Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – June 7, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Alvaro Montero, 1B – DSL Marlins (MIA) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-4, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, 4 SB (3,4,5,6) 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Stir Candelario, RF – DSL Rays1 (TB) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-5, 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi, 2BB, SB (1)
    • Tabbed as a top international free-agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2017, the Rays signed Candelario in late March of this year, assigning him to the DSL Rays1 squad. It’s only been five games so far, but the 6’0″ – 185 lb. righty has already walked four times to three strikeouts, carries a .375 batting average and three of his six hits have been doubles.  The 17-year-old is known to have a canon arm from right field and has the potential to hit for plus-plus power. He falls into the category of the “potential middle-of-the-order run producer who struggles with off-speed stuff”, but keep an eye on him. You could certainly add Candelario to your deep minor league roster now based on his projection alone, but you know how it works here. If he continues to make the UTR THOD list, which is obviously based on performance, that would be the best time to add him. So, place him on your watch list.

National League: 

  • Brett Cumberland, DH – HiA Florida FireFrogs (ATL) – Florida State League
    • 2-4, HR (5), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Jefrey Ramos, LF – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League
    • 3-5, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Austin Bush, 1B – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League
    • 3-5, HR (1), R, 3RBi 
  • James Nelson, 3B – HiA Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA) – Florida State League
    • 2-5, 2B, 3R, 3RBi 
  • John Silviano, DH – HiA Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA) – Florida State League
    • 2-4, HR (10), 2B, R, 5RBi, K 
  • Austin Listi, 1B – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League
    • 2-2, 2 HR (7,8), 2R, 3RBi, 3BB
    • I was asked the other day why Listi, a 2017 – 17th rounder out of Dallas Baptist, hasn’t made my list more often. Despite Listi being a 2017 draft choice, he’s also a 24 year old in HiA, so he Should be killing pitching at this level. The average age of a major league baseball player is 27.6 years of age, therefore, I have to take a diluted approach to hitters like him when promoting them to readers. It makes more sense to place a 17 year old in the DSL on my list who’s producing 75 percent of what Listi is, than a kid who’s five months away from being 25 years old. 
  • Aramis Ademan, SS – HiA Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, HR (2), 2R, RBi
  • Jared Young, LF – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (7), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • Brandon Hughes, DH – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League
    • 1-3, HR (2), R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Brantley Bell, 2B – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League
    • 2-4, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Joantgel Segovia, CF – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League
    • 3-4, 3 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (1) 
  • Cooper Hummel, DH – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League
    • 1-4, HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Jommer Hernandez, C – DSL Pirates (PIT) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, 3B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Angel Moreno, RF – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi
  • Nick Plummer, LF – LoA Peoria Chiefs (STL) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, 2B, 4RBi, BB
  • Claudio Ramirez, DH – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-3, HR (1), 3R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Randy Rodriguez, LF – DSL Dodgers Guerrero (LAD) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Amin Valdez, 2B – DSL Dodgers Guerrero (LAD) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-1, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, 4BB, SB (1) 
  • Colton Welker, 3B – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League
    • 3-4, HR (7), 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Ramon Marcelino, RF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League
    • 2-5, HR (10), 2R, RBi, 2K 
  • Eddy Diaz, SS – DSL Colorado (COL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-1, 3B, 3R, 3BB, 3SB (3,4,5) 
  • Jalen Miller, 2B – HiA San Jose Giants (SF) – Cal League
    • 2-5, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Heliot Ramos, CF – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League
    • 1-3, HR (5), 2R, RBi, 2BB
  • Ryan Kirby, 1B – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League
    • 3-4, HR (9), 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi

American League: 

  • Collin Woody, 1B/3B – HiA Frederick Keys (BAL) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Jaylen Ferguson, LF – LoA Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL) – Sally League
    • 1-3, HR (2), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Santiago Espinal, SS/3B – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League
    • 2-5, HR (7), 2R, 2RBi
  • Ronaldo Hernandez, C – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League
    • 2-3, Hr (7), 2B, 2R, 3RBi 
  • Angel Lopez, 3B – DSL Rays1 (TB) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-4, 3B, 3R, 2RBi, 3BB, SB (2) 
  • Kevin Smith, SS – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League
    • 4-5, HR (1/8), 2R, 3RBi 
  • Ryan Noda, 1B – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League
    • 3-4, 2 HR (2,3), 2R, 2RBi
  • Oscar Gonzalez, RF – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (9), R, 2RBi 
  • Jose Vicente, 1B – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (6,7), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Cole Peterson, SS – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League
    • 3-3, 3B, R, 2RBi 
  • D.J. Burt, 3B – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League
    • 2-3, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (15) 
  • Khalil Lee, CF – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 3RBi 
  • MJ Melendez, C – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (9), R, RBi
  • Akil Baddoo, CF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 1-5, HR (5), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Ruben Santana, RF/1B – DSL Twins (MIN) – Dominican Summer League/South
    • 2-4, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB, SB (2) 
  • Abraham Toro, 3B – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League
    • 3-3, HR (9), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Carlos Hurtado, DH – DSL Astros (HOU) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • William Toffey, 3B – DSL Athletics (OAK) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Collin Theroux, C – DSL Athletics (OAK) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-5, 2 HR (4,5), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Ryan Costello, 1B – LoA Clinton LumberKings (SEA) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (9), 2R, RBi, BB, K 
  • Greifer Andrade, LF – LoA Clinton LumberKings (SEA) – Midwest League
    • 3-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Pedro Gonzalez, CF – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, RBi
  • Jember Gutierrez, 1B – DSL Rangers2 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2 SB (2,3) 

 

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