Cody Scarpetta, RHP, Atlanta Braves (Carolina League)
2014 Stats: 3 GS, 1.89 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 19 IP, 12 H, 5 BB, 15 K
Milwaukee's 11th-round selection in the 2007 draft, Scarpetta underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012, was released after the 2013 season and found himself pitching for the independent Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League to start 2014. Despite posting a 5.13 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in eight starts, Atlanta took a flier on the 25-year-old.
Scarpetta has been impressive through three starts, never more so than in his latest outing, when he took a perfect game into the sixth inning and finished his day having thrown seven scoreless, no-hit frames, walking one batter (hitting another) and striking out seven en route to Lancaster recording its second straight no-hitter.
Lindsey Caughel, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (Midwest League)
2014 Stats: 9 G (7 GS), 3.81 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 52 IP, 59 H, 6 BB, 45 K
Caughel has been dealing since returning from an unspecified injury that cost him more than a month of the regular season, tossing 13 innings of one-run ball, scattering eight hits, walking one and fanning 13. Los Angeles' 23rd-round pick in the 2012 draft, the 23-year-old isn't overpowering, but he's fearless, attacking the strike zone with regularity.
Luis Severino, RHP, New York Yankees (Florida State League)
2014 Stats: 2 GS, 2.53 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, 10.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 14 K
After failing to escape the fifth inning in his High-A debut on June 20, it looked as if the three-pitch mix that made Severino the Yankees No. 9 prospect, according to Baseball America, wasn't quite ready for advanced competition. But the 20-year-old left little doubt that he's ready for the next step in his development his next time out, tossing six no-hit innings with one walk and six strikeouts.
Promoted to High-A Tampa after an impressive start to the season with Single-A Charleston (14 GS, 2.79 ERA, 1.14 WHIP), Severino could get a taste of Double-A before the season ends thanks to phenomenal command and an innate ability to miss bats.
Dylan Unsworth, RHP, Seattle Mariners (California League)
2014 Stats: 15 GS, 6.93 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 75.1 IP, 101 H, 13 BB, 69 K
Signed out of a South African high school as a 17-year-old in 2010, Unsworth has routinely been one of the younger players at whichever level he's played at. That trend has continued in 2014, and the now 21-year-old looks overmatched against advanced competition. Unsworth has allowed 22 earned runs and 28 hits, including six home runs, over his last four starts (21 IP).