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Minor League Ball Gameday - Friday, April 17th

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Dodgers southpaw Julio Urias was utterly dominant in his second AA start at the tender age of 18.
Dodgers southpaw Julio Urias was utterly dominant in his second AA start at the tender age of 18.
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Welcome to 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.

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 (DotD), 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.

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
New York Tampa Bay 7:10 PM Warren, Adam (0-1, 1.69) Karns, Nate (1-1, 4.97)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Scranton/WB Syracuse 6:05 PM Whitley, Chase (1-0, 0.00) McGregor, Scott (0-1, 3.86)
Columbus Toledo 7:00 PM Maronde, Nick (0-1, 3.60) Weber, Thad (1-0, 5.40)
Lehigh Valley Buffalo 6:05 PM Morgan, Adam (0-0, 4.50) Wolf, Randy (1-0, 0.00)
Louisville Indianapolis 7:15 PM Iglesias, Raisel (0-0, -.--) Sadler, Casey (0-0, -.--)
Rochester Pawtucket 6:15 PM Wheeler, Jason (0-1, 2.70) Owens, Henry (0-0, 1.42)
Norfolk Durham 7:05 PM Davies, Zach (1-0, 0.00) Bellatti, Andrew (0-0, 4.15)
Gwinnett Charlotte 7:05 PM Wisler, Matt (0-0, 0.00) Carroll, Scott (0-1, 4.50)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Fresno Las Vegas 10:05 PM Cruz, Luis (0-0, 5.40) Pill, Tyler (0-0, 6.75)
El Paso Tacoma 10:05 PM Needy, James (0-0, 12.27) Kickham, Mike (0-0, 10.38)
Albuquerque Reno 9:35 PM Bettis, Chad (0-1, 9.64) Webster, Allen (0-0, 18.00)
Sacramento Salt Lake 8:35 PM Dunning, Jake (1-0, 3.00) To Be Determined
Oklahoma City Iowa 8:08 PM Bolsinger, Mike (1-0, 0.00) To Be Determined
New Orleans Omaha 8:05 PM Conley, Adam (0-1, 6.00) Binford, Christian (0-0, 2.25)
Memphis Round Rock 8:05 PM Petrick, Zach (0-1, 12.46) Rodriguez, Wandy (0-0, 1.80)
Colorado Springs Nashville 8:05 PM Additon, Nick (0-1, 10.38) Leon, Arnold (0-0, 10.38)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Erie Bowie 6:35 PM Kubitza, Austin (0-0, 0.00) Kline, Branden (1-0, 0.00)
Portland Trenton 7:00 PM Augliera, Mike (0-1, 4.91) Garrison, Taylor (0-0, 4.15)
Richmond Reading 7:05 PM Snodgrass, Jack (1-0, 0.00) Nola, Aaron (0-1, 7.71)
New Hampshire New Britain 6:35 PM Lawrence, Casey (0-1, 2.84) Carle, Shane (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Binghamton 7:05 PM Alderson, Tim (0-0, 1.80) Ynoa, Gabriel (1-0, 0.00)
Akron Altoona 6:00 PM Morimando, Shawn (0-0, 0.00) Glasnow, Tyler (0-0, 0.00)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Montgomery Jacksonville 7:05 PM To Be Determined Flores, Kendry (1-0, 1.80)
Pensacola Tennessee 5:30 PM Adleman, Timothy (0-1, 1.50) Pineyro, Ivan (0-0, 6.75)
Biloxi Mobile 8:05 PM Wagner, Tyler (1-0, 0.00) Lopez, Yoan (0-1, 3.00)
Mississippi Jackson 8:05 PM Brigham, Jake (0-1, 13.50) Pike, Tyler (0-1, 1.93)
Birmingham Chattanooga 7:15 PM Recchia, Mike (0-0, 5.40) Berrios, Jose (1-0, 1.42)
Pensacola Tennessee Game 2 Wright, Daniel (0-1, 20.25) Antigua, Jeffry (0-0, -.--)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frisco Arkansas 8:10 PM Thompson, Jake (0-1, 4.50) DeLoach, Tyler (1-0, 0.00)
Tulsa San Antonio 8:05 PM McGuire, Deck (1-0, 1.50) Rodriguez, Bryan (0-1, 5.40)
Springfield Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Lee, Thomas (0-1, 18.00) Westwood, Kyle (0-0, 2.25)
Midland NW Arkansas 8:05 PM Peters, Tanner (0-1, 9.64) Dziedzic, Jonathan (0-0, 1.93)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lancaster High Desert 9:35 PM Grills, Evan (0-1, 13.50) To Be Determined
Bakersfield San Jose 10:00 PM Misell, Carlos (0-0, 3.60) Mella, Keury (0-0, 2.25)
Inland Empire Modesto 10:05 PM Nuss, Garrett (0-0, 6.75) Musgrave, Harrison (0-1, 2.08)
Lake Elsinore Rancho Cucamonga 10:05 PM De Paula, Rafael (1-0, 3.00) Barlow, Scott (0-0, 3.60)
Visalia Stockton 10:10 PM Omahen, John (1-0, 1.59) Overton, Dillon (0-0, 2.25)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frederick Wilmington 7:05 PM Miller, Jarrett (0-0, 5.06) Mills, Alec (0-0, 1.69)
Potomac Lynchburg 6:30 PM Schwartz, Blake (0-1, 1.50) To Be Determined
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Torrez, Daury (0-1, 11.57) Fry, Jace (0-1, 0.00)
Carolina Salem 7:05 PM Thurman, Andrew (1-0, 0.00) Ball, Trey (0-1, 8.44)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
St. Lucie Fort Myers 7:05 PM Molina, Marcos (0-0, 3.00) Hu, Chih-Wei (0-0, 3.60)
Charlotte Palm Beach 6:35 PM Kirsch, Chris (0-0, 1.93) To Be Determined
Lakeland Clearwater 6:30 PM Collier, Tommy (1-0, 0.00) Nunez, Miguel (0-0, 8.10)
Dunedin Brevard County 6:35 PM Santos, Luis (0-0, 5.06) Salas, Javier (0-1, 1.80)
Jupiter Bradenton 6:30 PM Lyman, Scott (1-0, 3.60) Brault, Steven (0-0, 6.23)
Tampa Daytona 7:05 PM To Be Determined Garrett, Amir (0-0, -.--)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Peoria Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Poncedeleon, Daniel (1-0, 0.00) Gonsalves, Stephen (1-0, 1.50)
Lansing Great Lakes 2:05 PM Mallard, Chase (0-0, 5.40) Stewart, Brock (1-0, 1.80)
Bowling Green Dayton 7:00 PM Formo, Hyrum (0-0, 4.50) Antone, Tejay (0-1, 5.40)
West Michigan Lake County 6:30 PM Turnbull, Spencer (1-0, 5.40) Sheffield, Justus (1-0, 0.00)
Burlington Wisconsin 7:35 PM Middleton, Keynan (0-0, 7.50) Burkhalter, David (0-1, 32.40)
Quad Cities Beloit 7:30 PM Mengden, Daniel (0-1, 4.50) To Be Determined
Clinton Kane County 7:30 PM Peterson, Pat (0-1, 1.93) Keller, Brad (0-0, 4.50)
South Bend Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Leal, Erick (0-0, 3.60) Lamet, Dinelson (0-0, 9.00)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
West Virginia Lexington 7:05 PM Neverauskas, Dovydas (0-1, 27.00) Ray, Corey (0-0, 7.36)
Rome Augusta 7:05 PM Sanchez, Ricardo (0-1, 6.75) Reyes, Mark (0-0, 5.06)
Hickory Kannapolis 5:05 PM Jurado, Ariel (1-0, 3.60) Adams, Spencer (0-0, 2.25)
Lakewood Hagerstown 6:05 PM Viza, Tyler (1-0, 4.50) Reyes, Luis (0-0, 0.00)
Greenville Asheville 7:05 PM Fernandez, Jeffry (0-0, 0.00) Castellani, Ryan (0-0, 4.50)
Charleston Savannah 7:05 PM Montgomery, Jordan (1-0, 0.00) Wieck, Brad (0-1, 3.60)
Delmarva Greensboro 7:00 PM Grimes, Matthew (0-0, 10.38) Kolek, Tyler (0-0, 6.23)
Hickory Kannapolis Game 2 Ortiz, Luis (0-0, 0.00) To Be Determined

