June 23, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day* 

  • Devin Mann, DH – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 3-4, 2 HR (14,15), 3R, 2RBi, BB – – The round five draft pick out of the University of Louisville in 2018 had his first career two-home run game, (two solo shots: a two out homer in the third and a two out shot in the eighth), but Mann couldn’t do it alone. The Quakes scored eight runs against three Jethawk pitchers, but Lancaster outlasted Rancho Cucamonga by a score of 9-8.

California League: 

  • Sean Bouchard, 3B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies – – 3-5, HR (10), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – – Bouchard stayed white hot Sunday belting his tenth home run on the season (his fifth in as many days) and clubbed his twentieth double, which ranks second in the Cal league behind Stockton shortstop Nick Allen, who has 22. The 6’3″- 215 lb. righty has also scored nine runs in his last six games and 17 of his 47 runs driven in this season have come in his last ten games. 
  • Luis Campusano, C – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres – – 3-5, HR (7), 2 2B, 3R, 4RBi – – Campusano cranked his first home run since May 30 and tied his season high in RBi’s in yesterday’s 11-1 drubbing of Inland Empire.  
  • Cal Raleigh, C – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners – – 3-5, HR (10), 2R, 5RBi, K – – Raleigh, too, matched his season high in RBi’s and belted his tenth home run on the season in Modesto’s 11-7 come-from-behind victory over Visalia thanks to a seven run ninth. Take a look.
  • Joe Rizzo, 3B – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners –– 2-4, HR (5), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 

Carolina League: 

  • Marcus Wilson, CF – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox – – 2-4, HR (7/10), R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • Ryan Aguilar, 1B – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – – 3-3, HR (5), 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Brewer Hicklen, LF – Wilmington Blue Rocks – Kansas City Royals – – 2-3, 2R, RBi, BB, 3 SB (24,25,26) – – Kansas City’s seventh rounder out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (2017) claimed the Carolina League stolen base lead yesterday in Wilmington’s 5-0 shutout victory over Frederick. 
  • Nolan Jones, 3B – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians – – 3-5, 2B, 2R, BB, K, SB (5) – 
  • Will Benson, RF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians –– 1-5, 2R, BB, SB (20) – – Benson is a home run shy becoming the first 20-20 player in the minors this season. 
  • Tyler Frost, CF – Winston-Salem Dash – Chicago White Sox – – 3-6, HR (5), 2R, RBi, SB (8) –

Florida State League: 

  • Nick Ames, 1B – Lakeland Flying Tigers – Detroit Tigers – – 1-3, HR (4), R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Vidal Brujan, SS – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-5, 2B, 2R, SB (23) – 
  • Isiah Gilliam, LF – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees – – 2-4, HR (8), R, RBi, SB (13) – 
  • Trevor Larnach, RF – Fort Myers Miracle – Minnesota Twins –  – 1-4, 2B, R, RBi, K – – After suffering an 1-18 slump May 17 through May 23, Larnach, the Twins number one draft pick in 2018 out of Oregon State, has collected a hit in 23 out of last 26 games, is batting .384 in that span, vaulting himself into the Florida State League lead in total bases (125). 
  • Cal Stevenson, LF – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 3-4, 2R, 2RBi, BB –

Midwest League: 

  • Andy Weber, SS – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs – – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Tyler Durna, 1B – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs –– 3-5, 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Cole Roederer, LF – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs –– 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Jonathan Sierra, RF – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs –– 3-4, 2 2B, R, RBi – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Seth Lancaster, 3B – Lakewood BlueClaws – Philadelphia Phillies – – 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, SB (1) – 
  • Greg Cullen, DH – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves – – 2-3, HR (5), R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Niko Decolati, RF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies –– 1-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Alex Destino, RF – Kannapolis Intimidators – Chicago White Sox – – 3-5, HR (6), R, 2RBi – 
  • Miguel Aparicio, CF – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – – 3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, K – 

New York – Penn League:

  • Andres Luna, CF – State College Spikes – St. Louis Cardinals – – 1-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, 2BB – 
  • Jared Triolo, SS – West Virginia Black Bears – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 1-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Nick Patten, 1B – West Virginia Black Bears – Pittsburgh Pirates –– 2-3, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Oswald Peraza, SS – Staten Island Yankees – New York Yankees – – 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, SB (4) – 
  • Hill Alexander, RF – Hudson Valley Renegades – Tampa Bay Rays – – 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, SB (2) – 

Northwest League: 

  • Robert Perez, 1B – Everett AquaSox – Seattle Mariners – – 1-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Jason Pineda, 1B – Tri-Cty Dust Devils – San Diego Padres – – 2-4, 2B, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Fernando Kelli, CF – Eugene Emeralds – Chicago Cubs – – 3-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, K, SB (3) – 

Appalachian League: 

  • Max Smith, LF – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins – – 3-4, 2R, RBi, 2BB, SB (1) – 
  • Jake Means, 3B – Burlington Royals – Kansas City Royals – – 2-4, HR (1), R, RBi, BB – 
  • Carlos Reina, C – Greenville Reds – Cincinnati Reds – – 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBi – 
  • Oliver Dunn, 2B – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees – – 3-6, HR (1), 2B, 3R, 5RBi, K – 
  • Ryder Green, LF – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees –– 4-6, HR (2), 3B, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, K – – Dunn (above) and Garcia (below) collected five hits and drove in nine runs, but it was Green, the Yankees third round draft choice in 2018 out of Karns HS (TN), who led the way for Pulaski, hitting for his first career cycle, and an 18-5 thrashing of Bluefield yesterday.  
  • Anthony Garcia, RF – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees –– 2-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, BB, K –

Pioneer League: 

  • Colin Simpson, LF – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies –– 2-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K –
  • Reniel Ozuna, RF – Billings Mustangs – Cincinnati Reds –– 3-5, HR (3), 2B, R, 4RBi –
  • Clay Dugan, SS – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –– 6-6, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi –
  • Ismaldo Rodriguez, LF – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –– 2-4, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 5RBi, 2K –
  • Tyler James, 2B – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –– 4-4, 2B, 4R, 2RBi –
  • Lency Delgado, SS – Great Falls Voyagers – Chicago White Sox –– 3-4, 2B, 3RBi, K –

Arizona League: 

  • Mariel Bautista, CF – AZL Reds – Cincinnati Reds – – 4-6, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, 2K, SB (4) – 
  • Yunior Garcia, RF – AZL Dodgers Lasorda – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 2-5, 2 2B, R, 4RBi, 2K – 
  • Ethan Skender, 3B – AZL Padres 2 – San Diego Padres – – 2-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Francis Florentino, CF – AZL Brewers Gold – Milwaukee Brewers – – 3-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi – 
  • Ghordy Santos, 2B – AZL Giants Black – San Francisco Giants – – 1-3, HR (1), R, 2RBi, 2BB, K – 

Gulf Coast League: 

  • The Gulf Coast League begins play on June 24 – 

Dominican Summer League: 

  • The DSL has a scheduled day off on Sunday – 

 

*****Note for tomorrow’s post. I have to step aside from my daily post for medical matters, but will return in full-force, back ready to go on Wednesday*****

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