June 28, 2018 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

Excuse the lateness of my posting for today, as I got caught-up in the Comcast outing that occurred while I was entering today’s info. My schedule for this afternoon and early evening took me away from my laptop….so I’m just returning to complete my work.
LHP Anthony Kay (LoA Columbia – New York Mets) 23 years old
6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER,  0 BB, 11 K, 4.54 ERA, Win 4-4
  • Its been an up-and-down season for the Mets top pick from 2016. In five of his 13 starts, Kay has allowed four or more earned runs. But all that can be overlooked, as it’s the southpaw’s pro debut season since returning from Tommy John surgery after the draft. On the other hand, five of his starts consisted of either the one run or shutout variety. Last night’s 11 strikeouts is a career-high and increases his season tally to 78 in 69.1 innings.
LHP Juan Hillman (LoA Lake County – Cleveland) 21 years old
8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 5.45 ERA
  • Hillman is another top pick having a rough season, but unlike Kay above, the 2nd rounder from 2015 is repeating at LoA Lake County. Good news is that Hillman has pieced together decent back-to-back starts, including snapping a 8-game losing streak. Over those starts, the 6’2″ 185 lb lefty posted a 2.03 ERA (3 ER in 13.1 IP) with 12 strikeouts and 3 walks.
RHP Wilbur Perez (DSL Brewers – Milwaukee) 20 years old
6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 K, 1.04 ERA, Win 4-0
Rookie Leagues: Includes GCL, AZL, Appy, Pioneer, Short-Season
RHP Luis Oviedo (NY-Penn League Mahoning Valley – Cleveland) 19 years old
6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K, 0.56 ERA, Win 2-0
  • Stock ticker for Oviedo receives a huge spike. This makes back-to-back to mentions and scoreless six inning outings for the lanky (6’4″ 170 lb) righty.
LHP Josh Fleming (Bowling Green – Tampa Bay) 22 years old
7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1.19 ERA, Win 5-1
RHP Alec Bettinger (Carolina – Milwaukee) 22 years old
6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2.12 ERA, Win 1-1

Top Relief Pitcher Performance
RHP Demarcus Evans (LoA Hickory – Texas) 21 years old
2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER,  0 BB, 6 K, 2.83 ERA, Win 1-0
LHP Taylor Varnell (AZL White Sox – Chicago) 23 years old
5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 1-0


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