Duels of the Day

April 16

The Daury Torrez/Jace Fry showdown was washed out in North Carolina. Biloxi pulled the ole switcheroo on starting pitchers, but Braden Shipley is too good to be left out.

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
5 (11) Carlos Rodon LHP CWS AAA 5 6 3 3 2 4 3 3 3.60 1.20 0 56 S, 31 B, HBP, ND (1-0)
SA! Williams Perez RHP ATL AAA 5 4 1 1 4 3 5 5 2.00 1.78 0 55 S, 49 B, ND (0-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Jacob Barnes RHP MIL AA 4.2 3 1 1 0 5 6 1 1.93 0.64 0 50 S, 25 B, HBP, LOSS (0-1)
28 (62) Braden Shipley RHP AZ AA 5 5 0 0 2 5 5 1 0.77 1.11 0 52 S, 31 B, WIN (1-0)

April 17

LHP Adam Conley (MIA - AAA) vs RHP Christian Binford (KC - AAA)

One of my favorite sleepers from last year, Christian Binford, takes on southpaw Adam Conley. Conley looks to tame the PCL as much as one can reasonably expect in his age 25 season.

LHP Shawn Morimando (CLE - AA) vs RHP Tyler Glasnow (PIT - AA)

22 year old Shawn Morimando chucked five scoreless his first time out this year, and will have to have a repeat performance to keep up with 10th overall prospect Tyler Glasnow.

RHP Tyler Wagner (MIL - AA) vs RHP Yoan Lopez (AZ - AA)

Tyler Wagner gets the ball for Biloxi tonight instead of last night, facing off against international bonus pool busting right hander Yoan Lopez.

RHP Jake Thompson (TEX - AA) vs LHP Tyler DeLoach (LAA - AA)

Jake Thompson had some issues with the long ball his first time out this year he's trying to bounce back from. Tyler DeLoach dominated the Texas League after a late season promotion and looks to continue to do so today,

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

Let's try this one more time. Torrez was lit up by Wilmington his first time out, but has a career 2.74 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Jace Fry, the Sox's 3rd round pick last year, begins his first full season in pro ball by skipping the South Atlantic and beginning the year in the Carolina League..

RHP Marcos Molina (NYM - A+) vs RHP Chih-Wei Hu (MIN - A+)

The Mets gave Molina an aggressive promotion, but the friendly confines of the Florida State League should help the transition. 21 year old Chih-Wui Hu, a sleeper alert, brings a career 2.32 ERA and .192 opponents batting average to the hill.


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 -

Thursday, April 16th

Wednesday, April 15th

Tuesday, April 14th

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