM - 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B
Brandon Nimmo, CF NYM 8 2 0 1 1 0 0
Luis Sardinas, SS TEX 7 3 1 2 1 0 0 2B

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Jared Mitchell, RF CWS - 3 0 1 0 0 0 SB, K
Joe Wendle, 2B CLE - 2 0 1 1 0 0
Billy Burns, CF OAK - 3 3 1 0 0 2 2 BB, 2 SB (7)
Daniel Robertson, SS OAK 9 1 0 1 0 0 0
Mike Olt, 3B CHC - 1 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1)
Ketel Marte, 2B SEA - 3 1 1 0 0 1 K, BB, SB (2)
Reymond Fuentes, RF SD - 1 1 0 0 0 0 SB
Alex Dickerson, LF SD - 2 0 1 1 0 0 K, BB
AJ Jimenez, C TOR - 4 0 1 0 0 0
Kevin Pillar, CF TOR - 4 0 1 1 0 0


Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
AJ Cole, RHP WAS 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
Jason Hursh, RHP ATL 4 2 4 0 0 0 1 W
JR Graham, RHP ATL 3 1 1 1 0 1 1
Enny Romero, LHP TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
Adam Conley, LHP MIA 8 1 0 0 0 1 1
Michael Lorenzen,. RHP CIN 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Raul Alcantara, RHP OAK 3 2 3 1 0 0 1
Michael Ynoa, RHP OAK 4 1.2 2 3 3 1 2 HBP, HR (M. Olt)

Injuries

- Twins 3B Miguel Sano (season; Tommy John surgery)

Did Not Play

Position Players -

B. Buxton, O. Taveras, J. Baez, F. Lindor, G, Springer, N. Castellanos, A. Hedges, J. Pederson, G Sanchez, C. Seager, R. Odor, B. Hamilton, R. Mondesi, C. Frazier, A. Meadows, J. Bradley, J. Alfaro, K. Wong, J. Gallo, S. Piscotty, M. Davidson, G. Cecchini, M. Betts, JP. Crawford, J. Marisnick, H. Renfroe, R. McGuire, DJ. Peterson, R. Herrera, D. Smith, D. Dahl, N. Williams

Pitchers -

M. Tanaka, A. Bradley, T. Walker, J. Gray, D. Bundy, N. Syndergaard, K. Gausman, L. Giolito, J. Taillon, K. Zimmer, E. Butler, Y. Ventura, CJ Edwards, A. Heaney, C. Martinez, A. Sanchez, K. Crick, M. Appel, H. Owens, M. Wisler, A. Meyer, T. Glasnow, J. Urias, K. Stewart, M. Fried, M. Stroman, L. Sims, M. Foltynewicz, B. Shipley, E. Johnson, N. Kingham, E. Rodriguez, J. Odorizzi, R. Montero, J. Biddle, L. McCullers, T. Bauer, P. Johnson, A. Webster, T. Ball, Z. Lee, J. Paxton




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