Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – August 17, 2017

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Monte Harrison, RF – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 3-6, HR (9/20), R, RBi, SB (20,21) 

As you know, I’d normally place the top daily performer in this spot. However, since this is the final daily post of the UTR HOD regular season, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect to turn the spotlight toward another (lesser publicized) breakout performer of 2017. The 6’3″- 220 lb. Harrison is one of only five players in all the minors this season to hit at least 20 home runs and steal 20 bases. The 2014 – 2nd rounder out of Lee’s Summit West HS (MO) began the year with LoA Wisconsin and in 63 games clubbed 11 home runs and stole 11 bases. The 21-year-old earned a promotion to HiA Carolina League in late June and despite producing semi-consistent numbers, he actually saw an uptick in production. Harrison’s 20/20 feat this season sits amongst the 2017 “Who’s who” of prospects: Atlanta outfield phenom Ronald Acuna (20/37), Philadelphia second baseman Scott Kingery (24/27), San Diego teenager Fernando Tatis Jr. (21/28), and Houston top prospect Kyle Tucker (20/20). Harrison is finally having a true breakout season and is a must-add in deep, minor league fantasy leagues. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Lamar Sparks, CF – GCL Orioles (BAL) – GCL/South 
    • 5-6, 3B, 2B, 3R, 4RBi, 2 SB (7,8) 

National League:

  • Yeral Encarnacion, RF – GCL Marlins (MIA) – GCL/East 
    • 3-4, HR (4), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Mark Vientos, SS – GCL Mets (NYM) – GCL/East 
    • 4-5, HR (3), 2R, RBi
  • Kenneth Bautista, LF – GCL Mets (NYM) – GCL/East 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi 
  • Yahir Gurrola, RF – SS Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney
    • 2-5, HR (1/1), 2B, R, 4RBi, K 
  • Chance Shepard, DH – SS Auburn Doubledays (WAS) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney
    • 2-2, 3B, 2B, R, RBi, 3BB 
  • Wendell Rijo, 2B – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League/Southern
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi
  • Lucas Tancas, 1B – SS West Virginia Black Bears (PIT) – New York-Penn League/Pinckney
    • 3-3, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Jose Martinez, SS – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League/South
    • 4-6, HR (2), 2B, 3R, 4RBi, 2K
  • Chris Chinea, 1B – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League/South
    • 3-7, HR (6), 2R, 3RBi, 3K 
  • Jose Godoy, C – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League/South
    • 3-7, HR (3), 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Casey Golden, RF – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League/South 
    • 2-3, 2 HR (11.12), 2R, 5RBi, BB 
  • Kennard McDowell, SS – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League/South 
    • 4-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • DJ Peters, CF – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League/South 
    • 2-4, HR (24), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Keibert Ruiz, C – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League/South 
    • 3-4, HR (6/8), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Jacob Amaya, SS – AZL Dodgers (LAD) – AZL/Central
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, SB (3) 
  • Esteury Ruiz, 2B – AZL Padres (SD) – AZL/West 
    • 3-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2 SB ( 18,19) 
  • Mason House, RF – AZL Padres2 (SD) – AZL/West 
    • 4-6, 2 3B, 4R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Eguy Rosario, DH – AZL Padres2 (SD) – AZL/West 
    • 4-5, 2B, 3R, 4RBi
  • Olivier Basabe, 2B – AZL Padres2 (SD) – AZL/West 
    • 3-6, 2 2B, 3R, 5RBi, K 
  • Justin Paulsen, 1B – AZL Padres2 (SD) – AZL/West 
    • 4-6, HR (2), 2B, R, 4RBi, K 
  • Kevin Rivera, SS/2B – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest League/South 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Mikey Edie LF – AZL Giants (SF) – AZL/East 
    • 5-6, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (5/7) 
  • Nick Hill, RF – AZL Giants (SF) – AZL/East
    • 2-4, 2 2B, R, 3RBi, 2BB, K 

American League:

  • Dermis Garcia, 3B – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 2-4, HR (4/13), 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Miguel Flames, 1B/3B – GCL Yankees West (NYY) – GCL/Northwest 
    • 3-4, 3B, R, 3RBi, BB 
  • Joel Booker, CF – HiA Winston-Salem Dash (CWS) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 2-4, HR (2/5), 2R, 2RBi, SB (9/23) 
  • Logan Taylor, CF – Rookie Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Pioneer League/North 
    • 4-6, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Justin Yurchak, 1B – Rookie Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Pioneer League/North
    • 2-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Max Dutto, SS – Rookie Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Pioneer League/North
    • 1-4, HR (4/6), 3R, 4RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Henry Pujols, 3B – AZL Indians (CLE) – AZL/Central 
    • 4-5, HR (7), 2 2B, 3R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Jonathan Rodriguez, RF – AZL Indians (CLE) – AZL/Central 
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Angelo Castellano, SS – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 3-4, HR (8), 2R, 4RBi 
  • Darrell Miller, DH – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League/South 
    • 4-5, 2 2B, 3R, 3RBi
  • Julio Gonzalez, 3B – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League/South 
    • 4-5, 3B, 2B, R, 6RBi 
  • Tyler James, 2B – AZL Royals (KC) – AZL/West 
    • 2-2, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (23, 24) 
  • Aaron Whitefield, CF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League/Western 
    • 3-5, 2 2B, R, 3RBi, 2K, SB (30) 
  • Wander Javier, SS – Rookie Elizabethton Twins (MIN) – Appy League/West 
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, 2K 
  • Yordan Alvarez, 1B – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League/Southern 
    • 2-3, HR (2/11), 2R, 3RBi 
  • Brody Westmoreland, 3B – Rookie Greeneville Astros (HOU) – Appy League/West
    • 2-3, HR (6), 2R, 3RBi, BB

**All but two games on Thursday’s Dominican Summer League schedule were either suspended or postponed due to inclement weather. There were no daily qualifiers**

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