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Minor League Ball Gameday - Wednesday, April 20th

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RHP Aaron Blair chucked seven masterful, no-hit innings while punching out 10, SS Brendan Rodgers left the yard twice, and CF Luis Alexander Basabe filled the stat sheet.

Braves right hander Aaron Blair.
Braves right hander Aaron Blair.
Jim Lacey/Gwinnett Braves

Hey folks! Welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday! We have the standout performances from yesterday below, as well as the probable starters for today's slate of games, and the Duels of the Day. Take a look around and be sure to comment also. If you have any criticisms, questions, or ideas to improve the Gameday, feel free to make your voice heard in the comments section. I check them multiple times a day and I'm always looking for ways to make your experience at Minor League Ball even better.

Click the link below to open the Gameday spreadsheet in another window. The tabs are listed on the bottom and the opening page will give you a rundown on how the spreadsheet works. Give that a read to familiarize yourself with it if you aren't already and then dive into the statistical goodness. Enjoy!

The Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's

Offensive performances of note -

  • CF Bradley Zimmer (CLE - AA) - 3/4, 3B, RBI, 2 R, SB, K
  • SS Brendan Rodgers (COL - A) - 2/5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
  • 1B Sam Travis (BOS - AAA) - 4/5, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
  • LF Cornelius Randolph (PHI - A) - 4/5, HR, 3 RBI, R
  • 1B Christian Walker (BAL - AAA) - 3/7, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R, 3 K
  • CF Luis Alexander Basabe (BOS - A) - 4/6, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB, K

Though he's not on any lists, 2B Max Schrock (WAS - A) had a career day at the plate. He was 5 for 5 with two doubles, two stolen bases, five runs batted in, and he scored three times. Have yourself a day!

Pitching performances of note -

  • RHP Robert Stephenson (CIN - AAA) - 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Aaron Blair (ATL - AAA) - 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 K
  • RHP Keury Mella (CIN - A+) - 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • LHP Alex Young (AZ - A) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Jharel Cotton (LAD - AAA) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • LHP Stephen Gonsalves (MIN - A+) - 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 K
  • RHP Tom Eshelman (PHI - A+) - 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 9 K
  • LHP Yohander Mendez (TEX - A+) - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Trey Neilsen (STL - AA) - 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Yoan Lopez (AZ - AA) - 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Today's Schedule

Probable Starters are as of 1:00 AM EST via MLB.com and MiLB.com

(Color code: Aqua - Top 175 Prospects, Orange - In The Picture, Blue - Sleeper/High Ceiling Alerts, Purple - International Free Agent, Yellow - Duel of the Day)

MLB - American League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
No Games

MLB - National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Los Angeles (NL) Atlanta 7:10 PM Stripling, Ross (0-0, 2.03) Teheran, Julio (0-2, 6.35)

AAA - International League (IL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Durham Gwinnett 7:05 PM Pruitt, Austin (1-0, 1.38) Jenkins, Tyrell (1-0, 2.00)
Buffalo Scranton/WB 6:35 PM LeBlanc, Wade (1-1, 2.38) Swarzak, Anthony (0-1, 5.63)
Norfolk Charlotte 7:05 PM Gausman, Kevin (0-0, -.--) Beck, Chris (0-0, 4.09)
Pawtucket Rochester 1:35 PM Cuevas, William (1-1, 6.17) To Be Announced
Lehigh Valley Syracuse 4:05 PM Thompson, Jake (0-2, 6.75) Espino, Paolo (0-0, 3.60)
Toledo Indianapolis 1:35 PM Norris, Daniel (0-0, -.--) Kuhl, Chad (0-0, 3.86)
Columbus Louisville 11:05 AM Clevinger, Mike (1-0, 1.80) Adleman, Tim (0-0, 5.40)
Lehigh Valley Syracuse Game 2 Roibal, Reinier (0-0, 8.31) Laffey, Aaron (1-0, 1.50)

