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Minor League Ball Gameday - Friday, May 1st

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Welcome to the Gameday!

Mets lefty Steven Matz punched out 12 Reno hitters Thursday.
Mets lefty Steven Matz punched out 12 Reno hitters Thursday.
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Minor League Ball Gameday. A brief bit of news to pass along. Beginning Sunday and ending Wednesday, we will be doing a diet version of the Gameday. I will be taking a much need break on a beach somewhere along the Gulf O' Mexico.

We will not be doing the full spreadsheet those days, only the the bare bones will be posted (no running totals of extra base hits, errors, or stolen bases for hitters; no GO, FO, ERA, WHIP, HR allowed or any notes for pitchers). The daily schedules and Duels of the Day will still be here for your enjoyment. Also, the first stat update of the year was scheduled for this Saturday, May 2nd. It is going to be pushed back a week to Saturday, May 9th.

One last thing before we get to the goodies. If you happened to peruse the comments section of the Gameday (highly, highly recommended if you don't already), John passed along an update of The 2015 Baseball Prospect Book. To quote Mr. Sickels from yesterday -

OK guys, for obvious reasons I am not going to make a main screen post on this just yet, but I really need to sell some books here. I haven’t even broken even this year with the book yet, and without more sales soon I cannot justify writing the book in 2016. My family cannot afford to take a loss on this project or even just break even.

I realize that sales are down because the book was late again due to the health issues. Hopefully that will not be an issue next year. But the book represents the majority of my family income and for there to be a next year in the first place, I need to sell books now.

If you have already bought the book, THANK YOU. Suggest it to a friend if you can. If you have NOT bought the book, please do so at JohnSickels.net. You can order the PDFor the paper edition (which includes the PDF!).

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.

The Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's

Today's Schedule

(Probable Starters are as of 4:00 AM EST via MiLB.com)

MLB American League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tampa Baltimore 7:05 PM Colome, Alex (0-0, -.--) Tillman, Chris (2-2, 7.58)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Cincinnati Atlanta 7:35 PM DeSclafani, Anthony (2-1, 1.04) Foltynewicz, Mike (0-0, -.--)
Arizona Los Angeles (NL) 10:10 PM De La Rosa, Rubby (2-1, 4.68) Frias, Carlos (1-0, 0.00)
Colorado San Diego 10:10 PM Butler, Eddie (2-1, 3.27) Kennedy, Ian (0-1, 10.80)
Los Angeles (AL) San Francisco 10:15 PM Wilson, CJ (1-2, 3.12) Heston, Chris (2-2, 2.77)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Columbus Syracuse 7:05 PM Chen, Bruce (2-1, 1.08) Billings, Bruce (0-2, 5.54)
Lehigh Valley Indianapolis 7:15 PM Aumont, Phillippe (1-0, 1.06) Sampson, Adrian (0-3, 3.22)
Scranton/WB Charlotte 7:05 PM Tracy, Matt (0-0, 6.00) Haviland, Shawn (0-1, 3.45)
Louisville Buffalo 6:05 PM Magill, Matt (0-1, 7.71) Albers, Andrew (1-3, 3.09)
Toledo Gwinnett 7:05 PM Farmer, Buck (3-0, 3.00) To Be Determined
Durham Pawtucket 6:15 PM To Be Determined Barnes, Matt (0-0, 5.63)
Norfolk Rochester 7:05 PM Wright, Mike (2-0, 2.29) To Be Determined

