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Minor League Ball Gameday - Saturday, April 18th

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Who else did you expect as the main picture?
Who else did you expect as the main picture?
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Good day to you all and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday thread! I hope you enjoyed the first of many 'FanDuel Fridays', a new weekly sponsored post from me. 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

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Gwinnett Charlotte 7:05 PM Wang, Chien-Ming (0-0, 3.38) Johnson, Erik (1-0, 0.00)
Toledo Columbus 6:05 PM Belfiore, Mike (0-1, 7.71) To Be Determined
Indianapolis Louisville 2:05 PM Boscan, Wilfredo (0-0, 0.00) Smith, Josh (0-0, -.--)
Rochester Pawtucket 1:05 PM Hamburger, Mark (0-0, 7.71) Rodriguez, Eduardo (0-0, 1.59)
Durham Norfolk 7:05 PM Diamond, Scott (0-0, 0.00) Gamboa, Eddie (0-0, 5.40)
Lehigh Valley Buffalo 1:05 PM Clemens, Paul (0-0, 3.00) Jenkins, Chad (0-1, 13.50)
Scranton/WB Syracuse 1:05 PM Davies, Kyle (0-0, -.--) Billings, Bruce (0-0, 1.80)

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) Syndergaard, Noah (0-0, 4.50)
Albuquerque Reno 9:35 PM Rusin, Chris (0-0, 10.80) Clay, Caleb (1-0, 0.00)
Sacramento Salt Lake 8:35 PM Turley, Nik (0-1, 13.50) To Be Determined
Colorado Springs Nashville 7:35 PM Gagnon, Drew (0-0, 7.20) Mills, Brad (0-1, 12.27)
New Orleans Omaha 3:05 PM Rienzo, Andre (0-1, 3.60) Pino, Yohan (1-0, 0.00)
Oklahoma City Iowa 8:08 PM Wieland, Joe (1-0, 3.60) Loux, Barret (0-0, 4.91)
Memphis Round Rock 7:05 PM Lyons, Tyler (0-1, 9.00) Gonzalez, Chi Chi (0-1, 3.60)
El Paso Tacoma 8:05 PM Morrow, Bryce (0-1, 1.80) Montgomery, Mike (0-0, 1.50)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Portland Trenton 7:00 PM McCarthy, Mike (0-1, 18.00) Smith, Caleb (0-1, 5.79)
Harrisburg Binghamton 1:05 PM Swynenberg, Matt (0-1, 3.00) Cessa, Luis (1-0, 0.00)
New Hampshire New Britain 1:35 PM To Be Determined Flande, Yohan (1-0, 6.35)
Richmond Reading 6:05 PM Crick, Kyle (0-0, 2.25) Biddle, Jesse (1-0, 0.00)
Erie Bowie 6:35 PM To Be Determined Bundy, Dylan (0-0, 0.00)
Akron Altoona 6:00 PM Clevinger, Mike (0-1, 1.50) Kuhl, Chad (1-0, 1.80)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Biloxi Mobile 8:05 PM Johnson, Hobbs (0-0, 3.86) Sinnery, Brandon (0-0, 1.50)
Pensacola Tennessee 7:05 PM Peralta, Wandy (1-0, 0.00) Pena, Felix (0-0, 0.00)
Montgomery Jacksonville 7:05 PM To Be Determined Brice, Austin (0-0, 0.00)
Mississippi Jackson 7:05 PM Ross, Greg (0-1, 23.62) Unsworth, Dylan (0-1, 6.75)
Birmingham Chattanooga 6:15 PM Danish, Tyler (1-0, 1.80) Peavey, Greg (1-0, 2.84)
Birmingham Chattanooga Game 2 Recchia, Mike (0-0, 6.30) Berrios, Jose (1-0, 3.27)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frisco Arkansas 8:10 PM Eickhoff, Jerad (1-0, 3.60) Busenitz, Alan (1-0, 1.80)
Springfield Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Hald, Kyle (0-0, 3.00) Devenski, Chris (1-0, 0.00)
Tulsa San Antonio 8:05 PM Kehrt, Jeremy (0-1, 6.75) Morris, Elliot (0-0, 0.00)
Midland NW Arkansas 7:05 PM Sanchez, Jake (0-1, 3.86) Finnegan, Brandon (0-1, 9.00)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bakersfield San Jose 8:00 PM Zokan, Jake (0-1, 2.25) Snelten, D.J. (0-0, 1.80)
Visalia Stockton 10:10 PM Doran, Ryan (1-0, 1.50) To Be Determined
Lake Elsinore Rancho Cucamonga 10:05 PM Livengood, Justin (0-1, 6.75) Johnson, Michael (0-0, 7.94)
Inland Empire Modesto 10:05 PM Kipper, Jordan (0-0, 5.06) Wiest, Grahamm (1-0, 0.00)
Lancaster High Desert 9:35 PM Houser, Adrian (0-0, 27.00) To Be Determined

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Carolina Salem 6:05 PM Janas, Steve (1-0, 0.00) Stankiewicz, Teddy (0-1, 3.00)
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 4:30 PM To Be Determined Leyer, Robinson (0-1, 3.60)
Potomac Lynchburg 6:30 PM Suero, Wander (1-0, 0.00) Lugo, Luis (0-0, 3.86)
Frederick Wilmington 7:05 PM To Be Determined Skoglund, Eric (1-0, 0.00)
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem Game 2 To Be Determined To Be Determined

