Minor League Ball Gameday: Saturday, April 26

Jose Abreu - David Banks

Performance recaps of John's Top 50 Hitters and Top 50 Pitchers, probable starters and the Duel of the Day.

Hello everyone. I would like to keep today's intro short and to the point, with only a single message I would like to convey.

If someone disagrees with your point of view on a prospect, major leaguer, or even independent leaguer, agree to disagree. Don't make it your personal mission to convert someone to believe your thoughts on that player. Don't insult someone for having a different opinion, no matter how off you may think they are. We're all adults here, so lets act like it.

Now, on to your slightly modified, regularly scheduled programming. Enjoy!

Top 50 Hitters

Rank Name Pos Team Level AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
1 Byron Buxton CF MIN A+ - - - - - - Left wrist sprain
2 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS MLB 5 1 1 0 0 0 2B (5)
3 Oscar Taveras RF STL AAA 5 0 2 0 0 0
4 Addison Russell SS OAK AA - - - - - - Torn right hamstring
5 Gregory Polanco CF PIT AAA 3 1 1 1 0 0 2B (6), 2 BB, K, PO, 2 OF Assists (2B, Home)
6 Javier Baez SS CHC AAA 5 1 1 0 0 0 K, E (4 – F)
7 Francisco Lindor SS CLE AA 4 0 2 0 0 0 CS
8 Kris Bryant 3B CHC AA 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B (7), BB, HBP, K, E (5 – F)
9 Carlos Correa SS HOU A+





DNP
10 George Springer RF HOU MLB 4 0 1 0 0 0 E (3 – F)
Rank Name Pos Team Level AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
11 Jose Abreu 1B CWS MLB 5 2 3 6 2 0 2 HR (9), K
12 Miguel Sano 3B MIN AA - - - - - - Right elbow injury – TJS
13 Albert Almora CF CHC A+





DNP
14 Nick Castellanos 3B DET MLB 5 2 2 3 1 0 HR (3),
15 Maikel Franco 3B PHI AAA





PPD
16 Jon Singleton 1B HOU AAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
17 Rougned Odor 2B TEX AA 4 1 1 0 0 0 BB
18 Gary Sanchez C NYY AA





DNP
19 Corey Seager SS LAD A+





DNP
20 Clint Frazier CF CLE A 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
Rank Name Pos Team Level AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
21 Austin Meadows CF PIT A - - - - - - Right hamstring strain
22 Joc Pederson CF LAD AAA





PPD
23 Jesse Winker CF CIN A+





DNP
24 Jackie Bradley CF BOS MLB 4 2 3 1 0 1 SB (3), 2 2B (6), 3B (1), BB
25 Austin Hedges C SD AA 4 0 0 0 0 0
26 Kolten Wong 2B STL MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0
27 JP Crawford SS PHI A 6 1 2 0 0 1 SB (6), BB, E (5 – F)
28 Raul Mondesi SS KC A+





PPD
29 Jorge Soler RF CHC AA - - - - - - Leg injury
30 Travis d'Arnaud C NYM MLB 3 0 2 0 0 1 SB (1)
Rank Name Pos Team Level AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
31 David Dahl CF COL A 3 0 0 0 0 0 SAC
32 Colin Moran 3B MIA A+ 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 BB, 2 K
33 Ryan McMahon 3B COL A 4 0 0 0 0 0 K
34 Garin Cecchini 3B BOS AAA 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 BB, SF, 2 E (3 – Tx2)
35 Stephen Piscotty RF STL AAA 5 2 2 1 0 0
36 DJ Peterson 3B SEA A+





DNP
37 Billy Hamilton CF CIN MLB 4 1 1 1 0 0 2B (3)
38 Phillip Ervin CF CIN A 5 2 2 4 0 0 2B (5), BB
39 Jorge Alfaro C TEX A+





DNP
40 Hunter Dozier 3B KC A+





PPD
Rank Name Pos Team Level AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
41 Mookie Betts 2B BOS AA 6 2 2 0 0 1 SB (8)
42 Chris Owings SS AZ MLB





DNP
43 Blake Swihart C BOS AA





DNP
44 Arismendy Alcantara 2B CHC AAA 1 1 1 2 0 0 3B (3)
45 Andrew Susac C SF AAA





PPD
46 Reese McGuire C PIT A 4 0 1 2 0 0
47 Mitch Nay 3B TOR A 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B (5), BB, E (3 – T)
48 Marcus Semien 2B CWS MLB 4 1 0 0 0 0 BB, 3 K
49 Tom Murphy C COL AA 3 0 1 0 0 0 BB, K
50 Joey Gallo 3B TEX A+ 3 2 2 0 0 0 2B (4), BB

Top 50 Pitchers

Rank Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
1 Masahiro Tanaka RHP NYY MLB






