Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – August 1, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Daulton Varsho, C – AZL D-backs (ARI) – Arizona League
    • 4-6, HR (1/9), 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi
    • The Diamondbacks welcomed back their #5 prospect (Pipeline) on July 28 after rehabbing a wrist injury (hamate bone) and all he did was award the organization by hitting for the cycle. In fact, since his return, he’s 6-12 (.500), should see a re-assignment to HiA Visalia very soon and will continue to establish himself as one of the top up-and-coming catching prospects in all the minors. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Kyle Kasser, 2B – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League
    • 6-6, 4R, 4RBi
    • Despite being a 22-year-old in the Pioneer League and a 30th round draft pick (2018 – University of Oregon), you simply cannot ignore when a guy raps out six hits in a game. 

Note on TOR’s Kevin Smith

National League: 

  • Anthony Dirocie, CF – SS Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) – New York-Penn League
    • 2-4, HR (1/4), R, 3RBi, 2K, SB (2/3) 
  • Matt Vierling, DH – LoA Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI) – Sally League
    • 2-3, HR (2), 2B, 2R, RBi, BB
  • Luke Reynolds, 3B – SS Eugene Emeralds (CHC) – Northwest League
    • 3-4, HR (1/1), 2 2B, R, 3RBi
  • Cole Roederer, RF – AZL Cubs2 (CHC) – Arizona League
    • 2-5, HR (2), 3B, 2R, RBi, 2K
  • Mike Gretler, 3B – SS West Virginia Black Bears (PIT) – New York-Penn League
    • 3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Samuel Inoa, C – GCL Pirates (PIT) – Gulf Coast League
    • 3-6, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K 
  • Ryan McCarvel, DH – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League
    • 2-3, HR (5), 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Connor Wong, DH – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League
    • 4-4, 2 HR (15,16), 4R, 2RBi 
  • Jared Walker, 2B – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League
    • 2-3, 2 HR (9,10), 3R, 3RBi, K 
  • Dillon Paulson, 1B – Rookie Ogden Raptors (LAD) – Pioneer League
    • 2-5, HR (8), 2B, R, 5RBi, BB, K 
  • Niko Hulsizer, DH – Rookie Ogden Raptors (LAD) – Pioneer League
    • 2-4, HR (6), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Manuel Melendez, CF – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League
    • 3-5, 3B, 2 2B, 3R, RBi
  • Robinson Batista, LF – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, HR (2), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • Robert Gomez, RF – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB

American League: 

  • Devlin Granberg, 1B – SS Lowell Spinners (BOS) – New York-Penn League
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K
  • Canaan Smith, LF – SS Staten Island Yankees (NYY) – New York-Penn League
    • 2-3, HR (2), R, 4RBi, BB
  • Deivi Munoz, 2B – DSL Yankees (NYY) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-5, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, K, SB (5) 
  • Kevin Padlo, 3B – HiA Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) – Florida State League
    • 2-4, HR (6), 2B, R, 4RBi, BB
  • Zach Rutherford, 3B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League
    • 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K
  • Jim Haley, 1B – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, HR (4), 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB
  • Kevin Smith, 2B- HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League
    • 2-4, HR (13/20), R, 3RBi, K, SB (14/26) 
    • Smith continues his ultra-breakout season, and with his 20th home run on the season last night versus Lakeland (DET), the 6’1″- 185lb. righty enters the 2018 “20-20 club” (20 home runs, 20 steals) joining Milwaukee’s #4 prospect (MLB Pipeline) Corey Ray, who currently has 32 steals with 22 home runs and Colorado’s Casey Golden, who belted his 20th homer July 30 against Greenville (BOS) and has 25 steals. 
  • Ryan Noda, LF – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (12,13), 2R, 5RBi, K
  • Nolan Jones, 3B – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League
    • 3-4, 2 HR (15,16), 2R, 2RBi
  • Tyler Freeman, 2B – SS Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) – New York-Penn League
    • 4-5, 3B, 2B, 4RBi
  • Felix Fernandez, 1B – AZL Indians2 (CLE) – Arizona League
    • 3-5, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 4RBi
  • Tyler James, CF – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League
    • 2-7, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, K
  • Hunter Strong, LF – Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars (KC) – Pioneer League
    • 2-6, HR (1/1), 2B, 2R, 4RBi
  • Ben Rodriguez, 1B – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (9,10/11), 2R, 2RBi
  • Marty Costes, LF – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League
    • 3-4, HR (2/2), 2B, 2R, RBi, BB
  • Miguelangel Sierra, 2B – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League
    • 2-3, 2 HR (8,9), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K
  • Kendy Moya, 3B – DSL Angels (LAA) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-2, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 3BB
  • Gareth Morgan, CF – HiA Modesto Nuts (SEA) – Cal League
    • 2-4, 2 HR (18,19), 3R, 4RBi, BB, K
  • Bobby Honeyman, 3B – SS Everett AquaSox (SEA) – Northwest League
    • 5-5, 2 2B, 2R
  • Cal Raleigh, C – SS Everett AquaSox (SEA) – Northwest League
    • 2-5, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 3RBi
  • Julio Rodriguez, DH – DSL Mariners (SEA) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-6, 2 3B, 3R, K
  • Yaniery Guzman, DH – DSL Rangers1 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-3, HR (4), 2R, 4RBi 
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