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Minor League Ball Gameday - Thursday, August 27th

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Welcome to the Gameday! CF Alex Verdugo cycled for Rancho in the Cal, SS Francisco Lindor swiped three bags, C Peter O'Brien launched a pair of homers, RHP Jose Berrios punched out 12, and RHP Michael Lorenzen threw 8 one-hit frames.

Twins RHP Jose Berrios
Twins RHP Jose Berrios
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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 Padres, and Athletics being released today. The Orioles and Reds will be 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 - PiratesCubsCardinalsBrewers

NL West - GiantsRockiesDiamondbacksPadres

AL East - Blue JaysRaysYankeesRed Sox

AL Central - TwinsRoyals -  IndiansWhite SoxTigers

AL West - RangersMarinersAstrosAngelsAthletics

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
Los Angeles (AL) Detroit 1:08 PM Heaney, Andrew (5-2, 3.39) Wolf, Randy (0-1, 3.86)
Seattle Chicago (AL) 8:10 PM Nuno, Vidal (0-2, 2.93) Rodon, Carlos (5-5, 4.22)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Los Angeles (NL) Cincinnati 12:35 PM Greinke, Zack (13-3, 1.67) DeSclafani, Anthony (7-9, 3.97)
San Diego Washington 7:05 PM Cashner, Andrew (5-12, 4.03) Ross, Joe (4-5, 3.56)
Pittsburgh Miami 7:10 PM Cole, Gerritt (14-7, 2.49) Nicolino, Justin (2-1, 3.77)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Toledo Columbus 7:05 PM Melville, Tim (6-9, 4.88) Murata, Toru (13-4, 2.90)
Syracuse Rochester 7:05 PM To Be Announced Bowden, Michael (2-2, 5.40)
Pawtucket Buffalo 7:05 PM Hill, Rich (1-1, 1.35) Albers, Andrew (2-9, 4.98)
Indianapolis Louisville 7:05 PM Glasnow, Tyler (1-0, 0.99) To Be Announced
Charlotte Durham 7:05 PM To Be Announced Diamond, Scott (10-5, 3.75)
Norfolk Gwinnett 6:35 PM Wright, Mike (8-0, 2.41) Mateo, Victor (2-2, 5.47)
Lehigh Valley Scranton/WB 5:35 PM Biddle, Jesse (2-3, 5.85) Davies, Kyle (9-7, 3.52)
Lehigh Valley Scranton/WB Game 2 To Be Announced Hebert, Chaz (1-0, 1.80)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Salt Lake New Orleans 8:00 PM Shoemaker, Matt (0-1, 0.00) Esch, Jake (0-1, 4.50)
Oklahoma City El Paso 9:05 PM Surkamp, Eric (7-3, 3.39) Lane, Jason (10-8, 5.58)
Colorado Springs Albuquerque 8:35 PM Davies, Zach (1-1, 5.14) Laffey, Aaron (3-3, 4.34)
Las Vegas Round Rock 8:05 PM Stauffer, Tim (3-0, 2.75) To Be Announced
Memphis Reno 10:05 PM Gonzales, Marco (1-4, 5.03) To Be Announced
Nashville Tacoma 10:05 PM Long, Nate (3-4, 5.17) Snow, Forrest (9-8, 3.97)
Fresno Omaha 8:05 PM Hauschild, Mike (6-3, 3.42) Coleman, Casey (4-3, 4.68)
Sacramento Iowa 7:38 PM Turley, Nik (6-6, 4.64) To Be Announced

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Portland New Britain 7:05 PM McCarthy, Mike (6-7, 4.32) Musgrave, Harrison (1-3, 2.87)
Richmond Akron 7:05 PM Johnson, Chase (0-1, 11.25) To Be Announced
Bowie Reading 7:05 PM Escat, Gene (1-5, 3.65) Martin, Ethan (2-0, 3.73)
New Hampshire Binghamton 6:35 PM Bibens-Dirkx, Austin (5-7, 4.37) To Be Announced
Harrisburg Erie 7:05 PM Voth, Austin (5-6, 2.97) Fulmer, Michael (3-1, 1.59)
Trenton Altoona 7:00 PM Coshow, Cale (1-1, 2.93) Creasy, Jason (10-7, 4.44)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Mobile Biloxi 7:40 PM Arias, Gabriel (4-1, 1.69) Wagner, Tyler (10-5, 2.21)
Mississippi Pensacola 7:35 PM Ross, Greg (7-9, 3.98) Astin, Barrett (4-4, 4.71)
Jackson Montgomery 8:05 PM Diaz, Edwin (3-10, 4.28) Kirsch, Chris (2-2, 5.05)
Tennessee Chattanooga 7:15 PM Antigua, Jeffry (4-4, 4.85) Baxendale, D.J. (6-4, 3.77)
Jacksonville Birmingham 8:05 PM Brice, Austin (5-8, 4.88) To Be Announced