2 Archie Bradley RHP AZ AAA






3 Robert Stephenson RHP CIN AA






4 Jon Gray RHP COL AA






5 Kevin Gausman RHP BAL AAA






6 Carlos Martinez RHP STL MLB 1 1 0 0 1 2 WP, HBP, 13 S, 11 B, 1 GO, 0 FO
7 Noah Syndergaard RHP NYM AAA 5 6 3 3 2 6 HR (Jesus Montero), 58 S, 38 B, 3 GO, 3 FO, W (3-2)
8 Eddie Butler RHP COL AAA






9 Andrew Heaney LHP MIA AA 3.2 6 5 3 3 3 50 S, 37 B, 5 GO, 3 FO
10 Taijaun Walker RHP SEA MLB






Rank Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
11 James Paxton LHP SEA MLB - - - - - - Left lat strain
12 Lucas Giolito RHP WAS A






13 Yordano Ventura RHP KC MLB 8 7 0 0 2 8 HBP, 75 S, 38 B, 10 GO, 6 FO, W (2-1)
14 Kyle Crick RHP SF AA






15 Aaron Sanchez RHP TOR AA






16 Kyle Zimmer RHP KC AA - - - - - - No injury, will begin 5/20
17 Dylan Bundy RHP BAL MLB - - - - - - Right elbow injury – recovering from TJS
18 Trevor Bauer RHP CLE AAA






19 Henry Owens LHP BOS AAA






20 Julio Urias LHP LAD A+ 0.2 1 3 3 4 0 WP, 2 GO, 0 FO
Rank Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
21 CJ Edwards RHP CHC AA






22 Mark Appel RHP HOU EST - - - - - - Demoted 4/25
23 Alex Meyer RHP MIN AAA






24 Sean Manaea LHP KC A+






25 Marcus Stroman RHP TOR AAA






26 Rafael Montero RHP NYM AAA






27 Matt Wisler RHP SD AA 7 3 0 0 0 10 WP, 65 S, 29 B, 5 GO, 5 FO
28 Lance McCullers Jr RHP HOU A+ 4 2 1 1 3 3 4 GO, 2 FO, SV (2)
29 Miguel Almonte RHP KC AA






30 Tyler Glasnow RHP PIT A+ 5 2 0 0 3 6 2 GO, 4 FO
Rank Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
31 Braden Shipley RHP AZ A






32 Mike Foltynewicz RHP HOU AAA






33 AJ Cole RHP WAS AA 3.2 10 3 3 1 2 54 S, 25 B, 5 GO, 1 FO, L (2-1)
34 Kohl Stewart RHP MIN A 6 1 1 0 1 6 WP, 2 HBP, 8 GO, 0 FO, W (1-1)
35 Max Fried LHP SD EST






36 Erik Johnson RHP CWS MLB 1.2 4 4 4 4 1 WP, 32 S, 28 B, 2 GO, 1 FO
37 Jake Odorizzi RHP TB MLB






38 Lucas Sims RHP ATL A+






39 Jesse Biddle LHP PHI AA






40 Edwin Escobar LHP SF AAA






Rank Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
41 Hunter Harvey RHP BAL A






42 Alex Reyes RHP STL A






43 Jimmy Nelson RHP MIL AAA






44 Vince Velasquez RHP HOU A+






45 Aaron Blair RHP AZ A






46 Zach Lee RHP LAD AAA






47 Clayton Blackburn RHP SF AA






48 Daniel Norris LHP TOR A+






49 Jameson Taillon RHP PIT EST - - - - - - Right elbow injury – recovering from TJS
50 Nick Kingham RHP PIT AA






Duel of the Day

Org Rank Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
3 Tyler Glasnow RHP PIT A+ 5 2 0 0 3 6 2 GO, 4 FO
20 Michael Fulmer RHP NYM A+ 5 5 0 0 0 4 WP, HBP, 7 GO, 4 FO

Probable Starters

AAA - IL

  • TBD (CLE) vs Kevin Gausman (RHP - BAL)
  • Cody Martin (RHP - ATL) vs Kyle Lobstein (LHP - DET)
  • Brandon Workman (RHP - BOS) vs Jon Pettibone (RHP - PHI)
  • TBD (NYY) vs Mike Montgomery (LHP - TB)
  • Tim Crabbe (RHP - CIN) vs Sean Nolin (LHP - TOR)
  • Eric Surkamp (LHP - CWS) vs Scott Diamond (LHP - MIN)
  • Josh Roenicke (RHP - WAS) vs Jeff  Locke (LHP - PIT)


AAA - PCL

  • Jarrett Grube (RHP - LAA) vs Archie Bradley (RHP - AZ)
  • Tim Cooney (LHP - STL) vs Nick Tepesch (RHP - TEX)
  • Aaron Brooks (RHP - KC) vs Adam Conley (LHP - MIA)
  • Keyvius Sampson (RHP - SD) vs TBD (OAK)
  • TBD (SEA) vs Jacob deGrom (RHP - NYM)
  • Kyle Hendricks (RHP - CHC) vs Christian Friedrich (LHP - COL)
  • Matt Magill (RHP - LAD) vs Mitch Lively (RHP - SF) GAME 1
  • Stephen Fife (RHP - LAD) vs TBD (SF) GAME 2
  • Brad Mills (LHP - MIL) vs Ross Seaton (RHP - HOU)


