Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Friday, June 1st, 2018. Let’s get started.
****REMINDER****The Minor League Ball community mock draft begins Saturday, June 2nd, at Noon Central Time.
*****Projected starters of interest for today include Chicago Cubs right-hander Thomas Hatch for Double-A Tennessee; Miami Marlins left-hander and 2017 first-rounder Trevor Rogers for Low-A Greensboro; Atlanta Braves southpaw Kolby Allard for Triple-A Gwinnett; Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Taylor Hearn for Double-A Altoona; Marlins right-hander Trevor Richards for Triple-A New Orleans; San Diego Padres prospect Reggie Lawson for High-A Lake Elsinore, and Texas Rangers right-hander Ariel Jurado for Double-A Frisco.
****Today’s MLB schedule and probable starters are here. Rookie pitchers in action are Elieser Hernandez of the Marlins, Jaime Barria of the Los Angeles Angels, and Tyler Mahle of the Cincinnati Reds. As I write this, the starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers game has not been formally announced but it may be rookie Dennis Santana.