Minor League Ball Gameday: Monday, April 21

Edwin Escobar - Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Half the minors had an off day for Easter, but nine of the Top 45 pitchers toed the rubber so check out how they fared in their outings.

Hello prospect watchers all over the world. Welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday thread! It was a good day to be a Top 100 pitcher yesterday as you'll soon see. Nine pitchers toed the rubber (eight starters), and all but two allowed three runs or less in at least five innings. The performance of the day from that group goes to Gigantes southpaw Edwin Escobar. For AAA Fresno, Escobar threw seven scoreless innings with just two men reaching base all night. He struck out five, induced nine ground outs, three fly outs, didn't walk a batter and gave up two hits. He did that throwing 63 strikes to 30 balls.

With the timber, both Austin Hedges and Marcus Semien piled up four hits a piece. Hedges went yard for the first time this year, drove in two and struck out once. Semien pitched in four RBI, his first triple, two runs scored and one punch out.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Top 100 that did not have an off day. We also have the probable starters for the day, a pair of Duels of the Day, and our running injury list. Stick around, kick in some commentary of your own and enjoy!

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
1 (1) A+ Byron Buxton, CF MIN - - - - - - Left wrist sprain
2 (2) MLB Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 K
3 (3) AAA Oscar Taveras, RF STL 4 1 2 1 0 0 2B (4), BB, K
4 (5) AAA Javier Baez, SS CHC 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 K
6 (7) A+ Carlos Correa, SS HOU





DNP
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
7 (8) AA Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 4 0 2 3 0 1 SB (4)
8 (10) AAA Gregory Polanco, CF PIT 4 0 1 0 0 0 2B (4), CS
9 (13) AA Francisco Lindor, SS CLE





DNP
10 (14) AA Addison Russell, SS OAK - - - - - - Torn right hamstring
11 (17) AAA Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 5 2 3 2 0 0 2B (2), K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
12 (18) MLB George Springer, CF HOU 4 0 1 0 0 0 K
13 (25) MLB Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 K
14 (27) AA Austin Hedges, C SD 5 1 4 2 1 0 HR (1), CS
15 (29) MLB Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 6 2 3 3 1 0 HR (5), 2 2B (5), K
16 (34) AAA Joc Pederson, CF LAD 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
17 (35) AA Gary Sanchez, C NYY





DNP
18 (36) A+ Albert Almora, CF CHC





DNP
19 (37) A+ Corey Seager, SS LAD





DNP
20 (38) MLB Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 (41) AA Jorge Soler, RF CHC - - - - - - Leg injury
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
22 (42) AA Rougned Odor, 2B TEX 4 0 1 0 0 0 K
23 (43) MLB Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 5 0 1 0 0 1 SB (7), 2 K
24 (47) A+ Raul Mondesi, SS KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
25 (48) A Clint Frazier, CF CLE





DNP
26 (49) A Austin Meadows, CF PIT - - - - - - Right hamstring strain
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
27 (50) MLB Jackie Bradley, CF BOS





DNP
28 (54) A+ Jorge Alfaro, C TEX 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K, PB
29 (58) MLB Kolten Wong, 2B STL





DNP
30 (60) A+ Joey Gallo, 3B TEX 4 1 2 0 0 0 2B (3), 3B (1), K
31 (61) A Colin Moran, 3B MIA - - - - - - Minor knee injury
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
32 (66) MLB Chris Owings, SS AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0
33 (69) AAA Christian Bethancourt, C ATL





DNP
34 (70) AAA Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 3 0 1 0 0 0 BB
35 (72) AAA Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 K
36 (73) AA Blake Swihart, C BOS





DNP
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
37 (74) AAA Garin Cecchini, 3B BOS





DNP
38 (75) AA Mookie Betts, 2B BOS





DNP
39 (76) AA Alen Hanson, SS PIT





DNP
40 (78) A JP Crawford, SS PHI





DNP
41 (79) AAA Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 4 0 0 0 0 0 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
42 (80) A+ Hunter Renfroe, RF SD





