Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – August 2, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Nick Banks, RF – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League3-4, 2 HR (3,4/6), 2B, 4R, 4RBi, BB  
    • The 2016 – 4th rounder out of Texas A&M is 10-for-21 over his last six games (.476) and has collected a hit in 16 out of his last 20 (dating back to July 9) where he’s batting .346 in that span.  

American League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Jordan Qsar, RF – Rookie Princeton Rays (TB) – Appy League2-3, 2 HR (9,10), 3R, 3RBi, BB
    • After going 3-4 with a triple, two runs scored, an RBi and a walk on July 18, Qsar suffered a mini slump, going 12-47 (.255) over his next 15 games. Last night, the 2018 – 30th round draft choice fired back with his first two-homer game as a pro, belting a two-run shot in the 3rd inning, then a solo blast in the 5th. Some may look at his age and write him off, saying 22 year olds should be crushing pitching two years younger than him (on average), but you can’t ignore what he’s doing at the plate; especially when he came to the Rays as a two-way player out of Pepperdine, where he led the Waves with 13 home runs, while notching seven saves as the team’s closer in his final season. 

National League: 

  • Dalvy Rosario, 3B/SS – DSL Marlins (MIA) – Dominican Summer League2-4, 3B, 2B, 3R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Quinn Brodey, RF – HiA St. Lucie Mets (NYM) – Florida State League2-4, 2 HR (1,2/12), 2R, 5RBi, BB, K 
  • Wagner Lagrange, LF – SS Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) – New York-Penn League2-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Guillermo Granadillo, LF – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League2-3, 2B, 2R, BB, K, 3 SB (12,13,14) 
  • Ben Aklinski, LF – SS Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) – New York-Penn League2-4, 2 HR (5,6/6), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Jack Conley, DH – GCL Phillies East (PHI) – Gulf Coast League2-5, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • Andry Arias, 1B – DSL Nationals (WAS) – Dominican Summer League3-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Austin Filiere, 3B – LoA South Bend SilverHawks (CHC) – Midwest League3-4, HR (7), 3R, 2RBi
  • Rafael Mejia, 1B – AZL Cubs1 (CHC) – Arizona League2-4, HR (6/6), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Rochest Cruz, 3B – DSL Cubs1 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 3R, BB, 4SB (42,43,4,45) 
  • Fabian Pertuz, SS – DSL Cubs1 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League2-3, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2 SB (21,22) 
  • Zeek White, LF – Rookie Greenville Reds (CIN) – Appy League 2-3, HR (2/4), 2R, 3RBi, BB, SB (8/11)
  • Mariel Bautista, DH – Rookie Greenville Reds (CIN) – Appy League 3-5, HR (4), 2B, 2R, RBi, SB (8) 
  • Nolan Gorman, 3B – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League2-4, HR (9), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Leandro Cedeno, 1B – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League2-3, HR (8), R, 3RBi, BB
  • Jasrado Chisholm, SS – HiA Visalia Rawhide (ARI) – Cal League4-5, R, 3RBi, 2 SB (1,2/10) 
  • Yoel Yanqui, 1B – LoA Kane County Cougars (ARI) – Midwest League2-3, HR (4), 3R, RBi, 2BB
  • Blaze Alexander, SS – Rookie Missoula Osprey (ARI) – Pioneer League2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Zachery Almond, C/1B – Rookie Missoula Osprey (ARI) – Pioneer League3-4, HR (9), R, 3RBi 
  • Nick Yarnall, 1B – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League3-4, HR (3/9), 2R, 3RBi 
  • Andy Pages, CF/RF – DSL Dodgers Guerrero (LAD) – Dominican Summer League1-4, HR (9), 2R, 4RBi, BB, 2K, SB (7) 
  • Reese Berberet, 3B – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League2-4, HR (9), R, 3RBi, BB, K

American League: 

  • Mickey Gasper, DH – Rookie Pulaski Yankees (NYY) – Appy League2-4, HR (3), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Nelson Gomez, 3B – Rookie Pulaski Yankees (NYY) – Appy League2-5, HR (7), 2R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Kleiber Rodriguez, C – DSL Red Sox2 (BOS) – Dominican Summer League4-5, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 4RBi 
  • Ronaldo Hernandez, DH – LoA Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) – Midwest League3-5, 2 HR (17,18), 2R, 3RBi, K
  • Angel Lopez, 3B – DSL Rays1 (TB) – Dominican Summer League3-4, HR (2), 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, 2 SB (7,8) 
  • Rafael Lantigua, 2B – Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays (TOR) – Appy League2-3, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Jose Rodriguez, 2B – DSL White Sox (CWS) – Dominican Summer League2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (9) 
  • Mitch Reeves, 1B – SS Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) – New York-Penn League2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB
  • Henry Pujols, 3B – SS Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) – New York-Penn League3-3, HR (4), R, 2RBi, BB
  • Bo Naylor, C – AZL Indians2 (CLE) – Arizona League2-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi, BB, SB (4) 
  • Kyle Isbel, LF – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League4-5, 2 2B, R, 2RBi 



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