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Minor League Ball Gameday - Tuesday, August 25th

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Welcome to the Gameday! OF Rusney Castillo had himself a day, knocking in five and launching a homer whil LF Nick Williams was 4-6 with a homer and a double. RHP Ivan Pineyro turned in eight scoreless, striking out five.

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the Gameday. John's annual pre-season prospect reviews are well under way now with the Angels and Brewers 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 - BravesMetsPhilliesMarlinsNationals

NL Central - PiratesCubsCardinals

NL West - GiantsRockies

AL East - Blue JaysRaysYankeesRed Sox

AL Central - TwinsRoyals -  IndiansWhite Sox

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

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Minnesota Tampa Bay 7:10 PM Santana, Ervin (2-4, 5.53) Karns, Nate (7-5, 3.44)
Oakland Seattle 10:10 PM Chavez, Jesse (7-12, 3.75) Montgomery, Mike (4-6, 4.16)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
New York (NL) Philadelphia 7:05 PM Syndergaard, Noah (7-6, 3.17) Williams, Jerome (4-9, 6.10)
Colorado Atlanta 7:10 PM Bettis, Chad (5-4, 4.88) Foltynewicz, Mike (4-5, 6.06)
Los Angeles (NL) Cincinnati 7:10 PM Wood, Alex (8-8, 3.79) Lamb, John (0-1, 6.35)
St. Louis Arizona 9:40 PM Garcia, Jaime (5-4, 1.79) Ray, Robbie (3-9, 3.38)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rochester Syracuse 7:05 PM Dean, Pat (10-10, 2.92) Cole, A.J. (4-5, 3.41)
Scranton/WB Pawtucket 7:05 PM Lail, Brady (2-1, 3.68) Haviland, Shawn (0-3, 5.40)
Gwinnett Charlotte 7:05 PM Weber, Ryan (4-2, 2.04) Johnson, Erik (10-8, 2.38)
Durham Norfolk 7:05 PM Snell, Blake (4-2, 1.53) Doyle, Terry (2-1, 2.96)
Buffalo Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM Jenkins, Chad (8-3, 2.26) O'Sullivan, Sean (2-2, 3.86)
Louisville Indianapolis 7:05 PM Finnegan, Brandon (0-2, 6.00) Lincoln, Brad (6-1, 3.40)
Columbus Toledo 6:30 PM Merritt, Ryan (0-0, 3.75) To Be Announced