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Nashville Round Rock 8:05 PM Graveman, Kendall (0-0, -.--) Wolf, Ross (2-1, 7.88)
Reno Las Vegas 10:05 PM Ray, Robbie (1-2, 4.19) Bowman, Matt (1-3, 8.69)
Oklahoma City Iowa 8:08 PM Wieland, Joe (2-0, 3.00) Beeler, Dallas (0-0, 13.50)
Omaha Colorado Springs 8:35 PM Blanton, Joe (2-1, 2.38) Jungmann, Taylor (0-1, 10.26)
Memphis New Orleans 8:00 PM Whiting, Boone (0-1, 6.57) Nicolino, Justin (2-0, 0.79)
Salt Lake Albuquerque 9:05 PM Heaney, Andrew (3-0, 4.42) Hale, David (0-1. 37.80)
El Paso Sacramento 10:05 PM McCutchen, Daniel (0-1, 3.86) Lara, Braulio (0-3, 7.58)
Fresno Tacoma 10:05 PM Cruz, Luis (0-1, 7.07) Snow, Forrest (0-1, 4.30)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Portland Reading 7:05 PM Cuevas, William (2-1, 4.73) Eflin, Zach (2-0, 0.00)
New Hampshire Binghamton 7:05 PM To Be Determined Ynoa, Gabriel (1-1, 4.86)
Akron Trenton 7:00 PM Roberts, Will (2-1, 5.82) Lail, Brady (0-2, 4.73)
Erie Altoona 6:00 PM To Be Determined Glasnow, Tyler (1-0, 1.08)
Richmond New Britain 6:35 PM Crick, Kyle (0-0, 1.42) Carpenter, Ryan (1-2, 5.23)
Harrisburg Bowie 6:35 PM Ross, Joe (0-1, 3.60) Berry, Tim (0-2, 9.50)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Montgomery Mississippi 8:00 PM Snell, Blake (0-0, -.--) Jenkins, Tyrell (1-1, 2.33)
Jacksonville Chattanooga 7:15 PM Esch, Jake (2-0, 0.00) Duffey, Tyler (0-2, 3.16)
Tennessee Birmingham 8:05 PM Batista, Frank (2-0, 1.02) Blackmar, Mark (0-2, 4.80)
Pensacola Jackson 8:05 PM Stephenson, Robert (0-2, 5.40) Hultzen, Danny (0-0, -.--)
Mobile Biloxi 8:10 PM Arias, Gabriel (3-0, 1.37) Hall, Brooks (3-0, 1.23)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Springfield Arkansas 8:10 PM Petree, Nick (0-1, 4.66) To Be Determined
Midland San Antonio 8:05 PM Jensen, Chris (3-0, 3.09) Hancock, Justin (1-1, 3.68)
Frisco Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Leclerc, Jose (1-1, 11.74) Hauschild, Mike (2-1, 5.54)
Tulsa NW Arkansas 8:05 PM Anderson, Chris (3-1, 3.00) Almonte, Miguel (0-1, 6.23)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
High Desert Lake Elsinore 10:00 PM To Be Determined Lemond, Zech (0-1, 5.40)
Inland Empire Rancho Cucamonga 10:05 PM Ellis, Christopher (0-2, 6.86) Richy, John (2-1, 6.35)
Lancaster Modesto 10:05 PM Holmes, Brian (1-1, 4.70) Senzatela, Antonio (1-2, 2.65)
San Jose Stockton 10:10 PM Snelten, D.J. (0-2, 3.00) Trivino, Lou (1-0, 2.31)
Bakersfield Visalia 10:00 PM Yarbrough, Ryan (2-1, 1.23) Gibson, Daniel (0-0, 2.45)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Winston-Salem Wilmington 7:05 PM Bucciferro, Tony (1-1, 4.24) Junis, Jake (1-2, 3.68)
Potomac Salem 7:05 PM Spann, Matthew (0-3, 5.82) McAvoy, Kevin (1-1, 1.72)
Frederick Carolina 7:00 PM Horacek, Mitch (2-1, 2.63) Brosius, Tyler (1-1, 4.80)
Myrtle Beach Lynchburg 6:30 PM Underwood Jr., Duane (2-0, 1.13) Cook, Clayton (1-0, 2.70)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Brevard County Daytona 5:05 PM To Be Determined Stephens, Jackson (0-0, -.--)
St. Lucie Bradenton 6:30 PM Taylor, Logan (0-0, 5.79) To Be Determined
Clearwater Dunedin 6:30 PM Whitehead, David (1-2, 3.04) Gabryszwski, Jeremy (0-0, 10.80)
Jupiter Palm Beach 6:35 PM Newell, Ryan (2-1, 1.69) Littrell, Corey (0-3, 6.35)
Lakeland Tampa 7:00 PM St. John, Locke (0-2, 6.06) Davis, Rookie (1-1, 1.66)
Fort Myers Charlotte 6:30 PM Mildren, Ethan (0-2, 5.28) To Be Determined
Brevard County Daytona Game 2 Ortega, Jorge (2-1, 3.00) Astin, Barrett (1-1, 1.17)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Fort Wayne South Bend 7:35 PM Montas, Ernesto (2-1, 3.38) Hedges, Zach (1-1, 3.00)
Quad Cities Wisconsin 7:35 PM Lee, Chris (0-2, 5.74) Diaz, Victor (0-1, 2.35)
Burlington Peoria 8:00 PM Newcomb, Sean (1-0, 1.80) Perez, Dewin (0-0, 0.00)
Dayton Great Lakes 7:05 PM Armstrong, Mark (0-1, 3.12) Gonzalez, Victor (0-1, 3.80)
Bowling Green Lansing 7:05 PM Centeno, Henry (0-0, 4.85) Suriel, Starlyn (1-0, 2.08)
Beloit Kane County 7:30 PM Graves, Brett (1-0, 5.57) Miller, Jared (2-1, 4.26)
Clinton Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Missaki, Daniel (0-1, 4.84) Gonsalves, Stephen (2-0, 0.90)
Lake County West Michigan 7:00 PM Brady, Sean (1-1, 3.60) Ladwig, A.J. (1-2, 6.43)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rome Kannapolis 7:05 PM Furney, Sean (2-1, 3.50) Lowry, Thad (3-0, 2.50)
Hickory Charleston 7:05 PM To Be Determined Maher, Joey (0-0, 3.95)
Lakewood Savannah 7:05 PM Casimiro, Ranfi (1-2, 5.40) Meisner, Casey (1-1, 2.12)
Lexington Asheville 7:05 PM To Be Determined To Be Determined
Greenville Hagerstown 7:05 PM To Be Determined Valdez, Phillips (1-1, 1.80)
West Virginia Greensboro 7:00 PM Coley, Austin (3-0, 1.80) Mader, Michael (1-2, 8.80)
Delmarva Augusta 7:05 PM Parry, Bennett (1-1, 1.76) Santiago, Nathanael (1-0, 3.00)

