Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – May 31, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Keston Hiura, DH – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League4-5, 2 HR (6,7), 3R, 2RBi
    • What more can be said about Hiura. Here’s a kid who came into the 2017 draft with one of , if not the most pure bats, of the entire draft class. And he’s proven it in abundance. But as a prospect playing for a National League organization, he’s going to eventually have to play a position full-time. A second baseman with a lingering elbow issue, Kiura has mostly been a DH, has drawn Craig Biggio comps and that’s fine. However, it might be a stretch to compare a HiA prospect to a Hall of Famer when he’s DH’d almost twice as much as he’s played the field. I’m a big big Kiura believer. Of the 18 games he’s played at second base, he’s committed zero errors. But as prospect hounds, we want the whole package every day. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Hoy Jun Park, SS – HiA Tampa Tarpons (NYY) – Florida State League3-6, 2 HR (3,4), 2R, 4RBi, SB (12)
    • Combined double-header line

National League: 

  • Carter Kieboom, SS – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League2-4, HR (7), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Jhonny Bethencourt, SS – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League2-3, 3B, 3R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Miguel Amaya, C – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League2-5, HR (7), 2B, R, 5RBi, K 
  • Michael Beltre, RF – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League1-2, HR (3), 2R, RBi, 2BB
  • Hendrik Clementina, C – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League2-2, 2 2B, 3R, BB
  • Weston Wilson, LF – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League1-5, HR (7), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Ryan Aguilar, CF – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League2-4, HR (3), 2R, RBi, K 
  • J.B. Woodman, RF – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League2-3, HR (4), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Elehuris Montero, DH – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League3-4, 3B, R, 2RBi
  • Gavin Lux, SS – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League3-3, HR (5), 2B, 2R, RBi, BB
  • Brayan Morales, CF – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League3-4, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Jack Suwinski, LF – LoA Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) – Midwest League1-2, HR (3), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Manuel Geraldo, SS – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League3-5, HR (7), R, 4RBi, K
    • The 21-year-old Dominican is 7 for his last 13 (.538) with home runs in consecutive days; and 16 for his last 33 (.485). Geraldo is among the top offensive shortstops in the Sally League trailing only Kannapolis’ (CWS) Laz Rivera, who leads the league in hits (65; Geraldo – 57) and batting (.359; Geraldo – .331).

American League: 

  • Roldani Baldwin, DH – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League3-3, HR (6), 3R, 3RBi
  • Bobby Dalbec, 3B – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League2-4, HR (10), R, 5RBi, SB (2) 
  • Brock Lundquist, RF -LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League1-4, (10), 2R, 2RBi, 3K 
  • Nolan Jones, 3B – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League2-5, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Oscar Gonzalez, CF – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League4-5, HR (7), 2B, R, 2RBi
  •  Jonathan Laureano, C – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League2-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Dylan Rosa, DH – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League1-3, HR (3), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Brandon Marsh, CF – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • William Toffey, 3B – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League2-3, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB
  • Anderson Tejeda, SS – HiA Down East Wood Ducks (TEX) – Carolina League1-4, HR (9), R, 2RBi, BB, K 
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