July 15, 2019 – Under the Radar Hitters of the Day

*Top Hitter of the Day*

  • Simon Whiteman, 2B – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – San Francisco Giants – – 2-4, 3B, R, K, 2 SB (14,15) – – He may have fallen short of the winning the Rhodes Scholarship, but the Ivy League product (Yale) came to the Giants via the ninth round this past June and all he’s done is produce like a potential NWL MVP. He’s batting .283 with a .411 on-base percentage, but more impressive is his Northwest League-leading 15 stolen bases and a pristine 21:20 BB:K ratio in 27 games thus far. 

California League: 

  • Heliot Ramos, CF – San Jose Giants – San Francisco Giants – – 2-4, HR (12), R RBi, BB, K – The 6’1″- 185 lb. Puerto Rico native hit a home run in consecutive games for the third time this season and has collected a hit in 14 out of his last 17 games. 
  • Ryan Vilade, SS – Lancaster Jethawks – Colorado Rockies – – 2-5, HR (4), 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Eugy Rosario, 3B – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres – – 3-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Xavier Edwards, 2B – Lake Elsinore Storm – San Diego Padres – – 3-5, 2R, SB (3) – 

Carolina League: 

  • Ryan Fitzgerald, SS – Salem Red Sox – Boston Red Sox –– 2-5, 2B, 2R, BB, 2K –
  • Jomar Reyes, 3B – Frederick Keys – Baltimore Orioles –– 3-5, 2B, R, RBi –
  • Cole Freeman, CF – Potomac Nationals – Washington Nationals –– 2-4, 3B, 2R, 2 SB (24,25) –It’s kind of a cool thing that (basically) the game winning run comes in the top of the fourth. The Nationals beat Fayetteville by  3-0 score, but it’s even cooler that the run comes from a runner stealing home. That’s what Freeman did after leading off the top of the fourth inning. Freeman, Washington’s fourth round draft selection out of LSU in 2017, roped his his third triple of the season to right field before designated hitter Aldrem Corredor struck out, and catcher Alex Dunlap followed with a groundout to short. With two outs, Woodpeckers coaches paid starter Austin Hansen a mound visit. He proceeded to issue a walk to left fielder Jack Sundberg putting runners on the corners, but not for long. Freeman proceeded to steal home in the Fayetteville starter’s transition back to the mound giving Potomac a 1-0 lead. The Nats tacked on two more runs in the top of the eighth, and with a clean ninth by Potomac reliever Frankie Bartow, the Nats closer notched his third save of the season and secured the win.

Florida State League: 

  • The Florida State League had a scheduled day off Monday. 

Midwest League: 

  • Peyton Burdick, LF – Clinton Lumberkings – Miami Marlins – – 2-5, HR (2), R, 3RBi, 2K – 
  • Chris Betts, C – Bowling Green Hot Rods – Tampa Bay Rays – – 2-3, 2B, R, 2RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Otto Lopez, SS – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 3-5, HR (4), 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Griffin Conine, RF – Lansing Lugnuts – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-4, HR (12), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Spencer Steer, 3B – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins – – 3-5, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K  – – Minnesota’s third round draft pick out of the University of Oregon this past June knocked his first Class A home run and logged his second multi-hit game in his last four contests. The 5’11”- 185 lb. righty logged the first five-hit game as a pro July 12 versus Burlington. 
  • Wander Javier, SS – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Minnesota Twins – – 4-5, 2 HR (3,4), 2R, 6RBi – 
  • Michael Siani, CF – Dayton Dragons – Cincinnati Reds – – 2-3, 3R, 2BB, SB (26) – 
  • Dominic Fletcher, CF – Kane County Cougars – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 3-5, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 3RBi, K – 

South Atlantic League:

