May 5, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Kody Clemens, 2B – Lakeland Flying Tigers – Detroit Tigers – – 4-5, 2 HR (2,3), 2 2B, 3R, 2RBi, K, SB (4) – The 2018 – third rounder out of the University of Texas logged the second two-homer game of his career yesterday versus Bradenton, helping lead Lakeland to a 10-5 victory. The son of former great Roger Clemens, the 6’1″- 170 lb. lefty led off the second inning with his first homer, then doubled to lead off the fourth. He added another double in the fifth and sent another ball over the fence to lead off the seventh. He struck out in the ninth, but ended his night with not only two home runs, but the first four-hit game of his young career. 

California League:

  • Jack Larsen, LF – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners – – 1-4, HR (5), R, 2RBi, 2K –
  • Nick Allen, SS – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s – – 2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, K –
  • Lazaro Armenteros, LF – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s – – 2-3, HR (7), R, 3RBi, 2BB, K –– The Athletics number four overall prospect’s three run homer in the first inning off Mariners #30 ranked Ljay Newsome pulled him into a three-way tie for the Cal League home run lead with Modesto Nuts centerfielder  Luis Liberato, who also holds the Cal League total bases lead (53) and Visalia shortstop Camden Duzenack (seen below), who’s celebrating his last hurrah as a UTR qualifier as a 24 year old. Yesterday’s was the shortest outing of the season for the 22-year-old Newsome, having gone no less than five innings in all six of his previous starts. The 22-year-old righty and two-time UTR OAS (2017 and 2018) scattered six hits, gave up five earned runs over three innings, falling to 4-2 on the season, but struck out five and walked none to add to his stellar 2019 WHIP (0.93) and K/9 numbers (13.6). 
  • Cam Duzenack, SS – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 2-5, 2 HR (6,7), 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Jalen Washington, C – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres – – 3-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 4RBi – 

Carolina League:

  • Diosbel Arias, 3B – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 1-3, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Jimmy Herron, RF – Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Chicago Cubs – 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, K –

Florida State League: 

  • Isael Soto, DH – Jupiter Hammerheads – Miami Marlins – – 3-5, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Ryan Jeffers, C – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins – – 4-4, HR (2), 2R, RBi – 
  • Dylan Busby, 3B – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 1-4, HR (10), R, 2RBi, K – – Busby’s two-run blast in the fourth helped add to his Florida State League  home run lead (10). 

Midwest League: 

  • Enmanuel Valdez, 3B – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros – – 3-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, SB (2) – 
  • Niko Hulsizer, DH – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 2-3, HR (5), 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Wenceel Perez, SS – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers – – 3-6, HR (1), 2R, RBi, 2K, SB (7) – 
  • Ulrich Bojarski, RF – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers –– 4-5, HR (4), 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi – – Hit for the cycle – 
  • Jake Brodt, 1B – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-2, 2B, 2R, 2BB – 
  • Leandro Cedeno, LF – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals – – 3-5, HR (2), R, 4RBi, 2K – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Lolo Sanchez, CF – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 4-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (11) –
      • – The Pirates look at Travis Swaggerty, Calvin Mitchell and Brian Reynolds, as well as Jason Martin and Jared Oliva as the top outfielders in the system, but in true UTR sense, you can’t overlook Sanchez, a 20-year-old Dominican Republic native, who rapped out his first four-hit game of the season yesterday helping lead Greensboro to an 8-2 victory over West Virginia.
  • Nick Horvath, CF – Delmarva Shorebirds – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 3-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2K –
  • Luke Morgan, CF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K. 3 SB (3,4,5) –
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