Expanding the UTR Radar – Double-A Pitchers – April 2018

Over the past few seasons, we occasionally get asked why don’t we continue tracking our UTR kids into Double-A. The main focus of our work is strictly on players within the low minors that fall under the criteria set forth when we launched the site, prior to the 2014 season. We hone on the kids that are under 25 years old, drafted beyond the 5th round, and not ranked within the organization’s top ten. The latter we offer some latitude, but do attempt to shy away from those in the top five. When we offer our seasons-end UTR Organizational All-Star rosters, we then ignore the criteria, only to show how the true under the radar kids line-up against those highly touted top prospects.

I decided to give Double-A tracking a shot for 2018. So far, the extra work hasn’t inhibited my regular low minors tracking efforts. But I am throwing caution into the wind, for when the DSL and Rookie Leagues begin their play. So using my daily spreadsheet tracking methods, here are those pitchers making early noise in Double-A. I am not using our criteria, but I did eliminate 25 year old and older from my spreads.

Cincinnati
RHP Keury Mella (Pensacola) 24 years old
3-0, 1.00 ERA, 27 IP, 19 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 25 K in 5 starts
 
Cleveland
RHP Shane Bieber (Columbus) 22 years old  *Promoted to Triple-A*
3-0, 1.16 ERA, 31 IP, 26 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 30 K in 5 starts
 
RHP Shao-Ching Chiang (Columbus) 24 years old
1-0, 1.61 ERA, 22.1 IP, 22 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 14 K in 4 starts
 
Colorado
RHP Peter Lambert (Hartford) 21 years old
1-1, 2.11 ERA, 21.1 IP, 21 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 17 K in 4 starts
 
Houston
RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (Corpus Christi) 23 years old
2-0, 1.53 ERA, 17.2 IP, 14 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 17 K in 4 appearances with 3 starts
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
LHP Caleb Ferguson (Tulsa) 21 years old
1-0, o.42 ERA, 21.1 IP, 17 H, 1 ER, 7 BB, 26 K in 5 starts
 
New York Mets
RHP Nabil Crismatt (Binghamton) 23 years old
2-1, 1.21 ERA, 22.1 IP, 19 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 27 K in 4 starts
 
New York Yankees
RHP Erik Swanson  (Binghamton) 23 years old
4-0, 0.79 ERA, 22.2 IP, 12 H, 2 ER, 10 BB, 33 K in 5 appearances with 4 starts
 
Pittsburgh
RHP JT Brubaker  (Altoona) 24 years old  *Promoted to Triple-A*
2-1, 1.45 ERA, 31 IP, 23 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 34 K in 5 starts
 
San Diego
RHP Jesse Scholtens  (San Antonio) 24 years old
2-1, 2.35 ERA, 23 IP, 14 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 31 K in 4 starts
 
Toronto
RHP Sean Reid-Foley (New Hampshire) 22 years old
4-0, 1.16 ERA, 23.1 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 10 BB, 21 K in 4 starts
 
 
 
 
 
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