July 23, 2017 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Adam Bray (HiA Rancho Cucamonga – Los Angeles Dodgers) 24 years old
9 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, Win
Season Stats:  5-2, 3.48 ERA, 95.2 IP, 86 H, 37 ER, 17 BB, 91 K in 20 appearances with 13 starts
 
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
LHP Alex Wells (Delmarva – Baltimore) 20 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Win
Season Stats: 9-4, 2.42 ERA, 108 IP, 93 H, 29 ER, 10 BB, 84 K in 19 starts

DSL 
No Games Scheduled
 
Gulf Coast League
RHP Joan Baez (GCL Nationals – Washington) 22 years old
6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, Win
Season Stats:  3-6, 4.01 ERA, 60.2 IP, 45 H, 27 ER, 43 BB, 60 K in 14 appearances with 13 starts
  • Baez impressed the Nats staff during his 11 starts in the DSL in 2014 and was quickly brought to the United States, making 4 appearances in the GCL. Factoring this fast ascension and his scoring within my system, I tabbed him as a “One to Watch” for 2015. He started a LoA Hagerstown that season, and after 3 starts, showed he wasn’t quite ready and bounced from short-season Auburn (NYPL) and GCL Nationals the rest of the way.  2016 saw him back at Hagerstown for the whole season and narrowly missed being a 2016 UTR Organizational All-Star. His stats that year would indicate more seasoning at LoA was needed, but the Club threw the 6′ 3″- 190 lbs right-hander into HiA Potomac. That didn’t go well (1-6, 5.10 ERA, 42.1 IP, 38 BB, 37 K in 10 starts) and Baez finds himself back in the Gulf Coast League. Something may have been amiss at Potomac however, with Baez missing the month June on the DL and assigned to the GCL to rehab and to get back in sync.
 
Arizona League
No Pitcher Qualified for Mention
 
Appy League  
No Pitcher Qualified for Mention

Pioneer League
RHP Edwin Uceta (Ogden – Los Angeles Dodgers) 19 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 11.00
  • Compare Uceta’s time in the DSL and this season, its like a version of Jekyll and Hyde. Two seasons in the DSL, the slim righty (6′ 0″ 155 lbs) posted a 2.20 ERA and 28:3 K:BB rate across 11 appearances. His debut season the U.S. as full-time starter hasn’t been too kind this far. His 5 innings last night was his longest outing over 6 starts with Odgen.

Short-Season League
RHP Javier Assad (Northwest Eugene – Chicago Cubs) 19 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4.29 ERA
  • Assad went inning-for-inning last night against one of the Padres top pitching prospects in Adrian Morejon, edging him for the today’s POD honor. Also ranked as one of MLB.com’s Top 100 prospects, Morejon had six scoreless innings with 4 hits and 8 strikeouts.
 
LoA
LHP Alex Wells (Delmarva – Baltimore) 20 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Win
Season Stats: 9-4, 2.42 ERA, 108 IP, 93 H, 29 ER, 10 BB, 84 K in 19 starts
  • Wells has been one of the best from the 2017 “One to Watch” list this season. Last night was his 4th straight scoreless outing (25 IP) and has allowed only 2 walks over his last 11 starts. This is the third POD mention for the 2016 Organizational All-Star and he’s made two appearances on the Two-Start Treasure posts. In addition, the Aussie born southpaw was the Orioles’ Top UTR Pitcher for April and May 2017.
 
HiA
RHP Adam Bray (Rancho Cucamonga – Los Angeles Dodgers) 24 years old
9 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, Win
Season Stats:  5-2, 3.48 ERA, 95.2 IP, 86 H, 37 ER, 17 BB, 91 K in 20 appearances with 13 starts
  • Bray faced the minimum last night against California League rival San Jose. The 33rd round selection from 2015 picked up his first career complete game; in his first season as a regular starter.
 
 
Top Relief Pitcher Performance
RHP Justin Ferrell (HiA Buies Creek – Houston) 23 years old
2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 4.86 ERA
 
 
RADAR BLIP
RHP Harol Gonzalez (LoA Columbia – New York Mets) 22 years old
9 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, Win 7-7, 3.90 ERA
 

 

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