  • Sherten Apostel, 1B – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – – 2-3, 2 HR (14,15), 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Diego Rincones, RF – Augusta GreenJackets – San Francisco Giants – – 2-4, HR (2), R, RBi – 
  • Bobby Honeyman, 3B – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – – 4-4, 2B, R, RBi – 
  • Austin Shenton, DH – West Virginia Power – Seattle Mariners – – 1-3, HR (1/3), R, 2RBi – – Shenton, the Mariners round five selection out of Florida International (2019), left the Northwest League ranking second in batting (.367) (behind Vancouver catcher Yorman Rodriguez; 389) and OPS (1.041) (behind San Francisco Giants #22 ranked prospect Franklin Labour; 1.120), prompting his South Atlantic League debut last night; and it didn’t take the 6’0″- 195 lb. lefty long to make his mark, clubbing a sixth inning two-run homer off Colombia starter and Mets #24 overall ranked prospect Christian James (L, 3-8) who took the loss in the Power’s 5-0 victory. 
  • Willie MacIver, C – Asheville Tourists – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, HR (9), R, RBi –
  • Devlin Granberg, 1B – Greenville Drive – Boston Red Sox – – 3-5, 2 2B, R, 5RBi, 2K –  

New York-Penn League: 

  • Ezequiel Duran, 2B – Staten Island Yankees – New York Yankees – – 4-5, HR (5), 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Nathan Perry, DH – Tri-City ValleyCats – Houston Astros – – 1-3, HR (5), 2R, 3RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Riley Greene, CF – Connecticut Tigers – Detroit Tigers – – 3-6, HR (1/3), 2B, 2R, 4RBi, 2K, SB (1/1) – – Drafted out of Hagerty HS (FL) this past June, the Tigers number one overall draft pick belted his first NYPL homer, logged his second three-hit game of the season and drove in four runs in Connecticut’s 14-10 slugfest win over Tri-City. 
  • Nick Decker, RF – Lowell Spinners – Boston Red Sox – – 2-3, 2 HR (3,4), 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Jordan Diaz, DH – Vermont Lake Monsters – Oakland Athletics – – 1-3, HR (5), R, RBi, BB, K – – Much like how Carolina League’s total bases leader Oscar Gonzalez has posted a quietly good season, such is the case with the 18-year-old Lake Monster cleanup hitter. Diaz clubbed his fifth homer of the season. breaking a mini 0-7 slump over his last two games, but prior to Vermont’s July 13 game versus Batavia, Diaz logged a seven game hit streak where he registered 11 hits in 30 at-bats (.367). 

Northwest League: 

  • Kellen Strahm, CF – Spokane Indians – Seattle Mariners – – 2-5, HR (2), 2R, RBi, K – 

Appalachian League:

  • Roberto Chirinos, SS/2B – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees – – 2-4, 2 2B, 3R, RBi, K – 
  • Deivi Munoz, 2B – Pulaski Yankees – New York Yankees – – 3-4, 3B, 2B, R, RBi, K – 
  • Jake Means, DH – Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-3, HR (3), 2R, RBi – 
  • David Hollie, LF – Bluefield Blue Jays – Toronto Blue Jays – – 2-3, 2 HR (3,4), 3R, 2RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Malcom Nunez, DH – Johnson City Cardinals – St. Louis Cardinals – – 2-5, HR (1), R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Albee Weiss, 1B – Elizabethton Twins – Minnesota Twins – – 2-4, HR (9), 3B, 2R, 4RBi, K – 

Pioneer League: 

  • Jack Yalowitz, CF – Grand Junction Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 2-5, HR (2), 3R, 2RBi, BB, K, SB (4) – 
  • Cameron Simmons, LF – Great Falls Voyagers – Chicago White Sox – – 2-4, 2 HR (1,2), 3R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Jimmy Titus, 2B – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – – 4-4, HR (2), 2B, 2R, 4RBi – 
  • Jose Marquez, 3B – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals – – 3-5, 2B, 2R, K, SB (6) – 

Arizona League:

