April 12, 2019 – Under the Radar Pitcher Performances

 
TOP NL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE
 
RHP  Alex Manasa (LoA Greensboro – Pittsburgh) 21 year old
5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0.93 ERA
  • This season seems to ring of a theme, this far. Manasa is another pitching convert (outfielder) that the Pirates took a flyer in the 11th round in 2017. The very projectable 6′ 4″ 195 lbs right-hander had very limited experience on the bump during his high school and college days. The work-in-progress Manasa is very athletic and Pirates noticed that he’s already a polished strike thrower that only needs future molding and refinement. Last night against the Yankees LoA club (Charleston), Manasa struck out 11 hitters (career-high) over 4.2 innings, tossing 70% of his pitches for strikes.

TOP AL UTR PITCHING PERFORMANCE

LHP Kris Bubic (LoA Lexington – Kansas City) 21 years old
6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 K, 3.27 ERA, Win 1-0
  • Bubic was one of many high-profile collegiate arms that the Royals took in the 2018 draft. The 6 ‘ 3 ” 220 lb left-hander was grabbed in the supplemental 1st round. He set the bar, not only in the Royal system, but in the minors overall, with 12 strikeouts in 6 innings. He struck out the side in 3 innings during his longest outing of his young pro career. Bubic uses a low effort delivery with deception to stature his sinking 90-94 mph fastball, that posted a 12.6 K9 rate last season in 38 innings. His true out-pitch would be the plus change-up that also features late sink.

LoA Mentions – Starters
 
RHP Grayson Rodriguez (LoA Delmarva – Baltimore) 19 years old
6 IP,  1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 2-0
 
RHP Jake Lee (LoA Burlington – Los Angeles Angels) 23 years old
5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 2.57 ERA
 

HiA Mentions – Starters
 
LHP Will Stewart (HiA Lancaster – Colorado) 21 years old
7.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1.35 ERA, Win 1-0
 
RHP Alejandro Requena (HiA Clearwater – Philadelphia) 22 years old
6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0.82 ERA
 
RHP Eli Morgan (HiA Lynchburg – Cleveland) 23 years old
5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 2-0
 
 

 
National League – Relief
 
RHP Blake Workman (LoA Kane County – Arizona) 21 years old
2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA
 
American League – Relief
 
LHP Angel Padron (LoA Greeneville – Boston) 21 years old
 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA

 

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