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August 18, 2017

Weekly Wrap

August 18, 2017

by Javier Barragan


To The DL

Phillies second pick in 2016 RHP Kevin Gowdy underwent Tommy John surger, as provided by his Instagram account. Gowdy has yet to pitch this season, and has thrown nine innings as a pro, dating back to last season.

Tough week for the Blue Jays pitching development department. RHP TJ Zeuch is back on the DL. He has made several trips to and from the DL this season fighting an undisclosed injury. Also, back on the DL is LHP Justin Maese. Maese too has frequented the DL and Weekly Wrap this season. According to Keegan Matheson, MLB Blue Jays associate reporter, Maese is bothered by a shoulder injury.

Brewers CF Lewis Brinson is out 4-6 weeks with a bad hamstring strain. Brinson has played parts of this season for the major-league club.

Cubs RHP Adbert Alzolay was placed on the DL. The 22-year-old in Double-A has thrown 31 innings in five starts accumulating 27 strikeouts to 12 walks. His DRA is 4.09.

Braves LHP Ricardo Sanchez is on the DL, after leaving his most recent game after 2/3 of an inning. I caught his start prior to that against Port St. Lucie. He used a sinker sitting 91-93, topping 95, 2-7 sliders with fair bite at 81-82 mph, 1-7 curveballs also with fair bite and solid depth at 76-81 mph, and changeups with mild bottom at 83-87 mph. All these pitches showed fringe-potential, with the changeup being a tick behind in consistency presently. The control is below average, with Sanchez showing a pattern of nibbling at the corners. He has a very deceptive pick off move, which explains why he leads the Florida State League with seven balks. Working a good tempo and locating at different quadrants, the 20-year-old has fifth-starter potential.

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