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Minor League Ball Gameday - Saturday, April 23rd

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1B Josh Bell hit for the cycle, SS Brendan Rodgers went yard and doubled twice with five RBI, and LHP Steven Brault struck out nine over five innings with just two hits allowed.

Pirates first baseman and cyclist Josh Bell.
Pirates first baseman and cyclist Josh Bell.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday! 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 Andrew Benintendi (BOS - A+) - 2/4, 2 2B, 2 R, BB
  • LF Nick Williams (PHI - AAA) - 3/4, RBI, R, SB, BB
  • SS Brendan Rodgers (COL - A) - 3/5, HR, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 3 R
  • SS Nick Gordon (MIN - A+) - 3/4, RBI, K
  • C Gary Sanchez (NYY - AAA) - 4/5, 2 2B, RBI, R
  • 1B Josh Bell (PIT - AAA) - 4/5, HR, 3B, 2B, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB
  • CF Manuel Margot (SD - AAA) - 3/3, RBI, R, SB, BB, CS
  • 1B Dominic Smith (NYM - AA) - 3/4, 2B, RBI, K
  • LF Braxton Davidson (ATL - A+) - 2/4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, R
  • 1B Josh Naylor (MIA - A) - 3/5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R, K
  • LF Adam Brett Walker II (MIN - AAA) - 3/4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
  • CF Harold Ramirez (PIT - AA) - 3/5, 2 3B, 4 RBI, 3 R, K
  • SS Michael Gettys (SD - A) - 3/5, 2B, RBI, 2 R, 2 SB
  • SS Edmundo Sosa (STL - A) - 3/5, 2B, 2 RBI, R
  • 2B Shed Long (CIN - A) - 2/4, 2 2B
  • 1B Roberto Ramos (COL - A+) - 2/4, 2 2B, R

Pitching performances of note -

  • LHP Julio Urias (LAD - AAA) - 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 K
  • LHP Sean Manaea (OAK - AAA) - 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Brent Honeywell (TB - A+) - 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
  • LHP Justus Sheffield (CLE - A+) - 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • RHP Clayton Blackburn (SF - AAA) - 8.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo (NYY - A) - 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (CHC - AAA) - 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • LHP Ryan Castellani (COL - A+) - 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 K
  • RHP Miguel Almonte (KC - AAA) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 K
  • LHP Steven Brault (PIT - AAA) - 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 9 K
  • RHP Sam Coonrod (SF - A+) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K
  • RHP Sean Reid-Foley (TOR - A) - 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 K
  • RHP John Gant (ATL - AAA) - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Ryan Williams (CHC - AAA) - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Jake Jewell (LAA - A+) - 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 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
Tampa Bay New York (AL) 1:05 PM Snell, Blake (0-0, -.--) Tanaka, Masahiro (1-0, 3.06)

MLB - National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
New York (NL) Atlanta 7:10 PM Matz, Steven (1-1, 7.27) Chacin, Jhoulys (0-0, 2.38)
Los Angeles (NL) Colorado 8:10 PM Maeda, Kenta (2-0, 0.47) Chatwood, Tyler (2-1, 2.79)
St. Louis San Diego 8:40 PM Wacha, Michael (1-0, 2.76) Vargas, Cesar (0-0, -.--)

AAA - International League (IL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Buffalo Rochester 1:35 PM Hutchison, Drew (0-1, 4.11) Duffey, Tyler (0-0, 1.72)
Lehigh Valley Pawtucket 1:05 PM Appel, Mark (2-0, 0.77) Owens, Henry (1-1, 1.00)
Gwinnett Columbus 7:15 PM Foltynewicz, Mike (1-1, 3.00) Merritt, Ryan (0-2, 4.22)
Durham Norfolk 7:05 PM Andriese, Matt (1-1, 4.96) Despaigne, Odrisamer (0-2, 6.28)
Scranton/WB Syracuse 1:05 PM Haynes, Kyle (1-0, 4.50) To Be Announced
Charlotte Toledo 5:05 PM Volstad, Chris (1-0, 1.02) Boyd, Matt (1-2, 2.25)
Indianapolis Louisville 2:05 PM Taillon, Jameson (1-0, 2.61) Smith, Josh (2-0, 0.00)

