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Minor League Ball Gameday: Friday, March 14

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News and stats from the deserts of Arizona and sunny Florida.

Carlos Correa
Carlos Correa
Kevin C. Cox

Good afternoon folks. A lot of the top prospects were in action yesterday so lets get right to the action. Astros short stop Carlos Correa went apeshit, blasting home runs in the second and eighth innings with three RBI against Toronto. Jon Singleton added one of his own of the solo variety to go with a pair of walks and strike outs. Center fielder Jake Marisnick of the Marlins went 2-5 against Detroit, knocking a double and stealing his second bag of the Spring.

Five of the top 15 pitchers (and 30 overall players) each went at least two innings. Only southpaw Andrew Heaney of the Marlins made it unscathed, throwing three scoreless frames with one hit and one walk allowed, to go with a strike out and a wild pitch. O's righty Kevin Gausman made it through two innings with one hit, walk, and run allowed with a wild pitch. Noah Syndergaard was impressive despite allowing three runs in 3.2 innings. He allowed two hits and two walks with five punch outs.

Outside the Top 100, Andrew Susac of the Giants and Tim Wheeler of the Rockies went yard each. Susac in particular was on point last night, reaching base in all four plate appearances with two walks, the home run, a single, run scored and two RBI. Micah Johnson of the Pale Hose knocked in three in a 2-3 appearance. Twinkies short stop prospect Danny Santana was 1-3 with a walk, double, his second steal and he made an error.

Brandon Workman and Red Patterson, of the Red Sox and Dodgers respectively, each took care of three-plus innings of work without allowing a run. Workman allowed a pair of hits with three punch outs in three frames, and Patterson struck out one with only one hit allowed in 3.1 innings. Brewers Rule 5 pick Wei-Chung Wang has been impressive this spring, throwing a scoreless inning with one hit allowed yesterday. This spring he has not allowed a walk or earned run in six innings. He's struck out four with five hits allowed.

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
2 (2) Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS 2 1 0 0 0 0 BB
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 5 2 2 3 2 0 2 HR (2), K
8 (10) Gregory Polanco, CF PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 (17) Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 2 2 1 0 0 0 2B, BB, K

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
14 (27) Austin Hedges, C SD 2 0 1 0 0 0
15 (29) Jose Abreu, 1B CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0
17 (35) Gary Sanchez, C NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 BB

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 4 1 0 0 0 0 K
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 1 1 1 0 0 0 BB
34 (70) Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 3 1 0 0 0 0
35 (72) Matt Davidson, 3B CWS 3 0 2 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
41 (79) Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 5 1 2 2 0 1 SB (2), 2B
44 (82) Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1), 2 BB, 2 K
45 (84) Devon Travis, 2B DET 2 0 0 0 0 0
49 (91) Marcus Semien, SS CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0
51 (93) Taylor Lindsey, 2B LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0
54 (98) Michael Choice, CF TEX 2 1 1 0 0 0 K

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
2 (9) Archie Bradley, RHP AZ 2 5 4 4 2 1
4 (12) Jonathan Gray, RHP COL 2.2 5 3 3 1 1
6 (16) Noah Syndergaard, RHP NYM 3.2 2 3 3 2 5
8 (20) Kevin Gausman, RHP BAL 2 1 1 1 1 0 WP
15 (30) Andrew Heaney, LHP MIA 3 1 0 0 1 1 WP
36 (68) Rafael Montero, RHP NYM 0.1 0 0 0 0 0

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Randal Grichuk, RF STL - 2 1 1 0 0 0 K
Xavier Scruggs, 1B STL - 2 1 1 3 0 0 2B
James Ramsey, CF STL 8 1 0 0 1 0 0
Todd Cunningham, CF ATL - 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 K, E
Zoilo Almonte, RF NYY - 3 1 2 0 0 0 2B
Adonis Garcia, RF NYY - 1 0 1 1 0 0
Henry Urrutia, LF BAL 7 4 0 2 0 0 0 2B, K
Dariel Alvarez, RF BAL - 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN - 3 0 1 1 0 0
Danny Santana, SS MIN 9 3 0 1 0 0 1 SB (2), 2B, BB, E

