Minor League Ball Gameday: Thursday, April 24

Joey Gallo - Photo used with permission from Flickr user Tracy Proffitt. - Tracy Proffitt

Joey Gallo is capable of scary things.

Hey prospect watchers. What a day yesterday for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. If you want to get specific, Joey Gallo had a monster performance, reaching base in six of seven plate appearances with three walks, four runs scored, six runs batted in and THREE home runs. Gallo now has nine bombs this year and is sporting a 359/458/891/1348 line with 15 walks to 21 strike outs. He's kicked in three doubles, two triples, 21 runs scored and has knocked in 22. He's absolutely Bonds-ian on the road, hitting 480/605/1480/2085 (yes, a road OPS over 2.000) over an admittedly short sample size of 25 at bats. In those 25 at bats though, he's recorded 12 hits with eight of them (75%) leaving the yard, one double and three singles. He's also walked 11 times to just six strike outs with 15 runs scored and 17 RBI.

On the mound, Alex Meyer and Jesse Biddle grabbed their paint brushes and were strikeout artists for the night. Meyer sent 11 men back to the dugout while walking three and allowing three hits in 6.2 scoreless frames. He filled the zone with 63 strikes (63%) to 37 balls and induced six ground outs to two fly outs. Biddle was equally as impressive, going seven scoreless with 10 punch outs, just one walk and two hits allowed. He earned his second win with 67 strikes (63%) to 39 balls along with six ground outs and four fly outs.

Beofre I go I want to leave you with this amazing play by San Antonio center fielder Travis Jankowski made on Frisco second baseman Rougned Odor.


Check out the rest of the Top 100 below, as well as the probable starters for today, the running injury list and the Duel of the Day. 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 1 1 0 0 0
3 (3) AAA Oscar Taveras, RF STL - - - - - - Left ankle injury
4 (5) AAA Javier Baez, SS CHC





DNP
6 (7) A+ Carlos Correa, SS HOU 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 SB (4), 2 BB, 2 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
7 (8) AA Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 5 1 1 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
8 (10) AAA Gregory Polanco, CF PIT 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
9 (13) AA Francisco Lindor, SS CLE





DNP
10 (14) AA Addison Russell, SS OAK - - - - - - Torn right hamstring
11 (17) AAA Maikel Franco, 1B PHI 5 0 2 0 0 0 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
12 (18) MLB George Springer, CF HOU 3 0 0 0 0 0 BB
13 (25) MLB Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 0 0 0 0 0
14 (27) AA Austin Hedges, C SD





DNP
15 (29) MLB Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 4 1 1 2 1 0 HR (7), 3 K
16 (34) AAA Joc Pederson, CF LAD





DNP
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 5 0 1 0 0 0
19 (37) A+ Corey Seager, SS LAD 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 K, E (3 – F)
20 (38) MLB Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 BB, K
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 5 0 2 0 0 0
23 (43) MLB Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 5 1 2 1 0 1 SB (9), 2 K
24 (47) A+ Raul Mondesi, SS KC 4 3 3 1 1 1 HR (1), SB (5), K, E (3 – F)
25 (48) A Clint Frazier, CF CLE 4 1 2 0 0 0 BB
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 4 0 0 0 0 0 K
28 (54) A+ Jorge Alfaro, C TEX 7 2 3 0 0 0 2B (4), K
29 (58) MLB Kolten Wong, 2B STL 1 0 0 0 0 0 K
30 (60) A+ Joey Gallo, 3B TEX 4 4 3 6 3 0 3 HR (9), 3 BB
31 (61) A Colin Moran, 3B MIA 4 0 2 0 0 0 Season Debut
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
32 (66) MLB Chris Owings, SS AZ 3 1 0 1 0 0 BB
33 (69) AAA Christian Bethancourt, C ATL 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB, K
34 (70) AAA Stephen Piscotty, RF STL





DNP
35 (72) AAA Matt Davidson, 3B CWS





DNP
36 (73) AA Blake Swihart, C BOS





PPD
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
37 (74) AAA Garin Cecchini, 3B BOS 1 1 1 2 0 0 2B (3)
38 (75) AA Mookie Betts, 2B BOS





PPD
39 (76) AA Alen Hanson, SS PIT 5 2 2 0 0 1 SB (6),
40 (78) A JP Crawford, SS PHI 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 BB, CS
41 (79) AAA Jake Marisnick, CF MIA





