April 15, 2017 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Mike King (LoA Greensboro – Miami) 21 years old
7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, Win
Season Stats: 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 18 K in 3 appearances with 2 starts
 
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE 
 
RHP Jake Jewell (HiA Inland Empire – Los Angeles Angels) 23 years old
7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Season Stats: 0-0, 0.82 ERA, 11 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 12 K in 2 starts
 
 
 
TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Mike King (LoA Greensboro – Miami) 21 years old
7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, Win
Season Stats: 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 18 K in 3 appearances with 2 starts
  • King is a 12th round pick (2016) out of Boston College where he was solid and helped them reach the NCAA Super Regionals last year.  The 21 year old began his pro career in the GCL and advanced to a cup of coffee at LoA Greensboro. He returns there for his first full season and set a career-high with 9 K’s on April 10th. He was a pitch-to-contact type coming out of the draft, so the nice early season K/BB ratio is an eye-opener. He does comes equipped with pinpoint control, a quality sinker and a nice complement of off-speed stuff. 
 
National League – Starters
 
RHP Ryan Atkinson (LoA Kane County – Arizona) 23 years old
6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Win 2-0
 
RHP Merandy Gonzalez (LoA Columbia – New York Mets) 21 years old
7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Win 2-0
RHP Melvin Adon (LoA Augusta – San Francisco) 22 years old
5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, Loss 0-2 
 
RHP Braden Webb (LoA Wisconsin – Milwaukee) 21 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, Win 1-1
 
LHP Cam Vieaux (LoA West Virginia – Pittsburgh) 23 years old
6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
 
RHP Trevor Richards (HiA Jupiter – Miami) 23 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, Loss 1-1
 
National League – Relief
 
LHP Wes Helsabeck (HiA Rancho Cucamonga – Los Angeles Dodgers) 24 years old
2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, Save
 
 

TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE

 
RHP Jake Jewell (HiA Inland Empire – Los Angeles Angels) 23 years old
7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Season Stats: 0-0, 0.82 ERA, 11 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 12 K in 2 starts
  • The 5th round pick by the Angels in 2014 has been somewhat of an enigma here at UTRMinors. Jewell is on the UTR criteria bubble being drafted during the first 5 rounds. The right-hander had a successful pro debut in the rookie leagues and borderline breakout in 2015 at loA Burlington. My system wasn’t kind to strong framed (6′ 3″ 200 lbs) 23 year old, as he failed to make the post-season OAS roster for the Angels. That could have been a precursor of things to come, as Jewell derailed in 2016 with a 6.31 ERA and spike in walks issued (4.3 BB9). He struggles with command of his 92-95 fastball and was dealing with mechanics problems. Don’t give up on him yet. Jewell tumbled as the #5 ranked prospect in 2016 to #29 to begin 2017. He’s repeating at HiA Inland Empire and is off to a great start.
 
American League – Starters
 
RHP Yosmer Solorzano (LoA Kannapolis – Chicago White Sox) 20 years old
6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, Loss 1-1
 
LHP Sal Mendez (LoA Hickory – Texas) 22 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, Win 1-0
RHP Zack Littell (HiA Tampa – New York Yankees) 21 years old
7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, Win 1-0
RHP Shao-Ching Chiang (HiA Lynchburg – Cleveland) 23 years old
7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, Win 1-1
American League – Relief
 
RHP Yunior Marte (HiA Wilmington – Kansas City) 22 years old
3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
 
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