Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Thursday, May 31st, 2018. Let’s begin.
*****Starters of interest today include Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Mitch Keller for Double-A Altoona; Detroit Tigers prospect Alex Faedo for High-A Lakeland; a duel between Kansas City Royals prospect Daniel Tillo and Baltimore Orioles prospect Michael Baumann in the High-A Carolina League contest between Wilmington and Frederick; Texas Rangers prospect A.J. Alexy for Low-A Hickory; Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Caleb Ferguson for Triple-A Oklahoma City; and Oakland Athletics lefty Jesus Luzardo for Double-A Midland.
*****Today’s MLB slate and list of probable starters is here. Scheduled rookies are Detroit Tigers lefty Ryan Carpenter; Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Ryne Stanek; St. Louis Cardinals righty Jack Flaherty; and right-hander Shane Bieber making his MLB debut for the Cleveland Indians.