June 18, 2018 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

RHP Jeremy Walker (HiA Florida – Atlanta) 23 years old
8 IP, 5 H, 0 ER,  1 BB, 4 K, 3.98 ERA, Win 2-6
  • Walker had the longest outing of his career last night. The projectable righty was a 5th round pick in 2016 and spent all of last season with LoA Rome in making 27 starts. The 6’5″ 205 pounder has a decent three pitch mix of a low 90’s fastball that can max out at 96 mph, a slider and curveball. Though already at the HiA level, there’s plenty of work that needs done for Walker. He’s proven to be hittable 9.2 H/9 rate, plus focusing on his command and control (1.405 WHIP) to miss more bats ( 5.1 K/9). My system detects potential, as he was my Braves #3  UTR Organizational All-Star  for 2017
LHP Brock Burke (HiA Charlotte – Tampa Bay) 21 years old
6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4.36 ERA
  • Burke spent some time at HiA Charlotte in 2017 and after his outing last night, one can offer a straight-line comparison after 66 innings of work. Checking those peripherals, there isn’t much improvement from last year, except the +3.0 increase of his K/9 rate. The 3rd rounder from 2014 out of high school has earned some large shoe-filling comps. Baseball America’s Vincent Lara-Cinisomo has offered this about Burke:  “Burke has been compared to Cole Hamels as a long, lanky lefty. His fastball has topped out at 94 mph, but commonly sits 89-92. He is difficult to hit because of some deception, but he tends to open up early, causing inconsistent control.” according to SB Nations Drays Bay. Burke was a 2017 UTR Organizational All-Star ranking at #2, nearly missing out on the top spot occupied by 2017 “One to Watch” Travis Ott.
LHP Michel Gelabert (DSL Diamondbacks – Arizona) 21 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 3.18 ERA, Win 2-1
Rookie Leagues ; Includes GCL, AZL, Appy, Pioneer, Short-Season
Begins tonight – June 19th (Appy League)
RHP Juan Escoria (New York-Penn League Williamsport -Philadelphia) 22 years old
5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Former Yankee farmhand is back in the minors after missing the 2017 season, but now in the Phillies organization
No Games Scheduled
No Pitcher Qualified

Top Relief Pitcher Performance
RHP Lukas Schiraldi (HiA Jupiter – Miami) 24 years old
1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER,  0 BB, 2 K, 1.69 ERA

RHP Yerry Rodriguez (AZL Rangers – Texas) 20 years old
5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0.00 ERA


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