April 11, 2017 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Jordan Holloway (LoA Greensboro – Miami) 21 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Season Stats: 6.48 ERA, 8.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 14 K in 2 starts 
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE 
 
RHP Nick Neidert (HiA Modesto – Seattle) 20 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, Win 1-0
Season Stats: 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 10.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K in 2 starts 
 

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Jordan Holloway (LoA Greensboro – Miami) 21 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Season Stats: 6.48 ERA, 8.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 14 K in 2 starts 
  • Holloway was a Top 10 prospect within the Marlin system in 2016. The 6′ 5″ 210 lbs right-hander dropped to #15 as he struggled with control issues last season (5.2 BB9) over two levels. There is projection in the 21 year old, as his fastball will touch in the upper 90’s and exhibits a plus curveball.
 National League – Starters
 
RHP Dario Agrazal (HiA Bradenton – Pittsburgh) 22 years old
6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Season Stats: 1.69 ERA, 10.2 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K in 2 starts 
 
 National League – Relief
 
RHP Tanner Rainey (HiA Dayton – Cincinnati) 24 years old
2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Season Stats: 0.00 ERA, 4 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
  • Rainey is a former 2nd round supplemental pick in 2015 that finds himself working out the bullpen this season. His previous two season as a starter didn’t fare too well, as he had trouble commanding his pitches. He allowed 94 free passes and 36 wild pitches over 162.1 innings with Rookie Billings (2015) and LoA Dayton last season. From the pen, the 2015 UTR-OAS comes at you with an explosive late-moving 95-97 fastball. The move to the bullpen actually came on August 8th last season. Dating back, Rainey has made 12 appearances by only allowing 3 earned runs with 30 strikeouts and 4 walks over 16.1 innings.
 
 

TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE

 
RHP Nick Neidert (HiA Modesto – Seattle) 20 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, Win 1-0
Season Stats: 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 10.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K in 2 starts 
  • Neidert comes into the 2017 season as the Mariners top pitching prospect now that Luiz Gohara is with the Atlanta Braves. Its back-to-back mentions for Seattle pitching prospects, as yesterday LoA Clinton’s Nick Wells received a mention. One of the youngest pitchers in the California League, the right-handed Wells has received comps to Tim Hudson. The 2016 UTR-OAS has a nice fastball (94 mph)/curveball combo. His curve has deception that gave left-handed batters fits last season (.205 BA). Neediest projects as a future #3 starter.
 American League – Starters
 
RHP Forrest Whitley (LoA Quad Cities – Houston) 19 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, Win 1-0 
  • Astros #6 ranked prospect
RHP Lucas Humpal (LoA Delmarva – Baltimore) 23 years old
6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Season Stats: 0.75 ERA, 12 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K in 2 starts
 LHP Gregory Soto (LoA West Michigan – Detroit) 22 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RHP Shaun Anderson (LoA Greenville – Boston) 22 years old
6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, Win 1-0
Season Stats: 1-0, 0.84 ERA, 10.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 13 K in 2  starts
 
RHP Christopher Comito (LoA Kannapolis – Chicago White Sox) 21 years old
6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
 
RHP Ljay Newsome (LoA Clinton – Seattle) 20 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Season Stats: 1-1, 8.00 ERA, 9 IP, 11 H, 8 ER, 0 BB, 12 K in 2 starts
 
RHP Travis Lakins (HiA Salem – Boston) 22 years old
6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, Win 1-0
Season Stats: 1-0, 0.79 ERA, 11.1 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 17 K in 2 starts
  • Red Sox’s #13 ranked prospect
LHP Josh Rogers (HiA Tampa – New York Yankees) 22 years old
6 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, Win 1-0
 RHP Jaime Barria (HiA Inland Empire – Los Angeles Angels) 20 years old
6 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Season Stats: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 IP, 9 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 10 K in 2 starts
 
American League – Relief
 
RHP Brendan Butler (LoA Beloit – Oakland) 23 years old
4.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Season Stats: 0-1, 3.38 ERA, 8 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 11 K in 2 appearances with 1 start
  • Starter Ty Damron earned a mention on April 7th, but was clobbered with 5 runs in 3.2 innings against Clinton (Seattle). Butler stopped the bleeding in facing the minimum 13 hitters, striking out 9, but the damage was done as Beloit lost 5-3. Butler’s last appearance was a double-header start on April 7th.
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