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Minor League Ball Gameday, April 7th - Opening Day

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The Minor League Ball Gameday series returns to action for Opening Day as each of the full season leagues get underway.

Reds rookie right hander Robert Stephenson.
Reds rookie right hander Robert Stephenson.
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It's Opening Day again folks! We are back for another season of wacky shenanigans, ridiculous promotions, even more ridiculous ball park food, and the potential to see something done that hasn't been done in decades. Spring Training is firmly in the books, so let's get to the good stuff.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Gameday series, here's a link to one of the Gameday's from last year to give you an idea of what it will look like. We start it off with a link to the Gameday Spreadsheet which contains all the daily line from the game's top prospects. After that we have the probable starters for that day's slate of games. Starting pitchers that are tracked in the spreadsheet will be highlighted in different colors depending on which section they are in. Top 175 players will be highlighted in aqua, the Duels of the Day will be in yellow, pitchers from the "In the Picture" section will be in orange, sleepers and high ceiling alert players are in blue, and international free agents are in purple. Later in the year we'll add more players to the fray with the "Helium Tank" section which will highlight a number of unranked and untracked players off to hot starts. These pitchers will be in green, and once the 2016 draftees get going, they will be in silver.

We'll then come to the Duels of the Day which are the best pitching match-ups of the day, as per the probable starters. As mentioned previously, these match-ups will be highlighted in yellow in the probable starters section. After that we finish it off with links to the previous Gameday's from the week.

Since it's day one, all we are going to have will be the probable starters and Duels of the Day. There are a few more bugs to be worked out in the spreadsheet, but those should be taken care of in the coming days. Until then, enjoy the rest of the goodies the Minor League Ball Gameday will be bringing you every day for the 2016 season.

Today's Schedule

(Probable Starters are as of 3:00 PM EST via MLB.com and MiLB.com)

MLB - American League

No games with rookies starting.

MLB - National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Pittsburgh Cincinnati 12:35 PM Morton, Charlie (0-0, -.--) Stephenson, Robert (0-0, -.--)

AAA - International League (IL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Indianapolis Columbus 6:35 PM Williams, Trevor (0-0, -.--) House, TJ (0-0, -.--)
Charlotte Durham 6:05 PM Carroll, Scott (0-0, -.--) Snell, Blake (0-0, -.--)
Louisville Toledo 4:05 PM Morris, A.J. (0-0, -.--) Boyd, Matt (0-0, -.--)
Gwinnett Norfolk 7:05 PM Chacin, Jhoulys (0-0, -.--) Despaigne, Odrisamer (0-0, -.--)
Rochester Scranton/WB 7:05 PM Duffey, Tyler (0-0, -.--) Green, Chad (0-0, -.--)
Lehigh Valley Syracuse PPD
Buffalo Pawtucket PPD

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Round Rock Iowa 4:08 PM Martinez, Nick (0-0, -.--) Williams, Ryan (0-0, -.--)
Fresno Las Vegas 10:05 PM Peacock, Brad (0-0, -.--) Montero, Rafael (0-0, -.--)
New Orleans Omaha 8:05 PM Nicolino, Justin (0-0, -.--) Almonte, Miguel (0-0, -.--)
Albuquerque Tacoma 10:05 PM Butler, Eddie (0-0, -.--) Wieland, Joe (0-0, -.--)
Sacramento Salt Lake 8:35 PM Blach, Ty (0-0, -.--) Smith, Nate (0-0, -.--)
Okla. City Nashville 7:35 PM Lee, Zach (0-0, -.--) Smith, Chris (0-0, -.--)
El Paso Reno 9:35 PM Guthrie, Jeremy (0-0, -.--) Bradley, Archie (0-0, -.--)
Col. Springs Memphis 8:05 PM Davies, Zach (0-0, -.--) McGuire, Deck (0-0, -.--)


AA - Eastern League (EL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Richmond Hartford 1:09 PM Beede, Tyler (0-0, -.--) Freeland, Kyle (0-0, -.--)
New Hampshire Binghamton 6:35 PM Gabryszwski, Jeremy (0-0, -.--) Gsellman, Robert (0-0, -.--)
Akron Bowie 6:35 PM Plutko, Adam (0-0, -.--) Gunkel, Joe (0-0, -.--)
Portland Reading 7:05 PM Wilkerson, Aaron (0-0, -.--) Asher, Alec (0-0, -.--)
Erie Trenton 7:00 PM Riordan, Cory (0-0, -.--) Lail, Brady (0-0, -.--)
Harrisburg Altoona 6:00 PM Simms, John (0-0, -.--) Creasy, Jason (0-0, -.--)


AA - Southern League (SL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Birmingham Jacksonville 7:05 PM Danish, Tyler (0-0, -.--) Esch, Jake (0-0, -.--)
Mobile Tennessee 7:05 PM Banda, Anthony (0-0, -.--) Zastryzny, Rob (0-0, -.--)
Chattanooga Biloxi 7:40 PM Wheeler, Jason (0-0, -.--) Hader, Josh (0-0, -.--)
Montgomery Jackson 8:05 PM To Be Announced Diaz, Edwin (0-0, -.--)
Pensacola Mississippi 8:00 PM Travieso, Nick (0-0, -.--) Sims, Lucas (0-0, -.--)


