2016 UTR Off-Season Begins

First of all, I want to thank everyone for checking in with us everyday since the beginning of the minor league regular season back in early April.

Jim and I have offered up the best pitching and hitting lines each day since the start of the season, and it’s that time of year where we close the books on another in-season and begin our off-season work. If you haven’t noticed, Jim’s last Pitcher Performance post was last Monday while my final Top Hitters of the Day post was yesterday.

Despite the minor league regular season ending in early September, the few weeks we choose to take off helps us prepare our off-season spreadsheets and fine-tune any new metrics we’ve worked on throughout the regular season.  Jim has already begun his off-season work while I’ve created a new spreadsheet which will help streamline both individual team and league information. I plan to test out the new versions hoping everything goes smoothly before I start plugging in final season team and individual hitter stats.

I’m confident that despite this year being a bit of an off-year for UTR hitters, I’ll find my fair share of UTR darlings. In fact, just based off my daily THOD posts, both Short Season leagues (NYPL and NW) as well as the Rookie leagues (APPY and PIO) will boast a bevy of young hitters most deep dynasty leaguers will want to grab in their pre-season rookie drafts.

So, with that said, look for our Organizational All-Star posting schedule. As in year’s past, we begin in October and conclude this popular off-season series in March, which is right on the heels of most fantasy drafts. As we draw closer, Jim and I will post a more detailed schedule informing readers which league, divisions and teams we will be posting and when. As well as the OAS series, keep an eye out for our “Ones to Watch” post which is a list of kids Jim and I feel could have a breakout season in 2017.

Thank you all once again for following us all season long. We couldn’t do what we do without you. And stay tuned for our off-season Organizational All-Star series.

Marc

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August 21, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Jose Gomez, 2B – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League/South – 19 yo; 
    • 2013 – International free-agent signee – Caracas, Venezuela
    • 4-5, 2 HR (3), 3R, 4RBi, SB (18) 

National League: 

  • Zach Coppola, CF – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 4-5, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, SB (3/14) 
  • Chace Numata, C – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League/North – 24 yo; 
    • 5-6, 3R, 2RBi
  • Austin Davidson, 3B – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League/Northern – 23 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (4/9), 2R, RBi, BB, K 
  • Ian Rice, DH – HiA Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) – Carolina League/Southern – 23 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (6/15), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Mitch Piatnik, RF – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League/Eastern – 21 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (3/3), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Montrell Marshall, 1B – Rookie Billings Mustangs (CIN) – Pioneer League/North – 20 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Michael Beltre, RF – Rookie Billings Mustangs (CIN) – Pioneer League/North – 21 yo; 
    • 1-4, HR (1/1), R, 4RBi, BB
  • Tommy Edman, SS – SS State College Spikes (STL) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB 
  • Paxton De La Garza, 2B – Rookie Missoula Osprey (ARI) – Pioneer League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (1/2), R, 6RBi, BB, K 
  • Drew Weeks, RF – HiA Modesto Nuts (COL) – Cal League/North – 23 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (8), 3B, 2R, RBi, K 
  • Ibandel Isabel, 1B – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League/Eastern – 21 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (5/10), 2R, 2RBi, BB

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Tyler Hill, LF – SS Lowell Spinners (BOS) – New York-Penn League/Stedler – 20 yo; 
    • 2014 – 19th round – Delaware Military Academy, Wilmington, DE
    • 4-5, HR (4), 2 2B, 3R, 4RBi, SB (11) 

American League: 

  • Bryan Hudson, CF – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League/Southern – 21 yo; 
    • 3-5, 3B, 2R, RBi, 3 SB (25) 
  • Rashad Crawford, RF – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (2/5), R, 4RBi
  • Alexander Palma, LF – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League/Southern – 20 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Dickie Joe Thon, SS – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North – 24 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (9), 3R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Lance Jones, RF – Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays (TOR) – Appy League/East – 23 yo; 
    • 1-1, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (10) 
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B – Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays (TOR) – Appy League/East – 17 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (8), R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Jose Medina, 1B – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League/Eastern – 21 yo; 
    • 4-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, K
  • David Edwards, 1B – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League/South – 23 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (8), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Jonathan McCray, LF – Rookie Burlington Royals (KC) – Appy League/East – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (7), 3B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Cal Jones, CF – AZL Royals (KC) – Arizona League/West – 18 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Jose Marquez, 2B – AZL Royals (KC) – Arizona League/West – 18 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 4RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Jared Walsh, 1B –  LoA Burlington Bees (LAA) – Midwest League/Western – 23 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Joe DeCarlo, 3B – HiA Bakersfield Blaze (SEA) – Cal League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 2-3, 2 HR (11), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Kristian Brito, 1B – SS Everett AquaSox (SEA) – Northwest League/North – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (6), 2R, 3RBi
  • Scott Heineman, LF – HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – Cal League/South – 23 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (16), R, 4RBi, K 

