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Minors vs. Majors: The Top Minor League Batters in the Expansion Era

Minors vs. Majors: The Top Minor League Batters in the Expansion Era

Derek Bain (@HardballRetrosp) – Baseball Analytics

In the process of conducting research for the “Minors vs. Majors” chapter for my upcoming book “Hardball Retroactive”, I compiled a database encompassing every player-season for the past 55 years (1963-2017) corresponding with the reorganization and reclassification of the minor leagues prior to the start of the 1963 season. Computing the statistics for each individual and generating a subset of players having at least 500 at-bats in their minor league careers, I added columns for the standard percentage categories (BA, OBP, SLG, OPS) along with the basic formula for Runs Created (see Terminology section below). Applying Runs Created per 140 Games (the current full-season minor league schedule length), I created a chart comprised of the top minor league batters in the expansion era accompanied by the Minor League career leaders in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and home runs per at-bat. Over 200 players own a career RC/140 above 100 and are the primary focus of my assessment. The complete list can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQQYlHYpVBfOEhGbPw3zxWslrD8x3neZPGaKDs5pfpzvxKuZgrTQUcp34wOwvM6Hn5i7geZi0KMuH4s/pubhtml

Terminology

RC – Runs Created – using the basic formula devised by Bill James:

((H + BB) * TB) / (AB + BB)

Note: I utilized the basic formula as opposed to the Technical Version due to incomplete GIDP and IBB data.

RC/140 – Runs Created per 140 Games as Minor League ballplayers

RC / (G / 140)

RC/MLB – Runs Created per 162 Games as Major League ballplayers

RC / (G / 162)

Assessment

I separated the players achieving 100 Runs Created per 140 minor league games into four classifications by comparing their RC/140 scores to their Runs Created per 162 games as Major Leaguers. The associated tables list the players in descending order by the percent change between the individual Minor and Major League RC results.

High Honors

Based on the criteria outlined above, 29 MLB players exhibited improvement in their Runs Created scores between their Minor and Major League careers. The group includes five Hall of Famers, several suspected or confirmed PED users along with recently retired and active superstars. Award winners encompass seven Most Valuable Players together with eight Rookie of the Year recipients. Frank E. Thomas aka “The Big Hurt” claims the top spot by a percentage point over Manny Ramirez as both sluggers increased their Runs Created by more than 25%. Notably, the 19 individuals atop the leader boards all reached the Major Leagues after 1985. Of the 29 players listed, only Reggie Jackson, Jim Rice and Darryl Strawberry debuted during the first two decades of this study. 

RC/140 Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 500 AB, 100 RC/140 or Greater)

      Minors
Name RC/140 RC-MLB RC % +/- BA OBP SLG OPS
Frank E. Thomas HOF, MVP 103.9 139.7 25.6 0.306 0.447 0.506 0.953
Manny Ramirez 105.1 141.1 25.5 0.298 0.391 0.546 0.937
Mark McGwire ROY 100.6 132.2 23.9 0.288 0.398 0.505 0.903
Todd Helton 105.2 133.2 21.0 0.330 0.417 0.492 0.909
Mike Trout ROY, MVP 118.0 149.2 20.9 0.341 0.426 0.516 0.942
Carlos Delgado 100.5 126.4 20.5 0.302 0.403 0.520 0.923
Jim Thome HOF 102.7 126.8 19.0 0.317 0.419 0.501 0.920
David Ortiz 104.1 123.2 15.5 0.309 0.381 0.532 0.913
Mookie Betts 101.1 118.9 15.0 0.316 0.408 0.472 0.880
Tim Salmon ROY 101.8 116.8 12.9 0.285 0.408 0.517 0.925
Giancarlo Stanton MVP 104.2 118.6 12.1 0.271 0.365 0.564 0.929
Alex Rodriguez MVP 116.3 132.3 12.1 0.319 0.384 0.591 0.975
Gary Sheffield 108.3 122.4 11.5 0.309 0.391 0.532 0.923
Lance Berkman 113.1 127.2 11.1 0.308 0.426 0.547 0.973
Prince Fielder 103.3 115.6 10.7 0.297 0.398 0.524 0.922
Corey Seager ROY 104.9 116.7 10.1 0.307 0.368 0.523 0.891
Carlos Correa ROY 103.2 114.4 9.8 0.313 0.390 0.488 0.878
Travis Hafner 100.1 109.3 8.4 0.298 0.407 0.511 0.918
Ryan J. Braun ROY 114.1 122.2 6.7 0.312 0.375 0.573 0.948
Jim Rice HOF, MVP 101.7 107.3 5.2 0.307 0.373 0.534 0.907
Nelson R. Cruz 101.2 105.8 4.4 0.297 0.369 0.536 0.905
Anthony Rizzo 106.8 110.3 3.1 0.303 0.372 0.542 0.914
Darryl Strawberry ROY 102.0 104.7 2.6 0.278 0.396 0.533 0.929
Ryan Howard ROY 103.8 106.6 2.6 0.296 0.382 0.542 0.924
Vladimir Guerrero HOF, MVP 121.1 122.7 1.3 0.346 0.403 0.588 0.991
Christian Yelich 101.4 102.5 1.2 0.311 0.386 0.497 0.883
Curtis Granderson 100.0 101.1 1.1 0.300 0.382 0.493 0.875
Reggie Jackson HOF, MVP 101.3 101.7 0.5 0.289 0.373 0.563 0.936
Miguel Sano 104.7 105.0 0.4 0.277 0.372 0.562 0.934

