Minor League Ball Gameday: Saturday, April 5

New York's $175M man, Masahiro Tanaka - Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

A rundown of the performances from the top prospects in baseball along with probable starters for the day ahead.

Hey everyone. welcome back to the Gameday thread. I love the action we're getting in the comments and the participation of the community. Don't forget to check out John's Top 20 Detroit Tigers prospect list he just released. More studs were at work yesterday, with "top" pitching prospect Masahiro Tanaka going seven strong innings against Toronto. As always, we have the probable starters after the Top 100, including our new Duel of the Day feature. This will highlight the top pitching duel of the day with the results the next day.

I mentioned this late in yesterday's Gameday, but how would y'all feel about a weekly video highlighting the top performances from the prior week as well as the top 10 or 15 prospects? Just as a test, I made a video last night (keep in mind it was around 3 AM). Check it out here and let me know what you guys think. Now, on to the good stuff that we all keep coming back for.

The Top 100

Position Players

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 0 0 0 0 0 E (1 – F)
3 (3) AAA Oscar Taveras, CF STL 5 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1), 3 K
4 (5) AAA Javier Baez, SS CHC 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K, E (2 – F)
6 (7) A+ Carlos Correa, SS HOU 2 0 0 1 0 0 BB, SF, E (1 – T)
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
7 (8) AA Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 4 1 1 1 1 0 HR (2), 2 K
8 (10) AAA Gregory Polanco, CF PIT 3 0 0 1 0 0 BB, K, OF Assist (Home)
9 (13) AA Francisco Lindor, SS CLE





PPD – Bad Weather
10 (14) AA Addison Russell, SS OAK 2 1 2 2 1 0 HR (1), CS (3B), left game after CS
11 (17) AAA Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
12 (18) AAA George Springer, CF HOU 4 0 1 0 0 0 K
13 (25) MLB Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 3 1 2 1 0 0 2B (1), HBP
14 (27) AA Austin Hedges, C SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
15 (29) MLB Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 4 0 0 1 0 0 SF, 2 K
16 (34) AAA Joc Pederson, CF LAD 6 2 1 1 1 2 Double header – HR (1), 2 SB (2), BB, K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
17 (35) AA Gary Sanchez, C NYY 5 1 1 0 0 0 2B (1), K
18 (36) A+ Albert Almora, CF CHC 5 0 0 0 0 0
19 (37) A+ Corey Seager, SS LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 K
20 (38) MLB Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 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 7 1 0 0 0 1 Double header – SB (1), BB, K
23 (43) MLB Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 CS
24 (47) A+ Raul Mondesi, SS KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 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 - - - - - - DNP
28 (54) A+ Jorge Alfaro, C TEX 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 K, PB (1)
29 (58) MLB Kolten Wong, 2B STL 4 0 1 0 0 0 K
30 (60) A+ Joey Gallo, 3B TEX 4 0 1 0 0 0 K, CS
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 1 0 0 0 K, E (1 – F)
33 (69) AAA Christian Bethancourt, C ATL





DNP
34 (70) AAA Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 4 1 1 0 0 0 K
35 (72) AAA Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 K
36 (73) AA Blake Swihart, C BOS 4 0 1 1 0 0 2/2 CS
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
37 (74) AAA Garin Cecchini, 3B BOS 4 1 1 2 0 0 2B (1), K
38 (75) AA Mookie Betts, 2B BOS 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 2B (2), CS
39 (76) AA Alen Hanson, SS PIT





PPD – Bad Weather
40 (78) A JP Crawford, SS PHI 4 0 1 0 0 0
41 (79) AAA Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 4 0 0 0 0 0 K, OF Assist (2B)
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
42 (80) A+ Hunter Renfroe, RF SD 4 1 2 3 1 0 HR (1), 2B (1), BB, K
43 (81) A Reese McGuire, C PIT






44 (82) AAA Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 K
45 (84) AA Devon Travis, 2B DET





PPD – Bad Weather
46 (85) A+ DJ Peterson, 3B/1B SEA 4 1 2 2 1 0 HR (1), 2 K
Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
47 (86) A+ Rosell Herrera, SS COL 5 0 2 2 0 0 K
48 (90) AA Jorge Bonifacio, RF KC 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 BB, 3 K
49 (91) MLB Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2B (1), BB, 2 K
50 (92) A Dominic Smith, 1B NYM 4 2 2 0 0 0
51 (93) AAA Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 5 1 1 1 0 0
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 0
53 (97) A+ Nick Williams, LF TEX 4 0 1 0 0 0
54 (98) MLB Michael Choice, CF TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0
55 (100) AAA Arismendy Alcantara, 2B/SS CHC 1 0 0 0 0 0 Pinch Hit

