Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – May 19, 2018

*All but one game in the Florida State League was postponed or suspended due to the weather* 

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Jasrado Chisholm, SS – LoA Kane County Cougars (ARI) – Midwest League3-5, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 4RBi, 2K
    • I have to admit. I was a bit surprised when the Diamondbacks assigned the 5’11”- 165 lb. Bahamas native back to LoA Kane County this season. The organization loves his game: big swing with raw power, a good runner with raw speed, and a smooth plus defender with a strong arm. But a right knee injury (torn meniscus) limited Chisholm to only 29 games last season, where he batted only .248 with one home run and three stolen bases. I wouldn’t say the 20-year-old lefty is lighting the world on fire, but his stats show that a promotion to HiA might be on the horizon. He’s batting .275, has nearly doubled his extra base percentage (.566) from last season (.296) and his six home runs is two off the the Midwest League leaders, Hendrik Clementina (Dayton) and Brock Lundquist (Lansing). 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Anthony Miller, 1B – HiA Lynchburg Hillcats (CLE) – Carolina League
    • 3-5, HR (2), 4R, 3RBi, K

National League: 

  • Drew Waters, CF – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi, K
  • Branden Boggetto, DH – LoA Hagerstown Suns (WAS) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K
  • TJ Friedl, CF – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League
    • 3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, K
  • Stuart Fairchild, LF – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League
    • 1-2, 3B, 2R, RBi, 3BB, K, SB (12)
    • Scanning down through the list of current Reds minor league outfielders, my hunch is that the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon could be the best of the bunch when it’s all said and done. In his pro debut last season, he batted .304 with 12 steals, three home runs and 36 runs scored. This year, Fairchild is batting .290, has already matched his 2017 stolen base total and has 13 extra base hits in 39 games, one more than he had in all of last season’s 56 games played. 
  • Connor Wong, C – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League
    • 2-5, HR (10), R, 3RBi, 2K
  • Forrest Wall, CF – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League
    • 2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (19)
  • Casey Golden, LF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League
    • 1-3, HR (11), R, RBi, BB, 2K, SB (12)
  • Edward Olivares, CF – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League
    • 3-5, HR (4), 3R, 2RBi
  • Jorge Ona, RF – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League
    • 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Manuel Geraldo, SS – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2R, RBi, K

American League: 

  • Cole Billingsley, RF – HiA Frederick Keys (BAL) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, HR (3), 2R, RBi
  • Riley Adams, C – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Luke Wakamatsu, SS – HiA Lynchburg Hillcats (CLE) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, K
  • Dylan Rosa, LF – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League
    • 2-5, HR (4), 2R, 2RBi, K
  • Nick Heath, LF – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League
    • 3-4, 2B, R, RBi, BB, K, 2 SB (9,10)
  • Chris DeVito, 1B – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Luis Rengifo, SS – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League
    • 0-1, 2R, 4BB, SB (22)
  • Julian Leon, C – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League
    • 1-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, K
  • Trace Loehr, 2B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League
    • 2-2, 2R, 3BB, 2 SB (10,11)

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