Minor League Ball Gameday: Friday, April 25

Old school Polanco - BeGreen90

Gregory Polanco does Polanco-type things and keeps thwarting International League pitchers' attempts to get him out.

Hello Prospecteers from all over, welcome to the Gameday. Exciting news today as John's The Baseball Prospect Book 2014 is now complete and available for immediate purchase of the .pdf version. I got my hands on my copy earlier today and its full of all kinds of prospecty goodness. My personal favorite parts - his sleeper alerts at the end with the team lists and the random player comments that are flat out funny as hell.

With the release of the book, the Gameday will be undergoing a minor change. Starting tomorrow, the Top 100 will no longer be from Baseball America, but I will begin using the Top 50 Hitters and Top 50 Pitchers according to our fearless leader, Mr. Sickels. Once his Top 150 list is released, we will switch over to that as well to give you even more prospects each day. Now on to the baseball from Thursday, April 24.

Gregory Polanco once again dominated all aspects of the game between Indianapolis and Toledo. He sent one out of the park for his fourth home run of the year, he smacked his fifth double of the year, stole his fourth base, and came around to score three times. He also singled, walked, drove in two (his 21st and 22nd RBI of the year), and went down swinging once. Polanco is now sporting a 420/460/679 line with a 1.139 OPS in just 20 games.

Braden Shipley was strong in his second start of the year, lasting 6.1 with only one earned run allowed (two unearned), and two hits. He struck out six without allowing a walk, hit a man, uncorked a wild pitch, and worked seven ground outs to only two fly outs. Unfortunately it was not enough as he was tagged with the loss and fell to 1-1 on the year.

The rest of the Top 100 according to Baseball America are below along with the results from yesterday's Duel of the Day, probable starters for the day ahead, and our running injury list. Take care everyone 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 2 1 0 0 2B (4), E (3 – F)
3 (3) AAA Oscar Taveras, RF STL 4 0 1 0 0 0
4 (5) AAA Javier Baez, SS CHC 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
6 (7) A+ Carlos Correa, SS HOU 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
7 (8) AA Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B (6), BB, K
8 (10) AAA Gregory Polanco, CF PIT 4 3 3 2 1 1 HR (4), 2B (5), SB (4), BB, K
9 (13) AA Francisco Lindor, SS CLE 4 0 3 2 0 1 3B (2), SB (4)
10 (14) AA Addison Russell, SS OAK - - - - - - Torn right hamstring
11 (17) AAA Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 4 2 3 1 1 0 HR (1)
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
12 (18) MLB George Springer, CF HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 BB, E (2 – T)
13 (25) MLB Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 4 1 2 1 0 0 K
14 (27) AA Austin Hedges, C SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
15 (29) MLB Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 K
16 (34) AAA Joc Pederson, CF LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 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 4 1 2 0 0 0 2B (6)
19 (37) A+ Corey Seager, SS LAD





DNP
20 (38) MLB Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM





DNP
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 0 0 0 0 2 K
23 (43) MLB Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 CS
24 (47) A+ Raul Mondesi, SS KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 BB, K, E (4 – F)
25 (48) A Clint Frazier, CF CLE 3 1 1 0 0 0 3B (1), 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 2 1 0 0 0 0 BB, 2 K, E (1 – F)
28 (54) A+ Jorge Alfaro, C TEX 4 0 0 1 0 0 K
29 (58) MLB Kolten Wong, 2B STL 3 1 2 0 0 0
30 (60) A+ Joey Gallo, 3B TEX 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 BB, 2 K
31 (61) A Colin Moran, 3B MIA 4 0 0 0 0 0 BB
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
32 (66) MLB Chris Owings, SS AZ





