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Minor League Ball Gameday - Thursday, June 16th

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The Astros' Teoscar Hernandez is the hottest hitter in affiliated ball thanks to a more disciplined plate approach. Super Sleeper Deluxes Anthony Banda and Felix Jorge paved the way on the pitching side.

Corpus Christi's Teoscar Hernandez
Corpus Christi's Teoscar Hernandez

Welcome all to the Thursday, June 16th 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 Gameday All-Commentariat Squad

C Francisco Mejia (CLE - A) - 3-6, 3 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB (DH)

1B Brian Mundell (COL - A) - 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI (Dubwatch: 34)

2B Willie Calhoun (LAD - AA) - 2-4, R, HR, 5 RBI

IF Chad Pinder (OAK - AAA) - 3-4, 4 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, E

SS/2B Ozzie Albies (ATL - AAA) - 2-5, R, RBI, BB

OF Teoscar Hernandez (HOU - AA) - 3-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI

OF Jaycob Brugman (OAK - AAA) - 2-3, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB

OF Dylan Cozens (PHI - AA) - 2-4, RBI

OF Carlos Rincon (LAD - DSL) - 1-3, BB, CS, assist

Bench C Willson Contreras (CHC - AAA) - 1-5, R, RBI
Bench 1B Joey Gallo (TEX - AAA) - 0-4, R, 2 BB
Bench SS Amed Rosario (NYM - A+) - 1-4, SB
Bench 2B Eliezer Alvarez (STL - A) - 2-6, R, 2B, RBI, E (DH)
Bench T. O'Neill, T. Polo, G. Allen, R. Devers - DNP

LHP Anthony Banda (ARI - AA) - 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
RHP Felix Jorge (MIN - A+) - 7.2 IP, 6 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Matt Bush (TEX - MLB) - IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, K



Wednesday's offensive performers of note

SS Tim Anderson (CWS - MLB) - 3-5, 3 R, 3B
OF Albert Almora Jr. (CHC - MLB) - 2-5, R, 2B
UTIL Whit Merrifield (KC - MLB) - 2-5, 2 R, RBI
SS Orlando Arcia (MIL - AAA) - 1-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
OF Mark Zagunis (CHC - AAA) - 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, BB
OF Hunter Renfroe (SD - AAA) - 3-4, R, RBI
2B Carlos Asuaje (SD - AAA) - 4-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI
OF Hunter Dozier (KC - AAA) - 3-6, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
OF Brandon Nimmo (NYM - AAA) - 2-4, 2 R, 3B, BB
3B Ryon Healy (OAK - AAA) - 3-6, R, 2B, 3 RBI
IF Chris Taylor (SEA - AAA) - 5-5, 2 RBI
OF Mitch Haniger (ARI - AAA) - 2-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
OF Daniel Nava (LAA - AAA) - 3-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
SS J.P. Crawford (PHI - AAA) - 3-3, 2 R, 2B, BB, SB
OF Adam Frazier (PIT - AAA) - 4-5, R, RBI, SB, CS
1B Josh Bell (PIT - AAA) - 2-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
1B Kennys Vargas (MIN - AAA) - 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
OF Jason Bourgeois (CWS - AAA) - 3-4, R, 2B, 2 SB (.389 avg)
OF Aaron Judge (NYY - AAA) - 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
OF Steven Moya (DET - AAA) - 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
OF David Dahl (COL - AA) - 1-5, R, HR, 3 RBI
OF Brett Phillips (MIL - AA) - 2-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
OF Harrison Bader (STL - AA) - 3-4, R
OF Andrew Toles (LAD - AA) - 5-6, 2 R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
SS Nick Gordon (MIN - A+) - 3-5, 2B
OF Mike Gerber (DET - A+) - 3-4, 2B, RBI
OF Bobby Boyd (HOU - A+) - 1-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI
OF Jason Martin (HOU - A+) - 3-4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
C Travis d'Arnaud (NYM - A+) - 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB
1B Sandber Pimentel (OAK - A+) - 4-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB
SS Kevin Newman (PIT - A+) - 4-4, 3 R, HR, RBI, BB
3B Wyatt Mathisen (PIT - A+) - 4-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
C Brett Sullivan (TB - A) - 5-7, 3 R, 2 RBI, SB, CS, PB (DH)
C Ian Rice (CHC - A) - 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
OF Eloy Jimenez (CHC - A) - 2-4, R, 2B
3B Luis Aviles (MIL - A) - 2-4, R, 2B, BB
OF Victor Robles (WAS - A) - 2-3, RBI, E
2B Luis Alejandro Basabe (BOS - A) - 2-4, 2B, 3B
C Yermin Mercedes (BAL - A) - 2-5, R, HR, 3 RBI



Wednesday's pitching performers of note

LHP Dillon Overton (OAK - AAA) - 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 6 K
RHP Frankie Montas (LAD - AAA) - 4 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K
RHP Luis Cessa (NYY - AAA) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
RHP Antonio Senzatela (COL - AA) - 4 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RHP Tyler Mapes (WAS - AA) - 9 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K
LHP Jordan Montgomery (NYY - AA) - 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 11 K
RHP Francis Martes (HOU - AA) - 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
RHP Chase De Jong (LAD - AA) - 6 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 6 K
RHP Joel Payamps (ARI - A+) - 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
LHP Anderson Polanco (CLE - A+) - 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RHP Corey Oswalt (NYM - A+) - 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 7 K
LHP Genesis Cabrera (TB - A) - 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
RHP Miles Nordgren (MIN - A) - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
RHP Derian Gonzalez (STL - A) - 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 BB, K
RHP Juan Perez (STL - A) - 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 6 K
RHP Jacob Nix (SD - A) - 5 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
RHP Elieser Hernandez (HOU - A) - 6 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
RHP Peter Lambert (COL - A) - 5 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K


Thursday's links

  • Whit Merrifield is getting some love from the national media: both Rotographs and Today's Knuckleball have some words on KC's Swiss Army Knife
  • Bret at BP ranked this year's draft class through the lens of 'Keeper League' value
  • Curt at MiLB dot com checks in on Quad Cities' Kyle Tucker and more in his MWL notes