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Minor League Ball Gameday - Wednesday, April 15th

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Yankees right hander Luis Severino handcuffed the Akron line up through five.
Yankees right hander Luis Severino handcuffed the Akron line up through five.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Hello prospect watchers! I truly hope nobody comes up to you and talks about camels or asks what day it is today (We aren't sponsored by Geico, right?). 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 goodies. Just like every day, we have today's 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
Los Angeles Texas 2:05 PM Santiago, Hector (0-1, 5.06) Ranaudo, Anthony (0-0, -.--)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rochester Scranton/WB 10:35 AM Meyer, Alex (1-0, 5.40) Long, Jaron (0-1, 5.40)
Norfolk Durham 6:05 PM Wright, Mike (0-0, 7.36) Teaford, Everett (0-0, 0.00)
Louisville Indianapolis 1:35 PM Axelrod, Dylan (0-0, 1.50) Sampson, Adrian (0-1, 5.40)
Charlotte Gwinnett 6:35 PM Beck, Chris (0-0, 5.79) Banuelos, Manny (0-0, 2.45)
Pawtucket Buffalo 1:05 PM Johnson, Brian (1-0, 0.00) Francis, Jeff (0-0, -.--)
Syracuse Lehigh Valley 10:35 AM Jordan, Taylor (1-0, 0.00) Billingsley, Chad (0-0, 8.10)
Pawtucket Buffalo Game 2 Couch, Keith (1-0, 4.50) Albers, Andrew (0-1, 7.71)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Nashville Oklahoma City 8:05 PM Zito, Barry (0-0, 5.79) Frias, Carlos (1-0, 5.06)
Las Vegas Sacramento 3:05 PM Bowman, Matt (0-1, 13.50) Lara, Braulio (0-1, 3.60)
Tacoma Albuquerque 8:35 PM Elias, Roenis (1-0, 7.20) Gray, Jon (0-1, 11.25)
Iowa New Orleans 12:00 PM Roach, Donn (0-0, 6.75) Nicolino, Justin (0-0, 3.86)
Omaha Memphis 12:05 PM Brooks, Aaron (0-0, 5.40) Gonzales, Marco (0-0, 6.00)
Reno El Paso 8:35 PM Ray, Robbie (0-0, 1.50) Northcraft, Aaron (0-1, 37.80)
Round Rock Colorado Springs 8:35 PM Jackson, Luke (0-1, 11.25) Ely, John (0-0, 14.73)
Salt Lake Fresno 9:35 PM Heaney, Andrew (1-0, 0.00) Buchanan, Jake (1-0, 2.25)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Reading New Hampshire 10:35 AM Vasquez, Anthony (0-0, 0.00) Boyd, Matt (0-0, 0.00)
Trenton Akron 12:05 PM Sulbaran, Miguel (0-0, 6.00) Roberts, Will (0-0, 7.20)
Binghamton Erie 12:05 PM Koch, Matt (0-0, 5.79) Hankins, Derek (0-1, 1.80)
Bowie Harrisburg 6:30 PM Villanueva, Elih (0-1, 1.59) Ross, Joe (0-0, 4.50)
New Britain Portland 11:00 AM Carpenter, Ryan (0-1, 7.20) Haley, Justin (0-1, 15.43)
Altoona Richmond 10:35 AM Sanchez, Angel (0-0, 0.00) To Be Determined

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Mississippi Jackson 8:05 PM Hursh, Jason (0-1, 6.00) Landazuri, Stephen (0-0, 0.00)
Montgomery Jacksonville 7:05 PM To Be Determined To Be Determined
Birmingham Chattanooga 7:15 PM Jaye, Myles (0-1, 11.25) Duffey, Tyler (0-0, 0.00)
Pensacola Tennessee 11:30 AM Walden, Marcus (0-0, -.--) Black, Corey (1-0, 1.80)
Biloxi Mobile 7:35 PM Johnson, Hobbs (0-0, 3.86) Blair, Aaron (1-0, 4.50)

