July 6, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Donovan Casey, RF – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-4, 2 HR (14,15), 3R, 6RBi, BB, K –
      • – Lancaster Jethawks first baseman Luis Castro went 0-4 with a strikeout in last night’s game versus Lake Elsinore, holding him at 158 total bases heading into Sunday. A spot he’s held for a lengthy amount of time. However, Casey, the Dodgers 2017 – 20th round draft pick out of Boston College, drew ever so close to Castro with his second two-homer game of the season (June 21, his first) and a season high six runs batted in in Rancho Cucamonga’s thrashing of Inland Empire last night. The Quakes started off three up-three down in the top of the first, while the 66er’s tacked on a run in their half of the inning off a two-out Gareth Morgan (seen below) solo homer (his thirteenth on the season). Knotted at one run a piece, things remained quiet over the next two innings, then Rancho Cucamonga came up in the fifth. After Inland Empire starter Aaron Hernandez (L, 0-2) gave up a single, a walk and a wild pitch, reliever Adam Warren came in to try limiting the early damage, and proceeded to give up a grand slam to Donovan. The Quakes scored one more run and left the inning with a 6-1 lead. RC pitching held the 66er’s to a scoreless sixth, but the Quakes offense seemed to just be getting started. Casey came up again in the sixth, belting his second consecutive homer, scoring Brayan Morales, who reached on a leadoff single. The Dodgers farmhands finished the inning with two more runs bringing the score to 8-1, then added two more in the seventh, three in the eighth and another in the ninth to complete the 14-2 drubbing of their South division rival.

California League: 

  •  Gareth Morgan, LF – Inland Empire 66ers – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 2-4, HR (13), R, RBi, 2K – 
  • Connor Wong, 2B – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 3-4, HR (14), 3B, 3R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • Cal Raleigh, C – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 3-5, 2 HR (16,17), 2R, 6RBi, K – 
      • – While Casey above was celebrating his first two-home run game of 2019, Raleigh, the Mariners third round draft selection in 2018 out of Florida State University, posted his third of the season along with his own season high six RBi’s in the Nuts convincing 9-1 victory over Stockton. 

Carolina League:

  • Diosbel Arias, 3B/SS – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-4, 3B, 2R, 4RBi, BB, K – 
  • Chandler Taylor, RF – Fayetteville Woodpeckers – Houston Astros –
    • – 2-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Ryan Aguilar, 1B – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 2-2, 2 2B, 3R, 3RBi, 3BB – 
  • Jakson Reetz, C – Potomac Nationals – Washington Nationals –
    • – 2-3, 2 HR (6,7), 2R, 5RBi, BB –

Florida State League: 

  • Moises Gomez, LF – Charlotte Stone Crabs – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 1-4, HR (9), R, 2RBi, 2K –
  • Jacob Zanon, LF – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets –
    • – 2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB –
  • Drew Lugbauer, DH – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 1-4, HR (10), R, RBi, 2K –

Midwest League: 

  • Griffin Conine, RF – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 1-4, HR (10), 2R, RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Hunter Steinmetz, CF – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), 2R, RBi – 
  • Chris Roller, CF – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 1-4, HR (5), R, RBi, K – 
  • Connor Hollis, 1B – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Chris Betts, C – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 1-4, HR (14), R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Chris Williams, C – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 1-2, HR (10), R, 2RBi, 2BB – 

South Atlantic League:

  • Connor Kaiser, SS – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-5, HR (5), 2R, 4RBi, SB (4) – 
  • Mason Martin, 1B – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 3-6, 2 HR (22,23), 3R, 3RBi, 2BB, SB (8) – Combined line. 
  • Frankie Tostado, 1B – Augusta GreenJackets – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Tyreque Reed, 1B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 3-3, HR (4), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Canaan Smith, LF – Charleston RiverDogs – New York Yankees –
    • – 2-2, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, 3BB, SB (6) – 

New York-Penn League: 

  • Martin Cervenka, DH – Aberdeen IronBirds – Baltimore Orioles –
    • – 1-4, HR (1), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Yoel Romero, 3B – Brooklyn Cyclones – New York Mets –
    • – 1-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi – 
  • Michael Woodworth, 2B – Vermont Lake Monsters – Oakland Athletics –
    • – 4-6, 2B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Kevin Richards, CF – Vermont Lake Monsters – Oakland Athletics –
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Lawrence Butler, 1B – Vermont Lake Monsters – Oakland Athletics –
    • – 4-5, HR (2), 3R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Ryan Kreidler, SS – Connecticut Tigers – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 4-6, 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi, K – 
  • Jake Holton, 1B – Connecticut Tigers – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 4R, 2RBi, 2BB – 
  • Hector Martinez, 3B – Connecticut Tigers – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-5, HR (1), 5RBi, K – 
  • Moises Castillo, SS – State College Spikes – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 3-5, 2B, RBi, 2 SB (4,5) – 

Northwest League: 

  • Trevor Schwecke, 3B – Vancouver Canadians – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 5-6, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Philip Clarke, C – Vancouver Canadians – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 4-6, HR (2), 3R, RBi – 
  • Franklin Labour, RF – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 3-5, HR (11), 3B, 3R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Tyler Flores, 1B – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-4, HR (6), 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Edmond Americaan, RF/CF – Eugene Emeralds – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 3-5, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Zac Taylor, DH – Eugene Emeralds – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 3-3, 2B, 5R, 2BB, SB (1) – 
  • Grayson Byrd, 1B – Eugene Emeralds – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 2-3, 2B, R, 4RBi, 2BB – 
  • Cristian Inoa, SS – Spokane Indians – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 4-5, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, K – 