DNP
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
42 (80) A+ Hunter Renfroe, RF SD 4 0 1 2 0 0 2B (5), 3 K
43 (81) A Reese McGuire, C PIT 4 0 0 0 0 0 K
44 (82) AAA Jon Singleton, 1B HOU





DNP
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 2 2 1 0 0 1 SB (2), 2B (4), 2 BB
49 (91) MLB Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 4 1 1 4 1 0 HR (3)
50 (92) A Dominic Smith, 1B NYM 3 0 0 1 0 0 SF
51 (93) AAA Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA





DNP
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
52 (94) A David Dahl, CF COL 4 0 1 0 0 1 SB (4), 2B (3)
53 (97) A+ Nick Williams, LF TEX 7 2 2 2 1 0 HR (2), K, E (1 – F)
54 (98) MLB Michael Choice, CF TEX 4 1 1 1 0 0 BB, K
55 (100) AAA Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC





DNP

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 6 3 1 1 0 8 66 S, 26 B, 5 GO, 1 FO, L (1-2)
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






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






14 (28) AA CJ Edwards, RHP CHC






15 (30) AA Andrew Heaney, LHP MIA






Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
16 (31) MLB Carlos Martinez, RHP STL






17 (32) AA Aaron Sanchez, RHP TOR 4 5 4 2 3 3 50 S, 35 B, 9 GO, 1 FO
18 (33) AA Kyle Crick, RHP SF






19 (39) A+ Mark Appel, RHP HOU 2.1 6 3 3 1 2 30 S, 13 B, 2 GO,2 FO
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






22 (45) AAA Alex Meyer, RHP MIN 6.2 3 0 0 3 11 63 S, 37 B, 6 GO, 2 FO
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






29 (57) A+ Lucas Sims, RHP ATL






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






33 (64) AA Nick Kingham, RHP PIT 5.1 7 4 3 1 6 63 S, 23 B, 4 GO, 7 FO / 1-2, 2B (1), R
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 7 2 0 0 1 10 WP, 67 S, 39 B, 6 GO, 4 FO, W (2-2)
38 (77) A+ Lance McCullers, RHP HOU






39 (83) AAA Trevor Bauer, RHP CLE






40 (87) EST Pierce Johnson, RHP CHC






Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
41 (88) AAA Allen Webster, RHP BOS 6.1 5 1 1 1 5 64 S, 33 B, 6 GO, 4 FO
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
3 (4) AAA Alex Meyer, RHP MIN 6.2 3 0 0 3 11 63 S, 37 B, 6 GO, 2 FO
4 (8) AAA Allen Webster, RHP BOS 6.1 5 1 1 1 5 64 S, 33 B, 6 GO, 4 FO
Org Rank BA (JS) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
10 (6) AA Clayton Blackburn, RHP SF 4.2 6 1 1 1 4 54 S, 37 B, 6 GO, 3 FO
2 (3) AA Jesse Biddle, LHP PHI 7 2 0 0 1 10 WP, 67 S, 39 B, 6 GO, 4 FO, W (2-2)

Probable Starters

AAA - IL

  • Matt Andriese (RHP - TB) vs Scott Carroll (RHP - CWS)
  • Mike Wright (RHP - BAL) vs Sean O'Sullivan (RHP - PHI)
  • Gavin Floyd (RHP - ATL) vs Tyler Cloyd (RHP - CLE)
  • Aaron Laffey (LHP - WAS) vs Jeff Francis (LHP - CIN)
  • Kris Johnson (LHP - MIN) vs Anthony Ranaudo (RHP - BOS)
  • TBD (TOR) vs Shane Greene (RHP - NYY)
  • Adam Wilk (LHP - PIT) vs Derek Hankins (RHP - DET)


AAA - PCL

  • Ariel Pena (RHP - MIL) vs Mike Foltynewicz (RHP - HOU)
  • Chance Ruffin (RHP - SEA) vs Rafael Montero (RHP - NYM)
  • Red Patterson (RHP - LAD) vs Mike Kickham (LHP - SF)
  • Brett Tomko (RHP - KC) vs Brian Flynn (LHP - MIA)
  • Tsuyoshi Wada (LHP - CHC) vs Jhoulys Chacin (RHP - COL)
  • Wade LeBlanc (LHP - LAA) vs Randy Wolf (LHP - AZ)
  • Branch Kloess (RHP - SD) vs Josh Lindblom (RHP - OAK)
  • Boone Whiting (RHP - STL) vs Justin Germano (RHP - TEX)


