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Minor League Ball Gameday - Saturday, June 11th

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Lucas Giolito announced he's ready for the next level with a 12-K gem. Undersized NYY RHP Chance Adams was near-perfect in his five innings. Southpaws Austin Gomber and Josh Taylor also dazzled with double-digit strikeout efforts.

The Nats' Lucas Giolito
The Nats' Lucas Giolito
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Welcome all to the Saturday, June 11th edition of Minor League Ball's Gameday.

Click the link below to unleash today's Gameday spreadsheet, a multifaceted snapshot of prospect statistics and upcoming pitching matchups.



The Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's


Saturday's links

  • Over at Faketeams, Michael analyzed what he saw in last night's Blake Snell vs. Jake Thompson throwdown
  • Bobby at Today's Knuckleball is becoming one to watch in my book with his dispatches from the CAL League; his latest is a look at Rox backstop Dom Nunez
  • Here at the Minor League mothership, our own Cookie gifted us with a sortable sleeper table based on a cavalcade of D-1 statistics. Awesome(sauce)!



Friday's offensive performers of note

OF Nomar Mazara (TEX - MLB) - 2-4, 2B
OF Jaycob Brugman (OAK - AAA) - 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI
OF Darin Ruf (PHI - AAA) - 3-3, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB
SS Ozzie Albies (ATL - AAA) - 1-3, R, 3B, 2 RBI
OF Steven Moya (DET - AAA) - 3-5, R, 2 RBI
OF Eddie Rosario (MIN - AAA) - 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, CS
1B Tyler Austin (NYY - AAA) - 3-5, 2 R, 3 2B, RBI
OF Cesar Puello (NYY - AAA) - 4-5, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, SB, E
OF Adam Frazier (PIT - AAA) - 3-5, 2 R, RBI
IF Ryon Healy (OAK - AAA) - 3-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI
C Willson Contreras (CHC - AAA) - 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
1B A.J. Reed (HOU - AAA) - 2-4, R, 3B, HR, RBI
OF Andrew Benintendi (BOS - AA) - 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
OF Dylan Cozens (PHI - AA) - 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI
OF Daniel Palka (MIN - AA) - 2-4, 2 R, 3B, HR, RBI
2B Dickie Joe Thon (TOR - A+) - 4-5, 2B
OF Jose Azocar (DET - A) - 4-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
OF Monte Harrison (MIL - A) - 3-5, 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI



Friday's pitching performers of note

RHP Jon Gray (COL - MLB) 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 0 BB, 7 K
LHP Blake Snell (TB - AAA) - 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 13 K
RHP Jake Thompson (PHI - AAA) - 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 K
LHP Roenis Elias (BOS - AAA) - 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
RHP Lucas Sims (ATL - AAA) - 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K
RHP A.J. Cole (WAS - AAA) - 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
RHP Paul Clemens (HOU - AAA) - 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 6 K
RHP Clayton Blackburn (SF - AAA) - 7.1 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 5 K
RHP Lucas Giolito (WAS - AA) - 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 12
RHP Tyler Viza (PHI - AA) - 6 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 3 K
LHP Anthony Banda (ARI - AA) - 5.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 BB, 6 K
LHP Yohander Mendez (TEX - AA) - 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
LHP Josh Taylor (ARI - A+) - 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K
RHP Alex Balog (COL - A+) - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K
RHP Felix Jorge (MIN - A+) - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 K
RHP A.J. Ludwig (DET - A+) - 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Chance Adams (NYY - A+) - 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
LHP Austin Gomber (STL - A+) - 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
RHP Sandy Alcantara (STL - A) - 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
LHP Max Fried (ATL - A) - 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
LHP P.J. Conlon (NYM - A) - 6.2 H, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K