July 1, 2017 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
LHP Daniel Castano (NYPL State College – St Louis) 22 years old
7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, Win
Season Stats: 3-0, 1.71 ERA, 21 IP, 19 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 25 K in 3 starts
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Andres Machado (HiA Wilmington – Kansas City) 24 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 14 K, Win
Season Stats: 4-7, 5.37 ERA, 55.1 IP, 65 H, 33 ER, 12 BB, 60 K in 18 appearances with 6 starts

DSL
RHP Moises Lugo (DSL Padres –  San Diego) 18 years old
6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0.72 ERA
  • Second mention already in Lugo’s debut season in the DSL. The 6′ 1″- 185 lb. right-hander has gone at least 5 innings in 4 of his 5 starts, allowing only 2 earned runs over 25 innings.
Gulf Coast League
 RHP Winston Nicacio (GCL Cardinals – St Louis) 20 years old
4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, Win 1-1, 4.15 ERA
  • Nicacio took the mound after Zach Duke made the start and threw one inning in a rehab assignment. Nice rebound outing for the 20 year-old Dominican native after  giving up 7 hits (4 ER) over 4.2 innings in his 2017 season debut. The 2015 off-season free agent signee struggled with his command in 2016, with 36 walks over 54.1 innings in the DSL.
 
Arizona League
No Pitcher Qualified for Mention
 
Appy League  
LHP Elio Silva (Bluefield – Toronto) 21 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K 2.70 ERA

Pioneer League
RHP Elvin Rodriguez (Orem – Los Angeles Angels) 19 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 3.86 ERA

Short-Season League
LHP Daniel Castano (NYPL State College – St Louis) 22 years old
7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, Win
Season Stats: 3-0, 1.71 ERA, 21 IP, 19 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 25 K in 3 starts
  • The 19th round pick (2016) out of Baylor make his second mention and first feature pitcher acknowledgment. He remains perfect, picking up his third win in as many starts and touching double-digit K’s with a career high 10.
LoA
LHP Joey Wentz (Rome – Atlanta) 19 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, Win 4-3, 3.03 ERA
  • We haven’t heard from Wentz since mid-May, but he’s been rock solid all season. The #15 ranked prospect in the Braves system has drastically reduced his walk rate from last season cutting it from 5.1 BB9 over two Rookie levels to its current 2.9, all while holding a steady K9 rate of 10.1
HiA
RHP Andres Machado (HiA Wilmington – Kansas City) 24 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 14 K, Win
Season Stats: 4-7, 5.37 ERA, 55.1 IP, 65 H, 33 ER, 12 BB, 60 K in 18 appearances with 6 starts
  • Machado is in his first full season, but has been in the Royals system since 2011. He made the jump to HiA Wilmington after spending three season in the Rookie leagues, with Idaho Falls (Pioneer League) in 2016 where he put-up decent numbers. He made 12 appearances to start the season (4.15 ERA) before being placed in the rotation. Though the hitters seem to be squaring up to right-handed Venezuelan (65 hits in 55.1 IP), he’s posted an excellent 60:12 K:BB rate. He posted just about the same rate in 2016 (64:14) in 58.2 innings with the Chukars last season. The career-high 14 K’s last night is a good sign from the now 24 year-old who missed the whole 2015 season.
 
Top Relief Pitcher Performance
 RHP Jake Bray (LoA Delmarva – Baltimore) 24 years old
2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3.90 ERA
 
 
RADAR BLIP
RHP Nicholas Padilla (NYPL Hudson Valley – Tampa Bay) 20 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2.00 ERA
  • Padilla just couldn’t get healthy in his debut season after being selected on the 13th round in 2015. The 6′ 2″- 220 lb. righty had to wait until 2016 before he could take the mound with the GCL Rays. In 8 starts, the Bronx native threw 22.1 innings to post a 2.01 ERA with 19 strikeouts and 7 walks. The five frames thrown last night matched his career-high as a pro and the 6 K’s were most over his 31.1 career innings.
 

 

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