May 3, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Brady Policelli, C – Lakeland Flying Tigers – Detroit Tigers – 
    • – 3-5, 2 HR (3,4), 3R, 3RBi –
      • – With two of his four home runs on the season coming last night in Lakeland’s 13-7 slugfest victory over Bradenton, Policelli now sits atop the Florida State League in total bases with 55. The Towson University (MD) draftee (2016) has made a steady climb up the leaderboard however, posting 11 hits over his last five games, including three doubles and six runs scored.

California League:

  • Luis Campusano, C – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 1-5, HR (2), R, RBi –
      • – After starting the season red hot with 18 hits in his first 38 a-bats (.462) over 10 game span, the 2017 – 2nd rounder out of Cross Creek HS (GA) fell into a slump registering only eight hits in his next 11 games (8-38; .211), but hopefully last night is a sign of a breakout. Campusano hit his second home run on the season (a 6th inning solo shot, and his first since April 10), despite Lake Elsinore falling to the Lancaster Jethawks 10-5. 
  • Casey Golden, RF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 4-5, 3 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Todd Czinege, 1B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 3-5, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Davin Mann, 2B – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-5, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, 2K – 
  • Connor Wong, C – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-4, HR (6), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
      • – Despite batting a paltry .209 on the season, thirteen of Wong’s 18 hits on the season are either a double or a home run. 
  • Carlos Rincon, DH – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Joe Rizzo, 3B – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners – 
    • – 3-4, 2B, R – 
      • – With three more hits last night, the 5’9″- 190 lb. lefty overtook the Cal League batting lead with a .340 average. Lately, the Mariners 2016 – second round draft choice has been collecting hits in bunches with 19 over his last 41 at-bats (.463) after starting the season with only 16 hits in his first 17 games. 

Carolina League:

  • Mason McCoy, SS – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles – 
    • – 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBi, K – 
  • Willy Yahn, 2B – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles – 
    • – 3-4, 2 2B, R – 
  • Leody Taveras, LF – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-5, 3R, RBi, 2K, SB (7) – 
  • Ryan Dorow, 3B – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers –
    • – 3-3, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, SB (2) – 
  • Seth Beer, 1B – Fayetteville Woodpeckers – Houston Astros –
    • – 2-4, 3RBi, K – 

Florida State League:

  • Jefrey Ramos, LF – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 1-3, HR (4), R, 2RBi, BB –
  • Moises Gomez, LF – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays – 
    • – 2-3, HR (3), 2R, 3RBi, BB –
  • Hendrik Clementina, C – Daytona Tortugas – Cincinnati Reds – 
    • – 2-5, HR (2), R, 3RBi –
  • Simon Muzziotti, CF – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies – 
    • – 3-5, 2B, R, K –
  • Akil Baddoo, CF – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins – 
    • – 1-3, HR (4), R, RBi, 2BB, 2K –
  • Quinn Brodey, RF – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – 
    • – 2-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K –
  • Carlos Cortes, DH – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – 
    • – 3-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K –
  • Calvin Mitchell, RF – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates – 
    • – 2-5, HR (5), 2R, 3RBi –

Midwest League:

  • Buddy Kennedy, 3B – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks – 
    • – 1-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – 
      • – The Diamondback’s #19 prospect (Pipeline) and 2018 UTR Organizational All-Star clubbed his first home run of 2019 last night, a two-run shot in the fourth inning versus Lake County. 
  • Jake Brodt, 1B – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – 
    • – 2-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Jerar Encarnacion, RF – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins – 
    • – 2-3, BB, K – 
      • – Despite the lack of extra base hits, the Dominican Republic native is doing enough to continue his stranglehold on the Midwest League total bases lead (59). His last home run came in April 20 versus Wisconsin and he’s belted only three doubles in his last eight games, but he’s registered 11 hits over his last eight games (11-for-30; .367) and has reached base in all but two of his 26 games on the season (April 28 vs. Quad Cities; and May 2 vs West Michigan). 

South Atlantic League:

  • Cesar Trejo, RF – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – 
    • – 4-4, 3B, 2RBi 
  • Trey Harris, DH – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves – 
    • – 1-4, 4RBi – 
      • – Harris’ two-run single in Rome’s half of the fifth inning last night helped the unranked Braves prospect and 2018 UTR Organizational All-Star secure the Sally League lead in batting with a .385 average. 
  • Nathan Eaton, 3B – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals – 
    • – 2-4, HR (1), 3R, RBi, BB, K, SB (7) – 
  • Josh Breaux, C – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees – 
    • – 2-5, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K – 
      • – The Yankees number two draft pick out of McLennon Community College (TX) in 2018 has been on a hot streak lately logging 13 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.419). 
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