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Minor League Ball Gameday - Thursday, August 20th

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Welcome to the Gameday! A quartet of rookies notched their first MLB home runs yesterday. Greg Bird hit his first two against the Twins, Henry Urrutia hit a walk off bomb, Daniel Norris hit one out in his first plate appearance, and Aaron Altherr also left the yard.

After Greg Bird's first multi-homer game, he earned this curtain call.
After Greg Bird's first multi-homer game, he earned this curtain call.
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

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.

John's annual pre-season prospect reviews are well under way now. The reviews of the Marlins and Indians systems were just released with the Nationals, Angels, Brewers, and White Sox on deck. Just as a reminder, these are not new rankings. These are the pre-season prospect rankings but with comments from John on their 2015 performances. Teams already reviewed include the -

Red SoxGiantsYankeesCardinalsAstrosPhilliesRaysMetsMarinersCubsRangersPiratesBlue Jays, and Braves.

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

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Chicago (AL) Los Angeles (AL) 10:05 PM Quintana, Jose (6-10, 3.62) Tropeano, Nick (1-1, 3.00)
Minnesota Baltimore 7:05 PM Duffey, Tyler (1-1, 6.75) Gonzalez, Miguel (9-8, 4.42)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Arizona Cincinnati 7:10 PM Corbin, Patrick (3-3, 3.43) Lamb, John (0-1, 7.50)
Atlanta Chicago (NL) 8:05 PM Foltynewicz, Mike (4-4, 5.61) Arrieta, Jake (14-6, 2.39)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lehigh Valley Scranton/WB 7:05 PM Biddle, Jesse (2-3, 5.91) Davies, Kyle (8-7, 3.41)
Toledo Durham 7:05 PM Lobstein, Kyle (0-1, 7.71) Hagens, Bradin (1-5, 3.38)
Indianapolis Charlotte 7:05 PM Worley, Vance (1-0, 3.60) Noesi, Hector (1-3, 4.05)
Columbus Norfolk 7:05 PM Merritt, Ryan (0-0, 4.50) Jones, Chris (8-6, 2.85)
Louisville Gwinnett 6:35 PM Finnegan, Brandon (0-1, 5.79) Marimon, Sugar Ray (4-4, 3.62)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tacoma Colorado Springs 8:35 PM To Be Announced Burgos, Hiram (2-2, 3.28)
Reno Oklahoma City 8:05 PM Schugel, A.J. (1-6, 12.33) Bolsinger, Mike (2-2, 1.93)
Omaha Las Vegas 10:05 PM Mortensen, Clayton (7-9, 5.60) Gee, Dillon (6-3, 5.87)
El Paso Memphis 8:05 PM Hancock, Justin (1-0, 1.59) Reyes, Arturo (0-1, 12.46)
New Orleans Sacramento 10:05 PM Tomshaw, Matt (0-2, 17.18) Blackburn, Clayton (8-3, 3.28)
Round Rock Fresno 10:05 PM To Be Announced Oberholtzer, Brett (6-3, 4.41)
Albuquerque Nashville 7:05 PM Lannan, John (6-7, 5.50) Martin, Cody (2-3, 5.14)
Iowa Salt Lake 9:05 PM Pimentel, Carlos (10-5, 2.95) Wilk, Adam (5-9, 5.60)
Albuquerque Nashville Game 2 Whiting, Boone (3-5, 5.20) Mills, Brad (4-11, 4.45)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
New Britain Erie 7:05 PM Carle, Shane (13-6, 3.40) To Be Announced
Portland Altoona 7:00 PM Rosenbaum, Danny (0-5, 7.04) Brault, Steven (6-3, 2.63)
Richmond Binghamton 6:35 PM Johnson, Chase (0-0, -.--) Ynoa, Gabriel (8-8, 3.86)
New Hampshire Reading 7:05 PM Barnes, Scott (2-4, 4.47) Thompson, Jake (3-0, 1.80)
Harrisburg Akron 7:05 PM Giolito, Lucas (1-1, 4.18) von Schamann, Duke (1-0, 3.60)
Trenton Bowie 7:05 PM Davis, Rookie (1-0, 5.91) Miranda, Ariel (3-1, 1.57)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Mobile Jacksonville 5:35 PM Shipley, Braden (8-9, 3.61) Brice, Austin (5-8, 5.20)