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Deven Marrero, SS BOS - 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Kevin Pillar, LF TOR - 1 0 1 0 0 0 HBP
Japhet Amador, 1B HOU - 2 0 1 0 0 0
Nolan Fontana, 2B HOU - 2 0 1 0 0 0 3B, K
Daniel Fields, CF DET - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Eury Perez, CF WAS - 2 0 1 0 0 0 K, E
Steven Souza, RF WAS - 2 1 0 0 0 0 BB, K
Zach Walters, 3B WAS - 3 0 1 0 0 0 K
Matt den Dekker, CF NYM - 3 1 1 0 0 0 BB, 2 K
Tommy Joseph, C PHI - 1 0 1 2 0 0 2B

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Tony Sanchez, C PIT - 3 1 1 0 0 0 K
Micah Johnson, 2B CWS 6 3 0 2 3 0 0
Neftali Soto, 1B CIN - 2 1 1 0 0 0 K
Tucker Barnhart, C CIN 10 2 1 2 1 0 0 2B
Christian Colon, SS KC - 1 1 1 0 0 0 E
Alex Dickerson, RF SD - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Cory Spangenberg, 2B SD - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Rudy Flores, 1B AZ - 1 1 1 0 0 0 2B
Nick Ahmed, 2B AZ - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Jack Reinheimer, 2B SEA - 1 0 1 0 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Roger Kieschnick, LF SF - 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 K
Andrew Susac, C SF - 2 1 2 2 1 0 HR (1), 2 BB, CS
Billy McKinney, CF OAK 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Tim Wheeler, RF COL - 3 1 1 2 1 0 HR (1)

Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Cesar Cabral, LHP NYY - 1 1 0 0 1 3
Michael Tonkin, RHP MIN - 1 1 0 0 1 1
Brandon Workman, RHP BOS 8 3 2 0 0 0 3
Adam Conley, LHP MIA 8 1 2 0 0 0 2 HBP
Jake deGrom, RHP NYM 10 1.1 2 1 1 2 1 HR (B. Peterson)
Ken Giles, RHP PHI - 1.1 1 0 0 0 1
Bryan Mitchell, RHP NYY - 1 0 0 0 0 2
Mike Montgomery, RHP NYY - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Red Patterson, RHP LAD - 3.1 1 0 0 0 1
Jumbo Diaz, RHP CIN - 1 0 0 0 0 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Burch Smith, RHP SD 8 2 6 5 3 1 1
Donn Roach, RHP SD - 1 2 1 1 0 0 WP
Wei-Chung Wang, LHP MIL - 1 1 0 0 0 0
Derek Law, RHP SF - 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Daniel Winkler, RHP COL - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0

Injuries

- Athletics SS Addison Russell (one week; right hamstring strain)

- Dodgers RHP Ross Stripling (season; right elbow - Tommy John surgery)

Cardinals CF Oscar Taveras (day-to-day; right hamstring tightness)

- Cardinals LHP Marco Gonzales (one month; left forearm tightness)

Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (day-to-day; right shoulder inflammation)

Twins 3B Miguel Sano (season; right elbow - Tommy John surgery)

Optioned to the Minors

Colorado Rockies -

LHP Jayson Aquino (A+)
SS Rosell Herrera (A+)

Detroit Tigers -

SS Ramon Cabrera (AA)
LHP Casey Crosby (AAA)
RHP Melvin Mercedes (AAA)
RHP Jose Valdez (AA)

San Francisco Giants -

CF Gary Brown (AAA)
LHP Jose De Paula (AAA)
3B Adam Duvall (AAA)
RHP Kendry Flores (A+)
LHP Mike Kickham (AAA)
RHP Hunter Strickland (A+)

Boston Red Sox -

RF Bryce Brentz (AAA)
3B Garin Cecchini (AAA)
LF Alex Hassan (AAA)
RHP Anthony Ranaudo (AAA)
RHP Alex Wilson (AAA)

Washington Nationals -

LHP Matt Purke (AA)
CF Michael Taylor (AA)

San Diego Padres -

RF Rymer Liriano (AA)
RHP Keyvius Samson (AAA)

St. Louis Cardinals -

RHP Eric Fornataro (AAA)
C Audry Perez (AAA)
CF Oscar Taveras (AAA)

Colorado Rockies -

RHP Raul Fernandez (A+)
LHP Kraig Sitton (AA)

New York Yankees -

RHP Bryan Mitchell (AAA)
RHP Jose Campos (A+)