DNP
43 (81) A Reese McGuire, C PIT





DNP
44 (82) AAA Jon Singleton, 1B HOU 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 BB, K
45 (84) AA Devon Travis, 2B DET - - - - - - Right oblique strain
46 (85) A+ DJ Peterson, 3B SEA





DNP
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
47 (86) A+ Rosell Herrera, 3B COL





DNP
48 (90) AA Jorge Bonifacio, RF KC





DNP
49 (91) MLB Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 6 2 4 4 0 0 3B (1), K
50 (92) A Dominic Smith, 1B NYM





DNP
51 (93) AAA Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 BB, K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
52 (94) A David Dahl, CF COL





DNP
53 (97) A+ Nick Williams, LF TEX 4 1 1 3 1 0 HR (1), 3 K
54 (98) MLB Michael Choice, CF TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 K
55 (100) AAA Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 SB (5)

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
1 (4) MLB Masahiro Tanaka, RHP NYY






2 (9) AAA Archie Bradley, RHP AZ






3 (11) MLB Taijuan Walker, RHP SEA






4 (12) AA Jon Gray, RHP COL






5 (15) MLB Dylan Bundy, RHP BAL - - - - - - Right elbow – recovering from TJS
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
6 (16) AAA Noah Syndergaard, RHP NYM






7 (19) AA Robert Stephenson, RHP CIN






8 (20) AAA Kevin Gausman, RHP BAL 5 4 0 0 2 4 48 S, 26 B, 6 GO, 1 FO
9 (21) A Lucas Giolito, RHP WAS






10 (22) EST Jameson Taillon, RHP PIT - - - - - - Right elbow – recovering from TJS
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
11 (23) AA Kyle Zimmer, RHP KC - - - - - - No injury, will begin 5/20
12 (24) AA Eddie Butler, RHP COL






13 (26) MLB Yordano Ventura, RHP KC 4 6 4 4 4 6 WP, 56 S, 38 B, 4 GO, 1 FO, L (1-1)
14 (28) AA CJ Edwards, RHP CHC 6 3 2 2 2 4 56 S, 35 B, 8 GO, 2 FO
15 (30) AA Andrew Heaney, LHP MIA 7 3 1 1 0 9 65 S, 22 B, 8 GO, 4 FO
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
16 (31) MLB Carlos Martinez, RHP STL 1 4 2 2 0 0 12 S, 6 B, 3 GO, 0 FO, Blown Save
17 (32) AA Aaron Sanchez, RHP TOR






18 (33) AA Kyle Crick, RHP SF






19 (39) A+ Mark Appel, RHP HOU






20 (40) AA Henry Owens, LHP BOS






Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
21 (44) AA Matt Wisler, RHP SD 5 6 3 3 1 3 HR (Josh Whitaker), 51 S, 31 B, 5 GO, 7 FO
22 (45) AAA Alex Meyer, RHP MIN






23 (46) A+ Tyler Glasnow, RHP PIT - - - - - - Back stiffness
24 (51) A+ Julio Urias, LHP LAD






25 (52) A Kohl Stewart, RHP MIN






Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
26 (53) EST Max Fried, LHP SD - - - - - - Left forarm soreness
27 (55) AAA Marcus Stroman, RHP TOR






28 (56) AAA Edwin Escobar, LHP SF 7 2 0 0 0 5 63 S, 30 B, 9 GO, 3 FO
29 (57) A+ Lucas Sims, RHP ATL 6 4 5 4 2 4 HR (Kevin Keyes), WP, HBP, 9 GO, 2 FO, L (1-2)
30 (59) AAA Mike Foltynewicz, RHP HOU






Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
31 (62) A Braden Shipley, RHP AZ






32 (63) MLB Erik Johnson RHP CWS 5 1 2 1 5 2 WP, 44 S, 43 B, 3 GO, 3 FO, W (1-1)
33 (64) AA Nick Kingham, RHP PIT






34 (65) AA Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP BAL






35 (67) MLB Jake Odorizzi, RHP TB






Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
36 (68) AAA Rafael Montero, RHP NYM