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Springfield NW Arkansas 8:05 PM Reed, Jimmy (2-3, 4.37) Murray, Matt (5-3, 4.43)
San Antonio Frisco 8:05 PM Rodriguez, Bryan (6-12, 4.27) Leclerc, Jose (5-6, 5.09)
Corpus Christi Midland 8:00 PM To Be Announced Overton, Dillon (3-2, 3.96)
Tulsa Arkansas 8:10 PM Stults, Eric (3-4, 3.69) McGowin, Kyle (8-7, 4.52)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Springfield NW Arkansas 8:05 PM Reed, Jimmy (2-3, 4.37) Murray, Matt (5-3, 4.43)
San Antonio Frisco 8:05 PM Rodriguez, Bryan (6-12, 4.27) Leclerc, Jose (5-6, 5.09)
Corpus Christi Midland 8:00 PM To Be Announced Overton, Dillon (3-2, 3.96)
Tulsa Arkansas 8:10 PM Stults, Eric (3-4, 3.69) McGowin, Kyle (8-7, 4.52)
San Jose Inland Empire 10:05 PM Reyes, Jose (3-6, 6.93) Kipper, Jordan (6-10, 5.42)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Wilmington Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Lovvorn, Zach (3-4, 3.96) Null, Jeremy (2-2, 4.01)
Potomac Salem 7:05 PM Williams, Austen (4-4, 2.62) McAvoy, Kevin (9-9, 4.08)
Frederick Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Means, John (0-1, 10.80) Fulmer, Carson (0-0, 2.81)
Lynchburg Carolina 7:00 PM Kime, Dace (3-7, 4.56) Webster, Seth (8-7, 2.85)

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tampa Daytona 7:05 PM To Be Announced Travieso, Nick (6-5, 2.55)
Bradenton Fort Myers 7:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Lakeland Dunedin 6:30 PM Briceno, Endrys (1-2, 3.54) To Be Announced
Palm Beach St. Lucie 6:30 PM Petree, Nick (5-3, 3.03) Diaz, Miller (5-11, 4.36)
Clearwater Brevard County 6:35 PM Pinto, Ricardo (7-2, 2.50) Hellweg, Johnny (1-5, 6.00)
Charlotte Jupiter 6:35 PM To Be Announced Brigham, Jeff (2-1, 2.38)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Great Lakes South Bend 7:05 PM Anderson, Isaac (1-2, 1.80) Norwood, James (2-2, 4.26)
Lake County Fort Wayne 7:05 PM Milbrath, Jordan (5-10, 4.86) To Be Announced
Lansing West Michigan 7:00 PM Mallard, Chase (6-5, 5.07) Ladwig, A.J. (10-9, 3.90)
Clinton Burlington 7:30 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Peoria Quad Cities 8:00 PM Perez, Dewin (2-5, 5.89) Eshelman, Thomas (0-0, 5.40)
Bowling Green Dayton 7:00 PM Pike, Chris (9-7, 3.08) Antone, Tejay (6-9, 2.87)
Wisconsin Beloit 6:35 PM Ortega, Luis (1-7, 5.34) Wagman, Joey (3-2, 2.87)
Kane County Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Miller, Jared (3-4, 6.60) Rosario, Randy (1-4, 3.92)
Beloit Wisconsin Game 2 To Be Announced Perrin, Jon (1-5, 4.31)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rome Lexington 7:05 PM Quintana, Zach (4-5, 3.17) Griffin, Foster (3-5, 5.91)
Hagerstown Lakewood 7:05 PM Lee, Andrew (2-0, 0.53) Watson, Shane (1-4, 4.28)
West Virginia Augusta 7:05 PM Garcia, Yeudy (12-5, 2.13) Reyes, Mark (7-6, 2.27)
Savannah Asheville 7:05 PM Flexen, Chris (2-0, 0.44) Castellani, Ryan (2-7, 4.35)
Greensboro Greenville 7:05 PM Franco, Enderson (1-3, 5.31) Jimenez, Dedgar (7-9, 4.57)
Charleston Hickory 7:00 PM Marsh, Matt (2-4, 2.66) Tate, Dillon (0-0, 0.00)
Delmarva Kannapolis 7:05 PM Torres, Dennis (0-1, 15.00) Thompson, Zach (3-6, 4.40)

