April 21, 2019 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

 
TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Kyle Johnston (HiA Potomac – Washington) 22 year old
5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 6.88 ERA, Win 1-3

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LHP Adam Scott (HiA Lynchburg – Cleveland) 23 years old
5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 3.18 ERA, Win 2-1

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April 21, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day* 

  • Oscar Gonzalez, RF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 3-4, 3B, 2R, 4RBi, SB (3) – 
      • – The 21-year-old righty out of the Dominican Republic now sits second behind only Chicago’s Luis Robert in total bases (38), due mostly to gathering a hit in every game this year; with April 13 being the exception, as he went 0-4 versus Down East. 

Carolina League: 

  • Jarren Duran, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox – 
    • – 1-3, HR (1), R, RBi, BB – 
      • – The 2018 – 7th rounder out of Long Beach State hit his first home run on the season, and thanks to 10 hits in his last six games (.417), Duran now ranks fourth in the Carolina League in batting (.383). 
  • Trevor Craport, LF – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles – 
    • – 2-4, HR (2), R, 4RBi – 
  • Leody Taveras, RF – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – 
    • – 1-4, 3B, R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Diosbel Arias, 3B – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – 
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
      • – The La Habana, Cuba native has registered 15 hits in 31 at bats (.484) over his last eight contests; where the Wood Ducks have gone 7-1, and now hold a three game lead in the Carolina League Southern division with a 13-5 record. 
  • Payton Henry, C – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – 
    • – 1-5, HR (3), R, 3RBi, K – 
      • – Milwaukee’s number ten prospect has registered a hit in all but two games this season (April 6 vs. Down East; April 15 vs. Fayetteville) and has a home run in three of his last four contests.
  • Rob Henry, RF – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – 
    • – 2-4, HR (4), R, RBi, 2K – 
      • – The Mudcats other “Henry”, Rob, a 39th round draft choice in 2017 out of Brown University (RI), clubbed home run number four on the year and has a homer in two straight games. 
  • Colton Shaver, 3B – Fayetteville Woodpeckers – Houston Astros – 
    • – 1-3, HR (3), 2R, RBi, 2BB – 

California League: 

  • The Cal League had a scheduled day off on Sunday

Florida State League: 

  • The Florida State League had a scheduled day off on Sunday

Midwest League: 

  • The Midwest League had a scheduled day off Sunday 

South Atlantic League: 

  • The Sally League had a scheduled day off on Sunday
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April 20, 2019 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

 
TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Taylor Braley (HiA Jupiter – Miami) 23 year old
7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2.77 ERA

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RHP Nick Gallagher (HiA Lynchburg – Cleveland) 23 years old
4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2.63 ERA

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April 20, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Jim and I would like to wish everyone a Happy and blessed Easter*

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Samuel Huff, C – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – 4-6, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 4RBi, 2K – – The Texas Rangers #21 prospect vaulted himself into the South Atlantic home run lead with his fifth and sixth round-trippers on the year; one in each game of Hickory’s double-header sweep versus Columbia. 

California League: 

  • Jack Suwinski, LF – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres – – 1-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Ramon Marcelino, LF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, HR (5), 2R, RBi – 
  • Brayan Morales, CF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 4-5, 3B, R, 3RBi, 2 SB (10) 
  • Devin Mann, 2B – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 2-3, 2B, R, RBi, 2BB, K, SB (1) 
  • Luis Liberato, CF – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners – – 3-5, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 6RBi, BB, 2K Liberato overtook the Cal League lead in home runs and total bases (38) after blasting his fifth (a three-run shot in the first) and sixth (a two-run knock in the third) homers on the season. 
  • Cal Raleigh, C – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners – – 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi

Carolina League: 

  • Seth Beer, LF – Fayetteville Woodpeckers – Houston Astros – – 3-3, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – (Game 2) – 
  • Dylan Hardy, RF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox – – 2-3, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 6RBi, K – (Game 2) 
  • Jarren Duran, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox – – 3-4, 3B, 2B, R, RBi, BB – 
  • Tyreque Reed, 1B – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 3-4, HR (1), 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – (Game 1) –

Florida State League: 

  • Julio Rodriguez, C – Palm Beach Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-3, HR (2), R, RBi – (Game 2) – 
  • Riley Adams, C – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K – – After Adams began the year 4-for-8 in his first two games, the 2017 – 3rd rounder out of the University of San Diego went on a 1-for-15 skid, but has stormed back in his last four games, collecting seven hits in last 14 at bats including his second homer of the season April 18 versus Lakeland (DET). The Blue Jays unranked prospect also carries an 11:8 BB:K ratio and currently ranks as the top hitting catcher in the FSL thus far. 
  • Dermis Garcia, 1B – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees – – 1-4, HR (5), R, RBi, K – – Garcia added to his FSL leading home run total yesterday with a two out solo blast in the sixth inning. The 6’3″- 200 lb. Dominican Republic native also leads the league in RBi (18), total bases (37), as well as strikeouts with 23. 

