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Minor League Ball Gameday - Wednesday, July 8th

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Welcome to the Gameday! Rockies RHP Jon Gray put together his best start in a very long time, chucking six scoreless innings with eight punchies, two walks, and three hits allowed.

Rockies RHP Jon Gray.
Rockies RHP Jon Gray.
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Hello everyone and welcome back to the Gameday. Click the link below for the Gameday spreadsheet, which will open in a separate tab in your browser. Scroll down for the schedule for today's slate of games, the Duel's of the Day, and our running injury list.

You can also get updates on draft signings by checking out my personal draft tracker. Every pick from the first five rounds are tracked as well as any picks from rounds six through ten that sign for $100K over or under the slot recommendation. We also have the latest on any reported bonuses from the international free agent market, which can be found with the 2012-15 IFA Signings spreadsheet. The 2015-16 signing period is the last tab on the bottom.

The Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's

Today's Schedule

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

MLB American League - NO GAMES

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Cincinnati Washington 7:05 PM Lorenzen, Michael (3-3, 3.58) Gonzalez, Gio (6-4, 4.16)
Philadelphia Los Angeles (NL) 10:10 PM Morgan, Adam (1-1, 2.13) Kershaw, Clayton (5-6, 3.08)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Norfolk Gwinnett 6:35 PM Wright, Mike (4-0, 3.07) Smith, Greg (3-3, 2.52)
Durham Charlotte 7:05 PM Zarate, Robert (1-0, 0.69) Penny, Brad (4-3, 3.98)
Pawtucket Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM Kelly, Joe (0-1, 2.77) To Be Announced
Indianapolis Louisville 7:05 PM Volstad, Chris (5-3, 3.62) Stephenson, Robert (1-0, 3.60)
Columbus Toledo 7:00 PM Murata, Toru (5-4, 2.91) Greene, Shane (1-1, 3.47)
Buffalo Rochester 7:05 PM To Be Announced Berrios, Jose (0-0, 6.35)
Syracuse Scranton/WB 7:05 PM Hill, Taylor (3-3, 4.68) Davies, Kyle (6-6, 4.33)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Nashville Memphis 8:05 PM Zito, Barry (5-7, 3.67) Reed, Jimmy (0-1, 6.23)
Salt Lake Las Vegas 10:05 PM Wilk, Adam (3-6, 5.55) Lara, Rainy (0-0, 6.75)
Oklahoma City Colorado Springs 9:05 PM Stults, Eric (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced
Iowa Omaha 8:05 PM Paulino, Felipe (1-4, 5.32) Ferguson, Andy (1-2, 4.66)
Fresno Sacramento 10:05 PM Appel, Mark (0-1, 10.38) Stratton, Chris (0-1, 1.53)
Albuquerque El Paso 9:05 PM Butler, Eddie (1-2, 6.67) To Be Announced
Tacoma Reno 10:05 PM Pries, Jordan (3-2, 5.65) Marks, Justin (5-6, 5.20)
New Orleans Round Rock 8:05 PM Rienzo, Andre (2-4, 2.63) To Be Announced

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Trenton New Hampshire 7:05 PM Haynes, Kyle (1-5, 3.36) To Be Announced
Altoona Erie 5:05 PM Benedict, Matt (3-3, 5.12) Kubitza, Austin (5-6, 5.05)
Harrisburg Richmond 7:05 PM Bates, Colin (3-0, 3.65) Marte, Kelvin (7-1, 2.39)
New Britain Binghamton 6:35 PM Carle, Shane (8-5, 3.61) Ynoa, Gabriel (5-5, 4.12)
Akron Bowie 7:05 PM To Be Announced Doyle, Terry (8-1, 2.09)
Portland Reading 7:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Altoona Erie Game 2 Dodson, Zack (3-5, 3.74) To Be Announced

