June 16, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Michael Gigliotti, CF – Lexington Legends – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 3-5, 3B, R, 4RBi, K, SB (29) – 
      • – With 2018 health issues behind him, Gigliotti is displaying the top-of-the-order catalyst skills the organization drafted in the fourth round in 2018 out of Libscomb University (TN). He currently ranks second in all the minors with 29 steals, behind only fellow Royal Nick Heath, who’s swiped 38 bags in 52 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Gigliotti is not only flashing his on-base skills, but stellar defense, as he’s gone errorless, posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage so far this season. 

California League: 

  • Michael Stefanic, SS – Inland Empire 66ers – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 2-5, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Orlando Martinez, CF – Inland Empire 66ers – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Luis Castro, DH – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 3-3, HR (17), 2B, 4R, 3RBi, 2BB – 
      • Business as usual it seems for Castro, who added to his Cal League leader home run total as well as his Class A Advanced leading 136 total bases. 
  • Ryan Vilade, SS – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-3, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB – 
  • Sean Bouchard, 1B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 1-3, HR (6), R, 2RBi, 2BB – 
  • Cal Raleigh, DH – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 2-4, HR (8), R, RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Esteury Ruiz, 2B – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 3-6, 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi, SB (26) – 
      • – The Padres twenty-fourth ranked prospect has been slowly creeping toward the  top of the California League stolen base leaderboard. Ruiz swiped base number 26 yesterday, while current leader, Visalia second baseman Jose Caballero, is doing what he can to keep the lead (28), having stolen nine bases over his last eleven games. 
  • Gabriel Arias, 3B – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K – 

Carolina League: 

  • Steele Walker, DH – Winston-Salem Dash – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 1-4, HR (4), 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Marcus Wilson, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 1-3, 3R, 2BB, 2K – 

Florida State League: 

  • The Florida State League was off Sunday due to their all-star festivities. 

Midwest League:

  • Alek Thomas, CF – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 3-5, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Jared Akins, LF – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 2-4, HR (8), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Juan Yepez, 1B – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 3-3, 2 2B, 2R, BB – 
  • Gabriel Maciel, CF – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, K – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Cade Harris, RF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-3, 2 HR (4,5), 2R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Sherten Apostel, 3B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 4-4, HR (9), R, 3RBi – 
  • Ji-Hwan Bae, SS – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-4, 2 2B, R, RBi, K – 

Dominican Summer League: 

  • The Dominican Summer League has a scheduled day off on Sundays. 

New York-Penn League: 

  • Johnny Rizer, CF – Aberdeen IronBirds – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Peyton Burdick, DH – Batavia Muckdogs – Miami Marlins –
    • – 2-5, HR (1), 3B, 2R, 3RBi, K – 
  • George Valera, CF – Mahoning Valley Scrappers – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 1-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Lawrence Butler, 1B – Vermont Lake Monsters – Oakland Athletics –
    • – 1-2, 3B, R, 3RBi, BB, K –

Northwest League:

  • Obie Ricumstrict, RF – Spokane Indians – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), R, 3RBi, K, SB (2) – 
  • Bladimir Restituyo, CF – Boise Hawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, RBi, SB (1) – 
  • Franklin Labour, RF – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi – 
  • Jordy Barley, SS – Tri-Cty Dust Devils – San Diego Padres –
    • – 1-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, K – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Michael Emodi, C – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), R, 5RBi –
  • Edwin Yon, RF – Billings Mustangs – Cincinnati Reds –
    • – 3-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, K –
  • Rolando Lebron, CF – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-4, HR (1), 3B, 2R, 3RBi, K –
  • Kevin Watson Jr., Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 2-5, HR (2), 3B, R, 2RBi, BB –
  • Liover Peguero, SS – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, R, 3RBi, K –
  • Frances Martinez, 1B – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 2-5, 3B, R, 3RBi, 2K –
  • Micha Bello, RF – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 3-4, 2 HR (2,3), 2R, 5RBi
      • – The 18 year old native of Hawaii pulled into tied for the Pioneer League lead in homers with Ogden’s Justin Yurchak, who went 0-3, with a run scored, a walk and a strikeout Sunday.
  • Jeremiah Jackson, DH – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 2-3, 2 HR (1,2), 4R, 3RBi, 2BB, K –
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