Appalachian League:

  • Leonardo Jimenez, SS – Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 3-3, 2 2B, 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Addison Barger, Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 1-3, HR (2), R, 4RBi – 
  • Bryce Ball, 1B – Danville Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 2-3, 2B, 3R, RBi, 2BB – 
  • Beau Philip, SS – Danville Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 2-6, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Ryder Green, LF – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees –
    • – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, R, RBi, K – 
  • Jake Pries, RF – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees –
    • – 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, K – 
  • Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B – Burlington Royals – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 4-5, HR (5), 2 2B, 2R, 4RBi – 
  • Aaron Shackelford, 2B – Bristol Pirates – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 3-4, HR (2), 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Brendt Citta, 1B – Bristol Pirates – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 1-3, HR (2), R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Allan Cerda, CF – Greenville Reds – Cincinnati Reds –
    • – 1-3, HR (6), R, 2RBi, BB, K – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Nick Kahle, C – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 1-5, HR (2), R, RBi, 2K – 
  • Luis Avalo, DH – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 2-4, HR (3), R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Andy Pages, CF – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-5, 2 2B, RBi, 2K – 
  • Eddy Diaz, SS – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 3-4, 2B, K, SB (13) – 

Arizona League:

  • Pedro Martinez, 2B – AZL Cubs 1 – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 4-4, R, SB (3) – 
  • Edwin Mateo, LF – AZL Dodgers Lasorda – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 1-3, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Aldrich De Jongh, CF – AZL Dodgers Lasorda – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 5-5, 2 2B, R, 4RBi – 
  • Jimmy Govern, 3B – AZL Royals – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-2, 2B, 2R, 2BB – 
  • Aaron Bracho, DH – AZL Indians Blue – Clevelend Indians –
    • – 2-3, HR (4), R, 2RBi – 
  • CJ Abrams, SS – AZL Padres 1 – San Diego Padres –
    • – 1-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi – 
  • Chris Givin, 2B – AZL Padres 1 – San Diego Padres –
    • – 1-4, 3B, 2R, BB – 
  • Yordi Francisco, LF – AZL Padres 1 – San Diego Padres –
    • – 2-4, HR (4), 3B, R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Alexander Guerra, DH – AZL Cubs 2 – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 3-4, 3 HR (3,4,5), 3R, 3RBi, BB – 
      • – The quintessential definition of bittersweet. Clubbing three home runs in a game and your team still goes down in defeat, as the Cubs2 roster fell to the Mariners 10-9, while the 22-year-old Cuba native belted three solo shots on the day. 
  • Marco Luciano, SS – AZL Giants Orange – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 1-4, HR (7), R, RBi – 
      • – The Orange 17 year old three-hole hitter sent his seventh homer over the left center in the first inning tying him with teammate Alexander Canario for the Arizona League lead in home runs.  

Gulf Coast League:

  • Junior Martina, 3B – GCL Nationals – Washington Nationals –
    • – 4-4, HR (2), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, SB (1) – 
    • – With his first four-hit performance as a pro, including his second homer on the year, the Nationals 2019 – 16th round draft pick out of Western Oklahoma State JC now sits atop the Gulf Coast League with 23 total bases and ranks first in slugging percentage (.920). 
  • Dominic D’Alessandro, 1B – GCL Red Sox – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 2-4, 2B, R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Yoyner Fajardo, DH – GCL Pirates – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 3-5, RBi, SB (7) – 
  • Riley Greene, CF – GCL Tigers West – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 4-5, 3R, K – 
  • Eduardo Valencia – C – GCL Tigers West – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 3-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Cole Zabowski, 1B – GCL Tigers West – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-3, 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Matthew Jarecki – RF – GCL Tigers West – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 3-5, 2B, 2RBi – 
  • Jimmy Kerr, 3B – GCL Tigers West – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 1-3, HR (1), R, RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Kevin Alcantara, CF – GCL Yankees East – New York Yankees –
    • – 4-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Jimmy Mojica, DH – GCL Tigers East – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 3-5, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Connor Perry, RF – GCL Tigers East – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 1-3, 2R, 3BB, K, 2 SB (3,4) – 

Dominican Summer League:

  • Juan Pizarro, LF – DSL Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 3-4, 2R, 3 SB (9,10,11) –
  • Benyamin Bailey, LF – DSL White Sox – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), 4R, RBi, 2BB –
  • Jhoneiker Betancourt, 3B – DSL White Sox – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 1-3, 3B, 3R, 2RBi, 2BB –
  • Ruben Benavides, DH – DSL White Sox – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi, BB –
  • Daniel Vellojin, C – DSL Reds – Cincinnati Reds –
    • – 2-3, 2 3B, R, 4RBi, BB – 
  • Jose Acosta, DH – DSL Reds – Cincinnati Reds –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2R, K – 
  • Juan Mora, 2B/3B – DSL Cubs1 – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 2-2, 3B, 3R, RBi, 3BB – 
  • Albert Fabian, 1B – DSL Padres – San Diego Padres –
    • – 2-4, 2B, R, 3RBi – 
  • Jose Navas, C – DSL Red Sox2 – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 5-5, 2B, 2R, 4RBi – 
  • Jonatan Clase, LF – DSL Mariners – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 3-5, 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Carlos Hurtado, C – DSL Astros – Houston Astros –
    • – 2-3, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Franklin Linares, CF – DSL Mets1 – New York Mets –
    • – 4-5, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Adinso Reyes, SS – DSL Tigers1 – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-5, HR (3), R, 2RBi – 

 

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