 

 

 

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August 20, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Matt Rose, 3B – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League/Eastern – 22 yo; 
    • 2015 – 11th round – Georgia State
    • 4-5, HR (11/15), 2 2B, 3R, 5RBi

National League: 

  • Ray-Patrick Didder, CF – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League/Southern – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (5), 3R, RBi, BB, 2 SB (35) 
  • Carlos Castro, DH – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League/Southern – 22 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (13), R, 4RBi, 2K 
  • Josh Tobias, 2B – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League/North – 23 yo; 
    • 4-4, 2 2B, 3R, RBi
  • Aramis Ademan, SS – DSL2 Cubs (CHC) – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo; 
    • 5-5, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, SB (17) 
  • Moises Perez, 1B – DSL Brewers (MIL) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (7), R, 4RBi, SB (5)
  • Justin Maffei, LF – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League/South – 24 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (1/1), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Andy Young, 2B – SS State College Spikes (STL) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney – 22 yo; 
    • 3-6, HR (2/2), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Vincent Jackson, CF – SS State College Spikes (STL) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney – 22 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (3), 2R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Danny Hudzina, 3B – SS State College Spikes (STL) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney – 22 yo; 
    • 2-6, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Miguel Gomez, 1B – HiA San Jose Giants (SF) – Cal League/North – 23 yo;
    • 3-3, HR (6/14), 3B, 2R, RBi, BB

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • David Edwards, 1B – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League/South – 23 yo; 
    • 2016 – Un-drafted free-agent signee – Loyola Marymount
    • 3-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, 2BB, 3 SB (8)

American League: 

  • Leonardo Molina, CF – Rookie Pulaski Yankees (NYY) – Appy League/East – 19 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (5/7), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Leobaldo Cabrera, RF – GCL Yankees West (NYY) – Gulf Coast League/Northwest – 18 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Kevin Santiago, SS – GCL Rays (TB) – Gulf Coast League/South – 18 yo; 
    • 2-2, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Pedro Diaz, RF – DSL Rays1 (TB) – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (2(, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Jorge Flores, SS – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North – 24 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (1/3), 2R, RBi, 2BB
  • Juan Kelly, 3B – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League/Eastern – 22 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (11), 2R, 4RBi, BB
  • Chavez Young, CF – GCL Blue Jays (TOR) – Gulf Coast League/Northwest – 19 yo; 
    • 3-4, 3B, 2 2B, R, RBi, BB, SB (5) 
  • Manny Olloque, 3B – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League/South – 20 yo; 
    • 4-6, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Yonny Hernandez, SS – DSL Rangers1 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 3-4, 3B, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB 

 

 

 

 

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August 19, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • DeAndre Asbury-Heath, LF – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League/West – 21 yo; 
    • 2013 – 15th round –  Brookland-Cayce HS (Cayce, SC) 
    • 5-5, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, BB 

National League: 

  • Cole Stobbe, SS – GCL Phillies (PHI) – Gulf Coast League/Northwest – 18 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB 
  • Alejandro Paulino, 3B – DSL Rojos (CIN) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo; 
    • 3-4, 3B, 3R, RBi, BB 
  • Jason Morozowski, LF – SS Hillsboro Hilltops (ARI) Northwest League/South – 22 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (7/11), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Michael Ahmed, 1B – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League/South – 24 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (16), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • David Vergel, C – DSL Yankees1 (NYY) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo; 
    • 2014 – International free-agent signee – Barquisimeto, Venezuela
    • 4-5, HR (1), R, 5RBi, K 

American League: 

