Minor League Ball Gameday: Wednesday, June 4

Chris Owings - Dustin Bradford

Welcome to the Gameday!

Hola senors and the occasional senorita. Welcome back to the one-stop shop for all the goodies when it comes to minor league baseball. Enough small talk, lets get down to it.

Game of the day honors go to Diamondbacks short stop Chris Owings. The 86th ranked prospect finished a single short of the cycle with two runs driven in and a run scored to go with his 11th double, third triple, and fourth home run. Owings is now hitting 274/316/436 in the show with a .330 wOBA, 104 wRC+, and has amassed 1.4 fWAR so far this year. He's also stolen six bases in six tries with 11 walks and 40 strike outs in 2014.

Another short stop prospect picked up a three hit game, this guy is a little more heralded though. Carlos Correa knocked his 13th double of the year, two singles, two runs scored, a run batted in, and a walk. He also stole his 15th base and made a bad throw, his seventh error of the year. Correa is now sporting a nifty .396 wOBA and 140 wRC+ out in the Cal League with a 328/399/495 slash line so far. Over his last 10 games, he has been locked in, going 17-38 with four doubles, two homers, five stolen bases, 10 runs, 13 RBI, eight walks and five punch outs. That's good for a 447/553/711 slash line and 1.264 OPS.

As long as Xander Bogaerts keeps raking, he's going to getting a whole lot of attention here. He was 2-4 with another pair of extra base hits, scoring twice with his 16th double, fifth home run, and was hit by a pitch. The Aruba native is now hitting 304/395/464 with a 140 wRC+, .380 wOBA, and 2.1 fWAR already. The fWAR is the best out of all Top 150 players in the majors, and puts him on the inside track over Jose Abreu for the AL Rookie of the Year.

The potential the Red Sox saw in Trey Ball during last year's First Year Player Draft, finally came through for a bit last night. After a seriously rough start to the year,  including making a start very ill, he turned it around with five scoreless innings for Low A Greeneville. He allowed a walk and four hits with three punch outs, one ground out, and four fly outs. His ERA plummeted to 6.84 with his first appearance without giving up a run, but he did not factor in the decision and made a throwing error. It's baby steps, but he was extremely raw coming out of high school and was aggressively placed in Low A this year.

Cardinals southpaw Marco Gonzales, another 2013 draftee, worked his way through six strong innings, allowing just one run in his first start after his first whipping of the year. He surrendered four hits and a walk with seven strike outs, six ground outs and a fly out. He did not factor in the decision either, but did get his ERA down to 2.86 with a 1.05 WHIP in AA Springfield. Combined with his time in A+ Palm Beach, Gonzales has thrown 59.2 innings with a 1.96 ERA, 8.8 K/9, 2.0 BB/9, a .228 opponents batting average and 2.24 FIP.

After skipping his turn through the rotation to limit innings, Nationals pitcher Lucas Giolito made it back to the mound and dominated for three innings, striking out five with three hits allowed and no walks. The 6'6 righty now has a stellar 2.29 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 10.4 K/9, 3.6 BB/9, and a .191 opponents batting average. His record sits at 2-0 with a 3.33 FIP, and 2.9 K/BB ratio.

Check out the rest below in the link and enjoy!

The Top 150 Prospects and Sleepers

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

Probable Starters

AAA - IL

  • Allen Webster - BOS vs Mike Montgomery - TB *****DotD*****
  • Kevin Gausman - BAL vs Joel De La Cruz - NYY
  • Mat Latos - CIN vs Greg Smith - PHI
  • Duke von Schamann - CLE vs Cody Martin - ATL
  • Kyle Lobstein - DET vs Radhames Liz - TOR
  • Deunte Heath - CWS vs Scott Diamond - MIN
  • Eric Surkamp - CWS vs Kris Johnson - MIN
  • Jay Jackson - PIT vs Josh Roenicke - WAS


AAA - PCL

  • League-wide off day


AA - EL

  • Jeff Ferrell - DET vs Henry Owens - BOS
  • Hansel Robles - NYM vs Joely Rodriguez - PIT
  • Bryan Mitchell - NYY vs Ty Blach - SF
  • Perci Garner - PHI vs Omar Poveda - WAS
  • Zach Davies - BAL vs Scott Copeland - TOR
  • TBD - CLE vs Tyler Duffey - MIN


