June 22, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day* 

  • Harrison Freed, LF – AZL Giants Black – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 4-4, HR (1), 2 2B, 3R, 5RBi, BB, SB (1) – 
      • Marco Luciano isn’t the only Giants hitting prospect tearing up the Arizona League. The 5’11”- 205 lb. Freed, San Francisco’s thirteenth round pick out of Butler University earlier this month has a hit in each of his five games and ranks second in the AZL in hits (10) with Padres number one overall pick CJ Abrams and Dodgers Lasorda centerfielder Edwin Mateo. Freed led the Giants Black squad to a convincing 12-2 victory yesterday over the AZL Reds, collecting four hits, scoring three runs, driving in five and belting his first home run as a pro.  

California League: 

  • Orlando Martinez, RF – Inland Empire 66ers – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 2-6, 2B, 3R, 2K – 
  • Jeter Downs, SS – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Donovan Casey, RF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-3, HR (12), 2B, 2R, RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Sean Bouchard, 1B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-4, HR (9), R, 4RBi, BB, 2K – 
      • – Bouchard might be the hottest hitter in the Cal League over the week, as he has four home runs, scored seven runs and driven in ten all in his last four games. 
  • Nick Allen, SS – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s –
    • – 3-5, R, 2RBi – 

Carolina League: 

  • Marcus Wilson, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 2-3, 2 HR (5,6/9), 2R, 3RBi, BB, SB (3) – 
  • Will Benson, RF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 1-3, 2R, RBi, 2BB, K, SB (1/19) – 
      • – Benson is a home run and a stolen base shy from becoming the first 20-20 player in the minor league’s this season. 
  • Tristen Lutz, CF – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 2-4, 3B, 2R, RBi, BB – 

Florida State League: 

  • Victor Victor Mesa, CF – Jupiter Hammerheads – Miami Marlins –
    • – 4-5, R, 3RBi, SB (9) – 
  • Kaleo Johnson, 1B – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Nick Maton, SS – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 3-5, R, RBi, K – 
  • Simon Muzziotti, CF – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 4-5, R, RBi – 
  • Jhailyn Ortiz, DH – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 1-4, HR (12), R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
      • – The story of Clearwater versus Daytona last night wasn’t the top of the Thresher’s order (seen above) that combined for eight of their 14 hits, three of their five runs, and four of the five runs driven, but the zero hits that three Thresher pitchers allowed in Clearwater’s first no-hitter since July 30, 2017. 

Midwest League: 

  • Buddy Kennedy, DH – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 1-2, HR (4), R, 2RBi, 2BB – 
  • Bo Naylor, DH – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 2-4, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Ross Adolph, CF – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2K, SB (8) – 
  • Jeremy Pena, SS – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros –
    • – 2-5, R, 2RBi, SB (16) – 
  • Trevor Casanova, DH – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 1-3, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Juan Yepez, DH – Peoria Chiefs – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 2-4, HR (4), 2R, RBi, BB, 2K, 2 SB (1,2) – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Shae Langeliers, C – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), R, 3RBi, 2BB, K – 
      • The Braves #1 draft choice out of Baylor University earlier this month clubbed hit first professional home run, a two-run shot in the first inning in last night’s 5-3 victory over Hagerstown. 
  • Kyle Datres, 2B – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-4, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Matt Whatley, C – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), 2B, R, 3RBi, BB – 

New York – Penn League:

  • Nick Decker, CF – Lowell Spinners – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 3-3, 2 2B, 2RBi – 
  • Blake Sabol, DH – West Virginia Black Bears – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-3, 2B, R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • McCarthy Tatum, 3B – Williamsport Crosscutters – Philadelphia Phillies –
    • – 3-4, R, SB (1) – 
  • Nick Ward, 2B/P – Vermont Lake Monsters – Oakland Athletics –
    • – 2-3, 2B, 2R, 2BB – 
  • Jordan Diaz, 3B – Vermont Lake Monsters – Oakland Athletics –
    • – 1-5, HR (3), R, 3RBi – 
  • A.J. Lee, 2B – Tri-City ValleyCats – Houston Astros –
    • – 1-3, 2B, 2R, 2BB, 2K, SB (5) – 
  • Juan De Leon, DH – Staten Island Yankees – New York Yankees –
    • – 1-2, HR (2), 3R, RB, 2BB, K – 
  • Jaylen Ferguson, LF – Aberdeen IronBirds – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 2-5, HR (3), 2R, 2RBi, SB (2) – 
  • Tristan Graham, RF – Aberdeen IronBirds – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 3-3, 2R, 2BB – 

Northwest League: 

