May 18, 2018 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Chris Paddack (HiA Lake Elsinore – San Diego) 22 year old
5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Paddack has extended his scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings during his first go at HiA, but more impressively, in the hitter friendly California League. I opined last week to wait until the 2016 “One to Watch” gets a few Double-A starts under his belt before making a stash. Well, after this outing……you better hit the FAAB right away. The 8th round pick in 2015 by the Miami Marlins has been non-stoppable with his back-to-back double digit strikeout starts (20 K / 1 BB in 11.2 IP). If your new to Paddack, he’s was dominant before going down with a torn ulnar collateral ligament injury in 2016 that required Tommy John surgery. This occurred shorty after his arrival in the Padres system, and thus missed the 2017 season.
 
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
LHP Enmanuel De Jesus (LoA Greeneville – Boston) 21 year old
6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 2.35 ERA
  • De Jesus marked a career-high with 10 strikeouts last evening against Augusta (SF). The 2013 International signee struggled with control issues in 2016 but appeared to harness that in last season while advancing through two levels.

LoA Mentions – Starters
 
RHP Tyler Mondile (LoA Dayton – Cincinnati) 20 years old
7 IP,  1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 7.51 ERA, Win 1-3
 
RHP Jason Bahr (LoA Augusta – San Francisco) 23 years old
6 IP,  3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 1.73 ERA, Win 4-2
  • Second start in-a-row with 11 K’s (22 K / 2 BB in 12 IP)
RHP Carlos Hernandez (LoA Lexington – Kansas City) 21 years old
5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 2.19 ERA, Win 2-1
 
RHP Tommy Romero (LoA Clinton – Seattle) 20 years old
7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2.31 ERA, Win 3-2
RHP Jake Walsh (LoA Peoria – St Louis) 22 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 3.12 ERA, Win 2-1

HiA Mentions – Starters
 
RHP Garrett Whitlock (HiA Tampa – New York Yankees) 21 years old
6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0.00 ERA
  • 18th round pick in 2017 gets his first HiA start after a promotion from LoA Charleston (1.13 ERA in 7 starts with 44 strikeouts over 40 innings)
RHP Alex Faedo (HiA Lakeland – Detroit) 22 years old
7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3.50 ERA, Win 1-3
RHP Sixto Sanchez (HiA Clearwater – Philadelphia) 19 years old
6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 3.21 ERA, Loss 2-3
 
RHP Dylan Cease (HiA Winston-Salem – Chicago White Sox) 22 years old
6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3.12 ERA, Win 5-2
  • He may have been traded across-town (Cubs), but Cease hasn’t miss a beat.
RHP Ljay Newsome (HiA Modesto – Seattle) 21 years old
8.2 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 4.05 ERA, Win 3-2
RHP Bo Takahashi (HiA Visalia – Arizona) 21 years old
6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 3.02 ERA, Loss 3-3
LHP Brendan McKay (HiA Charlotte – Tampa Bay) 22 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 1-0 (Relief of a Rehab start)
  • The Rays #3 ranked two-way prospect has been making waves on the mound this season. After a promotion to HiA Charlotte, 1st round pick in 2017 made his first appearance last night relieving during Nathan Eovaldi’s rehab start. McKay was the Ray’s Top Prospect “Minors” American League Pitcher for April 2018. While at LoA Bowling Green, the southpaw out Louisville exited with a 1.09 ERA in 6 starts with 40 strikeouts/2 walks over 24.2 innings. In the batters box, the 1B/DH is hitting a .254 in 91 plate appearances, but he also shows patience and a keen eye with 28 walks and only 13 K’s. The Rays may have their own version of the Angels Shohei Ohtani, but with more prominence on the pitching end.

National League – Relief
 
RHP Jess Amedee (HiA Bradenton – Pittsburgh) 24 years old
2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5.27 ERA
American League – Relief
 
RHP Wladimir Pinto (LoA West Michigan – Detroit) 20 years old
2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Pinto extends his scoreless streak to 16.2 innings this season in 11 appearances. I say this season, because its actually 27.2 innings dating back to his 14th appearance in the 2016 season. That’s 113 batters faced without allowing a run. Pinto came from the now defunct Venezuelan Summer League in 2015 and made his way to LoA West Michigan, appearing in one game at the end of the 2017 season.
 
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