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
1 (4) MLB Masahiro Tanaka, RHP NYY 7 6 3 2 0 8 HR (Melky Cabrera), 65 S, 32 B, 8 GO, 2 FO, W (1-0)
2 (9) AAA Archie Bradley, RHP AZ





Next start – Sunday 4/6 at 4:00 PM
3 (11) MLB Taijuan Walker, RHP SEA 4.1 4 2 1 1 7 Rehab – 2 GO, 4 FO
4 (12) AA Jonathan Gray, RHP COL





Next start – Saturday, 4/5 at 8:05 PM
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 6 6 2 2 1 5 51 S, 25 B, 8 GO, 1 FO, W (1-0)
7 (19) AA Robert Stephenson, RHP CIN





Next start – Saturday, 4/5 at 7:30 PM
8 (20) AAA Kevin Gausman, RHP BAL 4.2 3 0 0 2 6 44 S, 27 B, 4 GO, 2 FO
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






13 (26) MLB Yordano Ventura, RHP KC






14 (28) AA CJ Edwards, RHP CHC 4 1 0 0 1 4 38 S, 25 B, 5 GO, 3 FO
15 (30) AA Andrew Heaney, LHP MIA 5.1 10 3 3 1 3 HR (Jason Rogers), WP, 59 S, 23 B, 7 GO, 4 FO
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






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 4 1 0 0 4 5 4 GO, 1 FO
25 (52) A Kohl Stewart, RHP MIN





PPD – Cold
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 - - - - - - Right bicep tendinitis
32 (63) MLB Erik Johnson RHP CWS 4.2 10 7 7 3 2 WP, HBP, 55 S, 43 B, 5 GO, 5 FO
33 (64) AA Nick Kingham, RHP PIT





PPD – Bad Weather
34 (65) AA Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP BAL






35 (67) MLB Jake Odorizzi, RHP TB 6 3 0 0 3 4 57 S, 38 B, 6 GO, 1 FO
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






38 (77) A+ Lance McCullers, RHP HOU 4 3 2 2 2 7 2 HR (CF Alberth Martinez, DH Luis Domoromo) 2 GO, 2 FO, L (0-1)
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






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






Duel of the Day

Org Rank BA (JS) Level Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
5 (5) A+ Lance McCullers, RHP HOU 4 3 2 2 2 7 2 HR (CF Alberth Martinez, DH Luis Domoromo) 2 GO, 2 FO, L (0-1)
14 (15) A+ Zach Eflin, RHP SD 6 2 1 1 3 2 HBP, W (1-0)

Probable Starters

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

AAA - International League (IL)

  • Tim Crabbe (RHP - CIN) vs Drew VerHagen (RHP -DET)
  • Daniel Rodriguez (LHP - ATL) vs Matt Andriese (RHP - TB)
  • Sean O'Sullivan (RHP - PHI) vs Rubby De La Rosa (RHP - BOS)
  • Brandon Cumpton (RHP - PIT) vs Josh Tomlin (RHP - CLE) GAME 1
  • Eric Surkamp (LHP - CWS) vs Steve Johnson (RHP - BAL)
  • TBD (PIT) vs Brett Brach (RHP - CLE) GAME 2
  • Scranton/WB (NYY) vs Syracuse (WAS) Double Header PPD
  • Buffalo (TOR) vs Rochester (MIN) PPD

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

  • Tim Cooney (LHP - STL) vs Kyle Hendricks(RHP - CHC)
  • Edwin Escobar (LHP - SF) vs Jacob deGrom (RHP - NYM)
  • Jimmy Nelson (RHP - MIL) vs John Lamb (LHP - KC) GAME 1
  • Tyler Matzek (LHP - COL) vs Adam Conley (LHP - MIA)
  • Zach Lee (RHP - LAD) vs Chance Ruffin (RHP - SEA)
  • Nick Tropeano (RHP - HOU) vs Scott Baker (RHP - TEX)
  • Brad Mills (MIL) vs Justin Marks (LHP - KC) GAME 2
  • Joe Blanton (RHP - OAK) vs Joe Martinez (RHP - LAA)
  • Jason Lane (LHP - SD) vs Charles Brewer (RHP - AZ)

AA - Texas League (TL)

  • Luis Cruz (LHP - HOU) vs Jon Gray (RHP - COL)
  • Greg Billo (RHP - KC) vs Alec Asher (RHP - TEX)
  • Devin Jones (RHP - SD) vs Seth Blair (RHP - STL)
  • TBD (LAA) vs Tanner Peters (RHP - OAK)

AA Southern League (SL)

