Minor League Ball Gameday: Opening Day

It's Opening Day for the majority of the minor leagues. Revel in the awesomeness of today.

It's finally here everyone!!!! It's like Christmas in April! Opening Day is here for full season ball, and I couldn't be more excited for the season to begin. Aces are wild today, with everyone trying to put their best foot forward and get the year off on the right foot. Stay tuned for some notable starting pitchers, along with an injury update. Now on to the goodies!

Probable Starters

AAA - International League (IL)

  • Nathan Karns (RHP - TB) vs Gavin Floyd (RHP - ATL)
  • Allen Webster (RHP - BOS) vs David Buchanan (RHP - PHI)
  • Marcus Stroman (RHP - TOR) vs Scott Diamond (LHP - MIN)
  • Kevin Gausman (RHP - BAL) vs Scott Carroll (RHP - CWS)
  • Trevor Bauer (RHP - CLE) vs Casey Sadler (RHP - PIT)
  • Danny Rosenbaum (WAS - LHP) vs Bruce Billings (RHP - NYY)

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

  • Johnny Hellweg (RHP - MIL) vs Chris Dwyer (LHP - KC)
  • Brian Flynn (LHP - MIA) vs Christian Friedrich (LHP - COL)
  • Rafael Montero (RHP - NYM) vs Mike Kickham (LHP - SF)
  • Blake Beavan (RHP - SEA) vs Stephen Fife (RHP - LAD)
  • Rudy Owens (LHP - HOU) vs Ryan Feieraband (LHP - TEX)
  • Juan Pablo Oramas (LHP - SD) vs Alex Sanabia (RHP - AZ)
  • Boone Whiting (RHP - STL) vs Chris Rusin (LHP - CHC)
  • TBD (OAK) vs Jarrett Grube (RHP - LAA)

AA - Texas League (TL)

  • Matt Wisler (RHP - SD) vs Kurt Heyer (RHP - STL)
  • Jason Adam (RHP - KC) vs Matt Harrison (LHP - TEX)
  • Eddie Butler (RHP - COL) vs Brady Rodgers (RHP - HOU)
  • Drew Granier (RHP - OAK) vs TBD (LAA)

AA Southern League (SL)

  • Chris Beck (RHP - CWS) vs Victor Mateo (RHP - TB)
  • Mike Minor (LHP - ATL) vs Chase Anderson (RHP - AZ)
  • Dae-Eun Rhee (RHP - CHC) vs Mat Latos (RHP - CIN)
  • Trevor Miller (RHP - SEA) vs Carlos Frias (LHP - LAD)
  • Brooks Hall (RHP - MIL) vs Anthony DeSclafani (RHP - MIA)

AA Eastern League (EL)

  • Henry Owens (LHP - BOS) vs Jesse Biddle (LHP - PHI) *****Matchup of the Day*****
  • Ty Blach (LHP - SF) vs Pat Dean (LHP - MIN)
  • Aaron Sanchez (RHP - TOR) vs Bryan Mitchell (RHP - NYY)
  • Nick Kingham (RHP - PIT) vs Warwick Saupold (RHP - DET)
  • Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP - BAL) vs Blake Schwartz (RHP - WAS)
  • Darin Gorski (LHP - NYM) vs Cody Anderson (RHP - CLE)

A+ Florida State League (FSL)

  • Jason Creasy (RHP - PIT) vs Roberto Gomez (RHP - TB)
  • Matt Boyd (LHP - TOR) vs Colin Kleven (RHP - PHI)
  • Mike Mayers (RHP - STL) vs TBD (NYM)
  • Tyler Wagner (RHP - MIL) vs Felix Pena (RHP - CHC)
  • Trevor Williams (RHP - MIA) vs Jason Wheeler (LHP - MIN)
  • TBD (NYY) vs Edgar De La Rosa (RHP - DET)

A+ Carolina League (CL)

  • Miguel Almonte (RHP - KC) vs JB Wendelken (RHP - CWS)
  • Lucas Sims (RHP - ATL) vs Branden Kline (RHP - BAL)
  • Victor Payano (LHP - TEX) vs Brian Johnson (LHP - BOS)
  • Brian Rauh (RHP - WAS) vs Shawn Morimando (LHP - CLE)

A+ California League (CAL)

  • Chris Anderson (RHP - LAD) vs Chris Stratton (RHP - SF)
  • Andrew Barbosa (LHP - AZ) vs Josh Bowman (OAK)
  • TBD (SD) vs TBD (HOU)
  • Nate Smith (LHP - LAA) vs Matt Anderson (RHP - SEA)
  • Ben Alsup (RHP - COL) vs TBD (CIN)

A South Atlantic League (SAL)

  • Chase Johnson (RHP - SF) vs Rookie Davis (RHP - NYY)
  • Robert Gsellman (RHP - NYM) vs Mark Leiter (RHP - PHI)
  • Cody Kukuk (LHP - BOS) vs James Dykstra (RHP - CWS)
  • Jake Junis (RHP - KC) vs Shane Carle (RHP - PIT)
  • Cole Wiper (RHP - TEX) vs Max Garner (RHP - MIA)
  • Nick Pivetta (RHP - WAS) vs TBD (ATL)
  • Steven Brault (LHP - BAL) vs Johendi Jiminian (RHP - COL)

A Midwest League (MWL)

  • Edwin Diaz (RHP - SEA) vs Aaron Slegers (RHP - MIN)
  • Bobby Wahl (RHP - OAK) vs Clint Sharp (RHP - LAA)
  • Nick Travieso (RHP - CIN) vs Chad Green (RHP - DET)
  • Taylor Williams (RHP - MIL) vs Jimmy Reed (LHP - STL)
  • Andrew Thurman (RHP - HOU) vs Paul Blackburn (RHP - CHC)
  • Jonathan Martinez (RHP - LAD) vs Walker Weickel (RHP - SD)
  • TBD (AZ) vs TBD (TB)


  • Reds RHP Brett Marshall (60 day DL; right middle finger tendon strain) - 3/30
  • Rays 2B Tim Beckham (15 day DL; right knee) - 3/30
  • Rays SS Hak-Ju Lee (three to four weeks; left calf strain) - 3/24
  • Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon ("a couple of weeks"; right elbow discomfort) - 3/23
  • Pirates RHP Tyler Glasnow (day-to-day; tight lower back) - 3/23
  • Orioles 3B Michael Almanzar (15 day DL; left patellar tendinitis) - 3/23
  • Astros RHP Asher Wojciechowski (15 day DL; right lat strain) - 3/21
  • Twins CF Byron Buxton ("a couple of weeks"; minor left wrist sprain) - 3/16
  • Padres LF Alex Dickerson (two weeks; left ankle sprain) - 3/18
  • Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (two weeks; right shoulder inflammation) - 3/20
  • 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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