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Minor League Ball Gameday - Tuesday, April 21st

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Reds right hander Anthony DeSclafani hurled eight shut out innings Monday.
Reds right hander Anthony DeSclafani hurled eight shut out innings Monday.
Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Minor League Ball Gameday. Click the link below for the Gameday spreadsheet which will open in a separate tab in your browser. Below that you will find the schedule for today's slate of games, the Duel's of the Day, and our running injury list. We have a special poll for you to take part in if you have the time to spare to help us make the Gameday thread even better.

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 Detroit 7:08 PM Eovaldi, Nate (0-0, 4.35) Lobstein, Kyle (1-0, 5.40)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Gwinnett Norfolk 6:35 PM Banuelos, Manny (0-0, 2.08) McFarland, T.J. (0-1, 5.87)
Buffalo Pawtucket 5:05 PM Albers, Andrew (1-1, 3.38) Johnson, Brian (1-1, 1.00)
Lehigh Valley Scranton/WB 6:35 PM Gonzalez, Severino (0-1, 4.63) Wooten, Eric (0-1, 4.70)
Charlotte Durham 11:05 AM Beck, Chris (0-0, 3.72) Buschmann, Matt (1-1, 2.84)
Indianapolis Columbus 6:35 PM Sampson, Adrian (0-2, 4.35) Chen, Bruce (1-1, 0.75)
Rochester Syracuse 1:05 PM Rogers, Taylor (0-0, 3.46) Cole, A.J. (0-0, 4.00)
Louisville Toledo 6:30 PM Holmberg, David (0-2, 5.23) Farmer, Buck (1-0, 0.90)
Buffalo Pawtucket Game 2 Copeland, Scott (1-0, 0.64) Couch, Keith (1-1, 3.97)
Rochester Syracuse Game 2 Meyer, Alex (1-0, 8.31) Hill, Taylor (1-0, 1.42)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Las Vegas Reno 9:35 PM Gorski, Darin (2-0, 1.80) Marks, Justin (1-1, 8.68)
Colorado Springs Round Rock 8:05 PM Leroux, Chris (0-1, 6.35) To Be Determined
Sacramento El Paso 8:35 PM Blach, Ty (0-1, 3.29) To Be Determined
New Orleans Iowa 7:38 PM Esch, Jake (0-0, 5.40) Negrin, Yoanner (0-0, 3.27)
Albuquerque Tacoma 9:05 PM To Be Determined Gaviglio, Sam (1-0, 0.82)
Memphis Omaha 7:35 PM Petrick, Zach (0-1, 14.29) Blanton, Joe (1-1, 5.06)
Fresno Salt Lake 8:35 PM Buchanan, Jake (1-0, 3.27) To Be Determined
Oklahoma City Nashville 8:05 PM Frias, Carlos (1-0, 3.68) Castro, Angel (0-0, 4.50)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Richmond Bowie 11:05 AM Stratton, Chris (0-1, 3.27) Bridwell, Parker (0-0, 3.60)
Harrisburg Altoona 5:00 PM Ross, Joe (0-1, 6.00) Sanchez, Angel (1-0, 0.00)
New Hampshire Trenton 7:00 PM Cole, Taylor (0-0, 8.22) Sulbaran, Miguel (0-0, 2.08)
Erie Binghamton 6:35 PM Hankins, Derek (1-1, 1.64) Koch, Matt (0-1, 7.71)
Akron Reading 6:35 PM Anderson, Cody (0-1, 1.46) Windle, Tom (0-0, 1.50)
Portland New Britain 5:35 PM Haley, Justin (0-1, 7.11) Schlosser, Gus (1-1, 5.06)
Harrisburg Altoona Game 2 To Be Determined To Be Determined
Portland New Britain Game 2 To Be Determined Hernandez, Carlos (0-0, 4.63)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Chattanooga Mississippi 8:00 PM Duffey, Tyler (0-0, 0.00) Jenkins, Tyrell (0-1, 2.35)
Jacksonville Biloxi 5:35 PM Williams, Trevor (0-0, 0.75) Hall, Brooks (1-0, 1.80)
Tennessee Jackson 8:05 PM Black, Corey (1-0, 3.00) Landazuri, Stephen (0-0, 0.00)
Pensacola Birmingham 8:05 PM To Be Determined Blackmar, Mark (0-1, 13.50)
Mobile Montgomery 11:35 AM Blair, Aaron (1-0, 4.50) Pruitt, Austin (0-1, 0.77)
Jacksonville Biloxi Game 2 Smith, Chipper (1-0, 0.00) Barnes, Jacob (0-1, 1.93)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frisco NW Arkansas 12:05 PM Faulkner, Andrew (1-0, 1.08) Sparkman, Glenn (0-2, 5.63)
Tulsa Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Urias, Julio (1-0, 0.00) Emanuel, Kent (0-0, 5.40)
Springfield San Antonio 8:05 PM To Be Determined Rea, Colin (0-1, 1.32)
Midland Arkansas 8:10 PM Jensen, Chris (2-0, 3.86) To Be Determined

