Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – May 9, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Chad Spanberger, 1B – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League3-4, 2 HR (6,7), 2B, 3R, 6RBi, BB, 2 SB (6,7)
    • With his six runs batted in last night vs Greensboro, the 2017 – 6th rounder (and 2018 One to Watch selection) out of Arkansas took over the Sally League lead (24) and his two home runs bring him within one of Kansas City prospect Seuly Matias‘ league leading eight bombs.  

American League – Top Hitter of the Day:

  • Brock Lundquist, DH – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League2-4, 2 HR (5,6), 3R, 4RBi, K 
    • Several of the Cal State Long Beach alum’s stats may not be sitting atop the Midwest League leaderboard, but the fellow 2017 – 6th rounder’smustache gameis near second to none.

National League:

Justin Smith, RF – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League 1-2, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, K 

  • Drew Lugbauer, DH – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League 2-4, HR (4), 2R, 3RBi
  • Brian Miller, CF – HiA Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA) – Florida State League3-5, 3B, 2B, R, RBi, BB, K, SB (10) 
  • Zach Sullivan, CF – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally League3-4, 2 2B, 5RBi
  • Ali Sanchez, C – LoA Columbia Fireflies (NYM) – Sally League3-5, HR (1), 3R, 2RBi 
  • Scott Manea, DH – LoA Columbia Fireflies (NYM) – Sally League2-5, HR (3), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • Juan Soto, LF – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League1-5, HR (12), R, 3RBi, K 
    • Another day at the office for the top hitting prospect in the minors. Soto’s 12th homer (in the 5th inning) sits him one off the overall minors lead behind San Diego AAA prospect Franmil Reyes.
  • Miguel Amaya, DH – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League2-4, HR (4), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Leandro Santana, 3B – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League2-4, HR (1), 2B, R, RBi, 2K 
  • Zach Clark, CF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League2-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Dylan Busby, 3B – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League2-5, 2 HR (2,3), 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Renae Martinez, C – LoA Kane County Cougars (ARI) – Midwest League4-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi 
  • Brandon Montgomery, 2B/LF – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League2-3, HR (3), R, 3RBi
  • Forrest Wall, DH – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League3-4, 2B, 3R, 2BB, SB (13) 
  • Colton Welker, 3B – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, 2BB
  • Casey Golden, LF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League4-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (8) 
  • Jalen Miller, 2B – HiA San Jose Giants (SF) – Cal League2-4, HR (4), 2R, RBi, K 

American League: 

  • Seamus Curran, 1B – LoA Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL) – Sally League2-4, HR (6), 2B, R, RBi, K
  • Nathaniel Lowe, DH – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League3-5, HR (8), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Today marks the tenth time this season Lowe has earned a Hitter of the Day distinction. If the Florida State League season ended today Lowe would be a unanimous MVP choice as well as triple-crown winner. He continues to pace the FSL in hits (50), batting (.397), runs scored (26), RBi (33), OB% (.465), SLG% (.667), OPS (1.131) and total bases (84). 
  • Ronaldo Hernandez, C – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League4-5, R, RBi 
  • Blake Rutherford, RF – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League2-5, HR (2), R, 5RBi, K 
  • Mitch Roman, 2B – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League3-3, R, 3RBi, BB
  • Justin Yurchak, 1B – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) – Sally League2-2, 3R, 3BB
  • Nolan Jones, 3B – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League2-4, HR (3), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Daz Cameron, RF – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League3-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Ignacio Valdez, DH – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League2-4, 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Nick Pratto, 1B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League3-4, HR (11), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Jaylin Davis, RF – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League2-4, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi
  • Taylor Grzelakowski, DH – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League1-2, HR (3), 2R, RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Alex Kirilloff, RF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League2-4, HR (5), R, RBi, BB, K 
  • Jacob Meyers, CF – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League2-5, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2 SB (5,6) 
  • Jack Kruger, C – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Alberto Triunfel, 3B – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League1-5, HR (1), R, 3RBi 
  • Collin Theroux, C – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League2-3, HR (2), R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Jack Meggs, RF – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Jesus Lopez, 2B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League2-4, 2 HR (2,3), 2R, 2RBi
  • Gareth Morgan, RF – HiA Modesto Nuts (SEA) – Cal League2-4, HR (8), 2B, 2R, RBi, K 
  • Dimas Ojeda, RF – LoA Clinton LumberKings (SEA) – Midwest League2-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
    • Ojeda logs another multi-hit game yet again. 
  • Charles Leblanc, 3B – HiA Down East Wood Ducks (TEX) – Carolina League2-4, 2 HR (6,7), 2R, 4RBi, 2K 
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