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tampa Daytona 7:05 PM Kendrick, Conner (0-0, -.--) Howard, Nick (1-0, 0.00)
Lakeland Clearwater 6:30 PM St. John, Kenton (0-1, 7.20) Kleven, Colin (0-1, 12.60)
St. Lucie Fort Myers 6:05 PM To Be Determined To Be Determined
Dunedin Brevard County 6:35 PM To Be Determined Ortega, Jorge (1-0, 1.50)
Charlotte Palm Beach 5:35 PM Faria, Jacob (1-0, 0.00) Littrell, Corey (0-1, 4.50)
Jupiter Bradenton 6:30 PM Sadberry, Chris (1-0, 1.35) To Be Determined

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Great Lakes South Bend 7:05 PM Holmes, Grant (0-0, 9.82) Hedges, Zach (1-0, 3.60)
Dayton Lansing 5:05 PM Varner, Seth (1-0, 1.80) Greene, Conner (0-0, 1.80)
Wisconsin Peoria 7:00 PM Gomez, Milton (0-0, 0.00) Baez, Fernando (1-1, 0.00)
Fort Wayne West Michigan 4:00 PM Lockett, Walker (0-0, 1.59) Ladwig, A.J. (0-1, 4.15)
Kane County Quad Cities 7:00 PM Solbach, Markus (1-0, 0.00) James, Joshua (0-0, 4.50)
Cedar Rapids Burlington 7:30 PM Cederoth, Michael (0-0, 2.25) To Be Determined
Lake County Bowling Green 7:05 PM Milbrath, Jordan (0-1, 11.57) Centeno, Henry (0-0, 1.50)
Beloit Clinton 3:00 PM Mendez, Junior (0-1, 21.60) Schiraldi, Lukas (0-1, 16.87)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rome Augusta 7:05 PM Grosser, Alec (0-0, 0.00) Coonrod, Samuel (0-0, 0.00)
West Virginia Lexington 7:05 PM Coley, Austin (1-0, 3.60) Lovvorn, Zach (0-0, 3.86)
Hickory Kannapolis 7:05 PM Garrett, Reed (0-0, 1.80) To Be Determined
Charleston Savannah 6:05 PM To Be Determined Meisner, Casey (1-0, 3.60)
Greenville Asheville 6:05 PM Fernandez, Jeffry (0-0, 0.00) Castellani, Ryan (0-0, 4.50)
Delmarva Greensboro 7:00 PM To Be Determined Holmes, Ben (0-1, 2.57)
Lakewood Hagerstown 6:05 PM Casimiro, Ranfi (0-1, 10.80) Van Orden, Drew (0-0, 5.40)
Greenville Asheville Game 2 Wilkerson, Aaron (0-0, 5.68) Polanco, Carlos (0-1, 5.40)

Duels of the Day

April 17

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Adam Conley LHP MIA AAA 6 8 3 3 2 2 9 4 5.25 1.42 2 - W. Merrifield, O. Calixte 49 S, 28 BB, WIN (1-1)
- Christian Binford RHP KC AAA 6 9 4 4 1 3 7 4 4.50 1.70 2 - J. Bour, M. Rojas 59 S, 31 B, LOSS (0-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Shawn Morimando LHP CLE AA 4.2 4 2 2 2 9 3 0 1.86 1.14 0 59 S, 31 B, WP, LOSS (0-1)
4 (10) Tyler Glasnow RHP PIT AA 6 4 1 1 0 7 4 4 0.82 0.91 0 57 S, 23 B, WP, WIN (1-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
ITP Tyler Wagner RHP MIL AA 5 6 2 2 2 2 12 0 1.64 1.18 0 51 S, 29 B, WIN (2-0)
- Yoan Lopez RHP AZ AA 5.1 6 4 3 3 6 2 4 3.97 1.32 2 - M. Reed, N. Ramirez 57 S, 32 B, LOSS (0-2)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
38 (81) Jake Thompson RHP TEX AA 6 2 0 0 0 4 9 2 1.80 0.80 0 55 S, 28 B, WIN (1-1)
- Tyler DeLoache LHP LAA AA 6 8 2 2 0 8 4 1 1.50 1.00 1 - Nick Williams 62 S, 18 B, PICKOFF, LOSS (1-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Daury Torrez RHP CHC A+ 5 4 1 1 3 4 3 1 6.52 1.55 0 WIN (1-1)
- Jace Fry LHP CWS A+ 5 7 3 3 3 3 7 1 2.70 1.50 0 WP, LOSS (0-2)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
72 (152) Marcos Molina RHP NYM A+ 5 5 6 2 3 6 6 1 3.27 1.27 1 - Jason Kanzler LOSS (0-1)
SA! Chih-Wei Hu RHP MIN A+ 7 2 0 0 1 10 6 3 1.50 0.50 0 WIN (1-0)

April 18

RHP Kyle Crick (SF - AA) vs LHP Jesse Biddle (PHI - AA)

A face-off of prospects who are trying to rebuild their value with a promising second trip through AA, Richmond's Kyle Crick takes on Jesse Biddle and Reading.

RHP Jake Sanchez (OAK - AA) vs LHP Brandon Finnegan (KC - AA)

A personal sleeper IMO from the A's system, former Indy-baller Jake Sanchez goes toe to toe with 26th overall prospect Brandon Finnegan. While old for the league, Sanchez struck out 138 batters in 132 innings of work in 2014, split between both A ball levels and both the A's and White Sox.

RHP Wander Suero (WAS - A+) vs LHP Luis Lugo (CLE - A+)

Pitch-to-contact specialist Wander Suero looks to build off six scoreless in his debut, and is still looking for his first strike out. Lugo, a 21 year olf southpaw, posted a 10.4 K/9 in the Midwest League last year.

RHP Jacob Faria (TB - A+) vs LHP Corey Littrell (STL - A+)

A pair of sleepers from last year, Faria punched out seven in six clean frames to kick off the year while Littrell took the loss in his first start, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings.

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
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


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Friday, April 17th

Thursday, April 16th

Wednesday, April 15th