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Minor League Ball Gameday - Wednesday, August 26th

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Welcome to the Gameday! RF Eloy Jimenez launched three bombs into the night sky while LHP's Sean Newcomb and Julio Urias, and RHP's David Hess, and Keury Mella all going at least six scoreless with Newcomb in particular chucking seven no-hit innings.

Angels LHP Sean Newcomb.
Angels LHP Sean Newcomb.
Orange County Register

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Gameday. John's annual pre-season prospect reviews are well under way now with the Brewers, Orioles, Reds, Padres, Tigers, and Athletics next in line. 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 to have already gone under the microscope include:

NL East - BravesMetsPhilliesMarlinsNationals

NL Central - PiratesCubsCardinals

NL West - GiantsRockiesDiamondbacks

AL East - Blue JaysRaysYankeesRed Sox

AL Central - TwinsRoyals -  IndiansWhite Sox

AL West - RangersMarinersAstrosAngels

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
Oakland Seattle 3:40 PM Bassitt, Chris (1-5, 2.48) Hernandez, Felix (14-8, 3.47)
Milwaukee Cleveland 7:10 PM Nelson, Jimmy (10-9, 3.60) Anderson, Cody (2-3, 4.31)
Minnesota Tampa Bay 7:10 PM Duffey, Tyler (2-1, 4.60) Archer, Chris (11-9, 2.77)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
New York (NL) Philadelphia 7:05 PM Colon, Bartolo (10-11, 4.90) Eickhoff, Jerad (1-0, 0.00)
Los Angeles (NL) Cincinnati 7:10 PM Anderson, Brian (7-8, 3.52) Holmberg, David (1-3, 6.57)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Columbus Toledo 6:30 PM Grube, Jarrett (7-0, 2.37) Cessa, Luis (1-1, 7.17)
Buffalo Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM Copeland, Scott (10-4, 2.43) Vasquez, Anthony (7-6, 4.22)
Gwinnett Charlotte 7:05 PM Texeira, Kanekoa (6-3, 3.59) Noesi, Hector (1-4, 4.30)
Rochester Syracuse 7:05 PM To Be Announced Hill, Taylor (3-9, 5.08)
Scranton/WB Pawtucket 7:05 PM To Be Announced Spruill, Zeke (4-9, 4.20)
Durham Norfolk 12:05 PM Hagens, Bradin (2-5, 3.22) Jones, Chris (8-6, 2.84)
Louisville Indianapolis 1:35 PM Lorenzen, Michael (3-2, 2.31) Worley, Vance (2-0, 1.50)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Fresno Iowa 7:38 PM Oberholtzer, Brett (7-3, 4.12) Pimentel, Carlos (11-5, 2.98)
Nashville Reno 10:05 PM Nolin, Sean (2-1, 2.56) Weller, Blayne (0-1, 4.15)
Las Vegas New Orleans 7:00 PM Gorski, Darin (9-8, 5.17) To Be Announced
Salt Lake Round Rock 8:05 PM Smith, Nate (1-3, 7.66) To Be Announced
