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Minor League Ball Gameday - Thursday, April 16th

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Marlins portsider Justin Nicolino brought his A game yesterday, striking out a probable season high four batters.
Marlins portsider Justin Nicolino brought his A game yesterday, striking out a probable season high four batters.
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Hola mi amigos! Welcome back to another edition of the Minor League Ball Gameday thread. Please take a second to check out the spreadsheet primer if you aren't familiar with it 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. I hope everyone digs it.

On the bottom of the spreadsheet there are seven tabs. The first tab is the current days schedule, probable starters for the day, 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, potential DotD's 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. Suspended players are in orange. 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 Archer, Chris (1-1, 2.13) Sanchez, Aaron (0-1, 8.10)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Arizona San Francisco 10:15 PM Bradley, Archie (1-0, 0.00) Bumgarner, Madison (1-1, 5.40)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Norfolk Durham 7:05 PM McFarland, T.J. (0-1, 10.80) Buschmann, Matt (1-0, 0.00)
Columbus Toledo 4:00 PM Salazar, Danny (1-0, 0.00) Ryan, Kyle (0-0, 5.79)
Rochester Pawtucket 7:05 PM Rogers, Taylor (0-0, 0.00) Wright, Steven (0-0, -.--)
Scranton/WB Syracuse 2:05 PM Wooten, Eric (0-0, 0.00) Hill, Taylor (0-0, 0.00)
Louisville Indianapolis 7:05 PM Lorenzen, Michael (1-0, 0.00) Volstad, Chris (1-0, 0.00)
Charlotte Gwinnett 6:35 PM Rodon, Carlos (1-0, 1.80) Perez, Williams (0-0, 2.25)
Lehigh Valley Buffalo 6:05 PM Gonzalez, Severino (0-0, 1.35) Copeland, Scott (0-0, 0.00)
Columbus Toledo Game 2 Murata, Toru (0-0, 0.00) Melville, Tim (0-1, 9.00)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tacoma Albuquerque 2:05 PM Gaviglio, Sam (1-0, 0.00) Lannan, John (0-0, 0.00)
Las Vegas Sacramento 10:05 PM Gorski, Darin (1-0, 0.00) Blach, Ty (0-0, 2.57)
Salt Lake Fresno 9:35 PM Tropeano, Nick (0-0, 3.00) Straily, Dan (1-0, 5.40)
Reno El Paso 8:35 PM Marks, Justin (1-0, 1.80) Erlin, Robbie (0-1, 10.80)
Nashville Oklahoma City 8:05 PM Verdugo, Ryan (1-0, 2.45) Lee, Zach (1-0, 1.50)
Round Rock Colorado Springs 1:05 PM Rodriguez, Wandy (0-0, 1.80) Additon, Nick (0-1, 10.38)
Omaha Memphis 8:05 PM Blanton, Joe (0-1, 3.60) Cooney, Tim (1-0, 0.00)
Iowa New Orleans 6:00 PM Jokisch, Eric (0-0, 0.00) Esch, Jake (0-0, -.--)
Iowa New Orleans Game 2 Pimentel, Carlos (0-1, 12.27) Conley, Adam (0-1, 6.00)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Harrisburg Binghamton 6:35 PM Espino, Paolo (0-0, 0.00) Lara, Rainy (1-0, 0.00)
Portland Trenton 7:00 PM Diaz, Luis (0-0, 4.50) Sulbaran, Miguel (0-0, 6.00)
Erie Bowie 6:35 PM Green, Chad (0-1, 12.27) Bridwell, Parker (0-0, 5.40)
New Hampshire New Britain 6:35 PM Cole, Taylor (0-0, 5.40) Hernandez, Carlos (0-0, 6.00)
Akron Altoona 6:00 PM Anderson, Cody (0-1, 1.42) Creasy, Jason (0-0, 0.00)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Mississippi Jackson 8:05 PM Jenkins, Tyrell (0-0, 0.00) DeCecco, Scott (0-1, 12.27)
Biloxi Mobile 7:35 PM Wagner, Tyler (1-0, 0.00) Shipley, Braden (0-0, 1.35)
Birmingham Chattanooga 7:15 PM Recchia, Mike (0-0, 5.40) Berrios, Jose (1-0, 1.42)
Pensacola Tennessee 7:05 PM Wright, Daniel (0-1, 20.25) Pineyro, Ivan (0-0, 6.75)
Montgomery Jacksonville 7:05 PM To Be Determined Smith, Chipper (1-0, 0.00)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frisco Arkansas 8:10 PM Faulkner, Andrew (0-0, 3.38) Suarez, Albert (1-0, 3.60)
Tulsa San Antonio 8:05 PM Urias, Julio (0-0, 0.00) Rea, Colin (0-0, 0.00)
Springfield Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Mayers, Mike (0-1, 22.50) Appel, Mark (1-0, 1.80)
Midland NW Arkansas 7:05 PM Jensen, Chris (1-0, 3.00) Sparkman, Glenn (0-1, 6.75)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lancaster High Desert 9:35 PM Morton, Zach (0-0, 2.25) Parra, Luis (0-1, 2.25)
Lake Elsinore Rancho Cucamonga 10:05 PM Herrera, Ronald (1-0, 3.00) Bird, Zachary (1-0, 1.80)
Inland Empire Modesto 10:05 PM Cooney, Harrison (0-0, 3.86) Jiminian, Johendi (0-1, 6.00)
Visalia Stockton 10:10 PM Weller, Blayne (0-0, 3.00) Finnegan, Kyle (0-1, 5.40)
Bakersfield San Jose 10:00 PM Altavilla, Dan (0-1, 3.18) Cordier, Erik (0-0, -.--)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Carolina Salem 7:05 PM Sims, Lucas (1-0, 3.00) Ball, Trey (0-1, 8.44)
Potomac Lynchburg 6:30 PM Rauh, Brian (1-0, 0.00) Plutko, Adam (0-1, 1.50)
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Torrez, Daury (0-1, 11.57) Fry, Jace (0-1, 0.00)
Frederick Wilmington 6:35 PM Gonzalez, Luis (1-0, 1.80) Reed, Cody (1-0, 1.80)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Palm Beach Lakeland 6:30 PM Kaminsky, Rob (0-0, 0.00) Longstreth, Ryan (0-1, 7.20)
Charlotte Daytona 7:05 PM Colome, Alex (0-0, 0.00) Garrett, Amir (0-0, -.--)
Tampa Fort Myers 7:05 PM Holder, Jonathan (1-0, 0.00) Slegers, Aaron (1-0, 0.00)
Clearwater Jupiter 6:35 PM Leibrandt, Brandon (0-0, 1.50) Townsley, Sean (0-1, 6.75)
Bradenton Dunedin 6:30 PM Duncan, Frank (0-0, 1.80) Aquino, Jayson (0-0, 1.80)
Brevard County St. Lucie 6:30 PM Woodruff, Brandon (0-0, -.--) McGowan, Kevin (1-0, 0.00)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Burlington Wisconsin 7:35 PM Rhoades, Jeremy (1-0, 1.59) Hirsch, Zach (0-1, 3.00)
Clinton Kane County 12:00 PM Herb, Tyler (0-0, 6.75) Mejia, Jeferson (0-1, 7.20)
Lansing Great Lakes 6:05 PM Suriel, Starlyn (1-0, 0.00) Guzman, Kevin (0-0, -.--)
Peoria Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Gomber, Austin (0-1, 9.00) Curtiss, John (1-0, 4.76)
West Michigan Lake County 6:30 PM Thompson, Jeff (0-1, 7.71) Polanco, Anderson (0-1, 5.40)
Bowling Green Dayton 7:00 PM Harris, Greg (0-1, 1.80) Strahan, Wyatt (1-0, 0.00)
Quad Cities Beloit 7:30 PM Musgrove, Joe (1-0, 0.00) Schwartz, Jordan (0-0, 5.40)
South Bend Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Null, Jeremy (1-0, 0.00) Cox, Taylor (0-0, -.--)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rome Augusta 7:05 PM Barker, Brandon (0-1, 9.82) Santos, Michael (0-0, 3.38)
Lakewood Hagerstown 6:05 PM Taylor, Josh (0-0, 1.80) Bach, Conner (0-0, 4.50)
Greenville Asheville 7:05 PM Beeks, Jalen (0-0, 4.50) Rodriguez, Helmis (1-0, 0.00)
Hickory Kannapolis 7:05 PM Jurado, Ariel (1-0, 3.60) Adams, Spencer (0-0, 2.25)
Delmarva Greensboro 7:00 PM Gonzalez, Brian (1-0, 1.80) Squier, Scott (0-1, 4.15)
Charleston Savannah 7:05 PM Kamplain, Justin (1-0, 0.00) Oswalt, Corey (0-0, 3.18)
West Virginia Lexington 7:05 PM McRae, Alex (1-0, 1.80) Ogando, Emilio (0-0, 0.00)