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bakersfield Stockton 10:10 PM Altavilla, Dan (0-2, 5.40) Atherton, Tim (0-0, 1.80)
Lancaster Rancho Cucamonga 10:05 PM Feliz, Michael (1-1, 7.11) Bird, Zack (2-0, 2.70)
Visalia Modesto 10:05 PM To Be Determined Wade, Konner (1-0, 3.00)
Inland Empire San Jose 9:30 PM Cooney, Harrison (1-0, 3.72) Beede, Tyler (0-1, 3.86)
Lake Elsinore High Desert 9:35 PM Herrera, Ronald (1-1, 4.91) To Be Determined

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Myrtle Beach Salem 7:05 PM Tseng, Jen-Ho (1-0, 3.60) McGrath, Daniel (0-1, 8.10)
Frederick Lynchburg 6:30 PM Hess, David (1-0, 1.80) Plutko, Adam (0-1, 1.42)
Potomac Wilmington 6:35 PM Rauh, Brian (1-0, 0.84) Reed, Cody (2-0, 1.00)
Carolina Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Gil, Yean Carlos (0-2, 2.45) Heidenreich, Matt (1-0, 1.50)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tampa Clearwater 7:00 PM Holder, Jonathan (1-0, 1.59) Leibrandt, Brandon (0-0, 2.25)
Jupiter St. Lucie 4:00 PM Garcia, Jarlin (0-0, 0.90) Diaz, Miller (0-0, 0.00)
Fort Myers Palm Beach 6:35 PM Stewart, Kohl (0-1, 1.93) Reyes, Alex (1-1, 3.48)
Charlotte Bradenton 6:30 PM Stanek, Ryne (0-2, 2.79) Duncan, Frank (1-0, 0.90)
Lakeland Brevard County 5:05 PM Maciel, Jonathan (0-1, 7.20) Wang, Wei-Chung (1-1, 9.82)
Dunedin Daytona 5:05 PM Allen, Brad (0-1, 3.27) Romano, Sal (0-1, 9.95)
Jupiter St. Lucie Game 2 Townsley, Sean (0-1, 4.00) Gsellman, Robert (2-0, 1.74)
Lakeland Brevard County Game 2 Longstreth, Ryan (0-2, 7.04) Woodruff, Brandon (0-1, 15.75)
Dunedin Daytona Game 2 Aquino, Jayson (0-1, 3.60) Astin, Barrett (1-0, 1.29)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Quad Cities Peoria 8:00 PM To Be Determined Perdomo, Luis (0-0, 1.59)
Fort Wayne Lansing 7:05 PM Cox, Taylor (0-0, 6.75) Dawson, Shane (0-1, 2.70)
Clinton Kane County 7:30 PM Herb, Tyler (0-0, 9.00) Mejia, Jeferson (0-1, 7.00)
Burlington Beloit 7:30 PM Rhoades, Jeremy (1-0, 1.00) Schwartz, Jordan (0-1, 6.30)
Dayton Bowling Green 7:35 PM Strahan, Wyatt (2-0, 1.54) Honeywell, Brent (0-1, 1.80)
Cedar Rapids Wisconsin 7:35 PM Batts, Mat (1-0, 1.54) Hirsch, Zach (0-1, 3.00)
West Michigan Great Lakes 6:05 PM Seaton, Ross (1-0, 1.50) Guzman, Kevin (0-0, 1.80)
Lake County South Bend 7:05 PM Kime, Dace (0-2, 2.38) Stinnett, Jake (0-1, 7.36)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Delmarva Hagerstown 6:05 PM Gonzalez, Brian (1-0, 2.70) Bach, Connor (0-0, 5.00)
Charleston Augusta 7:05 PM Kamplain, Justin (1-1, 3.60) Gonzalez, Nicholas (0-0, 9.82)
Hickory Asheville 5:05 PM Wiles, Collin (1-0, 0.00) Howard, Sam (0-1, 9.00)
West Virginia Kannapolis 5:05 PM Sever, John (1-0, 0.00) Martinez, Luis (0-0, 2.25)
Rome Savannah 7:05 PM Sobotka, Chad (0-1, 11.25) Reyes, Scarlyn (0-1, 4.50)
Greenville Lexington 7:05 PM To Be Determined Tenuta, Matt (1-1, 4.50)
Lakewood Greensboro 7:00 PM Pinto, Ricardo (0-0, 1.38) To Be Determined
Hickory Asheville Game 2 Vasquez, Kelvin (0-0, 0.00) Shouse, Blake (0-0, 0.00)
West Virginia Kannapolis Game 2 McRae, Alex (1-0, 1.80) Almonte, Yency (0-0, 2.45)


