Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – June 23, 2018

Although the idea of sleeping in is stripped away, it’s good to be back as early morning tracking takes center stage once again. Not sure about Jim, but it takes me awhile to get back into the swing of things (no pun intended) after taking a few days off. The Dominican Summer League must have understood with only one daily qualifier from a very unsettled schedule regarding the weather. With all leagues running at full-throttle, I’ll be upping my daily criteria. So, if my daily lists appear shorter in overall length, they definitely won’t lack in quality daily performances. 

Boston was great. U2 was even more great, but it feels just as great to be back with Jim and I now entering the home stretch of our tracking season.

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Diego Rincones, LF – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest League
    • 4-5, HR (2), 2 2B, R, 5RBi, K 
    • Making a slow methodical climb through the Giants system is the 6’0″- 175 lb. Venezuelan. Staring his pro career in 2016 as a 17-year-old in the DSL, he batted .244 with two home runs and 30 RBi in 58 games. Not eye-popping numbers, but enough for the Giants to want to test him with an assignment to the AZL in 2017, which proved successful with Rincones batting .308 with three home runs and 34 RBis in 11 less games than in 2016. Only nine games into the Northwest League schedule, Rincones is on pace to smash his previous in-season peripherals. So far, he leads the NWL in batting (.529), hits (18), OPS (1.308) and total bases (27), and at 19 years old, sits two years younger than the league’s average age. His tool bag of skills might not come as full as other prospects, but he’s proven so far that he has the ability to play above his scouting report of just average athleticism and questionable power, however, he’s playing above his noted bat-to-ball skills and good instincts at the plate. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Seth Beer, 1B – SS Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) – New York-Penn League
    • 3-4, 2 HR (2,3), 2R, 4RBi
    • I’m going to take a guess, a prediction of sorts, that once the Astros first round draft choice from the 2018 draft makes it to the majors, he might very well lead not only Astros jersey sales, but all of major league baseball. I mean, what goes better with  baseball than Beer?? Regardless of the name, the 6’3″ – 195 lb. former Clemson Tiger has begun his pro career in rather solid fashion, currently leading the NYPL in home runs and ranking within the league top five in total bases (20) and top 10 in OPS (1.114). 

National League: 

  • Ray-Patrick Didder, SS – HiA Florida FireFrogs (ATL) – Florida State League
    • 3-3, 3B, 2R, RBi, BB, SB (16)
  • Greyson Jenista, RF – Rookie Danville Braves (ATL) – Appy League
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • Jhonny Santos, LF – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally League
    • 1-3, HR (5), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Mark Vientos, 3B – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League
    • 2-6, HR (1), R, 4RBi, 2K 
  • Raul Beracierta, RF – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League
    • 1-4, HR (1), R, RBI, BB, SB (2) 
  • Ranfy Adon, CF – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League
    • 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBI, K
  • Jhoander Saez, CF – GCL Mets (NYM) – Gulf Coast League
    • 2-3, 3B, R, 4RBI, BB
  • Jarred Kelenic, DH – GCL Mets (NYM) – Gulf Coast League
    • 3-4, 3B, 2R, RBI, K 
  • Alejandro Flores, C – LoA Hagerstown Suns (WAS) – Carolina League
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2RBi
  • Bren Spillane, 1B – Rookie Billings Mustangs (CIN) – Pioneer League
    • 4-4, HR (1), 3B, 2R, RBi 
  • Reniel Ozuna, RF – Rookie Greenville Reds (CIN) – Appy League
    • 2-5, HR (1), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Hunter Oliver, C – Rookie Greenville Reds (CIN) – Appy League
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Allan Cerda, CF – DSL Reds (CIN) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-2, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, BB, SB (1) 
  • Alex Hall, C – AZL Brewers (MIL) – Arizona League
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2B, R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Edwin Sano, 2B – AZL Brewers (MIL) – Arizona League
    • 3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Oneil Cruz, SS – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (10), 2R, RBi, BB
  • Brett Pope, 2B – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League
    • 1-3, HR (3), R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Travis Swaggerty, CF – SS West Virginia Black Bears (PIT) – New York-Penn League
    • 3-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, K 
  • Jhoan Herrera, DH – SS West Virginia Black Bears (PIT) – New York-Penn League
    • 3-4, HR (2), 2R, 5RBi
  • Mason Martin, 1B – Rookie Bristol Pirates (PIT) – Appy League
    • 2-3, 2 HR (3,4), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Nick Dunn, 2B – SS State College Spikes (STL) – New York-Penn League
    • 2-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Kevin Watson Jr., LF – AZL D-backs (ARI) – Arizona League
    • 3-3, 3B, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, BB
  • Rylan Bannon, DH – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League
    • 1-3, HR (16), R, 3RBi, 2BB, 2K 
  • Dillon Paulson, 1B – Rookie Ogden Raptors (LAD) – Pioneer League
    • 1-3, HR (2), R, 4RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Drew Avans, LF – AZL Dodgers (LAD) – Arizona League
    • 1-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Matt Hearn, CF – SS Boise Hawks (COL) – Northwest League
    • 3-4, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Franklin Garcia, C – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League
    • 3-4, 2 2B, 5RBi 
  • Hudson Potts, 3B – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League
    • 2-4, HR (11), 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Kevin Rivera, 2B – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest League
    • 2-5, 3B, 2R, RBi, 2K , SB (2) 

