June 28, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day* 

  • Braden Shewmake, SS – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves –– 3-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, K – – While all the prospect shine is on the Braves top draft pick in 2019, catcher Shea Langeliers out of Baylor University, do not sleep on Atlanta’s second pick of the first round, 21st overall selection Braden Shewmake. He comes out of the legendary Texas A&M program and has hit the ground running in the Sally League with three 3-hit games and nine runs scored in eight games thus far. 

California League: 

  • James Hannah, RF – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s – – 4-6, 3B, 3R, 2RBi, 2K, SB (3) – 
  • Lazaro Armenteros, LF – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s –– 2-6, 2B, 2RBi, 3K – 
  • Josh Watson, DH – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s –– 3-4, HR (1), 3B, 4R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (1) – 
  • Brandon Van Horn, 2B – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants – – 2-4, 3B, R, 2BB – 
  • Heliot Ramos, DH – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants –– 2-5, R, 3RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Joey Bart, C – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants –– 3-6, 2R – 
  • L.T. Tolbert, 2B – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 1-4, HR (2), 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Niko Hulsizer, LF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 1-3, HR (2/17), R, RBi, BB, K – – Hulsizer seemed to have no problem carrying over his Midwest League All-Star  season to HiA Rancho Cucamonga, where he hit his second homer last night for the Quakes and seventeenth overall of 2019. If you have room for the 2018 – 18th rounder (Morehead State), pick him up off waivers, add him as a nice piece to round out a trade in your fantasy league in order to address a weakness for that playoff run. That’s where I see his value right now.  

Carolina League: 

  • Oscar Gonzalez, LF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians – – 3-4 – – It’s been business as usual for the unranked Cleveland prospect. The Hillcats two-hole hitter heads into Saturday’s matchup with Down East as the Carolina League total bases leader (135) over Milwaukee breakout catcher Mario Feliciano who sits at 127. The 6’2″- 180 lb. righty from the Dominican Republic is batting .334 and logged his seventh three-hit game of the season Friday night.
  • M.J. Melendez, C – Wilmington Blue Rocks – Kansas City Royals – – 3-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (4,5) –
  • Payton Henry, DH – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-3, HR (9), R, 2RBi –

Florida State League: 

  • Wander Franco, SS – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-3, HR (2), 2R, RBi, 2BB – 
  • Trey Harris, RF – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves – – 1-2, 2B, 2R, 3BB – 
  • Dermis Garcia, DH – Tampa Tarpons – New York Yankees – – 2-4, HR (16), 2B, 3R, 2RBi – – Garcia’s sixteenth homer of the season, a two-run blast in Tampa’s half of the first inning, pulled him into a tie for the Florida State League home run lead with Bradenton (PIT) third baseman Dylan Busby. The 21-year-old unranked Yankee prospect also sits second in total bases (125) behind only Minnesota’s Trevor Larnach, who the Twins took in the first round of the 2018 draft out of Oregon State. 
  • Demi Orimoloye, DH – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-4, HR (5), 3B, 3R, 3RBi, BB – 

Midwest League: 

  • Bo Naylor, C – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians – – 2-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, 2K – 
  • Griffin Conine, RF – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 1-4, HR (7), R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – – To give you an idea how hot out of the gate Conine was to start the year, the second rounder out of Duke (2018) is 8-49 over his last 13 games (.174) with one extra base hit (last night’s homer) and is still batting .309 with a .483 extra-base percentage on the season. 
  • Hagen Danner, DH – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays –– 2-4, 2 HR (10,11), 4R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Peyton Burdick, RF – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins – – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Grant Witherspoon, CF – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-3, HR (9), 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 

South Atlantic League: 

  • Sandy Mota, 3B – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees –– 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi – 
  • Josh Stowers, CF – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees – – 3-5, R, RBi, BB, 2K, SB (14) – 
  • Hansel Moreno, CF – Columbia Fireflies – New York Mets – – 1-4, HR (5), R, 3RBi – 
  • Julio Rodriguez, RF – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – – 1-3, HR (3), 2R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Justin Dean, CF – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves – – 2-3, 3R, K, 3 SB (18,19,20) – 
  • Seamus Curran, 1B – Delmarva Shorebirds – Baltimore Orioles – – 3-4, HR (12), R, 3RBi, K – 

New York – Penn League:

  • Luke Ritter, 2B – Brooklyn Cyclones – New York Mets – – 5-6, HR (2), 2B, R, 3RBi – 
  • Hill Alexander, RF – Hudson Valley Renegades – Tampa Bay Rays – – 3-5, HR (2), 2B, R, 3RBi – 
  • Kingston Liniak, CF – Connecticut Tigers – Detroit Tigers – – 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, SB (2) – 
  • J.D. Orr, LF – Batavia Muckdogs – Miami Marlins – – 2-3, R, RBi, 2BB, 3 SB (5,6,7) – – With his performance in Batavia’s 9-6 victory over Mahoning Valley last night, Miami’s tenth round pick out of Wright State nearly four weeks ago is now tied for the New York-Penn League lead in hits (18), ranks first in runs scored (14), is tied for the lead in stolen bases (with Williamsport’s Corbin Williams), ranks first in on-base percentage (.556), batting (.474) and OPS (1.056). Players like him are the reason Jim and I do what we do. 
  • Harrison Dinicola, 1B – Batavia Muckdogs – Miami Marlins –– 3-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Milton Smith II, CF – Batavia Muckdogs – Miami Marlins –– 3-4, 3B, 4RBi, BB – 
  • Hunter Markwardt, CF – Williamsport Crosscutters – Philadelphia Phillies – – 3-6, 3R, RBi, K, SB (2) – 
  • Juan Aparicio, C – Williamsport Crosscutters – Philadelphia Phillies – – 3-5, 3B, R, 3RBi – 

