June 3, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Mario Feliciano, DH – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – – 3-4, 2 HR (10,11), 2R, 2RBi – – The 20-year-old CBB round draft pick (2016) out of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Florida (PR) added to his Carolina League home run lead clubbing his tenth and eleventh home runs last night versus Frederick.  Feliciano led off the second inning, clearing the right center field wall with his first blast of the night off former first round draft pick Dillon Tate (2015), who lasted only 1.2 innings, giving up two runs on three hits. The Henry’s (catcher Payton and right fielder Rob) followed with consecutive singles, and after third baseman Pat McInerney‘s strikeout and infielder Eddie Silva reaching on a fielder’s choice, Payton Henry scored for Carolina’s second run of the inning, giving the Mudcats a 2-1 lead. After Frederick added a run in the top of the third to knot the score at two, Feliciano came up again to begin the fourth and sent his second homer of the night (and eleventh on the season) over the left center wall, breaking the 2-2 tie. After a Payton Henry pop out, Rob Henry took first after a hit-by-pitch, then stole second base before pinch hitter Julio Garcia struck out swinging. Frederick pitcher Matthias Dietz plunked his second batter of the inning, Eddie Silva, then uncorked two wild pitches with a short stop Devin Hairston walk sandwiched in between, which scored Rob Henry, giving Carolina a 4-2 lead. Feliciano completed his 3-for-4 night with a single in the bottom of the fifth. Carolina added a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh to take a 7-2 lead. The Shorebirds mounted a small comeback in the top of the ninth scoring two runs off (another) former first rounder Phil Bickford (2015), but 2018 – seventeenth rounder Clayton Andrews recorded the last two outs of the game, notching his seventh save of the year and securing a 7-4 victory for the Mudcats. 

California League: 

  • Jake McCarthy, CF – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 2-4, 2 2B, R, K, SB (7) – 
  • Nick Allen, SS – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s – – 3-4, 2B – 

Carolina League: 

  • Leody Taveras, CF – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 2-4, 3RBi – 
  • Samuel Huff, C – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers –– 1-2, 2B, R, 2BB, SB (1) – 
  • Jomar Reyes, 3B – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles – – 2-4, 2 2B, RBi, K – 
  • Rob Henry, RF – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers –– 2-2, 2B, R, RBi, BB, SB (4) – 

Florida State League: 

  • Taylor Walls, SS – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-4, 2B, RBi, 2K – 
  • Estevan Florial, CF – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees – – 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, K – – After spending the last 2+ months on the injured list with a non-displaced right wrist fracture suffered in spring training, the Yankees number one ranked prospect returned with a vengeance last night clubbing his first home run and driving in three versus St. Lucie.  
  • Jeremy Vasquez, 1B – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – – 3-4, HR (3), 3R, 3RBi – 
  • Cody Bohanek, SS – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – – 2-2, HR (1), 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Jefrey Ramos, LF – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves – – 3-4, 2 3B, R, RBi – – The Braves number 25 prospect (Pipeline) logged his second consecutive three-hit game highlighted by his third triple in his last two games. The 20 year old righty from the Dominican Republic has also driven in seven runs and scored seven over his last five games.
  • Deon Stafford, C – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 3-4, HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, BB – 

Midwest League: 

  • The Midwest League had a scheduled day off Monday. 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Curtis Terry, 1B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – – 2-4, HR (15), R, 2RBi – – Terry’s two run homer in the fourth added to his Sally League homer lead, and was a part of Hickory’s six run fourth inning, which was all the Crawdads needed to dispose of West Virginia by a score of 7-2. 
  • Brandon Lockridge, CF – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees – – 2-4, HR (9), 2R, RBi – – New York’s number five draft pick in 2018 out of Troy University has been one of the more steady producing outfielders this season in the South Atlantic League. The 6’1″- 185 lb. righty poked his third home run in his last five games last night versus Greensboro has collected a hit in 21 out of his last 26 games  (39-for-110; .355).  
  • Nathan Eaton, 3B – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals – – 3-5, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, SB (10) – 
  • Niko Decolati, RF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 1-4, 3RBi, BB, K – 
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