  • Bobby Dalbec, 3B – SS Lowell Spinners (BOS) – New York-Penn League/Stedler – 21 yo; 
    • 4-5, HR (5), 2R, 4RBi
  • Marino Campana, RF – DSL Red Sox1 (BOS) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (2/3), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Rashad Crawford, CF – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (1/4), R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Emilio Gustave, CF – Rookie Princeton Rays (TB) – Appy League/East – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Jose Tonton, CF – GCL Rays (TB) – Gulf Coast League/South – 20 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (2), 3B, 2R, 5RBi, BB, K 
  • Brady Conlan, 3B – Rookie Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Pioneer League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (8), R, 3RBi, BB 
  • Jose Colina, C – DSL White Sox (CWS) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi
  • Emmanuel Tapia, DH – SS Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney – 20 yo; 
    • 3-5, 2 HR (6), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Moises Nunez, 1B – GCL Tigers East (DET) – Gulf Coast League/Northeast – 19 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (2/3), R, 5RBi, 2BB, SB (1/1) 
  • Nicky Lopez, SS – Rookie Burlington Royals (KC) – Appy League/East – 21 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (5), 3B, 2R, RBi
  • Khalil Lee, CF – AZL Royals (KC) – Arizona League/West – 18 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (6), 3B, 3R, 2RBi, K 
  • John Schuknecht, RF – Rookie Orem Owls (LAA) – Pioneer League/South – 22 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (1/1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K, SB (1/7) 
  • Rayneldy Rosario, CF – DSL Angels (LAA) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 3-5, 3B, 2B, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Kristian Brito, 1B – SS Everett AquaSox (SEA) – Northwest League/North – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (4), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Luke Tendler, LF – HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – Cal League/South – 24 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (21), 2B, R, 3RBi

 

 

 

 

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August 19, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Alan Sharkey, 1B – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League/Western – 22 yo; 
    • 2012 – 13th round – Coral Springs HS (Coral Springs, FL) 
    • 2-3, 2 HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, BB, K 

National League: 

  • Andres Martinez, 3B – SS Auburn Doubledays (WAS) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney – 21 yo; 
    • 4-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Carter Kieboom, SS – GCL Nationals (WAS) – Gulf Coast League/East – 18 yo; 
    • 1-3, HR (4), 2R, 3RBi, SB (1) 
  • Juan Soto, RF – GCL Nationals (WAS) – Gulf Coast League/East – 18 yo; 
    • 3-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, SB (4) 
  • Isan Diaz, 2B – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League/Western – 20 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (19), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Kevin Kramer, 3B – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League/South – 22 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (4), 2R, 3RBi
  • Jhoan Herrera, 1B – Rookie Bristol Pirates (PIT) – Appy League/West – 21 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • DeAndre Asbury-Heath, CF – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League/West – 21 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi 
  • Starlin Balbuena, 3B – GCL Cardinals (STL) – Gulf Coast League/East – 18 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (3), R, 4RBi
  • Jason Morozowski, RF – SS Hillsboro Hilltops (ARI) Northwest League/South – 22 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (6/10), 2B, 2R, 4RBi
  • Luis Lara, 3B – DSL D-backs (ARI) – Dominican Summer League – 21 yo; 
    • 2-2, HR (6), R, 4RBi, BB 
  • Brendan Rodgers, SS – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League/Southern – 20 yo; 
    • 3-3, 2 HR (18), 4R, 4RBi, BB 
  • D.J. Peters, CF – Rookie Ogden Raptors (LAD) – Pioneer League/South – 20 yo; 
    • 2-5, 2 2B, R, 6RBi
  • Hendrik Clementina, 1B – AZL Dodgers (LAD) – Arizona League/Central – 19 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (4), 3R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Chris Mattison, DH – SS Tri-City Dust Devils (SD) – Northwest League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Bryant Aragon, C – AZL Padres (SD) – Arizona League/West – 18 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (1/3), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • T.J. Bennett, 2B – HiA San Jose Giants (SF) – Cal League/North – 24 yo; 
    • 3-5, 2 HR (7/7), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Gio Brusa, LF – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest Leagu/South – 23 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (8), 2R, 3RBi, K 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Drew Ferguson, CF – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (HOU) – Cal League/South – 24 yo; 
    • 2015 – 19th round – Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
    • 5-6, 3 HR (14), 2B, 4R, 4RBi, 2BB (*double header*) 

American League: 

