May 28, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

 *Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Jo Adell, RF – Inland Empire 66ers – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 2-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi, K – 
      • – Adell went 0-for-4 in his return to the diamond on May 24, but he couldn’t have been happier. The 6’3″- 215 lb. righty suffered a grade +2 ankle sprain and a grade +1 hamstring strain in a Cactus League game during spring training in early March and was given a 10-12 week time frame to return. Well, he’s looking like the Adell that is ranked number one in the Angels system. The 2017 – number one draft pick out of Ballard HS (LA) has reeled off three consecutive two-hit performances, and has homered in back-to-back games.

California League: 

  • Luis Campusano, C – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 2-4, 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Casey Golden, RF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 1-1, HR (9), R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Luis Castro, 1B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Todd Czinege, LF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 1-3, HR (7), R, 2RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Heliot Ramos, CF – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 3-4, HR (6), R, 2RBi – 

Carolina League: 

  • The Carolina League had a scheduled day off Tuesday. 

Florida State League: 

  • Royce Lewis, SS – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 1-5, HR (2), R, RBi, 3K –
  • Trevor Larnach, RF – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 4-5, 2B, R, RBi, K – 
  • William Contreras, C – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 1-5, HR (2), $, 2RBi, K – 
  • Taylor Walls, SS – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 3-5, 2B, 2R, K – 
  • Jonathan India, DH – Daytona Tortugas – Cincinnati Reds –
    • – 3-5, HR (7), R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Alejandro Kirk, C – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 3-3, 2 2B, R, 4RBi, BB – 
      • – Since his promotion to HiA on May 4, the 5’9″- 220 lb. righty has reached base in 13 of Dunedin’s 15 games. In what’s considered a pitcher’s league, Kirk has raised his batting average (.367) and has continued his stellar plate discipline walking eight times to seven strikeouts. He sits on a combined .325 batting average, carries a .438 on-base percentage with 26 walks and only 15 strikeouts in 36 games this season.  
  • Quinn Brodey, RF – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, SB (8) – 
  • Chris Sharpe, LF – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-5, HR (5), R, 4RBi, K – 

Midwest League: 

  • Gabriel Moreno, C – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 2-4, HR (3), R, RBi, 2K –  
  • Juan Martinez, 3B – Dayton Dragons – Cincinnati Reds –
    • – 2-4, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Will Benson, RF – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 1-2, HR (13), 2R, 2RBi, 3BB – 
      • – Benson smacked his thirteenth homer (a seventh inning two-run shot) last night versus South Bend, and sits tied with Great Lakes Niko Hulsizer (who you’ll see below) for the Midwest League lead. Benson has reached base in 19 straight games and ranks second (17) only to Lansing’s Reggie Pruitt in stolen bases (21). 
  • Niko Hulsizer, LF – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-3, HR (13), 2B, R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Chris Betts, DH – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 2-5, HR (11), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
      • – Last night’s contest between Bowling Green and Great Lakes highlighted two of the Midwest League’s most prolific power hitters. Betts, yesterday’s top hitter of the day, clubbed his eleventh home run on the season, but equally as impressive is that the 2015 – second rounder out of Woodrow Wilson HS (CA) has a home run in three consecutive games and five round-trippers in his last five. 
  • Alek Thomas, CF – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Brice Turang, 2B – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 2-4, 3B, R, RBi, K – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Shervyen Newton, 2B – Columbia Fireflies – New York Mets –
    • – 3-5, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, K – 
      • – The Mets number four overall ranked prospect has struggled to get the bat going all season long. However, the 6’4″- 180 lb. switch-hitter from the Netherlands is slowly breaking out, registering a hit in nine out of his last 10, and 13 out of his last 16 games. He’s also collected at least two hits in three out of his last six. 
  • Jarred Kelenic, RF – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 2-4, HR (10), R, RBi – 
  • Fabricio Macias, CF – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-4, HR (7), R, RBi – 
  • Curtis Terry, 1B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-3, HR (12), 2R, RBi – 
      • – Thirty-two of Terry’s 49 hits on the season have gone for extra bases (.653). The 6’3″- 265. lb. righty has yet to leg out a triple, but leads the Sally League in doubles (20) and ranks third in home runs behind Greensboro’s Mason Martin (15) and Rodolfo Castro (13). 
  • Triston Casas, 1B – Greenville Drive – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 1-4, HR (9), R, 3RBi, 2K – 
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