May 6, 2016 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Grant Heyman, LF – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League/North – 22 yo;
    • 3-5, HR (1/1), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K
    • I take special interest in the 6’4″ – 220 lb., 8th rounder out of the College of Southern Nevada (the same junior college that produced National’s phenom and reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper). Not only because he’s hitting over .300 for the Rawhide, but more so because he’s a Rochester, NY native having graduated from Pittsford Sutherland HS (2012). 

National League: 

  • Derek Campbell, RF-LF – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League/North – 24 yo;
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, 3RBi, BB
  • Emmanuel Marrero, SS-2B – LoA Lakewood Blue Claws (PHI) – Sally League/Northern – 22 yo;
    • 4-5, 2B, 3R, RBi, K
  • Jose Pujols, RF – LoA Lakewood Blue Claws (PHI) – Sally League/Northern – 20 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (6), R, 2RBi, 2K
  • Damek Tomscha, LF – LoA Lakewood Blue Claws (PHI) – Sally League/Northern – 24 yo;
    • 2-5, HR (2/2), R, 2RBi
  • Dawel Lugo, 3B – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League/North – 21 yo;
    • 4-5, 3R
    • Lugo, a 2011 signee out of the Dominican Republic, has raised his batting average 60 points by collecting at 2 or more hits in four out of his last six games (12-25) along with 9 runs scored.   
  • Victor Reyes, RF – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League/North – 21 yo;
    • 3-5, 3B, 2R, RBi, K

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • B.J. Boyd, CF – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League/North – 22 yo;
    • 4-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB

American League: 

  • Steve Laurino, 1B – LoA Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL) – Sally League/Northern – 23 yo;
    • 3-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Yoan Moncada, 2B – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League/Southern – 20 yo;
    • 1-4, HR (2), 2R, RBi, BB, K
  • Andrew Benintendi, CF – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League/Southern – 21 yo;
    • 2-4, 2R, 2RBi, BB, SB (7)
  • Rafael Devers, 3B – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League/Southern – 19 yo;
    • 1-3, R, 3RBi, 2BB, SB (4)
  • Chris Gittens, 1B – LoA Charleston Riverdogs (NYY) – Sally League/Southern – 22 yo;
    • 1-3, HR (2), R, 2RBi, BB
  • David Rodriguez, DH – LoA Bowling Green Hit Rods (TB) – Midwest League/Eastern – 20 yo;
    • 2-3, HR (1), 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, K
  • Juan Kelly, 1B – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League/Eastern – 21 yo;
    • 2-4, HR (2), 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Nathan Lukes, CF – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League/Eastern – 21 yo;
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, RBi, BB, K
  • J.J. Fernandez, RF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western – 22 yo;
    • 3-4, HR (2), R, RBi
  • Ranyelmy Mendoza, RF – LoA Burlington Bees (LAA) – Midwest League/Western – 21 yo;
    • 4-4, R, 3RBi, BB
  • Travis Demeritte, 2B – HiA High Desert Mavericks (TEX) – Cal League/South – 21 yo;
    • 1-2, HR (10), 2R, RBi, 2BB

 

 

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