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#1 Puckett34

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:22 PM

Age: 22 (DOB: 10/5/95)
2017 Stats (A+/AA): 157 IP, 2.12 ERA, 142/41 K/BB, 1.12 WHIP
ETA: 2018
2017 Ranking: NR

 

Exactly one half of the trade that also netted the Twins Dietrich Enns, in exchange for Twins Legend, Jaime Garcia, Littell is seemingly the better prospect between Enns and himself.In 2017, to say Littell had a solid season would be a understatement, compiling a 19-1 record with 157 IP, 2.12 ERA, 142/41 K/BB, 1.12 WHIP across A+ and AA ball.Plus, he has a pretty stellar beard as seen in the video.

 

Scouting Report per Baseball America: 

 

An 11th-round pick in 2013 out of Mebane, N.C., Littell signed with the Mariners for $100,000 rather than attend Appalachian State. He was traded to the Yankees last December for lefthanded reliever James Pazos and had a standout season in his time in the Yankees organization. Littell is not overpowering, pitching mostly at 89-91 mph, but shows great feel to pitch. He throws a two-seam and four-seam fastball, which he spots well to both sides, and shows no fear of pitching inside, despite non-elite velocity. His curveball is his go-to pitch, with 11-to-5 shape and good depth beneath the zone, drawing swings and misses. His slider has some depth but can be inconsistent and the changeup has some fading action. Scouts are split on whether Littell is a starter in the long-term because of his velocity and that his fastball can get flat when it's up in the zone.

 

 

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Edited by Puckett34, 11 March 2018 - 01:23 PM.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:21 PM

Littell started for the Chattanooga Lookouts yesterday (4/5) with a line of 4.1 IP, 5 Hits, 2 Walks, 2 Runs (2 Earned), and 7 strikeouts.

 

 

Look(out) for this righty to improve on his start to the 2018 season

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:23 AM

Littell took the loss on 4/11 for the Lookouts.His line was 4 IP, 7 Hits, 1 Walk, 3 Runs (3 Earned), and 10 strikeouts.

 

 

 

Cumulative 2018 Stats:(0-1, 5.40 ERA) 2 Starts, 8.1 IP, 12 H, 3 BB, 17 K's,1.80 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, 18.4 K/9

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:19 AM

nice K/9 innings. wonder if he could turn into a bullpen arm.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:26 PM

Littell had a no decision on 4/17 for the Lookouts.   Probably his best start to the young season as he retired nine of the first 10 hitters he faced.  His line was 5.2 IP, 3 Hits, 1 Walk, 3 Runs (3 Earned), and 8 strikeouts.  

 

 

Cumulative 2018 Stats:(0-1, 3.86 ERA) 3 Starts, 14 IP, 15 H, 4 BB, 25 K's, 1.357 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9, 16.1 K/9

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:27 AM

Littell took the loss for the Lookouts on 4/23.Looking to build on his previous start, Littell struggled a bit. His line was 4.1 IP, 7 Hits, 1 Walk, 6 Runs (6 Earned), and 4 strikeouts. 

 

Cumulative 2018 Stats:(0-2, 5.89 ERA) 4 Starts, 18.1 IP, 22 H, 5 BB, 29 K's, 1.473 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, 14.2 K/9

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:36 AM

Littell took the loss for the Lookouts on 4/29.  Littell struggled a bit, but was better than his previous outing.  His line was 4.2 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Walk, 3 Runs (3 Earned), and 3 strikeouts.

Cumulative 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 Starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K/9

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 05:28 PM

Littell was promoted to AAA Rotchester on 5/4 from Chattanooga

 

Littell got his first win of the season for the Rotchester today (5/5/2018). Seeking improvement on his previous two starts, Littell turned in a solid performance. His line was 6.0 IP, 2 Hits, 4 Walk, 0 Runs (0 Earned), and 6 strikeouts.

