Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – June 5, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • William Contreras, C – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (4,5), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
    • The Braves #18 (BA) and #17 (MLB Pipeline) prospect, and brother of the Cubs Wilson, the 20-year-old righty is one of the Sally League’s leading catchers both offensively and defensively. He leads all catchers in runs scored (28) and batting (.290), while the Royals MJ Melendez, despite batting .256, leads in overall production, as 24 of his 43 hits have gone for extra bases, and he carries an OPS of .843 while Contreras comes in with a .825. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day:

  • Pedro Gonzalez, CF – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League
    • 3-4, HR (4), 2 2B, 3R ,5RBi, BB, K 
    • The 6’5″ – 190 lb. Dominican native was the PTBNL in the 2017 MLB  Trade Deadline deal that sent catcher Johanthan Lucroy from Colorado to the Rangers. Gonzalez comes with plenty of tools: above average speed, plus arm, growing power. But scouts say his large body will be a challenge when syncing his swing. His current 33 percent strikeout rate is proof. However, Gonzalez is certainly someone you should keep a peripheral eye on. 

National League: 

  • Jared James, LF – HiA Florida FireFrogs (ATL) – Florida State League
    • 2-3, HR (3), 2B, 3R, 2RBi, K 
  • Derian Cruz, 2B – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League
    • 3-5, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Eliezel Stevens, DH – DSL Braves (ATL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-3, 3B, 3R, 2BB, K, 2 SB (1,2) 
  • Lazaro Alonso, 1B – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally League
    • 1-2, HR (4), R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Juan De La Rosa, DH – DSL Mets1 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Jose Pujols, RF – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League
    • 2-5, HR (8), 2R, 2RBi
  • Jevi Hernandez, DH – DSL Phillies White (PHI) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-4, HR (1), 3R, 2RBi, BB, SB (2) 
  • Jose Cedeno, RF – DSL Phillies White (PHI) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-2, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (4,5) 
  • Jake Noll, 3B – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League
    • 3-5, HR (6), 2R, 5RBi
  • Alec Keller, DH – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, 3B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Austin Filiere, 3B – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League
    • 1-5, HR (4), 2R, 3RBi, 3K 
  • Rafael Narea, SS – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League
    • 3-5, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2K 
  • Ervis Marchan, 1B – DSL Cubs1 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Carlos Morfa, RF – DSL Cubs2 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (2,3), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Mark Kolozsvary, C – LoA Dayton Dragons (CIN) – Midwest League
    • 1-2, 2B, 2R, RBi, 3BB, K 
  • Mario Feliciano, DH – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi 
  • Jared Oliva, CF – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League
    • 2-4, R, 2RBi, BB, 2 SB (16,17) 
  • Lucas Tancas, 1B – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League
    • 2-3, HR (1), 2R, RBi, BB
  • Oneil Cruz, SS – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (8), R, 2RBi, SB (4) 
  • Shane Billings, LF – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League
    • 3-5, HR (2), 2B, R, RBi
  • Johan Mieses, CF – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League
    • 2-5, HR (9), 2R, RBi
  • J.B. Woodman, RF – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League
    • 2-4, HR (5), R, 3RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Zach Kirtley, 1B – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League
    • 3-5, 3 2B, 3R, K 
  • Diomedes Del Rio, RF – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, 3B, 3R, 2BB, K, SB (1) 
  • Carlos Soler, CF – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Jean Selmo, LF – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Mark Karaviotis, LF – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League
    • 2-3, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Yoel Yanqui, 1B – LoA Kane County Cougars (ARI) – Midwest League
    • 2-5, 3B, R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Cristian Santana, 1B – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League
    • 2-5, 2 HR (7,8), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Jose Nava, 1B – DSL Dodgers Guerrero (LAD) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi 
  • Sean Bouchard, RF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League
    • 3-5, 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K, SB (7) 
  • Casey Golden, LF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League
    • 1-2, HR (13), R, RBi, 3BB
  • Luis Campusano, C – LoA Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (3), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Logan Baldwin, RF – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League
    • 2-3, HR (3), 2B, R, 2RBi, K 

American League: 

  • Eduardo Navas, C – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Lucius Fox, SS – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League
    • 3-5, R, 3RBi, 2 SB (11,12) 
  • Tristan Gray, 2B – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League
    • 3-4, 2 3 2B, R, RBi, BB
  • Johampher Arrendoll, CF – DSL Rays2 (TB) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-4, HR (1), 3R, RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Joshua Palacios, CF – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League
    • 3-5, 3B, R, 2RBi, K
  • Riley Adams, C – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League
    • 1-4, HR (3), R, 4RBi, 2K 
  • Rodrigo Orozco, LF – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Chavez Young, RF – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, SB (15)
    • Young is the perfect example of why we do what we do here. Let’s compare stat lines:   Player A – .245 – 1 home run – 23 RBi – 4 stolen bases  //  Player B – .328 – 2 home runs – 26 RBi – 16 stolen bases.  —  Player A is Phillies 2016 1st round draft pick Mickey Moniak and his 2018 production. Young, Player B, is the Blue Jays 2016 draft choice; but from the 39th round. Thirty-ninth rounder outproducing a first rounder. A UTRMinors dream. 
  • Zach Remillard, 3B – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League
    • 3-4, HR (5), R, RBi, K
  • Luis Gonzalez, RF – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) – Sally League
    • 2-6, 2B, 5RBi, 2K 
  • Justin Yurchak, DH – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) – Sally League
    • 2-3, 3R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Enrique Felix, LF – DSL White Sox (CWS) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-4, 3B, 2 2B, 2RBi
  • Jose Vicente, DH – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League
    • 2-5, HR (5), R, 2RBi 
  • Skeiling Rodriguez, CF – DSL Indians (CLE) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, 3B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Khalil Lee, CF – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League
    • 1-4, HR (3), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K, SB (11) 
  • Travis Jones, LF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League
    • 1-3, HR (5), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Royce Lewis, DH – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2R, 4RBi, BB
  • Alex Kirilloff, RF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 1-5, HR (11), R, 4RBi
  • Robby Rinn, 1B – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 3-4, HR (2), 3R, 2RBi
  • Trey Cabbage, LF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Victor Mascai, DH – DSL Astros (HOU) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Jonah Heim, C – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 2RBi 
  • Jesus Lopez, 3B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League
    • 3-3, HR (6), R, 3RBi
  • Luis Liberato, LF –  HiA Modesto Nuts (SEA) – Cal League
    • 3-5, 3B, 2 2B, R
  • Nick Zammarelli III, 1B – HiA Modesto Nuts (SEA) – Cal League
    • 1-2, HR (4), R, RBi, BB, SB (4) 
  • Dimas Ojeda, 1B – LoA Clinton LumberKings (SEA) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (6), R, 3RBi
  • Ryan Dorow, SS – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 4RBi

 

 

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