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Jackson Mississippi 8:00 PM Siverio, Misael (4-7, 3.98) Janas, Stephen (0-0, 0.00)
Pensacola Mobile 8:05 PM Adleman, Timothy (4-6, 2.05) Shipley, Braden (4-7, 4.37)
Chattanooga Jacksonville 1:05 PM Hurlbut, David (3-4, 6.37) Lyman, Scott (0-3, 7.85)
Tennessee Birmingham 8:05 PM Zastryzny, Rob (0-1, 5.94) Jaye, Myles (7-3, 2.72)
Biloxi Montgomery 8:05 PM Lopez, Jorge (7-2, 2.64) Pruitt, Austin (4-4, 3.29)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Midland Arkansas 8:10 PM Overton, Dillon (1-0, 1.80) McGowin, Kyle (4-7, 5.76)
Frisco NW Arkansas 8:05 PM Payano, Victor (2-2, 5.45) Binford, Christian (2-3, 4.97)
Tulsa Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Stripling, Ross (1-2, 5.54) Holmes, Brian (3-2, 2.50)
Springfield San Antonio 8:05 PM Reyes, Arturo (5-3, 1.97) Needy, James (0-0, -.--)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bakersfield San Jose 10:00 PM Pike, Tyler (2-3, 3.39) Black, Ray (1-0, 2.35)
Lancaster Rancho Cucamonga 1:35 PM Mengden, Daniel (2-0, 5.30) Stewart, Brock (2-1, 5.29)
Visalia Stockton 10:10 PM To Be Announced Alcantara, Raul (0-0, 5.06)
Inland Empire Modesto 10:05 PM Kipper, Jordan (3-5, 4.13) Balog, Alex (0-2, 3.18)
Lake Elsinore High Desert 10:05 PM To Be Announced Ledbetter, David (1-5, 7.28)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Winston-Salem Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Leyer, Robinson (3-6, 4.70) Ihrig, Tyler (0-0, 6.00)
Lynchburg Potomac 7:05 PM Kime, Dace (2-4, 4.41) Valdez, Phillips (3-2, 4.81)
Frederick Wilmington 6:35 PM Miranda, Ariel (0-0, 4.50) To Be Announced
Carolina Salem 7:05 PM To Be Announced Ball, Trey (6-6, 3.50)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Brevard County Tampa 7:00 PM Ortega, Jorge (6-5, 2.33) Campos, Vicente (0-1, 3.60)
Fort Myers Jupiter 6:35 PM Hu, Chih-Wei (4-2, 2.37) Cavanerio, Jorgan (0-1, 11.57)
Lakeland Clearwater 12:00 PM St. John, Locke (2-7, 4.72) Pinto, Ricardo (2-1, 2.84)
Dunedin Daytona 12:05 PM Santos, Luis (5-6, 5.08) Garrett, Amir (4-5, 2.73)
Palm Beach Bradenton 10:30 AM Littrell, Corey (3-6, 3.53) Aquino, Jayson (1-5, 4.13)
Charlotte St. Lucie 6:30 PM Borden, Buddy (8-3, 2.49) Meisner, Casey (2-0, 2.84)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lansing Great Lakes 7:05 PM Shafer, Justin (3-0, 1.65) Holmes, Grant (4-1, 3.13)
Cedar Rapids Beloit 8:00 PM Jorge, Felix (3-3, 2.20) Wagman, Joey (3-2, 2.87)
Bowling Green Dayton 7:00 PM Harris, Greg (5-5, 2.25) Morillo, Junior (1-3, 5.57)
Quad Cities Clinton 7:30 PM James, Joshua (2-1, 2.70) Peterson, Pat (4-4, 4.66)
South Bend Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Leal, Erick (6-5, 5.27) Montas, Ernesto (7-5, 3.33)
Wisconsin Kane County 7:30 PM Perrin, Jonathan (0-0, 5.79) Doran, Ryan (1-0, 3.48)
West Michigan Lake County 7:00 PM Lewicki, Artie (1-2, 5.04) Sheffield, Justus (6-2, 4.40)
Peoria Burlington 7:30 PM Pearce, Matt (3-9, 3.65) Anderson, Justin (5-6, 3.38)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rome Augusta 7:05 PM Sanchez, Ricardo (1-5, 5.30) Johnson, Chris (1-1, 4.68)
Kannapolis Charleston 7:05 PM To Be Announced Bautista, Rony (3-1, 3.95)
Hickory Lakewood 7:05 PM Buckel, Cody (0-2, 2.79) Casimiro, Ranfi (3-5, 3.51)
Savannah Lexington 7:05 PM Reyes, Scarlyn (8-4, 3.20) Blewett, Scott (2-1, 3.24)
Greenville Asheville 7:05 PM Beeks, Jalen (7-4, 4.27) Polanco, Carlos (4-8, 4.46)
West Virginia Greensboro 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Delmarva Hagerstown 7:05 PM Means, John (5-5, 4.03) Reyes, Luis (3-5, 5.27)