  • Yorlis Rodriguez, 2B – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 1-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi – 
  • Tyler Flores, 1B – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), R, 4RBi – 
  • Steven Leyton, 2B – Hillsboro Hops – Arizona Diamonsbacks –
    • – 1-3, HR (1), 2R, RBi, BB – 

Appalachian League: 

  • Gregory Guerrero, 2B – Kingsport Mets – New York Mets –
    • – 2-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B – Burlington Royals – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-5, 2 HR (3,4), 2R, 3RBi, 2K – 
      • – Four of the Royal’s 2019 – 11th rounders (Old Dominion) five hits on the season have been home runs, as he belted two home runs in a game for the second time this season. 
  • Angel Camacho, 3B – Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 4-5, HR (1), 2B, R, 4RBi – 
  • D.J. Daniels, LF – Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 3-5, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 2RBi – 
  • Zach Jackson, C – Johnson City Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 3-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 7RBi, BB
  • Bryce Ball, DH – Danville Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 3-5, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, K – 
      • – Atlanta’s twenty-fourth round draft pick out of Dallas Baptist University earlier this month heads into Sunday’s game versus Johnson City as the Appalachian League leader in hits (10), total bases (17), slugging percentage (.947), batting (.526) and OPS (1.474). 
  • Michael Mateja, LF – Danville Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, SB (1) – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Ernesto Martinez, 1B – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Liover Peguero, SS – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, 2K – 
  • D’Shawn Knowles, CF – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 3-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K, SB (4) – 
  • Tre Todd, C – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), 2B, R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Rhett Aplin, 1B – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-5, 2 HR (3,4), 2R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Michael Emodi, C – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 1-3, HR (3), 2R, RBi, BB – 

Arizona League: 

  • Zac Taylor, CF – AZL Cubs 1 – Chicago Cubs
    • – 2-5, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Fabian Pertuz, 3B – AZL Cubs 1 – Chicago Cubs
    • – 3-4, 3B, 2B, 3R, BB, SB (1) – 
  • Marco Luciano, SS – AZL Giants Orange – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 1-5, HR (3), R, 2RBi, K – 
      • – Luciano hit his third home run in as many days and currently leads the AZL in total bases (20). He’s San Francisco’s number three ranked prospect for reason despite having not played a pro game until this past Monday. If he’s available in any fantasy league that allows minor league pick ups, absolutely add him immediately. I did, and I’ll gladly wait for him to become the Giants consensus top prospect, an easy top 100 overall prospect in the minors and a clear-cut top dynasty add. You won’t be sorry you did the same. 
  • Luis Yanel Diaz, 3B – AZL Dodgers Mota – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • 3-5, 2 3B, 3R, RBi, K, SB (2) – 
  • Glenallen Hill Jr., 2B – AZL D-backs – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K, SB (1) – 
  • Kyle McCann, 1B – AZL Athletics Gold – Oakland Athletics –
    • – 3-6, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K – 

Gulf Coast League: 

  • The GCL begins play Monday, June 24. 

Dominican Summer League: 

  • Rhodery Diaz, RF – DSL Twins – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 2-2, 3R, 2BB – 
  • Dayro Perez, SS – DSL Yankees – New York Yankees –
    • – 3-5, 2 3B, 3R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Jesus Rodriguez, C – DSL Yankees – New York Yankees –
    • – 1-4, HR (2), R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Angel Babtista, SS – DSL Rangers1 – Texas Rangers –
    • – 3-4, 2R, 2RBi, BB, SB (2) – 
  • Dyron Campos, CF – DSL Mets2 – New York Mets –
    • – 2-5, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Ronny Simon, 2B – DSL Cubs2 – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 3-6, 3B, R, 3RBi, 2 SB (2,3) – 
  • Johnabiell Laureano, CF – DSL White Sox – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 3-4, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Alex Zepete, 3B – DSL Red Sox1 – Boston Red Sox
    • – 2-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB – 
  • Rayner Santana, C – DSL Giants – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-3, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 3RBi, 2BB, BB – 
  • Diowill Burgos, LF – DSL Cardinals Red – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 3-5, HR (4), R, 7RBi – K – 
  • Alexander Samuel, 1B – DSL Cardinals Red – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 4R, RBi, 2BB –
  • Robinson Ramos, 1B – DSL Indians – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 3-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Rodolfo Nolasco, RF – DSL Pirates2 – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2B, 3R, 3RBi – 
  • Rayber Romero, 3B – DSL Pirates2 – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 5-5, 2B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Nerwilian Cedeno, 2B – DSL Padres – San Diego Padres – 
    • – 2-4, 2B, R, 4RBi, BB – 
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