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Round Rock Memphis 7:35 PM Bell, Chad (1-0, 2.35) To Be Announced
New Orleans Nashville 7:35 PM Pineyro, Ivan (0-2, 4.09) Smith, Chris (0-2, 7.20)
Albuquerque Las Vegas 10:05 PM Flemer, Matt (1-0, 3.86) Pimentel, Stolmy (0-2, 7.00)
Sacramento Tacoma 8:05 PM To Be Announced Wieland, Joe (1-1, 11.32)
Col. Springs Omaha 8:05 PM Burgos, Hiram (1-1, 5.63) Lannan, John (1-1, 4.02)
Okla. City Iowa 8:08 PM Lee, Zach (3-0, 1.56) Williams, Ryan (0-1, 7.88)
El Paso Salt Lake 8:35 PM Pimentel, Carlos (1-1, 8.68) Maya, Yunesky (2-1, 1.80)
Fresno Reno 9:35 PM Rodgers, Brady (0-1, 2.45) To Be Announced

AA - Eastern League (EL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Portland Hartford 1:00 PM Wilkerson, Aaron (1-0, 0.54) To Be Announced
Richmond Altoona 1:00 PM Gage, Matt (0-1, 8.22) Creasy, Jason (2-0, 5.63)
Erie Binghamton 1:05 PM Riordan, Cory (1-1, 4.50) Jannis, Mickey (1-1, 4.91)
New Hampshire Reading 6:05 PM Dawson, Shane (1-1, 3.86) Asher, Alec (1-2, 4.58)
Akron Trenton 5:00 PM Plutko, Adam (1-1, 4.05) Montgomery, Jordan (1-0, 2.45)
Harrisburg Bowie 6:35 PM Williams, Austen (0-2, 10.57) Lee, Chris (2-0, 3.65)
Portland Hartford Game 2 Quevedo, Heri (0-1, 2.57) To Be Announced

AA - Southern League (SL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Biloxi Mississippi 7:00 PM Ortega, Jorge (0-1, 1.54) Ellis, Chris (2-0, 1.56)
Birmingham Chattanooga 7:15 PM Fulmer, Carson (0-3, 8.53) Baxendale, D.J. (1-2, 3.18)
Tennessee Mobile 8:05 PM Blackburn, Paul (2-0, 0.50) Banda, Anthony (0-1, 3.95)
Jackson Pensacola 7:30 PM Diaz, Edwin (2-1, 1.69) To Be Announced
Jacksonville Montgomery 7:35 PM Garcia, Jarlin (0-0, 2.93) Faria, Jacob (0-2, 4.15)

AA - Texas League (TL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Springfield Arkansas 8:10 PM Baker, Corey (0-0, 3.00) To Be Announced
Tulsa NW Arkansas 7:05 PM To Be Announced Skoglund, Eric (0-0, 5.23)
Midland San Antonio 8:05 PM Covey, Dylan (0-0, 4.15) Castillo, Fabio (1-2, 3.86)
Frisco Corpus Christi 8:05 PM Payano, Victor (1-0, 3.09) Frias, Edison (0-0, 2.25)

A+ - California League (CAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Modesto San Jose 8:00 PM To Be Announced Snelten, D.J. (1-0, 1.80)
Lancaster High Desert 9:35 PM James, Joshua (1-1, 5.14) Wiper, Cole (2-0, 3.09)
Visalia Rancho Cucamonga 10:05 PM To Be Announced Sopko, Andrew (0-0, 7.36)
Inland Empire Stockton 10:10 PM Anderson, Justin (0-3, 7.53) Gossett, Daniel (1-0, 2.12)
Lake Elsinore Bakersfield 10:15 PM Lamet, Dinelson (2-0, 2.40) Misiewicz, Anthony (0-1, 2.65)

A+ - Carolina League (CAR)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Winston-Salem Salem 6:05 PM Cooper, Matt (0-1, 4.20) Kent, Matt (1-0, 5.40)
Frederick Lynchburg 6:30 PM Long, Lucas (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced
Potomac Wilmington 7:05 PM Valdez, Phillips (2-1, 7.36) Lovvorn, Zach (0-3, 5.54)
Carolina Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Lawlor, Ryan (1-0, 2.84) Stinnett, Jake (1-0, 3.27)

A+ - Florida State League (FSL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Daytona Tampa 6:00 PM Mahle, Tyler (1-0, 2.87) Clarkin, Ian (1-1, 2.93)
Dunedin Lakeland 6:00 PM Robson, Tom (1-1, 9.72) Alexander, Tyler (0-2, 5.84)
Jupiter Palm Beach 5:30 PM Castillo, Luis (3-0, 1.13) Pearce, Matt (1-0, 4.09)
Brevard County Clearwater 6:15 PM To Be Announced Viza, Tyler (2-0, 1.59)
Bradenton St. Lucie 6:30 PM To Be Announced Reyes, Scarlyn (0-2, 10.57)
Charlotte Fort Myers 6:05 PM Wood, Hunter (1-1, 2.30) Jorge, Felix (1-1, 1.42)