American League: 

  • Wilson Garcia, 1B – HiA Frederick Keys (BAL) – Carolina League
    • 2-4, HR (7), 3R, RBi, BB, K 
  • John Ham, 2B – GCL Orioles (BAL) – Gulf Coast League
    • 4-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Chris Madera, CF – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League
    • 3-3, 2B, 2R, 2BB
  • Trenton Kemp, RF – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League
    • 2-3, 2B, 3RBi, 2BB
  • Pablo Olivares, DH – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League
    • 3-5, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Carlos Vidal, LF – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League
    • 2-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi
  • Anthony Garcia, RF – GCL Yankees West (NYY) – Gulf Coast League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Taylor Walls, DH – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League
    • 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Tyler Frank, SS – SS Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) – New York-Penn League
    • 2-3, HR (1), 2R, RBi, BB
  • Roberto Alvarez, C – Rookie Princeton Rays (TB) – Appy League
    • 3-4, HR (1), 2R, RBi, SB (1)
  • David Jacob, RF – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League
    • 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, 3K 
  • Chavez Young, RF – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Brandon Grudzielanek, 3B – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League
    • 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Brock Lundquist, LF – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League
    • 1-3, HR (12), R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Christopher Bec, C – SS Vancouver Canadians (TOR) – Northwest League
    • 3-5, 2 2B, 3RBi
  • Jordan Groshans, SS – GCL Blue Jays (TOR) – Gulf Coast League
    • 2-3, HR (2), R, 4RBi, 2BB
  • Micker Adolfo, DH – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League
    • 1-4, HR (9), R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Lency Delgado, SS – AZL White Sox (CWS) – Arizona League
    • 1-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Jhan Rodriguez, 3B – AZL Indians1 (CLE) – Arizona League
    • 2-2, 2R, RBi, BB, 2 SB (2,3) 
  • Troy Montgomery, LF – HiA Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) – Florida State League
    • 2-3, 2B, R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Isrrael De La Cruz, CF – SS Connecticut Tigers (DET) – New York-Penn League
    • 4-4, 2B, 2R, SB (4) 
  • Brewer Hicklen, CF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League
    • 1-4, HR (8), R, 4RBi 
  • Rudy Martin, CF – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League
    • 2-5, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Jean Carlos Arias, CF – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 3-4, HR (3), 3B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • J.J. Matijevic, DH – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League
    • 2-3, HR (7), 2B, R, RBi, 2BB, K, SB (5) 
  • Abraham Toro, 3B – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League
    • 2-3, HR (11), R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Corey Julks, LF – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League
    • 2-5, HR (1/5), 3B, R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Chandler Taylor, RF – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League
    • 3-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Jahmai Jones, 2B – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League
    • 1-4, HR (8), R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (12) 
  • Brandon Marsh, DH – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League
    • 1-3, HR (2/3), 2R, 3RBi, 2BB
  • Nonie Williams, CF – Rookie Orem Owls (LAA) – Pioneer League
    • 2-5, 2 3B, 2R, 2K 
  • Tim Millard, 1B – Rookie Orem Owls (LAA) – Pioneer League
    • 2-3, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Brendon Davis, SS – HiA Down East Wood Ducks (TEX) – Carolina League
    • 2-3, HR (4), 2B, R, 2RBi 
  • Yohel Pozo, DH – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (7), R, 2RBi, K 
  • Sam Huff, C – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League
    • 2-4, HR (8), R, 2RBi, K 

 

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