May 23, 2018 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP Odalvi Javier (LoA Rome – Atlanta) 21 year old
6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 3.77 ERA, Win 2-1
  • The 2018 “One to Watch” pick for the Braves sets a career-high in strikeouts. Javier is in his first full season after spending three seasons in the rookie leagues.
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
LHP Zac Lowther (LoA Delmarva – Baltimore) 22 year old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K, 1.16 ERA, Win 3-1
  • Lowther was the Top Prospect “Minors” American League Pitcher for April 2018. With his 10 K’s last night, the 2nd round pick from 2017 has already reached double-digit strikeouts in half of his starts this season. Sending batters back to the bench is nothing new for the bulky 6′ 2″ 235 lb lefty. He posted a 12.4 K/9 rate last season (75 K in 54.1 IP) and currently holds a 14.8 rate (51 K in 31 IP) for 2018. An astonishing stat this season is Lowther has only allowed 12 hits thus far in his 6 starts.

LoA Mentions – Starters
 
RHP Kutter Crawford (LoA South Bend – Chicago) 22 years old
6 IP,  4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1.70 ERA
LHP Zach Logue (LoA Lansing – Toronto) 22 years old
8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2.67  ERA, Loss 3-1
  • Logue went the distance, but got tangled in pitchers duel last night against the next pitcher on the list. Its was the longest outing for the lefty out of the University of Kentucky (9th Rd – 2017). He took the loss after allowing the only run of the game in the bottom of the 8th inning.
LHP Brendon Little (LoA South Bend – Chicago Cubs) 21 years old
7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 4.50 ERA
 
RHP Oliver Ortega (LoA Burlington – Los Angeles Angels) 21 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, o.oo ERA, Win 2-0
  • Ortega gets his first start of 2018 after missing all of last season.
RHP Christian Taugner (LoA Wisconsin – Milwaukee) 23 years old
5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4.02 ERA
 

HiA Mentions – Starters
 
RHP Jonathan Hernandez  (HiA Down East – Texas) 21 years old
6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1.94 ERA
RHP Alex Lange (HiA Myrtle Beach – Chicago Cubs) 22 years old
6 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 3.64 ERA, Win 2-2
  • 10 strikeouts last night sets a career-high
 

National League – Relief
 
RHP Lukas Schiraldi (HiA Jupiter – Miami) 24 years old
1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0.48 ERA, Save (7)
  • Schiraldi would have been the Mariners #1 ranked 2017 UTR Organizational All-Star had he not been traded to the Marlins. He takes the Florida State League lead with his 7th save last night.
American League – Relief
 
RHP Kida De La Cruz (LoA Burlington – Los Angeles Angels) 23 years old
2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3.18 ERA, Hold (1)
 
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