June 4, 2018 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

Some of you are already aware due to a posting glitch yesterday, that sent this post online early, as I was templating the page for the new format.
Today begins the tracking period for the Dominican Summer League, and thus a different format occurs with the daily pitching performance posts. This occurs every season when all the leagues get underway to assist our readers with their tracking methods. Top DSL arms will get the focus starting today, with the rookie leagues kicking off their seasons on June 15th (Short-Season), June 18th (GCL & AZL) and June 19th (Appy League). A different look this season will be the condensing of the pitchers within the Rookie Leagues, instead of choosing a pitcher from each. As we saw over the last few years, most times there wasnt a pitcher that qualified for a particular league. I will be only listing the top performer from all those leagues combined.
We already have gotten to know most of the arms within the advance levels, so this change in format will only provide you with the top performance, and eliminate the mentions. My tracking methods though, will continue to enter all the best outings of that day….so I can then provide my monthly re-caps. And lets not forget the Radar Blip pitcher that just missed from receiving the top mention from any respective league.
RHP Justin Dunn (HiA St Lucie – New York Mets) 22 years old
7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER,  1 BB, 10 K, 2.36 ERA
  • The Mets #3 ranked and 1st round draft pick struck out a career-high 10 batters last night versus Tampa (Yankees). The 6′ 2″ 185 lb right-hander also marked a career-high with seven innings, in his best outing over 3 seasons. Dunn was the Mets top prospect “Minors” American League Pitcher for April 2018  by going 2-2 and posting a 2.13 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 25.1 innings. During that time, Dunn didnt allow more than two earn runs in any of his five starts. He hit DL with an undisclosed injury to begin May, and may had some rust when he allowed 5 runs during a May 22nd start. There is still some inconsistencies with the 19th overall pick in 2016. He was aggressively assigned to St Lucie in 2017 where he took his lumps, but the tools are present to achieve his projected arrival in New York sometime in 2019.
LHP Tyler Watson (LoA Cedar Rapids – Minnesota) 21 years old
8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER,  0 BB, 4 K, 1.13 ERA
  • As a 34th round selection by the Washington Nationals in 2015, Watson’s performance in 2016 took notice in my system, when he earned a 2016 Organizational All-Star spot with 12 starts at LoA Hagerstown. This also secured him as the Nats “One to Watch” for 2017. The repeat as a UTR-OAS the following took a hit, as the 6′ 5 ” 200 lb lefty was traded to the Twins near the deadline in the Brandon Kintzler deal. He would have ranked at #2 if he remained with the Nationals, but move over the AL had him retaining the “One to Watch” for the Twins in 2018. Recently promoted to Fort Myers, this was Watson’s first HiA start and the longest outing of his career.

RHP Ludwin Jimenez (DSL Cardinals – St Louis) 16 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER,  1 BB, 8 K, 1.80 ERA
Rookie Leagues -(GCL,AZL,Appy,Pioneer,Short-Season)
June 15th (Short-Season)
June 18th (GCL & AZL)
June 19th (Appy League)
No Games Scheduled 
RHP Justin Dunn (HiA St Lucie – New York Mets) 22 years old
7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER,  1 BB, 10 K, 2.36 ERA
Top Relief Pitcher Performance
RHP Reilly Hovis (HiA Jupiter – Miami) 24 years old
1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER,  0 BB, 4 K, 3.38 ERA
RHP Rodolfo Sanchez (DSL Rays- Tampa Bay) 18 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER,  0 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 1-0
  • Sanchez starting his second season in the DSL


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