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Minor League Ball Gameday - Monday, August 24th

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Welcome to the Gameday! 3B Kris Bryant took advantage of the wind blowing out in Chicago for a pair of bombs, LF Stephen Piscotty also homered twice, added a triple and plated six while RHP Aaron Nola breezed through eight shut out innings.

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant.
Cubs 3B Kris Bryant.
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Hello everyone and welcome back to the Gameday. John's annual pre-season prospect reviews are well under way now. The Nationals, Angels, Brewers and White Sox are 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:

NL East - BravesMetsPhilliesMarlins

NL Central - PiratesCubsCardinals

NL West - GiantsRockies

AL East - Blue JaysRaysYankeesRed Sox

AL Central - TwinsRoyals -  Indians

AL West - RangersMarinersAstros

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.


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
New York (NL) Philadelphia 7:05 PM deGrom, Jacob (12-6, 1.98) Morgan, Adam (4-4, 3.92)
Detroit Cincinnati 7:10 PM Farmer, Buck (0-2, 8.39) Sampson, Keyvius (2-2, 4.43)
St. Louis Arizona 10:00 PM Lynn, Lance (9-8, 2.94) Ray, Robbie (3-9, 3.38)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Buffalo Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM Francis, Jeff (5-2, 2.14) Buchanan, David (3-1, 3.44)
Gwinnett Charlotte 7:05 PM Brigham, Jake (3-0, 5.11) Carroll, Scott (5-4, 3.80)
Louisville Indianapolis 7:05 PM Smith, Josh (3-4, 3.88) Boscan, Wilfredo (9-3, 3.07)
Rochester Syracuse 7:05 PM Darnell, Logan (3-1, 3.54) To Be Announced
Scranton/WB Pawtucket 7:05 PM Capuano, Chris (1-1, 1.93) Escobar, Edwin (1-2, 5.51)
Columbus Toledo 6:30 PM Cooper, Jordan (4-2, 3.38) To Be Announced

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Colorado Springs El Paso 9:05 PM Suter, Brent (2-0, 3.44) McCutchen, Daniel (8-6, 3.81)
Salt Lake Round Rock 8:05 PM To Be Announced Gonzalez, Chi Chi (5-7, 4.09)
Nashville Reno 10:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Oklahoma City Albuquerque 8:35 PM Thomas, Ian (4-1, 5.59) Owens, Rudy (1-3, 8.50)
Las Vegas New Orleans 7:00 PM Bowman, Matt (7-14, 5.31) Pineyro, Ivan (0-2, 4.58)
Sacramento Omaha 8:05 PM Stratton, Chris (3-4, 3.78) To Be Announced
Memphis Tacoma 10:05 PM Greenwood, Nick (11-5, 5.14) Sampson, Adrian (1-3, 6.56)
Fresno Iowa 7:38 PM To Be Announced Jokisch, Eric (3-3, 4.76)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Harrisburg Richmond 7:05 PM Simms, John (2-2, 3.73) Biagini, Joe (9-6, 2.59)
New Hampshire Portland 7:00 PM Greene, Conner (1-0, 4.22) Haley, Justin (5-13, 5.27)
Erie Binghamton 6:35 PM Collier, Tommy (4-2, 3.70) Lara, Rainy (6-5, 3.74)
Reading Altoona 7:00 PM Pivetta, Nick (1-1, 6.52) Benedict, Matt (5-5, 5.57)
Akron Trenton 7:00 PM Clevinger, Mike (8-7, 3.00) Ruth, Eric (7-4, 3.22)
Bowie New Britain 7:05 PM To Be Announced Hoffman, Jeff (0-1, 4.66)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Mississippi Pensacola 7:35 PM Gant, John (2-0, 1.17) Romano, Sal (0-2, 13.97)
Mobile Biloxi 7:40 PM Omahen, John (6-1, 3.10) To Be Announced
Tennessee Chattanooga 5:15 PM Batista, Frank (7-2, 1.70) Hurlbut, David (8-6, 4.03)
Jackson Montgomery 8:05 PM Siverio, Misael (4-10, 4.20) Schultz, Jaime (7-5, 4.00)
Jacksonville Birmingham 8:05 PM Garcia, Jarlin (0-1, 3.74) Heidenreich, Matt (0-0, 6.00)
Tennessee Chattanooga Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

AA Texas League

No Games

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rancho Cucamonga Lancaster 9:30 PM De Jong, Chase (3-3, 3.08) To Be Announced
Visalia Bakersfield 10:15 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Modesto Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM Senzatela, Antonio (8-7, 2.40) Kelly, Michael (0-3, 7.31)
Stockton High Desert 10:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
San Jose Inland Empire 10:05 PM Johnson, Jordan (2-1, 3.00) To Be Announced

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lynchburg Salem 7:05 PM Aquino, Jayson (0-1, 2.84) Buttrey, Ty (7-8, 4.05)
Wilmington Carolina 7:00 PM Junis, Jake (4-10, 3.70) To Be Announced
Winston-Salem Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Almonte, Yency (2-2, 2.73) Skulina, Tyler (3-4, 3.05)
Frederick Potomac 7:05 PM Hess, David (8-4, 3.78) To Be Announced

