July 17, 2017 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
LHP Nick Fanti (LoA Lakewood – Philadelphia) 20 years old
9 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K, Win
Season Stats: 7-2, 2.52 ERA, 89.1 IP, 61 H, 25 ER, 17 BB, 94 K in 15 starts
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Alexander Vargas (Loa Charleston – New York Yankees) 19 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Loss
Season Stats: 4-1, 1.80 ERA, 30 IP, 21 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 19 K in 5 starts

DSL
RHP Ramon Rosso (DSL Phillies – Philadelphia) 21 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, Win 5-1, 0.86 ERA
Gulf Coast League
RHP Elieser Hernandez (GCL Astros – Houston) 22 years old
4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 1.80 ERA
 
Arizona League
RHP Joaquin De La Cruz (AZL Brewers – Milwaukee) 21 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, Win 3-1, 2.57 ERA
 
Appy League  
RHP Huascar Ynoa (Elizabethton – Minnesota) 19 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3.68 ERA

Pioneer League
RHP Elvin Rodriguez (Orem – Los Angeles Angels) 19 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2.79 ERA

Short-Season League
RHP Tobias Myers (NYPL Aberdeen – Baltimore) 18 years old
6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, Loss 2-2, 1.90 ERA
 
LoA
LHP Nick Fanti (LoA Lakewood – Philadelphia) 20 years old
9 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K, Win
Season Stats: 7-2, 2.52 ERA, 89.1 IP, 61 H, 25 ER, 17 BB, 94 K in 15 starts
  • The 31st round pick from 2015 and my choice for the Phillies’ 2017 “One to Watch” had his second no-hitter of the season, but this time, went the distance. Fanti combined for a no-no on May 6th tossing 8.2 innings, with Trevor Bettencourt picking the last out. Last night, the 6′ 2″- 185 lb. southpaw threw a complete-game no-hitter, and was nearly perfect sans a two-out walk in the 2nd inning. 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 ranked second in ERA (1.51) behind fellow Phillie Sixto Sanchez. This is Fanti’s third UTR POD mention and he was my Phillies Top UTR Pitcher of the Month for May.
RHP Alexander Vargas (Loa Charleston – New York Yankees) 19 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Loss
Season Stats: 4-1, 1.80 ERA, 30 IP, 21 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 19 K in 5 starts
  • Vargas was promoted to LoA Charleston yesterday and immediately gets the start on the hill facing Nick Fanti. The young Dominican right-hander’s performance was overshadowed by Fanti’s no-hitter. Vargas made 4 appearances with the Staten Island Yankees (NYPL) going 4-0 with a 1.88 ERA over 4 starts.
 
HiA
RHP Michael Rucker (Myrtle Beach – Chicago Cubs) 23 years old
8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
  • The 11th round pick started the season on the DL and was slowly brought back making 7 apperances with LoA South Bend. That seems forever as the right-hander has been outstanding since his promotion to Myrtle Beach where he was placed in the rotation. Last night’s 10 strikeouts marked a career-high and was Rucker’s second scoreless outing in as many starts.
 
 
Top Relief Pitcher Performance
RHP Colton Hathcock ( Pioneer Grand Junction – Colorado) 21 years old
2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 4.97 ERA
  • Despite the inflated ERA, Hathcock has been solid. He took it on the chin during a July 4th appearance versus Orem lasting only 1/3 of an inning, allowing 5 earned runs.
 
 
RADAR BLIP
LHP Cole Ragans ( Northwest  Spokane – Texas) 19 years old
6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, Win 2-1, 2.17 ERA
  • The projectable 1st round pick in 2016 didn’t gain traction in his debut season, only making 4 appearances with the AZL Rangers. A lot of work needs done with Ragans to quell his command and control issues (21 walks in 29 IP)
 

 

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