Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – April 27, 2017

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • James Vasquez, 1B – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-3, 2 HR (3), 3R, 3RBi, BB

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Zach Shepherd, 3B – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-3, 2 HR (5), 2R, 4RBi, 2BB, K 
    • Already a five-time HOD choice in 2017, the 2014 and 2016 UTR Organizational All-Star has recently put his power on display with all five of his home runs this season coming in his last six games. The Tigers #13 prospect (Baseball America – 2016) has collected a hit in 14 out of his last 15 games after starting the season 1-for-17. What is equally as impressive is Shepherd is batting .306 in the tough-on-hitters Florida State League after entering the 2017 season with a career .235 average. The Sydney, Australia native also carries near parallel lefty/righty, home/away and day/night splits.

National League:

  • Aaron Knapp, LF – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally league/Northern 
    • 2-5, HR (1), R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Desmond Lindsay, CF – LoA Columbia Fireflies (MNYM) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-3, HR (1), R, 5RBi, BB, K, SB (2) 
  • Taylor Gushue, C – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League/Northern 
    • 2-4, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
    • 2016 UTR OAS (with Pittsburgh) 
  • Rhett Wiseman, RF – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League/Northern
  • Chris Pieters, RF – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Narciso Crook, CF – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League/North
    • 3-3, HR (3), R, 4RBi, BB
  • Daniel Sweet, DH – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League/North
    • 3-5, 3R, 2 SB (7)
  • Shedric Long, 2B – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League/North
  • Isan Diaz, 2B – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League/Southern 
  • Austin Byler, 1B – HiA Visalia rawhide (ARI) – Cal League/North 
    • 3-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Brian Mundell, 1B – HiA Lancaster JetHawks (COL) – Cal League/South 
  • Manuel Melendez, CF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 3-5, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K, SB (8) 
  • Willie Abreu, RF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 5RBi
  • Josh Naylor, 1B – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League/South 
    • 2-4, HR (4), Rm RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Ashford Fulmer, CF – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, SB (2) 

American League:

  • Nick Lovullo, 2B – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-3, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi, BB
  • Ryan Boldt, LF – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florid State League/South 
    • 3-4, 3B, R, 3RBi, BB
  • Max Pentecost, DH – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-4, HR (5), R, 3RBi
  • Danny Jansen, C – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi
  • Li-Jen Chu. DH – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-3, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Todd Isaacs, LF – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-4, HR (3), 2B, R, 4RBi, K 
  • Blaise Salter, 1B – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-4, 2 HR (4), 2R, 3RBi
  • Gabriel Cancel, 2B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern
    • 3-4, 2B, 3R, BB
  • Kort Peterson, LF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern
    • 4-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi
  • Chris DeVito, 1B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern
    • 1-3, HR (5), R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Caleb Hamilton, C – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-4, HR (3), R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Aaron Whitefield, CF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-5, HR (4), R, 2RBi 
  • Nate Mondou, 2B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 3-4, 2RBi, 2BB, SB (2) 
  • Gareth Morgan, LF – LoA Clinton Lumberkings (SEA) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 1-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB 
  • Jairo Beras, RF – HiA Down East Wood Ducks (TEX) – Carolina League/South 
    • 3-4, HR (3), R, RBi
  •  Ti’Quan Forbes, 3B – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 2-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi

 

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