TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE RHP Zac Gallen (HiA Palm Beach – St Louis) 21 years old 8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, Win Season Stats: 4-2, 1.47 ERA, 43 IP, 32 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 51 K in 7 starts
- Gallen made the longest outing of his short pro career last night. The 3rd round pick in 2016 made his debut in late July last season and had only made (3) two-inning starts to close out 2016. The righty also made his second straight scoreless outing in going 14 innings without allowing a run. Gallen was drafted as a control artist out of North Carolina University, which is evident of his 51:8 K:BB ratio over 43 innings.
- Top UTR Pitcher for April 2017
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE LHP Travis Ott (LoA Bowling Green – Tampa Bay) 21 years old 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K, Win Season Stats: 4-2, 2.09 ERA, 38.2 IP, 30 H, 9 ER, 17 BB, 38 K in 7 starts
- My 2017 “One to Watch” for the Rays, Ott has gone 20 innings without allowing an earned run with 21 strikeouts, but issuing 9 walks. The 2013 25th round pick out of Shippensburg High School (PA.) was also a 2016 UTR Organizational All-Star, posting a 6-0 record and 1.06 ERA over 13 appearances (10 starts). After pitching 7 innings his last time out (May 11th), Ott matched that last night and set a career-high with 10 strikeouts.