Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – July 18, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Kevin Woodall, RF – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League3-3, 3 HR (4,5,6), 3R, 6RBi, 2BB
    • The colossal 6’6″ – 240 lb. 10th rounder out of Coastal Carolina (2018) came to the organization with immense (and obvious) power potential. With the Chanticleers, Woodall hit only three home runs in his his first two seasons, but the power arrived the following two years when Woodall blasted 37 round-trippers in his junior and senior seasons. Well, Woodall hit as many homers versus Bluefield (TOR) last night as he did as a freshman and sophomore combined (94 games). Woodall hit a 1-out, 2-run homer in the bottom of the 1st inning, walked in the 3rd, then hit a 1-out solo shot in the fifth to cut the Blue Jays lead to 5-3. Woodall came to the plate in the bottom of the 7th and with two outs and and a runner on second, crushed his third home run of the night, tying the game at five. Bluefield failed to score in the top of the 8th and with two outs in the bottom half of the inning, Woodall drew a bases loaded walk to break the 5-5 tie. The following batter (Dariel Gomez) was the victim of an HBP which scored an insurance run. Bluefield failed to score in the top of the 9th, as the JC bullpen helped secure a 7-5 victory.  

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Corey Zangari, 1B – Rookie Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Pioneer League2-5, 2 HR (8,9), 2R, 4RBi, 2K – 14
    • After scanning through yesterday’s box scores, I was going to choose AZL Rangers catcher/DH Max Morales as today’s THOD. After all, he crushed two homers, a double and drove in six runs (vs. Giants Orange). Impressive. However, looking closely at Zangari, it wasn’t only his own 2-homer day that gave him today’s top spot, but it was who he’s hit those homers against. The 2015- 6th rounder is batting .471 versus the Orem Owls this season and seven out of Zangari’s nine home runs on the season have come against Orem pitching. And not only that, Zangari’s seven home runs have all come within his last eight games. In Zangari’s other 12 games this season, he’s batting .191. 

National League: 

  • Braxton Davidson, 1B – HiA Florida FireFrogs (ATL) – Florida State League3-5, HR (14), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Osiris Johnson, DH – GCL Marlins (MIA) – Gulf Coast League/East 4-6, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K, SB (4)  
    • It’s no surprise to see the Marlins 2018 – 2nd rounder make the HOD list. He has  pretty good bloodlines, as the 17-year-old draftee out of Encinal HS (CA) is the cousin of 3x All-Star, Silver Slugger winner, 4x Gold Glover, N.L. MVP and 2008 World Series Champion Jimmy Rollins
  • Christopher Rodriguez, 3B – GCL Marlins (MIA) – Gulf Coast League/East 3-5, 2 HR (1,2), 3R, 3RBi
  • Raphael Gladu, LF – HiA St. Lucie Mets (NYM) – Florida State League3-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, SB (1) 
  • Jose Miguel Medina, RF – SS Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) – New York-Penn League2-4, 2 HR (2,3), 3R, 4RBi, BB, SB (6)  
  • Mani Boekhoudt, CF – DSL Phillies White (PHI) – Dominican Summer League2-4, 2B, 2R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Taylor Trammell, CF – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League2-4, HR (7), 2B, R, RBi, K, SB (17) 
  • Cooper Hummel, DH – HiA Carolina Mudcats (MIL) – Carolina League3-4, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Tristen Lutz, DH – LoA Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) – Midwest League2-3, HR (10), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Dylan Carlson, RF – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League3-4, HR (7), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Delvin Perez, SS – SS State College Spikes (STL) – New York-Penn League1-2, 3B, R, 2RBi, 3BB, SB (4) 
  • Carlos Soler, CF – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League3-5, 2B, 2R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Malcom Nunez, DH – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-5, HR (2), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, BB
  • Joerlin De Los Santos, LF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League3-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K, 2 SB (17,18) 
  • Adanson Cruz, CF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League4-4, 3B, 3R, BB
  • Jeren Kendall, CF – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League3-4, HR (10), 3B, 3R, 4RBi, SB (27) 
  • Ronny Brito, SS – Rookie Ogden Raptors (LAD) – Pioneer League2-4, HR (6), 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Hector Martinez, 2B – DSL Dodgers Robinson (LAD) – Dominican Summer League 3-3, 3R, RBi, 2BB, SB (3) 
  • Brian Serven, C – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League3-4, HR (9), 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi 
  • Hunter Stovall, 3B – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League3-5, HR (3), 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi
  • Jeisson Rosario, CF – LoA Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) – Midwest League4-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi 
  • Alexander Canario, CF – AZL Giants Black (SF) – Arizona League1-5, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi, BB, 3K

American League: 

  • Jordan Qsar, RF – Rookie Princeton Rays (TB) – Appy League3-4, 3B, 2R, RBi, BB, K
  • Edgardo Rodriguez, C – DSL Rays2 (TB) – Dominican Summer League1-4, HR (3), 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Logan Sowers, RF – Rookie Great Falls Voyagers (CWS) – Pioneer League3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K, SB (2)
  • Hosea Nelson, LF – SS Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) – New York-Penn League3-4, HR (3), 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Julio Pablo Martinez, CF – SS Spokane Indians (TEX) – Northwest League2-4, HR (4), 3B, 2R, RBi 
  • Elian Gonzalez, SS – DSL Indians/Brewers (CLE/MIL) – Domincan Summer League3-3, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, SB (4) 
  • D.J. Burt, DH – HiA Wilmington Blue Rocks (KC) – Carolina League2-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Juan Carlos Negret, RF – Rookie Burlington Royals (KC) – Appy League2-6, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi, K
  • Jose Marquez, 2B – Rookie Burlington Royals (KC) – Appy League3-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Alex Kirilloff, RF – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League4-5, 3B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Aaron Whitefield, CF – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League2-3, HR (2), 3R, 2RBi, 2 SB (10,11)
  • Francisco Martinez, RF – DSL Twins (MIN) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 2 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi
  • Alex McKenna, CF – SS Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) – New York-Penn League2-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 4RBi
  • Connor Justus, SS – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League2-4, HR (5), 2R, 4RBi, BB, K, SB (3)
  • Keegan McGovern, LF – LoA Clinton LumberKings (SEA) – Midwest League3-4, HR (5), R, 5RBi, BB, K
  • Maxwell Morales, DH – AZL Rangers (TEX) – Arizona League3-5, 2 HR (2,3), 2B, 3R, 6RBi, K
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