Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – May 12, 2017 – ShortsTOP

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Cole Tucker, SS – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League/South 
    • 4-6, 2 HR (2), 3B, 2B, 3R, 7RBi, K 

The 2014 – 1st rounder was a single shy of hitting for the cycle heading into the bottom of the 8th inning Friday night versus Palm Beach. Yet, the Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) draftee settled for a solo home run, his second of the night, to help cap off a 20-2 drubbing of the Cardinals. What’s even more incredible about Tucker’s career night at the plate was that his production all came within four innings of work.

The switch-hitter began by striking out swinging in the bottom of the 1st. Then to start the 4th, he flew out to right field, but after Tucker’s fly-out, the Marauder mauling commenced. By the time Tucker stepped up to the plate again, it was still the 4th inning, and the FSL/South division leading Marauders had already plated five one-out runs. Tucker’s first hit of the night, his seventh double of the season, plated three more, making it 8-0. Tucker then belted his first home run of the season in the 6th inning, then clubbed his third triple of the season, which scored what would be the first of four more runs in the 7th. 

 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Jorge Mateo, SS – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North 
    • 4-6, 2 HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi 
    • Amazingly similar are the numbers of today’s Top Hitter’s of the Day. Both Tucker and Mateo head into today’s games each with seven doubles, three triples and both prospects (Mateo #4/#4 – BA/Pipeline, and Tucker #8/#5 BA/Pipeline) hit their first two home runs of the season last night. Tucker and Mateo also rank 1st and 2nd respectively in the FSL in stolen bases (Tucker -24, Mateo -15). 

 

National League:

  • Daniel Johnson, RF – LoA Hagerstown Suns (WAS) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 1-3, HR (7), 2R, 3RBi 
  • Angelo La Bruna, SS – LoA Hagerstown Suns (WAS) – Sally League/Northern 
    • 3-3, 2 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Jake Gatewood, 1B – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 2-4, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, K 
  • Caleb Whalen, LF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 1-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Jordan George, DH – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League/South 
    • 2-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Logan Hill, LF – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League/South 
    • 2-3, HR (9), 2R, 5RBi, 3BB, K 
  • Andrew Knizner, 1B – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League/Western 
  • Garrett Hampson, 2B – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League/South 
  • Brendan Rodgers, SS – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League/South 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, K 
  • Josh Naylor, DH – HiA lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League/South 
    • 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi 

American League:

  • Tito Polo, CF – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North 
    • 1-4, HR (2), 2R, RBi, BB, 2K, SB (8) 
  • Trey Amburgey, LF – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-4, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Nick Solak, DH – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Brett Sullivan, C – HiA Charleston Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League/South 
  • Luke Wakamatsu, SS – LoA lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 1-4, HR (2), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Marten Gasparini, CF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-3, HR (2), R, 2RBi, SB (4) 
  • Mitchell Kranson, C – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 4-5, 2 2B, R, 2RBi 
  • Luke Persico, 1B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 3-5, HR (3), 2R, RBi
  • JaVon Shelby, RF – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 1-3, HR (5), R, 2RBi, BB, K 

 

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