June 2, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Will Benson, LF – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 2-5, 2 HR (15,16), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – combined two-game line. – 
      • – Both Benson and Midwest League foe Ulrich Bojarski (seen below) blasted a home run in each game of their two-game set yesterday. Both Benson and Bojarski also rank within the Midwest League top six in total bases, and Benson’s three home runs in his last four games vaulted him into the MWL league lead (16) over Great Lakes Niko Hulsizer, who’s gone yard once in his last eight games. 

California League: 

  • Jack Suwinski, LF – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 2-4, 2 3B, R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Lazaro Armenteros, LF – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s –
    • – 3-4, 2B, R, RBi, SB (6) – 
  • Sean Bouchard, LF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 1-4, HR (4), R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Ryan Vilade, 3B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-3, 3B, R, RBi, BB – 
  • Jarred Kelenic, CF – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
      • – Business as usual for Kelenic, clubbing his second HiA homer last night, a solo shot in the third, and thirteenth overall on the season. The 6’1″- 195 lb. lefty has four home runs in his last seven games and is batting .375 with 13 total bases since his promotion. 
  • Jeren Kendall, CF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 1-3, HR (2), R, 2RBi, BB –

Carolina League: 

  • Oscar Gonzalez, DH – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 2-4, R – 
      • – After Sunday’s games, Gonzalez and Duran (below) rank 1-2 in total bases in the Carolina League. The 6’2″- 180 lb. righty from the Dominican Republic has been on a tear since the season began batting .353 and going hitless in only four of his 52 games this season. 
  • Jarren Duran, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 1-3, 2R, BB, K – 

Florida State League: 

  • Demetrius Sims, SS – Jupiter Hammerheads – Miami Marlins –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), 3B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Quinn Brodey, CF – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets –
    • – 1-5, HR (5), R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Chavez Young, CF – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 2-5, HR (4), R, RBi – 
  • Matt Vierling, CF – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 3-4, 2B, 2R, RBi, SB (13) – 
      • – The Phillies round five draft pick in 2018 out of Notre Dame posted three hits Sunday after collecting only two in his previous five games (2-for-20). 
  • Trevor Larnach, RF – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 1-4, HR (5), R, RBi, K – 
  • Travis Swaggerty, CF – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-5, HR (5), R, 3RBi – 

Midwest League: 

  • Wander Franco, DH – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 2-5, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Kaleo Johnson, 1B – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 2-3, 3B, R, RBi, BB, SB (4) – 
  • Ulrich Bojarski, RF – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-6, 2 HR (7,8), 2R, 3RBi – combined two-game line. – 
  • Nolan Gorman, DH – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 1-3, HR (10), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Leandro Cedeno, 1B – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 2-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi – 
  • Brice Turang, DH – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 4-5, 2R, RBi – 
      • – Turang registered his second four-hit performance on the season yesterday (with his first coming May 22 (also) versus Peoria) after a mini 0-for-8 slump over his past two games.  The 19-year-old first round draft pick (2018) out of Santiago HS (CA) is making a case for a promotion to Carolina batting .318 on the year and collecting a hit in 23 out of his last 27 games dating back to May 4. 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Malvin Matos, LF – Lakewood BlueClaws – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 2-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Frankie Tostado, 1B – Augusta GreenJackets – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 1-4, HR (10), R, 2RBi – 
  • Darling Florentino, 3B – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 3-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi, K – 
      • – The 18 year old Dominican Republic native has posted six hits over his last three games including his first three-hit performance of the season yesterday versus Hagerstown. 
  • Jacob Rhinesmith, DH – Hagerstown Suns – Washington Nationals –
    • – 3-3, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB –
  •  Niko Decolati, RF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-4, R, RBi, SB (1) – 
  • Sherten Apostel, 1B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
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