CO-TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE RHP Seranthony Dominguez (HiA Clearwater – Philadelphia) 22 years old 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, Win Season Stats: 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 14 K in 2 appearances with 1 start
- Dominigue could be a sleeper amongst the young up-and-coming arms with the Phillies organization. Most the focus has been thrusted upon Franklyn Kilome, Sixto Sanchez, and Kevin Gowdy. Kilome was ranked amongst the Phillies UTR-OAS for 2016 and I highlighted Sanchez several times in GCL last season. Dominguez has the potential to have 3-plus or above-average pitches. His swing and miss fastball can run up to 95 mph along with a curveball and a sinking changeup that generates groundballs. After only seeing 48.1 innings of work at LoA Lakewood, I would expect a full season with Clearwater.
- The 2016 UTR-OAS did his work and left it to Kirby Bellows and then Cameron Gann in taking a perfect game through nine innings. The pitching showed up last night, but unfortunately the offense was non-existent as the game was 0-0 and headed to extra innings. The rawhide scored two runs in the top-half the 10th and placed the pressure on Bud Jeter to complete the perfect game. Jeter, another 2016 UTR-OAS, gave up a triple to the second batter he faced but hung on to earn the save.
- Brewers #24 ranked prospect
- Gann nearly teamed-up for a perfect game with starter Joel Payamps and Kirby Bellows, had the Rawhide bats provided some spark in 9th innings. Gann does pick-up the win to send the game into the 10th inning for Bud Jeter, who gave up a hit, but gets the save.
CO-TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE LHP Joe Palumbo (HiA Down East Ducks – Texas) 22 years old 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, Win Season Stats: 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 15 K in 2 starts
- Palumbo is no stranger as a starter, as he started 7 games (14 apps) in 2014 and my system tracked him to a 2014 UTR-OAS mention for the Rangers. His radar signal diminished in 2015 but that all changed with his dominate performances as a reliever in the 2016. He returned as a UTR-OAS after last season and shot-up the Rangers prospect rankings landing in the Top 10 (#9). He set a career-high by racking up 11 strikeouts against Winston-Salem (White Sox).
- Abreu’s perfromance earns him a co-mention with Palumbo, as he also sets a career-high with 11 K’s last night. Abreu was “Just off the Scope” prior the 2016 season within the Houston Astro system. The Astros traded the righty to the Yankees for Brian McCann back in November. Abreu was ranked #12 with the Astros and is currently #9 with Yankees leading into 2017.
- CWS #10 ranked prospect
- Indians #20 ranked prospect
- Royals #29 ranked prospect
- Here at UTRMinors.com, Pannone has nothing more to prove to be stashed on a minor league taxi roster in a dynasty/keeper leagues. He was a UTR-OAS for 2014, 2015, placed on the “One to Watch list for 2016, and backed-up it up with another OAS Mention for the 2016 season. I don’t know what the Indians organization are missing with a return to HiA Lynchburg. Baseball America also shocked me with the lack of his name being mention within the Indians Top 30. I tracked enough of the left-hander to give him the duel “Legit UTR/Solid Stash” after the 2015 season and then the “Instant Roster Add” after last season. Right now, if you heeded those recommendation, your wringing your hands on how Pannone quick start to the 2017 season. I don’t believe he’ll have the opportunity to make 4-straight OAS mentions, as a promotion to Double-A Akron will be forth-coming.