Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – June 25, 2018

*The Florida State League had a scheduled day off Monday* 

National League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Jason Pineda, 1B – AZL Padres2 (SD) – Arizona League4-5, HR (1), 3B, 2B, 4R, 2RBi, BB
    • Hit for cycle
    • After the 2017 – 17th round pick out of James Monroe HS (Bronx, NY) debuted in the AZL with a .223 batting average in his first taste of pro ball, the Padres felt a repeat of the level for the power-hitting first baseman would be best. So far, he’s proving that maybe an in-season promotion to Short-Season Tri-City might be in short order. The 6’2″ – 200 lb. righty hit two home runs in his first nine games in 2017, but proceeded to go homerless in the following 29 games; and only collected six doubles in that span as well. This season, Pineda is batting .435, already has four extra-base hits (including last night’s home run) among his 10 hits, and he’s drawn an even six walks to six strikeouts, where as last season, Pineda logged 14 walks to 45 K’s in 38 games. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day: 

  • Iverson Leonardo, RF – DSL Tigers2 (DET) – Dominican Summer League2-2, HR (1), 3B, 3R, 4RBi, BB
    • The Tigers signed Leonardo for $275K out of the Dominican Republic soon after he turned the ripe age of 16. There are currently 51 16-year-olds on the hitter side in the DSL and Leonardo ranks second in batting amongst the age grouping with a .304 average. (Luis Silva from the DSL Brewers is batting .333). The 6’0″ – 175 lb. lefty brings super speed to the field and the potential to hit for some power as he fills out. 

National League: 

Andrew Moritz, LF – Rookie Danville Braves (ATL) – Appy League1-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 

  • Greyson Jenista, RF – Rookie Danville Braves (ATL) – Appy League2-5, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Jeremy Fernandez, RF – GCL Braves (ATL) – Gulf Coast League2-4, HR (1), 3B, R, 3RBi, BB
  • Ray Hernandez, 1B – GCL Braves (ATL) – Gulf Coast League2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Anthony Dirocie, CF – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League3-4, 2B, 3R, BB, SB (1) 
  • Raul Beracierta, RF – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League1-2, 4R, RBi, 3BB, SB (3) 
  • L.A. Woodard, DH – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League3-5, 2 2B, 4RBi
  • Moises Gonzalez, RF – DSL Mets1 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (1), 3R, RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Jonathan Guzman, SS – SS Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) – New York-Penn League3-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, RBi 
  • Luis Garcia, SS – DSL Phillies White (PHI) – Dominican Summer League3-5, 2B, R, 3RBi, 2 SB (1,2) 
  • Juan Carlos Smith, DH – DSL Phillies Red (PHI) – Dominican Summer League3-4, HR (1), 3B, 2B, 2R, 5RBi, K 
  • Jake Scudder, 1B – LoA Hagerstown Suns (WAS) – Carolina League2-4, HR (4), R, 3RBi
  • Axel Aleixo, LF – DSL Reds (CIN) – Dominican Summer League2-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 3BB, K 
  • Payton Henry, C – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League2-4, HR (6), 3R, RBi, BB, K 
  • Jonah Davis, CF – Rookie Bristol Pirates (PIT) – Appy League3-5, HR (1), 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi, K 
  • Ernie De La Trinidad, RF – LoA Kane County Cougars (ARI) – Midwest League4-4, HR (6), 2R, 3RBi
  • Jancarlos Cintron, 2B – LoA Kane County Cougars (ARI) – Midwest League1-4, HR (4), 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Tra Holmes, LF – SS Hillsboro Hops (ARI) Northwest League3-4, HR (3), 2R, RBi
  • Andy Yerzy, C – SS Hillsboro Hops (ARI) Northwest League3-3, HR (2), R, 2RBi
  • Buddy Reed, LF – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League2-4, HR (11), 2B, 2R, RBi, K 
  • Dwanya Williams-Sutton, DH – SS Tri-City Dust Devils (SD) – Northwest League2-5, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Gilberto Vizcarra, C – AZL Padres1 (SD) – Arizona League2-3, HR (1), 3R, RBi, 2BB
  • Jawuan Harris, CF – AZL Padres1 (SD) – Arizona League2-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 4RBi, BB
  • Elvis Sabala, 3B – AZL Padres2 (SD) – Arizona League2-2, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Blinger Perez, LF – AZL Padres2 (SD) – Arizona League2-4, 2B, 3R, 3RBi, 2BB
  • Francisco Medina, 1B – AZL Giants Black (SF) – Arizona League2-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Beicker Mendoza, 1B – AZL Giants Orange (SF) – Arizona League4-5, 3 2B, 3R, RBi, K 
  • Tyler Flores, LF – AZL Giants Orange (SF) – Arizona League4-5, 2B, 6RBi 