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 Starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rotchester 2018 Stats:(1-0, 0.00 ERA) 1 Starts, 6 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 6 K's, 1.00 WHIP, 6 BB/9, 9 K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-3, 4.66 ERA) 5 Starts, 29 IP, 30 H, 11 BB, 38 K's, 1.41 WHIP, 3.4 BB/9, 11.8 K/9

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

Littell took a no decision on 5/11/2018.Littell turned in a good performance. His line was 6.0 IP, 2 Hits, 2 Walks, 1 Runs (1 Earned), and 8 strikeouts.Game score was 70

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 Starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rotchester 2018 Stats:(1-0, 0.75 ERA) 2 Starts, 12 IP, 4 H, 6 BB, 14 K's, 0.83 WHIP, 4.5 BB/9, 10.5 K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-3, 4.11 ERA) 6 Starts, 35 IP, 32 H, 13 BB, 46 K's, 1.286 WHIP, 3.3 BB/9, 11.8 K/9

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

Littell took pitched in relief on 5/17. Littell turned in a good performance. His line was 4.0 IP, 5 Hits, 1 Walks, 2 Runs (2 Earned), and 3 strikeouts.

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 Starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rochester 2018 Stats:(1-0, 1.69 ERA) 3 appearances with 2 Starts, 16 IP, 9 H, 7 BB, 17 K's, 1.000 WHIP, 3.9 BB/9, 9.6 K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-3, 4.15 ERA) 8 appearances with 7 starts, 39 IP, 37 H, 14 BB, 49 K's, 1.308 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, 11.3 K/9

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:34 AM

Sorry for the delay in updating Littell's games.  Have been on vacation and laptop not working right, wasn't able to update from home.  So here I am wasting company time.  haha.

 

Since my last update Littell had two solid starts

 

5/23 Line:  6.0 IP, 5 Hits, 1 Walks, 2 Runs (2 Earned), and 7 strikeouts.

 

5/28 Line:  6.0 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Walks, 3 Runs (3 Earned), and 6 strikeouts.

 


Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

Cumulative Rochester 2018 Stats:(1-1, 2.57 ERA) 5 appearances with 4 starts, 28 IP, 20 H, 10 BB, 30 K's, 1.071 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, 9.6 K/9

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-4, 4.06 ERA) 10 appearances with 9 starts, 51 IP, 48 H, 17 BB, 62 K's, 1.275 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9, 10.9 K/9

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:36 PM

According to Darren Wolfson, Littell is getting the call to start one of the games in the doubleheader with the White Sox on Tuesday.

 

 

https://twitter.com/...128229149003776

 

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:34 AM

Since my last update, Littell has made 3 starts.1 start with the big club, got roughed up and two more after for the Red Wings.

 

6/5 (for Minnesota) Line:3.0 IP, 6 Hits, 4 Walks, 6 Runs (6 Earned), and 1 strikeout.

 

6/10 (Rochester) Line:4.0 IP, 5 Hits, 4 Walks, 4 Runs (4 Earned), and 3 strikeouts.

 

6/15 (Rochester) Line:  5.2 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Walks, 3 Runs (3 Earned), and 4 strikeouts.

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rochester 2018 Stats:(1-3, 3.58 ERA) 7 appearances with 6 starts, 37.2 IP, 31 H, 16 BB, 37 K's, 1.248 WHIP, 3.8 BB/9, 8.8 K/9

 

Cumulative MLB 2018 Stats:(0-1, 18.00 ERA) 1 appearances with 1 starts, 3 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 1 K's, 3.333 WHIP, 12.0 BB/9, 3.0 K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-6, 4.45 ERA) 12 appearances with 11 starts, 60.2 IP, 59 H, 23 BB, 69 K's, 1.352 WHIP, 3.4 BB/9, 10.2 K/9

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:20 PM

Littell had 1 start since my last update and it was a good one.Littell took a no decision on 6/21 with a line of:

 

