Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – August 8, 2018

Just as we do near the end of every minor league season, we are announcing that today’s August 8 Daily will be our final post of the regular season. As Jim works toward completing his post from yesterday’s games, we are also working on a possible reformatting of our off-season Organizational All-Star series. Brainstorming is at peak, still in progress and we have yet to decide whether to go fully in one direction or the other when it comes to posting either full team reports or to remain parallel to our daily posts and lean toward all-stars in the “per-league” sense. Either way, our off-season will be geared toward giving readers THE best names we can, as always. As 2017 was a down year for UTR hitters, this season more than made up for it. A considerable amount of hitter‘s production far exceeded their post draft hype. In essence, those are the core elements that truly define what an under-the-radar prospect is.

As soon as we complete our off-season posting schedule, we will inform readers with specific dates, so be prepared to mark your calendars.

We hope you enjoyed each daily post and we can only wish that our off-season work will bring equal amount of success. Stay tuned and thank you.

– National League – Top Hitter of the Day – 

  • Braxton Davidson, 1B – HiA Florida FireFrogs (ATL) – Florida State League2-3, 2 HR (17,18), 3R, 4RBi, 2BB

– American League – Top Hitter of the Day – 

  • Brandon Howlett, 3B – GCL Red Sox (BOS) – Gulf Coast League2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 5RBi, K 

National League: 

  • Hayden Senger, C – SS Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) – New York-Penn League3-5, 3B, R, 4RBi 
  • Luis Garcia, SS – HiA Potomac Nationals (WAS) – Carolina League2-3, HR (3/6), 3R, RBi, BB
  • Fabian Pertuz, SS – DSL Cubs1 (CHC) – Dominican Summer League2-5, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Alfredo Rodriguez, SS – HiA Daytona Tortugas (CIN) – Florida State League3-4, HR (2/2), R, 4RBi, K 
  • Nate Scantlin, LF – Rookie Greenville Reds (CIN) – Appy League 2-3, 2 3B, 2R, 3RBi, 2BB
  • Samuel Colmenarez, SS – DSL Reds (CIN) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, SB (7) 
  • Alwinson Valdez, CF – DSL Brewers (MIL) – Dominican Summer League3-5, HR (7), 2R, 5RBi, BB, K 
  • Scott Hurst, RF – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League4-5, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB
  • Stefan Trosclair, 2B – HiA Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) – Florida State League2-5, HR (6/10), 2R, 5RBi, BB
  • Jhon Torres, RF – GCL Cardinals (STL) – Gulf Coast League3-3, HR (2/6), 2B, R, RBi, BB
  • Malcom Nunez, 1B – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-5, HR (7), 2B, 3R, 3RBi 
  • Freddy De Jesus, DH – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League3-3, 3 2B, 4R, 3RBi, BB
  • Ramon Mendoza, 3B – DSL Cardinals Blue (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (1), 3B, R, 4RBi, BB, K 
  • Erik Pena, 2B – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-5, HR (1/1), R, 3RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Luis Montano, CF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, 2BB, K 
  • Claudio Ramirez, LF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-5, 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K 
  • Alexander Samuel, RF – DSL Cardinals Red (STL) – Dominican Summer League2-4, HR (2/2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi 
  • Carlos Rincon, LF – HiA Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) – Cal League3-4, 2 HR (5,6/13), 2R, 2RBi
  • Josh McLain, CF – LoA Great Lakes Loons (LAD) – Midwest League3-5, HR (1/1), 2R, 3RBi 
  • Bret Boswell, 3B – HiA Lancaster Jethawks (COL) – Cal League2-4, 2 HR (3,4/21), 2R, 5RBi, K 
  • Jalen Miller, 2B – HiA San Jose Giants (SF) – Cal League3-4, HR (13), 3R, RBi, BB, 2 SB (9,10) 
  • Heath Quinn, LF – HiA San Jose Giants (SF) – Cal League2-4, HR (11), 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Ismael Munguia, LF – LoA Augusta Greenjackets (SF) – Sally League3-4, R, 4RBi, SB (1/1) 
  • Jean Pena, 2B – DSL Giants (SF) – Dominican Summer League2-5, HR (6), R, 4RBi, K 

American League: 

  • Pedro Castellanos, 1B – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League4-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi
  • Jordan Wren, LF – LoA Greenville Drive (BOS) – Sally League3-4, HR (2/3), 3B, 2R, 3RBi, K 
  • Angel Rojas, SS – DSL Yankees (NYY) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 3B, 2B 2R RBi
  • DJ Neal, RF – Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays (TOR) – Appy League2-5, HR (2), 3R, 3RBi, K, SB (14) 
  • Jacob Pearson, DH – LoA Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) – Midwest League2-5, HR (5), R, 4RBi, 3K 
  • Agustin Marte, 2B – GCL Twins (MIN) – Gulf Coast League3-5, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, K 
  • David Hensley, 3B – LoA Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) – Midwest League2-3, HR (3), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Brandon Marsh, CF – HiA Inland Empire 66ers (LAA) – Cal League3-5, HR (5/8), 2B, R, 2RBi, 2K 
  • Keithron Moss, SS – DSL Rangers1 (TEX) – Dominican Summer League3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, SB (7) 
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