Minor League Ball Gameday: Friday, May 30

Tim Cooney - Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Gameday!

Tim Cooney as easily the star of Thursday's action as he carried a no-hitter through 8.2 innings against the Iowa Cubs. The 139th ranked prospect and 70th best pitcher in the minors, Cooney was one out away from history when Cubs second baseman Arismendy Alcantara, the 87th ranked player, slapped an opposite field single to through the hole on the left side. With two runners on (Matt Szczur walked the at bat before) and a four run lead, Javier Baez stepped to the plate to potentially bring it within one run. Cooney got Baez swinging for his seventh strike out of the night. His final line was nine innings, one hit, zero runs, two walks and seven strike outs. He threw one wild pitch and worked five ground outs to 10 fly balls, and it only took him 101 pitches to complete the complete game shut out.

On the offensive side, Hunter Renfroe, right fielder for Lake Elsinore, the Padres A+ affiliate, was 2-4 with his 15th double and 13th home run of the year. He also struck out twice bringing his total to 66 in 213 at bats (27.3%). His season line sits at 286/360/559 with a .398 wOBA and 142 wRC+.

Red Sox short stop for now Xander Bogaerts posted another excellent day at the plate going 3-5 with a double, RBI and run scored against Atlanta. In his last 10 games, Bogaerts is on fire, going 20-48 while hitting 417/472/646 with five doubles and two home runs, and four walks to 10 strike outs. He's scored nine times with seven steaks and has been a fantastic table setter for the Sox.

Other top 150 players to at least get two hits or go yard were Kris Bryant (HR #16), George Springer (HR #10 in MLB, #13 ovr), Nick Castellanos (2-4), Maikel Franco (2-4, 2B, 3B), Corey Seager (HR #7), Jesse Winker (HR #6), DJ Peterson (2-5, 2B), Kyle Parker (2-4), Billy McKinney (2-4, 2B), Randal Grichuk (HR #10), and Michael Choice (2-4). Sleeper Alerts! Kean Wong (2-4), LeVon Washington (2-4, 2B), Trey Mancini (2-4), and Manuel Margot (2-4, 2 SB) also fit that description.

It wasn't just Tim Cooney turning in strong starts for the Top 150. Henry Owens showed his dominant side by three hitting New Britain en route to a 2-1 win. He threw seven scoreless, striking out five with just two walks, four ground outs and seven fly outs. His ERA is a tidy 2.52 now with a 1.10 WHIP in the Eastern League. Through 64.1 innings this year, Owens is sporting a 9.5 K/9, 4.2 BB/9 and a .181 opponents batting average with a 3.29 FIP.

The man the call LuJax, Luke Jackson, continued to dominate the Texas League, shutting down Tulsa with six strong innings. He gave up a pair of runs on five hits and one walk with eight punch outs. Four batters grounded out with two fly outs, picking up his sixth win of the year. His ERA sits at 2.80 with a 0.95 WHIP and 2.78 FIP. Batters are hitting just .191 off him with 9.0 K/9, 2.2 BB/9 and 4.1 K/BB on the year. A minor flag is an abnormally low .244 BABIP, but that's really it with him. His stock is definitely on the rise and the murmurs of him in Arlington are getting louder.

Justin Nicolino matched his season high in strike outs with four in seven innings. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with 12 ground outs and four fly outs. One batter (and Cameron Seitzer) took him yard, the fourth game in a row with a home run allowed, but he did pick up his fourth win of the year and lowered his ERA to 3.30, with a 1.13 WHIP. The pitch-to-contact approach he has works as he gets a hefty amount of weak contact, and he does not give away free passes. He's walking just 1.3 batters per nine but is also only striking out 3.9 per nine innings.

Check out the rest below in the header/link and be sure to be on the lookout for The Tempurpedic's being released very soon. Enjoy folks!

The Top 150 Prospects and Sleeper Alerts!

On the bottom there are tabs for the Top 150 Hitters (Top 150 H), Pitchers (Top 150 P), and Sleeper Alerts! Check it out by clicking the link/header above and a new window will pop up.

Probable Starters


  • Allen Webster - BOS vs Kevin Gausman - BAL *****DotD*****
  • Mat Latos - CIN vs Danny Salazar - CLE
  • Jose Roenicke - WAS vs Marcus Stroman - TOR
  • Cody Martin - ATL vs Kris Johnson - MIN
  • Joel De La Cruz - NYY vs Casey Sadler - PIT
  • Greg Smith - PHI vs Mike Montgomery - TB
  • TBD - CWS vs Kyle Lobstein - DET


  • John Lamb - KC vs Mike Foltynewicz - HOU
  • Kyle Hendricks - CHC vs Scott McGregor - STL GAME 1
  • TBD - CHC vs Zach Petrick - STL GAME 2
  • Anthony DeSclafani - MIA vs Miles Mikolas - TEX
  • Christian Friedrich - COL vs Ariel Pena - MIL
  • TBD - SF vs Zeke Spruill - AZ
  • Sam Demel - LAD vs Josh Lindblom - OAK
  • Giancarlo Alvarado - NYM vs Jason Lane - SD
  • TBD - LAA vs Matt Palmer - SEA


  • Brian Johnson - BOS vs Bryan Mitchell - NYY
  • Brad Meyers - WAS vs Shawn Morimando - CLE
  • Angel Cuan - NYM vs Sean Gilmartin - MIN
  • Jack Snodgrass - SF vs Tyler Wilson - BAL
  • Ryan Demmin - PHI vs Tommy Collier - DET
  • Radhames Liz - TOR vs Adrian Sampson - PIT