Duels of the Day

April 20

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
42 (87) Mike Foltynewicz RHP ATL AAA 8 3 1 1 1 9 5 7 1.62 1.08 0 72 S, 33 B, LOSS (0-2)
- Mike Wright RHP BAL AAA 6 5 0 0 0 3 5 6 1.72 0.96 0 62 S, 20 B, WIN (2-0)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
11 (27) Jon Gray RHP COL AAA 5 10 5 5 1 6 8 0 9.00 2.00 1 - Cody Ransom WP, 57 S, 23 B, LOSS (0-2)
- Robbie Ray LHP AZ AAA 5 6 1 1 2 10 2 2 3.29 1.68 0 72 S, 37 B, E (1 - T), WIN (1-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
9 (21) Robert Stephenson RHP CIN AA 5.1 6 5 5 2 9 2 3 6.55 1.27 1 - Jeremy Farrell 56 S, 33 B, 2 WP, HBP, ND (0-1)
74 (163) Frankie Montas RHP CWS AA 5 5 3 3 6 4 5 3 3.48 1.26 0 44 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
SA! Ryan Yarbrough LHP SEA A+ 6 6 0 0 0 1 11 4 1.69 0.94 0 55 S, 27 B, WIN (1-1)
- Dylan Covey RHP OAK A+ 7 5 2 2 1 2 15 1 3.86 1.10 1 - Austin Wilson 52 S, 24 B, LOSS (1-2)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Tyler Mahle RHP CIN A 4 7 5 4 1 1 7 2 2.87 1.21 1 - Rowdy Tellez 3 HBP, LOSS (1-1)
- Chase DeJong RHP TOR A 5 3 2 1 3 4 7 2 1.84 1.09 1 - Aristides Aquino HBP, WIN (1-0)

April 21

RHP Tyler Duffey (MIN - AA) vs RHP Tyrell Jenkins (ATL - AA)

Tyler Duffey went unranked in the Twins Top 20 list, but John tabbed him as a sleeper for this year. Duffey has not been solid to this point, striking out 16 in as many innings with just six walks, though he's had an issue with the long ball. Three batters have taken him deep and he's allowed 16 hits total. Tyrell Jenkins is off to a slow start, walking three while only recording one strike out in his first two starts crossing 7.2 innings. Jenkins was named as being "in the picture" of the Top 175, and the only runs he has allowed so far this year have come off solo home runs.

LHP Julio Urias (LAD - AA) vs LHP Kent Emanuel (HOU - AA)

What else is there to really say about Urias? He's kinda like Joey Gallo in the respect that he is so unique as a prospect, there truly are no comparables, no matter the decade. The top rated southpaw and fourth overall ranked prospect takes on the Astros' 3rd round selection from 2013, Kent Emanuel. A fellow southpaw nearly five years Urias' elder, Emanuel has been very hittable to start the year. He's allowed 11 hits in just 6.2 innings with four runs crossing the dish. Only two batters have gone down with a K, and he's issued two free passes so far.

RHP Michael Feliz (HOU - A+) vs RHP Zack Bird (LAD - A+)

Coming in with the #70 overall rank, right hander Michael Feliz of the Astros was slapped with a B+ grade by John in the 2015 Baseball Prospect Book. A lively mid 90's fastball has helped generate 10 K's for Feliz so far this year in just 6.1 frames. He's only walked two, but has given up nine hits and five runs. Opposing Feliz is 20 year old Zack Bird who has gotten off to a hot start, striking out nine in 10 innings with only five base knocks. Bird has also issued five free passes and allowed three runs without giving up a homer yet.

RHP Kohl Stewart (MIN - A+) vs RHP Alex Reyes (STL - A+)

I get the feeling this is going to be a dynamite duel with poth hurlers falling in the top 105 prospects. Word on the street is that the Twinkies have taken the reigns off the fourth overall pick from 2013. He has gone 14 innings in his first two starts, striking out eight with six walks, and 13 hits allowed. The 20 year old checks in as the #105 prospect overall and the 53rd best pitching prospect. On the other side of the match up we have the electric arm of Cardinals righty Alex Reyes. In his first two starts, Reyes has punched out 20 in only 10.1 frames, but has also walked six. Only six hitters have notched a base hit against the #69 prospect overall so far, and nobody has taken him yard.

RHP Wyatt Strahan (CIN - A) vs RHP Brent Honeywell (TB - A)

What do you get when you combine a 2014 sleeper pick with a top 100 pick primed to shoot up prospect lists around the interwebs? This DotD. Strahan survived the Pioneer League last year, and is enjoying the friendlier confines of the Midwest League now. Only two runs have scored off Strahan in his first 11.2 innings, but he has only struck out five with four walks and 10 hits allowed. Strahan enters the game with a 2-0 record, and the win he earned in his season debut was also the first win of his professional career. Brett Honeywell will always have a special place in the prospect section of my heart, solely because he throws a screwball. Long seen as a potentially dangerous pitch for the elbow, Honeywell is the only right hander in the game throwing a screwgie to my knowledge. A pair of lefties have had success with it, without injury, in Jose Quintana of the White Sox and Alex Claudio of the Rangers. Honeywell has used the ole "fadeaway" to help amass 15 punch outs in 10 frames with five walks and six hits allowed.

Injuries

Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
STL RF Randal Grichuk 15 Day DL Lower Back Strain 4/17/2015
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

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Monday, April 20th

Sunday, April 19th

Saturday, April 18th