  • DJ Stewart, LF – HiA Frederick Keys (BAL) – Carolina League/Northern – 22 yo; 
    • 3-3, HR (3/7), 2R, RBi, BB
  • Bobby Dalbec, 3B – SS Lowell Spinners (BOS) – New York-Penn League/Stedler – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (4), 2R, 3RBi
  • Samuel Miranda, C – GCL Red Sox (BOS) – Gulf Coast League/South – 18 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2B, R, 4RBi, BB
  • Dermis Garcia, 3B – Rookie Pulaski Yankees (NYY) – Appy League/East – 18 yo; 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Isiah Gilliam, RF – Rookie Pulaski Yankees (NYY) – Appy League/East – 20 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (9), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Bradley Jones, 1B – Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays (TOR) – Appy League/East – 21 yo; 
    • 2-6, 2 2B, R, 5RBi, K 
  • Chad Sedio, SS – GCL Tigers West (DET) – Gulf Coast League/Northwest – 22 yo; 
    • 3-4, 3B, 2R, RBi, BB, SB (8) 
  • Chase Vallot, DH – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern – 19 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (11/13), 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Travis Maezes, 3B-2B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern – 22 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (14), 2 2B, 3R, 4RBi, K 
  • Christian Correa, C – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (HOU) – Cal League/South – 23 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (2/3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB 
  • Taylor Ward, C – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League/South – 22 yo; 
    • 2-3, 2 HR (6), 3R, 4RBi, 2BB 
  • Michael Strentz, DH – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League/South – 24 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (6/6), R, 4RBi, 2K 
  • Gianfranco Wawoe, 2B – HiA Bakersfield Blaze (SEA) – Cal League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 2-5, 2 2B, R, 5RBi 
  • Nick Zammarelli, 3B – SS Everett AquaSox (SEA) – Northwest League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 4-5, 2 2B, R, 5RBi, K 
  • Christopher Torres, SS – AZL Mariners (SEA) – Arizona League/West – 18 yo; 
    • 3-6, 3B, R, 3RBi, 2K
  • Jose Trevino, C – HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – Cal League/South – 23 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (8), 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • LeDarious Clark, RF – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League/Northern – 22 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (10/11), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (20) 
  • Starling Joseph, RF – DSL Rangers2 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (5), 3R, 2RBi, BB, SB (13) 

 

 

 

 

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August 17, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*The Appalachian League had a scheduled day off*

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Isaac Paredes, SS – AZL Cubs (CHC) – Arizona League/East – 17 yo; 
    • 2016 – International free-agent signee – Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2 2B, 2R, 5RBi

National League: 

  • Anthony Concepcion, LF – GCL Braves (ATL) – Gulf Coast League/Northeast – 21 yo; 
    • 3-3, HR (4), R, 3RBi, BB 
  • Yeral Encarnacion, RF – DSL Marlins (MIA) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 4-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBi
  • Joe Tuschak, RF – LoA Columbia Fireflies (NYM) – Sally League/Southern – 23 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Tolly Filotei, RF-CF – AZL Cubs (CHC) – Arizona League/East – 20 yo; 
    • 3-4, 4R, 2RBi, 2BB, SB (2) 
  • Gustavo Polanco, DH – AZL Cubs (CHC) – Arizona League/East – 19 yo; 
    • 3-6, 3 2B, 2R, 4RBi
  • Taylor Trammell, LF – Rookie Billings Mustangs (CIN) – Pioneer League/North – 18 yo; 
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB, K, 2 SB (19) 
  • Trent Clark, CF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League/Western – 19 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 3BB, K 
  • Andy Yerzy, DH – AZL D-backs (ARI) – Arizona League/East – 18 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (1/1), 2R, 3RBi
  • Dom Nunez, C – HiA Modesto Nuts (COL) – Cal League/North – 21 yo; 
    • 3-3, HR (9), R, 3RBi
  • Cole Anderson, LF – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League/South – 19 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Luke Raley, LF – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League/Eastern – 21 yo; 
    • 3-6, HR (2/4), 2 2B, 2R, BB, K 
  • Kelvin Melean, SS – DSL Padres (SD) – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo; 
    • 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (9)
  • Heath Quinn, RF – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest Leagu/South – 21 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (6/6), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Chavez Young, CF – GCL Blue Jays (TOR) – Gulf Coast League/Northwest – 19 yo; 
    • 2016 – 39th round – Faith Baptist Christian Academy (Ludowici, GA) 
    • 4-5, 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB, K, 3 SB (4) 

American League: 

  • Zach Remillard, 3B – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CHW) – Sally League/Northern – 22 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (3/5), 2R, 2RBi
  • Trevin Sonnier, CF – AZL White Sox (CWS) – Arizona League/Central – 24 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi
  • Ramon Beltre, SS – DSL White Sox (CWS) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (4), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • A.J. Simcox, SS – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 4-5, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, K 
  • Zac Shepherd, 3B – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League/North – 20 yo; 
    • 1-3, HR (14), R, 3RBi, 3BB, K 
  • Will Allen, DH – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League/Eastern – 24 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2 2B, 3R, 3BB, K 
  • Tanner English, CF – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League/South – 23 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (3/4), 3B, R, 2RBi, K 
  • Michael Hermosillo, CF – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League/South – 21 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (3/5), 2B, 3R, RBi, K 
  • Jordan Serena, 3B – LoA Burlington Bees (LAA) – Midwest League/Western – 24 yo; 
    • 3-5, 3 2B, 3R, 2RBi
  • Gianfranco Wawoe, 2B – HiA Bakersfield Blaze (SEA) – Cal League/North – 22 yo; 
    • 3-5, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 2RBi