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Las Vegas Sacramento 10:05 PM To Be Announced Lujan, Matt (0-1, 3.00)
Memphis Okla. City 8:05 PM Hefner, Jeremy (1-0, 1.86) LeCure, Sam (0-0, 0.00)
Omaha Round Rock 8:05 PM Dziedzic, Jonathan (1-1, 0.00) Ramos, Cesar (0-1, 4.91)
Reno Albuquerque 8:35 PM To Be Announced Carle, Shane (1-1, 13.50)
Nashville Col. Springs 1:05 PM Overton, Dillon (0-1, 4.00) Suter, Brent (0-1, 6.30)
Tacoma El Paso 1:05 PM Paxton, James (0-2, 11.37) McCutchen, Daniel (2-0, 7.36)
Salt Lake Fresno 9:35 PM Skaggs, Tyler (0-0, 1.50) Feliz, Michael (0-0, 18.90)
Iowa New Orleans 7:00 PM Rucinski, Drew (0-2, 8.71) Flores, Kendry (0-1, 2.08)

AA - Eastern League (EL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Binghamton Akron 6:35 PM To Be Announced Peoples, Michael (1-0, 3.75)
Reading Richmond 10:35 AM Pinto, Ricardo (0-1, 11.88) Mejia, Adalberto (0-0, 1.86)
Altoona Harrisburg 12:00 PM Eppler, Tyler (1-0, 2.25) Mapes, Tyler (2-0, 3.27)
Hartford New Hampshire 10:35 AM Marquez, German (0-1, 0.90) Anderson, John (1-0, 0.93)
Bowie Erie 12:05 PM Gunkel, Joe (0-2, 3.38) Collier, Tommy (0-2, 20.25)
Trenton Portland 12:00 PM To Be Announced Stankiewicz, Teddy (0-0, 1.50)

AA - Southern League (SL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Chattanooga Mississippi 11:35 AM Slegers, Aaron (0-1, 3.60) Whalen, Rob (1-0, 3.60)
Montgomery Tennessee 12:05 PM Stanek, Ryne (0-2, 8.31) Skulina, Tyler (1-1, 2.45)
Birmingham Jackson 12:05 PM Holmberg, David (0-2, 4.91) Gaviglio, Sam (2-0, 2.45)
Mobile Jacksonville 11:05 AM Omahen, Johnny (0-1, 3.86) Newell, Ryan (0-0, 7.36)
Pensacola Biloxi 11:40 AM Stephens, Jackson (1-0, 2.53) Gagnon, Drew (1-0, 0.00)

AA - Texas League (TL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
No Games

A+ - California League (CAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
San Jose Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM Forjet, Jason (1-0, 0.00) To Be Announced
Stockton Visalia 9:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Rancho Cucamonga Lancaster 9:35 PM Bergjans, Tommy (1-0, 7.45) Hernandez, Elieser (0-1, 6.75)
Bakersfield Modesto 10:05 PM Pike, Tyler (0-0, 1.54) Howard, Sam (1-0, 2.79)
High Desert Inland Empire 10:05 PM Jurado, Ariel (1-0, 3.00) To Be Announced

A+ - Carolina League (CAR)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Salem Carolina 11:00 AM Beeks, Jalen (1-0, 0.84) Povse, Max (1-0, 0.00)
Wilmington Frederick 11:00 AM Tenuta, Matt (1-0, 3.72) To Be Announced
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Hedges, Zach (0-2, 3.00) Stephens, Jordan (0-2, 3.38)
Lynchburg Potomac 10:35 AM Merryweather, Julian (2-0, 0.00) Fedde, Erick (0-1, 5.23)

A+ - Florida State League (FSL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bradenton Palm Beach 6:30 PM Garcia, Yeudy (0-1, 5.87) Gomber, Austin (1-1, 1.64)
Dunedin Tampa 7:00 PM Higuera, Juliandry (0-0, 1.80) Encinas, Gabriel (0-1, 1.69)
Jupiter Fort Myers 7:05 PM Cavanerio, Jorgan (0-2, 8.68) Stewart, Kohl (1-0, 1.50)
Charlotte St. Lucie 6:30 PM Harris, Greg (1-1, 1.80) Flexen, Chris (0-2, 4.26)
Brevard County Lakeland 6:00 PM Hanhold, Eric (0-1, 1.59) Ladwig, A.J. (2-0, 0.00)
Daytona Clearwater 12:00 PM To Be Announced Imhof, Matt (0-1, 7.59)

