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Minor League Ball Gameday: Monday, March 17

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Stats, injury updates and roster moves from Sunday's action

Steven Souza
Steven Souza
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon and Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone. Green beers for all!! The best showing of the day from a Top 100 player came from a Cubs middle infielder, but not the one most think of. Arismendy Alcantara was 3-3 yesterday with a solo home run and a pair of singles. Not to be outdone, Billy Hamilton swiped two more bases to give him nine on the spring as part of a 2-4 game with an RBI and run scored. Gary Sanchez of the Yankees also wend yard, hitting a pinch hit, two run bomb against the Marlins.

Aaron Sanchez was on point through four innings against Baltimore, not allowing any runs on five hits, a walk, hit batter, and three strike outs. He really carried over his success against the Canadian Jr. National team last time out. Top ranked pitcher Masahiro Tanaka toed the rubber yesterday as well, really showcasing that unhittable splitter over 4.1 innings vs. the Braves. He struck out six, walked two and gave up a run on three hits. Red Six starter Allen Webster was the only other Top 100 pitcher to go at least four frames. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, three walks, and three strike outs.

The best performance of the day was from Nationals outfielder Steven Souza. Souza went on a rampage against the Astros, going 3-3 with a walk and three extra base hites, including a pair of home runs and a triple. Cubs first baseman Dan Vogelbach put his weight behind one as well, sending his first home run of the spring into the stands. Other players to go yikkety include Ronald Guzman (1B-TEX), Zach Lutz (1B-NYM), Tyler Smith (SS-SEA
), Cory Vaughn (OF-NYM), and Deven Marrero (SS-BOS). Keep an eye out on Smith who has looked very good this spring.

There was not a lot of action from pitching prospects yesterday with the most intriguing line from Mariners southpaw Roenis Elias. He allowed only one run in five innings with two hits and two walks allowed with two strike outs. As a matter of fact, the best pitching lines came from lefties all day. Sammy Solis of the Nationals threw two perfect frames with just a walk allowed, and Adam Wilk of the Pirates threw three innings of scoreless baseball with just two hits, no walks or runs allowed and struck out two.

The Top 100

Position Players

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
4 (5) Javier Baez, SS CHC 3 0 1 0 0 0 K
6 (7) Carlos Correa, SS HOU 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B, K
7 (8) Kris Bryant, 3B CHC 3 0 0 0 0 0 HBP, K
9 (13) Francisco Lindor, SS CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 BB, E
11 (17) Maikel Franco, 3B PHI 3 0 1 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
12 (18) George Springer, CF HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 BB, K
13 (25) Nick Castellanos, 3B DET 3 0 0 0 0 0
16 (34) Joc Pederson, CF LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0
17 (35) Gary Sanchez, C NYY 1 1 1 2 1 0 HR (2)
18 (36) Albert Almora, CF CHC 2 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
20 (38) Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 K
23 (43) Billy Hamilton, CF CIN 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 SB (9)
27 (50) Jackie Bradley, CF BOS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2B, HBP, K, PO
29 (58) Kolten Wong, 2B STL 2 0 1 1 0 0 BB, K, CS
31 (61) Colin Moran, 3B MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
32 (66) Chris Owings, SS AZ 1 0 0 1 0 0
33 (69) Christian Bethancourt, C ATL 3 0 0 0 0 0
34 (70) Stephen Piscotty, RF STL 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 BB
41 (79) Jake Marisnick, CF MIA 2 0 0 0 0 0 BB, K
44 (82) Jonathan Singleton, 1B HOU 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
49 (91) Marcus Semien, 2B CWS 3 1 2 0 0 0 BB, PO
53 (97) Nick Williams, LF TEX 2 0 1 0 0 0
55 (100) Arismendy Alcantara, 2B/SS CHC 3 1 3 1 1 0 HR (1)

Pitchers

Rank (Ovr) Name, Pos Team IP H R ER BB K Notes
1 (4) Masahiro Tanaka, RHP NYY 4.1 3 1 1 2 6
17 (32) Aaron Sanchez, RHP TOR 4 5 0 0 1 3 HBP
36 (68) Rafael Montero, RHP NYM 2.2 4 2 2 1 1 HR (D. Vogelbach), Balk
41 (88) Allen Webster, RHP BOS 4 3 3 2 3 3

