Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – June 8, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Ibandel Isabel, DH – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League3-4, 2 HR (13,14), 2R, 4RBi
    • Although Kansas City Royals prospect Seuly Matias (who you’ll see below) leads all the minors in home runs with 19, fellow Dominican Isabel is coming on like gangbusters. The 6’4″ – 220 lb. righty belted his 13th and 14th home run last night versus Palm Beach, and this 2-homer game was his third multi-home run game in his last nine, as Isabel has blasted 9 home runs in his his last nine games. In what’s considered a pitcher’s league, Isabel is batting .266 in the FSL and 58 percent of his hits have gone for extra bases. He hasn’t been too bad with the glove either, committing only three errors in 226 chances at first base this season (.987). 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Miguel Hiraldo, SS – DSL Blue Jays (TOR) – Dominican Summer League4-5, 2 HR (1,2), 2B, 3R, 2RBi, K

Notes on Orioles Moesquit, Rays Bruan, Royals Matias…

National League: 

Eliezel Stevens, 2B – DSL Braves (ATL) – Dominican Summer League2-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 3K 

  • Jose Devers, DH – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally League3-5, 2 3B, R, 2RBi, K
  • Ali Sanchez, C – LoA Columbia Fireflies (NYM) – Sally League2-3, HR (3), 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Federico Polanco, SS – DSL Mets2 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K
  • Stanley Consuegra, RF – DSL Mets2 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League1-3, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, K, SB (3) 
  • Rhett Wiseman, RF – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League2-5, HR (11), R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Jorge Hurtado, RF – DSL Nationals (WAS) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • Aramis Ademan, SS – HiA Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) – Carolina League2-3, HR (3), R, 3RBi 
  • KJ Harrison, C – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League2-4, HR (3), 2B, R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Arden Pabst, C – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League2-5, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 4RBi
  • Tilsaimy Melfor, 3B – DSL Pirates2 (PIT) – Dominican Summer League2-6, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Darlyn Del Villar, SS – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League3-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Daulton Varsho, C – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League2-4, HR (8), 3B, 2R, RBi, 2K 
  • Drew Ellis, 3B – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League2-3, HR (7), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Edwin Mateo, CF – DSL Dodgers Guerrero (LAD) – Dominican Summer League2-3, 3B, 2R, RBi, 2BB
  • Carlos Herrera, 2B – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League2-2, HR (4), 3R, RBi, BB
  • Nate Easley, LF – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League3-4, 2B, R, 3RBi
  • Jalen Washington, 1B – LoA Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) – Midwest League2-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, SB (3) 

American League: 

  • Kirvin Moesquit, 2B – LoA Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL) – Sally League2-3, 3R, BB, SB (29)
    • The 2015 – 24th round pick out of Seminole State College (FL) stole his 29th base last night versus Hagerstown (WAS) and now sits five behind minor league leader Myles Straw (AA – Corpus Christi – HOU). Although you can’t ignore what Moesquit is doing this year, he’s a 23-year-old in LoA, which is fine, but in a minors-heavy fantasy league, I’d push my chip stack toward Straw, a fellow 2015 draft pick, but 12 rounds earlier. Straw came from St. Johns River Community College (FL) and rewarded the organization by leading the minors with a .358 batting average in 2016 (over two levels: LoA Quad Cities and HiA Lancaster) and 21 stolen bases. Houston possesses one of the deepest, most rich farm systems in all of baseball and Straw has the tools to become a viable role player or much, much more. 
  • Mason McCoy, SS – LoA Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL) – Sally League1-2, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB
  • Zach Jarrett, CF – LoA Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL) – Sally League3-4, 2 2B, R, 4RBi
  • Hector Vizcaino, SS – DSL Orioles (BAL) – Dominican Summer League1-4, HR (1), 3R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Richard Barcenas, RF – DSL Orioles (BAL) – Dominican Summer League2-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi
  • Frankie Rios, SS – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League2-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi 
  • Charlie Madden, C – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League2-5, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Ben Ruta, DH – HiA Tampa Tarpons (NYY) – Florida State League3-4, HR (3), R, 3RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Alexander Palma, RF – HiA Tampa Tarpons (NYY) – Florida State League2-5, HR (5), R, RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Brandon Wagner, 1B – HiA Tampa Tarpons (NYY) – Florida State League3-5, HR (11), 2R, RBi, 2K 
  • Dom Thompson-Williams, CF – HiA Tampa Tarpons (NYY) – Florida State League3-5, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, K 
  • Wilkerman Garcia, SS – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League1-4, HR (5), R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Kevin Padlo, 3B – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League1-4, HR (3), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Vidal Brujan, 2B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League3-4, HR (3), 2R, RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (24,25) 
    • There might not be a Rays prospect who’s stock is soaring as high this season as Brujan’s. Coming into the season, the 5’9″ – 155 lb. switch-hitter was ranked #17 over at Baseball America, while MLB Pipeline’s Jonathn Mayo and Jim Callis clocked the young Dominican in at #18. If the season ended today, it’d be shocking to see Brujan sit outside any and every Ray’s top 10. He helped lead Short Season Hudson Valley to a New York-Penn League title in 2016, leading the NYPL with 74 hits, 108 total bases, while stealing 16 bases and posting a near 1:1 BB:K ratio (34:36). Brujan is on pace to collect 162 hits, steal 71 base and post another remarkable BB:K ratio this season, as he currently sits with a 29:28 and a near .400 on-base percentage (.394). 
  • Taylor Walls, SS – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League2-4, HR (3), 2R, 3RBi, 2BB, K, SB (10) 
  • Ronaldo Hernandez, C – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League3-5, HR (8), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Devin Davis, 1B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League2-5, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Kevin Smith, SS – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League3-4, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Zach Remillard, 1B – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League3-4, HR (6), R, 5RBi, BB
  • Tate Blackman, 2B – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) – Sally League2-5, HR (7), R, 3RBi 
  • Seuly Matias, RF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League1-2, HR (19), 2R, RBi, BB, K 
    • Matias leads all the minors in home runs, two ahead of LA Angels prospect Jared Walsh (17) and four ahead of Double-A Binghamton’s Peter Alonso (15). 
  • Luis Arraez, 2B – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League3-3, 3B, 2B, R, RBi, 2BB
  • Jaylin Davis, RF – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League4-4, HR (5), 2R, 2RBi
  • J.J. Matijevic, LF – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League2-5, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 3K 
  • Jo Adell, RF – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League3-5, HR (4), 3R, RBi, 2K, SB (4) 
  • Eugene Helder, 3B – LoA Clinton LumberKings (SEA) – Midwest League2-2, HR (3), 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB
  • Freuddy Batista, C – DSL Mariners (SEA) – Dominican Summer League3-6, HR (2), 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi, 2K 
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