  • TBD (CHC) vs Robert Stephenson (RHP - CIN)
  • Cam Hobson (LHP - SEA) vs Chris Reed (LHP - LAD)
  • Taylor Jungmann (RHP - MIL) vs Angel Sanchez (RHP - MIA)
  • Scott Snodgress (LHP - CWS) vs Jared Mortensen (RHP - TB)
  • Michael Lee (RHP - AZ) vs Williams Perez RHP - ATL)

AA Eastern League (EL)

  • Adalberto Mejia (LHP - SF) vs Taylor Rogers (LHP - MIN)
  • Robert Gilliam (RHP - WAS) vs Tim Berry (LHP - BAL)
  • Joseph Colon (RHP - CLE) vs Rainy Lara (RHP - NYM) GAME 1
  • Miguel Pena (LHP - BOS) vs Hoby Milner (LHP - PHI)
  • Warwick Saupold (RHP - DET) vs Adrian Sampson (RHP - PIT) GAME 1
  • Austin Bibens-Dirkx (RHP - TOR) vs Zach Nuding (RHP - NYY)
  • Will Roberts (RHP - CLE) vs Tyler Pill (RHP - NYM) GAME 2
  • Kyle Ryan (LHP - DET) vs AJ Morris (RHP - PIT) GAME 2

A+ Florida State League (FSL)

  • TBD (NYY) vs Jake Thompson (RHP - DET)
  • Michael Fulmer (RHP - NYM) vs Kyle Hald  (LHP - STL)
  • Jeff Ames (RHP - TB) vs John Kuchno (RHP - PIT)
  • Tayler Scott (RHP - CHC) vs Jed Bradley (LHP - MIL)
  • Jon Prosinski (RHP - PHI) vs TBD (TOR)
  • Jake Esch (RHP - MIA) vs Brett Lee (LHP - MIN)

A+ Carolina League (CL)

  • Luis Diaz (RHP - BOS) vs Chi Chi Gonzalez (RHP - TEX)
  • Matt Taylor (LHP - BAL) vs Wes Parsons (RHP - ATL)
  • Christian Binford (RHP - KC) vs Tony Bucciferro (RHP - CWS)
  • Brett Mooneyham (LHP - WAS) vs Ryan Merritt (LHP - CLE)

A+ California League (CAL)

  • Joan Gregorio (RHP - SF) vs Lindsey Caughel (RHP - LAD)
  • Colin Rea (RHP - SD) vs Josh Hader (LHP - HOU)
  • Ryan Crowley (LHP - LAA) vs Tyler Pike (LHP - SEA)
  • Andrew Brown (RHP - COL) vs Mike Dennhardt (RHP - CIN)
  • Manny Correa (RHP - OAK) vs Spencer Arroyo (LHP - AZ)

A South Atlantic League (SAL)

  • Cody Dickson (LHP - PIT) vs Matt Tenuta (LHP - KC)
  • Giovanny Gallegos (RHP - NYY) vs Keury Mella (RHP - SF)
  • David Ledbetter (RHP - TEX) vs Ryan Newell (RHP - MIA)
  • TBD (ATL) vs Lucas Giolito (RHP - WAS)
  • Pat Light (RHP - BOS) vs Robinson Leyer (RHP - CWS)
  • Alejandro Arteaga (RHP - PHI) vs Chris Flexen (RHP - NYM)
  • Mitch Horacek (LHP - BAL) vs Antonio Senzatella (RHP - COL)

A Midwest League (MWL)

  • Chase De Jong (RHP - TOR) vs Caleb Hamrick (RHP - CLE) GAME 1
  • Silfredo Garcia (RHP - STL) vs Barrett Astin (RHP - MIL)
  • Michael Clevinger (RHP - LAA) vs Lou Trivino (RHP - OAK) GAME 1
  • Eddie Campbell (LHP - SEA) vs Randy Rosario (LHP - MIN) GAME 1
  • Jeremy Gabryszwski (RHP - TOR) vs Jordan Milbrath (RHP - CLE) GAME 2
  • Tyler Skulina (RHP - CHC) vs Kent Emanuel (LHP - HOU)GAME 1
  • James Campbell (RHP - LAD) vs Pete Kelich (RHP - SD)
  • Carlos Misell (RHP - SEA) vs RyanEades (RHP - MIN) GAME 2
  • TBD (LAA) vs Kyle Finnegan (RHP - OAK) GAME 2
  • Buck Farmer (RHP - DET) vs Ismael Guillon (LHP - CIN)
  • Daury Torrez (RHP - CHC) vs Michael Feliz (LHP - HOU GAME 2
  • TBD (AZ) vs Chris Kirsch (LHP - TB)

Injuries

  • Cubs RF Jorge Soler (7 day DL; leg injury) - 4/4
  • Rays 2B Tim Beckham (season; torn right ACL) - 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
  • 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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