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Minor League Ball Gameday, April 28

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Jesus Montero and Nick Franklin
Jesus Montero and Nick Franklin

Good afternoon prospect watchers. Here is your daily gameday thread. The introductory section will get longer with the different categories restored starting tomorrow.

***Yesterday's Minor League Ball Gameday thread has the typical highlights.

***Tomorrow's Prospect of the Day will be Matt Magill of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies will be Prospect of the Day on Tuesday.

***Minnesota Twins prospect Kyle Gibson threw 6.2 solid innings for Triple-A Rochester yesterday, giving up two hits and two walks for zero runs, fanning seven. He now has a 3.33 ERA with a 26/9 K/BB in 27 innings.

***Boston Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo looks like his old Louisiana State University self right now, fanning nine in six shutout innings yesterday for Double-A Portland, allowing just two hits. He now has a 0.83 ERA with a 26/5 K/BB in 22 innings.

***Seattle Mariners infield prospect Nick Franklin went 1-for-3 with two walks for Triple-A Tacoma, raising his season line to .385/.508/.577 with 12 walks and seven strikeouts in 52 at-bats.

***Houston Astros prospect Nolan Fontana went 0-for-4 for High-A Lancaster, but is still hitting a robust .367/.519/.570 on the season. As an experienced college hitter with good plate discipline, he should be expected to do well in the California League, so don't go rating him as a future star just yet. Let's see how he holds up in Double-A.

***Mariners outfield prospect Abraham Almonte hit for the cycle yesterday for Double-A Jackson.

***Today's slate of minor league games.