AA - SL

  • Angel Sanchez - MIA vs Michael Lorenzen - CIN
  • Aaron Northcraft - ATL vs Mike Colla - TB
  • Justin Fitzgerald - AZ vs Raydel Sanchez - LAD
  • Mike Recchia - CWS vs Joe Gardner - CHC
  • Andy Moye - MIL vs Trevor Miller - SEA


AA - TL

  • Josh Geer - SD vs Luke Jackson - TEX
  • David Rollins - HOU vs Shawn Haviland - OAK
  • Richard Castillo - COL vs Jason Adam - KC
  • Seth Blair - STL vs Michael Roth - LAA


A+ - CAL

  • TBD - AZ vs Chris Anderson - LAD
  • Scott DeCecco - SEA vs Kendry Flores - SF
  • Mark Sappington - LAA vs Chris Devinski - HOU
  • Bryce Morrow - SD vs Ryan Carpenter - COL
  • TBD - OAK vs Daniel Wright - CIN


A+ - CAR

  • Brett Brach - WAS vs Jonathan Dziedzic - KC
  • Jason Knapp - TEX vs Greg Ross - ATL
  • Parker Bridwell - BAL vs TBD - BOS
  • JB Wendelken - CWS vs TBD - CLE


A+ - FSL

  • Jake Thompson - DET vs DJ Baxendale - MIN
  • TBD - MIA vs Rob Zastryzny - CHC
  • Leonel Santiago - TB vs Dan Camarena - NYY
  • Miguel Nunez - PHI vs Kyle Helisek - STL
  • Luis Cessa - NYM vs Taylor Cole - TOR
  • John Kuchno - PIT vs Austin Ross - MIL


A - MWL

  • Jose Flores - SEA vs Paul Blackburn - CHC
  • Aaron Slegers - MIN vs Tyler Alexander - MIL
  • Hector Hernandez - AZ vs Jeremy Gabryszwski - TOR
  • Jandel Gustave - HOU vs TBD - LAA
  • Adrian De Horta - SD vs Caleb Hamrick - CLE
  • Ismael Guillon - CIN vs Jaime Schultz - TB
  • Brandon Martinez - LAD vs Chad Green - DET
  • TBD - STL vs TBD - OAK


A - SAL


  • Hunter Harvey - BAL vs Austin Voth - WAS *****DotD*****
  • Luis Severino - NYY vs Akeem Bostick - TEX *****DotD*****
  • Domingo German - MIA vs Tyler Viza - PHI
  • Johendi Jiminian - COL vs Ricky Knapp - NYM
  • Yean Carlos Gil - ATL vs Keury Mella - SF
  • Jake Junis - KC vs Jamie Callahan - BOS
  • TBD - MIA vs Ranfi Casimiro - PHI
  • TBD - CWS vs TBD - PIT



Duels of the Day

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via wiki.teamfortress.com

June 3

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
1 (23) Taijuan Walker RHP SEA AAA 2 1 1 1 4 4 0 2 4.50 2.50 0 HBP, 28 S, 28 B, ND (0-0)
8 (-) Keyvius Sampson RHP SD AAA 4 7 8 8 4 3 7 2 6.71 1.71 2 - Jabari Blash, Logan Morrison 50 S, 36 B, L (2-5)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
3 (-) Eduardo Rodriguez LHP BAL AA 3 8 6 6 1 4 0 2 6.07 1.42 0 WP, 41 S, 24 B, L (1-3)
1 (29) Aaron Sanchez RHP TOR AA 5 5 2 2 2 7 6 0 4.10 1.47 0 50 S, 34 B, W (2-4)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Jed Bradley LHP MIL AA 4 9 6 4 3 2 6 3 9.00 3.00 0 HBP, 43 S, 31 B, L (0-1)
4 (-) Victor Sanchez RHP SEA AA 4 5 3 2 1 5 3 3 5.28 1.50 1 - Jason Rogers 55 S, 32 B, ND (1-2)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Luc Rennie RHP BAL A 4.1 9 5 5 2 2 5 5 5.53 1.70 1 - Drew Ward WP, L (2-5)
1 (25) Lucas Giolito RHP WAS A 3 3 0 0 0 5 2 1 2.29 1.10 0 ND (2-0)

June 4

RHP Allen Webster (BOS - AAA) vs LHP Mike Montgomery (TB - AAA)

RHP Hunter Harvey (BAL - A) vs RHP Austin Voth (WAS - A)

RHP Luis Severino (NYY - A) vs RHP Akeem Bostick (TEX - A)

Injuries

  • 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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