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Minor League Ball Gameday - Sunday, April 19th

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Nationals short stop Wilmer Difo did it all last night with five hits and more.
Nationals short stop Wilmer Difo did it all last night with five hits and more.
Mark Briscoe

Afternoon folks *tips cap*, welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday. 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 "deep sleepers" 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
Atlanta Toronto 1:07 PM Miller, Shelby (1-0, 0.90) Norris, Daniel (1-0, 4.22)
New York Tampa Bay 1:10 PM Pineda, Michael (1-0, 5.11) Andriese, Matt (0-0, 3.86)
Cleveland Minnesota 2:10 PM House, TJ (0-1, 40.50) May, Trevor (0-1, 8.44)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Colorado Los Angeles 4:10 PM Butler, Eddie (1-0, 1.64) McCarthy, Brandon (1-0, 6.75)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lehigh Valley Buffalo 1:05 PM Rodriguez, Joely (0-1, 6.00) Bibens-Dirkx, Austin (0-0, -.--)
Rochester Pawtucket 1:05 PM Dean, Pat (1-0, 1.50) Barnes, Matt (0-0, 9.00)
Durham Norfolk 1:05 PM Floro, Dylan (2-0, 4.09) Wilson, Tyler (0-1, 3.60)
Toledo Columbus 1:05 PM To Be Determined Roth, Michael (0-0, 1.80)
Scranton/WB Syracuse 1:05 PM Mitchell, Bryan (0-1, 3.68) To Be Determined
Gwinnett Charlotte 2:05 PM Foltynewicz, Mike (0-1, 2.08) Haviland, Shawn (0-0, 0.00)
Indianapolis Louisville 2:05 PM Kingham, Nick (0-1, 3.60) Holmberg, David (0-2, 5.23)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
El Paso Tacoma 4:35 PM Lane, Jason (1-1, 5.25) Pries, Jordan (0-1, 9.31)
Fresno Las Vegas 3:05 PM Rodgers, Brady (0-0, 15.75) Montero, Rafael (0-0, -.--)
Albuquerque Reno 4:05 PM Jurrjens, Jair (0-0, 3.18) Nuno, Vidal (2-0, 2.19)
Colorado Springs Nashville 3:05 PM To Be Determined Bassitt, Chris (0-1, 4.76)
New Orleans Omaha 3:05 PM Rienzo, Andre (0-1, 3.60) Pino, Yohan (1-0, 0.00)
Memphis Round Rock 2:05 PM To Be Determined Martinez, David (0-0, 3.60)
Sacramento Salt Lake 3:05 PM Coello, Robert (1-0, 1.50) Rucinski, Drew (0-0, -.--)
Oklahoma City Iowa 2:08 PM To Be Determined Loux, Barrett (0-0, 4.91)
Memphis Round Rock GAME 2 Petrick, Zach (0-1, 12.46) Wolf, Ross (0-1, 18.00)
New Orleans Omaha GAME 2 Mazzaro, Vin (0-1, 8.10) Mortensen, Clayton (1-0, 0.00)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Harrisburg Binghamton 1:05 PM Voth, Austin (1-0 ,3.00) Gant, John (0-0, 12.27)
New Hampshire New Britain 1:35 PM To Be Determined Flemer, Matt (0-1, 4.50)
Akron Altoona 1:00 PM Merritt, Ryan (0-0, 3.86) Dodson, Zack (0-0, 0.00)
Richmond Reading 1:35 PM Lujan, Matt (0-1, 3.18) Eflin, Zach (1-0, 0.00)
Erie Bowie 2:05 PM To Be Determined Berry, Tim (0-1, 8.31)
Portland Trenton 1:00 PM Cuevas, William (1-0, 1.80) Severino, Luis (0-0, 0.00)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Mississippi Jackson 3:05 PM Hursh, Jason (0-1, 9.00) Siverio, Misael (0-0, 0.00)
Biloxi Mobile 2:05 PM Johnson, Hobbs (0-0, 3.86) Sinnery, Brandon (0-0, 1.50)
Birmingham Chattanooga 2:15 PM Montas, Frankie (0-0, 1.69) Baxendale, D.J. (1-0, 0.00)
Montgomery Jacksonville 3:05 PM To Be Determined To Be Determined
Pensacola Tennessee 2:05 PM Stephenson, Robert (0-1, 4.76) Batista, Frank (1-0, 1.50)
Biloxi Mobile GAME 2 Lopez, Jorge (0-1, 12.00) Arias, Gabriel (1-0, 3.00)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Midland Arkansas 7:10 PM Lamb, Chris (0-1, 13.50) McGowin, Kyle (1-0, 9.00)
Tulsa Corpus Christi 3:05 PM Shelton, Matt (0-0, 6.75) McCullers, Lance (1-0, 0.00)
Springfield San Antonio 3:05 PM Morales, Andrew (0-0, 1.80) Hancock, Justin (1-1, 3.60)
Frisco NW Arkansas 3:05 PM Payano, Victor (0-0, 0.00) Sulbaran, J.C. (0-1, 1.80)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Inland Empire Modesto 4:05 PM Ellis, Christopher (0-1, 4.22) Senzatela, Antonio (0-2, 1.17)
Lake Elsinore Rancho Cucamonga 5:05 PM To Be Determined De Paula, Luis (0-0, 3.86)
Visalia Stockton 5:09 PM Banda, Anthony (2-0, 2.61) Trivino, Lou (1-0, 5.06)
Bakersfield San Jose 4:00 PM Diaz, Edwin (1-0, 0.00) Ysla, Luis (0-1, 3.60)
Lancaster High Desert 4:05 PM Sims, Blaine (0-1, 9.00) To Be Determined

