June 17, 2015 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day (Opening Day – Part 2)

Looking at today’s shorter-than-usual HOD list is possibly a sign that tomorrow will be a busy day at UTRMinors.  June 18th marks Opening Day for Short Season and Rookie leagues. The Northwest League and Pioneer Leagues kick things off today with eight games on the schedule.  Jim and I have repeated many times over that the Short Season and Rookie leagues are our all-time favorites because this is where a bevy of UTR talent sits, giving us plenty of ammunition to fire at readers on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to see where teams assign their top draft picks, and how they match-up against both teammates and opponents who fell further down draft boards. These are the kids who keep our UTR blood flowing. I’m extremely excited to get started and hope our readers are just as excited to follow along.

 

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Daniel Padilla, LF – DSL Dodgers (LAD) – Dominican Summer League – 18 yo;
    • 3-4, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 3RBi 

National League: 

  • Roberto Vahlis, 1B – VSL Cubs (CHC) – Venezuelan Summer League – 21 yo;
    • 5-6, 2B, 2R, RBi 
  • Rafael Mejia, 3B – DSL Cubs (CHC) – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo;
    • 2-3, HR (2), 3R, RBi, 2BB
  • Felix Vinicio, LF – DSL Pirates (PIT) – Dominican Summer League – 20 yo;
    • 3-5, HR (1), 3R, RBi 
  • Oscar Mercado, SS – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League – 20 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 3K
  • Daniel Palka, RF – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – California League – 23 yo;
    • 2-5, 2 HR (11), 2R, 2RBi 
  • Mailon Arroyo, 3B – DSL D-backs (ARI) – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo;
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Jonah Arenado, 3B – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – South Atlantic League – 20 yo;
    • 5-5, 2B, 2R, 3RBi 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Luis Torrealba, RF-LF – VSL Tigers (DET) – Venezuelan Summer League – 18 yo;
  • 3-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K 

American League: 

  • Sam Travis, DH – Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League – 21 yo;  (2014 Org. All-Star)
    • 2-4, HR (5), 2R, 2RBi, BB 
  • Leobaldo Cabrera, RF – DSLYankees1 – Dominican Summer League – 17 yo;
    • 3-3, 3B (2), R, 4RBi 
  • Yoel Araujo, RF – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League – 21 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K, SB (5)
  • Elvis Perez, SS – DSL Indians (CLE) – Dominican Summer League – 19 yo;
    • 3-3, 2B, 3R, 2BB, SB (1) 
  • Logan Wade, 3B – HiA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Florida State League – 23 yo;
    • 2-3, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, BB 
  • J.D. Davis, 3B – HiA Lancaster JetHawks (HOU) – California League – 22 yo;  (2014 Org. All-Star)
    • 2-4, 2 HR (9), 3R, 4RBi, BB 
  • James Harris, CF – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League – 21 yo;
    • 3-5, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • Ismerling Mota, C – DSL Mariners (SEA) –  Dominican Summer League – 17 yo;
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Luis Marte, SS – HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – California League – 21 yo;
    • 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi, SB (8) 

 

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