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Minor League Ball Gameday - Wednesday, June 15th

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The Pirates' Jameson Taillon flashed the goods in just his second MLB start. Iowa's Willson Contreras and El Paso's Alex Dickerson continued their steady brilliance in the PCL. But Joey Gallo stole the show with a 450-ft moonshot that put picnicking fans in peril out in right.

Round Rock 1B Joey Gallo
Round Rock 1B Joey Gallo
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Welcome all to the Wednesday, June 15th edition of Minor League Ball's Gameday.

Click the link below to unleash today's Gameday spreadsheet, where one can peruse prospect lists, statistics, and upcoming pitching matchups throughout affiliated ball.

The Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's


The Gameday All-Commentariat Squad

C Willson Contreras (CHC - AAA) - 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

1B Joey Gallo (TEX - AAA) - 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI

2B Willie Calhoun (LAD - AAA) - 0-4

IF Chad Pinder (OAK - AAA) - 3-4, 3 R, HR, RBI, BB

SS Amed Rosario (NYM - A+) - 3-4, 2 2B, RBI

OF Carlos Rincon (LAD - DSL) - 1-2, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB

OF Dylan Cozens (PHI - AA) - 1-4, 2 R, BB, SB

OF Teoscar Hernandez (HOU - AA) - 4-6, R, 2 2B, RBI, SB

OF Greg Allen (CLE - A+) - 2-6, R, 3B, RBI, BB, SB (DH)

DH Tyler O'Neill (SEA - AA) - 2-5, 2B, RBI


Bench 1B Brian Mundell (COL - A) - 1-6, 2B, 3 K (DubWatch: 34)

Bench OF Peter O'Brien (ARI - MLB) - 0-4, K

Bench OF Tito Polo (PIT - A+) - 0-2, R, RBI, SB

Bench IFs Devers, Adames, Mejia, Eliez. Alvarez - DNP


RHP Mike Clevinger (CLE - AAA) - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

RHP Kohl Stewart (MIN - AA) - 6.2 IP, 7 H, ER, BB, K

RHP Francis Ventura (STL - DSL) - 4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

RHP Edwin Diaz (SEA - MLB) - 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K


Tuesday's offensive performers of note

1B A.J. Reed (HOU - AAA) - 2-5, R, 2 2B

2B Kolten Wong (STL - AAA) - 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI

OF Jordan Patterson (COL - AAA) - 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 SB

OF Alex Dickerson (SD - AAA) - 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

OF Mark Zagunis (CHC - AAA) - 2-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB

C Anthony Recker (NYM - AAA) - 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR 3 RBI

C Gary Sanchez (NYY - AAA) - 2-4, R, HR, 3 RBI

3B Casey McGehee (DET - AAA) - 3-4, 2 R, 2B

OF Andrew Benintendi (BOS - AA) - 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB

SS Dansby Swanson (ATL - AA) - 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI

OF Derek Fisher (HOU - AA) - 2-5, R, HR, 3 RBI, CS

1B Rhys Hoskins (PHI - AA) - 3-4, R, 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI, BB

OF Raimel Tapia (COL - AA) - 2-5, 2 R, 2B

OF Harold Ramirez (PIT - AA) - 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI

OF Stetson Allie (PIT - AA) - 2-4, R, HR, RBI, E

OF Ryan Cordell (TEX - AA) - 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI

OF Andrew Toles (LAD - AA) - 3-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB, E

OF Alex Verdugo (LAD - AA) - 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI

OF Anthony Garcia (STL - AA) - 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB

3B Patrick Leonard (TB - AA) - 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI

1B Joey Meneses (ATL - A+) - 3-6, R, 2B, BB (DH)

2B Ian Happ (CHC - A+) - 3-4, 2B, RBI

OF Bobby Boyd (HOU - A+) - 2-6, R, SB

2B Henry Castillo (ARI - A+) - 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI, E

OF Yonathan Daza (COL - A) - 3-7, 2B

OF Anfernee Seymour (MIA - A) - 4-7, 2 2B, RBI, E (20)

OF Zach Coppola (PHI - A) - 2-5, R, 2 RBI

C Yermin Mercedes (BAL - A) - 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

OF Eloy Jimenez (CHC - A) - 3-5, R, RBI

2B Carlos Sepulveda (CHC - A) - 2-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI

C Jake Henson (LAD - A) - 2-4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB

OF Derek Hill (DET - A) - 3-5, R, RBI, CS

OF Jose Azocar (DET - A) - 2-3, R, 2 RBI, BB

2B Luis Alejandro Basabe (BOS - A) - 3-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB, E


Tuesday's pitching performers of note

RHP Jameson Taillon (PIT - MLB) - 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 K

RHP Jharel Cotton (LAD - AAA) - 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K

LHP Tommy Milone (MIN - AAA) - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 K

LHP Wade LeBlanc (TOR - AAA) - 8 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K

LHP Chris Reed (MIA - AAA) - 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 0 BB, 4 K

RHP Taylor Guerrieri (TB - AA) - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K

RHP Rob Whalen (ATL - AA) - 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

RHP Tyler Carpenter (LAA!!!!! - AA) - 6 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 4 K

LHP Ian Clarkin (NYY - A+) - 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 K

RHP Joshua James (HOU - A+) - 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 11 K

RHP Shelby Miller (ARI - A+) - 6 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 8 K

LHP Nestor Cortes (NYY - A) - 6 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

RHP Jose Hernandez (HOU - A) - 7 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 12 K


Wednesday links

  • Eno at FG wrote some fascinating words on the mechanics of the knuckleball
  • Dustin at BP put in a film session in order to find out whether Johnny Cueto's 'shimmy' techniques in his delivery lead to success
  • Damien at MiLB dot com has a little backstory on Salem infielder Mauricio Dubon, who left Honduras at age 15 to play pro ball
  • Domenic at Faketeams is (Still) Waiting for Brian Goodwin, and theorizes that this years' turnaround for the Syracuse OF will lead to a big-league callup