A- New York-Penn League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
West Virginia Lowell 7:05 PM To Be Announced Cosart, Jake (0-1, 9.72)
Mahoning Valley Vermont 7:05 PM Linares, Leandro (0-2, 2.84) Manarino, Evan (1-0, 1.80)
Brooklyn Hudson Valley 7:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Tri-City Williamsport 7:05 PM Arauz, Harold (0-1, 7.71) Leftwich, Luke (0-0, 3.18)
Staten Island Aberdeen 7:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Connecticut State College 7:05 PM To Be Announced McKinney, Ian (1-2, 4.58)
Auburn Batavia 7:05 PM To Be Announced Bautista, Nestor (1-1, 1.93)

A- Northwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Vancouver Eugene 10:05 PM Hollon, Clinton (1-0, 3.15) De La Cruz, Oscar (1-1, 1.69)
Hillsboro Everett 2:05 PM Mejia, Jeferson (1-1, 4.50) Gohara, Luiz (1-2, 4.08)
Tri-City Salem-Keizer 9:35 PM To Be Announced Gonzalez, Nicholas (0-2, 7.80)
Boise Spokane 9:30 PM Lezama, Angel (1-0, 4.20) To Be Announced

R+ Appalachian League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Burlington Bristol 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Greeneville Johnson City 7:00 PM Pinales, Erasmo (0-0, 2.25) Williams, Ronnie (0-0, 7.00)
Bluefield Danville 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Elizabethton Kingsport 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Pulaski Princeton 7:00 PM To Be Announced Burke, Brock (2-0, 1.80)

R+ Pioneer League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Helena Grand Junction 9:05 PM Carver, David (0-0, 6.46) Talley, Christian (0-2, 11.70)
Idaho Falls Great Falls 9:00 PM To Be Announced Ball, Matt (0-1, 4.60)
Ogden Missoula 9:05 PM Vieitez, Ivan (0-1, 5.79) Ramirez, Yefrey (2-0, 2.65)
Billings Orem 9:15 PM Rainey, Tanner (0-0, 4.15) Gatto, Joe (0-2, 6.75)

R Arizona League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
AZL Reds AZL White Sox 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Cubs AZL Athletics 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL D-backs AZL Padres 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Indians AZL Dodgers 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Mariners AZL Royals 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Rangers AZL Giants 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced

R Gulf Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
GCL Blue Jays GCL Pirates 11:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Rays GCL Red Sox 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Yankees1 GCL Phillies 11:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Tigers GCL Astros 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Nationals GCL Marlins 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Braves GCL Yankees2 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Cardinals GCL Mets 11:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Twins GCL Orioles 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Mets GCL Cardinals Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Blue Jays GCL Pirates Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Yankees1 GCL Phillies Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

