July 7, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Andy Pages, RF – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-4, HR (7), 3R, 5RBi – 
      • – With his two-run blast in the third, the 18-year-old Pages now sits atop the Pioneer League home run list and is tied for first in RBi (23) with teammate and third baseman Justin Yurchak. Pages also posted a career high in RBi in the Raptors 19-8 dismantling of Rocky Mountain, and could very well head into the off season as one of the more under-the-radar prospects in a loaded Dodgers system. The Dominican Republic teenager debuted in the DSL in 2018 with the Dodgers Guerrero squad and in 42 games batted .236, but clubbed 9 home runs, walked 23 times to 31 strikeouts and stole 9 bases, earning him a promotion stateside to the Arizona League, where he struggled logging a .192 batting average with only two extra base hits in his final 10 games of the season. This year, it was like a switch went off. Ogden’s right fielder carries a .324/.430/.718/.1.149 slash line into Monday’s games and 14 of his 23 hits have gone for extra bases (.609). 

California League: 

  • Luis Castro, 1B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 2-3, 2 2B, R, 5RBi –
  • Ryan Vilade, 3B – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 1-2, 2B, 2RBi, 2BB –
  • Ramon Marcelino, RF – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies –
    • – 3-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K –
  • Robert Mullen, DH – Stockton Ports – Oakland A’s –
    • – 4-4, HR (5), 2B, R, 2RBi –

Carolina League: 

  • Tyler Frost, RF – Winston-Salem Dash – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 3-5, HR (10), R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Steele Walker, CF – Winston-Salem Dash – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 2-3, HR (6), 2R, 2RBi, 2BB – 
  • Oscar Gonzalez, LF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians –
    • – 2-4, HR (7), R, 2RBi – 
      • – The Carolina League total bases leader (149) also added to his hits (104) and batting lead (.329) Sunday, highlighted by his seventh homer on the year. 
  • Mario Feliciano, C – Carolina Mudcats – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 1-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Curtis Terry, DH – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-4, 2 HR (2,3/18), 2R, 2RBi – 

Florida State League: 

  • Andres Luna, RF – Palm Beach Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 4-5, 2 HR (1,2), 2R, 6RBi – 
  • Blake Tiberi, 2B – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets –
    • – 3-5, 2B, R, K, SB (8) – 
  • Imeldo Diaz, SS – Palm Beach Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 4-5, 2R, RBi – 

Midwest League: 

  • Christopher Morel, 3B – South Bend Cubs – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 3-5, 3B, R, RBi, 2K – 
  • Jacob Amaya, SS – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 2-3, HR (5), R, RBi, BB – 
  • Parker Meadows, CF – West Michigan Whitecaps – Detroit Tigers –
    • – 2-3, HR (6), R, RBi – 
      • – The younger brother of former Pirates number one draft pick, now Tampa Bay starting outfielder Austin, 19-year-old Parker has a home run in consecutive games, and three of his six homers on the year have come in his last eight. 

South Atlantic League

  • Braden Shewmake, SS – Rome Braves – Atlanta Braves –
    • – 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBi, K – 
      • – Not sure there’s been a more productive hitter pound-for-pound in the Sally League over the last two and a half weeks than the Braves 2019 draft pick out of Texas A&M. Over his first 17 games as a pro he averages nearly two hits per game, and heading into Tuesday’s games, he carries a .437/.474/.648/1.122 slash line. 
  • Tyler Esplin, RF – Greenville Drive – Boston Red Sox –
    • – 1-3, 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • Sherten Apostel, 1B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-5, HR (13), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Pedro Gonzalez, CF – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers –
    • – 2-5, HR (15), 2R, RBi – 
  • Jaylen Ferguson, LF – Augusta GreenJackets – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-5, 3B, R, 2RBi, SB (2) – 

New York-Penn League: 

