Welcome everybody to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Thursday, March 29th, 2018.
Today is OPENING DAY for Major League Baseball of course. Minor League Baseball starts a week from now, April 7th, and you can find the Minor League schedule for each team here.
Most of the 2018 Minor League Ball Top 175 prospects are beginning the year in the minors, although certain service time players such as Ronald Acuna, Franklin Barreto, and Willy Adames will be up soon enough.
In the meantime, here are the Top 175 prospects who did make Opening Day MLB rosters.
Shohei Ohtani, RHP, Angels (number three)
Scott Kingery, 2B, Phillies (25th)
Ryan McMahon, INF, Rockies (28th)
Lewis Brinson, OF Marlins (35th)
Jack Flaherty, RHP, Cardinals (50th)
J.P. Crawford, SS, Phillies (51st)
Tyler Mahle, RHP, Reds (65th)
Jesse Winker, OF, Reds (68th)
Yairo Munoz, C, Cardinals (102nd)
Chance Sisco, C, Orioles (108th)
Brandon Woodruff, RHP, Brewers (109th)
Colin Moran, 3B, Pirates (115th)
J.D. Davis, INF, Astros (150th)
Victor Caratini, C, Cubs (160th)
Jordan Hicks, RHP, Cardinals (161st)
Brian Anderson, INF, Marlins (169th)
Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro and Mariners first baseman Daniel Vogelbach didn’t make the Top 175 though if I re-did the list today both would be on there, somewhere in the low 100s.