TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE LHP Nick Fanti (LoA Lakewood – Philadelphia) 20 years old 8.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, Win Season Stats: 2-0, 1.48 ERA, 30.1 IP, 14 H, 5 ER, 10 BB, 31 K in 5 starts
- Fanti is my “One to Watch” for 2017 and the Columbia (NYM) fans were watching him rip through the Fireflies lineup, not allowing a hit over 8.2 innings. He gave up a walk in the 9th which placed two runners-on; the first batter reached on an error and a later fielders choice. He had thrown 113 pitches and the Lakewood manager decided to pull Fanti and allow Trevor Bettencourt to get the last out and cap the no-hitter. The 31st rounder (2015) had a coming out party in 2016 with the GCL Phillies. He made 11 appearances (9 starts) and posted a 1.57 ERA over 51.2 innings. The lefty led the league with 67 strikeouts and second in ERA (1.51) behind fellow Phillie Sixto Sanchez.
- Cubbies top pitching prospect (#4)
- Top Prospect Pitcher – April
- For 6 innings, Taylor went pitch-for-pitch against Nick Fanti.
- Brewers #16 ranked prospect and 2015 UTR Organizational All-Star
- Padres #24 ranked prospect has become a regular entry in my daily spreadsheets. Over his last 24 innings, the 4th round pick (2016) has only allowed 2 earned runs with 30 K’s and 2 walks.
- Top Prospect Pitcher -April
- Top NL UTR Performances – May 1st
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE RHP Mike Shawaryn (LoA Greenville – Boston) 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K Season Stats: 2-1, 3.99 ERA, 29.1 IP, 24 H, 13 ER, 8 BB, 44 K in 6 starts
- Shawaryn is beginning to roll. Over his last 3 starts (17 IP), the Red Sox’s #12 ranked prospect has only allowed 2 earned runs with 26 strikeouts and 3 walks. This is Shawaryn’s second top performance mention. He was listed on April 24th when he set his previous career-high 9 K’s in 5 innings.
- 7th round pick in 2014 sets a career-high 9 strikeouts. Green made 3 starts with Charleston in 2016 posting a 1.06 ERA in 17 innings with 14 strikeouts and 3 walks.
- After posting a career-high 10 K’s during his last outing, the Yankees #16 ranked prospect follows up with 9 strikeouts last night.
- Top AL UTR Performance – April 29th