  • Yoel Romero, 3B – Brooklyn Cyclones – New York Mets –
    • – 1-4, 2B, R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Garrett Hiott, CF – Hudson Valley Renegades – Tampa Bay Rays –
    • – 4-5, 2B, R, SB (7) – 
  • Jake Randa, DH – Auburn Doubledays – Washington Nationals –
    • – 1-4, HR (2), R, 3RBi – 
  • William Matthiessen, RF – West Virginia Black Bears – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 3-4, 2B, 2R, BB, K – 
  • Blake Sabol, CF – West Virginia Black Bears – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 3-5, HR (1), 2R, 4RBi – 

Northwest League: 

  • David Garcia, C – Spokane Indians – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Eddie Hernandez, 3B – Hillsboro Hops – Arizona Diamonsbacks –
    • – 2-4, 3B, R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Tristin English, 1B – Hillsboro Hops – Arizona Diamonsbacks –
    • – 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Tyler Flores, 1B – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 3-4, HR (7), 2R, 5RBi – 
  • Franklin Labour, RF – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants –
    • – 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Chase Strumpf, 2B – Eugene Emeralds – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 4-5, 2 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Nelson Maldonado, DH – Eugene Emeralds – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 4-5, R, 2RBi, SB (1) – 
  • Austin Shenton, 3B – Everett AquaSox – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 3-5, 2 2B, R, RBi, K – 

Appalachian League:

  • Logan Porter, 1B – Burlington Royals – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-3, HR (4), 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Spencer Horwitz, DH – Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays –
    • – 3-5, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Chandler Redmond, 3B – Johnson City Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 3-4, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Matt Wallner, RF – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins –
    • – 1-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Jaylen Palmer, 3B – Kingsport Mets – New York Mets –
    • – 2-5, HR (4), 2R, 2RBi, 3K – 
  • Antonio Cabello, LF – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees –
    • – 1-2, 2B, 2R, 3BB, K – 
  • Josh Bissonette, 2B – Bristol Pirates – Pittsburgh Pirates –
    • – 2-5, 2B, 4RBi, K – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Kevin Watson Jr., RF – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 2-4, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Matt Lloyd, 1B – Billings Mustangs – Cincinnati Reds –  
    • – 2-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
  • James Free, C – Billings Mustangs – Cincinnati Reds –
    • 3-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Michael Emodi, C – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals –
    • – 2-2, R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Anderson Comas, RF – Great Falls Voyagers – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 5RBi – 
  • Harvin Mendoza, DH – Great Falls Voyagers – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 3-3, HR (3), 2 2B, 2R, 5RBi – 
  • Michael Wilson, CF – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers –
    • – 2-4, HR (4), 3R, 3RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Adrian Rondon, 3B – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels –
    • – 3-4, HR (2), 3B, R, 3RBi, K – 

Arizona League:

  • Kody Hoese, DH – AZL Dodgers Mota – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 1-3, HR (2), R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Wladimir Chalo, C – AZL Dodgers Lasorda – Los Angeles Dodgers –
    • – 1-6, HR (1), 2R, 3RBi, BB, K – 
  • Ezequiel Pagan, DH – AZL Cubs 1 – Chicago Cubs –
    • – 2-6, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB, K 
  • Oswaldo Pina, 3B – AZL Cubs 1 – Chicago Cubs –
    • 4-6, 2B, 3R, 2RBi – 
  • Corbin Carroll, CF – AZL D-backs – Arizona Diamondbacks –
    • – 2-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, BB – 
  • Nolan Perez, 3B – AZL Mariners – Seattle Mariners –
    • – 3-5, 3B, 2R, 4RBi, 2K – 
  • Alexander Ovalles, RF – AZL Rangers – Texas Rangers –
    • – 4-6, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Bryan Ramos, DH – AZL White Sox – Chicago White Sox –
    • – 2-3, HR (2), 2R, 3RBi, BB – 

Gulf Coast League:

  • Yowelfy Rosario, 3B – GCL Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –
    • – 1-3, 3B, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Adonis Giron, RF – GCL Astros – Houston Astros –
    • – 2-4, HR (1), R, RBi, K – 

Dominican Summer League:

  • The DSL has a scheduled day off on Sunday. 

 

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