April 22, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day* 

  • D.J. Neal, RF – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – 
    • – 2-5, 2 HR (1,2), 3R, 2RBi, 2K – 
      • – In spite of Neal’s first two homers on the season, the Lugnuts right fielder  accounted for only a third of Lansing’s offense, as South Bend Cubs outlasted the Lugnuts in a 13-10 slugfest, knotting both clubs at a 9-8 on the season. 

California League: 

  • Heliot Ramos, CF – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants – 
    • – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, RBi, BB, K – 
      • – San Francisco’s top outfield prospect pulls into a tie with Colorado’s Ramon Marcelino and Casey Golden for the Cal League lead in home runs. 
  • Anfernee Grier, RF – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks – 
    • – 2-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB – 

Carolina League: 

  • Nick Madrigal, 2B – Winston-Salem Dash – Chicago White Sox – 
    • – 1-4, 2RBi – 
      • – The White Sox #1 overall draft pick in 2018 out of Oregon State has only three hits in his last 20 at-bats, after going 11-for-22 in six game stretch between April 8 thru April 15. 

Florida State League: 

  • Dermis Garcia, 1B – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees –
    • – 3-5, HR (6), 3R, 2RBi, K –
      • – Garcia continues to pace the Florida State League, as he now leads the FSL in home runs (6), total bases (43) and RBi (20). 
  • Isiah Gilliam, RF – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K 
  • Quinn Brodey, CF – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – 
    • – 3-5, 2R, 2RBi 
  • Luis Carpio, 2B – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – 
    • – 3-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Julio Rodriguez, C – Palm Beach Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Travis Swaggerty, CF – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates – 
    • – 2-4, HR (2), R, RBi – 
  • Jefrey Ramos, LF – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves – 
    • – 1-5, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Alejo Lopez – 2B – Daytona Tortugas – Cincinnati Reds – 
    • – 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, K

Midwest League: 

  • D.J. Artis, DH – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs – 
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, 2K –
  • Jordan Groshans, SS – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – 
    • – 2-5, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Christopher Morel, 3B – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs – 
    • – 3-5, 3R, K 
  • Mariel Bautista, LF – Dayton Dragons – Cincinnati Reds – 
    • – 2-5, HR (4), R, 2RBi, 2K, SB (4) 
  • Will Benson, LF – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians – 
    • – 1-3, 2R, BB, 2K, 2 SB (5,6) 
  • Sean Reynolds, 1B – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins – 
    • – 3-5, HR (1), 2B, RBi, 2K – 
      • – The Marlins young power hitter clubbed his first home run on the year, yet the number I’m watching on Reynolds this year isn’t the hits, it’s the strikeouts. The 2016 – 4th rounder out of Redondo Union HS (CA) is a whiffer of prolific proportions with 37 K’s in 16 games so far this season; and averages nearly two strikeouts per game (1.72) over his 185 minor league games played. 
  • Brady Whalen, 1B – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals – 
    • – 1-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Mason Martin, 1B – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – 
    • – 2-4, HR (3), R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (1) 
  • Doran Turchin, RF – Delmarva Shorebirds – Baltimore Orioles – 
    • – 2-3, 2 2B, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Joseph Rosa, 2B – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – 
    • – 2-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi
  • KJ Harrison, DH – Hagerstown Suns – Washington Nationals – 
    • – 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBi, K 
  • Gilbert Lara, SS – Hagerstown Suns – Washington Nationals – 
    • – 2-4, 3B, 2R, 2RBi
  • Frankie Tostado, 1B – Augusta GreenJackets – San Francisco Giants – 
    • – 2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Rafael Marchan, C – Lakewood BlueClaws – Philadelphia Phillies – 
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Alec Bohm, 3B – Lakewood BlueClaws – Philadelphia Phillies – 
    • – 3-5, HR (2), 2B, R, 3RBi – 
      • – Bohm has been on fire lately with eight hits in his last 13 at-bats and is batting .533 over his last four games. 
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