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Minor League Ball Gameday - Tuesday, April 14th

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler getting extension on the first of two home runs Monday night.
Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler getting extension on the first of two home runs Monday night.
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Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of the Minor League Ball Gameday thread. Take a second to check out the spreadsheet primer before getting down to all the statistical goodness. Just like every day, we have the schedule with probable starters, the Duels of the Day, and the always-updating injury list below. Enjoy everyone!

For the next few days I will kick off the Gameday with a quick explanation of the all-important spreadsheet that accompanies the thread. 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

MLB American League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tampa Bay Toronto 7:07 PM Andriese, Matt (0-0, 0.00) Norris, Daniel (1-0, 4.76)
Los Angeles Texas 8:05 PM Rucinski, Drew (0-0, 0.00) Martinez, Nick (1-0, 0.00)
Oakland Houston 8:10 PM Graveman, Kendall (0-1, 18.90) Peacock, Bread (0-0, -.--)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Cincinatti Chicago 8:05 PM DeSclafani, Anthony (0-0, 3.00) Arrieta, Jake (1-0, 0.00)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Syracuse Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM Cole, AJ (0-0, 1.80) Rodriguez, Joely (0-1, 4.50)
Columbus Louisville 5:00 PM Chen, Bruce (1-0, 0.00) Moscot, Jon (0-0, -.--)
Norfolk Gwinnett 6:35 PM Wilson, Tyler (0-1, 9.00) Foltynewicz, Mike (0-1, 2.25)
Durham Charlotte 7:05 PM Floro, Dylan (1-0, 0.00) Penny, Brad (1-0, 4.76)
Rochester Scranton/WB 6:35 PM Dean, Pat (0-0, -.--) Mitchell, Bryan (0-0, 4.91)
Toledo Indianapolis 11:05 AM Farmer, Buck (1-0, 0.00) Kingham, Nick (0-1, 1.50)
Pawtucket Buffalo 6:05 PM Johnson, Brian (1-0, 0.00) Francis, Jeff (0-0, -.--)
Columbus Louisville Game 2 Cooper, Jordan (0-0, -.--) Holmberg, David (0-1, 10.38)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Iowa New Orleans 7:00 PM Roach, Donn (0-0, 6.75) Nicolino, Justin (0-0, 3.86)
Omaha Memphis 8:05 PM Mortensen, Clayton (0-0, -.--) Gast, John (0-0, -.--)
Round Rock Colorado Springs 8:35 PM Ranaudo, Anthony (1-0, 0.00) Jungmann, Taylor (0-0, 2.25)
Tacoma Albuquerque 8:35 PM Pries, Jordan (0-1, 13.50) De La Rosa, Jorge (0-0, 2.25)
Reno El Paso 1:05 PM Nuno, Vidal (1-0, 1.80) Lane, Jason (1-0, 7.20)
Salt Lake Fresno 9:35 PM To Be Determined Shirley, Thomas (0-0, 0.00)
Las Vegas Sacramento 10:05 PM Matz, Steven (0-0, 1.69) Coello, Robert (0-0, 0.00)
Nashville Oklahoma City 8:05 PM Bassitt, Chris (0-1, 7.20) Baker, Scott (0-1, 1.80)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Trenton Akron 6:35 PM Severino, Luis (0-0, -.--) Merritt, Ryan (0-0, -.--)
New Britain Portland 6:00 PM Flemer, Matt (0-0, -.--) Cuevas, William (0-0, -.--)
Reading New Hampshire 5:35 PM Lively, Ben (0-0, -.--) Anderson, John (0-0, -.--)
Altoona Richmond 6:35 PM Sanchez, Angel (0-0, 0.00) Stratton, Chris (0-0, 3.60)
Binghamton Erie 4:35 PM Gant, John (0-0, -.--) Saupold, Warwick (0-0, -.--)
Bowie Harrisburg 6:30 PM Berry, Tim (0-0, 0.00) Voth, Austin (0-0, 0.00)
Binghamton Erie Game 2 Lugo, Seth (0-0, -.--) Ferrell, Jeff (0-0, -.--)

