Top TPS Ratings – May 2016

Last month, I posted the Top UTR pitchers from each team and then followed-up with their Total Performance Score rankings. New Month (May), so new rankings.

National League 

  1. .069 – Luke Leftwich – Philadelphia
  2. .074 – Trevor Clifton – Chicago Cubs
  3. .088 – Ryan Castellani – Colorado
  4. .097 – Jefry Rodriguez – Washington
  5. .097 – Kevin Canelon – New York Mets
  6. .106Jon Perrin – Milwaukee
  7. .112 – Justin Donatella – Arizona
  8. .116 – Michael Boyle – Los Angeles Dodgers
  9. .120 – Sam Coonrod – San Francisco
  10. .121 – Seth Varner – Cincinnati
  11. .122 – Enderson Franco– Atlanta
  12. .124 – Austin Coley – Pittsburgh
  13. .129 – Matt Pearce – St Louis
  14. .138 – Steven Farnworth – Miami
  15. .144 – Walker Lockett – San Diego

NL Notes:  Leftwich had a good April (.095), but a better May to take top honors. Justin Donatella was the only pitcher to repeat the list and stayed consistent in only increasing his score by .002 points. Trevor Clifton received the nod as the best “overall” NL pitcher amongst the list, as he vastly improved his score from April (.104 / +.030). Jon Perrin cut his score by .041 points and that improvement showed as he was the only listed pitcher to receive a promotion. Looking back at the TPS rankings from April, Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff was the biggest mover. Within the group, his performance in May (.080 / -.007) vaulted him the top spot and dropped the Mets P.J. Conlon (.107 / +.053) to #10. The largest downfall went to San Francisco prospect Grant Watson who went from #3 to #13. His overall TPS came in at .114 (+.038), but for May it was .162, as he had 4 rough starts. Staying in the Top 5 was the Reds Tyler Mahle #2 and the Dodgers Andrew Spoko #4. Brandon Waddell is proving me wrong at Double-A. He’s been successful in 6 starts at Altoona going 4-1, but has seen his ERA rise by 4.99 against the Double-A hitters in those starts (3.02 overall) Though the spike in the ERA, the lowering of his TPS to .106 is what sticks out to me. He’ll continue his sleeper status.

 

American League

  1. .040 – Yonny Chirinos – Tampa Bay
  2. .065 – Matt Cooper – Chicago White Sox
  3. .068Matt Hall – Detroit
  4. .068 – Grayson Long – Los Angeles Angels
  5. .078Joshua James – Houston
  6. .079Francisco Rios – Toronto
  7. .080Matt Esparza– Cleveland
  8. .085Roniel Raudes – Boston
  9. .090Christian Morris– New York Yankees
  10. .091Andrew Moore – Seattle
  11. .094Evan Manarinos – Oakland
  12. .095Emilio Ogando – Kansas City
  13. .096Matthew Grimes – Baltimore
  14. .097Randy LeBlanc – Minnesota
  15. .107Peter Fairbanks – Texas

 

AL Notes: Chirinos went from one of the worse Rays relief pitcher in April to the best starter in May. It took a demotion back to LoA Charlotte to get things back on track. Our two repeaters on the list in Hall and Rios both remained in the top 1/3 with posting consistent rates. From last month rankings, Honeywell (.067) was on-track to repeat and to improve his position amongst this group, but hit the DL with tenderness to the right arm after two May starts. The AL biggest mover from the April rankings was Baltimore’s John Means, in posting a May TPS  of 0.76, an improvement of -.020 points. Means remained high on my watch list, though he techincally drops-off my radar with his Double-A promotion late in the month. It was great to see Boston’s Raudes making the list this month. He now makes four 2016 “Ones to Watch” to be mentioned. Houston’s Joshua James was a 2015 “OTW”. The list from last month didn’t have a great May, as 10 of the 15 pitcher saw significant increases to their TPS rates.

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