Honors

Hall of Famers Joe L. Morgan and Tony Gwynn highlight the “Honors” ensemble, comprised of 115 players (seven MVP’s and eight Rookie of the Year honorees) posting a zero to fifty percent decrease in Runs Created between their Minor and Major League careers. Erubiel Durazo places fifth with a .355 BA while Brandon Belt and Brett Butler (.461 OBP) secure the runner-up slot behind on-base king Jeff Ellison (.465). Houston’s 20th selection in the June 1976 Amateur Draft, Ellison drew more walks than hits in four seasons (1976-79) and appeared in only 33 games above A-ball. Belt asserts top-10 status in batting average, on-base and slugging categories while Durazo barely misses the mark (12th in OBP). Kris Bryant ranks runner-up in slugging (.667) and HR/AB (8.5%). 

RC/140 Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 500 AB, 100 RC/140 or Greater)

      Minors
Name RC/140 RC-MLB RC % +/- BA OBP SLG OPS
Adam Dunn 107.4 107.1 -0.3 0.304 0.425 0.525 0.950
Aramis Ramirez 100.4 99.3 -1.1 0.304 0.403 0.514 0.917
Joe L. Morgan HOF, MVP 111.6 110.3 -1.2 0.316 0.456 0.505 0.961
Greg Luzinski 104.0 102.8 -1.2 0.299 0.378 0.555 0.933
Evan Longoria ROY 102.2 100.8 -1.4 0.296 0.385 0.528 0.913
Johnny Damon 104.8 103.3 -1.5 0.318 0.402 0.480 0.882
Paul Goldschmidt 131.4 128.7 -2.1 0.317 0.407 0.620 1.027
George Springer 114.8 111.6 -2.8 0.301 0.398 0.558 0.956
Jack Clark 107.7 103.9 -3.7 0.315 0.394 0.529 0.923
Justin Morneau MVP 105.5 100.5 -5.0 0.312 0.379 0.529 0.908
Mark Grace 107.1 101.2 -5.8 0.332 0.402 0.518 0.920
Kris Bryant ROY, MVP 139.1 131.2 -6.1 0.327 0.426 0.667 1.093
Tony Gwynn HOF 115.4 108.6 -6.3 0.347 0.391 0.520 0.911
Kent Hrbek 108.9 102.0 -6.8 0.318 0.399 0.524 0.923
J.D. Martinez 109.9 102.0 -7.8 0.328 0.389 0.542 0.931
Alex Bregman 107.7 98.5 -9.4 0.300 0.388 0.503 0.891
Paul Konerko 108.4 99.0 -9.5 0.307 0.393 0.535 0.928
Eric Hosmer 100.7 92.0 -9.5 0.312 0.393 0.494 0.887
Carlos Pena 101.7 92.4 -10.0 0.284 0.392 0.511 0.903
Adrian Beltre 109.6 99.0 -10.6 0.306 0.393 0.549 0.942
Eric Chavez 101.0 90.9 -11.1 0.301 0.357 0.525 0.882
Jack Cust 102.9 92.4 -11.4 0.281 0.426 0.510 0.936
Adam C. Eaton 112.4 100.1 -12.3 0.348 0.448 0.499 0.947
Hank Blalock 104.5 92.9 -12.4 0.327 0.395 0.490 0.885
John Mayberry 102.8 91.4 -12.5 0.307 0.415 0.525 0.940