37 (71) AA Jesse Biddle, LHP PHI






38 (77) A+ Lance McCullers, RHP HOU






39 (83) AAA Trevor Bauer, RHP CLE






40 (87) EST Pierce Johnson, RHP CHC - - - - - - Minor leg injury
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
41 (88) AAA Allen Webster, RHP BOS






42 (89) EST Trey Ball, LHP BOS - - - - - - No injury, awaiting assignment
43 (95) AAA Zach Lee, RHP LAD






44 (96) AAA Jimmy Nelson, RHP MIL






45 (99) MLB James Paxton, LHP SEA - - - - - - Left lat strain

Duels of the Day

Org Rank BA (JS) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
2 (1) AAA Kevin Gausman, RHP BAL 5 4 0 0 2 4 48 S, 26 B, 6 GO, 1 FO
4 (4) AAA Enny Romero, LHP TB 5.2 7 5 5 2 5 HR (David Adams), 67 S, 35 B, 7 GO, 3 FO, L (2-2)
Org Rank BA (JS) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
3 (5) AA CJ Edwards, RHP CHC 6 3 2 2 2 4 56 S, 35 B, 8 GO, 2 FO
9 (9) AA Chris Beck, RHP CWS 4.1 8 6 6 2 0 WP, HBP, 51 S, 35 B, 5 GO, 3 FO

Probable Starters

AAA - IL

  • Marcus Stroman (RHP - TOR) vs Brandon Workman (RHP - BOS) *****Co DotD*****
  • Eric Surkamp (LHP - CWS) vs Cody Martin (RHP - ATL)
  • Mike Montgomery (LHP - TB) vs Eddie Gamboa (RHP - BAL)
  • Scott Diamond (LHP - MIN) vs Danny Rosenbaum (LHP - WAS)
  • Tim Crabbe (RHP - CIN) vs Jeff Locke (LHP - PIT)
  • TBD (DET) vs TBD (CLE)
  • David Buchanan (RHP - PHI) vs Chris Leroux (RHP - NYY)


AAA - PCL

  • Archie Bradley (RHP - AZ) vs Jason Berken (RHP - SF)
  • Jimmy Nelson (RHP - MIL) vs John Lamb (LHP - KC)
  • Zach Lee (RHP - LAD) vs Matt Shoemaker (RHP - LAA)
  • Nick Tropeano (RHP - HOU) vs TBD (STL)
  • TBD (TEX) vs Kyle Hendricks (RHP -CHC)
  • Christian Bergman (RHP - COL) vs Elih Villanueva (RHP - MIA)
  • Jason Lane (LHP - SD) vs Logan Verrett (RHP - NYM)
  • TBD (OAK) vs TBD (SEA)


AA - EL

  • Henry Owens (LHP - BOS) vs TBD (NYM)
  • Cody Anderson (RHP - CLE) vs Jeremy Bleich (LHP - NYY)
  • Scott Copeland (RHP - TOR) vs Pat Dean (LHP - MIN)
  • Kelvin Marte (LHP - SF) vs Luis Paulino (RHP - PHI)
  • TBD (WAS) vs Zack Dodson (LHP - PIT)
  • TBD (DET) vs Tyler Wilson (RHP - BAL)


AA - SL

  • Robert Stephenson (RHP - CIN) vs Angel Sanchez (RHP - MIA)
  • Andrew Chafin (LHP - AZ) vs Drew Gagnon (RHP - MIL)
  • Chris Reed (LHP - LAD) vs Trevor Miller (RHP - SEA)
  • Jason Hursh (RHP - ATL) vs TBD (TB)
  • Daeu-Eun Rhee (RHP - CHC) vs Myles Jaye (RHP - CWS)


AA - TL

  • TBD (SD) vs Luke Jackson (RHP - TEX)
  • Daniel Winkler (RHP - COL) vs Michael Roth (LHP - LAA)
  • Shawn Haviland (RHP - OAK) vs Brady Rogers (RHP - HOU)
  • TBD (STL) vs TBD (KC)


