July 14, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Gareth Morgan, RF – Inland Empire 66ers – Los Angeles Angels – – 3-5, 2 HR (15,16), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, 2K – – Morgan continues to put on a show since his late-April 2019 signing with the Angels organization. Yesterday marked the third time this season that the 6’4″- 220 lb. righty cleared the outfield fence twice in the same game. His two homers  in Inland Empires 7-5 victory over Modesto last night (ironically) pulled him into a tie for fourth in the Cal League with Rancho Cucamonga’s Donovan Casey, but if you look at per-game home run production, no one can touch Morgan. He’s slashing .258/.305/.589/.894, however, including eight for Modesto from the start the season, he’s belted 16 home runs in 38 games  Morgan has hit 16 home runs in 151 at bats. That’s a home run every 10.60 at bats. To put it in perspective, Oakland A’s/St. Louis Cardinal’s legend Mark McGwire holds the major league record career ratio for “at bats per home run” with a 10.61. Babe Ruth sits at an 11.76 mark and the current MLB leader is Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber with a 13.82. Now, in no way, shape or form am I saying Morgan belongs in the company of the players just mentioned, but damn, it sure is fun to watch despite his over 9:1 K-to-walk ratio with only two doubles. 

California League: 

  • Heliot Ramos, CF – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants –– 2-5, HR (11), 2B, 2R, RBi, K – 
  • Joey Bart, C – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants – – 3-5, 2 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Gabriel Arias, SS – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres – – 2-4, 3B, 2R, RBi, K, SB (4) – 
  • Cal Raleigh, C – Modesto Nuts – Seattle Mariners – – 1-4, HR (22), R, 3RBi – – Speaking of fun to watch, Raleigh knocked his Cal League leading twenty-second home run of the year and ranks among the minor’s overall home run leaders from the catcher position. In other words, fantasy gold. However, in the scope of what we do here at the site, Raleigh ranks behind only Texas prospect Samuel Huff who has 24 round-trippers across two levels this season.  

Carolina League:

  • Oscar Gonzalez, LF – Lynchburg Hillcats – Cleveland Indians – – 2-4, 2B, 2R – – Gonzalez continues to quietly pace the Carolina League in total bases (159), hits (112), batting (.328) and slugging percentage (.466). 
  • Samuel Huff, DH – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 1-3, HR (9/24), R, RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Diosbel Arias, SS – Down East Wood Ducks – Texas Rangers – – 1-4, HR (3), R, RBi – 
  • Zach Jarrett, CF – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles – – 2-4, HR (8), R, 3RBi, 2K – 
  • Kyle Isbel, CF – Wilmington Blue Rocks – Kansas City Royals – – 1-3, HR (3/5), R, 3RBi – 

Florida State League: 

  • Brock Deatherage, CF – Lakeland Flying Tigers – Detroit Tigers – – 1-4, HR (4), R, 3RBi, 2K – 
  • Trey Harris, RF – Florida Fire Frogs – Atlanta Braves – – 2-4, HR (4/12), R, 3RBi – 
  • Tristan Pompey, LF – Jupiter Hammerheads – Miami Marlins – – 3-5, 2 2B, 2R. 4RBi, SB (2) – 
  • Jerar Encarnacion, RF – Jupiter Hammerheads – Miami Marlins – – 3-5, 2B, 2R, RBi, K – 
  • Carlos Cortes, 2B – St. Lucie Mets – New York Mets – – 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Ryan Noda, 1B – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-3, HR (8), 2B, R, 4RBi, BB, K – 
  • Alejandro Kirk, C – Dunedin Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 3-5, 2 2B, 3R, RBi – 

Midwest League: 

  • Alek Thomas, CF – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 2-5, 2B, 3RBi, K – 
  • Hunter Feduccia, C – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 1-2, HR (4), 2R, 2RBi, 3BB, K – 
  • Luke Heyer, 1B/2B – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 1-3, HR (10), 2R, 3RBi, 2BB – 
  • Leonel Valera, SS – Great Lakes Loons – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 3-3, HR (2), 2R, 2RBi, BB, 2 SB (16,17) – 
  • Gabriel Garcia, 3B – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-7, 2 HR (9,10), 2R, 3RBi, BB, 4K  –  (Combined lines from 7/13 makeup game and regularly scheduled games vs. Bowling Green). 
  • Jonathan Aranda, 2B – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-3, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Jordan Qsar, LF – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays – – 1-2, HR (3), 2R, RBi, 2BB, K, SB (4) – 
  • Pabel Manzanero, DH – Dayton Dragons – Cincinnati Reds – – 3-4, 3B, 4RBi – 
  • Ramiro Rodriguez, RF – Quad Cities River Bandits – Houston Astros – – 3-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Jordyn Adams, CF – Burlington Bees – Los Angeles Angels – – 3-4, HR (5), R, RBi, BB – 
  • Peyton Burdick, LF – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins – – 2-3, 3B, 2B, 3R, RBi, BB, SB (3) – 
  • Evan Edwards, 1B – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins – – 3-3, 3B, 2R, 2RBi – 

