Top TPS Ratings – April

Recently I posted the top UTR pitchers from each team for April. If you missed it, here are the National and American Leagues. I ran each pitcher through the TPS formula, so let’s see how that shook out. These numbers were based on stats as of May 2nd.

National League 

  1. .054P.J. Conlon – New York Mets
  2. .070Andrew Sopko – Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. .078Grant Watson – San Francisco
  4. .080Tyler Mahle – Cincinnati
  5. .083Dinelson Lamet – San Diego
  6. .086Thomas Eshelman – Philadelphia
  7. .087Brandon Woodruff – Milwaukee
  8. .093Mike Soroka – Atlanta
  9. .094Austin Gomber – St Louis
  10. .110Luis Castillo – Miami
  11. .113Andrew Lee – Washington
  12. .114Brandon Waddell – Pittsburgh
  13. .114Justin Donatella – Arizona
  14. .116Parker French – Colorado
  15. .117Adbert Alzolay – Chicago Cubs

NL Notes: Its too early to dissect these numbers to equate future performance, so I’ll be using them as a first snapshot for charting. The Mets’ PJ Conlon really wasn’t a shock in appearing at the top. In 17 relief appearances in 2015, he posted a .068 TPS so his performance in the starting role is no fluke. Another pitcher’s number to watch would be the Pirates Waddell, who was recently promoted to Double-A Altoona. His .114 TPS signals a red flag to me, in making the jump from HiA Bradenton. I would have felt better if his name would have appeared within the Top 7. I understand that he’s a polished arm coming out of college when he was drafted in the 5th round last year. But that TPS, against a .167 BABIP,  spells trouble against the more advanced hitters in the Eastern League. The lefty is very intriguing to me, but he just doesn’t have the full repertoire to justify the quick advancement. Stayed Tuned!


American League

  1. .060Tyler Herb – Seattle
  2. .062Pedro Payano – Texas
  3. .068Francisco Rios – Toronto
  4. .073Matt Hall – Detroit
  5. .078Travis Lakins – Boston
  6. .079Thomas Pannone – Cleveland
  7. .080Rogelio Armenteros – Houston
  8. .085Brent Honeywell – Tampa Bay
  9. .090Brody Koerner – New York Yankees
  10. .091Zack Erwin – Oakland
  11. .094Felix Jorge – Minnesota
  12. .095Pedro Fernandez – Kansas City
  13. .096John Means – Baltimore
  14. .097Tanner Banks – Chicago White Sox
  15. .107Tyler Carpenter – Los Angeles Angels


AL Notes: Like the NL’s top guy (PJ Conlon), Tyler Herb put-up an impressive 2015 TPS (.086) in the relief role, sans the 4.62 ERA. What was more impressive is the fact that it was done across 3 levels. Im very pleased to see 3 of my “One to Watch” picks within the top six. If the Orioles’ John Means can hold his TPS below .100, it will be a breakout year for the left-hander.

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