Duels of the Day


April 30

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Anthony Banda LHP AZ A+ 5 9 4 4 0 3 7 2 2.86 1.24 0 52 S, 28 B, ND (3-0)
52 (104) Keury Mella RHP SF A+ 2.2 7 4 3 2 2 2 0 4.58 1.36 0 43 S, 26 B, WP, ND (0-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Erick Leal RHP CHC A 5 6 2 2 1 4 4 3 2.25 1.45 0 52 S, 24 B, WIN (3-0)
- Spencer Turnbull RHP DET A 2.2 6 4 3 2 4 4 1 3.72 1.29 0 43 S, 37 B, WP, LOSS (1-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Tyler Viza RHP PHI A 5 8 5 5 0 3 4 3 3.86 1.16 1 - Aramis Garcia ND (3-0)
- Mark Reyes LHP SF A 6.2 10 2 1 0 1 11 4 2.35 1.17 0 HBP, ND (1-0)

May 1

LHP Blake Snell (TB - AA) vs RHP Tyrell Jenkins (ATL - AA)

RHP Robert Stephenson (CIN - AA) vs LHP Danny Hultzen (SEA - AA)

RHP Chris Anderson (LAD - AA) vs RHP Miguel Almonte (KC - AA)

RHP Daniel Missaki (SEA - A) vs LHP Stephen Gonsalves (MIN - A)

Injuries

Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
AZ RHP Archie Bradley 15 Day DL Sinus Fracture 4/29/2015
CHC CF Albert Almora 7 Day DL Concussion 4/28/2015
MIN RHP Kohl Stewart 7 Day DL Right Elbow Inflammation 4/28/2015
STL LHP Marco Gonzales 7 Day DL Left Shoulder Tightness 4/22/2015
AZ 3B Jake Lamb 15 Day DL Stress Reaction in Left Foot 4/21/2015
STL RF Randal Grichuk 15 Day DL Lower Back Strain 4/17/2015
SF SS Christian Arroyo 7 Day DL Oblique Injury 4/16/2015
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
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
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
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 RHP 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 -

Coming May 9th!

Previous Gameday Threads -

Thursday, April 30th

Wednesday, April 29th

Tuesday, April 28th

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