July 5, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Oneil Cruz, SS – Bradenton Marauders – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 1-4, HR (3), R, 2RBi, 2K – – The Pirates top minors shortstop and number four overall prospect drove his third home run of the season over the center field wall in what was a Marauder three-run third inning; and eventual 5-3 Bradenton victory. Dating back to April 27, Cruz is currently riding a nine game hit streak. How so? Cruz suffered a fractured foot versus the Daytona Tortugas that day and missed nearly two months of action. Although Cruz’ home run last night was a big blow to the Firefrogs, the bigger star of the game was Bradenton starter Brad Case (W, 2-1), who totally dominated Florida hitters, tossing six one hit innings, striking out five, walking three and out dueling Braves rehabbing starter Kevin Gausman (L, 0-1), who surrendered three earned runs on five hits in five innings of work. 

California League: 

  • Jake McCarthy, CF – Visalia Rawhide – Arizona Diamondbacks –– 2-4, 3B, 2B, 3RBi, K –
  • Gabriel Arias, 3B – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres –– 2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, K –
  • Jeren Kendall, RF/CF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 1-4, HR (10), 3R, 2RBi, 2BB, K, SB (13) –
  • Connor Wong, C – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 3-5, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K –
  • Niko Hulsizer, LF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 3-4, HR (3/18), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K –– Since his call up to HiA June 20, the 22-year-old has posted a .292 batting average with three home runs, eight runs scored and 11 RBi in 13 games.  However, for the 2018 – 18th rounder out of Morehead State (KY), different league, same result. In 58 games with Midwest League Great Lakes, Hulsizer batted .268 with 17 doubles, 15 homers, 46 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. Despite the rather similar pound-for-pound game production, in other words, we may not have seen the best yet of the Dodgers unranked prospect now that he’s out of the MWL and in the high octane climate of the California League. 
  • Starling Heredia, DH – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 3-4, HR (7), 3B, 3R, 2RBi, BB –
  • Jarred Kelenic, CF – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners –– 2-3, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB –

Carolina League: 

  • Tristen Lutz, RF – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-3, HR (9), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Ryan Aguilar, 1B – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-3, HR (6), R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Brewer Hicklen, LF – Wilmington Blue Rocks – Kansas City Royals – – 3-4, HR (4), 3B, 2R, 3RBi – With his one-out triple in the fifth, Hicklen overtook the Carolina League lead in triples with his sixth, and despite not stealing a base since the first of July, the 2017 round seven draft pick out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham sits in a tie with Myrtle Beach outfielder Zach Davis for the league lead  (28). 
  • Scott Manea, C – Fayetteville Woodpeckers – Houston Astros – – 4-4, 2 RBi – 

Florida State League: 

  • Demi Orimoloye, DH – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 1-4, HR (7), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Rodolfo Duran, C – Clearwater Threshers – Philadelphia Phillies – – 2-3, HR (3), 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, K – 

Midwest League: 

  • Hunter Feduccia, C – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 1-4, HR (2), R, RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Griffin Conine, RF – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Makesiondon Kelkboom, PH/3B – Lake County Captains – Cleveland Indians – – 1-1, HR (1/1), R, RBi – 
  • Pabel Manzanero, 1B – Dayton Dragons – Cincinnati Reds – – 4-5, HR (8), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – – The 23-year-old native of Venezuela logged his first four-hit performance of the season, highlighted by his eighth homer and 20th double, which ties him for third in the Midwest League.
  • Chris Betts, DH – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-4, HR (13), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K – 

South Atlantic League:

  • Braden Shewmake, SS – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves – – 3-5, 3B, R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Shervyen Newton, SS – Columbia Fireflies – New York Mets – – 4-5, 2B, 2R, 4RBi – 
  • Mark Vientos, 3B – Columbia Fireflies – New York Mets – – 1-1, HR (7), R, RBi – 
  • Ryan Anderson, RF/2B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – – 2-5, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Triston Casas, 1B – Greenville Drive – Boston Red Sox – – 1-3, HR (15), R, RBi, BB – 

New York-Penn League: 

  • Bryant Packard, LF – Connecticut Tigers – Detroit Tigers –– 3-4, 2B, R, RBi –
  • Oswald Peraza, SS – Staten Island Yankees – New York Yankees –– 2-5, HR (2), R, RBi, K, SB (5) –
  • Elih Marrero, C – Lowell Spinners – Boston Red Sox –– 2-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, K –
  • Moises Castillo, SS – State College Spikes – St. Louis Cardinals –– 1-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K –
  • Jonatan Machado, CF – State College Spikes – St. Louis Cardinals –– 3-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, SB (2) –
  • Pedro Pages, C – State College Spikes – St. Louis Cardinals –– 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K –
  • George Valera, DH – Mahoning Valley Scrappers – Cleveland Indians –– 1-4, HR (4), R, 2RBi, BB, K –
  • Jared Triolo, SS – West Virginia Black Bears – Pittsburgh Pirates –– 3-4, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K –
  • Luke Mangieri, 1B – West Virginia Black Bears – Pittsburgh Pirates –– 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, K –

Northwest League: 