Sacramento Omaha 8:05 PM Blackburn, Clayton (8-3, 3.26) Sulbaran, J.C. (2-1, 6.08)
Memphis Tacoma 10:05 PM Reyes, Arturo (0-1, 7.71) Olson, Tyler (2-4, 5.09)
Colorado Springs El Paso 9:05 PM Pena, Ariel (1-2, 4.33) Erlin, Robbie (6-6, 6.29)
Oklahoma City Albuquerque 8:35 PM Wieland, Joe (10-5, 4.43) Whiting, Boone (3-6, 5.22)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bowie New Britain 7:05 PM Lee, Chris (3-1, 2.82) To Be Announced
Reading Altoona 7:00 PM Thompson, Jake (3-1, 2.08) Dodson, Zack (7-10, 3.92)
Harrisburg Richmond 7:05 PM Bates, Colin (5-4, 3.98) Lujan, Matt (7-5, 3.45)
Akron Trenton 2:00 PM Brown, D.J. (0-2, 5.25) To Be Announced
Erie Binghamton 6:35 PM Turley, Josh (11-7, 3.48) Matz, Steven (0-0, -.--)
New Hampshire Portland 6:00 PM Barnes, Scott (2-5, 5.07) Diaz, Luis (1-10, 5.64)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Jacksonville Birmingham 8:05 PM Tomshaw, Matt (5-9, 4.13) To Be Announced
Jackson Montgomery 8:05 PM To Be Announced Guerrieri, Taylor (2-1, 2.35)
Mobile Biloxi 7:40 PM Shipley, Braden (8-9, 3.43) Hader, Josh (1-2, 2.29)
Mississippi Pensacola 7:35 PM Janas, Stephen (1-6, 5.00) Reed, Cody (3-2, 3.34)
Tennessee Chattanooga 7:15 PM Williams, Ryan (8-2, 3.12) Slegers, Aaron (1-2, 3.66)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Springfield NW Arkansas 8:05 PM Baker, Corey (5-5, 4.50) Farrell, Luke (3-3, 3.09)
San Antonio Frisco 8:05 PM O'Grady, Dennis (3-4, 5.49) Sadzeck, Connor (1-0, 6.55)
Corpus Christi Midland 7:30 PM To Be Announced Hall, Kris (4-0, 2.77)
Tulsa Arkansas 8:10 PM Stripling, Ross (3-4, 3.65) Brady, Michael (6-5, 3.65)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Stockton High Desert 10:05 PM To Be Announced Gallant, Dallas (0-0, 3.95)
San Jose Inland Empire 10:05 PM Suarez, Andrew (0-0, 0.00) Cooney, Harrison (1-12, 5.79)
Rancho Cucamonga Lancaster 9:30 PM Oaks, Trevor (0-0, 4.91) Radziewski, Bryan (4-6, 3.86)
Modesto Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM Balog, Alex (3-6, 3.78) Wieck, Brad (1-6, 5.76)
Visalia Bakersfield 10:15 PM Doran, Ryan (7-2, 3.21) Ash, Brett (6-8, 4.26)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Winston-Salem Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Adams, Spencer (1-0, 3.48) Torrez, Daury (9-6, 3.93)
Frederick Potomac 7:05 PM Gonzalez, Luis (5-10, 6.79) Williams, Austen (4-4, 2.62)
Wilmington Carolina 7:00 PM Mills, Alec (6-6, 3.19) Walters, Blair (5-7, 2.91)
Lynchburg Salem 7:05 PM Brown, Mitch (9-11, 4.76) Stankiewicz, Teddy (3-11, 4.09)