A - Midwest League (MWL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bowling Green South Bend 7:05 PM Varga, Cameron (2-0, 3.09) Steele, Justin (0-2, 12.71)
Clinton Peoria 12:00 PM Wilcox, Kyle (0-0, 5.79) Woodford, Jake (0-1, 4.63)
Quad Cities Wisconsin 7:35 PM Abreu, Albert (0-1, 6.75) Perrin, Jon (1-0, 2.25)
Cedar Rapids Burlington 7:30 PM Cutura, Andro (2-0, 2.45) Long, Grayson (1-0, 0.90)
Fort Wayne Lansing 7:05 PM Nix, Jacob (0-0, 9.64) Rios, Francisco (0-0, 3.52)
Dayton Great Lakes 6:05 PM Romero, Franderlyn (0-1, 6.55) Long, Nolan (1-1, 2.08)
Lake County West Michigan 12:00 PM Esparza, Matt (1-1, 9.72) Smith, Jordan (1-0, 3.86)
Beloit Kane County 12:00 PM Driver, Dustin (0-1, 3.12) Hernandez, Carlos (1-0, 1.74)

A - South Atlantic League (SAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Greenville Hickory 10:30 AM Raudes, Roniel (2-0, 0.90) Payano, Pedro (0-1, 0.90)
Greensboro Delmarva 7:05 PM Guzman, Kevin (0-1, 1.86) Jimenez, Francisco (0-1, 9.00)
Lexington Asheville 7:05 PM Watson, Nolan (0-0, 10.29) Lambert, Peter (0-1, 3.72)
Rome Augusta 10:35 AM Fried, Max (0-0, 1.64) Bickford, Phil (0-2, 5.19)
Charleston Columbia 11:05 AM De la Rosa, Simon (0-1, 24.00) Conlon, P.J. (1-0, 1.69)
Kannapolis West Virginia 10:35 AM To Be Announced Agrazal, Dario (1-0, 4.50)
Hagerstown Lakewood 6:35 PM Rodriguez, Jefry (1-1, 4.32) Gilbert, Tyler (0-1, 5.59)

Duels of the Day

April 20th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Austin Pruitt RHP TB AAA 1 0 1.38
ITP Tyrell Jenkins RHP ATL AAA 1 0 2.00
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Yeudy Garcia RHP PIT A+ 0 1 5.87
ITP Austin Gomber LHP STL A+ 1 1 1.64
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Greg Harris RHP TB A+ 1 1 1.80
SA Chris Flexen RHP NYM A+ 0 2 4.26
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Roniel Raudes RHP BOS A 2 0 0.90
SA Pedro Payano RHP TEX A 0 1 0.90
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Nolan Watson RHP KC A 0 0 10.29
ITP Peter Lambert RHP COL A 0 1 3.72
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Max Fried LHP ATL A 0 0 1.64
ITP Phil Bickford RHP SF A 0 2 5.19


Results from April 19th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
- Jaime Schultz RHP TB AAA 5.2 9 7 7 2 2 7 GO, 2 FO, 58 S, 39 B, L (1-1, 5.06)
21 (43) Aaron Blair RHP ATL AAA 7 0 0 0 1 10 8 GO, 2 FO, 59 S, 28 B, W (3-0, 1.42)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
61 (136) Keury Mella RHP CIN A+ 5.2 7 2 1 3 5 3 GO, 5 FO, 61 S, 30 B, HRA (Zach Green), L (0-3, 3.68)
ITP Tom Eshelman RHP PHI A+ 7 2 1 1 0 9 6 GO, 3 FO, 69 S, 26 B, W (1-1, 0.95)

Previous Gameday's -

Wednesday, April 13th

Thursday, April 14th

Friday, April 15th

Saturday, April 16th

Sunday, April 17th

Monday, April 18th

Tuesday, April 19th