Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – July 26, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • William Contreras, C – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League
    • 4-5, 3B, 2 2B, 2R, 5RBi 
    • The 20-year-old Venezuelan continues his stellar season with LoA Rome. Contreras collected four hits, added another five RBi’s to his season total and continues to pace South Atlantic League catching prospects in hits (87), batting, (.296), runs scored (51) and OPS (.815); and sits behind only the Royals MJ Melendez in total bases (145 – 134) and Colombia (NYM) catcher Scott Manea in on-base percentage (.386 – .360). There isn’t a skill Contreras lacks, yet he wouldn’t be mistaken for the most exciting catching prospect in the minors. I love him and I think with a few more years of growth, he could become Atlanta’s best homegrown catcher to come along since Atlanta drafted six-time Silver Slugger and seven-time All-Star Brian McCann in the 2nd round in 2002.  

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Seuly Matias, RF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League
    • 3-5, 2 HR (28,29), 2R, 4RBi, K
    • The Royals current #3 prospect’s (MLB Pipeline) two bombs last night versus Asheville added to his overall minor league leading home run total, which now sits at 29. Matias might be batting .216 on the season while averaging over a strikeout per game, but if the trade off is power like this, I think the Royals organization will take it.

Notes on PHI’s Pujols, PIT’s Apostel, LAD’s Thomas, COL’s Diaz…

National League: 

  • Greyson Jenista, RF – LoA Rome Braves (ATL) – Sally League
    • 4-5, 2B, 3R, RBi 
  • Brett Langhorne, 3B – Rookie Danville Braves (ATL) – Appy League
    • 2-4, R, 7RBi, BB, K 
  • Marcos Rivera, 3B – LoA Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) – Sally League
    • 3-5, HR (10), R, 2RBi, K, SB (4) 
  • Davis Bradshaw, LF – GCL Marlins (MIA) – Gulf Coast League/East
    • 2-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Ross Adolph, CF – SS Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) – New York-Penn League
    • 4-5, HR (2), 3B, 3R, 3RBi 
  • Chase Chambers, 1B – SS Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) – New York-Penn League
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Eulises Sanchez, CF – DSL Mets2 (NYM) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-3, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi, BB, K
  • Jose Pujols, DH – HiA Clearwater Threshers (PHI) – Florida State League
    • 2-5, HR (17), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
    • The current unranked prospect in the Phillies system is 7 for his last 14 (.500) with a home run in three consecutive games. The 6’3″- 175 lb. Dominican’s 17 homers sits behind only Brandon Wagner‘s 20 (NYY) and Ibandel Isabel‘s 23 (CIN) for the Florda State League lead, but Pujols is the FSL leader in total bases with 168.
  • Rylan Thomas, 1B – Rookie Greenville Reds (CIN) – Appy League
    • 2-3, HR (7), 3R, 3RBi, 2BB
  • David Fry, DH – Rookie Helena Brewers (MIL) – Pioneer League
    • 2-4, HR (7), 2B, 2R, 2RBi 
  • Rafael Brito, 3B – DSL Indians/Brewers (CLE/MIL) – Domincan Summer League
    • 3-4, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Shendrik Apostel, 1B – DSL Pirates1 (PIT) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, HR (5), R, 3RBi, BB, K 
    • The massive 6’5″- 245 lb. righty is 5-for-8 (.625) with a home run in two consecutive games. Prior to the Curacao natives last two contests, he had five hits in his last 39 at-bats (.128). 
  • Cody Thomas, RF – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League
    • 1-3, HR (15), 3R, 4RBi, 2BB, SB (5) 
    • The former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback is seven for his last 16 (.438) and has a home run in four consecutive games. 
  • Deacon Liput, DH – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League
    • 4-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Dillon Paulson, 1B – Rookie Ogden Raptors (LAD) – Pioneer League
    • 2-3, HR (7), R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Vince Fernandez, LF – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League
    • 2-5, HR (16), 2R, 4RBi, K, SB (7) 
  • Eddy Diaz, 2B – DSL Colorado (COL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, R, RBi, 3 SB (50,51,52) 
    • With three stolen bases yesterday, Diaz cracked the 50 mark and now sits one stolen base behind overall minor league leader Myles Straw (53). 
  • Bladimir Restituyo, SS – DSL Rockies (COL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-6, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K, SB (11) 
  • Eguy Rosario, 2B – HiA Lake Elsinore Storm (SD) – Cal League
    • 3-3, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB
  • Xavier Edwards, DH – AZL Padres1 (SD) – Arizona League
    • 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi 
  • Beicker Mendoza, 1B – AZL Giants Orange (SF) – Arizona League
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2K 

American League: 

  • Moises Gomez, DH – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (9,10), 2R, 4RBi
  • Tony Pena, DH – Rookie Princeton Rays (TB) – Appy League
    • 4-5, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2 SB (2,3) 
  • Amador Arias, 3B – DSL Rays2 (TB) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-3, HR (5), 2B, 4R, 4RBi, 3BB
  • Abiezel Ramirez, SS – DSL Rays2 (TB) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-3, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, SB (18) 
  • Edgardo Rodriguez, DH – DSL Rays2 (TB) – Dominican Summer League
    • 5-5, HR (4), 3 2B, 3R, 3RBi 
  • Mc Gregory Contreras, LF – SS Vancouver Canadians (TOR) – Northwest League
    • 2-3, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 2RBi 
  • Gabriel Moreno, C – GCL Blue Jays (TOR) – Gulf Coast League
    • 3-5, 3 2B, R, 2RBi, K 
  • Alberto Rodriguez, RF – DSL Blue Jays (TOR) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-3, HR (5), 3R, 2RBi, 3BB, K, 2 SB (15,16) 
  • Cody Farhat, CF – AZL Indians1 (CLE) – Arizona League
    • 1-3, 3B, 2R, 3RBi, 2BB, SB (3) 
  • Alexfri Planez, CF – DSL Indians (CLE) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Esney Chacon, CF – DSL Tigers1 (DET) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2R, RBi, SB (27) 
  • MJ Melendez. C – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League
    • 2-5, HR (15), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Ricky Aracena, 2B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League
    • 3-4, HR (3), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Taylor Grzelakowski, LF – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League
    • 5-6, 2B, 3R, 2RBi
  • Ben Rodriguez, 1B – HiA Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) – Florida State League
    • 2-6, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Michael Davis, SS – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 2-3, 2 HR (2,3/4), 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Ronaldo Urdaneta, 1B – GCL Astros (HOU) – Gulf Coast League
    • 2-2, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, 3BB
  • Brandon Marsh, RF – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League
    • 2-4, HR (4/7). 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Jeremiah Jackson, SS – AZL Angels (LAA) – Arizona League/East
    • 3-4, 2 HR (3,4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (6) 
  • Jose Bonilla, RF – DSL Athletics (OAK) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, HR (3), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K 
  • Michael Chirinos, 3B – DSL Rangers1 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, 3B, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, SB (8) 
  • Angel Aponte, LF – DSL Rangers2 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 2RBi 

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