A - Midwest League (MWL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Cedar Rapids Clinton 6:00 PM Clay, Sam (1-0, 0.00) Schiraldi, Lukas (2-1, 2.93)
Dayton West Michigan 4:00 PM Constante, Jacob (0-2, 5.91) Burrows, Beau (0-1, 4.15)
Beloit Burlington 6:00 PM To Be Announced Gatto, Joe (0-2, 7.07)
Quad Cities Kane County 2:00 PM Armenteros, Rogelio (0-1, 2.08) Clarke, Taylor (1-1, 2.92)
Fort Wayne South Bend 7:05 PM To Be Announced Alzolay, Adbert (0-0, 4.76)
Wisconsin Peoria 2:00 PM Peralta, Freddy (1-0, 2.08) Fernandez, Junior (2-0, 2.77)
Bowling Green Great Lakes 2:05 PM To Be Announced Gonzalez, Victor (1-0, 1.00)
Lake County Lansing 2:05 PM To Be Announced Cook, Ryan (0-1, 4.50)
Cedar Rapids Clinton Game 2 Rodriguez, Dereck (0-2, 5.84) Warren, Art (1-0, 0.87)

A - South Atlantic League (SAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Augusta Charleston 6:05 PM Taylor, Cory (0-0, 0.00) Gomez, Anyelo (0-1, 6.55)
Lakewood Greensboro 7:00 PM Arauz, Harold (1-1, 2.25) Poteet, Cody (0-1, 4.15)
Delmarva Kannapolis 7:05 PM Peralta, Ofelky (0-1, 2.35) Riga, Ryan (0-1, 13.06)
West Virginia Lexington 6:35 PM Sendelbach, Logan (0-0, 1.80) Griffin, Foster (1-1, 3.60)
Asheville Rome 6:00 PM French, Parker (1-1, 1.59) Soroka, Mike (0-1, 2.40)
Hickory Hagerstown 6:05 PM Benjamin, Wes (1-0, 1.00) Lee, Andrew (1-0, 1.80)
Columbia Greenville 7:05 PM To Be Announced Espinoza, Anderson (1-1, 2.40)

Duels of the Day

April 23rd

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
66 (154) Mark Appel RHP PHI AAA 2 0 0.77
- Henry Owens LHP BOS AAA 1 1 1.00
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Paul Blackburn RHP CHC AA 2 0 0.50
SA Anthony Banda LHP AZ AA 0 1 3.95
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Jarlin Garcia LHP MIA AA 0 0 2.93
43 (94) Jacob Faria RHP TB AA 0 2 4.15
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Tyler Mahle RHP CIN A+ 1 0 2.87
ITP Ian Clarkin LHP NYY A+ 1 1 2.93
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
SA Hunter Wood RHP TB A+ 1 1 2.30
- Felix Jorge RHP MIN A+ 1 1 1.42
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Freddy Peralta RHP MIL A 1 0 2.08
ITP Junior Fernandez RHP STL A 2 0 2.77
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Parker French RHP COL A 1 1 1.59
58 (128) Mike Soroka RHP ATL A 0 1 2.40

Results from April 22nd

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
9 (15) Sean Manaea LHP OAK AAA 6 6 1 1 2 4 9 GO, 2 FO, 61 S, 36 B, ND (2-0, 1.50)
16 (34) Jorge Lopez RHP MIL AAA 3 6 4 4 4 4 3 GO, 2 FO, 41 S, 39 B, L (0-1, 7.94)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
2 (3) Lucas Giolito RHP WAS AA 4 5 2 2 4 2 7 GO, 1 FO, 48 S, 33 B, ND (0-1, 2.31)
ITP Parker Bridwell RHP BAL AA 5.2 5 3 3 4 1 3 GO, 2 FO, 41 S, 30 B, WP, ND (0-0, 5.79)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
- Sam Wolff RHP TEX AA 5 5 2 1 1 3 5 GO, 3 FO, 49 S, 32 B, WP, W (3-0, 1.69)
14 (30) Francis Martes RHP HOU AA 0.2 3 5 5 2 0 0 GO, 2 FO, 15 S, 16 B, L (1-1, 6.75)

Previous Gameday's -

Saturday, April 16th

Sunday, April 17th

Monday, April 18th

Tuesday, April 19th

Wednesday, April 20th

Thursday, April 21st

Friday, April 22nd