Duels of the Day

July 7th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
HT Adam Plutko RHP CLE AA 6.2 4 0 0 3 4 4 9 2.25 0.98 0 64 S, 34 B, WIN (4-2)
- Joe Gunkel RHP BAL AA 5 9 4 4 1 5 7 2 2.83 0.90 2 - Todd Hankins, Anthony Gallas 65 S, 33 B, LOSS (2-1)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Dan Altavilla RHP SEA A+ 3.2 6 7 4 3 3 3 6 3.69 1.25 0 48 S, 31 B, WP, LOSS (3-7)
52 (104) Keury Mella RHP SF A+ 5 3 2 2 2 7 2 3 3.29 1.21 0 56 S, 33 B, 2 HBP, WIN (4-2)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
- Andrew Waszak RHP ATL A+ 4.1 7 4 4 4 2 4 2 3.71 1.46 0 3 WP, LOSS (5-6)
- Ty Buttrey RHP BOS A+ 6 5 2 2 1 4 3 9 3.12 1.27 0 WIN (7-2)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K GO FO ERA WHIP HR Allowed Notes
51 (103) Jeff Hoffman RHP TOR A+ 5 5 2 2 1 5 4 2 3.47 1.36 0 2 WP, LOSS (2-3)
- Jackson Stephens RHP CIN A+ 6 6 1 1 1 7 4 5 3.35 1.39 0 WIN (7-5)

July 8th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Jorge Lopez RHP MIL AA 7 2 2.64
- Austin Pruitt RHP TB AA 4 4 3.29
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Bubby Borden RHP TB A+ 8 3 2.49
SA! Casey Meisner RHP NYM A+ 2 0 2.84
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
HT Felix Jorge RHP MIN A 3 3 2.20
- Joey Wagman RHP OAK A 3 2 2.87
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
IFA Jeferson Mejia RHP AZ A- 1 1 4.50
- Luiz Gohara LHP SEA A- 1 2 4.08

Injury List
Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
ATL RHP Williams Perez 15 Day DL Bone Bruise in Left Foot 6/27/2015
STL RHP Alex Reyes 7 Day DL Right Shoulder Soreness 6/26/2015
MIN CF Byron Buxton 15 Day DL Thumb Injury 6/25/2015
NYY LHP Jacob Lindgren 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 6/16/2015
PHI CF Roman Quinn 7 Day DL Left Quad Strain 6/13/2015
TEX C Jorge Alfaro 7 Day DL Ankle Injury 6/12/2015
AZ RHP Archie Bradley 15 Day DL Right Shoulder Tendinitis 6/4/2015
TB SS Daniel Robertson 7 Day DL Hand/Wrist Injury 6/3/2015
SEA SS Ketel Marte 7 Day DL Broken Thumb 6/2/2015
COL CF David Dahl 7 Day DL Spleen Removal 5/28/2015
LAD LHP Julio Urias 7 Day DL Cosmetic Left Eye Surgery 5/18/2015
NYM RHP Marcos Molina 7 Day DL Strained Right Elbow 5/14/2015
BAL RHP Hunter Harvey 7 Day DL Strained Flexor Mass In Right Arm 5/11/2015
NYM RHP Rafael Montero 15 Day DL Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation 4/30/2015
KC RHP Glenn Sparkman 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 4/27/2015
SF RHP Michael Santos 7 Day DL Sore Right Arm 4/21/2015
NYY LHP Ian Clarkin 7 Day DL Left Elbow Inflammation 4/19/2015
COL LHP Tyler Anderson 7 Day DL Left Elbow Stress Fracture 4/6/2015
TOR C Max Pentecost 7 Day DL Offseason Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery 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
OAK 1B Rangel Ravelo 60 Day DL Wrist Surgery 3/13/2015
ATL LHP Max Fried 60 Day DL Left Elbow - TJS 8/15/2014
PIT RHP Jameson Taillon 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS April 2014
PIT RHP Nick Kingham Season Right Elbow - TJS 5/27/2015
BAL RHP Dylan Bundy Season Right Shoulder Inflammation 5/25/2015
SEA RHP Daniel Missaki Season Right Elbow - TJS 5/12/2015
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


Previous Gameday Threads -

Tuesday, July 7th

Monday, July 6th

Sunday, July 5th