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Minor League Ball Gameday - Saturday, April 11

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Twins middle infielder Jorge Polanco had a terrific all around day Friday.
Twins middle infielder Jorge Polanco had a terrific all around day Friday.
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Good morning/afternoon/day/night everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday thread. This is the only place on the interwebs to find stats for the best players in the minors, the schedule for the upcoming slate of games, and our running injury list to keep tabs on the guys on the mend. For the next few days I will kick off the Gameday with a quick explanation of the all-important spreadsheet that accompanies the thread.

For those of you who were not around last year or just want a quick refresher, here's a quick breakdown of the Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's spreadsheet. On the bottom of the spreadsheet there are seven tabs. The first tab is the current days schedule, probable starters, and the injury list. Match ups highlighted in yellow are the Duels of the Day, and there is an affiliation key next to each league to help you keep track of which Minor League teams are linked to which Major League teams. The second tab is the next day's schedule with probable starters and the affiliation keys.

The third and fourth tabs are the Top 175 prospects, broken up by pitchers and hitters. This is where you can follow along and see how each player fared the previous day. Any players that are currently injured will be in red with the date and type of injury in the Notes section. The fifth tab is all the players John mentioned as being "in the picture" of the Top 175. Again, this is split up between pitchers and hitters, and also includes each players ranking for their respective teams.

The sixth tab will house the players John tabbed as sleepers or with a high ceiling alert. Each grouping is separated to distinguish between the sleepers and high ceiling alert players. As with the "In The Picture" tab, both groups are split between pitchers and hitters and includes team ranks.

The last tab will be the IFA's, or international free agents. Only players who received a signing bonus of at least $500,000 beginning with the 2012-13 signing period will be tracked. This section is also split up depending on signing bonus amounts - the seven figure, $1M+ bonuses and players who received between $500,000 and $999.999. This section includes the bonus amount, what year they signed, and their ranking within their organization.

Once the season gets underway, we will add in more sections that include more players. 50 more players will be added in May to the "Helium Tank" section, and the 2015 amateur draft in June will have its own section with another 42 players. Another 25 players will be added to the craziness once the short season leagues kick off in June under the "Tempurpedic" section.

With the help of one of our own, Kicker31, the Minor League Ball Gameday has come a long way. He has been instrumental in helping create the Gameday spreadsheet with a knowledge of Excel that absolutely blows my mind. We are still making some final tweaks and everything will be at full speed in a matter of days.

Now that we have all that out of the way, click the link below for the Gameday spreadsheet which will open in a separate tab in your browser.

The Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's

Today's Schedule

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Columbus Indianapolis 7:05 PM Maronde, Nick (0-0, -.--) Volstad, Chris (0-0, -.--)
Buffalo Rochester 1:35 PM Copeland, Scott (0-0, -.--) Rogers, Taylor (0-0, -.--)
Durham Gwinnett 7:05 PM Buschmann, Matt (0-0, -.--) Perez, Williams (0-0, -.--)
Syracuse Scranton/WB 4:05 PM Hill, Taylor (0-0, -.--) Tracy, Matt (0-0, -.--)
Pawtucket Lehigh Valley 6:35 PM Owens, Henry (0-0, -.--) Gonzalez, Severino (0-0, -.--)
Norfolk Charlotte 7:05 PM McFarland, T.J. (0-0, -.--) Rodon, Carlos (0-0, -.--)
Toledo Louisville 6:05 PM Melville, Tim (0-0, -.--) Lorenzen, Michael (0-0, -.--)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Reno Albuquerque 9:05 PM Marks, Justin (0-0, -.--) Bettis, Chad (0-0, -.--)
Las Vegas Fresno 10:05 PM Gorski, Darin (0-0, -.--) White, Alex (0-0, -.--)
Nashville Colorado Springs 7:05 PM Castro, Angel (0-0, -.--) Additon, Nick (0-0, -.--)
Round Rock Oklahoma City 8:05 PM Rodriguez, Wandy (0-0, -.--) Lee, Zach (0-0, -.--)
Tacoma El Paso 9:05 PM Gaviglio, Sam (0-0, -.--) Erlin, Robbie (0-0, -.--)
Omaha New Orleans 7:00 PM Binford, Christian (0-0, -.--) Conley, Adam (0-0, -.--)
Iowa Memphis 7:05 PM Jokisch, Eric (0-0, -.--) Petrick, Zach (0-0, -.--)
Salt Lake Sacramento 10:05 PM Tropeano, Nick (0-0, -.--) Blach, Ty (0-0, -.--)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Altoona Harrisburg 6:00 PM Glasnow, Tyler (0-0, -.--) Espino, Paolo (0-0, -.--)
Bowie Richmond 7:05 PM Bridwell, Parker (0-0, -.--) Crick, Kyle (0-0, -.--)
New Britain New Hampshire 4:35 PM Carle, Shane (0-0, -.--) Cole, Taylor (0-0, -.--)
Reading Portland 1:00 PM Nola, Aaron (0-0, -.--) Diaz, Luis (0-0, -.--)
Trenton Erie 1:35 PM Garrison, Taylor (0-0, -.--) Green, Chad (0-0, -.--)
Reading Portland Game 2 Biddle, Jesse (0-0, -.--) Haley, Justin (0-0, -.--)
Binghamton Akron 2:05 PM Ynoa, Gabriel (0-0, -.--) Morimando, Shawn (0-0, -.--)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Chattanooga Montgomery 8:05 PM Peavey, Greg (0-0, -.--) Mortensen, Jared (0-0, -.--)
Mobile Birmingham 7:30 PM Lopez, Yoan (0-0, -.--) Danish, Tyler (0-0, -.--)
Biloxi Pensacola 7:30 PM Johnson, Hobbs (0-0, -.--) Adleman, Timothy (0-0, -.--)
Jackson Jacksonville 7:05 PM Pike, Tyler (0-0, -.--) Smith, Chipper (0-0, -.--)
Tennessee Mississippi 7:00 PM Pena, Felix (0-0, -.--) Mateo, Victor (0-0, -.--)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
NW Arkansas Midland 8:00 PM Dziedzic, Jonathan (0-0, -.--) Peters, Tanner (0-0, -.--)
San Antonio Tulsa 8:05 PM Rodriguez, Bryan (0-0, -.--) McGuire, Deck (0-0, -.--)
Arkansas Frisco 8:05 PM DeLoach, Tyler (0-0, -.--) Thompson, Jake (0-0, -.--)
Corpus Christi Springfield 7:10 PM Hader, Josh (0-0, -.--) Lee, Thomas (0-0, -.--)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
High Desert Visalia 10:00 PM To Be Determined Weller, Blayne (0-0, -.--)
Rancho Cucamonga Bakersfield 10:15 PM Bird, Zach (0-0, -.--) Altavilla, Dan (0-0, -.--)
San Jose Lancaster 9:00 PM Mella, Keury (0-0, -.--) Grills, Evan (0-0, -.--)
Modesto Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM Jiminian, Johendi (0-0, -.--) Herrera, Ronald (0-0, -.--)
Stockton Inland Empire 10:05 PM Finnegan, Kyle (0-0, -.--) Cooney, Harrison (0-0, -.--)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Salem Carolina 6:00 PM Stankiewicz, Teddy (0-0, -.--) Thurman, Andrew (0-0, -.--)
Winston-Salem Frederick 2:00 PM Leyer, Robinson (0-0, -.--) Gonzalez, Luis (0-0, -.--)
Wilmington Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Mills, Alec (0-0, -.--) Blackburn, Paul (0-0, -.--)
Lynchburg Potomac 6:35 PM Brown, Mitch (0-0, -.--) Schwartz, Blake (0-0, -.--)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
St. Lucie Bradenton 6:30 PM Molina, Marcos (0-0, -.--) Duncan, Frank (0-0, -.--)
Dunedin Clearwater 6:30 PM Aquino, Jayson (0-0, -.--) Leibrandt, Brandon (0-0, -.--)
Palm Beach Jupiter 5:35 PM Neilsen, Trey (0-0, -.--) Townsley, Sean (0-0, -.--)
Charlotte Fort Myers 6:05 PM Colome, Alex (0-0, -.--) Hu, Chih-Wei (0-0, -.--)
Tampa Lakeland 6:00 PM Holder, Jonathan (0-0, -.--) Longstreth, Ryan (0-0, -.--)
Brevard County Daytona 7:05 PM Woodruff, Brandon (0-0, -.--) Garrett, Amir (0-0, -.--)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lake County Lansing 12:05 PM Sheffield, Justus (0-0, -.--) Dawson, Shane (0-0, -.--)
Lake County Lansing Game 2 Polanco, Anderson (0-0, -.--) Suriel, Starlyn (0-0, -.--)
Dayton West Michigan Game 2 Paulson, Jake (0-0, -.--) Turnbull, Spencer (0-0, -.--)
Wisconsin Burlington 7:30 PM Hirsch, Zach (0-0, -.--) Rhoades, Jeremy (0-0, -.--)
Quad Cities Peoria 7:00 PM Mengden, Daniel (0-0, -.--) Poncedeleon, Daniel (0-0, -.--)
Fort Wayne Great Lakes 2:05 PM Dorminy, Thomas (0-0, -.--) Stewart, Brock (0-0, -.--)
Beloit Clinton Game 2 Fillmyer, Heath (0-0, -.--) Morales, Osmel (0-0, -.--)
Beloit Clinton 3:00 PM Schwartz, Jordan (0-0, -.--) Herb, Tyler (0-0, -.--)
Dayton West Michigan 1:00 PM Strahan, Wyatt (0-0, -.--) Thompson, Jeff (0-0, -.--)
Bowling Green South Bend 7:05 PM Formo, Hyrum (0-0, -.--) Leal, Erick (0-0, -.--)
Cedar Rapids Kane County 2:00 PM Gonsalves, Stephen (0-0, -.--) Mejia, Jeferson (0-0, -.--)