AA Southern League - NO GAMES

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
NW Arkansas Frisco 12:05 PM Almonte, Miguel (0-1, 18.00) Asher, Alec (0-0, 4.50)
San Antonio Springfield 12:10 PM Hancock, Justin (0-1, 12.00) Petree, Nick (0-0, 7.36)
Corpus Christi Tulsa 1:05 PM West, Aaron (0-0, -.--) Anderson, Chris (1-0, 3.60)
Arkansas Midland 7:30 PM Smith, Nate (1-0, 4.50) Neal, Zach (1-0, 3.60)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
High Desert Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM To Be Determined Butler, Ryan (1-0, 1.80)
San Jose Visalia 9:00 PM Agosta, Martin (0-0, 0.00) Banda, Anthony (1-0, 1.69)
Stockton Lancaster 9:30 PM Covey, Dylan (1-0, 0.00) Frias, Edison (1-0, 0.00)
Rancho Cucamonga Inland Empire 10:05 PM De Leon, Jose (0-0, 0.00) Ellis, Christopher (0-1, 5.40)
Modesto Bakersfield 10:15 PM Senzatela, Antonio (0-1, 0.00) Diaz, Edwin (0-0, 0.00)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Winston-Salem Potomac 7:05 PM Dykstra, James (1-0, 0.00) Pivetta, Nick (0-1, 1.80)
Salem Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM McGrath, Daniel (0-0, -.--) Tseng, Jen-Ho (0-0, -.--)
Wilmington Carolina 7:00 PM Junis, Jake (0-1, 13.50) Gil, Yean Carlos (0-1, 3.86)
Lynchburg Frederick 7:00 PM To Be Determined Horacek, Mitch (0-1, 3.60)
Salem Myrtle Beach Game 2 Gunkel, Joe (0-0, 0.00) Martinez, Jonathan (0-0, 0.00)


A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Clearwater Jupiter 6:35 PM Imhof, Matt (0-1, 3.60) Newell, Ryan (1-0, 1.80)
Daytona Charlotte 10:00 AM Travieso, Nick (1-0, 1.35) Smyly, Drew (0-0, 0.00)
Fort Myers Tampa 10:30 AM Westphal, Luke (0-0, 0.00) Morla, Melvin (0-0, -.--)
Bradenton Dunedin 6:30 PM Dickson, Cody (0-1, 9.00) Labourt, Jairo (1-0, 1.69)
Palm Beach Lakeland 6:30 PM To Be Determined Ziomek, Kevin (0-1, 1.80)
St. Lucie Brevard County 6:35 PM Diaz, Miller (0-0, -.--) Burgos, Hiram (0-1, 5.40)


A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lansing Fort Wayne 11:05 AM Reid-Foley, Sean (0-0, -.--) Dorminy, Thomas (0-0, -.--)
Clinton Quad Cities 8:00 PM Medina, Jeffeson (0-0, -.--) Comer, Kevin (1-0, 0.00)
Beloit Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Gossett, Daniel (0-0, -.--) Wilson, Jared (0-0, 0.00)
Great Lakes West Michigan 12:00 PM Oaks, Trevor (0-0, -.--) Perez, Fernando (0-0, -.--)
Kane County Burlington 12:30 PM Jones, Brent (0-1, 4.76) Newcomb, Sean (1-0, 1.80)
Peoria Wisconsin 1:05 PM Anderson, Will (0-0, 9.00) Torrez, Orlando (0-0, 27.00)
Bowling Green Lake County 6:30 PM Pike, Chris (0-0, -.--) Milbrath, Jordan (0-0, -.--)
South Bend Dayton 7:00 PM Williams, Ryan (0-0, 0.00) Armstrong, Mark (0-0, 0.00)
Bowling Green Lake County Game 2 Franco, Enderson (0-0, -.--) Brady, Sean (0-0, -.--)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Asheville Hickory 6:00 PM Jemiola, Zach (1-0, 1.50) Vasquez, Kelvin (0-0, -.--)
Savannah Rome 7:00 PM Reyes, Scarlyn (0-0, -.--) Povse, Max (0-1, 1.80)
Hagerstown West Virginia 7:05 PM Williams, Austen (0-1, 2.25) Burnette, Jake (0-0, 3.00)
Lexington Greenville 7:05 PM Fernandez, Pedro (0-0, 0.00) Buttrey, Ty (0-0, 2.25)
Kannapolis Delmarva 7:05 PM Almonte, Yency (0-0, -.--) Means, John (1-0, 0.00)
Greensboro Lakewood 6:35 PM Mader, Michael (0-1, 94.50) Garcia, Elniery (0-0, -.--)
Augusta Charleston 7:05 PM Moronta, Reyes (0-0, 0.00) Foley, Jordan (0-1, 6.75)

Duels of the Day

April 13

Unfortunately, two of the three match ups were postponed due to weather so we only had one Duel yesterday. To make up for it, we'll do six DotD's today.