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Carolina Salem 4:05 PM Brosius, Tyler (0-0, 5.40) McAvoy, Kevin (0-1, 1.80)
Potomac Lynchburg 2:00 PM Spann, Matthew (0-1, 7.20) To Be Determined
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 2:00 PM Skulina, Tyler (0-1, 1.80) Bucciferro, Tony (0-0, 1.59)
Frederick Wilmington 1:35 PM To Be Determined Caramo, Yender (0-1, 3.38)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lakeland Clearwater 1:00 PM Ziomek, Kevin (0-2, 4.50) To Be Determined
Jupiter Bradenton 1:00 PM Newell, Ryan (1-1, 2.89) Dickson, Cody (1-1, 3.38)
Tampa Daytona 5:35 PM To Be Determined Stephens, Jackson (0-0, 9.64)
Dunedin Brevard County 5:05 PM To Be Determined To Be Determined
Charlotte Palm Beach 1:00 PM Marquez, German (0-0, 6.75) Reyes, Arturo (1-0, 0.00)
St. Lucie Fort Myers 4:05 PM Whalen, Rob (0-1, 3.00) Eades, Ryan (1-0, 0.00)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Wisconsin Peoria 6:00 PM Diaz, Victor (0-1, 3.86) Pearce, Matt (1-0, 0.00)
Kane County Quad Cities 2:15 PM Jones, Brent (0-1, 4.38) Dykxhoorn, Brock (1-0, 0.00)
Beloit Clinton 3:00 PM Gossett, Daniel (0-1, 7.20) Medina, Jeffeson (0-1, 5.79)
Cedar Rapids Burlington 3:00 PM Jorge, Felix (1-0, 0.00) Newcomb, Sean (1-0, 1.80)
Great Lakes South Bend 2:05 PM Oaks, Trevor (1-0, 0.00) Clifton, Trevor (0-1, 16.20)
Lake County Bowling Green 3:05 PM Milbrath, Jordan (0-1, 11.57) Pike, Chris (1-0, 0.00)
Dayton Lansing 2:05 PM Armstrong, Mark (0-0, 2.57) Reid-Foley, Sean (0-0, 0.00)
Fort Wayne West Michigan 1:00 PM Dorminy, Thomas (0-1, 10.80) Szkutnik, Trent (0-0, 6.00)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rome Augusta 1:00 PM Grosser, Alec (0-0, 0.00) Coonrod, Samuel (0-0, 0.00)
Hickory Kannapolis 5:05 PM Martin, Brett (0-0, 9.00) To Be Determined
Delmarva Greensboro 4:00 PM Parry, Bennett (0-0, 3.38) To Be Determined
Lakewood Hagerstown 3:05 PM Oliver, Chris (1-0, 1.80) Valdez, Phillips (0-1, 6.75)
Greenville Asheville 2:05 PM Kopech, Michael (0-1, 7.36) Polanco, Carlos (0-1, 5.40)
Charleston Savannah 2:05 PM Foley, Jordan (0-1, 4.00) Prevost, Josh (0-1, 6.00)
West Virginia Lexington 2:05 PM Sever, John (1-0, 0.00) Fernandez, Pedro (1-0, 1.08)
Rome Augusta GAME 2 Sobotka, Chad (0-1, 11.25) Gonzalez, Nicholas (0-0, 9.82)