Midwest League: 

  • Tyler Freeman, SS – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians –– 1-2, HR (1), 2R, RBi, BB, SB (6) – (Game 2)– The Indians #3 prospect clubbed his first home run (a solo blast in the third) on the season.
  • Geraldo Perdomo, SS – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks –– 3-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 3RBi, 2K –– Arizona’s #6 prospect knocks his first homer of the season, but the switch-hitting Perdomo will have to do a lot more to unseat fellow shortstop Jazz Chisholm who, despite his .111 average and four home runs for Double-A Jackson, is the shortstop of the future for the Diamondbacks.
  • Livan Soto, 2B – Burlington Bees – Los Angeles Angels –– 4-5, 2B, 2R, RBi, K –– The Angels #19 prospect posted his second four-hit performance in his last four games last night versus Peoria.
  • Jerar Encarnacion, RF – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins –– 1-3, HR (5), R, RBi, BB –– The Marlins unranked prospect continues his assault on Midwest League pitching with his fifth homer, a two-out solo shot in the first inning.  The 6’4″- 220 lb. righty is leading the MWL in hits (25), RBi (17), is now batting .403 and has gone hitless in only one game so far this season (April 6 vs Kane County).

South Atlantic League: 

  • Will Golsan, CF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBi –
  • Terrin Vavra, SS – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 4-4, 2R, RBi, SB (6)
  • Cade Harris, RF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 3-3, HR (1), 2B, 3R, RBi – 
  • Eric Cole, RF – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals – – 2-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2 SB (2,3) – 
  • Mason Martin, 1B – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 3K – 
  • Lolo Sanchez, CF – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, K – 

 

 

 

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April 19, 2019 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

 
TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Cole Stapler  (HiA Visalia – Arizona) 24 year old
7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1.00 ERA, Win 2-1
  • Cole Stapler’s command and control were on display last night. The 22nd round pick in 2017 sets a career-high with 9 strikeouts in seven innings. Its only the second time that Stapler has gone 7 innings over his pro career. The 6′ 4″ 240 lb right-hander hasn’t allowed a walk thus far in three starts (18 IP). He currently holds a 2-1 record with a 1.00 ERA (2 ER) and sub-1.00 WHIP. In his third season, Stapler has posted a 1.175 WHIP, 1.7 BB9 / 9.0 K9 rates in 152.1 innings.

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RHP Luis Gil (LoA Charleston  – New York Yankees) 21 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 1.46 ERA
  • Projected as the Yankees closer of the future, Luis Gil is earning his innings as a starter. The Dominican fireballer whiffed 9 hitters over 5 innings last night. Gil is destined for the bullpen because he has difficulty keeping his delivery in sync and commanding his pitches. Though he holds K9 rates north of 13.0, Gil struggles in the zone with a 6.2 BB9 rate in 123.1 career innings. The fastball is the calling card for Gil, in a explosive 4-seamer that can touch triple-digits. He also possesses a power curveball with a spin rate that’s off the charts.

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April 19, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Da

*Top Hitter of the Day* 

  • Dermis Garcia, DH – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees – – 3-5, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – – The Yankees unranked prospect now sits in a tie atop the pitcher-friendly Florida State League in total bases (33) with fellow-unranked prospect, Clearwater’s (PHI) Madison Stokes after poking his fourth home run on the year, a two-run shot in the first inning off Phillies #17 prospect Kyle Young (who now sits at 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA on the season), a single in the third and a double in the fifth. 

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April 18, 2019 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

 
TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
LHP Franklyn Soriano  (LoA Kane County – Arizona) 23 year old
5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1.23 ERA, Win 2-0
  • Soriano feels right at home at LoA Kane County. In 116.1 rookie innings since hitting state-side, the Dominican native posted a 5.88 ERA and then a 4.08 ERA in 28.2 innings last season with short-season Hillsboro. The 6′ 5″ 195 lb left-hander received a promotion to the Cougars in late July and the breakout has begun. Soriano placed a 1.82 ERA in 39.2 innings with Kane County in 2018, along with a 25/10 K/BB rate. Last night, the southpaw threw five hitless innings and has only allowed 6 hits and two earned runs in 14.2 innings and picked up his second win in three starts.

TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE

RHP Paul Campbell (HiA Charlotte  – Tampa Bay) 23 years old
6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 6.60 ERA, Win 1-2
  • Campbell was a 2017 21st round pick from Clemson. He enjoyed one his best advanced level outings last night with 6.2 innings of one-hit, shutout ball. After only 36.2 innings with LoA Bowling Green last season, Campbell was assigned to the Stone Crabs to begin 2019. In his first two starts, the 6′ 0″ 190 lb right-hander was ripped with 15 hits and 11 earned runs in 8.1 innings (11.88 ERA) and opposing batters torching him for a .417 batting average. To reach this level so quickly seems to be a stretch, since Campbell spent three season at Clemson and only posted 37 innings as a spot starter/long reliever, and finished with a 7.85 ERA.

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