May 4, 2018 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Adrian Rodriguez (LoA Dayton – Cincinnati) 21 year old
6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 1-0
  • Rodriguez missed the whole 2017 season after having a successful U.S. debut in the Pioneer League. The 6’1″ 185 lb righty posted a 3.78 K/BB ratio in 33.2 innings.
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP A.J. Alexy (LoA Hickory – Texas) 20 year old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 12 K, 6.75 ERA, Win 1-2
  • Alexy was brought to the Rangers in the Yu Darvish trade. Though the deal was made during the 2017 trade deadline, Alexy’s was good enough up through July to sneak into final UTR Organizational All-Star spot with the Dodgers. Unfortunately with the trade, he no longer qualified to be listed with the Dodgers, but his Factor Score (14) would have placed him at the #3 UTR-OAS slot with the Rangers. The 2016 11th round pick out of Twin Valley HS (PA) set a career-high in strikeouts, as he touched double-digits for the first time in his pro outings.

LoA Mentions – Starters
 
RHP Brenan Hanifee (LoA Delmarva – Baltimore) 19 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2.45 ERA, Win 3-1
 
LHP Brendan McKay (LoA Bowling Green – Tampa Bay) 22 years old
4.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1.45 ERA
 
RHP Brusdar Graterol (LoA Cedar Rapids – Minnesota) 19 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1.04 ERA
 

HiA Mentions – Starters
 
LHP Tayler Saucedo (HiA Dunedin – Toronto) 24 years old
7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4.88 ERA, Win 1-1
 
RHP Mauricio Llovera (HiA Clearwater – Philadelphia) 22 years old
6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1.59 ERA, Loss 2-2 
RHP Anthony Shew (HiA Palm Beach – St Louis) 24 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1.99 ERA
 
RHP Joe Gatto (HiA Inland Empire – LA Angels) 22 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 4.50 ERA, Win 3-1
 

National League – Relief
 
RHP Ryan Hendrix (HiA Daytona – Cincinnati) 23 years old
1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1.84 ERA
  • Hendrix was a nice UTR surprise last season. Here’s was my blurb in his UTR Organizational All-Star mention**It always happens…you become focused on a kid like Tanner Rainey and “Bam” another kid, within the system, quietly and blindly posts numbers right on the heels. I was shocked when ran Hendrix’s numbers and how his Factor Score was also one of the highest here at UTRMinors. The 22-year old should continue on at HiA Daytona to begin the 2018 season and his progress can be tracked here. In 78 pro appearances, Hendrix has a 11.7 K/9 rate, but needs to slash into that 4.2 BB/9 rate this season.
 
American League – Relief
 
RHP Kyle Wilcox (LoA Clinton – Seattle) 23 years old
2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Wilcox finds himself back at Clinton after his Spring assignment at Modesto didn’t go too well (13.50 ERA in 5 appearances).
 
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