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Las Vegas New Orleans 7:00 PM Gee, Dillon (6-3, 5.53) Esch, Jake (0-1, 4.50)
Oklahoma City Albuquerque 8:35 PM Huff, David (4-1, 1.66) Lannan, John (6-8, 5.49)
Colorado Springs El Paso 9:05 PM Burgos, Hiram (2-3, 3.50) To Be Announced
Memphis Tacoma 10:05 PM Lyons, Tyler (8-5, 3.21) Wang, Chien-Ming (3-3, 4.78)
Fresno Iowa 1:08 PM Wojciechowski, Asher (8-2, 5.15) Britton, Drake (7-8, 5.19)
Salt Lake Round Rock 8:05 PM Wilk, Adam (5-10, 5.58) Ranaudo, Anthony (7-4, 4.02)
Sacramento Omaha 8:05 PM Hanson, Tommy (2-5, 6.43) To Be Announced
Fresno Iowa 8:08 PM Appel, Mark (2-2, 4.71) Paulino, Felipe (4-7, 4.65)
Nashville Reno 10:05 PM Martin, Cody (2-4, 5.63) Schugel, A.J. (2-6, 10.36)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
New Hampshire Portland 7:00 PM To Be Announced Rosenbaum, Danny (0-6, 8.14)
Akron Trenton 7:00 PM von Schamann, Duke (1-1, 5.40) Davis, Rookie (1-0, 4.80)
Bowie New Britain 7:05 PM Miranda, Ariel (4-1, 2.06) To Be Announced
Reading Altoona 7:00 PM Eflin, Zach (7-6, 3.56) Brault, Steven (7-3, 2.51)
Erie Binghamton 5:35 PM To Be Announced McGowan, Kevin (0-0, -.--)
Harrisburg Richmond 7:05 PM Giolito, Lucas (2-1, 3.77) Marte, Kelvin (9-5, 2.48)
Erie Binghamton Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Mobile Biloxi 7:40 PM Shuttlesworth, Johnny (0-0, 3.00) Houser, Adrian (2-0, 2.86)
Jacksonville Birmingham 8:05 PM Burgos, Alex (1-1, 1.00) To Be Announced
Jackson Montgomery 8:05 PM Unsworth, Dylan (2-6, 5.26) Pruitt, Austin (9-5, 2.87)
Mississippi Pensacola 7:35 PM Thurman, Andrew (1-1, 4.22) Adleman, Timothy (8-8, 2.21)
Tennessee Chattanooga 7:15 PM Pena, Felix (5-8, 4.10) Lee, Brett (5-4, 3.14)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Corpus Christi Midland 7:30 PM Devenski, Chris (7-4, 2.76) To Be Announced
Springfield NW Arkansas 8:05 PM To Be Announced Dziedzic, Jonathan (9-6, 3.06)
Tulsa Arkansas 8:10 PM Urias, Julio (3-4, 3.03) Newcomb, Sean (2-0, 1.71)
San Antonio Frisco 8:05 PM Kelly, Casey (1-8, 4.94) Irwin, Phil (0-0, 3.00)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Visalia Bakersfield 10:15 PM To Be Announced Yarbrough, Ryan (2-7, 4.13)
Stockton High Desert 10:05 PM To Be Announced Lambert, Trey (7-3, 4.84)
Modesto Lake Elsinore Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced
Rancho Cucamonga Lancaster 9:30 PM To Be Announced Bostick, Akeem (4-4, 6.99)
San Jose Inland Empire 10:05 PM Forjet, Jason (5-4, 3.14) Rhoades, Jeremy (4-3, 8.74)
Modesto Lake Elsinore 8:00 PM Senzatela, Antonio (8-7, 2.40) Kelly, Michael (0-3, 7.31)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frederick Potomac 5:05 PM Hess, David (8-4, 3.78) Mapes, Tyler (4-2, 2.51)
Wilmington Carolina 7:00 PM Fernandez, Pedro (0-3, 8.38) Bywater, Matt (1-1, 0.00)
Lynchburg Salem 7:05 PM Lugo, Luis (7-10, 4.24) Ball, Trey (8-12, 4.77)
Winston-Salem Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Dykstra, James (6-10, 3.95) Tseng, Jen-Ho (5-7, 3.62)
Frederick Potomac Game 2 O'Brien, Mikey (3-4, 1.76) Dickson, Ian (2-2, 4.15)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Brevard County Lakeland 6:30 PM Wang, Wei-Chung (9-5, 3.75) Ziomek, Kevin (7-10, 3.70)
Daytona Clearwater 7:00 PM Mella, Keury (2-1, 4.40) Richy, John (0-0, -.--)
Dunedin Tampa 7:00 PM To Be Announced Holder, Jonathan (6-4, 2.49)
St. Lucie Charlotte 7:00 PM Kuebler, Jake (4-0, 1.23) Hu, Chih-Wei (0-2, 4.50)
Jupiter Fort Myers 7:05 PM To Be Announced Westphal, Luke (4-4, 3.08)
Bradenton Palm Beach 6:35 PM Gonzalez, Felipe (6-5, 3.45) To Be Announced

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
South Bend West Michigan 7:00 PM Clifton, Trevor (6-9, 4.34) Lewicki, Artie (2-3, 3.38)
Clinton Quad Cities 8:00 PM Campbell, Eddie (1-2, 3.86) Ferrell, Justin (4-2, 1.99)
Peoria Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Pearce, Matt (9-10, 2.68) Jorge, Felix (6-5, 2.83)
Kane County Beloit 8:00 PM To Be Announced Mendez, Junior (3-11, 5.81)
Lansing Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Shafer, Justin (5-3, 3.02) Montas, Ernesto (10-6, 3.50)
Bowling Green Great Lakes 7:05 PM Wallace, Brad (2-4, 4.91) Bergjans, Tommy (1-2, 3.58)
Burlington Wisconsin 1:05 PM Bolaski, Michael (9-9, 3.82) Hanhold, Eric (0-3, 8.06)
Dayton Lake County 7:00 PM Mahle, Tyler (11-7, 2.51) Polanco, Anderson (8-6, 4.22)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Greensboro Greenville 7:05 PM To Be Announced Taylor, Ben (0-1, 4.18)
Rome Lexington 7:05 PM Furney, Sean (6-6, 2.91) Tenuta, Matt (1-6, 5.44)
Delmarva Kannapolis 7:05 PM Delgado, Dariel (5-3, 3.51) Lowry, Thad (11-7, 4.21)
Charleston Hickory 7:00 PM Marsh, Matt (2-4, 2.66) To Be Announced
West Virginia Augusta 7:05 PM Coley, Austin (14-6, 3.99) Young, Patrick (8-3, 3.86)
Savannah Asheville 7:05 PM To Be Announced Howard, Sam (9-9, 3.76)
Hagerstown Lakewood 7:05 PM Amlung, Justin (3-2, 3.20) Davis, Austin (3-5, 3.36)

