Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – April 20, 2017

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Marcus Wilson, CF – LoA Lake County Cougars (ARI) – Midwest league/Western
    • 3-5, HR (5), 2B, R, 3RBi, 2K, SB (3) 
    • Already a 5-time 2017 UTR Hitter of the Day recipient, the 6’3″- 175 lb. righty out of Junipero Serra HS (CA) now leads the Midwest League in total bases (41) and is tied with 2016 UTR HOD, LoA Lansing Blue Jays Bradley Jones and Great Lakes Loon’s Carlos Rincon for the league lead in home runs. Wilson’s five home runs in 13 games this season is only three shy from the eight total homers he’s hit in his previous 178 games as a pro. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Zander Wiel, DH – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League/South

 

National League:

  • Brett Cumberland, DH – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – South Atlantic League/Southern
    • 1-2, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K
  • Justin Bohn, SS – HiA Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA) – Florida State League/South
    • 1-3, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB, 2K
  • Colby Lusignan, 1B – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – South Atlantic League/Northern
  • Nick Sergakis, PH/LF – HiA St. Lucie Mets (NYM) – Florida State League
    • 2-3, HR (1), 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Damek Tomscha, 1B – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League/North
    • 2-3, HR (4), 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Austin Davidson, DH – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League/Northern
    • 2-5, 2B, 5RBi, K
  • Telmito Agustin, CF –  HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League/Northern
    • 1-3, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, SB (2)
  • Eddy Martinez, RF – HiA Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 1-5, HR (2), R, 3RBi
  • Matt Rose, 1B – HiA Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 2-4, HR (4), 3R, RBi, K
  • Jesse Hodges, 3B – HiA Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K
  • Shedric Long, 2B – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League/North
  • Gavin LaValley, 1B – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League/North
    • 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
    • After starting the season 9 for his first 36 (.250), the Reds #24 prospect (Baseball America) has collected eight hits in his last 23 at bats (.348) and is now tied for the Florida State League lead in home runs after belting four of his five round-trippers over his last six games. 
  • Jose Siri, RF – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-5, 2 3B, 2R, K 
  • Monte Harrison, CF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (4), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Demi Orimoloye, RF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Tommy Edman, SS – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R 
    • 2016 UTR OAS
    • The National League’s UTR Top Hitter of the Day from Wednesday’s installment fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. 
  • Andrew Knizner, DH – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League/Western 
  • Danny Hudzina, 3B – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Jose Gomez, SS – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – South Atlantic League/Southern 
  • Josh Naylor, 1B – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League/South 
    • 3-5, R, 3RBi, 2K, 2 SB (3)

American League:

  • Brandon Lowe, 2B – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League/South
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2B, R, RBi, K, SB (1)
  • Jesus Sanchez, LF – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest  League/Eastern
  • Max Pentecost, 1B – Hi Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North
    • 2-4, HR (2), 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Jermaine Palacios, SS – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western
    • 3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, K
  • Myles Straw, RF – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 3-5, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB
  • Kyle Tucker, CF – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern
  • Ryne Birk, 2B – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern
  • Stephen Wrenn, RF – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-5, HR (3), R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Jake Rogers, C – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-4, HR (2), 2B, 2R, RBi, K 
  • Braden Bishop, CF – HiA Modesto Nuts (SEA) – Cal League/North 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, SB (5) 
  • Eduard Pinto, RF – HiA Down East Wood Ducks (TEX) – Cal League/South 
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, RBi, K, SB (2) 

 

 

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