Duels of the Day

April 18

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
30 (67) Kyle Crick RHP SF AA 4.2 4 3 1 2 7 2 4 2.08 1.38 0 63 S, 38 B, HBP, ND (0-0)
69 (146) Jesse Biddle LHP PHI AA 6 5 2 2 1 8 6 2 1.64 0.91 0 67 S, 24 B, ND (1-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Jake Sanchez RHP OAK AA 5.2 4 5 5 2 8 4 4 6.10 1.35 0 61 S, 27 B, LOSS (0-2)
10 (26) Brandon Finnegan LHP KC AA 4 1 0 0 3 7 5 0 3.86 1.57 0 35 S, 27 B, ND (0-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Wander Suero RHP WAS A+ 5 9 7 5 0 4 7 4 4.09 1.18 0 E (1 - T), WIN (2-0)
- Luis Lugo LHP CLE A+ 3.2 9 8 6 2 4 2 4 8.64 1.92 0 WP, E (1 - T), LOSS (0-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Jacob Faria RHP TB A+ 5 4 2 2 2 5 4 3 1.64 1.00 0 WIN (2-0)
- Corey Littrell LHP STL A+ 6 8 6 3 3 1 9 5 4.50 1.58 0 PICKOFF, LOSS (0-2)

April 19

RHP Edwin Diaz (SEA - A+) vs LHP Luis Ysla (SF - A+)

This match-up features the 138th best prospect, Edwin Diaz versus a sleeper pick in Luis Ysla. Diaz has been nails to start the year, punching out 16 to just one walk and four hits in 11 innings. Ysla was so-so in his debut, allowing a pair of runs on seven hits in five innings with four strike outs.

RHP Rob Whalen (NYM - A+) vs RHP Ryan Eades (MIN - A+)

Rob Whalen brings a career 1.93 ERA and .196 opponents batting average to the table against 2013 2nd round pick Ryan Eades. Eades struggled in his full season debut last year, but tossed six scoreless in his debut, striking out three with two walks and five base knocks.

RHP Felix Jorge (MIN - A) vs LHP Sean Newcomb (LAA - A)

The first trip through the Midwest League was not a pleasant one for Felix Jorge. He dominated over seven scoreless innings in his debut, striking out 10 with a pair of walks and hits. Sean Newcomb, the 15th overall pick in last year's draft, has struck out 15 to only four walks and seven hits in hist first two starts spanning 10 innings.

Injuries

Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
LAD RHP Jose De Leon 7 Day DL Mild Groin Strain 4/16/2015
BOS CF Rusney Castillo 7 Day DL Shoulder Injury 4/14/2015
KC SS Raul Mondesi 7 Day DL Back Strain 4/12/2015
STL RHP Jack Flaherty 7 Day DL Undisclosed Right Arm Injury 4/10/2015
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

Stat Updates -

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Previous Gameday Threads -

Saturday, April 18th

Friday, April 17th

Thursday, April 16th