May 27, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Chris Betts, C – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays –– 2-5, 2 HR (9,10), 2R, 3RBi, K –– Despite Ronaldo Hernandez occupying the Tampa Bay Rays top catching prospect spot, Betts is a leader of sorts, pacing all Midwest League catchers in home runs (10) and walks (29), yet sits behind Wisconsin’s David Fry in total bases (94). In fact, Fry, Milwaukee’s seventh round pick in 2018 out of Northwestern State (LA), leads the entire MWL in total bases and doubles (20). 

California League: 

  • Jo Adell, RF – Inland Empire 66ers – Los Angeles Angels – – 2-5, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Jose Caballero, 2B – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 1-2, 2B, 4R, BB, SB (25) – – The 22 year old Panama native stole his Cal League leading twenty-fifth base in the second inning yesterday, but he has a few more to go to catch the overall minor league leader, Double-A Northwest Arkansas’ Nick Heath (KC), who sits at 29, and has stolen 16 bases over his last 14 games, including a four-steal game May 20 versus Arkansas (SEA). 
  • Jancarlos Cintron, SS – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks –– 2-5, 2B, 2R, RBi, K – 
  • Mark Karaviotis, LF – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks –– 3-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Yoel Yanqui, RF – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks –– 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Austin Beck, CF – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s – – 3-3, 3B, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, 2BB – 

Carolina League: 

  • Diosbel Arias, 1B – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 4-4, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • Leody Taveras, CF – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers –– 3-6, 2R, RBi – 
  • Mario Feliciano, C – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, K – 
  • Tyler Frost, RF – Winston-Salem Dash – Chicago White Sox – – 3-5, HR (3), 2B, – R, 5RBi, K – 
  • Nolan Jones, 3B – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians – – 2-3, HR (3), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Oscar Gonzalez, LF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians – – 2-4, 2B, 2RBi – – With his two hits yesterday versus Fayetteville, it was the 21-year-old’s nineteenth multi-hit game of the season and he maintained his total bases lead (102) over Boston’s Jarren Duran, who heads into Tuesday with 98. Duran is suffering a mini-slump, going 0-for-8 with a run scored, an RBi, a strikeout and a caught-stealing over his last two games played. It’s the Long Beach State alum’s longest hitless streak of the year thus far. 

Florida State League: 

  • The Florida State League had a scheduled day off Monday. 

Midwest League: 

  • Will Benson, RF – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians – – 3-4, 2RBi, BB, 3 SB (15,16,17) – 
  • Tyler Freeman, SS – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays –– 3-5, 2B, R – 
  • Jake Brodt, 1B – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 1-2, HR (6), 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Gabriel Moreno, C – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays –– 1-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Xavier Edwards, 2B – Fort Wayne TinCaps – San Diego Padres – – 3-4, 2B, 2R, BB, K – 
  • Dillon Paulson, 1B – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 1-2, HR (5), R, 3RBi, BB – – The Dodgers unranked prospect leads the Midwest League with 35 walks and carries a .500 extra-base percentage into Tuesday’s games. 
  • Austin Dennis, RF – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros – – 3-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, 2 SB (9,10) – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Triston Casas, DH – Greenville Drive – Boston Red Sox – – 1-2, HR (8), 3R, 2RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Hansel Moreno, CF – Columbia Fireflies – New York Mets – – 1-5, HR (3), R, 3RBi – 
  • Canaan Smith, DH – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees – – 2-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Mason Martin, 1B – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 2-4, HR (15), R, 4RBi, 2K – – The soon-to-be 20 year old Martin (June 2) ripped his third home run in as many games and his fourth over his last five leading Greensboro to an 8-2 victory over Hickory. Martin’s fifteenth blast now ties him with Samuel Huff as the overall Sally League leader in home runs this season. Grasshopper pitching did their job as well, as 2017 – 11th rounder Alex Manasa fired seven shutout innings, scattering six hits and striking out one to improve his record to 6-0 on the year. 
  • Alex Destino, RF – Kannapolis Intimidators – Chicago White Sox – – 3-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi –
  • Terrin Vavra, 2B – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 3-4, RBi, BB – 
  • Grant Lavigne, 1B – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –– 2-4, HR (4), 2B, R, RBi, K – 

 

 

 

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