Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – May 7, 2017

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Alexis Bastardo, CF – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 2-3, 2 HR (3), 2R, 4RBi, BB

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Jason Martin, LF – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 3-6, 3 HR (5), 3R, 5RBi, K
    • The 5’11”- 190 lb. lefty was part of a collective wrecking crew Sunday, as the Buies Creek Astros (20-11) combined to slug seven homes runs in a 12-6 victory over Southern Division rival (and Chicago Cubs affiliate) Myrtle Beach (17-14). Martin, an unranked prospect (Baseball America) heading into the 2017 season, ranks in the Carolina League top five in runs scored and homers. 

Notes on Hall, Mundell, Mateo, and more…

National League:

  • Austin Riley, 3B – HiA Florida Firefrogs (ATL) – Florida State League/North 
  • Boo Vazquez, DH – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 2-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Darick Hall, 1B – LoA Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 2-5, HR (4), 3B, 2R, 3RBi 
    • 2016 UTR OAS
    • Hall clubbed his fourth home run in five games Sunday vs Colombia. In just 12 games this season, the 14th rounder out of Dallas Baptist already leads the 19-12 BlueClaws in home runs, SLG% (.643) and OPS (.983). 
  • Carter Kieboom, SS – LoA Hagerstown Suns (WAS) – Sally League/Northern 
    • Combined DH line
    • 4-7, HR (6), 2 2B, 3R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Sheldon Neuse, 3B – LoA Hagerstown Suns (WAS) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 2-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi 
  • Daniel Spingola, LF – HiA Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 4RBi, K 
  • Jhonny Pereda, 1B – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, RBi BB
  • Nick Senzel, 3B – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League/Eastern 
  • Carlos Belonis, RF – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Caroline League/Southern 
    • 4-4, 2R, BB, 2 SB (3) 
  • Carlos Munoz, 1B – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 3-3, 2B, R, RBi, 2BB
  • Brendan Rodgers, SS – HiA Lancaster JetHawks (COL) – Cal League/South 
    • 4-4, HR (1), R, RBi
  • Brian Mundell, 1B – HiA Lancaster JetHawks (COL) – Cal League/South 
    • 2-3, HR (6), R, 2RBi, BB
    • It’s been business as usual for the 2016 UTR OAS  first baseman. Mundell finished last season in record fashion with 59 doubles, yet pound-for-pound, when working the percentages, he’s having equally as productive a year in the Cal League, presently ranking fourth in hits (39), second in home runs, RBi’s (27) and first in total bases (63). 
  • Willie Abreu, DH – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-4, HR (2), R, 4RBi, K, SB (9) 
  • Logan Landon, CF – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League/South 
    • 2-4, HR (3), 2R, RBi
  • Ashford Fulmer, CF – LoA Augusta GreenJackets (SF) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, RBi, BB
  • Ryan Kirby, 1B – LoA Augusta GreenJackets (SF) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 1-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB, 2K 

American League:

  • Jake Ring, RF – LoA Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 4-5, 2 HR (6), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K 
  • Michael Chavis, 3B – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 2-5, HR (7), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Trenton Kemp, CF – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Chris Madera, RF – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (3) 
  • Ryan Scott, LF – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 3-4, HR (4), 2B, 3R, RBi, BB
  • Jorge Mateo, CF – HiA Tampa Yanees (NYY) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-5, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, K 
    • The Yankee’s #4 prospect (Baseball America) is struggling at the plate in a repeat of the Florida State League this season. Mateo is batting only .222 in 29 games so far after batting .321 in the last 21 games of the 2015 season and .254 for all of 2016. However, Mateo’s speed is clearly present with 15 steals, which ranks second behind Bradenton’s (PIT) Cole Tucker
  • Brett Sullivan, DH – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League/South 
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, RBi
    • The 2015 and 2016 UTR OAS slugged his first home run of the season. 
  • Michael Brosseau, 3B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 3-5, HR (3), 2B, R, 2RBi, K 
  • Cavan Biggio, 2B – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North
  • Max Pentecost, C – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North
    • 4-6, HR (7), 2R, 5RBi 
  • Danny Jansen, DH – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North
    • 4-5, 2 HR (5), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB
    • With teammate Max Penecost receiving most of the (well deserved) pub (now that he’s finally healthy), don’t make the mistake of overlooking the #22 ranked (Baseball America), Jansen, who now leads the FSL in batting with a .394 average, overtaking yesterday’s top N.L. Hitter of the Day, St. Lucie’s Patrick Mazeika
  • Matt Dean, 3B/1B – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North
    • 3-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Bradley Jones, DH – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League/Eastern 
  • Ryan Hissey, C – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League/Eastern 
  • Danny Mendick, SS – HiA Winston-Salem Dash (CWS) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 2-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K
  • Anderson Miller, RF – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League/Northern
    • 3-5, HR (4), 2R, 3RBi, 2K
  • Chase Vallot, C – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League/Northern
    • 1-5, HR (4), R, 4RBi, 3K
    • The 2014- 1st rounder (CBA) out of St. Thomas Moore HS (LA) has had a rough start to the season, but Vallot’s power is coming to life with his third home run in his last four games. He’s also driven in six runs in the same span, which is half of his overall season total.  
  • Cody Jones, CF – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League/Northern 
    • 1-2, HR (1), 2R, RBi, 2BB, K, SB (4) 
  • Nelson Molina, SS – HiA Fort Myers (MIN) – Florida State League/South 
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Zander Wiel, 1B – HiA Fort Myers (MIN) – Florida State League/South 
  • Travis Blankenhorn, 3B – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-2, 2B, R, RBi, 2BB, SB (4) 
  • Kyle Tucker, CF – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern 
  • Pat Porter, DH – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 3-5, HR (3), 2R, RBi, K 
  • Anibal Sierra, SS – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 1-5, HR (1), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Yojhan Quevedo, C – LoA Clinton Lumberkings (SEA) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-5, 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Anderson Tejeda, SS – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League/Northern 

 

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