Buster Posey ROY 117.6 104.2 -12.9 0.333 0.427 0.542 0.969
Brett Butler 105.5 93.4 -12.9 0.338 0.461 0.452 0.913
Brad Hawpe 107.0 93.8 -14.0 0.301 0.390 0.541 0.931
Troy Glaus 117.6 103.1 -14.0 0.291 0.396 0.586 0.982
Von Hayes 100.7 88.3 -14.1 0.321 0.403 0.486 0.889
Ben Grieve ROY 100.0 87.6 -14.1 0.302 0.407 0.484 0.891
Aubrey Huff 106.8 92.8 -15.1 0.309 0.381 0.533 0.914
Richie Zisk 107.6 93.0 -15.7 0.301 0.398 0.563 0.961
Eric Thames 100.7 86.3 -16.6 0.305 0.383 0.508 0.891
Kevin Millar 103.0 88.2 -16.8 0.311 0.395 0.520 0.915
Jason Heyward 101.2 86.7 -16.8 0.319 0.393 0.504 0.897
Marcus Giles 110.6 94.7 -16.8 0.320 0.404 0.529 0.933
Wil Myers ROY 105.4 89.7 -17.4 0.299 0.389 0.521 0.910
Pat Burrell 114.8 97.6 -17.6 0.304 0.414 0.555 0.969
Hunter Pence 112.6 95.7 -17.7 0.306 0.378 0.561 0.939
Kyle Seager 107.6 91.4 -17.8 0.328 0.401 0.474 0.875
Gregg Jefferies 104.6 88.5 -18.2 0.331 0.380 0.509 0.889
Andrew Benintendi 111.7 93.7 -19.3 0.312 0.392 0.540 0.932
Andruw Jones 110.5 92.6 -19.4 0.302 0.388 0.545 0.933
Jay Bruce 107.4 89.9 -19.5 0.308 0.366 0.551 0.917
Don Buford 103.5 86.2 -20.2 0.336 0.406 0.457 0.863
Greg Vaughn 113.6 94.4 -20.3 0.295 0.391 0.569 0.960
Jeff Burroughs MVP 103.5 85.5 -21.2 0.297 0.394 0.528 0.922
Ron Cey 109.6 89.7 -22.1 0.323 0.420 0.538 0.958
Sean Casey 115.9 94.9 -22.2 0.348 0.415 0.541 0.956
Chris Davis 118.4 96.5 -22.6 0.317 0.374 0.594 0.968
Chase Headley 102.2 82.7 -23.6 0.301 0.398 0.498 0.896
Ted Simmons 105.2 84.6 -24.4 0.319 0.389 0.525 0.914
Michael Conforto 114.0 91.1 -25.2 0.333 0.404 0.525 0.929
Marlon Byrd 102.5 81.8 -25.3 0.309 0.378 0.519 0.897
Don Baylor MVP 110.6 88.1 -25.5 0.324 0.420 0.534 0.954
Lloyd Moseby 107.2 85.4 -25.6 0.322 0.417 0.521 0.938
Todd Walker 110.6 87.0 -27.0 0.319 0.391 0.513 0.904
Kendrys Morales 107.7 84.6 -27.4 0.332 0.373 0.528 0.901
Stephen Drew 101.3 79.3 -27.7 0.291 0.367 0.506 0.873
Evan Gattis 102.0 79.9 -27.7 0.307 0.372 0.550 0.922
Mike Epstein 105.6 82.7 -27.7 0.306 0.437 0.553 0.990
Eric Byrnes 100.8 78.7 -28.0 0.307 0.383 0.485 0.868
Tony Perez HOF 113.9 88.9 -28.1 0.312 0.376 0.579 0.955
Joey Gallo 107.4 83.5 -28.7 0.254 0.369 0.587 0.956
Mickey Rivers 107.7 83.4 -29.1 0.329 0.404 0.495 0.899
Willie Aikens 107.0 82.9 -29.1 0.312 0.402 0.519 0.921
Andre Dawson HOF,ROY,MVP 121.1 93.6 -29.4 0.339 0.396 0.605 1.001