Northwest League: 

  • Ricardo Genoves, C – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants – – 2-5, HR (5), R, 3RBi – 
  • Franklin Labour, RF – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –– 3-4, 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Bladimir Restituyo, CF – Boise Hawks – Colorado Rockies – – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (6) – 
  • Luis Asuncion, DH – Spokane Indians – Seattle Mariners – – 2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Jordy Barley, SS – Tri-Cty Dust Devils – San Diego Padres – – 2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 2K, SB (4) – 

Appalachian League: 

  • Gionti Turner, CF – Princeton Rays – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Brett Wisely, 2B – Princeton Rays – Tampa Bay Rays –– 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R – 
  • Charles Mack, 2B – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins – – 2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 3K – 
  • Spencer Steer, SS – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins –– 3-5, 2B, R, 4RBi – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Andy Pages, RF – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBi, K – 
  • Julio Carreras, DH – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Matt Lloyd, 1B – Billings Mustangs – Cincinnati Reds – – 2-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi – 
  • Adrian Rondon, 3B – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels – – 3-3, 2 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Micah Bello, CF – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-3, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Brady McConnell, DH – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals – – 2-3, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi, 2BB – 
  • Jose Marquez, 3B – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –– 3-5, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Juan Carlos Negret, RF – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –– 2-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Michael Emodi, C – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –– 4-5, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, SB (1) – 

Arizona League: 

  • Alexander Canario, CF – AZL Giants Orange – San Francisco Giants – – 3-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Connor Hoover, 3B – AZL Mariners – Seattle Mariners – – 3-5, 2B, R – 
  • Yanier Diaz, DH – AZL Indians Red – Cleveland Indians – – 2-4, R, RBi, K – 
  • Darryl Collins, DH – AZL Royals – Kansas City Royals – – 3-3, R, 2RBi, 2BB – 
  • Edickson Soto, LF – AZL Royals – Kansas City Royals –– 3-5, 2B, R, 3RBi – 
  • Angel Solarte, CF – AZL Padres 2 – San Diego Padres – – 2-5, 2B, R, 4RBi – 
  • Ethan Skender, 3B – AZL Padres 2 – San Diego Padres –– 1-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Yordi Francisco, LF – AZL Padres 1 – San Diego Padres – – 2-4, 2 Hr (1,2), 3R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Jose Colina, C – AZL Indians Blue – Clevelend Indians – – 1-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 

Gulf Coast League: 

  • Francisco Alvarez, DH – GCL Mets – New York Mets – – 2-5, 2B, R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Shayne Fontana, CF/RF – GCL Orioles – Baltimore Orioles – – 2-3, HR (1), 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Jevi Hernandez, RF – GCL Phillies East – Philadelphia Phillies – – 3-5, 2B, 2R, BB, SB (4) – 
  • Lorenzo Hampton, DH – GCL Marlins – Miami Marlins – – 2-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 4RBi – 
  • Victor Mesa Jr., CF – GCL Marlins – Miami Marlins –– 3-4, 3R, BB, SB (1) – 
  • Francisco Hernandez, 3B – GCL Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-3, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, BB – 

Dominican Summer League: 

  • Jonatan Clase, CF – DSL Mariners – Seattle Mariners – – 2-4, 3R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • Ortwin Pieternella, C – DSL Mariners – Seattle Mariners – – 2-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Diowill Burgos, PH/RF – DSL Cardinals Red – St. Louis Cardinals – – 1-1, HR (5), R, 2RBi –
  • Alvin Guzman, CF – DSL D-backs2 – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 2-4, 3B, 3RBi, BB, K, SB (4) – 
  • Jandel Paulino, RF – DSL Marlins – Miami Marlins – – 1-2, HR (1), 2R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Carlos Dominguez, LF – DSL Mets1 – New York Mets – – 1-2, HR (3), 3R, 2RBi, 2BB,, 2 SB (3,4) – 
  • Luis Baez, CF – DSL Twins – Minnesota Twins – – 2-3, 2 HR (1,2), 3R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Juan De La Rosa, RF – DSL Orioles1 – Baltimore Orioles – – 2-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K –
  •  Manuel Garcia, C – DSL D-backs1 – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 3-5, 2B, R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Cesar Berbesi, 3B – DSL Mets2 – New York Mets – – 4-4, 3R – 
  • Johan Lopez, SS – DSL Rays2 – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-4, 3B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Patrick Merino, RF – DSL Rays2 – Tampa Bay Rays – – 3-3, HR (2), 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Luis Izturiz, 2B – DSL Dodgers Shoemaker – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 2-3, HR (3), 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Luisangel Jose Acuna, SS – DSL Rangers1 – Texas Rangers – – 3-4, R, RBi, BB, K – – Since the DSL season began June 1, the younger brother of Braves phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. has collected a hit in all but two games this season (he went 0-10 in his first two contests), and has registered three hits in seven of his 20 games this season. He’s riding an 18-game hit streak and the 17-year-old righty leads the DSL in hits (36), batting (.434), on-base percentage (.525), ranks third in OPS (1.079) and is tied for fifth with 46 total bases. It might just be a good idea to pick him up immediately and stash him in large prospect leagues. 
  • Jefferson Mendoza, C – DSL White Sox – Chicago White Sox – – 4-5, 2 HR (1,2), 3R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Carlos Arcia, SS – DSL Cardinals Blue – St. Louis Cardinals – 3-4, 2B, 4R, BB, SB (4) – 
  • Branifel Concepcion, RF – DSL Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 4-6, 2B, 2R, K, 2 SB (17,18) – 
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