  • Matthew Acosta, RF – Tri-Cty Dust Devils – San Diego Padres – – 4-5, 2B, 3R, RBi, K – 
  • Reinaldo Ilarraza, 2B – Tri-Cty Dust Devils – San Diego Padres – – 2-4, HR (1), 3R, 5RBi, BB – 
  • Aaron Schunk, 3B – Boise Hawks – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, 4R, 2BB, K – 
  • Simon Whiteman, SS – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants – – 2-5, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB, SB (11) – 
  • Beicker Mendoza, 1B – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants – – 3-5, 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Yorlis Rodriguez, 2B – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants – – 4-5, 3R, RBi – 

Appalachian League:

  • Spencer Henson, 1B – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees – – 1-2, HR (4), R, RBi, 3BB – 
  • Seth Gray, 3B – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins – – 1-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi, K – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Christian Koss, DH – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 2-3, R, 4RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Walking Cabrera, RF – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 2-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, 3K – 
  • Yolki Pena, CF – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 3-5, HR (1), 3R, RBi, K – 
  • Sam Abbott, DH – Great Falls Voyagers – Chicago White Sox – – 2-3, HR (2), 2R, RBi – 
  • Michael Wilson, CF – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-4, HR (3), 2B, R, RBi, 2K – 
  • Ryan Ward, LF – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – 2-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Tre Todd, C – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 2-3, HR (3), R, 2RBi – 
  • Brandon Lewis, 1B – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 1-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K – 

Arizona League:

  • Josue Huma, 3B – AZL Cubs 2 – Chicago Cubs –– 2-4, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 4RBi, BB, K –
  • Bryce Windham, DH – AZL Cubs 2 – Chicago Cubs –– 1-4, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, K –
  • Aaron Bracho, 2B – AZL Indians Blue – Clevelend Indians –– 2-3, HR (3), 3B, 2R, RBi, 2BB, K –
  • Tyler Tolbert, SS – AZL Royals – Kansas City Royals –– 3-4, R, K, 3 SB (4,5,6) –
  • Trent Deveaux, CF – AZL Angels – Los Angeles Angels –– 3-5, 3 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB –
  • Debby Santana, 3B – AZL Reds – Cincinnati Reds –– 2-3, HR (1), R, 4RBi, BB, K –
  • Felix Valerio, 2B – AZL Brewers Gold – Milwaukee Brewers –– 2-4, 2 2B, R –

Gulf Coast League:

  • Kerry Carpenter, RF – GCL Tigers West – Detroit Tigers – – 2-4, HR (2), 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Curtis Mead, DH – GCL Phillies East – Philadelphia Phillies – – 3-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • Jhon Solarte, CF – GCL Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-5, 3B, 3RBi, K – – Despite posting a .355/.444/.581/1.025 slash line thus far, the 6’0″- 165 lb. switch-hitter has actually slowed down his production as of late. He began the season with seven hits in 12-at-bats (.583) over his first three games, but since then, he’s gone 4-19 in his last five (.211). The 18 year old popped his first pro home run yesterday versus the Phillies West squad and is currently tied for the Gulf Coast League lead in total bases with 22. 
  • Kenedy Corona, CF – GCL Mets – New York Mets – – 1-5, HR (1), R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Franklin Soto, SS – GCL Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 3-3, 3B, 2B, 4R, 2RBi, 2BB – 
  • Trejyn Fletcher, CF – GCL Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 1-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2K – 
  • Patrick Romeri, RF – GCL Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-4, HR (2), 3R, 3RBi, BB, K – 

Dominican Summer League:

  • Rainer Polonius, 2B – DSL Rays1 – Tampa Bay Rays – – 0-1, 3R, RBi, 3BB, 2 SB (6,7) – 
  • Elvin De Jesus, 2B – DSL Cardinals Blue – St. Louis Cardinals – 2-4, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2K – 
  • Ronaldo Flores, 1B – DSL Giants – San Francisco Giants – – 2-4, 2 2B, R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Rayner Santana, C – DSL Giants – San Francisco Giants – – 3-5, 2 2B, RBi, K – 
  • Freddy Valdez, RF – DSL Mets1 – New York Mets – – 3-5, 2B, 2R, K – 
  • Yeikel Blandin, CF – DSL Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 1-3, 2B, 3R, 2RBi, BB, SB (1) – 
  • Branfiel Concepcion, LF – DSL Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 2-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (19) – 
  • Juan De La Rosa, 1B – DSL Orioles1 – Baltimore Orioles –– 1-3, 3B, R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (6,7) – 
  • Neifi Antunez, 2B – DSL Padres – San Diego Padres – – 2-4, 2 2B, R, 4RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Kervin Pichardo, SS – DSL Phillies Red – Philadelphia Phillies – – 2-2, 2B, R, 2RBi, 3BB, SB (1) – 
  • Freddvil Chevez, 1B – DSL Rays2 – Tampa Bay Rays – – 3-5, 2B, R, 3RBi – 
  • Brainer Bonaci, SS – DSL Red Sox1 – Boston Red Sox – – 3-4, R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Esmil Torres, 2B – DSL Reds – Cincinnati Reds – – 2-4, HR (1), 3R, 3RBi, BB – 

 

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