April 20, 2017 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
LHP Ranger Suarez (LoA Clearwater – Philadelphia) 21 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
Season Stats: 0-0, 1.17 ERA, 15.1 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 21 K in 3 starts 
 
 TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE 
RHP Tyler Wells (LoA Cedar Rapids – Minnesota) 22 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K
Season Stats:1-0, 2.12 ERA, 17 IP, 12 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 25 K in 3 starts 
 
 

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Ranger Suarez (LoA Clearwater – Philadelphia) 21 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
Season Stats: 0-0, 1.17 ERA, 15.1 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 21 K in 3 starts 
  • If you been a loyal follower to my tracking posts, you know that Suarez is one of my favorite UTR’s. My system pegged him as an 18-year old in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2014. I’ve written a lot about the now 21 year-old, but to sum it up, I’ll give you this excerpt from my 2016 UTR-OAS review; “this lefty is too intriguing to dismiss”. Suarez was a 2014 UTR-OAS out of the VSL and came state-side the following year. He was assigned to the GCL Phillies and was used very sparingly (27.2 IP) and didn’t qualify for a OAS mention. Last season was spent in the New York-Penn League (Williamsport) where he placed respectable numbers against more advanced hitters. Now comes full season ball for Suarez, and through two starts, so far, so good. The only concern for Philadelphia UTR fans would be, (if and when the club deals veterans) whether Suarez becomes a trade chip. He is sort of buried in the rotation at Lakewood with top prospects Adonis Medina and Sixto Sanchez.
 
National League – Starters
LHP Logan Allen (LoA Fort Wayne – San Diego) 19 years old
5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2.08 ERA 
  • Padres #19 ranked prospect
RHP Gabriel Llanes (LoA Columbia – New York Mets) 21 years old
7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, Loss 0-2, 4.86 ERA
 
RHP Jose Almonte (HiA Visalia – Arizona) 21 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, Win 1-0, 1.88 ERA
 
RHP Zac Gallen (HiA Palm Beach – St Louis) 21 years old
6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, Win, 1.50 ERA
 
RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (HiA Daytona – Cincinnati) 21 years old
5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 6.28 ERA
 
RHP Cal Quantrill (HiA Lake Elsinore – San Diego) 22 years old
5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, Win 1-0, 4.11 ERA
 
 
National League – Relief
RHP Craig Missigman (HiA St Lucie – New York Mets) 23 years old
3.1 IP, o H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0.87 ERA 
 
 

TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE

RHP Tyler Wells (LoA Cedar Rapids – Minnesota) 22 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K
Season Stats:1-0, 2.12 ERA, 17 IP, 12 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 25 K in 3 starts
  • You can say that in the American League, UTRMinors has gone to well once to often….Wells that is. For the third time this season, a different pitcher with the last name Wells has earned the top daily honor. The last was Lachlan Wells (also with the Twins) on April 17th and Nick Wells (Seattle) on April 10th. Lachlan’s twin brother, Alex Wells (Baltimore), will at some point get mentioned too. Tyler Wells followed-up his eight strikeout outing last week with 11 K’s last night versus Kane County. It all started with striking out the first six batters he faced. He handed it off to Colton Davis for mop-up in the 9th, but the Cougars touched him for 3 runs for the loss. Wells was a 15th round pick in 2016 and made 10 Appy league starts for Elizabethton, posting a 3.23 ERA. He has a nice mix of a low 90’s fastball, slider (outpitch), curveball, and change-up.
 American League – Starters
RHP Jimmy Lambert (LoA Kannapolis – Chicago White Sox) 22 years old
8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, Win 2-0, 2.14 ERA 
 
LHP Andre Davis (LoA Lexington – Kansas City) 23 years old
7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, Win 2-0, 1.89 ERA
 
RHP Jesus Castillo (LoA Burlington – Los Angeles Angels) 21 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Win 1-1, 3.21 ERA
  • Angels #23 ranked prospect
LHP Matt Hall (HiA Lakeland – Detroit) 23 years old
5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, Loss 1-2, 5.11 ERA
  • Tigers #28 ranked prospect
  • 2016 and 2015 UTR Organizational All-Star
RHP Aron McRee (HiA Winston-Salem – Chicago White Sox) 23 years old
6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, Loss 0-2, 5.56 ERA
 
RHP A.J. Puckett (HiA Wilmington – Kansas City) 21 years old
7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, Win 2-1, 1.59 ERA
  • Royals #5 ranked prospect
RHP Franklin Perez (HiA Buies Creek – Houston) 19 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, Win 2-0, 0.00 ERA
 
American League – Relief
RHP Brendan Butler (LoA Beloit – Oakland) 23 years old
4 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1.69 ERA 
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