Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – June 2, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Ibandel Isabel, 1B – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League2-3, 2 Hr (8,9/10), 2R, 6RBi, BB, K 
    • This is the second consecutive day the former Dodger prospect (and former UTROAS selection) had two home runs in a game. He came to the Reds in the deal that sent Dominican righty Ariel Hernandez to the Dodgers. Isabel came along with  Zach Neal, and while Neal, a 29-year-old, is toiling in AAA, Isabel is continuing to mash his way through another system, as he bashed 28 home runs for HIA Rancho Cucamonga last season. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Ronaldo Hernandez, C – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League3-3, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 3RBi, BB
    • The 20-year-old catcher from Colombia is by far the top offensive producer at his position in the Midwest League and very well may be The next top catching prosoect in all the minors. He’s batting .310 on the season, has three home runs over his last two games, with 10 hits and 12 RBi over his last five. The 6’1″- 185 lb. righty is also a plus defender with a 2018 (and career) fielding percentage of .985. In fantasy leagues with minor league roster spots, Hernandez is an absolute must-add. 

National League: 

Alejandro Salazar, 1B/2B – HiA Florida FireFrogs (ATL) – Florida State League2-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi 

  • Stone Garrett, RF – HiA Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA) – Florida State League2-4, HR (5), R, 4RBi, 2K 
  • Austin Listi, 1B – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League3-3, HR (5), 2B, 3R, 4RBI, 2BB
  • Carter Kieboom, SS – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League1-4, R, 4RBI, BB, 2K 
  • Tyler Stephenson, C – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League1-3, HR (5), 3R, 2RBI, 2BB
  • Andy Sugilio, RF – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League3-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBI
  • Hunter Owen, 3B – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League4-5, HR (6), 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Pavin Smith, 1B – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League2-4, HR (6), 2R, RBi 
  • Steve Berman, C – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League2-3, HR (2), R, 4RBi, BB
  • Sean Bouchard, 1B – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League2-3, HR (5), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Chad Spanberger, DH – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League2-4, 2 HR (11,12), 2R, 3RBi
  • Brad Zunica, 1B – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League2-4, HR (6), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Robbie Podorsky, LF – LoA Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) – Midwest League4-5, 3B, 3R, RBi, SB (7) 
  • Nick Hill, LF – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League2-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, 2K 

American League: 

  • Bobby Dalbec, 3B – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League2-4, HR (11), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Frankie Rios, SS/LF – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League3-5, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, 2K, SB (5) 
  • Marino Campana, DH – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League2-2, 2B, R, 2RBi, 3BB
  • Tanner Nishioka, 3B – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League4-4, 3B, 2R, 3RBi 
  • Tristan Gray, SS – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League3-5, HR (4), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Vidal Brujan, 2B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League3-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, SB (22) 
  • Zac Shepherd, 3B – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League2-4, HR (1), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Jordan Pearce, DH – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League2-3, HR (3), R, RBi , BB, K 
  • Seuly Matias, RF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League2-3, 2 HR (16,17), 2R, 4RBi, BB, K
    • Matias has a firm grip on the overall home run lead in the minors, belting his 16th (a 2-run shot in the second inning) and 17th (another 2-run blast in the 8th). The 19-year-old La Isabela, DR native sits above Mets Double-A Binghamton prospect Peter Alonso, who has 14, but hasn’t gone yard since May 26 versus Bowie. 
  • Akil Baddoo, CF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League4-5, 2 3B, 2B, R, K
  • Trey Cabbage, 1B – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League2-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Jake Meyers, CF – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League3-5, 2B, 3R, K, 2 SB (10,11) 
  • Nate Mondou, 2B – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League2-3, HR (5), 3R, 3RBi, 3 SB (2,3,4) 
  • Logan Farrar, RF/LF – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League1-3, HR (7), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Jesus Lopez, 3B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League2-5, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K


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