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Jackson Stephens RHP CIN A+ 4.2 7 5 5 1 4 4 3 9.64 1.71 1 - Jake Bauers 2 WP, ND (0-0)
- German Marquez RHP TB A+ 4 4 5 3 2 1 2 8 6.75 1.50 0 2 WP, ND (0-0)


April 14

RHP Buck Farmer (DET - AAA) vs RHP Nick Kingham (PIT - AAA)

RHP Luis Severino (NYY - AA) vs LHP Ryan Merritt (CLE - AA)

LHP Tim Berry (BAL - AA) vs RHP Austin Voth (WAS - AA)

RHP Miguel Almonte (KC - AA) vs RHP Alec Asher (TEX - AA)

LHP Daniel McGrath (BOS - A+) vs RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (CHC - A+)

RHP Jose De Leon (LAD - A+) vs RHP Christopher Ellis (LAA - A+)

Injuries

Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
KC SS Raul Mondesi 7 Day DL Back Strain 4/12/2015
TEX LF Ryan Rua 15 Day DL Sprained Right Ankle/Right Heel Fracture 4/10/2015
CLE 7 Day DL Stiff Lower Back 4/6/2015
CLE CF Tyler Naquin 7 Day DL Broken Left Hand 4/6/2015
COL LHP Tyler Anderson 7 Day DL Left Elbow Stress Fracture 4/6/2015
DET RF Steven Moya 7 Day DL Plantar Fasciitis 4/6/2015
HOU RHP Vince Velasquez 7 Day DL Lat Strain 4/6/2015
OAK 7 Day DL ? 4/6/2015
PHI LHP Yoel Mecias 7 Day DL ? 4/6/2015
STL RHP Luke Weaver 7 Day DL Build Arm Strength 4/6/2015
SF RHP Clayton Blackburn 7 Day DL Minor Shoulder Discomfort 4/6/2015
SF RHP Ray Black 7 Day DL Lat Strain 4/6/2015
SEA LHP Danny Hultzen 7 Day DL Left Shoulder Surgery Recovery 4/6/2015
SEA OF Austin Cousino 7 Day DL ? 4/6/2015
TB LHP Enny Romero 7 Day DL Back Strain 4/6/2015
TOR C Max Pentecost 7 Day DL Offseason Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery 4/6/2015
TOR CF Anthony Alford 7 Day DL ? 4/6/2015
KC LHP Sean Manaea 7 Day DL Abdominal Strain 4/6/2015
COL LHP Kyle Freeland 7 Day DL Left Shoulder Fatigue 4/6/2015
TEX 7 Day DL Left Ankle Surgery 4/3/2015
TOR RHP Ryan Borucki 7 Day DL Right Elbow Surgery 4/3/2015
PHI SS JP Crawford 7 Day DL Left Oblique Strain 3/26/2015
BAL RHP Hunter Harvey 7 Day DL Fractured Right Leg 3/22/2015
CHC RHP Pierce Johnson 7 Day DL Lat Strain March 2015
OAK 60 Day DL Offseason Wrist Surgery 3/13/2015
OAK 3B Matt Chapman 7 Day DL Sprained Left Knee Spring 2015
ATL LHP Max Fried 60 Day DL Left Elbow - TJS 8/15/2014
TOR RHP Jeff Hoffman 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS May 2014
WAS RHP Erick Fedde 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS May 2014
SF RHP Derek Law 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS May 2014
PIT 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS April 2014
OAK RHP Raul Alcantara 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS April 2014
TB SS Jake Hager Season Knee Surgery 4/9/2015
NYY RHP Ty Hensley Season Right Elbow - TJS 3/31/2015
NYY RHP Domingo German Season Right Elbow - TJS 3/30/2015
MIN LHP Lewis Thorpe Season Left Elbow - TJS 3/28/2015
NYY C Luis Torrens Season Torn Right Labrum 3/4/2015
HOU RHP Kyle Smith Season Right Elbow - TJS Spring 2015


Stat Updates -

Coming Soon!

Previous Gameday Threads -

Monday, April 13th

Sunday, April 12th

Saturday, April 11th