DNP
33 (69) AAA Christian Bethancourt, C ATL





DNP
34 (70) AAA Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 4 0 0 0 0 0 K
35 (72) AAA Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
36 (73) AA Blake Swihart, C BOS 5 0 0 0 0 0 K
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 4 1 1 1 0 0 2B (8), E (2 – F)
39 (76) AA Alen Hanson, SS PIT 4 1 0 0 0 0 BB, K
40 (78) A JP Crawford, SS PHI 4 0 1 0 0 0 2B (3), K
41 (79) AAA Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 5 1 2 2 0 0 2B (4)
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
42 (80) A+ Hunter Renfroe, RF SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 K
43 (81) A Reese McGuire, C PIT 4 0 0 1 0 0 SF
44 (82) AAA Jon Singleton, 1B HOU 2 1 0 1 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 4 0 0 1 0 0 K
49 (91) MLB Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
50 (92) A Dominic Smith, 1B NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 K
51 (93) AAA Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (3), K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
52 (94) A David Dahl, CF COL 5 0 3 0 0 2 2B (4), 2 SB (6)
53 (97) A+ Nick Williams, LF TEX 2 0 1 0 0 0 2B (5)
54 (98) MLB Michael Choice, CF TEX





DNP
55 (100) AAA Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC 5 0 0 0 0 0 K

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 injury – 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 injury – 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 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 S, 0 B
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






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






29 (57) A+ Lucas Sims, RHP ATL






30 (59) AAA Mike Foltynewicz, RHP HOU 5 4 1 1 2 1 Balk, 43 S, 28 B, 9 GO, 1 FO, W (2-1)
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
31 (62) A Braden Shipley, RHP AZ 6.1 2 3 1 0 6 WP, HBP, 7 GO, 2 FO, L (1-1)
32 (63) MLB Erik Johnson RHP CWS






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 6 6 3 3 2 3 HR (Jesus Montero), 54 S, 39 B, 7 GO, 4 FO, W (3-0)
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






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

Duel of the Day

Org Rank  BA (JS) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
X (X) A+ Ethan Stewart, LHP PHI 7 7 3 2 2 3 HR (Kevin Patterson), HBP, 7 GO, 7 FO, W (1-1)
6 (4) A+ Daniel Norris, LHP TOR 4 3 2 1 2 4 WP, 7 GO, 1 FO

Probable Starters

AAA - IL

  • Kevin Gausman (RHP - BAL) vs Jon Pettibone (RHP - PHI)
  • Trevor May (RHP - MIN) vs Matt Barnes (RHP - BOS)
  • Enny Romero (LHP - TB) vs TBD (CWS)
  • Sean Nolin (LHP - TOR) vs TBD (NYY)
  • Zach Stewart (RHP - ATL) vs Josh Tomlin (RHP - CLE)
  • Jake Brigham (RHP - PIT) vs Duane Below (LHP - DET)
  • Omar Poveda (RHP - WAS) vs Josh Smith (RHP - CIN)


AAA - PCL

  • TBD (SEA) vs Noah Syndergaard (RHP - NYM)
  • Mike Fiers (RHP - MIL) vs Jake Buchanan (RHP - HOU)
  • Juan Oramas (LHP - SD) vs Arnold Leon (RHP - OAK)
  • Wade LeBlanc (LHP - LAA) vs Charles Brewer (RHP - AZ)
  • Matt Magill (RHP - LAD) vs TBD (SF)
  • Chris Dwyer (LHP - KC) vs Bryan Evans (RHP - MIA)
  • Angel Castro (RHP - STL) vs Ryan Feieraband (LHP - TEX)
  • Chris Rusin (LHP - CHC) vs Yohan Flande (LHP - COL)


AA - EL

  • Sean Gilmartin (LHP - MIN) vs Adalberto Meia (LHP - SF)
  • Matt Tracy (LHP - NYY) vs Miguel Pena (LHP - BOS)
  • Matt Bischoff (RHP - BAL) vs AJ Cole (RHP - WAS)
  • Joely Rodriguez (LHP - PIT) vs Gabriel Arias (RHP - CLE)
  • Severino Gonzalez (RHP - PHI) vs TBD (TOR)
  • Matthew Bowman (RH - NYM) vs Jeff Ferrell (RHP - DET)