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Jupiter Fort Myers 7:05 PM Steckenrider, Drew (2-3, 4.00) Stewart, Kohl (6-7, 3.21)
Dunedin Tampa 12:00 PM To Be Announced Enns, Dietrich (0-1, 1.15)
Bradenton Palm Beach 6:35 PM Dickson, Cody (10-6, 4.15) McKnight, Blake (3-0, 1.50)
Brevard County Lakeland 6:30 PM Woodruff, Brandon (3-5, 3.75) Ziomek, Kevin (7-10, 3.70)
Daytona Clearwater 7:00 PM Garrett, Amir (9-6, 2.38) Leiter, Mark (5-1, 2.18)
St. Lucie Charlotte 7:00 PM McGowan, Kevin (6-10, 4.36) Borden, Buddy (8-7, 3.00)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Peoria Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Flaherty, Jack (8-1, 2.33) Steele, Keaton (4-4, 3.36)
Kane County Beloit 8:00 PM Elias, Ethan (10-5, 3.07) To Be Announced
Dayton Lake County 7:00 PM To Be Announced Merryweather, Julian (2-3, 3.97)
Clinton Quad Cities 8:00 PM Brown, Jarrett (2-7, 4.37) Deetz, Dean (2-1, 1.56)
Lansing Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Wandling, Jon (0-0, 4.50) Lamet, Dinelson (5-6, 2.99)
South Bend West Michigan 7:00 PM Leal, Erick (8-8, 4.27) Seaton, Ross (10-6, 3.53)
Burlington Wisconsin 8:05 PM Jewell, Jake (5-7, 4.93) Ventura, Angel (6-6, 3.22)
Bowling Green Great Lakes 7:05 PM Chirinos, Yonny (3-3, 1.74) Boyle, Michael (0-1, 7.71)

A South Atlantic League

No Games

A- New York-Penn League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Connecticut Tri-City 7:00 PM Castellanos, Ryan (1-1, 3.86) Murphy, Chris (1-1, 1.76)
Aberdeen Staten Island 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Batavia West Virginia 7:05 PM Peters, Dillon (0-1, 4.50) To Be Announced
State College Williamsport 7:05 PM Wirsu, Josh (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced
Vermont Lowell 7:05 PM Derby, Bubba (1-0, 0.67) Almonte, Jose (2-3, 4.13)
Hudson Valley Brooklyn 7:00 PM Velasquez, Michael (2-4, 4.14) To Be Announced
Mahoning Valley Auburn 7:05 PM To Be Announced Rodriguez, Jefry (2-5, 4.99)

A- Northwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Boise Vancouver 10:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Tri-City Hillsboro 10:05 PM To Be Announced Hernandez, Carlos (4-2, 2.21)
Salem-Keizer Everett 10:05 PM To Be Announced Gohara, Luiz (3-4, 5.16)
Spokane Eugene 10:05 PM To Be Announced Sands, Carson (2-4, 4.37)

R+ Appalachian League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Johnson City Danville 7:00 PM Santos, Ramon (1-5, 8.15) Cordero, Daniel (0-2, 1.20)
Bluefield Pulaski 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Burlington Princeton 7:00 PM Watson, Nolan (0-2, 4.07) Clark, Ethan (1-4, 6.33)
Elizabethton Greeneville 7:00 PM To Be Announced Sandoval, Edgardo (0-0, 1.13)
Kingsport Bristol 7:00 PM Gonzalez, Merandy (0-2, 3.31) To Be Announced

R+ Pioneer League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Ogden Orem 9:15 PM Vieitez, Ivan (1-3, 5.13) Rodriguez, Jose (2-2, 4.83)
Missoula Billings 9:05 PM Garcia, Junior (2-0, 0.00) To Be Announced
Idaho Falls Grand Junction 9:05 PM To Be Announced Zimmerman, Michael (2-0, 4.66)
Great Falls Helena 9:05 PM Shearrow, Lucas (1-3, 3.78) Harber, Conor (0-0, 4.15)

R Arizona League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
AZL Athletics AZL Rangers 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Brewers AZL Padres 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Royals AZL Indians 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Mariners AZL Reds 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Angels AZL Cubs 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced

R Gulf Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
GCL Cardinals GCL Mets 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Twins GCL Rays 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Phillies GCL Yankees1 11:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Orioles GCL Red Sox 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Yankees2 GCL Braves 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Astros GCL Tigers 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Nationals GCL Marlins 12:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Pirates GCL Blue Jays 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Rays GCL Twins Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Phillies GCL Yankees1 Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

Duels of the Day

August 24th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Mike Clevinger RHP CLE AA 8 7 3.00
- Eric Ruth RHP NYY AA 7 4 3.22
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Amir Garrett LHP CIN A+ 9 6 2.38
- Mark Leiter RHP PHI A+ 5 1 2.18
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Bubba Derby RHP OAK A- 1 0 0.67
IFA Jose Almonte LHP BOS A- 2 3 4.13

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 -

Sunday, August 23rd

Saturday, August 22nd

Friday, August 21st