July 21, 2015 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances (Fav Day)

 by Jim Brown
 
VSL
 
RHP Jose Fuentes (VSL Tigers – Detroit) 20 years old
6 Innings, 5 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2.98 ERA, Win (4-2)
-2015 Top AL UTR Pitcher – June
*3-Time UTR Mention
 
DSL
 
RHP Jesus Tejada (DSL Cubs – Chicago) 18 years old
5 Innings, 4 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1.80 ERA
 
Arizona League
 
RHP Brandon Glazer (AZL Angels – Los Angeles) 23 years old
4 Innings, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3.86 ERA
 
Gulf Coast League
 
LHP Ranger Suarez (GCL Phillies – Philadelphia) 19 years old
6 Innings, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0.65 ERA, Win (3-0)
-2014 UTR Mention
*2-Time UTR Mention
** Suarez finally makes his 2015 UTR appearance. He has become my favorite pitcher to track and I believe will have a bright future ahead of him.  I was disappointed when he was initially assigned to start the season with Short-Season Williamsport, but was sent to the GCL instead. Looking as his stats over 6 appearances, its apparent that he is not being challenged at that level. Hopefully he will see a promotion after the Short-Season All-Star Break in mid-August. Suarez would bolster an already strong Crosscutter staff, who currently have the best record in the New York-Penn League.
 
Appy League
 
No Pitcher Qualified for Mention
 
Pioneer League
 
RHP Brannon Easterling (Great Falls – Minnesota) 24 years old
6 Innings, 4 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3.44 ERA, Win (3-1)
*2-Time UTR Mention
 
Short-Season League
 
RHP Jefry Rodriguez (NYPL Auburn – Washington) 21 years old
6 Innings, 5 Hits, 0 ER, 0 ER, 6 K, 4.22 ERA
*2-Time UTR Mention
 
LoA
 
RHP Erick Leal (South Bend – Chicago Cubs) 20 years old
8 Innings, 7 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 4.52 ERA, Win (7-6)
-2014 “One To Watch” List
-2014 UTR O.A.S.
*2-Time UTR Mention
 
HiA
 
RHP John Simms (Potomac – Washington) 23 years old
8 Innings, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 2.74 ERA, Win (6-6)
*3-Time UTR Mention
 
Top Relief Pitcher Performance
 
LHP Andy Otero (HiA Carolina – Atlanta) 23 years old
2.1 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2.74 ERA, Hold (3)
-2010 “One To Watch” List
** Back in 2009, I didn’t strongly track pitchers within the DSL, but I would casually peruse the statlines after providing my daily content to MLBDepthCharts (now RosterResourse.com). Otero caught my eye  and scored very high back when my TSP system was in its crude form. I chose him as a possible breakout for 2010, as there was no doubt he was coming state-side. An injury sideline the lefthanded native from Pamana and he missed the whole 2010 season. Its took sometime for Otero to bounce back, as he only made 15 appearances from 2011 thru 2013. He got back to a solid base last season, making 30 appearances. Over 6 seasons and through those 3 stints coming back, Otero continued to post stable TPS scores. Considering the hiccup in his development, Otero just turned 23 years old and he’s having success at HiA. I believe he could become a solid set-up guy for the Braves bullpen by late 2017.
 
 
 
RADAR BLIP
 
RHP Sal Romano (HiA Daytona – Cincinnati) 21 years old
7 Innings, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 3.19 ERA, Win (6-4)
-2014 UTR Mention
*4-Time UTR Mention
-2013 “One To Watch” List
** Another UTR Fav of mine. Nice theme today with one old (Otero), one most recent (Romano), and a new (Suarez) UTR being listed on the same day.
 

 

 

 

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