By Jim Brown
On Tuesday June 21st, there are three more All-Star games on-tap. I already covered the UTR Pitchers for the HiA California/Carolina game and below are the UTR hurlers for the LoA Midwest League. I previously posted the All-Stars for the LoA South Atlantic League. The Midwest mid-season classic will be played in Cedar Rapids at Perfect Game Field, Home to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Minnesota affiliate). This will wrap-up the All-Star games until we hear from those who’s season just got underway this past week.
I need to do this list differently that my previous postings. Once the rosters are announced, I scan them and glean the UTR’s from each roster and begin compiling notes. This past week has been very trying and busy in my personal life and couldn’t devote enough time to breakdown each pitcher and post before Tuesday’s All-Star game. The Midwest roster has an unprecedented 23 UTR pitchers out of the 29 making the roster. So I need to make a shortcut by entering the pitchers season stats totals…and noting any mentions the pitcher received from this site. Either way, this is probably the best way to approach this list. By adding the writeups, the list would be wayyy too long and probably wouldnt hold your attention. At least the LoA Leagues have the night off, so I can devote time to get this out to all of you. Enjoy!!
EAST DivisionDennis Santana (Great Lake – Los Angeles Dodgers) 1-8, 3.12 ERA, 60.2 IP, 46 H, 21 ER, 32 BB, 64 K in 12 appearances with 11 starts Angel Perdomo (Lansing – Toronto) 2-2, 2.45 ERA, 58.2 IP, 35 H, 16 ER, 27 BB, 75 K in 13 appearances with 11 starts Dusty Isaacs (Lansing – Toronto) 1-3, 1.82 ERA, 12 saves, 29.2 IP, 27 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 37 K in 25 appearances Thomas Pannone (Lake County – Cleveland) 4-4, 3.41 ERA, 71.1 IP, 59 H, 27 ER, 23 BB, 69 K in 14 starts Ariel Hernandez (Dayton – Cincinnati) Promoted to HiA Daytona LoA Stats: 0-1, 2.59 ERA, 2 saves, 31.1 IP, 11 H, 9 ER, 20 BB, 40 K in 18 appearances Matt Hall (West Michigan – Detroit) 8-0, 1.36 ERA, 66.1 IP, 49 H, 8 ER, 21 BB, 72 K in 12 starts
- 2016 Top UTR AL Pitcher – April & May
- 2016 “One to Watch”
- 2015 OAS
- Tied in LoA in wins (8) and 2nd in ERA (1.09)
- 2nd in wins at LoA with (7)
EAST DivisionArt Warren (Clinton – Seattle) 8-1, 2.22 ERA, 69 IP, 66 H, 17 ER, 15 BB, 51 K in 13 starts
- Tied with Matt Hall for most wins in LoA (8)
- Currently on the DL