A- New York-Penn League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lowell Connecticut 7:05 PM Romero, Dioscar (2-3, 4.19) Alexander, Tyler (0-2, 0.87)
Mahoning Valley West Virginia 7:05 PM Linares, Leandro (0-6, 5.86) To Be Announced
Tri-City Vermont 7:05 PM Winkelman, Alex (5-0, 2.70) Miller, Corey (2-2, 2.53)
Aberdeen Brooklyn 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Williamsport Batavia 7:05 PM Kilome, Franklyn (3-2, 2.40) To Be Announced
Auburn State College 7:05 PM Crownover, Matthew (0-4, 4.10) Martinez, Dailyn (3-4, 3.45)
Staten Island Hudson Valley 7:05 PM Acevedo, Domingo (1-0, 2.00) To Be Announced

A- Northwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Boise Vancouver 4:05 PM McCormick, Ryan (1-1, 4.37) To Be Announced
Salem-Keizer Everett 10:05 PM Webb, Logan (3-4, 4.61) De Los Santos, Enyel (2-0, 3.76)
Spokane Eugene 10:05 PM Palumbo, Joe (3-3, 2.92) Kellogg, Ryan (0-1, 6.89)
Tri-City Hillsboro 10:05 PM To Be Announced Bolton, Tyler (2-3, 3.99)

R+ Appalachian League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Pulaski Bristol 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Princeton Johnson City 7:00 PM Bivens, Blake (5-0, 2.88) Williams, Ronnie (3-1, 3.22)
Kingsport Elizabethton 7:00 PM Llanes, Gabriel (2-1, 4.50) To Be Announced
Greeneville Burlington 7:00 PM Abreu, Albert (2-2, 3.03) Feliz, Igol (2-6, 4.03)
Bluefield Danville 7:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced

R+ Pioneer League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Orem Grand Junction 9:05 PM Barria, Jaime (2-2, 5.48) To Be Announced
Missoula Helena 9:05 PM Takahashi, Bo (7-0, 4.34) Torres, Joshua (3-3, 3.51)
Billings Great Falls 9:00 PM Romero, Franderlyn (1-3, 3.83) Ball, Matt (2-6, 7.24)
Idaho Falls Ogden 8:30 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced

R Arizona League

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

R Gulf Coast League

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

Duels of the Day

August 27th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Austin Voth RHP WAS AA 5 6 2.97
- Michael Fulmer RHP DET AA 3 1 1.59
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Gabriel Arias RHP CLE AA 4 1 1.69
ITP Tyler Wagner RHP MIL AA 10 5 2.21
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Chris Pike LHP TB A 9 7 3.08
- Tejay Antone RHP CIN A 6 9 2.87
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Yeudy Garcia RHP PHI A 12 5 2.13
- Mark Reyes RHP NYM A 7 6 2.27

Injury List
Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
NYM 3B Jhoan Urena 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/25/2015
COL CF David Dahl 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/20/2015
DET LHP Daniel Norris 15 Day DL Right Oblique Strain 8/20/2015
CIN RHP Robert Stephenson 7 Day DL Right Forearm Strain 8/18/2015
CHC RHP Carl Edwards Jr. 7 Day DL Finger Callus 8/18/2015
ATL RHP Tyrell Jenkins 7 Day DL Right Shoulder Fatigue 8/18/2015
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
TB SS Andrew Velazquez 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/15/2015
WAS C Jakson Reetz 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/14/2015
CLE LHP Rob Kaminsky 7 Day DL Lower Back Tightness 8/13/2015
PHI 3B Maikel Franco 15 Day DL Fractured Left Wrist 8/12/2015
PHI RHP Ben Lively 7 Day DL Right Shoulder Strain 8/12/2015
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
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
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
PIT SS Cole Tucker SEASON Right Shoulder Labrum Surgery 8/26/2015
CHC RF Billy McKinney Season Fractured Right Knee 8/19/2015
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

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