Biloxi Jackson 6:05 PM Houser, Adrian (1-0, 3.18) Unsworth, Dylan (2-5, 5.24)
Birmingham Mississippi 8:00 PM To Be Announced Ross, Greg (7-9, 3.98)
Chattanooga Pensacola 7:35 PM Slegers, Aaron (1-1, 3.46) Adleman, Timothy (7-8, 2.27)
Montgomery Tennessee 7:05 PM Guerrieri, Taylor (1-1, 2.50) Zastryzny, Rob (2-4, 5.62)
Mobile Jacksonville Game 2 Garcia, Edgar (4-0, 4.28) Tomshaw, Matt (5-9, 4.11)
Biloxi Jackson Game 2 Hader, Josh (1-1, 3.07) Hunter, Kyle (3-1, 3.82)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
NW Arkansas San Antonio 8:05 PM Farrell, Luke (3-3, 3.23) Morrow, Bryce (3-3, 5.68)
Midland Springfield 8:10 PM Sanchez, Jake (10-8, 4.59) Reyes, Alex (1-1, 3.72)
Frisco Tulsa 8:05 PM Sadzeck, Connor (0-0, 14.40) Stripling, Ross (3-3, 3.73)
Arkansas Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Brady, Michael (6-5, 3.58) Alaniz, Ruben (4-3, 5.22)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bakersfield San Jose 10:00 PM Yarbrough, Ryan (2-6, 4.10) Suarez, Andrew (0-0, -.--)
Lancaster Lake Elsinore 10:00 PM To Be Announced Wieck, Brad (1-5, 6.18)
Rancho Cucamonga Visalia 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Stockton Modesto 10:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
High Desert Inland Empire 10:05 PM To Be Announced Rhoades, Jeremy (4-2, 7.34)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Torrez, Daury (9-6, 3.98) Adams, Spencer (1-0, 0.00)
Salem Carolina 7:00 PM Ball, Trey (8-11, 4.32) Bywater, Matt (0-1, 0.00)
Frederick Lynchburg 5:30 PM Hess, David (8-4, 3.85) Aquino, Jayson (0-1, 2.79)
Potomac Wilmington 6:35 PM Williams, Austen (4-3, 2.09) Mills, Alec (6-6, 3.04)
Frederick Lynchburg Game 2 O'Brien, Mikey (2-4, 2.05) Lugo, Luis (7-9, 4.34)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Jupiter Charlotte 7:00 PM To Be Announced Honeywell, Brent (4-2, 3.94)
Daytona Tampa 7:00 PM Mella, Keury (1-1, 4.00) Encinas, Gabriel (2-4, 4.38)
Brevard County Clearwater 7:00 PM Sneed, Cy (3-2, 2.60) Rios, Yacksel (5-3, 3.03)
St. Lucie Palm Beach 6:35 PM Jannis, Mickey (2-1, 2.98) To Be Announced
Fort Myers Bradenton 6:30 PM Bencomo, Omar (0-1, 2.45) Gonzalez, Felipe (6-5, 3.66)
Dunedin Lakeland 6:30 PM To Be Announced Briceno, Endrys (0-2, 4.70)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Great Lakes West Michigan 7:00 PM Sopko, Andrew (1-0, 0.00) Turnbull, Spencer (10-3, 3.22)
Kane County Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Huang, Wei-Chieh (7-2, 2.04) Mildren, Ethan (4-1, 3.63)
Clinton Burlington 7:30 PM Campbell, Eddie (1-1, 3.75) Bolaski, Michael (8-9, 3.87)
Lake County Lansing 7:05 PM Polanco, Anderson (8-6, 4.27) Robson, Tom (0-1, 4.50)
Fort Wayne Bowling Green 8:05 PM Montas, Ernesto (10-6, 3.53) Centeno, Henry (7-7, 3.47)
Wisconsin Quad Cities 8:00 PM Hanhold, Eric (0-3, 7.85) Barrios, Agapito (1-1, 1.06)
Beloit Peoria 8:00 PM Mendez, Junior (3-10, 5.72) McKinney, Ian (1-0, 0.00)
Dayton South Bend 7:05 PM Strahan, Wyatt (7-9, 2.72) Thorpe, Tommy (4-5, 3.33)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Greenville Delmarva 7:05 PM Fernandez, Jeffry (3-8, 5.89) To Be Announced
Lakewood West Virginia 7:05 PM Munoz, Jairo (1-0, 2.30) Tarpley, Stephen (10-2, 2.14)
Asheville Rome 7:00 PM Rodriguez, Helmis (8-7, 3.86) Belicek, Trevor (0-0, -.--)
Hickory Greensboro 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Lexington Hagerstown 7:05 PM To Be Announced Howell, Jeff (1-0, 0.90)
Augusta Charleston 7:05 PM Reyes, Mark (7-5, 2.24) Wotherspoon, Matt (4-3, 3.98)
Kannapolis Savannah 7:05 PM To Be Announced Delgado, Casey (6-3, 3.32)