6.2 IP, 4 Hits, 1 Walks, 0 Runs (0 Earned), and 6 strikeout.

 

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rochester 2018 Stats:(1-3, 3.05 ERA) 8 appearances with 7 starts, 44.1 IP, 35 H, 17 BB, 43 K's, 1.173 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, 8.7 K/9

 

Cumulative MLB 2018 Stats:(0-1, 18.00 ERA) 1 appearances with 1 starts, 3 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 1 K's, 3.333 WHIP, 12.0 BB/9, 3.0 K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-6, 4.01 ERA) 13 appearances with 12 starts, 67.1 IP, 63 H, 24 BB, 75 K's, 1.292 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, 10.0 K/9

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:08 AM

Littell started on 6/26 and it was a good one albeit getting hit around a bit. 

 

6.2 IP, 9 Hits, 1 Walks, 2 Runs (2 Earned), and 4 strikeouts.

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rochester 2018 Stats:(1-3, 3.00 ERA) 9 appearances with 8 starts, 51 IP, 44 H, 18 BB, 47 K's, 1.216 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9, 8.3 K/9

 

Cumulative MLB 2018 Stats:(0-1, 18.00 ERA) 1 appearances with 1 starts, 3 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 1 K's, 3.333 WHIP, 12.0 BB/9, 3.0 K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-6, 3.89 ERA) 14 appearances with 13 starts, 74 IP, 72 H, 25 BB, 79 K's, 1.311 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9, 9.6 K/9

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:19 AM

Apology's for my slacking off.Life got in the way for a while for me to update my prospects.Since my sabbatical, Littell has made 3 appearances for Rochester and made a relief appearance for the big club.

 

Here are his lines:

 

7/2: relief appearance for the Twins0.1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K's

 

7/7: Start for Rochester 6 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K's

 

7/16: Start for Rochester 4.1 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 K's

 

7/22: Bullpenning game for Rochester 5.2 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 4 K's

 

 

 

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rochester 2018 Stats:(1-4, 3.67 ERA) 12 appearances with 10 starts, 67 IP, 61 H, 27 BB, 61 K's, 1.313 WHIP, 3.6 BB/9, 8.2 K/9

 

Cumulative MLB 2018 Stats:(0-2, 18.90 ERA) 2 appearances with 1 starts, 3.1 IP, 7 H, 6 BB, 1 K's, 3.333 WHIP, 16.2 BB/9, 2.7K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (1-7, 4.20 ERA) 17 appearances with 15 starts, 90 IP, 89 H, 34 BB, 93 K's, 1.367 WHIP, 3.4 BB/9, 9.3 K/9

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:08 AM

Littell has made 3 appearances since my last update.2 starts and another bullpenning game

 

 

 

7/27: Bullpenning game for Rochester: 5 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 6 K's, picked up the win

 

8/1: Start for Rochester:6 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K's, picked up the win

 

8/7: Start for Rochester:4.2 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 3 K's, took the loss

 

 

Cumulative Chattanooga 2018 Stats:(0-3, 5.87 ERA) 5 starts, 23 IP, 28 H, 7 BB, 32 K's, 1.522 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 12.5 K

 

Cumulative Rochester 2018 Stats:(3-5, 3.59 ERA) 15 appearances with 12 starts, 82.2 IP, 74 H, 38 BB, 73 K's, 1.355 WHIP, 4.1 BB/9, 7.9 K/9

 

Cumulative MLB 2018 Stats:(0-2, 18.90 ERA) 2 appearances with 1 starts, 3.1 IP, 7 H, 6 BB, 1 K's, 3.333 WHIP, 16.2 BB/9, 2.7 K/9

 

Cumulative Minors 2018 Stats: (3-8, 4.09 ERA) 20 appearances with 17 starts, 105.2 IP, 102 H, 45 BB, 105 K's, 1.391 WHIP, 3.8 BB/9, 8.9 K/9

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