A+ - CAL

  • Lance McCullers (RHP - HOU) vs Ryan Crowley (LHP - LAA)
  • Spencer Arroyo (LHP - AZ) vs Chris Stratton (RHP - SF)
  • Mike Dennhardt (RHP - CIN) vs TBD (COL)
  • Colin Rea (RHP - SD) vs TBD (OAK)
  • Lindsey Caughel (RHP - LAD) vs TBD (SEA)


A+ - CAR

  • Brett Mooneyham (LHP - WAS) vs Greg Ross (RHP - ATL)
  • TBD (KC) vs Chi Chi Gonzalez (RHP - TEX)
  • TBD (BOS) vs Brad Goldberg (RHP - CWS)
  • Matt Taylor (LHP - BAL) vs Michael Peoples (RHP - CLE)
  • Jesse Beal (RHP - BAL) vs Ryan Merritt (LHP - CLE)


A+ - FSL

  • Kyle Helisek (LHP - BOS) vs Luis Cessa (RHP - NYM)
  • Alex Wimmers (RHP - MIN) vs Josh Hodges (RHP - MIA)
  • Jose Rosario (RHP - CHC) vs Jon Prosinski (RHP - PHI)
  • Taylor Cole (RHP - TOR) vs Jordan John (LHP - DET)
  • Damien Magnifico (RHP - MIL) vs TBD (NYY)
  • TBD (TB) vs TBD (PIT)


A - MWL

  • Aaron Slegers (RHP - MIN) vs Alex Reyes (RHP - STL) *****Co DotD*****
  • Bobby Wahl (RHP - OAK) vs Jen-Ho Tseng (RHP - CHC)
  • Evan Grills (LHP - HOU) vs Edwin Diaz (RHP - SEA)
  • Dace Kime (RHP - CLE) vs Alberto Tirado (RHP - TOR)
  • German Marquez (RHP - TB) vs Jeff Thompson (RHP - DET)
  • Walker Weickel (RHP - SD) vs Jonathan Martinez (RHP - LAD)
  • Sal Romano (RHP - CIN) vs TBD (AZ)
  • Tyler Alexander (LHP - MIL) vs TBD (LAA)

A - SAL

  • Luis Severino (RHP - NYY) vs Mark Leiter (RHP - PHI)
  • Konner Wade (RHP - COL) vs Cody Kukuk (LHP - BOS)
  • Nick Pivetta (RHP - WAS) vs TBD (NYM)
  • TBD (MIA) vs Chuck Buchanan (LHP - ATL)
  • TBD (CWS) vs Dovydas Neverauskas (RHP - PIT)
  • TBD (SF) vs Austin Urban (RHP - BAL)
  • Luis Rico (LHP - KC) vs TBD (TEX)


Duel of the Day

RHP Marcus Stroman (TOR - AAA) vs RHP Brandon Workman (BOS - AAA)

RHP Aaron Slegers (MIN - A) vs RHP Alex Reyes (BOS - A)

Injuries

  • Orioles LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (7 day DL; left knee sprain) - 4/21
  • Tigers 2B Devon Travis (7 day DL; right oblique strain) - 4/10
  • Mariners LHP James Paxton (15 day DL; left lat strain) - 4/8
  • Athletics SS Addison Russell (7 day DL; torn right hamstring) - 4/6
  • Cubs RF Jorge Soler (7 day DL; leg injury) - 4/4
  • Pirates CF Austin Meadows (7 day DL; right hamstring strain) - 4/3
  • Marlins 3B Colin Moran (7 day DL: minor knee injury) - 4/3
  • Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (60 day DL; TJS recovery) - 4/3
  • Padres LHP Max Fried (7 day DL; left forearm soreness) - 4/3
  • Cubs RHP Pierce Johnson (7 day DL; minor leg injury) - 4/3
  • Rays SS Hak-Ju Lee (three to four weeks; left calf strain) - 3/24
  • Pirates RHP Tyler Glasnow (7 day DL; tight lower back) - 3/23
  • Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (15 day DL; right shoulder impingement) - 3/21
  • Twins CF Byron Buxton ("a couple of weeks"; left wrist sprain) - 3/16
  • Rays 2B Tim Beckham (season; torn right ACL) - 3/30
  • Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon (season; right elbow - TJS) - 3/23
  • 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

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