 

 

 

 

 

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August 16, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Casey Hughston, CF – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League/Northern – 22 yo; 
    • 2015 – 3rd round – Alabama
    • 4-5, HR (9), 2 2B, 4R, 2RBi, BB, SB (12) 

National League: 

  • Yoeli Lopez, CF – DSL Braves (ATL) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo; 
    • 1-2, HR (3), R, 3RBi, 2BB, SB (7) 
  • Vicente Lupo, LF – LoA Columbia Fireflies (NYM) – Sally League/Southern – 22 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (2/2), 2B, 3R, 4RBi
  • Jeremy Wolf, 1B – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League/West – 22 yo; 
    • 2-3, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Logan Hill, LF – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League/Northern – 23 yo; 
    • 2-5, 2 HR (4/4), 2R, 5RBi, 2K
  • Andrew Knizner, DH – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League/West – 21 yo; 
    • 3-6, HR (4), 2B, 3R, 5RBi
  • Jonathan Rivera, LF – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League/West – 19 yo; 
    • 2-5, HR (2), R, 4RBi 
  • Luis Alejandro Basabe, DH – LoA Kane County Cougers (ARI) – Midwest League/Western – 19 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (1/5), 3B, 2R, 4RBi, K
  • Brendan Rodgers, SS – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League/Southern – 20 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (16), 2B, 2R, RBi, K, SB (5) 
  • Luis Castro, 1B – SS Boise Hawks (COL) – Northwest League/South – 20 yo; 
    • 1-2, HR (6), 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, SB (8) 
  • Hunter Melton, 1B – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League/South – 22 yo; 
    • 2-2, HR (4), 2R, RBi, 2BB
  • Erick Mejia, SS – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League/South – 21 yo; 
    • 2-4, 3B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, SB (20) 
  • Brendon Davis, 3B – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League/Eastern – 19 yo; 
    • 3-5, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB 
  • Ibandel Isabel, 1B – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League/Eastern – 21 yo; 
    • 3-6, HR (3/8), 3B, 3R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Logan Landon, CF – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League/Eastern – 23 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (8), R, 3RBi, 2BB
  • Chris Baker, SS – SS Tri-City Dust Devils (SD) – Northwest League/North – 21 yo; 
    • 3-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBi 
  • Andres Angulo, C – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo; 
    • 1-5, HR (1), 2R, 5RBi 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Mike Hill, 3B – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League/Northern – 24 yo;
    • 2014 – 22nd round – Long Beach State (CA) 
    • 3-3, 2 HR (2/8), 3R, 4RBi, BB 

American League: 

  • Gonzalo Galastica, 2B – DSL Orioles1 (BAL) – Dominican Summer League – 20 yo; 
    • 3-5, 3B, 2R, RBi, K, 2 SB (8) 
    • *One of the better names in all the minors* 
  • Rafael Devers, 3B – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League/Southern – 19 yo; 
    • 4-6, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, K, SB (14) 
  • Ryan McBroom, 1B – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North – 24 yo; 
    • 4-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Claudio Bautista, 2B – HiA Lynchburg Hillcats (CLE) – Carolina League/Northern – 22 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (6/7), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Ben Verlander, DH – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League/North – 24 yo; 
    • 4-4, 4 2B, R, 3RBi
  • Jose Caraballo, RF – DSL Royals (KC) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo; 
    • 3-4, 2 HR (5), 2R, 2RBi
  • Zander Wiel, 1B – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western – 23 yo; 
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Sam McDonnell, RF – Rookie Orem Owls (LAA) – Pioneer League/South – 21 yo; 
    • 3-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Rafioby Urena, 1B – DSL Athletics (OAK) – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo; 
    • 3-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Juremi Profar, 3B – HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – Cal League/South – 20 yo; 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (10), 2R, 3RBi, K
  • Anderson Tejeda, SS – SS Spokane Indians (TEX) – Northwest League/North – 18 yo; 
    • 2-4, HR (3/5), 3B, 2R, 4RBi

 

 

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