A- New York-Penn League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tri-City Vermont 7:05 PM Person, Zac (1-4, 9.00) Duno, Angel (0-0, 1.80)
Williamsport State College 7:05 PM Taveras, Jose (5-2, 2.93) Rodriguez, Jorge L. (4-2, 2.61)
Staten Island Aberdeen 6:05 PM Mahoney, Kolton (1-2, 3.09) To Be Announced
Batavia Mahoning Valley 7:05 PM Jacome, Justin (0-1, 2.81) Robinson, Jared (1-3, 3.02)
Lowell Brooklyn 7:00 PM Rodriguez, Javier (0-4, 7.23) To Be Announced
Connecticut Hudson Valley 7:05 PM Baez, Sandy (2-3, 4.50) Varga, Cameron (2-4, 2.74)
Auburn West Virginia 7:05 PM Guilbeau, Taylor (1-2, 4.94) Waddell, Brandon (0-0, 1.29)
Staten Island Aberdeen Game 2 Callahan, Derek (4-3, 4.99) To Be Announced

A- Northwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Vancouver Spokane 9:30 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Eugene Salem-Keizer 9:35 PM De La Cruz, Oscar (4-3, 3.00) Watson, Grant (0-0, -.--)
Everett Tri-City 10:15 PM Santiago, Jose (2-2, 4.54) De Horta, Adrian (0-0, 1.71)
Boise Hillsboro 10:05 PM Hill, David (0-0, 4.50) Reed, Cody (4-2, 2.94)

R+ Appalachian League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Johnson City Burlington 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Kingsport Bluefield 7:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Elizabethton Pulaski 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Greeneville Danville 7:00 PM Thome, Andrew (0-1, 1.00) Withrow, Matt (0-3, 3.93)
Bristol Princeton 7:00 PM To Be Announced Moran, Spencer (3-0, 3.50)

R+ Pioneer League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Grand Junction Great Falls 9:00 PM Medina, Javier (0-3, 7.85) Banks, Tanner (3-3, 1.93)
Orem Missoula 9:05 PM Gatto, Joe (2-3, 4.38) Ramirez, Yefrey (4-3, 4.50)
Billings Idaho Falls 9:15 PM Constante, Jacob (2-2, 4.96) Hope, Carter (0-2, 5.35)
Helena Ogden 9:00 PM Owenby, Drake (1-1, 6.52) Pacheco, Jairo (4-3, 4.32)

R Arizona League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
AZL Reds AZL Mariners 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL White Sox AZL Brewers 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Athletics AZL Dodgers 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Padres AZL Indians 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL D-backs AZL Cubs 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Giants AZL Angels 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 Yankees2 11:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Nationals GCL Mets 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Twins GCL Orioles 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Rays GCL Red Sox 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Yankees1 GCL Astros 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Marlins GCL Cardinals 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Braves GCL Phillies 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Tigers GCL Pirates 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced

Duels of the Day

August 20th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Jake Sanchez RHP OAK AA 10 8 4.59
32 (69) Alex Reyes RHP STL AA 1 1 3.72
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
SA! Ryan Yarbrough LHP SEA A+ 2 6 4.10
- Andrew Suarez LHP SF A+ 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Daury Torrez RHP CHC A+ 9 6 3.98
61 (133) Spencer Adams RHP CWS A+ 1 0 0.00
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Wei-Chieh Huang RHP AZ A 7 2 2.04
- Ethan Mildren RHP MIN A 4 1 3.63
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Jairo Munoz RHP PHI A 1 0 2.30
SA! Stephen Tarpley LHP PIT A 10 2 2.14

