*Top Hitter of the Day*
- Matt Whatley, C – Hickory Crawdads – Texas Rangers – – 3-5, 2B, R, 2RBi, SB (21) – – Looking at the stat line of the Texas Rangers round three pick out of Oral Roberts University (OK) in 2017, you wouldn’t think he’s a full time catcher. Once a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award for the nation’s top college catcher, the Rangers are seeing this season what he’s fully capable of. The 5’11”- 200 lb. righty has stolen a career high 21 bases (leading all minor league catchers including Triple and Double A), has posted a .359 on-base percentage, helped by a near Sally League leading 54 walks, which is 22 more walks than he registered in his previous 96 games over his first two years as a pro.