May 20, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Mario Feliciano, DH – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-4, HR (8), 2B, 3R, 2RBi – – Three of the Milwaukee Brewers prospects that sit in MLB Pipeline’s 10-16 range are catchers; and the season Mario Feliciano (#14) is having thus far, he’s making a case to become the top catcher in the system and possibly vault himself into to the Brewers top five. The 2016 – CBB pick out of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (PR) belted his eighth homer on the season in the bottom of the tenth inning last night, giving Carolina a walk-off win versus Lynchburg. In fact, two of Feliciano’s last four home runs have been game winners. On May 11, the 6’0″- 195 lb. righty clubbed a three-run walk off blast, handing Myrtle Beach a 9-7 loss. 

California League: 

  • The California League had a scheduled day off Monday

Carolina League: 

  • Ryan Dorow, 3B – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 2-4, 2 HR (5,6), 3R, 6RBi, BB
  • Miguel Amaya, C – Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Chicago Cubs – – 2-4, HR (5), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Oscar Gonzalez, LF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians – – 3-5, HR (3), R, 2RBi – 
  • Nolan Jones, 3B – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians – – 2-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, K – 

Florida State League: 

  • Matt Vierling, LF – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies – – 2-3, 3B, R, BB, K – 
  • Jose Garcia, SS – Daytona Tortugas – Cincinnati Reds – – 3-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – – The Reds #9 ranked prospect hit his second homer in the last three days, is currently riding a 12-game on-base streak and has reached base in 16 of his last 17 games.  
  • Vidal Brujan, 2B – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-3, 3B, R, K, SB (18) – – Tampa Bay’s #6 prospect didn’t take long to steal his Florida State League leading 18th base last night, opening the game with a single, then a steal in the top of the first.
  • Ronaldo Hernandez, C – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays –– 2-5, HR (3), R, 4RBi, K – – Hernandez has been methodically climbing his way out of a season long slump registering 22 hits over his last 14 contests (.361) after starting the season 6-for-47 (.128) over his first dozen games. 
  • Jim Haley, 1B – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays –– 3-4, 2 HR (4,5), 3R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Dermis Garcia, 1B – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees – – 2-4, 2 HR (9,10), 2R, 2RBi, 2K – – Garcia’s second blast of the night (a solo shot in the eighth inning) pulled him into a tie for the Florida State League lead in home runs with Bradenton’s Dylan Busby, who hasn’t gone yard since May 5 versus Lakeland. 

Midwest League: 

  • Nick Podkul, 2B – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2 SB (8,9) – – The Blue Jays 2018 round seven pick out of Notre Dame broke out of an 0-for-15 slump last night with two hits, including his ninth double on the year. The 6’1″- 200 lb. righty also drew a walk, which pushed his seasonal total to 23, one more than he has strikeouts (22) on the season thus far. 
  • Marty Costes, LF – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros – – 2-5, 3B, 5RBi, K – 
  • Ivan Herrera, C – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Will Banfield, C – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins – – 2-4, R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Ruben Cardenas, LF – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians – – 3-4, HR (6), 2B, R, 2RBi – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Curtis Terry, 1B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – – 3-4, HR (9), 2 2B, 3R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Trey Harris, LF – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves – – 2-3, HR (7), 3B, R, 2RBi – – The Braves unranked prospect is only the second player in Class A to reach 100 total bases this season. The other is Texas Rangers Samuel Huff, who sits at 105, having collected 86 with LoA Hickory and 19 so far with HiA Down East. 
  • Willie MacIver, C – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, 2 HR (6,7), 2R, 2RBi, K – – MacIver’s two solo shots last night (one in the second inning and the other in the ninth) proved to be all the offense Asheville would need, as three pitchers combined to scatter eight hits, giving up only one earned run to secure a 2-1 victory over Lexington. 
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