April 30, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day* 

  • Rodolfo Castro, 2B – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 2-3, 2 HR (5,6), 3R, 4RBi, BB, K – – The Pirates unranked prospect (Pipeline) blasted his fifth and sixth home runs on the season last night. Castro got started with a one-out solo shot in the bottom of the second; then in the fourth, after Rome starter Trey Riley issued two walks (and a stolen base in between) to open the inning, Castro followed with his second round-tripper of the night, giving the Grasshoppers a 5-4 lead. They needed every run as Greensboro outlasted Rome by a score of 9-7 helping lead them to a 15-9 record in the ultra competitive Sally League Northern division. Aside from Castro’s two home runs last night, all of the 6’0″- 200 lb. switch-hitter’s six homers on the season have come in his last eight games. 

California League: 

  • Jeter Downs, SS – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 3-4, HR (2), 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi – – Last night’s performance could be a sign that the 5’11”- 185 lb. righty could be breaking out of a season-long slump. Batting a meager .188 prior to Monday night’s game, the 2017 – CBA round draft pick out of Pace, Miami Gardens HS (FL) was also 4-for-29 in his previous eight games, but Downs posted his first three-hit game of 2019, highlighted by his second home run on the season along with two doubles. 
  • Carlos Rincon, DH – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 2-5, HR (4), R, 3RBi, K – Monday marked the second game in a row the Rincon went yard, a three-run shot in the bottom of the third. 
  • Lazaro Armenteros, LF – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s- 1-3, HR (5), R, 2RBi, BB, 2K, SB (4) 

Carolina League: 

  • Yonny Hernandez, DH – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 1-3, 2RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (7,8) 
  • Pedro Castellanos, 1B – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox – – 2-4, 2 2B, R, RBi, BB –– The 21-year-old Venezuela native keeps on rolling with 10 hits in his last four games (10-for-16; .625) 
  • Jarren Duran, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox –– 2-5, R, 2K, 2 SB (10,11) – 

Florida State League: 

  • Jefrey Ramos, LF – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves – – 2-4, HR (4), R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Calvin Mitchell, RF – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 3-5, 3RBi – 
  • Justin Toerner, RF – Palm Beach Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-4, HR (2), 4RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Vidal Brujan, 2B – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-5, R, 2 SB (13,14) – 
  • Lorenzo Cedrola, CF – Daytona Tortugas – Cincinnati Reds – – 3-4, 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi – 
  • Samad Taylor, 2B- Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – 3-3, R, RBi, BB, 3 SB (3,4,5) – 

Midwest League: 

  • Geraldo Perdomo, SS – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 1-3, 3R, RBi, 2BB, SB (6) – 
  • Tucupita Marcano, 3B – Fort Wayne TinCaps – San Diego Padres – – 4-5, 2 RBi – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Jacob Gonzalez, 3B – Augusta GreenJackets – San Francisco Giants – – 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Jarred Kelenic, CF – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, RBi, K – – The Mariners number two prospect and the minors tenth overall ranked outfield prospect (Pipeline) has registered a hit in 15 straight games and has reached base in all but three of his 22 games played this season. 
  • Trey Harris, DH – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves – – 2-4, 3B, R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Josh Breaux, C – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees – – 3-5, 2 HR (3,4), 2R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Terrin Vavra, SS – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –– 2-4, HR (3), R, 2RBi, K –
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