  • Michael Lorenzen - CIN vs Aaron Northcraft - ATL GAME 2 *****DotD*****
  • Mikey O'Brien - CIN vs Jason Hursh - ATL GAME 1
  • Cam Hobson - SEA vs Michael Lee - AZ
  • Raydel Sanchez - LAD vs Mike Recchia - CWS
  • Mike Colla - TB vs Angel Sanchez - MIA
  • Julio Rodriguez - CHC vs Andy Moye - MIL


  • Nate Smith - LAA vs John Hussey - SD
  • JC Sulbaran - KC vs Mike Hauschild - HOU
  • Ryan Bores - TEX vs Kyle Hald - STL
  • Chris Jensen - OAK vs Richard Castillo - COL

A+ - CAL

  • Chris Anderson - LAD vs TBD - HOU
  • Joe Kurrasch - SF vs Mark Sappington - LAA
  • Ryan Carpenter - COL vs TBD - OAK
  • Daniel Wright - CIN vs Scott DeCecco - SEA
  • Bryce Morrow - SD vs Jesse Darrah - AZ

A+ - CAR

  • Christian Binford - KC vs Parker Bridwell - BAL
  • DJ Brown - CLE vs Sam Wolff - TEX
  • TBD - ATL vs JB Wendelken - CWS
  • William Cuevas - BOS vs TBD - WAS

A+ - FSL

  • Jake Thompson - DET vs Scott Lyman - MIA
  • Brett Lee - MIN vs TBD - PHI
  • Silfredo Garcia - STL vs Rob Zastryzny - CHC
  • TBD - NYY vs John Kuchno - PIT
  • Ben White - TOR vs Austin Pruitt - TB
  • Austin Ross - MIL vs Matthew Koch - NYM


  • Harrison Cooney - LAA vs Alex Reyes - STL
  • Ronald Herrera - SD vs Jacob Faria - TB
  • Amir Garrett - CIN vs Buck Farmer - DET
  • Daury Torres - CHC vs Lars Huijer - SEA
  • Scott Barlow - LAD vs Jeremy Gabryszwski - TOR
  • TBD - AZ vs Mitch Brown - CLE
  • Barrett Astin - MIL vs Ethan Mildren - MIN
  • Lou Trivino - OAK vs Edison Frias - HOU


  • Johendi Jiminian - COL vs Luis Severino - NYY *****DotD*****
  • Hunter Harvey - BAL vs Ranfi Casimiro - MIA
  • Shane Carle - PIT vs Ryan Newell - MIA
  • Jake Johansen - WAS vs Robinson Leyer - CWS GAME 1
  • Akeem Bostick - TEX vs Jamie Callahan - BOS
  • Jefry Rodriguez - WAS vs Andre Wheeler - CWS GAME 2
  • Daniel Cordero - ATL vs Miller Diaz - NYM
  • Carlos Diaz - SF vs Crawford Simmons - KC

Duels of the Day


via wiki.teamfortress.com

May 29

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Jonathan Dziedzic LHP KC A+ 4.1 7 5 5 0 4 6 3 2.94 1.19 0 49 S, 25 B, L (5-3)
- Adam Plutko RHP CLE A+ 6 7 4 4 1 6 3 6 6.00 1.33 1 - Cody Stubbs 58 S, 31 B, W (1-0), A+ Debut
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
16 (-) Ismael Guillon LHP CIN A 7 6 2 2 2 7 4 7 2.87 0.99 1 - Willy Adames 64 S, 28 B, ND (3-0)
3 (-) Jonathon Crawford RHP DET A 6 5 2 2 2 3 10 2 2.27 1.05 1 - Joe Hudson PO, 52 S, 33 B, ND (2-1)

The Simon Mercedes/Sam Wolff matchup was cancelled due to some bad weather rolling through, and Adam Plutko replaced Shawn Morimando for Carolina, making his Carolina League debut.

May 30

RHP Allen Webster (BOS - AAA) vs RHP Kevin Gausman (BAL - AAA)

RHP Michael Lorenzen (CIN - AA) vs RHP Aaron Northcraft (ATL - AA)

RHP Johendi Jiminian (COL - A) vs RHP Luis Severino (NYY - A)


  • Royals RHP Kyle Zimmer (7 day DL; right latissimus dorsi strain) - 5/26
  • Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard (7 day DL; right elbow flexor pronator strain) - 5/25
  • Rockies SS Trevor Story (7 day DL; left pinky laceration) - 5/24
  • Dodgers 2B Alex Guerrero (7 day DL; Mike Tyson'd) - 5/20
  • White Sox 1B Jose Abreu (15 day DL; left ankle tendinitis) - 5/17
  • Cubs RF Jorge Soler (7 day DL; hamstring tightness) - 5/15
  • Astros RHP Vince Velasquez (7 day DL; groin injury) - 5/11
  • Twins CF Byron Buxton (7 day DL; left wrist sprain) - 5/9
  • Tigers RHP Jeff Thompson (7 day DL; right shoulder tendinitis) - 5/2
  • Diamondbacks RHP Archie Bradley (7 day DL; minor right elbow flexor strain) - 4/29
  • Cubs RHP CJ Edwards (7 day DL; right shoulder tightness) - 4/24
  • Pirates RHP Luis Heredia (7 day DL; right shoulder discomfort) - 4/12
  • Mariners LHP James Paxton (15 day DL; left lat strain) - 4/8
  • Athletics SS Addison Russell (7 day DL; torn right hamstring) - 4/6
  • Pirates CF Austin Meadows (7 day DL; right hamstring strain) - 4/3
  • Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (60 day DL; TJS recovery) - 4/3
  • Rays RHP Taylor Guerrieri (7 day DL; TJS recovery) - 4/3
  • Padres LHP Max Fried (7 day DL; left forearm soreness) - 4/3
  • Nationals LHP Matt Purke (season; left elbow - TJS) - 5/28
  • 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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