AA - SL

  • Dylan Floro (RHP - TB) vs Andrew Heaney (LHP - MIA)
  • Mike Minor (LHP - ATL) vs Daniel Corcino (RHP - CIN)
  • Jochi Ogando (RHP - SEA) vs Chase Anderson (RHP - AZ)
  • Chris Beck (RHP - CWS) vs Tyson Brummett (RHP - LAD)
  • Brooks Hall (RHP - MIL) vs Matt Loosen (RHP - CHC)


AA - TL

  • Drew Granier (RHP - OAK) vs Matt Wisler (RHP - SD)
  • Kurt Heyer (RHP - STL) vs Mark Sappington (RHP - LAA)
  • Jerad Eickhoff (RHP - TEX) vs Jordan Jankowski (RHP - HOU)
  • JC Sulbaran (RHP - KC) vs Richard Castillo (RHP - COL)


A+ - CAL

  • Kyle Smith (RHP - HOU) vs Julio Urias (LHP - LAD)
  • Kyle McGowin (RHP - LAA) vs TBD (SD)
  • Drew Cisco (RHP - CIN) vs Pat Young (RHP - SF)
  • TBD (COL) vs Brandon Sinnery (RHP - AZ)
  • Matt Anderson (RHP - SEA) vs TBD (OAK)


A+ - CAR

  • Shawn Morimando (LHP - CLE) vs Christian Binford (RHP - KC)
  • Mauricio Cabrera (RHP - ATL) vs TBD (BOS)
  • Mike Recchia (RHP - CWS) vs Brian Ruah (RHP - WAS)
  • Victor Payano (LHP - TEX) vs Parker Bidwell (RHP - BAL)


A+ - FSL

  • Tyler Glasnow (RHP - PIT) vs Michael Fulmer (RHP - NYM) *****DotD*****
  • Felix Pena (RHP - CHC) vs Tyler Wagner (RHP - MIL)
  • Matt Boyd (LHP - TOR) vs TBD (PHI)
  • Thomas Lee (RHP - STL) vs Jose Berrios (RHP - MIN)
  • Brett Gerrittse (RHP - NYY) vs Josh Turley (LHP - DET)
  • TBD (TB) vs Trevor Williams (RHP - MIA)


A - MWL

  • Kohl Stewart (RHP - MIN) vs Jake Zokan (LHP - SEA)
  • Nick Travieso (RHP - CIN) vs Greg Harris (RHP - LAD)
  • TBD (SD) vs Buck Farmer (RHP - DET)
  • Zach Quintana (RHP - MIL) vs Juan Paniagua (RHP - CHC)
  • TBD (OAK) vs Garrett Nuss (RHP - LAA)
  • Kent Emanuel (LHP - HOU) vs Jimmy Reed (LHP - STL)
  • Chris Kirsch (LHP - TB) vs Tom Robson (RHP - TOR)
  • Luis Lugo (LHP - CLE) vs Blake Perry (RHP - AZ)


A - SAL

  • Robert Gsellman (RHP - NYM) vs Ranfi Casimiro (RHP - PHI) GAME 1
  • Jake Sanchez (RHP - CWS) vs Yean Carlos Gil (RHP - ATL)
  • Miller Diaz (RHP - NYM) vs Julio Reyes (RHP - PHI) GAME 2
  • Jake Junis (RHP - KC) vs Mario Alcantara (RHP - BOS)
  • Alex Balog (RHP - COL) vs Carlos Diaz (LHP - SF)
  • TBD (NYY) vs Sebastian Vader (LHP - BAL)
  • Max Garner (RHP - MIA) vs Kelvin Vasquez (RHP - TEX)
  • Jake Johansen (RHP - WAS) vs Justin Topa (RHP - PIT)


Duel of the Day

RHP Tyler Glasnow (PIT- A+) vs RHP Michael Fulmer (NYM - 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
  • Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (60 day DL; TJS recovery) - 4/3
  • Padres LHP Max Fried (7 day DL; left forearm soreness) - 4/3
  • 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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