The pitchers return today!!!!!……Thank you UTR followers for your patience while I was away.
I’ve returned from a nice little jaunt, visiting Minnesota and Colorado, including catching a concert at Red Rocks. It was my first visit to the Boulder area and it was awe inspiring. It was even made better by travelling with friends and making new friends from the area, who were great hosts in providing an awesome touring experience.
Unfortunately, baseball took a back seat, as I was unable to make time to provide content and taking in any games was not on the itinerary. As always seems to be…..while I was out West, the Rockies were trekking East and the Triple-A Sky Sox schedule didn’t jive with mine. As I say when travelling, you cant see everything…so why not go back. That’s something I plan to do and recommend to anyone who haven’t experienced the Rocky Mountains. So much for my moonlighting for the Denver Tourist Bureau…..let’s get back to highlighting minor league pitchers.
I’ll be very busy over the next couple days getting back to speed, especially with the Short-Season Leagues getting underway tonight. I get back into tracking mode this morning with the performances from last night, but I will get the readers caught-up with the missed performances while I away. Added bonus posts will be included throughout the next few days, so you can update your tracking methods. I cant wait to see what I missed, so lets get cracking!!!
TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Keegan Thompson (HiA Myrtle Beach – Chicago Cubs) 23 years old
7 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 3.19 ERA
Thompson hurled seven perfect innings last night against Carolina (Brewers). The 3rd round (2017) arm out of Auburn University is enjoying his first full season and as a starter for the Pelicans. He spent his debut season with short-season Eugene in the Northwest League in making 7 appearances (1 start), posting a 2.37 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 19 innings.
TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
RHP Miguel Yajure (LoA Charleston – New York Yankees) 20 years old
5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 3.00, Win 1-0
The Venezuelan right-hander makes a strong start, his 2nd this season, after returning from missing the 2017 season. He pitched well during his U.S. debut season in 2016 with the GCL Yankees. He made 9 appearances with 6 starts in registering a 2.87 ERA and a o.926 WHIP. The 20 year- old (6′ 1″ 175 lb) projects with a mid 90’s fastball with excellent control and promising secondaries.
RHP Santos Moreno (DSL Blue Jays – Toronto) 18 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 2.08 ERARookie Leagues -(GCL,AZL,Appy,Pioneer,Short-Season)June 15th (Short-Season)June 18th (GCL & AZL)June 19th (Appy League)LoARHP Wyatt Marks (LoA Beloit – Oakland) 22 years old7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 4.15 ERAHiA
RHP Braden Webb (HiA Carolina – Milwaukee) 23 years old
5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 10 K, 4.50 ERA
Interesting stat line to go along with what had to be strange game to witness overall. Webb went up against today’s top NL performer Keegan Thompson’s perfect seven innings, where both pitchers getting the no-decision. Webb has had his struggles with command and control in allowing a 4.5 BB9 mark in 140.2 career innings.
Top Relief Pitcher Performance
RHP Conner O’Neil (LoA Columbia – New York Mets) 23 years old
2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3.00 ERA, Hold (2)RADAR BLIP
RHP Cesar Rosado (LoA Quad Cities – Houston) 21 years old
7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 4.53 ERA, Win 3-2