Minor League Ball Gameday: Friday, April 4

Cubs phenom and 2013 2nd overall pick, Kris Bryant. - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Opening Day is in the books. Now check to see how the Top 100 did yesterday and who toes the rubber today.

Thank whatever deIty you like, baseball is back folks. There is no greater feeling than watching your home team or favorite team start off the season. There were quite a few Top 100 prospects (according to Baseball America) that had great days and at the same time, there were a handful that came up empty. Check out how the Top 100 did the probable starters for today. A pair of California League games stand out as Julio Urias faces off against Kendry Flores and Lance McCullers goes up against Zach Eflin. The South Atlantic also has some interesting match-ups. Enjoy!

Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
1 (1) AA Byron Buxton, CF MIN - - - - - - Wrist injury
2 (2) MLB Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS 4 2 3 0 0 0
3 (3) AAA Oscar Taveras, CF STL 4 1 1 1 0 0 BB
4 (5) AAA Javier Baez, SS CHC 3 0 0 0 0 0 BB, 2 K, E
6 (7) A+ Carlos Correa, SS HOU 4 0 3 4 0 0
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
7 (8) AA Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 3 2 1 2 1 1 HR (1), SB (1), BB, K
8 (10) AAA Gregory Polanco, CF PIT





Postponed
9 (13) AA Francisco Lindor, SS CLE 5 1 2 0 0 1 SB (1), K, E (1)
10 (14) AA Addison Russell, SS OAK 5 1 3 0 0 1 2B (1), SB (1), K, E (1)
11 (17) AAA Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 4 1 1 1 0 0 BB
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
12 (18) AAA George Springer, CF HOU 5 1 2 1 0 0 2B (1), BB, 2 K, OF Assist
13 (25) MLB Nick Castellanos, 3B DET





Postponed
14 (27) AA Austin Hedges, C SD 4 0 3 1 0 0 2B (1)
15 (29) MLB Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 4 1 2 4 0 0 2B (2), 3B (1), E
16 (34) AAA Joc Pederson, CF LAD





Postponed
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
17 (35) AA Gary Sanchez, C NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
18 (36) A+ Albert Almora, CF CHC 4 0 0 0 0 0 E
19 (37) A+ Corey Seager, SS LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
20 (38) MLB Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
21 (41) AA Jorge Soler, RF CHC 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B (1)
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
22 (42) AA Rougned Odor, 2B TEX





Postponed
23 (43) MLB Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 BB, K
24 (47) A+ Raul Mondesi, SS KC 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 K
25 (48) A Clint Frazier, CF CLE - - - - - - Hamstring injury
26 (49) A Austin Meadows, CF PIT - - - - - - Hamstring injury
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
27 (50) MLB Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 4 1 2 1 0 0
28 (54) A+ Jorge Alfaro, C TEX 3 1 1 0 0 0 BB, K
29 (58) MLB Kolten Wong, 2B STL 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 BB
30 (60) A+ Joey Gallo, 3B TEX 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 K, SF, E
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 4 0 2 0 0 1 SB (2)
33 (69) AAA Christian Bethancourt, C ATL 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
34 (70) AAA Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 3 2 1 1 0 1 SB (1), 2 BB, K
35 (72) AAA Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 3 0 3 1 0 0 2 2B (2), BB
36 (73) AA Blake Swihart, C BOS 3 0 2 1 0 0 3B (1)
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
37 (74) AAA Garin Cecchini, 3B BOS 2 0 1 0 0 0 BB, K
38 (75) AA Mookie Betts, 2B BOS 4 3 4 1 1 0 HR (1)
39 (76) AA Alen Hanson, SS PIT





Postponed
40 (78) A JP Crawford, SS PHI 4 0 1 0 0 1 SB (1), BB, K, E (1)
41 (79) AAA Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 4 0 1 0 0 1 SB (1)
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, E (1)
43 (81) A Reese McGuire, C PIT





Game Susp.
44 (82) AAA Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 BB, 2 K, CS
45 (84) AA Devon Travis, 2B DET





Postponed
46 (85) A+ DJ Peterson, 3B/1B SEA 4 0 0 0 0 0 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
47 (86) A+ Rosell Herrera, SS COL 4 0 1 0 0 0 K, CS
48 (90) AA Jorge Bonifacio, RF KC





Postponed
49 (91) MLB Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 4 2 1 2 1 0 HR (1), BB, 2 K
50 (92) A Dominic Smith, 1B NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0
51 (93) AAA Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 5 2 2 0 0 0
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
52 (94) A David Dahl, CF COL 4 1 1 1 0 0 3B (1), BB, K
53 (97) A+ Nick Williams, LF TEX 5 0 1 0 0 0 2B (1), 2 K
54 (98) MLB Michael Choice, CF TEX





