April 7, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – Opening Day

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Opening Day of the minor league baseball season. Sitting down today to roll over stats, it seems like the off-season was a blur and the season never ended. Well, quite honestly, Jim’s and my season here never does end. Despite not posting every day material during the off-season, our minds never stop churning. In fact, in a few weeks I’ll be sharing a link with readers of a secondary blog I had to maintain during the spring semester for an Online Media Writing class. This new blog really gave me a chance to sit down and review the work Jim and I do here from a more distant microscope as we as venture into different areas of reporting, which we here at the website might explore in the future. So, that should be fun. But until then, we have the most exciting day of the UTRMinors season to celebrate: Opening Day. And hitters didn’t disappoint. Again this season, we’ll be mixing both top prospects and notspects as a measure for readers to see that no one should go unnoticed. The name of the game is production.

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So, without boring you any longer with my editorial droning, we welcome you back to our in-season feature, the bread-and-butter of our work, our UTR Players of the Day feature.

 

National League  –  Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Tito Polo, CF – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League – 21 yo.
    • 3-4, HR (1), 3B (1), 2R , RBI, K

National League

  • Sean Godfrey, DH – HiA Carolina Muscats (ATL) – Carolina League. – 24 yo.
    • 2-4, HR (1), 3B (1), 2R, 2RBi, K
  • Ray-Patrick Didder, RF – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League – 21 yo.
    • 2-4, 3B (1), 2R, 2 RBi, BB, K
  • Ahmed Rosario, SS – HiA St. Lucie Mets (NYM) – Florida State League – 20 yo.
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2R, RBi, SB (1), 2K
  • Deivi Grullon, C – LoA Lakewood Blueclaws (PHI) – Sally League – 20 yo.
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2B (1), R, RBi, K
  • Drew Ward, 3B – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League – 21 yo.
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R , RBi, K
  • Dustin DeMuth, 1B – HiA Brevard County Manatees (MIL) – Florida State League – 24 yo.
    • 2-5, HR (1), R, 2 RBi
  • Jordan Luplow, LF – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League – 22 yo.
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 3 RBi, K
  • Chuck Taylor, LF – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – California League – 22 yo.
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2B, R, RBi, 3K
  • Forrest Wall, 2B – HiA Modesto Nuts (COL) – California League – 20 yo.
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB, 2K
  • Ty France, 3B-1B – LoA Fort Wayne Tincaps (SD) – Midwest League – 21 yo.
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (1)

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Travis Demeritte, 2B – HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – California League – 21 yo.
    • 3-4, 2 HR (2), 3R, 4RBi

American League

  • Andrew Benintendi, CF – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League – 21 yo.
    • 4-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Jorge Mateo, SS – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League – 20 yo.
    •  3-5, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K, SB (1)
  • Santiago Nessy, C – Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League – 23 yo.
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, RBi, K
  • Jake Cronenworth, SS – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League – 22 yo.
    • 2-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, SB (1)
  • Kevin Padlo, 3B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League – 19 yo.
    • 1-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi, 2BB, K
  • Hunter Jones, CF – HiA Winston-Salem Dash (CWS) – Carolina League – 24 yo.
    • 2-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, K, 2 SB (2)
  • Brett Austin, C – HiA Winston-Salem Dash (CWS) – Carolina League – 23 yo.
    • 2-7, HR (1), R, 4RBi, K
  • Greg Allen, CF – HiA Lynchburg Hellcats (CLE) – Carolina League – 23 yo.
    • 4-5, 2R, BB, 2 SB (2)
  • Anthony Santander, DH – HiA Lynchburg Hellcats (CLE) – Carolina League – 21 yo.
    • 3-6, HR (1), R, RBi, BB, K
  • Willi Castro, SS – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League – 18 yo.
    • 3-5, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K
  • Chris Paul, 3B – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League – 23 yo.
    • 3-4, 3B, 3R, 3RBi, BB
  • A.J. Murray, C – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League – 23 yo.
    • 2-5, HR (1), R, 3RBi, 2K
  • James Harris, CF – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – California League – 22 yo.
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi,, K
  • Tyler Marincov, LF – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – California League – 24 yo.
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 3RBi
  • Andy Ibanez, DH – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League – 23 yo.
    • 4-5, 3B, 4RBi, SB (1)
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