July 21, 2017 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Touki Toussaint (HiA Florida – Atlanta) 21 years old
8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, Win
Season Stats: 3-9, 5.11 ERA, 100.1 IP, 94 H, 57 ER, 42 BB, 115 K in 18 starts
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Triston McKenzie (HiA Lynchburg – Cleveland) 19 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, Win
Season Stats: 9-4, 2.86 ERA, 103.2 IP, 131 H, 33 ER, 35 BB, 134 K in 18 starts

DSL 
RHP Boris Sanchez (DSL Mets – New York) 20 years old
7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2.94 ERA
 
Gulf Coast League
RHP Roansy Contreras (GCL Yankees – New York) 17 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, Win 1-4, 4.22 ERA
 
Arizona League
RHP Hever Bueno (AZL Rangers – Texas) 22 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 4.50 ERA
 
Appy League
RHP Nathan Webb (Burlington – Kansas City) 19 years old
6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, Win 2-3, 6.04 ERA

Pioneer League
RHP Chris Rodriguez (Orem – Los Angeles Angels) 19 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4.94 ERA

Short-Season League
RHP Alejandro De La Rosa (Northwest Salem-Keizer – San Francisco) 22 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, Win 2-2, 5.28 ERA
 
LoA
RHP Ryan Atkinson (Kane County – Arizona) 24 years old
6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 3.33 ERA
  • Atkinson got off to a nice start to the 2017 season before Beloit touched him for 7 earned run in 2.1 innings at the end of April. This didn’t deter the organization from promoting the righty who was signed from the Indy League in July 2016. His time with Visalia had some bumps, but otherwise Atkinson handled the advanced league. In 9 starts, the Ohio native went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 48.2 innings and 66 strikeouts plus 18 walks. Atkinson strangely found himself back at LoA Kane County by late June. A closer look at his box scores revels a pitcher who’s thrown well in games, but just didn’t get the run support. He could be a late bloomer for the D-Backs with his low’s 90’s fastball, a wicked breaker, and changeup that is a work in progress. He was twice mentioned during the Two-Start Treasure feature here at UTRMinors.
 
HiA
RHP Touki Toussaint (Florida – Atlanta) 21 years old

8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, Win
Season Stats: 3-9, 5.11 ERA, 100.1 IP, 94 H, 57 ER, 42 BB, 115 K in 18 starts
  • Everybody is waiting for the Toussaint that was worth a 1st round pick back in 2014. The Diamondbacks made the pick and and didn’t get the expected results from the young right-hander, so they traded him to Atlanta in 2015. As a project for the Braves, Toussaint had a successful 2016 with LoA Rome. He matched his career-high with 11 K’s last night against St. Lucie. It was his second start in-a-row to touch double digit strikeouts.
RHP Triston McKenzie (HiA Lynchburg – Cleveland) 19 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, Win
Season Stats: 9-4, 2.86 ERA, 103.2 IP, 131 H, 33 ER, 35 BB, 134 K in 18 starts
 
Top Relief Pitcher Performance
RHP Matt Seelinger LoA West Virginia – Pittsburgh) 22 years old
2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • 2017 28th round pick hasnt allowed an earned run in his first 8 appearances (11 IP)
 
 
RADAR BLIP
RHP Anthony Bender (LoA Lexington – Kansas City)  22 years old
6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, Win 3-2, 3.79 ERA
  • His 6 innings of hitless ball came on his only second start of the season after making 14 appearances from the bullpen. The 20th round pick in 2016 did see time in the rotation (5 starts) during his pro debut with the AZL Royals in 2016.
 

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in 2017, July, Performances of the Day, Pitchers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s