A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lexington Charleston 6:05 PM Stephenson, Niklas (0-0, -.--) Kamplain, Justin (0-0, -.--)
Kannapolis Lakewood 4:05 PM Peralta, Yelmison (0-0, -.--) Viza, Tyler (0-0, -.--)
Augusta Greenville 7:05 PM Reyes, Mark (0-0, -.--) Beeks, Jalen (0-0, -.--)
Asheville Rome 6:00 PM Castellani, Ryan (0-0, -.--) Sanchez, Ricardo (0-0, -.--)
Hagerstown Hickory 6:00 PM Reyes, Luis (0-0, -.--) Garrett, Reed (0-0, -.--)
Savannah West Virginia 2:05 PM Meisner, Casey (0-0, -.--) Neverauskas, Dovydas (0-0, -.--)
Greensboro Delmarva 7:05 PM Squier, Scott (0-0, -.--) Gonzalez, Brian (0-0, -.--)

Duels of the Day

April 10

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Ivan Pineyro RHP CHC AA 4 3 3 3 3 4 5 2 6.75 1.50 0 43 S, 30 B, ND (0-0)
- Tyrell Jenkins RHP ATL AA 1.2 4 5 0 2 0 6 1 0.00 3.60 0 30 S, 20 B, ND (0-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- John Richy RHP LAD A+ 5 3 1 1 1 1 8 4 1.80 0.80 0 WIN (1-0)
- Ryan Yabrough LHP SEA A+ 4 5 2 2 1 4 4 4 4.50 1.50 0 HBP, LOSS (0-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Trey Ball LHP BOS A+ 5.1 10 6 6 1 3 4 3 8.44 2.06 2 - C. Franco, S. Godfrey 55 S, 28 B, LOSS (0-1)
44 (89) Lucas Sims RHP ATL A+ 6 2 2 2 2 4 8 1 3.00 0.67 1 - Sam Travis 47 S, 30 B, WIN (1-0)

April 11

RHP Aaron Nola (PHI - AA) vs RHP Luis Diaz (BOS - AA)

RHP Yoan Lopez (AZ - AA) vs RHP Tyler Danish (CWS - AA)

LHP Stephen Gonsalves (MIN - A) vs RHP Jeferson Mejia (AZ - A)

LHP Ryan Castellani (COL - A) vs LHP Ricardo Sanchez (ATL - A)

Injuries

  • Colorado Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland ("a few weeks"; left shoulder fatigue) - 4/6/15
  • Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo (3 weeks; left ankle surgery) - 4/3/15
  • New York Yankees RHP Ty Hensley (season; right elbow - TJS) - 3/31/15
  • New York Yankees RHP Domingo German (season; right elbow - TJS) - 3/30/15
  • Minnesota Twins LHP Lewis Thorpe (season; left elbow - TJS) - 3/28/15
  • Philadelphia Phillis SS JP Crawford (4-6 weeks; left oblique strain) - 3/26/15
  • Baltimore Orioles RHP Hunter Harvey (4-6 weeks; fractured right leg) - 3/22/15
  • Oakland Athletics 1B Rangel Ravelo (6-8 weeks; wrist surgery) - 3/13/15
  • Chicago Cubs RHP Pierce Johnson ("a couple of weeks"; lat strain) - March 2015
  • New York Yankees C Luis Torrens (season; torn right labrum) - 3/4/15
  • Oakland Athletics 3B Matt Chapman (TBD; sprained left knee) - Unknown
  • Kansas City Royals RHP Kyle Zimmer (6 months; right shoulder surgery) - 10/28/14
  • Atlanta Braves LHP Max Fried (12 months; left elbow - TJS) - 8/15/14

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