DNP
55 (100) AAA Arismendy Alcantara, 2B/SS CHC 5 0 1 0 0 0 2B (1)

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 - - - - - - Right shoulder injuy
4 (12) AA Jonathan Gray, RHP COL






5 (15) MLB Dylan Bundy, RHP BAL - - - - - - TJ recovery
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 - - - - - - Sore right elbow
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
11 (23) AA Kyle Zimmer, RHP KC - - - - - - Will begin 5/20
12 (24) AA Eddie Butler, RHP COL 5 3 1 1 1 5 42 S, 25 B, 5 GO, 2 FO
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 5 1 0 0 2 5 38 S, 29 B, 5 GO, 4 FO
18 (33) AA Kyle Crick, RHP SF






19 (39) A+ Mark Appel, RHP HOU






20 (40) AA Henry Owens, LHP BOS 6 0 0 0 2 9 59 S, 27 B, 4 GO, 0 FO
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
21 (44) AA Matt Wisler, RHP SD 3 6 2 2 0 4 37 S, 15 B, 2 GO, 2 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 4 4 2 2 1 4 HBP, 47 S, 26 B, 5 GO, 2 FO
28 (56) AAA Edwin Escobar, LHP SF






29 (57) A+ Lucas Sims, RHP ATL 4 5 3 3 3 3 2 WP, 2 GO, 5 FO
30 (59) AAA Mike Foltynewicz, RHP HOU 3.1 2 0 0 2 3 WP, 27 S, 24 B, 5 GO, 1 FO
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
31 (62) A Braden Shipley, RHP AZ - - - - - - Right bicep tendinitis
32 (63) MLB Erik Johnson RHP CWS






33 (64) AA Nick Kingham, RHP PIT






34 (65) AA Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP BAL 5 8 5 4 2 2 WP, 49 S, 28 B, 5 GO, 4 FO
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 4 0 0 0 5 55 S, 24 B, 3 GO, 5 FO
37 (71) AA Jesse Biddle, LHP PHI 3.1 9 4 4 2 5 HR (M. Betts), 54 S, 34 B, 2 GO, 2 FO
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 3.2 7 3 3 2 4 HR (C. Rupp), WP, 46 S, 35 B, 1 GO, 2 FO
42 (89) EST Trey Ball, LHP BOS - - - - - - Awaiting assignment
43 (95) AAA Zach Lee, RHP LAD






44 (96) AAA Jimmy Nelson, RHP MIL






45 (99) MLB James Paxton LHP SEA






Probable Starters

Note - Games are listed in each league by interestingness of pitching match-ups.

AAA - International League (IL)

  • Enny Romero (LHP - TB) vs Ervin Santana (RHP - ATL)
  • Kevin Gausman (RHP - BAL) vs Andre Rienzo (RHP - CWS)
  • Trevor Bauer (RHP - CLE) vs Casey Sadler (RHP - PIT)
  • Anthony Ranaudo (RHP - BOS) vs Barry Enright (RHP - PHI)
  • Taylor Hill (RHP - WAS) vs Chase Whitley (RHP - NYY) - POSTPONED
  • Kyle Lobstein (LHP - DET) vs Jeff Francis (LHP - CIN)
  • Buffalo (TOR) vs Rochester (MIN) - POSTPONED

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

  • Noah Syndergaard (RHP - NYM) vs Mitch Lively (RHP - SF)
  • Keyvius Sampson (RHP - SD) vs Mike Bolsinger (RHP - AZ)
  • Johnny Hellweg (RHP - MIL) vs Chris Dwyer (LHP - KC)
  • Stephen Fife (RHP - LAD) vs Blake Beavan (RHP - SEA) GAME 1
  • Matt Magill (RHP - LAD) vs Anthony Fernandez (LHP- SEA) GAME 2
  • Nick Tepesch (RHP - TEX) vs Jake Buchanan (RHP - HOU)
  • Carlos Pimentel (RHP - CHC) vs Angel Castro (RHP - STL)
  • Bryan Evans (RHP - MIA) vs TBD (COL)
  • Jose Alvarez (LHP - LAA) vs TBD (OAK)

AA - Texas League (TL)