  • Hunter Bishop, CF – AZL Giants Orange – San Francisco Giants – – 0-0, 2R, RBi, 5 BB – 
  • Wilson Alvarez, 2B – AZL Athletics Green – Oakland Athletics – – 4-4 – 
  • Corbin Carroll, CF – AZL D-backs – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 2-4, HR (2), R, 2RBi – 
  • Jose Rodriguez, SS – AZL White Sox – Chicago White Sox – – 1-4, HR (6), R, 3RBi, 2K – 
  • George Bell, LF – AZL Giants Black – San Francisco Giants – – 3-5, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi – 
  • Dilan Rosario, SS – AZL Giants Black – San Francisco Giants – – 3-4, 3B, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBi, K, SB (2) – 
  • Trent Deveaux, LF – AZL Angels – Los Angeles Angels – – 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, 2K – 
  • Keyber Rodriguez, C – AZL Rangers – Texas Rangers – – 2-4, HR (5), 3B, 2R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Rafael Rincones, LF/RF – AZL Athletics Gold – Oakland Athletics – – 2-4, HR (1), R, 5RBi, SB (2) – 

Gulf Coast League:

  • Wilfredo Flores, 2B – GCL Phillies East – Philadelphia Phillies – – 3-4, R, RBi, BB, SB (6) – 
  • Brandol Mezquita, LF – GCL Braves – Atlanta Braves – – 2-6, HR (1), 2R, RBi, 2K – 
  • Michael Harris, CF – GCL Braves – Atlanta Braves – – 3-4, 2B, R, SB (2) – 
  • Matthew Lugo, DH – GCL Red Sox – Boston Red Sox – – 3-4, 2 2B, 3R, RBi – 
  • Yimmi Cortabarria, LF – GCL Astros – Houston Astros – – 3-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi – 
  • Kenedy Corona, RF – GCL Mets – New York Mets – – 3-5, HR (2), 3R, 3RBi, SB (4) – 
  • Jose Peroza, 3B – GCL Mets – New York Mets – – 2-4, HR (5), 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 

Dominican Summer League:

  • Ender Avendano, 2B – DSL Dodgers Bautista – Los Angeles Dodgers –– 4-6, R, RBi, SB (5) – 
  • Reidy Mercado, LF – DSL Brewers – Milwaukee Brewers – – 2-3, 3B, R, BB, SB (27) –> leads the DSL
  • Juan Herrera, 3B – DSL Phillies White – Philadelphia Phillies – – 3-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBi – 
  • Smith Vargas, CF – DSL Cardinals Red – St. Louis Cardinals – – 4-5, 3B, 2B, R, 3RBi, K – 
  • Alexander Hernandez, 3B – DSL D-backs1 – Arizona Diamondbacks – – 1-4, HR (5), R, 3RBi – 
  • Dyron Campos, CF – DSL Mets2 – New York Mets – – 3-5, 2B, 2R, RBi, K – 
  • Danny Drullard, RF – DSL Rangers2 – Texas Rangers – – 1-4, HR (3), 3R, 2RBi, BB, 2K – 
  • Luis Feliz. LF – DSL Rangers2 – Texas Rangers – – 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, 2K, SB (2) – 
  • Wilson Valdez, 2B – DSL Phillies Red – Philadelphia Phillies – – 4-5, HR (2), 2R, 4RBi, K – 
  • Junior Ortega, LF – DSL Phillies Red – Philadelphia Phillies – – 2-5, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, K – 
  • Jefferson Mendoza, DH – DSL White Sox – Chicago White Sox – – 3-4, 2B, R, RBi, BB, K – 
  • Michael Chirinos, 1B – DSL Rangers1 – Texas Rangers – – 3-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBi – 
  • Gerard Ramos, 1B – DSL Rockies – Colorado Rockies – – 2-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBi, BB, K – 
  • Wilmin Candelario, SS – DSL Royals2 – Kansas City Royals – – 1-4, HR (3), R, 5RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Maikol Escotto, DH – DSL Yankees – New York Yankees – – 1-3, HR (5), 2R, RBi, 2BB, K – 
  • Dayro Perez, SS – DSL Yankees – New York Yankees – – 2-4, HR (1), 2R, 2RBi, BB, K, 2 SB (11,12) – 

 

 

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