AA - Texas League (TL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frisco NW Arkansas 7:25 PM Lopez, Frank (0-0, -.--) Mills, Alec (0-0, -.--)
Midland Arkansas 8:10 PM Jensen, Chris (0-0, -.--) McGowin, Kyle (0-0, -.--)
Tulsa Corpus Christi 8:05 PM De Jong, Chase (0-0, -.--) Musgrove, Joe (0-0, -.--)
Springfield San Antonio 8:05 PM Mayers, Mike (0-0, -.--) Castillo, Fabio (0-0, -.--)


A+ - California League (CAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lancaster San Jose 10:00 PM Bostick, Akeem (0-0, -.--) Suarez, Andrew (0-0, -.--)
Inland Empire High Desert 9:35 PM Jewell, Jake (0-0, -.--) Mendez, Yohander (0-0, -.--)
Lake Elsinore Rancho Cucamonga 10:05 PM Lamet, Dinelson (0-0, -.--) Oaks, Trevor (0-0, -.--)
Modesto Stockton 10:10 PM Tinoco, Jesus (0-0, -.--) Gossett, Daniel (0-0, -.--)
Visalia Bakersfield 10:15 PM To Be Announced Moore, Andrew (0-0, -.--)


A+ - Carolina League (CAR)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Potomac Wilmington 6:35 PM Valdez, Phillips (0-0, -.--) Lovvorn, Zach (0-0, -.--)
Winston-Salem Lynchburg 6:30 PM Adams, Spencer (0-0, -.--) Sheffield, Justus (0-0, -.--)
Carolina Salem 7:05 PM Franco, Enderson (0-0, -.--) McGrath, Daniel (0-0, -.--)
Frederick Myrtle Beach 7:05 PM Horacek, Mitch (0-0, -.--) Martinez, Jonathan (0-0, -.--)


A+ - Florida State League (FSL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bradenton Fort Myers 7:05 PM McRae, Alex (0-0, -.--) Gonsalves, Stephen (0-0, -.--)
Brevard County Daytona 7:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Charlotte Palm Beach 6:30 PM Honeywell, Brent (0-0, -.--) Flaherty, Jack (0-0, -.--)
Jupiter St. Lucie 6:30 PM Brigham, Josh (0-0, -.--) Prevost, Josh (0-0, -.--)
Clearwater Dunedin 6:30 PM Eshelman, Tom (0-0, -.--) Greene, Conner (0-0, -.--)
Tampa Lakeland 6:00 PM Campos, Vicente (0-0, -.--) Wilson, Alex (0-0, -.--)


A - Midwest League (MWL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Fort Wayne Lake County 6:30 PM Lockett, Walker (0-0, -.--) Pannone, Thomas (0-0, -.--)
Great Lakes Lansing 7:05 PM Boyle, Michael (0-0, -.--) Reid-Foley, Sean (0-0, -.--)
Dayton Bowling Green 7:35 PM Rainey, Tanner (0-0, -.--) Mujica, Jose (0-0, -.--)
West Michigan South Bend 7:05 PM Watkins, Spenser (0-0, -.--) Morrison, Preston (0-0, -.--)
Quad Cities Cedar Rapids 7:35 PM Armenteros, Rogelio (0-0, -.--) LeBlanc, Randy (0-0, -.--)
Peoria Burlington 7:30 PM Woodford, Jake (0-0, -.--) Gatto, Joe (0-0, -.--)
Wisconsin Beloit 7:30 PM Drossner, Jake (0-0, -.--) Friedrichs, Kyle (0-0, -.--)
Clinton Kane County 7:30 PM Schiraldi, Lukas (0-0, -.--) Clarke, Taylor (0-0, -.--)


A - South Atlantic League (SAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Hickory Kannapolis 7:05 PM Martin, Brett (0-0, -.--) Martinez, Luis (0-0, -.--)
Columbia Charleston 7:05 PM Ingram, Chase (0-0, -.--) Acevedo, Domingo (0-0, -.--)
Delmarva Hagerstown 6:05 PM Long, Lucas (0-0, -.--) Lee, Andrew (0-0, -.--)
Augusta Rome 7:00 PM To Be Announced Soroka, Mike (0-0, -.--)
Lakewood Lexington 7:05 PM Kilome, Franklyn (0-0, -.--) Blewett, Scott (0-0, -.--)
West Virginia Greensboro 7:00 PM Brubaker, Jonathan (0-0, -.--) Jacome, Justin (0-0, -.--)
Asheville Greenville 7:05 PM Hill, David (0-0, -.--) Kent, Matt (0-0, -.--)

Duels of the Day

April 7th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Justin Nicolino LHP MIA AAA 0 0 -.--
ITP Miguel Almonte RHP KC AAA 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Tyler Beede RHP SF AA 0 0 -.--
ITP Kyle Freeland LHP COL AA 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Nick Travieso RHP CIN AA 0 0 -.--
53 (123) Lucas Sims RHP ATL AA 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Chase DeJong RHP LAD AA 0 0 -.--
17 (35) Joe Musgrove RHP HOU AA 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
62 (138) Spencer Adams RHP CWS A+ 0 0 -.--
33 (76) Justus Sheffield LHP CLE A+ 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
SA Jake Jewell RHP LAA A+ 0 0 -.--
ITP Yohander Mendez LHP TEX A+ 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
27 (54) Brent Honeywell RHP TB A+ 0 0 -.--
45 (96) Jack Flaherty RHP STL A+ 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Tom Eshelman RHP PHI A+ 0 0 -.--
ITP Connor Greene RHP TOR A+ 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Jake Woodford RHP STL A 0 0 -.--
- Joe Gatto RHP LAA A 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Franklyn Kilome RHP PHI A 0 0 -.--
- Scott Blewett RHP KC A 0 0 -.--