  • Luke Jackson (RHP - TEX) vs Andy Ferguson (RHP - KC) GAME 1
  • Edwar Cabrera (LHP - TEX) vs Tim Melville (RHP - KC) GAME 2
  • Zach Petrick (RHP - STL) vs Josh Geer (RHP - SD)
  • Daniel Winkler (RHP - COL) vs David Rollins (LHP - HOU)
  • Zach Neal (RHP - OAK) vs TBD (LAA)

AA Southern League (SL)

  • Andrew Heaney (LHP - MIA) vs Drew Gagnon (RHP - MIL)
  • CJ Edwards (RHP - CHC) vs Daniel Corcino (RHP - CIN)
  • Jason Hursh (RHP - ATL) vs Andrew Chafin (LHP - AZ)
  • Dylan Floro (RHP - TB) vs Myles Jaye (RHP - CWS)
  • Stephen Landazuri (RHP - SEA) vs Duke von Schamann (RHP - LAD)

AA Eastern League (EL)

  • Clayton Blackburn (RHP - SF) vs DJ Baxendale (RHP - MIN)
  • Nick Kingham (RHP - PIT) vs Warwick Saupold (RHP - DET) - POSTPONED
  • Felipe Rivero (LHP - WAS) vs Tyler Wilson (RHP - BAL)
  • Severino Gonzalez (RHP - PHI) vs Keith Couch (RHP - BOS)
  • Deck McGuire (RHP - TOR) vs Jeremy Bleich (LHP - NYY)
  • Joseph Colon (RHP - CLE) vs TBD (NYM) - POSTPONED

A+ Florida State League (FSL)

  • Steven Matz (LHP - NYM) vs Joe Cuda (RHP - STL)
  • Ethan Stewart (LHP - PHI) vs Taylor Cole (RHP - TOR)
  • Reinaldo Lopez (RHP - TB) vs Chad Kuhl (RHP - PIT)
  • Damien Magnifico (RHP - MIL) vs Jose Rosario (RHP - CHC)
  • Josh Hodges (RHP - MIA) vs Tyler Duffey (RHP - MIN)
  • Jordan John (LHP - DET) vs TBD (NYY)

A+ Carolina League (CL)

  • Mauricio Cabrera (RHP - ATL) vs Parker Bridwell (RHP - BAL)
  • Cody Buckel (RHP - TEX) vs William Cuevas (RHP - BOS)
  • Brad Goldberg (RHP - CWS) vs Jonathan Dziedzic (LHP - KC)
  • Michael Peoples (RHP - CLE)vs Ronald Pena (RHP - WAS)

A+ California League (CAL)

  • Lance McCullers (RHP - HOU) vs Zach Eflin (RHP-SD) *****Co Match-up of the Day*****
  • Brandon Sinnery (RHP - AZ) vs Tim Atherton (RHP - OAK)
  • Julio Urias (LHP - LAD) vs Kendry Flores (RHP - SF) *****Co Match-up of the Day*****
  • Kyle McGowin (RHP - LAA) vs TBD (SEA)
  • TBD (COL) vs TBD (CIN)

A South Atlantic League (SAL)

  • Jamie Callahan (RHP - BOS) vs Tyler Danish (RHP - CWS)
  • Jarlin Garcia (LHP - MIA) vs Akeem Bostick (RHP - TEX)
  • Hunter Harvey (RHP - BAL) vs Zach Jemiola (RHP - COL)
  • Luis Severino (RHP - NYY) vs Luis Ysla (LHP - SF)
  • John Gant (RHP - NYM) vs Tyler Viza (RHP - PHI)
  • Buddy Borden (RHP - PIT) vs Luis Rico (LHP - KC) GAME 1
  • Andrew Edwards (RHP - KC) vs Shane Carle (RHP - PIT) GAME 2
  • Austin Voth (RHP - WAS) vs TBD (ATL)

A Midwest League (MWL)

  • Jonathon Crawford (RHP - DET) vs Sal Romano (RHP - CIN)
  • Jairo Labourt (LHP - TOR) vs Dace Kime (RHP - CLE)
  • Tyler Skulina (RHP - CHC) vs Kent Emanuel (LHP - HOU) - POSTPONED
  • Zachary Bird (RHP - LAD) vs Payton Baskette (LHP - SD)
  • Lou Trivino (RHP - OAK) vs Michael Clevinger (RHP - LAA)
  • Eddie Campbell (LHP - SEA) vs Randy Rosario (LHP - MIN) - POSTPONED
  • TBD (AZ) vs Jordan Harrison (LHP - TB)
  • Peoria (STL) vs Wisconsin (MIL) - POSTPONED

Injuries

  • 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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