Happy Friday, gang, and welcome to Minor League Ball's Gameday.
***Friendly reminder: tomorrow, Saturday June 4th, the Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft will commence at 12pm central.
The Gameday spreadsheet has once again joined the fray after a rusty return on Thursday, and you can open it in a new window by clicking the link below. The first tab is a primer on what kind of formulaic treasures await inside the rest of the tabs.
Pertinent Friday links
- Little-known Prospect Insider brought the goods with a look at this years' HOF class, where the only #1 overall draft pick (Griffey) and lowest-drafted player ever (Piazza) to make the Hall are being inducted on the same day.
- Royals Review celebrated a decade of Dayton Moore drafts by penning a piece that ended up hitting for the 'SB Nation cycle' with its use of a pie chart, a table, a graph, and a poll
- Jen Mac Ramos of McCovey Chron and likely a few other places profiles the SF Giants prospect behind 'The Homeless Minor Leaguer', a humorous video diary of farmhands on the road.
- Baseball America published a storyform piece that highlights the best tools from the incoming draft class
- Beyond the Boxscore lives up to its name by doing 100,000 runs of a Monte Carlo simulation in trying to predict the College World Series
- John at Hardball Times closes out a 9-part series in which he derives comedy from old baseball cards
- Chris Cotillo of the Daily Dish continued his draft Q&A series with Oklahoma U right-hander Alec Hansen. I think there's an outside chance the Marlins could pop Hansen with the #7 overall pick due to their strong ties with the state and the university itself - feel free to roast me hard on the audacity of this claim.
RHP Keyvius Sampson (CIN - AAA) - 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K
RHP Brady Rogers (HOU - AAA) - 6 IP, H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
LHP Kyle Freeland (COL - AA) - 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, SO
RHP Tyler Beede (SF - AA) - 8 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K
LHP Sean Newcomb (ATL - AA) - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
RHP David Paulino (HOU - AA) - 5 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 7 K
RHP Yankory Pimentel (BOS - A+) - 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K
RHP Matt Cooper (CWS - A+) - 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K
LHP Tyler Pike (SEA - A+) - 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 12 K
LHP Genesis Cabrera (TB - A) - 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, BB, 6 K
RHP Jon Harris (TOR - A) - 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, BB, 4 K
RHP Jonathan Brubaker (PIT - A) - 6 IP, 4 H, R, 2 BB, 11 K