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

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Joey Bart, C – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest League3-5, HR (3), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K 
    • After beginning the season with four hits in his first 18 at-bats (.222), the Giants top pick in the 2018 draft has gotten back on track. The 6’3″- 220 lb. catching star from Georgia Tech has collected eight hits in his last five games (.333) including his first three home runs as a pro. If you’re in a fantasy league that allows minor leaguers, make the 2018 Johnny Bench Award Winner a top priority waiver add. He should move quickly in a system that’s sorely lacking top notch catching depth. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Tyler Frank, 2B – SS Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) – New York-Penn League2-4, HR (2), R, 5RBi, BB, K 
    • When the Tampa Bay Rays selected the 6’0″- 185 lb. righty in the second round of the 2018 draft, they were getting a bat tabbed as average across the board, but on the defensive side of the ball, they were getting an infield utility wizard. The former Florida Atlantic Owl batted .310 with 25 homers and 105 RBi’s in 165 career collegiate games, but his defensive position versatility was the top attribute Frank brought to the field. Manning mostly shortstop in college, Frank has logged time at every infield position except first base for the Renegades this season, yet he’s greatly overplayed his batting profile, as he ranks within the NYPL top 10 in runs scored (14), hits (20), doubles (6), total bases (34), OB% (.417) and slugging (.500), all while drawing as many walks (12) as he has strikeouts (12). 

National League: 

  • Isael Soto, RF – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally League3-5, HR (5), R, 5RBi
  • Sean Reynolds, 1B – SS Batavia Muckdogs (MIA) – New York-Penn League2-2, HR (4), 3R, 2RBi, BB, SB (2) 
  • Luis Santana, 2B – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League3-6, 2B, R, 4RBi 
  • Hayden Senger, DH – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League3-4, 2B, 4R, BB, K 
  • Henri Lartigue, C – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League4-5, 2 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Ben Aklinski, RF – SS Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) – New York-Penn League2-5, HR (1), R, 5RBi 
  • Yonathan Perlaza, 2B – AZL Cubs1 (CHC) – Arizona League3-5, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Reshard Munroe, LF – Rookie Billings Mustangs (CIN) – Pioneer League2-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (4) 
  • Leugim Castillo, LF – Rookie Helena Brewers (MIL) – Pioneer League2-4, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi 
  • Cristian Santana, 1B – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League2-5, HR (13), 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Luis Castro, DH – SS Boise Hawks (COL) – Northwest League2-4, HR (4), 2R, RBi, BB, K, SB (8) 
  • Devin Mann, 2B – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League4-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Hunter Stovall, 2B – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League4-5, 2B, R, 3RBi
  • Orlando Garcia, 2B – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League3-4, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Mikey Edie, RF – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest League1-3, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB, SB (4) 

American League: 

  • Oswaldo Cabrera, 2B – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League2-5, HR (6), R, 5RBi, K
  • Carlos Vidal, RF – LoA Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) – Sally League4-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Ronaldo Hernandez, C – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League4-4, HR (14), R, RBi, BB
  • Osmy Gregorio, 3B – Rookie Princeton Rays (TB) – Appy League2-3, HR (3), 2B, 2R, RBi, BB
  • Seuly Matias, RF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League2-6, HR (26), R, RBi, 2K – Leads minors 
  • Manny Olloque, 1B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League4-5, HR (1/3), R, 3RBi
  • Corey Julks, LF – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League2-3, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (9,10)
  • Connor Justus, 2B – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League1-4, HR (4), 2R, 4RBi, 2K  
  • Francisco Del Valle, DH – Rookie Orem Owls (LAA) – Pioneer League2-4, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Nate Mondou, 2B – HiA Stockton Ports (OAK) – Cal League3-5, 3 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2K 

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