May 14, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Nolan Gorman, 3B – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-3, HR (9), 3B, R, 3RBi, 3BB, K, SB (2) – – St. Louis’ top overall prospect proved why he’s just that, clubbing his Midwest League leading ninth homer along with his second triple (and second stolen base) of the season last night versus Beloit; and it could be a strong sign that the 2018 – first rounder out of O’Connor HS (Phoenix, AZ) is finally breaking out of his 4-for-37 slump (.108) dating back to May 1. 

California League: 

  • Luis Campusano, C – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres – – 1-3, HR (3), 3R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2K – – The Padres second round draft pick from 2017 belted his third home run of the season, his first since April 20, and scored three runs in Lake Elsinore’s 9-4 win over Stockton. The 6’0″- 215 lb. righty started of the season white hot, batting .474 over his first 10 games, but has cooled down considerably, batting .243 since. He carries a .321 average on the year and still ranks as one of the top catchers in the Cal League this season thus far. 
  • Eugene Helder, 3B – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners – – 3-4, HR (5), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Matt Sanders, 2B – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners –– 2-4, HR (1), R, 5RBi – 
  • Devin Mann, 2B – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 3-4, HR (6), 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Luis Castro, 1B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies – – 3-5, HR (6), 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K –

Carolina League: 

  • Jarren Duran, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox – – 1-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – –  When Jim and I prepare our daily posts, we have the ability to create as many drafts ahead of time as possible so we don’t have to start our formats from scratch each and every day. Well, I’m strongly considering placing Duran’s name into those drafts, as he’s been a near constant fixture so far this season. But who can blame me? Our 2018 Organizational All-Star not only leads the Carolina League, but all the minors in batting (.410), and leads the league in stolen bases (13) and runs scored (35). The 6’2″- 200 lb. lefty has also reached base in 18 out of his last 20 games. 
  • Pedro Castellanos, 1B – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox –– 1-4, 3RBi, 2K – 
  • Corey Julks, LF – Fayetteville Woodpeckers – Houston Astros – – 3-4, 2B, R, RBi, BB, K – 

Florida State League: 

  • Nick Maton, SS – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies –– 3-4, HR (3), R, 2RBi, SB (6) – – Maton has been scorching hot lately, posting his seventh multi-hit game in a row last night and his second consecutive three-hit effort. The 2017 – seventh rounder out of Glenwood HS (IL) clubbed his first home run since April 15 and heads into Wednesday’s matchup ranked fourth in the Florida State League in batting (.324). He’s also one of only five prospects in the FSL with an on-base percentage above .400 (.405). 
  • Alejo Lopez, DH – Daytona Tortugas – Cincinnati Reds – – 2-5, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Jonathan India, 3B – Daytona Tortugas – Cincinnati Reds –– 2-5, HR (6), 2B, 2R, RBi, K – 
  • Trey Cabbage, RF – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins – – 3-5, 3B, R, RBi – 
  • Michael Helman, 2B – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins –– 3-5, 2B, 2R, K – 
  • Royce Lewis, SS – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins –– 2-5, 2 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Alec Bohm, 3B – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies – – 3-4, 2 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Madison Stokes, 1B – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies –– 1-4, HR (4), R, 3RBi, 2K – 

Midwest League: 

  • Reggie Pruitt, CF – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 3-5, 3B, 2B, 3R, 2 SB (12,13) – – Pruitt’s steal of second base in the sixth inning last night versus West Michigan vaulted him to the top of the Midwest League stolen bases leaderboard.
  • Nick Podkul, 2B – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays –– 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, 2 SB (5,6) – – Podkul, the Blue Jays seventh round draft choice in 2018 out of Notre Dame, has a very quiet on-base streak in the works, reaching base in 17 straight games, and he’s gotten on base in 22 out of his last 23 contests. 
  • Brice Turang, 2B – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi – – On the day that Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura received the call to the major leagues, the (probable) new top infield prospect in the Milwaukee organization blasts his first home run of 2019, and his second as a pro. 
  • Pablo Manzanero, C – Dayton Dragons – Cincinnati Reds – – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Xavier Edwards, 2B – Fort Wayne TinCaps – San Diego Padres – – 3-5, R, 2RBi – 
  • Mitch Reeves, 1B – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians – – 2-3, HR (4), R, 3RBi, BB, SB (4) – 
  • Wander Franco, SS – Bowling Green Hit Rods – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-4, HR (4), 2R, RBi – 
  • Emmanuel Valdez, 2B – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros – – 3-6, HR (3), 2B, 3R, 3RBi – 
  • Austin Dennis, CF – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros –– 4-6, 2B, R, 3RBi – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Ian Dawkins, CF – Kannapolis Intimidators – Chicago White Sox – – 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBI, BB, K –
  • Josh Stowers, CF – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees – – 2-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, BB – – The New York Yankees 2018 second rounder out of Louisville knocked hit first home run of 2019. 
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