AA - EL

  • Deck McGuire (RHP - TOR) vs TBD (MIN)
  • Kyle Davies (RHP - KC) vs TBD (NYY)
  • Matt Purke (LHP - WAS) vs Tyler Sample (RHP - PIT)
  • Keith Couch (RHP - BOS) vs Greg Peavey (RHP - NYM)
  • Wilsen Palacios (RHP - DET) vs Jake Pettit (LHP - BAL)


AA - SL

  • David Bromberg (RHP - ATL) vs Carlos Contreras (RHP - CIN)
  • Tyler Cravy (RHP - MIL) vs Ivan Pineyro (RHP - CHC)
  • Nick McCully (RHP - CWS) vs Carlos Frias (RHP - LAD)
  • Victor Mateo (RHP - TB) vs Anthony DeSclafani (RHP - MIA)
  • James Gillheeney (LHP - SEA) vs AJ Schugel (RHP - AZ)


AA - TL

  • Andrew Werner (LHP - OAK) vs Thomas Shirley (LHP - HOU)
  • Tyler Anderson (LHP - COL) vs Yeiper Castillo (RHP - LAA)
  • James Needy (RHP - NYY) vs TBD (TEX)
  • Jonathan Cornelius (LHP - STL) vs Andy Ferguson (RHP - KC)


A+ - CAL

  • Brandon Sinnery (RHP - AZ) vs Martin Agosta (RHP - SF)
  • Joe Ross (RHP - SD) vs Tim Atherton (RHP - OAK)
  • Chris Anderson (RHP - LAD) vs Scott DeCecco (LHP - SEA)
  • TBD (CIN) vs Ben Alsup (RHP - COL)
  • TBD (HOU) vs Nate Smith (LHP - LAA)


A+ - CAR

  • TBD (CLE) vs Jonathan Dziedzic (LHP - KC)
  • Luis Parra (LHP - TEX) vs Branden Kline (RHP - BAL)
  • Braulio Ortiz (RHP - CWS) vs Nick Lee (LHP - WAS)
  • Andrew Waszak (RHP - ATL) vs TBD (BOS)


A+ - FSL

  • Ethan Stewart (LHP - PHI) vs Daniel Norris (LHP - TOR) *****DotD*****
  • Austin Brice (RHP - MIA) vs Brett Lee (LHP - MIN)
  • Jason Creasy (RHP - PIT) vs Austin Pruitt (RHP -TB)
  • Steven Matz (LHP - NYM) vs Joe Cuda (RHP - STL)
  • Yao-Lin Wang (RHP - CHC) vs Hobbs Johnson (LHP - MIL)
  • TBD (NYY) vs Edgar De La Rosa (RHP - DET)


A - MWL

  • Kohl Stewart (RHP - MIN) vs TBD (STL)
  • Amir Garrett (LHP - CIN) vs Braden Shipley (RHP - AZ)
  • Ronald Herrera (RHP - OAK) vs Daury Torrez (RHP - CHC)
  • Mitch Brown (RHP - CLE) vs Kendall Graveman (RHP - TOR)
  • Jordan Harrison (LHP - TB) vs Jonathon Crawford (RHP - DET)
  • Kent Emanuel (LHP - HOU) vs Jake Zokan (LHP - SEA)
  • Pete Kelich (RHP - SD) vs Luis Chirinos (RHP - LAD)
  • Tristan Archer (RHP - MIL) vs Michael Clevinger (RHP - LAA)


A - SAL

  • Dixon Anderson (RHP - WAS) vs Cody Dickson (LHP - PIT)
  • Robert Whalen (RHP - NYM) vs TBD (PHI)
  • TBD (NYY) vs Mitch Horacek (LHP - BAL)
  • TBD (KC) vs Teddy Stankiewicz (RHP - BOS)
  • Matt Millroy (RHP - MIA) vs David Ledbetter (RHP - TEX)
  • Robinson Leyer (RHP - CWS) vs Andry Ubiera (RHP - ATL)
  • TBD (COL) vs TBD (SF)

Duel of the Day

LHP Ethan Stewart (PHI - A+) vs LHP Daniel Norris (TOR - A+)

Injuries

  • Cardinals RF Oscar Taveras (day-to-day; left ankle injury) - 4/22
  • 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
  • Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (60 day DL; TJS recovery) - 4/3
  • Padres LHP Max Fried (7 day DL; left forearm soreness) - 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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