Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – June 12, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Jaime Perez, RF – DSL Dodgers Guerrero (LAD) – Dominican Summer League3-3, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, BB, SB (1)
    • When it comes to pound-for-pound, in-game production, there isn’t a prospect so far that’s put up equal numbers in the DSL this season like the Havana, Cuba native. Signed out of Cuba in July 2017, Perez was directly assigned to the DSL Dodgers2 squad and struggled in his first taste of pro ball, batting .207 with two home runs and 47 strikeouts in 44 games. This season (for the newly renamed Dodgers Guerrero) he’s a totally different prospect, ranking fourth in hitting (.444) with five of his eight hits going for extra bases. He’s scored 10 runs and driven in 11 in only six games, has a .545 on-base percentage and a carries whopping 1.601 OPS. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Raider Uceta, RF – DSL Angels (LAA) – Dominican Summer League4-5, 3 2B, 2R, 2RBi
    • With probably one of the cooler names in all the minors, the Angels signed Uceta out of the Dominican Republic for (an even cooler) $500K in July 2017. The (already) huge 17-year-old’s (6’1″- 215 lb.) calling card is his plus-plus natural power from the left side of the plate. He’s considered a “power-over-hit” prospect at the moment with below average speed for an outfielder. Keep an eye on him. If he has success in the DSL (low K rate, high on-base percentage), he could see a shift stateside to the GCL this year or an an aggressive move straight to Rookie Orem to start 2019. 

National League: 

Braxton Davidson, 1B – HiA Florida FireFrogs (ATL) – Florida State League1-2, HR (9), R, 2RBi, B, K 

    • Davidson is on a bit of a hot streak. The 6’2″ – 230 lb. lefty has seven hits in his last 14 at-bats (.500) and hit his fourth home run in his last five games last night in Game 1 of a double-header vs. Bradenton (PIT). 
  • Austin Bush, 1B – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League 2-5, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Isranel Wilson, RF – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League 3-5, HR (5), 2R, 4RBi, 2K, SB (10) 
  • Ynmanol Marinez, SS – DSL Marlins (MIA) – Dominican Summer League3-5, 2B, R, 3RBi, 2K, 2 SB (1,2) 
  • Juan De La Rosa, RF – DSL Mets1 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League3-5, HR (2), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Austin Listi, 1B – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League3-4, HR (9), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Nick Maton, SS – LoA Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI) – Sally League1-3, HR (5), R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Daniel Brito, 2B – LoA Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI) – Sally League3-4, HR (3), 2B, R, 2RBi, K 
  • Rochest Cruz, 2B – DSL Cubs1 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League4-5, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB, K, 3 SB (6,7,8) 
  • Fabian Pertuz, SS – DSL Cubs1 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League0-2, 4R, RBi, 4BB, K, 2 SB (7,8) 
  • Ervis Marchan, 1B – DSL Cubs1 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 3B, R, 5RBi, BB, SB (2) 
  • Tyler Stephenson, C – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB
  • Cooper Hummel, LF – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League2-3, HR (3), 3R, 3RBi, BB
  • Freddy De Jesus, 1B – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (2), 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Joerlin De Los Santos, LF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League1-2, 3B, 2R, 3BB, 2 SB (3,4) 
  • Stephen Smith, RF – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League3-4, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Dominic Miroglio, C – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League1-4, HR (3), R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Pavin Smith, 1B – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League2-4, HR (7), R, 2RBi
  • Roman Ruiz, SS – DSL D-backs2 (ARI) – Dominican Summer League3-6, 3B, 2R, RBi, SB (3) 
  • Cristian Santana, 1B – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League2-5, HR (9), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Bret Boswell, 3B – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League3-5, HR (10), 2B, 3R, RBi, K
  • Steven Fana, RF – DSL Colorado (COL) – Dominican Summer League2-3, HR (1), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Luis Toribio, 3B – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League3-4, HR (4), 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Omar Medina, C – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League4-5, 2 2B, 4RBi

American League: 

  • Ryan McKenna, CF – HiA Frederick Keys (BAL) – Carolina League2-2, HR (7), 2R, RBi, BB
    • The 21-year-old 4th rounder in 2015 continues to lead the Carolina League in hits (90) and is on pace to collect 207 on the season, which would fall one hit shy of the Carolina League record (208) held by Oswaldo Olivares of the Salem Pirates in 1977. McKenna’s .378 batting average also leads the league as well as his 130 total bases, 54 runs scored, OPS (1.012) and he has a near even 1:1 K:BB rate (42:34). 
  • Ryan Noda, 1B – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League2-5, HR (6), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Luis Alexander Basabe, LF – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League2-4, HR (9), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Tate Blackman, 2B – LoA Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) – Sally League1-1, HR (9), 2R, RBi, 2BB
  • Joshua Rolette, C – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K
  • Daz Cameron, CF – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League4-4, 3B, R, SB (9) 
  • Gabriel Cancel, 2B – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League1-4, HR (3), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Akil Baddoo, CF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League2-5, HR (6), 2B, 2R, RBi, 2K 
  • Robby Rinn, 1B – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League4-5, 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Jacob Pearson, LF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League3-5, 2 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Luke Persico, LF – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League3-4, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Mickey McDonald, RF – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League3-3, 2B, 2R, BB, 2 SB (12,13) 
  • Trace Loehr, 2B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League2-4, 2B, R, 4RBi
  • Leody Taveras, CF – HiA Down East Wood Ducks (TEX) – Carolina League3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Anderson Tejeda, SS – HiA Down East Wood Ducks (TEX) – Carolina League1-3, HR (10), R, 4RBi, K
  • Ryan Dorow, 3B – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League2-3, HR (7), 2R, RBi, BB
  • Keithron Moss, 2B – DSL Rangers1 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League2-6, 3B, 3R, RBi, 2K, 2 SB (1,2) 
  • Jember Gutierrez, 3B – DSL Rangers2 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League2-2, 3B,  4RBi, 3BB

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