AA Texas League - NO GAMES

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rancho Cucamonga Inland Empire 10:05 PM Richy, John (1-0, 1.80) Alcantara, Victor (1-0, 1.29)
San Jose Visalia 9:00 PM Beede, Tyler (0-0, 0.00) Godley, Zack (1-0, 0.00)
High Desert Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM To Be Determined Lemond, Zech (0-0, 3.00)
Stockton Lancaster 8:30 PM Covey, Dylan (1-0, 0.00) Frias, Edison (1-0, 0.00)
Modesto Bakersfield 2:00 PM Wade, Konner (1-0, 3.00) Yarbrough, Ryan (0-1, 4.50)
Stockton Lancaster Game 2 Atherton, Tim (0-0, 1.80) Holmes, Brian (0-0, 5.40)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Wilmington Carolina 11:00 AM Junis, Jake (0-1, 13.50) Gil, Yean Carlos (0-1, 3.86)
Winston-Salem Potomac 10:35 AM Dykstra, James (1-0, 0.00) Pivetta, Nick (0-1, 1.80)
Lynchburg Frederick 11:00 AM Peoples, Michael (0-0, -.--) Horacek, Mitch (0-1, 3.60)
Salem Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Dahlstrand, Jacob (1-0, 0.00) Underwood, Duane (1-0, 0.00)
Winston-Salem Potomac Game 2 Wheeler, Andre (0-0, 0.00) Bacus, Dakota (0-0, 0.00)
Lynchburg Frederick Game 2 Rayl, Mike (0-0, -.--) Hess, David (1-0, 0.00)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bradenton Dunedin 6:30 PM Gonzalez, Felipe (0-1, 3.60) Allen, Brad (0-1, 3.38)
Clearwater Jupiter 6:35 PM Whitehead, David (1-0, 0.00) To Be Determined
Palm Beach Lakeland 6:30 PM To Be Determined Maciel, Jonathan (0-0, 5.40)
Brevard County St. Lucie 6:30 PM Wang, Wei-Chung (1-0, 0.00) Gsellman, Robert (1-0, 1.69)
Charlotte Daytona 7:05 PM Stanek, Ryne (0-1, 3.60) Romano, Sal (0-1, 13.50)
Tampa Fort Myers 7:05 PM To Be Determined Stewart, Kohl (0-1, 3.00)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lansing Great Lakes 6:05 PM De Jong, Chase (0-0, 1.93) Gonzalez, Victor (0-0, -.--)
Quad Cities Beloit 7:30 PM Lee, Chris (0-0, 6.75) Graves, Brett (0-0, 5.40)
Clinton Kane County 7:30 PM Missaki, Daniel (0-0, 3.00) Miller, Jared (0-1, 12.00)
Bowling Green Dayton 7:00 PM Honeywell, Brent (0-0, 2.25) To Be Determined
Burlington Wisconsin 7:35 PM Bolaski, Michael (0-0, 1.80) Ventura, Angel (0-0, 3.00)
Peoria Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Perdomo, Luis (0-0, -.--) Batts, Mat (1-0, 1.59)
South Bend Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Stinnett, Jake (0-0, 1.80) Montas, Ernesto (0-0, -.--)
West Michigan Lake County 6:30 PM Seaton, Ross (0-0, -.--) Kime, Dace (0-1, 1.80)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lexington Greenville 7:05 PM Tenuta, Matt (1-0, 0.00) Callahan, Jamie (0-1, 11.57)
Savannah Rome 1:00 PM Oswalt, Corey (0-0, 3.18) Barker, Brandon (0-1, 9.82)
Augusta Charleston 11:05 AM Gage, Matt (0-0, 0.00) Hebert, Chaz (0-1, 1.69)
Greensboro Lakewood 11:05 AM Adames, Jose (0-0, 2.25) Pinto, Ricardo (0-0, 0.00)
Asheville Hickory 11:00 AM Rodriguez, Helmis (1-0, 0.00) Jurado, Ariel (1-0, 3.60)
Hagerstown West Virginia 10:35 AM Williams, Austen (0-1, 2.25) Burnette, Jake (0-0, 3.00)
Kannapolis Delmarva 5:05 PM Almonte, Yency (0-0, -.--) Means, John (1-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown West Virginia Game 2 Bach, Connor (0-0, 4.50) McRae, Alex (1-0, 1.80)
Kannapolis Delmarva Game 2 Guerrero, Jordan (0-0, 0.00) To Be Determined