Injury List
Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
DET LHP Daniel Norris 15 Day DL Right Oblique Strain 8/20/2015
STL CF Randal Grichuk 15 Day DL Right Elbow Tightness 8/17/2015
NYM RHP Marcos Molina 7 Day DL Strained Right Elbow 8/17/2015
BOS 2B Sean Coyle 7 Day DL Lower Back Strain 8/17/2015
PHI 3B Maikel Franco 15 Day DL Fractured Left Wrist 8/12/2015
PIT SS Cole Tucker 7 Day DL Shoulder Discomfort 8/9/2015
MIA RHP Jose Urena 15 Day DL Left Knee Contusion 8/7/2015
OAK 3B Renato Nunez 7 Day DL Hamstring Injury 8/6/2015
PHI LHP Brandon Leibrandt 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/6/2015
WAS 3B Drew Ward 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/4/2015
SEA 1B DJ Peterson 7 Day DL Achilles Strain 8/4/2015
BOS LHP Brian Johnson 15 Day DL Left Elbow Tightness 8/3/2015
OAK 3B Matt Chapman 7 Day DL Left Wrist Injury 8/3/2015
TB RF Steven Souza 15 Day DL Broken Left Hand 8/1/2015
BAL RHP Mike Wright 15 Day DL Strained Left Calf 8/1/2015
CWS 2B Micah Johnson 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/30/2015
CLE RF Luigi Rodriguez 7 Day DL Right Ankle Injury 7/30/2015
TOR 2B Devon Travis 15 Day DL Shoulder Injury 7/29/2015
WAS C Spencer Kieboom 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/25/2015
SF LHP Adalberto Mejia 7 Day DL Left Shoulder Soreness 7/24/2015
OAK SS Franklin Barreto 7 Day DL Severe Bone Bruise in Left Wrist 7/21/2015
NYM RHP Rafael Montero 60 Day DL Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation 7/20/2015
TOR LHP Ryan Borucki 7 Day DL Left Shoulder Injury 7/16/2015
DET CF Derek Hill 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/11/2015
CIN RHP Nick Howard 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/11/2015
NYM LHP Steven Matz 15 Day DL Partial Lat Tear 7/9/2015
MIA RHP Ryan Newell 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/5/2015
CHC 1B Dan Vogelbach 7 Day DL Strained Oblique 7/4/2015
TB 1B Casey Gillaspie 7 Day DL Left Wrist Injury 7/3/2015
KC LHP Eric Skoglund 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/3/2015
MIA LHP Sean Townsley 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 6/28/2015
CHC RHP Duane Underwood 7 Day DL Right Elbow Inflammation 6/27/2015
NYY LHP Jacob Lindgren 7 Day DL Bone Spur Removal in Left Elbow 6/21/2015
NYY 3B Eric Jagielo 7 Day DL Knee Injury 6/17/2015
TEX RHP Luis Ortiz 7 Day DL Strained Flexor Muscle In Right Arm 6/15/2015
TEX LHP Derek Thompson 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 6/15/2015
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
BAL RHP Hunter Harvey 7 Day DL Strained Flexor Mass In Right Arm 5/11/2015
NYY LHP Ian Clarkin 7 Day DL Left Elbow Inflammation 4/19/2015
COL LHP Tyler Anderson 60 Day DL Left Elbow Stress Fracture 4/6/2015
TOR C Max Pentecost 7 Day DL Offseason Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery 4/6/2015
ATL LHP Max Fried 7 Day DL Left Elbow - TJS 8/15/2014
PIT RHP Jameson Taillon 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS April 2014
MIL RHP Taylor Williams Season Right Elbow - TJS 8/8/2015
ATL SS Ozhaino Albies Season Broken Thumb 8/7/2015
SD SS Jose Rondon Season Fractured Right Elbow 7/26/2015
MIL CF Monte Harrison Season Broken Left Ankle 7/22/2015
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
KC RHP Glenn Sparkman Season Right Elbow - TJS 4/27/2015
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, August 18th

Monday, August 17th

Sunday, August 16th