A- New York-Penn League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Connecticut Tri-City 7:00 PM Edwards, Chase (6-4, 4.82) Person, Zac (1-4, 7.56)
Batavia West Virginia 7:05 PM Jacome, Justin (0-1, 2.51) To Be Announced
Brooklyn Hudson Valley 7:05 PM To Be Announced Moss, Benton (2-2, 2.27)
Staten Island Aberdeen 6:05 PM Mahoney, Kolton (1-2, 3.09) To Be Announced
Vermont Lowell 7:05 PM Duno, Angel (0-1, 2.40) Steen, Kevin (0-1, 2.75)
Mahoning Valley Auburn 7:05 PM Robinson, Jared (1-3, 2.76) Guilbeau, Taylor (1-2, 5.00)
State College Williamsport 7:05 PM Evans, Jacob (3-1, 0.75) Gilbert, Tyler (3-3, 3.00)
Aberdeen Staten Island Game 2 To Be Announced Carnes, Ethan (1-0, 1.74)

A- Northwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Spokane Eugene 8:00 PM To Be Announced Sands, Carson (2-4, 4.37)
Salem-Keizer Everett 10:05 PM Connolly, Michael (4-1, 3.30) Brentz, Jacob (0-0, 1.80)
Boise Vancouver 10:05 PM Craig, Dylan (0-0, 1.80) Harris, Jonathan (0-4, 5.08)
Tri-City Hillsboro 4:35 PM De Horta, Adrian (1-0, 2.42) Reed, Cody (4-3, 3.61)
Spokane Eugene 10:05 PM To Be Announced Steele, Justin (3-1, 2.65)

R+ Appalachian League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Elizabethton Greeneville 7:00 PM To Be Announced Bower, Matt (2-1, 3.00)
Burlington Princeton 7:00 PM Luna, Alex (1-2, 4.78) Tapia, Alexis (1-0, 2.65)
Kingsport Bristol 7:00 PM McIlraith, Thomas (4-1, 2.05) To Be Announced
Johnson City Danville 11:00 AM Leitao, Brennan (0-1, 3.00) Withrow, Matt (0-3, 3.99)
Bluefield Pulaski 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced

R+ Pioneer League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Billings Great Falls 9:00 PM Constante, Jacob (2-2, 4.47) Banks, Tanner (4-3, 2.21)
Ogden Orem 9:15 PM Brown, Kevin (1-0, 2.08) Ruxer, Jared (0-2, 6.16)
Idaho Falls Grand Junction 9:05 PM To Be Announced Nikorak, Mike (0-3, 11.57)
Helena Missoula 9:05 PM Yamamoto, Jordan (1-5, 7.18) Ramirez, Yefrey (4-4, 4.58)

R Arizona League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
AZL Cubs AZL Angels 8:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Padres AZL Giants 9:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL D-backs AZL Athletics 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Dodgers AZL Brewers 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Mariners AZL Indians 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Reds AZL White Sox 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Cubs AZL Angels Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Giants AZL Padres Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

R Gulf Coast League

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

Duels of the Day

August 25th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Zach Eflin RHP PHI AA 7 6 3.56
- Steven Brault LHP PIT AA 7 3 2.51
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
2 (4) Julio Urias LHP LAD AA 3 4 3.03
48 (97) Sean Newcomb LHP LAA AA 2 0 1.71
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
52 (104) Keury Mella RHP CIN A+ 2 1 4.40
- John Richy RHP PHI A+ 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Jake Kuebler RHP NYM A+ 4 0 1.23
SA! Chih-Wei Hu RHP TB A+ 0 2 4.50
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Matt Pearce RHP STL A 9 10 2.68
HT Felix Jorge RHP MIN A 6 5 2.83

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 -

Monday, August 24th

Sunday, August 23rd

Saturday, August 22nd