Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – August 7, 2018

National League – Top Hitter of the Day – 

  • Malcom Nunez, 3B – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-5, 2 HR (5,6), 2B, 2R, 8RBi, K 
    • The 17-year-old Havana, Cuba native is riding a 20 game hit streak and has gone hitless in only two games this season (July 5 vs. DSL Twins & July 12 vs. DSL Nationals). Pound-for-pound, there currently is not a more productive prospect in the Dominican Summer League. The presently unranked Cardinals prospect leads the league in OPS (1.283), batting (.438) and on-base percentage (.512) in only 28 games. 

American League – Top Hitter of the Day – 

  • Nathan Eaton, 3B/RF – Pioneer League All-Stars
    • 5-5, 3B, 2B, 4R, 2RBi
    • If it wasn’t for Rockies prospect Coco Montes (who you’ll see below) and his two home runs in last night’s Pioneer League/Northwest League All-Star game, there’s no doubt that Eaton’s five hit night would have garnered MVP honors. We love first’s here at UTRMinors and since the inception of the site, this is the first time a hitter has earned THOD honors after playing in an all-star game. The most exciting thing about Eaton and Montes is that both are firmly entrenched within under-the-radar talk. Eaton entered the Kansas City organization as a 21st rounder, while Montes joined the Colorado system in the 15th round, both in 2018 and both lead the Pioneer League in several stat categories: Montes leads the league with 68 hits,  108 total bases and batting (.382), while Eaton paces the league with 8 triples, and ranks within the top five in walks (26), stolen bases (12), OBP (.436), batting (.340) and OPS (1.007). 

National League: 

  • Maicol Sosa, CF – DSL Marlins (MIA) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-3, HR (5), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K, 2 SB (10,11) 
  • Ranfy Adon, DH – Rookie Kingsport (NYM) – Appy League
    • 2-3, HR (5), 2B, R, 6RBi, K 
  • Aldrem Corredor, 1B – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League
    • 2-3, 2 Hr (2,3/7), 2R, 4RBi, 2BB
  • Blake Chisolm, 1B – GCL Nationals (WAS) – Gulf Coast League
    • 2-3, 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB
  • Landerson Pena, RF – GCL Nationals (WAS) – Gulf Coast League
    • 4-4, HR (2), 3B, R, 4RBi
  • Bruce Yari, 1B – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League
    • 2-2, HR (5), 2B, R, 4RBi, 3BB
  • Jonathan Willems, 2B – Rookie Greenville Reds (CIN) – Appy League
    • 2-4, HR (6), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Scott Hurst, RF – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League
    • 3-3, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB
  • Leandro Cedeno, 1B – Rookie Johnson City Cardinals (STL) – Appy League
    • 2-5, HR (9), R, 3RBi, 2K 
  • Joerlin De Los Santos, CF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-5, 3B, 2 2B, 4R, 3RBi 
  • Franklin Soto, SS – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 4-5, 3B, 2R, 3RBi 
  • Luis Montano, RF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-4, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K 
  • Neyfy Castillo, 3B – DSL D-backs1 (ARI) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-4, HR (2), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, BB, K, SB (15) 
  • Coco Montes, 2B – Rookie Grand Junction Rockies (COL) – Pioneer League
    • 2-3, 2 HR, 2R, 6RBi 
    • The 21-year-old righty out of the University of South Florida (2018) blasted two home runs, leading the Pioneer League All-Stars to a 13-10 victory over the Northwest League squad. For the full MiLB story, click here.
  • Carlos Rincon, LF – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League
    • 2-3, 2 HR (3,4/11), 3R, 3RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Joey Bart, C – Northwest League All-Stars
    • 2-3, HR, R, 3RBi 
  • Ismael Alcantara, 1B – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League
    • 1-3, HR (3), 2R, 5RBi, BB

American League: 

  • C.J. Chatham, SS – HiA Salem Sox (BOS) – Carolina League
    • 3-4, HR (3/3), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, SB (9/10) 
  • Keibert Petit, 1B – GCL Red Sox (BOS) – Gulf Coast League
    • 1-1, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, 2BB
  • Eduardo Torrealba, SS – SS Staten Island Yankees (NYY) – New York-Penn League
    • 3-4, 3B, 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • Wander Franco, SS – Rookie Princeton Rays (TB) – Appy League
    • 3-5, HR (8), 2B, 2R, 5RBi, BB
  • Daiwer Castellanos, CF – DSL Rays2 (TB) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-3, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi 
  • Cal Stevenson, LF – Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays (TOR) – Appy League
    • 2-3, HR (2/2), 2R, 2RBi, 2BB
  • Mitch Longo, LF – HiA Lynchburg Hillcats (CLE) – Carolina League
    • 2-5, HR (7), 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Alexfri Planez, CF – DSL Indians (CLE) – Dominican Summer League
    • 2-4, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Teddy Hoffman, LF – GCL Tigers East (DET) – Gulf Coast League
    • 3-4, HR (3), R, 3RBi, BB 
  • Chris Williams, 1B – Rookie Elizabethton Twins (MIN) – Appy League
    • 2-3, 2 HR (13, 14), 3R, 6RBi
  • Colton Burns, DH – Rookie Elizabethton Twins (MIN) – Appy League
    • 3-4, HR (3), 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB
  • Robert Molina, C – Rookie Elizabethton Twins (MIN) – Appy League
    • 2-4, HR (2/2), R, 5RBi, BB
  • J.J. Matijevic, DH – HiA Buies Creek Astros (HOU) – Carolina League
    • 1-4, HR (13/16), R, 3RBi, 2BB, 3K 
  • Oscar Campos, 1B – SS Tri-City Valley Cats (HOU) – New York-Penn League
    • 2-4, HR (1), R, 4RBi 
  • Joe Rizzo, 3B – HiA Modesto Nuts (SEA) – Cal League
    • 3-4, HR (4), 2B, R, 3RBi 
  • William Jeffry, LF/CF – DSL Rangers1 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League
    • 3-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 5RBi, BB, K, SB (4) 

 

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