American League: 

  • Angel Rojas, 2B – DSL Yankees (NYY) – Dominican Summer League4-5, HR (1), 2R, RBi, SB (6) 
  • Madison Santos, RF – DSL Yankees (NYY) – Dominican Summer League4-4, 3B, 3R, RBi, 2 SB (1,2) 
  • Chris Betts, C – SS Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) – New York-Penn League3-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Marvin Malone, RF – SS Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) – New York-Penn League2-4, HR (1), 3B, 2R, 3RBi, K
  • Oneill Manzueta, LF – DSL Rays1 (TB) – Dominican Summer League2-2, HR (3), R, RBi, 2BB, SB (2) 
  • Jhon Solarte, CF – DSL Blue Jays (TOR) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (6,7) 
  • Luis Gonzalez, LF – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League3-6, 2B, 4R, RBi
  • Micker Adolfo, DH – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League3-4, 2B, R, 4RBi, 2BB
  • Yeyson Yrizarri, SS – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League1-5, HR (4), 2R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Laz Rivera, 2B – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League5-5, HR (1/7), 2 2B, 5R, 2RBi
  • Sam Abbott, 1B – AZL White Sox (CWS) – Arizona League3-4, 2 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • Miguel Jerez, DH – AZL Indians1 (CLE) – Arizona League1-2, HR (1), 2R, RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Pedro Alfonseca, CF – AZL Indians1 (CLE) – Arizona League2-4, HR (1), 2B, R, 3RBi, K 
  • Henderson De Oleo, 1B – AZL Indians2 (CLE) – Arizona League3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 6RBi, K 
  • Jimmy Mojica, CF – DSL Tigers2 (DET) – Dominican Summer League3-5, HR (2), 2B, 3R, 3RBI, K 
  • Nick Heath, RF – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League2-3, 2R, RBI, BB, K, 3 SB (18,19,20) 
  • Jeison Guzman, SS – Rookie Burlington Royals (KC) – Appy League3-6, HR (1/2), 2R, 3RBI, 2 SB (5,6) 
  • Nick Hutchins, C – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League1-3, HR (2), R, 3RBI, BB
  • Rubendy Jaquez, 2B – AZL Royals (KC) – Arizona League1-2, HR (2), R, 4RBI
  • Jimmy Barnes, RF – LoA Burlington Bees (LAA) – Midwest League1-3, HR (2), R, 4RBI, BB, 2K 
  • Tim Millard, 3B – Rookie Orem Owls (LAA) – Pioneer League2-3, HR (2), 2B, R, 2RBI, BB
  • Jordan Zimmerman, 3B – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League2-4, 2 HR (6,7), 2R, 3RBI, 2K 
  • Julian Leon, C – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League2-3, HR (3), 2R, 3RBi, K
  • Freuddy Batista, C – DSL Mariners (SEA) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Sam Huff, C – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League2-4, HR (9), 2R, RBi, BB, K, 2 SB (2,3) 
  • Jayce Easley, SS – AZL Rangers (TEX) – Arizona League2-3, 2R, 2RBi 2BB, 2 SB (4,5) 


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