Minor League Ball Gameday: Thursday, March 6

Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts got his first long ball of the 2014 season. - Lisa Blumenfeld

Bogaerts and Baez showed off their respective boom sticks while each of the four Top 100 pitching prospects in action had scoreless appearances.

Hello everyone. Lets get straight to it today. Cubs short stop Javier Baez was at it again, smashing a solo shot for his second home run of the spring. Red Sox short stop Xander Bogaerts one upped Baez, knocking a homer of his own and adding another run batted in along with a walk. Yet another short stop had a big day, Rosell Herrera of the Rockies, as he went 2-3 with a run scored and he also knocked in a pair. Cuban import Alexander Guerrero had a grand slam, his first home run in official American baseball while manning the keystone for the Dodgers.

Right handers Aaron Sanchez of the Blue Jays and Mike Foltynewicz of the Astros each threw two scoreless innings. Neither allowed a hit as Sanchez punched out two and Foltynewicz K'd one. Mariners southpaw James Paxton was scoreless through three frames, allowing only a pair of hits with a strike out. Anthony Ranaudo had an outing he hopes everyone will quickly forget, allowing six hits and 2 walks in 1.1 innings, resulting in five runs (three earned) with no strike outs. As for the rest of the players, have a look.

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
2 (2) Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS 2 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1), BB, K
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (2), K
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 K
9 (13) Francisco Lindor, SS CLE 1 1 1 1 0 0 2B
10 (14) Addison Russell, SS OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 K, E
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 0 1 0 0 1 SB (1), E
14 (27) Austin Hedges, C SD 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 2 2 0 0 0 0 BB, K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 3 1 2 1 0 0
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 2 1 0 0 0 0 BB, K
29 (58) Kolten Wong, 2B STL 1 2 0 0 0 0 BB
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 2 0 0 0 0 0 K, E
34 (70) Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 2 0 1 0 0 0
35 (72) Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0
41 (79) Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 3 0 0 0 0 0
44 (82) Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB, K
45 (84) Devon Travis, 2B DET 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
47 (86) Rosell Herrera, SS COL 3 1 2 2 0 0
48 (90) Jorge Bonifacio, RF KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB
49 (91) Marcus Semien, SS/3B/2B CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 K
51 (93) Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF/LF TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0
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
17 (32) Aaron Sanchez, RHP TOR 2 0 0 0 0 2
30 (59) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP HOU 2 0 0 0 0 1
35 (67) Jake Odorizzi, RHP TB 1 2 0 0 0 1 Sv (1)
45 (99) James Paxton, LHP SEA 3 2 0 0 0 1

Stand Out Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Heiker Meneses, 2B BOS - 2 0 1 2 0 0 2B, E
Deven Marrero, SS BOS - 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B, E
Christian Vasquez, C BOS - 3 0 2 0 0 0 PB
Brandon Nimmo, CF NYM 8 1 0 1 0 0 0
Wilmer Flores, 2B NYM 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 BB
Brian Goodwin, CF WAS 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1), BB
Matt Skole, 3B WAS 4 3 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1), 2 K
Brent Keys, LF MIA - 1 0 1 2 0 0 2B
Cesar Puello, RF NYM - 3 0 1 0 0 0 K
Rymer Liriano, RF SD 6 3 1 2 0 0 0
Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Cody Decker, 1B SD - 1 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1)
Jace Peterson, SS SD 7 1 0 1 0 0 0
Mitch Haniger, CF MIL 3 2 1 2 2 0 1 BB
Billy Burns, CF OAK - 3 0 1 0 0 0 K
Billy McKinney, RF OAK 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 K, E
Ryan Casteel, C COL - 3 1 2 0 0 0 BB, 2 2B
Tom Murphy, C COL 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 BB
Cristhian Adames, SS COL - 2 1 1 2 0 0
CJ Cron, 1B LAA 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Grant Green, SS LAA - 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B, 2 K
Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Mark Minicozzi, 1B SF - 4 0 2 0 0 0
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA - 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1)
Carlos Moncrief, RF CLE - 2 1 1 1 0 0 3B, K, E
Ender Inciarte, CF AZ - 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B
Lane Adams, LF KC - 2 0 0 0 0 1 SB (1), 2 BB
Christian Villanueva, 3B CHC - 1 0 1 0 0 0 HBP
Ben Paulsen, 1B COL - 4 0 2 0 0 0 BB, 2 E
Dustin Garneau, C COL - 4 1 2 0 0 0 2B, K
Johnny Monell, C BAL - 4 1 3 4 1 0 HR (1)
Max Kepler, RF MIN - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Jorge Polanco, 2B MIN 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 E, BB
Alexander Guerrero, 2B LAD 7 2 1 1 4 1 0 GS (1), K, BB
Tim Federowicz, C LAD - 3 1 1 2 0 0 2B
Neftali Soto, 1B CIN - 2 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1)


Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Shae Simmons, RHP ATL - 1 0 0 0 0 2
Sam Gaviglio, RHP STL - 2 3 0 0 0 3
Anthony Ranaudo, RHP BOS - 1.1 6 5 3 2 0 Ouch...
Joely Rodriguez, LHP PIT - 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jake DeGrom, RHP NYM 10 2 1 0 0 0 2
Matt Purke, LHP WAS - 2 5 3 3 1 2
Nick Wittgren, RHP MIA - 1 2 1 1 1 1 WP
Keyvius Sampson, RHP SD 9 2 0 0 0 0 2
Kevin Quackenbush, RHP SD - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Tyler Matzek, LHP COL - 3 1 0 0 1 3

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Chad Bettis, RHP COL - 1 0 0 0 0 2
Raul Fernandez, RHP COL - 1 1 0 0 0 1
Heath Hembree, RHP SF 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 S (1)
Austin Adams, RHP CLE 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 W (1)
Matt Stites, RHP AZ 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Adam, RHP KC 9 1 0 0 0 0 2
Jayson Aquino, LHP COL - 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Michael Tonkin, RHP MIN - 2 0 0 0 0 2
Jose Dominguez, RHP LAD - 1 0 0 0 0 1



Injuries

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

As always, any suggestions or feedback is welcomed in the comments. I;d like to get this hammered out with as much of the communities input as possible. Let me know what you want to see. And remember, all rankings will change once John come out with his book (which you can pre-order here) to his rankings.

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