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Minor League Ball Gameday - Friday, June 17th

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WV Power OF Tito Polo is making a name for himself in the SAL League. Charleston's Chris Gittens gets his in a 3-HR explosion. On the mound, Luke Weaver and Sean Reid-Foley continued their superb run of form.

WV Power OF Tito Polo
WV Power OF Tito Polo
p/c: Sam Santilli

Welcome all to the Friday, June 17th 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 Francisco Mejia (CLE - A) - 1-4, 2B

1B Brian Mundell (COL - A) - 3-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, CS (DubWatch: 34)

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

IF Chad Pinder (OAK - AAA) - 1-4, R, HR, RBI

SS/2B Ozzie Albies (ATL - AAA) - 1-5, R, 3B

OF Teoscar Hernandez (HOU - AA) - 2-6, R, BB, SB (DH)

OF Dylan Cozens (PHI - AA) - 1-3, R, RBI, BB

OF Tito Polo (PIT - A) - 2-5, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB

DH Tyler O'Neill (SEA - AA) - 1-4


Bench 1B Joey Gallo (TEX - AAA) - 0-2
Bench 2B Eliezer Alvarez (STL - A) - 0-3, BB, E
Bench OF Jaycob Brugman (OAK - AAA) - 1-4
Bench C Willson Contreras (CHC - MLB) - travel day
Bench SS Amed Rosario (NYM - A+) - rained out
Bench OF Greg Allen (CLE - A) - rained out

RHP Luke Weaver (STL - AA) - 8 IP, 7 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Sean Reid-Foley (TOR - A+) - 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 12 K
RHP Daniel Mengden (OAK - MLB) - 6.1 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 7 K
RHP Edwin Diaz (SEA - MLB) - IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K


Thursday's offensive performers of note

1B Josh Bell (PIT - AAA) - 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB
OF JaCoby Jones (DET - AAA) - 1-3, R, HR, 3 RBI
C Mike Zunino (SEA - AAA) - 3-5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, PB
3B Ryon Healy (OAK - AAA) - 2-4, R, HR, RBI
C Austin Barnes (LAD - AAA) - 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
OF Alex Dickerson (SD - AAA) - 3-4, 2 RBI
OF Manuel Margot (SD - AAA) - 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB, assist
OF Mark Zagunis (CHC - AAA) - 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB
1B Dan Vogelbach (CHC - AAA) - 1-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
1B A.J. Reed (HOU - AAA) - 3-4, 2B, RBI
OF Travis Taijeron (NYM - AAA) - 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
SS Jesmuel Valentin (PHI - AA) - 3-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
OF David Dahl (COL - AA) - 2-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
1B Dominic Smith (NYM - AA) - 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
OF Andrew Benintendi (BOS - AA) - 2-4, SB
OF Austin Meadows  (PIT - AA) - 2-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB, SB, assist
SS Alex Bregman (HOU - AA) - 2-6, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB (DH)
2B Luis Urias (SD - A+) - 2-4, 2 R
OF B.J. Boyd (OAK - A+) - 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
OF Hunter Jones (CWS - A+) - 2-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
SS Kevin Newman (PIT - A+) - 2-3, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI
OF Eloy Jimenez (CHC - A) - 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
1B Will Maddox (DET - A) - 4-5, 4 R, 3B, BB
OF Alex Jackson (SEA - A) - 3-5, R, HR, 4 RBI
OF Monte Harrison (MIL - A) - 3-6, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI
SS Ryan Mountcastle (BAL - A) - 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
1B Chris Gittens (NYY - A) - 3-5, 3 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI, E


Thursday's pitching performers of note

RHP Jake Thompson (PHI - AAA) - 8 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RHP Cesar Valdez (SF - AAA) - 9 IP, H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
RHP Chance Adams (NYY - AA) - 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
RHP Ryan Eades (MIN - AA) - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
RHP Spencer Adams (CWS - A+) - 8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
LHP James Reeves (NYY - A+) - 5.1 IP, H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Yeudy Garcia (PIT - A+) - 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
RHP Sandy Alcantara (STL - A) - 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 12 K
RHP Preston Morrison (CHC - A) - 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
RHP Kyle Dowdy (DET - A) - 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 11 K
RHP Cody Stashak (MIN - A) - 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
RHP Freddy Peralta (MIL - A) - 6 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 6 K


Dominican Summer League (DSL) Corner

OF Diego Rincones (SF) - 2-5, R, 2 2B, 4 RBI
OF Starling Heredia (LAD) - 3-6, 2 R, 2B
C Luis Arcaya (MIA) - 3-6, 2 2B, 4 RBI
OF Dixon Gutierrez (PHI) - 2-4, R, SB
3B Miguel De La Cruz (LAA) - 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B
IF Enmanuel Valdez (HOU) - 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB
C Yorman Roriguez (TOR) - 2-4, 2 R, E

RHP Luis Oviedo (NYY) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Leovanny Rodriguez (HOU) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
LHP Manuel Silva (PHI) - 6 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, K
LHP Omar Fernandez (SD) - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K
RHP Juan Hernandez (ARI) - 6 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K




Friday reading

  • With three short-season leagues starting on Friday, Sam at MiLB outlines several farmhands to keep an eye on in the lower levels
  • BA gives us a primer on the upcoming CAR-CAL League HR Derby. The contest will take place on a Naval aircraft carrier, and players will hit balls into the Pacific Ocean. Also, BA's weekly Hot Sheet is both fun and free.