AA - EL

  • Pat Dean (LHP - MIN) vs Kyle Crick (RHP - SF) GAME 2
  • Sean Gilmartin (LHP - MIN) vs Adalberto Mejia (LHP - SF) GAME 1
  • Matthew Bowman (RHP - NYM) vs Jeff Ferrell (RHP - DET) GAME 1
  • AJ Morris (RHP - PIT) vs Cody Anderson (RHP - CLE)
  • Darin Gorski (LHP - NYM) vs Tommy Collier (RHP - DET) GAME 2
  • Jeremy Bleich (LHP - NYY) vs Mike Aguilera (RHP - BOS)
  • Tyler Wilson (RHP - BAL) vs Blake Schwartz (RHP - WAS)
  • TBD (PHI) vs Scott Copeland (RHP - TOR)


AA - SL

  • Jason Hursh (RHP - ATL) vs Robert Stephenson (RHP - CIN) *****DotD*****
  • Trevor Miller (RHP - SEA) vs Andrew Chafin (LHP - AZ)
  • Myles Jaye (RHP - CWS) vs TBD (LAD)
  • Jared Mortensen (RHP - TB) vs Angel Sanchez (RHP - MIA)
  • Drew Gagnon (RHP - MIL) vs TBD (CHC)


AA - TL

  • Jason Adam (RHP - KC) vs Eddie Butler (RHP - COL)
  • Luke Jackson (RHP - TEX) vs Brady Rodgers (RHP - HOU)
  • TBD (STL) vs Michael Roth (LHP - LAA)
  • TBD (OAK) vs TBD (SD)


A+ - CAL

  • Ryan Crowley (LHP - LAA) vs Colin Rea (RHP - SD)
  • Ryan Gibbard (RHP - COL) vs John Ohamen (RHP - AZ) GAME 2
  • Chris Devenski (RHP - HOU) vs TBD (LAD)
  • TBD (SD) vs Manny Correa (RHP - OAK)
  • Mike Dennhardt (RHP - CIN) vs Joe Biagini (RHP - SF)
  • Devin Burke (RHP - COL) vs Brandon Sinnery (RHP - AZ) GAME 1


A+ - CAR

  • Lucas Sims (RHP - ATL) vs Brian Rauh (RHP - WAS)
  • Andrew Faulkner (RHP - TEX) vs Christian Binford (RHP - KC)
  • Shawn Morimando (LHP - CLE) vs Matt Taylor (LHP - BAL)
  • Mike Recchia (RHP - CWS) vs TBD (BOS)


A+ - FSL

  • Chad Kuhl (RHP - PIT) vs Domingo Tapia (RHP - NYM)
  • Kevin Eichhorn (RHP - DET) vs Eric Wooten (LHP - NYY)
  • Damien Magnifico (RHP - MIL) vs Jose Rosario (RHP - CHC)
  • Roberto Gomez (RHP - TB) vs Josh Hodges (RHP - MIA)
  • Cory Jones (RHP - STL) vs David Hurlbut (LHP - MIN)
  • Taylor Cole (RHP - TOR) vs Jon Prosinski (RHP - PHI)


A - MWL

  • Daniel Wright (RHP - CIN) vs Jonathan Martinez (RHP - LAD)
  • Walker Weickel (RHP - SD) vs Austin Kubitza (RHP - DET)
  • Felix Jorge (RHP - MIN) vs Lars Huijer (RHP SEA)
  • Michael Feliz (LHP - HOU) vs Silfredo Garcia (RHP - STL)
  • Hunter Wood (RHP - TB) vs Jairo Labourt (LHP - TOR)
  • Taylor Williams (RHP - MIL) vs TBD (CHC)
  • TBD (OAK) vs Harrison Cooney (RHP - LAA)
  • Dace Kime (RHP - CLE) vs Ben Eckels (RHP - AZ)


A - SAL

  • Jarlin Garcia (LHP - MIA) vs Frank Lopez (LHP - TEX)
  • John Gant (RHP - NYM) vs Mark Leiter (RHP - PHI)
  • Luis Severino (RHP - NYY) vs Luc Rennie (RHP - BAL)
  • Rookie Davis (RHP - NYY) vs Sebastian Vader (RHP - BAL)
  • Andrew Edwards (RHP - KC) vs Cody Kukuk (LHP - BOS)
  • Konner Wade (RHP - COL) vs Matthew Lujan (LHP - SF)
  • Nick Pivetta (RHP - WAS) vs Dovydas Neverauskas (RHP - PIT)
  • Andrew Mitchell (RHP - CWS) vs Chuck Buchanan (LHP - ATL)


Duel of the Day

RHP Jason Hursh (ATL - AA) vs RHP Robert Stephenson (CIN -AA)

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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