A+ Florida State League

No Games

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bowling Green Great Lakes 7:05 PM Centeno, Henry (7-7, 3.36) Sopko, Andrew (1-0, 0.96)
Peoria Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM McKinney, Ian (2-0, 0.87) Mildren, Ethan (4-1, 3.51)
Lansing Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Robson, Tom (0-1, 3.71) Huffman, Chris (8-6, 3.03)
Clinton Quad Cities 8:00 PM Schiraldi, Lukas (4-11, 4.87) Barrios, Agapito (1-1, 0.81)
Kane County Beloit 8:00 PM Keller, Brad (7-9, 2.51) Graves, Brett (12-6, 5.11)
Dayton Lake County 1:00 PM Mahle, Tyler (11-7, 2.51) Polanco, Anderson (8-6, 4.22)
Burlington Wisconsin 8:05 PM Middleton, Keynan (5-9, 4.76) Burkhalter, David (4-7, 4.71)
South Bend West Michigan 7:00 PM Thorpe, Tommy (4-6, 3.45) Turnbull, Spencer (10-3, 3.20)
Dayton Lake County Game 2 Strahan, Wyatt (8-9, 2.72) To Be Announced

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
West Virginia Augusta 7:05 PM Tarpley, Stephen (10-3, 2.57) Johnson, Chris (1-3, 5.56)
Savannah Asheville 7:05 PM Delgado, Casey (7-3, 3.26) Rodriguez, Helmis (8-7, 3.68)
Rome Lexington 7:05 PM Belicek, Trevor (0-0, 0.00) Blewett, Scott (2-5, 4.85)
Greensboro Greenville 7:05 PM Castellanos, Gabriel (1-0, 5.68) Drehoff, Jake (2-1, 3.04)
Hagerstown Lakewood 7:05 PM Bach, Connor (6-4, 3.19) Garcia, Elniery (8-9, 3.05)
Charleston Hickory 7:00 PM Wotherspoon, Matt (4-3, 3.98) Jurado, Ariel (11-0, 2.47)
Delmarva Kannapolis 7:05 PM Jimenez, Francisco (0-0, 6.75) Brito, Jose (1-2, 4.03)

A- New York-Penn League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Connecticut Tri-City 7:00 PM Baez, Sandy (3-3, 3.98) Thornton, Trent (4-0, 3.40)
Hudson Valley Brooklyn 7:00 PM Varga, Cameron (2-5, 3.21) To Be Announced
Mahoning Valley Auburn 7:05 PM Lovegrove, Kieran (1-5, 5.40) Borne, Grant (1-3, 3.11)
Aberdeen Staten Island 5:00 PM To Be Announced Borens, Matt (1-3, 6.07)
Batavia West Virginia 7:05 PM Squier, Scott (5-1, 4.41) To Be Announced
Vermont Lowell 7:05 PM Bowers, Heath (2-1, 2.63) Rodriguez, Javier (0-4, 6.11)
State College Williamsport 7:05 PM Rodriguez, Jorge L. (4-3, 3.16) Taveras, Jose (6-2, 2.89)
Aberdeen Staten Island Game 2 To Be Announced Callahan, Derek (4-3, 4.97)

A- Northwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Spokane Eugene 10:05 PM Martinez, Emerson (4-4, 5.68) De La Cruz, Oscar (5-3, 3.30)
Tri-City Hillsboro 10:05 PM Ramirez, Emmanuel (0-1, 6.75) Mark, Tyler (1-2, 6.43)
Boise Vancouver 10:05 PM Hill, David (0-0, 3.68) DeGraaf, Josh (2-0, 3.52)
Salem-Keizer Everett 10:05 PM Watson, Grant (0-1, 7.36) Misiewicz, Anthony (3-2, 2.04)

R+ Appalachian League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Danville Burlington 7:00 PM Clark, Ryan (5-1, 3.30) To Be Announced
Elizabethton Johnson City 7:00 PM To Be Announced Helsley, Ryan (1-0, 1.87)
Kingsport Greeneville 11:30 AM Manoah, Erik (0-3, 5.79) Acosta, Yhoan (1-2, 4.58)
Pulaski Bristol 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Princeton Bluefield 7:05 PM Moran, Spencer (3-0, 3.07) To Be Announced

R+ Pioneer League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Helena Missoula 9:05 PM Diplan, Marcos (2-1, 4.12) Benitez, Anfernee (3-3, 4.53)
Orem Grand Junction 9:05 PM Rodriguez, Jose (2-2, 4.83) French, Parker (2-3, 3.65)
Billings Great Falls 9:00 PM Lopez, Jose (1-2, 2.79) Einhardt, Evin (5-2, 4.11)
Idaho Falls Ogden 8:30 PM To Be Announced Pacheco, Jairo (5-3, 4.69)

R Arizona League

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

R Gulf Coast League

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

Duels of the Day

August 26th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
28 (62) Braden Shipley RHP AZ AA 8 9 3.43
40 (85) Josh Hader LHP MIL AA 1 2 2.29
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
HT Stephen Janas RHP ATL AA 1 6 5.00
HT Mississippi Cody Reed LHP CIN AA 3 2 3.34
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
61 (133) Spencer Adams RHP CWS A+ 1 0 3.48
- Daury Torrez RHP CHC A+ 9 6 3.93
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Ian McKinney LHP STL A 2 0 0.87
- Ethan Mildren RHP MIN A 4 1 2.51

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 25th

Monday, August 24th

Sunday, August 23rd