Standout Performances

Position Players

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN - 1 0 1 0 0 0 2B
Viosergy Rosa, 1B MIA - 3 0 1 0 0 0
Jonathan Schoop, SS BAL 5 4 0 1 0 0 0
Henry Urrutia, RF BAL 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 2B, K
Ramon Flores, LF NYY - 3 2 2 1 0 0
Ben Gamel, LF NYY - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Mason Williams, CF NYY 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 SF
Tommy La Stella, 2B ATL 9 3 1 1 1 0 0 2B, BB
Deven Marrero, SS BOS - 3 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1), 2 K
Sean Coyle, 2B BOS - 1 0 1 1 0 0 2B

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Randal Grichuk, LF STL 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 2B, BB
Cory Vaughn, LF NYM - 4 1 3 4 1 0 HR (1), HBP
Matt den Dekker, CF NYM - 5 1 1 1 0 0 K, OF assist
Travis Taijeron, RF NYM - 2 1 2 0 0 0 2B
Matt Reynolds, SS NYM - 2 0 2 2 0 0
Tony Sanchez, C PIT - 3 0 1 1 0 0 K, CS
Delino DeShields, CF HOU - 2 0 1 0 0 1 SB (2)
Japhet Amador, 1B HOU - 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 K
Adonis Garcia, RF NYY - 2 0 1 0 0 0
Zoilo Almonte, LF NYY - 2 0 2 0 0 0 OF assist

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Yangervis Solarte, 2B/SS NYY - 5 0 3 2 0 0 E
Kevin Plawecki, C NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 BB
Zach Lutz, 1B NYM - 4 1 2 1 1 0 HR (3)
Wilmer Flores, 2B NYM - 3 0 1 0 0 0 BB
Dan Vogelbach, 1B CHC 9 4 1 2 1 1 0 HR (1)
Ronald Guzman, 1B TEX 10 2 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1), K
Keenyn Walker, RF CWS - 2 1 1 1 0 0 K
Micah Johnson, 2B CWS 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 K, E
Carlos Villanueva, 3B CHC - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Brett Jackson, RF TEX - 4 0 1 0 0 0 2B, 2 K

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank AB R H RBI HR SB Notes
Juan Perez, LF SF - 2 1 1 0 0 0 3B, K
Tyler Naquin, CF CLE 4 3 0 1 0 0 1 SB (1), 2 K
Tim Wheeler, RF COL - 2 1 1 0 0 0 2B, K
Billy McKinney, RF OAK 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Matt Long, CF LAA - 0 1 0 0 0 1 SB (2), BB
Abraham Almonte, CF SEA - 3 0 1 0 0 0
Tyler Smith, SS SEA - 1 1 1 1 1 0 HR (1)
Steven Souza, RF WAS 8 3 2 3 3 2 0 2 HR (3), 3B, BB
Brian Goodwin, CF WAS 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 3B



Pitchers

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Brian Flynn, LHP MIA 6 3 5 2 2 1 3 WP
Dellin Betances, RHP NYY - 1 1 1 1 1 1 HBP
John Cornely, RHP ATL - 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sammy Solis, LHP WAS 5 2 0 0 0 1 0
Bruce Rondon, RHP DET 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
Vic Black, RHP NYM - 1 3 1 1 1 0
Adam Wilk, LHP PIT - 3 2 0 0 0 2
Adam Conley, LHP MIA 8 1 4 4 4 1 0
Cesar Cabral, LHP NYY - 1 0 0 0 0 1
Arodys Vizcaino, RHP CHC 10 1 2 0 0 1 0

Name, Pos Team Top 10 Rank IP H R ER BB K Notes
Heath Hembree, RHP SF 7 1 0 0 0 0 2
Chris Withrow, RHP LAD 6 1 2 1 1 0 0
Nolan Sanburn, RHP OAK 10 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Roenis Elias, LHP SEA - 5 2 1 1 2 2

Injuries

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

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

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

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

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

Optioned to the Minors

Minnesota Twins -

C Eric Fryer (AAA)
LHP Kris Johnson (AAA)
SS Danny Santana (AAA)

Toronto Blue Jays -

RHP Kyle Drabek (AAA)
RHP Chad Jenkins (AAA)
LHP Sean Nolin (AAA)

San Diego Padres -

RHP Burch Smith (AAA)

Houston Astros -

RHP Jose Cisnero (AAA)
RHP Chia-Jen Lo (AAA)
RHP Collin McHugh (AAA)
LHP Rudy Owens (AAA)

New York Yankees -

LHP Manny Banuelos (A+)

Los Angeles Dodgers -

SS Errisbel Arruebarrena (AA)

Arizona Diamondbacks -

RHP Joe Paterson (AAA)