Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – July 9, 2018

*The Pioneer League had a scheduled day off Monday and the entire Arizona League (AZL) schedule was postponed by rain* 

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Zach Clark, CF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League5-6, 3B, 2B, 3R, 4Bi, K, SB (15)
    • The 2016 draftee out of Pearl River Community College (MS) registered the first 5-hit game of his pro career, helping lead the Timber Rattlers to a 19-5 beat down of division rival Peoria (STL) last night. The righty-swinging centerfielder has collected a hit in 14 out of his last 17 games (23-for-63/.365) and his seven triples on the season ranks one behind Midwest League leader Jean Carlos Arias (Cedar Rapids). But wow, when you look at Clark’s strikeouts (99 in 67 games), it sure makes you ponder how much more of a force the former 19th round pick could be if he turned a third or even a quarter of his K’s into a hit or a walk.  

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Michael Chavis, 3B – SS Lowell Spinners (BOS) – New York-Penn League3-4, HR (1), 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB
    • After serving an 80-game PED suspension, Chavis returned to the organization on July 2 and was assigned to Short Season Lowell. He faced Connecticut (DET) for four games (2 home/2 away) and collected only two hits in 12 at-bats (.167). The 2014 – 1st rounder saw a promotion to Double-A Portland on July 7, but went hitless in eight at-bats vs the Hartford Yard Goats (COL). Well, the Sprayberry HS (Marietta, GA) alum could finally be shedding the rust, as he returned to Lowell last night and belted his first extra-bases of the season – a first inning double, a run-scoring double in the 3rd and an insurance homer in the 8th (a solo shot) – to help the Spinners secure a 9-6 victory over Hudson Valley (TB). Despite serving a suspension, to this day, Chavis claims his innocence

National League: 

  • Jeremy Fernandez, CF – GCL Braves (ATL) – Gulf Coast League2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Carlos Paraguate, SS – DSL Braves (ATL) – Dominican Summer League4-5, 3B, 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K
  • Raul Beracierta, RF – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League2-5, HR (3), 2R, 4RBi
  • Adrian Hernandez, CF – DSL Mets1 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League3-5, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi
  • Ben Pelletier, LF – SS Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) – New York-Penn League2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi
  • Juan Herrera, 3B – DSL Phillies White (PHI) – Dominican Summer League5-5, HR (1), 2B, 3R, RBi
  • Christopher Duran, 2B – DSL Phillies White (PHI) – Dominican Summer League1-4, HR (1), 3R, 2RBi, BB, K
  • Tristen Lutz, LF – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League2-3, HR (8), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, 3BB, SB (4)
  • Trever Morrison, SS – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League3-4, 2B, 4R, 3RBi
  • Brent Diaz, C – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League2-2, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2BB
  • Jesse Medrano, DH – LoA West Virginia Power (PIT) – Sally League1-2, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, SB (1)
  • Kevin Woodall, RF – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K
  • Jorge Barrosa, CF – DSL D-backs1 (ARI) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, SB (21)
  • Liover Peguero, SS – DSL D-backs1 (ARI) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, 2 SB (2,3)
  • Jose Reyes, 2B – DSL D-backs1 (ARI) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (2), 3B, R, 2RBi
  • Cole Anderson, RF – SS Boise Hawks (COL) – Northwest League1-2, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, 2BB, K, SB (1)
  • Joey Bart, C – SS Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) – Northwest League1-4, HR (4), R, 4RBi
    • Bart pops his first career grand slam in a five-run fourth inning, but it wasn’t enough, as the Boise Hawks locked down a 7-6 victory and both the Volcanoes and Hawks sit at 14-11.
  • Luis Toribio, 3B – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League3-5, HR (6), 2R, RBi

American League: 

  • Kevin Smith, 2B – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League2-4, HR (8/15), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Riley Adams, C – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League2-4, HR (4), R, 4RBi
  • Andres Guerra, C – Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays (TOR) – Appy League2-3, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, K
  • Gavin Sheets, 1B – HiA Winston Salem Dash (CHW) – Carolina League3-4, 3 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Mitch Longo, LF – HiA Lynchburg Hillcats (CLE) – Carolina League4-4, HR (6), 2R, 4RBi
  • Nolan Jones, DH – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League3-3, HR (11), 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Joshua Rolette, C – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League2-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Hosea Nelson, LF – SS Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) – New York-Penn League2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi
  • Osvaldo Duarte, 2B – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League2-4, HR (6), 2B, R, 2RBi, K
  • Gilberto Celestino, CF – SS Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) – New York-Penn League4-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, SB (13)
  • Jesus Lopez, 2B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) – Midwest League3-4, HR (10), 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Juan Camacho, C – LoA Clinton LumberKings (SEA) – Midwest League3-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi
  • Ryan Dorow, SS – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League3-5, HR (9), 3B, R, 2RBi
  • Keyber Rodriguez, SS – DSL Rangers2 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League4-5, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi



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