South Atlantic League:

  •  Jacob Rhinesmith, RF – Hagerstown Suns – Washington Nationals – – 2-5, HR (6), 2B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Terrin Vavra, SS – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 3-4, 2B, 2R – 
  • Niko Decolati, CF – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, 2B, R, RBi, K – 
  • Mark Vientos, 3B – Columbia Fireflies – New York Mets – – 1-3, HR (9), R, 2RBi – 
  • Kyle Mottice, 2B – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 2-3, 3R, 2RBi, 2BB, 2 SB (15,16) – 
  • Fabricio Macias, RF – Greensboro Grasshoppers – Pittsburgh Pirates – – 3-5, 2B, 3R, K, SB (13) – 

New York-Penn League: 

  • Korey Lee, DH – Tri-City ValleyCats – Houston Astros – – 2-4, HR (1), 2B, 2R, 3RBi – – The Astros top draft choice out of the University of California this past June clubbed his first home run as a pro in Tri-City’s 6-4 win yesterday over Connecticut (DET). 
  • Bryson Stott, SS – Williamsport Crosscutters – Philadelphia Phillies – – 1-3, HR (1/2), R, 3RBi, BB – Although it wasn’t his first as a pro, Stott, the Phillies 2019 number one draft pick out of UNLV, made quite a New York-Penn League debut after only three games in the Gulf Coast League, smacking his first league homer, but the Crosscutters fell short, 4-3 to Aberdeen. 
  • David Vinsky, LF – State College Spikes – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-5, RBi, SB (2) – 

Northwest League: 

  • Ricardo Genoves, C – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants – – 2-4, HR (7), 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Jesus Marriaga, LF – Hillsboro Hops – Arizona Diamonsbacks – – 3-4, 2B, 3R – 
  • Chase Strumpf, 2B – Eugene Emeralds – Chicago Cubs – – 2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Cash Gladfelter, 1B – Everett AquaSox – Seattle Mariners – – 2-5, HR (2), R, 2RBi, 2K – 

Appalachian League:

  • Mateo Gil, SS – Johnson City Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –– 2-6, HR (3), 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K –
  • Trejyn Fletcher, CF – Johnson City Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals –– 2-5, HR (1/3), 2B, R, 5RBi, 2K –
  • Seth Gray, 3B – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins –– 2-4, HR (4), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, BB –
  • Matt Wallner, RF – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins – – 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Charles Mack, DH – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins – – 1-5, HR (4), 2R, 5RBi, 2K – 
  • Nick Schnell, DH – Princeton Rays – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-5, 3B, 2B, R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Leonardo Jimenez, 2B – Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 4-5, 2B, RBi – 
  • Chad Bell, 3B – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees – – 3-4, HR (3), R, 4RBi – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Luis Avalo, 1B – Rocky Mountain Vibes – Milwaukee Brewers – – 3-4, 2B, R, 2RBi – 
  • Colin Simpson, C – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 3-4, HR (5), R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Sam McWilliams, 2B – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 3-4, HR (7), 2B, 4R, RBi, 2BB – 
  • Joe Vranesh, CF – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 4-6, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 5RBi, K, SB (6) – 
  • Brandon Lewis, 3B – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 3-5, 4R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Tristen Carranza, RF – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 3-4, HR (3), 2B, 4R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Francis Martinez, DH – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 3-5, 2 HR (5,6), 2R, 5RBi, 2K – 

Arizona League:

  • Caleb Van Blake, DH – AZL Reds – Cincinnati Reds – – 2-5, HR (3), R, 4RBi – 
  • CJ Abrams, SS – AZL Padres 1 – San Diego Padres – 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, BB – – San Diego’s number one draft pick out of Blessed Trinity HS (GA) this past June logged his fourth consecutive multi-hit game and more amazingly, has yet to post a hitless game this season, leading him right to the top of the AZL leaderboard in hits (41), runs scored (29), doubles (11) and total bases (66). It would be a travesty for the 6’2″- 185 lb. lefty to not see a promotion this season to either Short Season Tri-City or even LoA Fort Wayne. 
  • Bryan Torres, 2B – AZL Padres 1 – San Diego Padres – – 3-4, 2 3B, 2R, RBi, BB – 
  • Jonathan Allen, LF – AZL White Sox – Chicago White Sox – – 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Matthew Mika, 3B – AZL Brewers Gold – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-2, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB – 
  • Derwin Barreto, SS – AZL Rangers – Texas Rangers – – 4-6, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi – 

Gulf Coast League:

  • Leandro Emiliani, 1B – GCL Nationals – Washington Nationals – – 3-5, HR (3), 2B, R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Junior Martina, 3B – GCL Nationals – Washington Nationals –– 2-4, R, RBi, BB – 

Dominican Summer League:

  • The DSL was off for their annual All-Star game. 

 

 

 

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