Duels of the Day

April 15

The Hobbs Johnson/Aaron Blair matchup was rained out, as was the Dahlstrand/Underwood duel.

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- LHP SEA AAA 5.2 8 6 6 2 2 5 6 8.44 1.78 0 53 S, 38 B, PICKOFF, ND (0-0)
11 (27) RHP COL AAA 5 4 4 4 4 4 7 2 9.00 1.89 0 50 S, 37 B, ND (0-0)

April 16

LHP Carlos Rodon (CWS - AAA) vs RHP Williams Perez (ATL - AAA)

Charlotte sends their ace to the bump, Carlos Rodon - the 3rd overall pick in last year's draft, to take on Williams Perez and the Gwinnett Braves. Sleeper pick Williams Perez looks to build on a solid AAA debut against the Knights.

RHP Tyler Wagner (MIL - AA) vs RHP Braden Shipley (AZ - AA)

The eighth best prospect in the Brewers system, Tyler Wagner, toes the rubber for Biloxi against one of the best pitchers in the Southern League and the 16th overall pick from 2013's draft, Braden Shipley, and the Mobile BayBears.

RHP Daury Torrez (CHC - A+) vs LHP Jace Fry (CWS - A+)

Myrtle Beach Pelicans starter Daury Torrez had a solid 2014 campaign while flying under the radar. He opposes 2014 3rd round pick Jace Fry of the Winston-Salem Dash.

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 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 -

Wednesday, April 15th

Tuesday, April 14th

Monday, April 13th