Philadelphia Phillies – 2015 UTR Organizational All-Stars – Pitchers

  Top 5 Starting Pitchers – (Factor Score) / TPS
 
1. RHP Ricardo Pinto – (12) SP/TPS .116   *Legit UTR*

I’ve been using my TPS formula since 2010 and I created it to give me a snapshot of a pitchers performance without spending a lot time gazing at different stats, charts, or whatever info is out there. I still need to improve some things with it, but when I see the numbers Pinto posted over two seasons (.096 in 2012 and .085 in 2013) in the VSL, I placed a asterisk next to his name for the upcoming 2014 season. I saw his name occasionally on my daily tracking sheets, but it wasn’t until I broke down the Phillies and I saw his name appear near the top TPS rate, that Pinto possibly could be something special. The organization knows it too, by advancing him from the VSL to the Short-Season Williamsport last season. He throws a 92-94 mph fastball which can touch 96 at times. The pitches that could make the move for him are a plus change and a improving slider. He’s aggressive on the mound and stingy on allowing hits in holding opposing hitters to a .203 average in 2014.

 2. LHP Brandon Leibrandt – (12) cSR/TPS .122  *Legit UTR*

 3. RHP Tyler Viza – (11) cSR/TPS .121
  • 20 years ago – (LoA Lakewood)
  • 32nd round – 2013
4. RHP Ranfi Casimiro – (11) SP/TPS .132
  • 22 years old – (LoA Lakewood)
  • International Free Agent – 2011
5. LHP Elniery Garcia – (10) SP/TPS .155 
  • 20 years old – (LoA Lakewood)
  • International Free Agent – 2011
 
Top 3 Relief Pitchers – (Factor Score) / TPS
 
1. RHP Matt Hockenberry – (8) RP/TPS .082
  • 23 years old – (LoA Lakewood)
  • 9th round – 2014
2. RHP Ulises Joaquin – (8) RP/TPS .091  *Legit UTR*

3. LHP Joey DeNato – (7) RP/TPS .077  *Legit UTR*

Denato could be a UTR gem. He’s already written the first few chapters that could possibly be a 30 for 30 special on ESPN someday. He was an outstanding pitcher for Torrey Pines HS (California) but never received a look from scouts. The under-sized (5′ 10″ 175 lbs) left-hander went on to Big Ten perennial baseball power Indiana University where he continue to excel from his freshman to junior years. Again, the scouts didn’t come knocking. He finished up his collegiate career with another top performance and the scouts couldn’t layoff any longer. After eight appearances with SS Williamsport, Denato was promoted to LoA Lakewood and he kept on rolling. There are still nay-sayers about his projectability because of his stature. But just as Marc stated about the Cardinals Matt Adams way,way back when (“All he has done at every level…. is hit”), the same could be said about Denato.

 
Top 5 TPS – Starting Pitchers
 
1. RHP Jose Taveras – SP/TPS .098
  • 21 years old – (Short-Season Williamsport)
  • International Free Agent – 2013
2. LHP Tyler Gilbert – SP/TPS .098
  • 23 years old – (Short-Season Williamsport)
  • 6th round – 2015
3. RHP Mark Leiter – SP/TPS .103   *Legit UTR*
4. RHP Felix Paulino – cSR/TPS .110
  • 21 years old – (GCL Phillies)
  • International Free Agent – 2014
5. LHP Matt Imhof – SP/TPS .116   *ASAP Roster Add*
Top 3 TPS – Relief Pitchers
 
1. RHP Jacob Waguespack – RP/TPS .067
  • 19 years old – (GCL Phillies / Short-Season Williamsport)
  • Undrafted- 2015
2. LHP Zach Morris – RP/TPS .070
  • 21 years old – (GCL Phillies / LoA Lakewood)
  • 24th round – 2015
3. RHP Sutter McLoughlin – RP/TPS .076 
  • 21 years old – (GCL Phillies / Short-Season Williamsport)
  • 22nd round – 2015
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