April 10, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Brad Zunica, 1B – LoA Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) – Midwest League – 20 yo;
    • 3-4, HR (2), 2B, 3R, 4RBi

National League: 

  • Kyle Martin, 1B – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League – 23 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2B, R, 2RBi, K
  • Zachary Coppola, RF – LoA Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI) – South Atlantic League – 21 yo;
    • 3-5, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Jiandido Tromp, CF – LoA Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI) – South Atlantic League – 22 yo;
    • 3-6, HR (1), R, 2RBi, 2K
  • Osvaldo Abreu, SS – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League – 21 yo;
    • 2-3, HR (1), 3R, RBi, 2BB
  • Jose Marmolejos-Diaz, 1B – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League – 23 yo;
    • 1-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Drew Ward, 3B – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League – 21 yo;
    • 1-3, HR (2), 2R, RBi, BB, 2K
  • Shedric Long, 2B – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League – 20 yo;
    • 2-3, HR (1), R, 3RBi
  • Troy Stokes, LF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League – 20 yo;
    • 3-3, 2 2B, 2R, SB (2)
  • Eliezer Alvarez, 2B – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League – 21 yo;
    • 1-2, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB, SB (1)
  • Domingo Leyba, SS – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – California League – 20 yo;
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, K
  • Brendan Rodgers, 2B – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – South Atlantic League – 19 yo;
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, RBi
  • Franchy Cordero, CF – HiA Lake Elsinore (SD) – California League – 21 yo;
    • 3-4, 3B, 4R, BB, K
  • Austin Allen, C – LoA Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) – Midwest League – 22 yo;
    • 3-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB
  • Jalen Miller, SS – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – South Atlantic League – 19 yo;
    • 2-5, 3B, R, 3RBi, K
  • Kelvin Beltre, 3B – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – South Atlantic League – 19 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi, 3K

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Chris Iriart, 1B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League – 21 yo;
    • 3-3, 2 HR (2), 2B, 2R, 4RBi

American League: 

  • Josh Ockimey, 1B – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – South Atlantic League – 20 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2B, R, RBi, K
  • Luis Alexander Basabe, CF – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – South Atlantic League – 19 yo;
    • 3-4, HR (1), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K
  • Joe McCarthy, 1B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League – 22 yo;
    • 3-5, 2B, 2RBi, K, 2 SB (2)
  • Tyler Sullivan, CF – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) – South Atlantic League – 23 yo;
    • 3-5, 3B, 2R, RBi
  • Zach Fish, DH – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) – South Atlantic League – 23 yo;
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi
  • D.J. Burt, 2B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – South Atlantic League – 20 yo;
    • 1-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Nick Gordon, SS – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League – 19 yo;
    • 4-6, 3 2B, R, K, SB (1)
  • Zachary Houchins, 3B – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – California League – 23 yo;
    • 1-4, HR (4), R, RBi
    • Since the inception of the UTR HOD, I’ve seen prospects make my HOD list four times in a season. Some even on five occasions. However, I don’t believe I’ve ever witnessed a prospect make the list four consecutive times, let alone the first four posts of the season. Houchins is batting .313, has seven RBi’s and four of his five hits this season have cleared the outfield wall. The former 13th rounder out of East Carolina University is no stranger to UTRMinors. He’s been an in-season Midwest League All-Star, made several previous HODs, and is an off-season LAA UTR Organizational All-Star. The consistency Houchins has displayed in his first four games is what to look for in an under the radar kid. I love what’s happening in Colorado with Trevor Story. The kid is amazing and he’s been on the UTR radar since the day he was drafted in 2011 out of Irving HS (TX). Houchins is a developing story in and of itself. It’s difficult to imagine Houchins not setting the single season UTR HOD appearance record in 2016. 
  • Tanner Lubach, C – LoA Burlington Bees (LAA) – Midwest League – 23 yo;
    • 1-3, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB, K
  • Travis Demeritte, 2B, HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – California League – 21 yo;
    • 3-4, 2 3B, R, K
  • LeDarious Clark, CF – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – South Atlantic League – 21 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, RBi, 3K, 2 SB (2)

 

 

 

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