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Minor League Ball Gameday - Saturday, June 18th

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Julio Urias, Peter O'Brien, and Albert Almora Jr. are quickly making their presence known in the Show. Down on the farm, continued brilliance by El Paso's Hunter Renfroe and Indy's Tyler Glasnow have us wondering who gets The Call next.

Cubs OF Albert Almora Jr.
Cubs OF Albert Almora Jr.
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Welcome all to the Saturday, June 18th 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) - 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI

1B Brian Mundell (COL - A) - 1-4, R (DubWatch: 34)

2B Willie Calhoun (LAD - AA) - 0-3, BB

IF Chad Pinder (OAK - AAA) - 0-2, R, RBI, BB, SB

SS/2B Ozzie Albies (ATL - AAA) - 1-4, 2 R, BB, E

OF Teoscar Hernandez (HOU - AA) - 0-4, R, BB

OF Jaycob Brugman (OAK - AAA) - 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, assist

OF Greg Allen (CLE - A) - 3-6, R, RBI, SB, CS (DH)

OF Carlos Rincon (LAD - DSL) - 3-4, 3B, 3 RBI, SB, E

DH Tyler O'Neill (SEA - AA) - 2-6, R, 2B, BB (DH)


Bench 2B Eliezer Alvarez (STL - A) - 1-5, R, 2B, E

Bench OF Dylan Cozens (PHI - AA) - 0-4, 3 K

Bench OF Tito Polo (PIT - A) - 0-5, RBI

Bench SS Amed Rosario (NYM - A+) - off day

Bench 1B Joey Gallo (TEX - AAA) - DNP


LHP Julio Urias (LAD - MLB) - 5 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 K

LHP Josh Hader (MIL - AAA) - 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

RHP Michael Matuella (TEX - A-) - 3 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, K


Friday's offensive performers of note

OF Albert Almora Jr. (CHC - MLB) - 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

1B/OF Peter O'Brien (ARI - MLB) - 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI

OF Hunter Renfroe (SD - AAA) - 2-5, R, HR, 3 RBI

3B Hunter Dozier (KC - AAA) - 2-4, 2B

OF O'Koyea Dickson (LAD - AAA) - 4-5, R, 2B

SS Orlando Arcia (MIL - AAA) - 2-4, 2B, CS

OF Socrates Brito (ARI - AAA) - 4-5, R, 2 2B, CS

OF David Dahl (COL - AA) - 2-4, R, 2B, BB

OF Raimel Tapia (COL - AA) - 2-4, R, E

OF Bradley Zimmer (CLE - AA) - 2-2, R, RBI, 3 BB, 3 SB, CS

OF Andrew Benintendi (BOS - AA) - 2-4, 2 2B, RBI

OF Daniel Palka (MIN - AA) - 2-3, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

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

SS Dansby Swanson (ATL - AA) - 2-5, 2B, RBI

OF Nick Torres (SD - AA) - 2-4, R, RBI

2B Andy Ibanez (TEX - AA) - 2-4, 2 R, 2B

1B Luke Voit (STL - AA) - 3-4, R, 2B

1B Kyle Petty (SF - A+) - 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI

C Wade Wass (LAA!!! - A+) - 3-4, R, 3B, HR, 5 RBI

OF Scott Heineman (TEX - A+) - 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, SB

2B Travis Demeritte (TEX - A+) - 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI

2B Ian Happ (CHC - A+) - 3-7, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, E (DH)

OF Magneuris Sierra (STL - A) - 2-5, R, HR, RBI, SB

2B Max Schrock (WAS - A) - 5-7, 5 R, 3 2B, 2 RBI (DH)

SS Brendan Rodgers (COL - A) - 3-4, 2B, RBI, E

3B Miguel Gomez (SF - A) - 3-4, 2 R

OF Daz Cameron (HOU - A-) - 1-2, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SB

1B Ryan Ripken (WAS - A-) - 2-4, R

3B Lucas Williams (PHI - A-) - 3-4, 2B, SB

OF Kyle Lewis (SEA - A-) - 1-4, R, 2B

3B Nick Senzel (CIN - R+) - 2-3, R, 2 RBI, SB

OF Taylor Trammell (CIN - R+) - 2-5, 2 R, RBI

C Moises Perez (MIL - DSL) - 2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB

C Ricardo Genoves (SF - DSL) - 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, E

SS Andres Gimenez (NYM - DSL) - 2-5, R, 2 2B, RBI

SS Rodolfo Castro (PIT - DSL) - 3-4, R, 2B, BB

OF Starling Heredia (LAD - DSL) - 3-4, R, HR, RBI

SS Oswaldo Cabrera (NYY - DSL) - 3-5, 2 R, 3B, E



Friday's pitching performers of note

RHP John Gant (ATL - MLB) - 6.2 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K

RHP Tyler Glasnow (PIT - AAA) - 6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 6 BB, 6 K

RHP Jose Berrios (MIN - AAA) - 6 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K

LHP Daniel Norris (DET - AAA) - 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

RHP Anthony Ranaudo (CWS - AAA) - 8 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

RHP Braden Shipley (ARI - AAA) - 8 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 3 K

LHP Daniel Camarena (NYY - AA) - 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

RHP Nick Pivetta (PHI - AA) - 9 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

RHP Kyle Crick (SF - AA) - 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 5 K

RHP Daniel Poncedeleon (STL - AA) - 8.1 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K

RHP Ariel Jurado (TEX - A+) - 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K

LHP Alex Young (ARI - A) - 7 IP, H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

LHP Evan Manarino (OAK - A) - 6.2 IP, 6 H, ER, 0 BB, 8 K

RHP Adonis Medina (PHI - A-) - 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, K

RHP Michael Kopech (BOS - A-) - 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

RHP Dylan Cease (CHC - A-) - 4 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 2 K

RHP Jesus Linares (TEX - DSL) - 5 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K


Saturday reads

  • 2080 Baseball filed several new scouting reports in a weekly update. NPB star Shintaro Fujinami also got some love here (bottom of page)
  • Eric at FG scouts up Mississippi Cody Reed before his MLB debut