An extremely short post today, as the Carolina, Florida State, Midwest and South Atlantic Leagues all had a scheduled day off Monday. Therefore, I will choose only one THOD out of the Cal League.
California League – Hitters of the Day:
- Johneshwy Fargas, CF – HiA San Jose Giants (SF)
- 3-5, 2 HR (1,2), 3R, 2RBi, SB (8)
Rest of the League:
- Daulton Varsho, C – Visalia Rawhide (ARI)
- 1-4, HR (4), R, RBi, K
- The 2017 – second rounder (CBB) out of Wisconsin-Milwaukee posted his first three-hit game of the yesterday. Last night night also marked the second consecutive day the lefty-swinger cranked a home run.
- Dominic Miroglio, DH – Visalia Rawhide (ARI)
- 3-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 3RBi
- Forrest Wall, CF – Lancaster Jethawks (COL) –
- 2-5, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K
- Gavin Lux, 2B – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) –
- 3-4, 2R, RBi, BB
- Lux continues his absolute assault on Cal League pitchers. The 2016 – first rounder out of Indian Trail HS (WS) has an astounding 11 hits in his last four games (.579) and three of Lux’ five three-hit games this season have come in his last four games. Batting .330 and a 16:17 walk-to-strikeout ratio on the season, Lux ranks second in the Cal League with a .431 on-base percentage.
- Buddy Reed, CF – Lake Elsinore Storm (SD)
- 3-4, HR (5), 2R, RBi, BB, K, SB (13)
- There’s been some buzz surrounding Reed’s performance so far this season. I mean, why not? He’s tied for the league lead in hits (34), ranks second in batting (.366), sits third in OPS (.977) while his 13 stolen bases also leads the league. However, this is the classic case of Cal League iflation. Reed came into the 2018 season with a two-year career batting average of .242. In only 22 games this season, he’s one home run away from matching his career high (six in two seasons) while his 13 stolen bases so far is nearly 50 percent of his total from the revious two seasons. Although Reed is a nice story, proceed with caution.
- Jorge Ona, RF – Lake Elsinore (SD)
- 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBI, 2K
- Wander Franco, DH – San Jose Giants (SF)
- 4-4, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, SB (3)
- Jacob Heyward, DH – San Jose Giants (SF)
- 2-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K