Duels of the Day

April 14

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Buck Farmer RHP DET AAA 4.2 4 2 1 1 6 6 3 0.90 0.80 0 62 S, 25 B, ND (0-0)
65 (140) Nick Kingham RHP PIT AAA 4 7 3 3 2 6 1 5 3.60 1.30 0 54 S, 37 B, ND (0-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
14 (30) Luis Severino RHP NYY AA 5 1 0 0 0 8 5 1 0.00 0.20 0 42 S, 11 B, ND (0-0)
- Ryan Merritt LHP CLE AA 7 5 3 3 0 8 6 3 3.86 0.71 1 - Greg Bird 59 S, 21 B, 2 HBP, ND (0-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Tim Berry LHP BAL AA 4.2 7 8 8 4 1 8 5 8.31 1.96 1 - Matt Skole 45 S, 37 B, LOSS (0-1)
- Austin Voth RHP WAS AA 6 7 4 4 1 4 7 4 3.00 1.00 1 - Sean Halton 52 S, 26 B, WIN (1-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
68 (145) Miguel Almonte RHP KC AA 3 3 2 2 1 4 3 2 10.80 2.20 0 38 S, 25 B, WP, 3 HBP, ND (0-0)
- Alec Asher RHP TEX AA 5 2 2 2 3 7 4 4 4.00 1.33 0 47 S, 36 B, WP, ND (0-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Daniel McGrath LHP BOS A+ 3.1 2 5 3 5 3 4 1 8.10 2.10 0 38 S, 38 B, WP, HBP, LOSS (0-1)
- Jen-Ho Tseng RHP CHC A+ 5 4 2 2 0 5 1 4 3.60 0.80 1 - Manuel Margot 42 S, 22 B, WIN (1-0), PICKOFF
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Jose De Leon RHP LAD A+ 4 5 2 2 0 3 2 4 2.00 0.78 0 36 S, 15 B, ND (0-0)
- Christopher Ellis RHP LAA A+ 5.2 5 2 2 1 6 4 4 4.22 1.12 0 58 S, 31 B, HBP, E (1 - T), ND (0-0)

April 15

LHP Roenis Elias (SEA - AAA) vs RHP Jon Gray (COL - AAA)

Mariners lefty Roenis Elias couldn't crack the MLB roster to begin the year after posting solid numbers in 2014. He opposes former second overall pick Jon Gray as he looks to bounce back from a rough season debut.

LHP Hobbs Johnson (MIL - AA) vs RHP Aaron Blair (AZ - AA)

A sleeper pick of mine last year, Brewers southpaw Hobbs Johnson looks to deceive the Suthern League this year with his low 90's fastball and plus change. Diamondbacks right hander Aaron Blair, the 24th best pitching prospect, takes the bump against him.

RHP Jacob Dahlstrand (BOS - A+) vs RHP Duane Underwood (CHC - A+)

Jacob Dahlstrand, the author of the first no-hitter in 2015 (sort of), tries to stay on a roll against Duane Underwood, a local Georgia boy who had an impressive full season debut in 2014.

Injuries

Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
BOS CF Rusney Castillo 7 Day DL Shoulder Injury 4/14/2015
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 3B Giovanny Urshela 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 3B Renato Nunez 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 3B Joey Gallo 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 1B Rangel Ravelo 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 Jameson Taillon 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 -

Tuesday, April 14th

Monday, April 13th

Sunday, April 12th