Adam Lind 108.1 83.5 -29.4 0.327 0.389 0.526 0.915
Bruce Bochte 101.9 78.8 -29.4 0.333 0.411 0.498 0.909
Jose Guillen 101.8 78.6 -29.4 0.321 0.366 0.541 0.907
Eric Karros ROY 112.2 86.3 -29.9 0.329 0.399 0.524 0.923
Conor Jackson 102.1 78.5 -30.0 0.312 0.402 0.495 0.897
Mike Stanley 107.6 82.6 -30.2 0.327 0.423 0.505 0.928
Erubiel Durazo 129.8 99.4 -30.5 0.354 0.446 0.605 1.051
Garry Maddox 101.7 77.6 -31.0 0.295 0.352 0.548 0.900
Gene Richards 105.2 80.1 -31.4 0.331 0.435 0.458 0.893
Chris Taylor 100.0 76.0 -31.5 0.314 0.400 0.458 0.858
Bump Wills 100.7 76.2 -32.1 0.315 0.392 0.500 0.892
Russell Branyan 101.2 76.2 -32.8 0.264 0.365 0.562 0.927
Chris V. Carter 104.3 78.2 -33.4 0.282 0.377 0.534 0.911
Ken Phelps 106.0 79.0 -34.2 0.288 0.427 0.536 0.963
Jake Lamb 118.0 87.6 -34.7 0.321 0.408 0.552 0.960
John E. Briggs 102.9 76.1 -35.2 0.295 0.383 0.508 0.891
Chris Iannetta 101.2 74.3 -36.1 0.306 0.411 0.520 0.931
David Freese 103.0 75.6 -36.2 0.306 0.384 0.531 0.915
Gary Redus 104.9 76.7 -36.7 0.305 0.401 0.524 0.925
Jose Cardenal 102.1 74.7 -36.7 0.300 0.382 0.519 0.901
Ken Harvey 102.5 74.7 -37.2 0.327 0.387 0.508 0.895
Claudell Washington 106.2 77.4 -37.2 0.330 0.382 0.505 0.887
Kole Calhoun 118.5 86.4 -37.2 0.320 0.403 0.545 0.948
Leo Gomez 101.3 73.7 -37.4 0.295 0.412 0.513 0.925
Corey Dickerson 123.8 90.1 -37.5 0.321 0.379 0.596 0.975
Jay Gibbons 106.7 77.5 -37.6 0.320 0.389 0.539 0.928
Mel Hall 102.5 74.3 -38.0 0.312 0.382 0.511 0.893
Mark Kotsay 100.7 72.9 -38.2 0.300 0.399 0.478 0.877
Delmon Young 103.2 74.5 -38.6 0.316 0.360 0.514 0.874
Tom Brunansky 111.8 80.6 -38.8 0.304 0.412 0.530 0.942
Seth Smith 103.3 73.3 -41.0 0.313 0.379 0.507 0.886
Joc Pederson 105.9 75.0 -41.2 0.298 0.401 0.515 0.916
Mitch Moreland 104.8 73.4 -42.7 0.311 0.382 0.508 0.890
Wes Parker 103.5 72.4 -42.9 0.325 0.391 0.482 0.873
Billy Butler 125.6 87.8 -43.1 0.336 0.416 0.561 0.977
Al Bumbry 107.3 74.9 -43.1 0.329 0.419 0.499 0.918
Mack Jones 114.5 79.4 -44.2 0.316 0.410 0.605 1.015
Dan Pasqua 101.5 70.3 -44.3 0.279 0.387 0.531 0.918
Steve Garvey MVP 123.7 85.6 -44.5 0.343 0.394 0.588 0.982
Jeremy Giambi 112.1 77.2 -45.3 0.321 0.441 0.539 0.980
Alex Gordon 128.0 88.0 -45.4 0.325 0.443 0.578 1.021
Ryan Shealy 106.2 72.9 -45.8 0.299 0.393 0.547 0.940
Chad Tracy 100.9 69.1 -46.1 0.338 0.384 0.483 0.867
Brandon Belt 139.1 94.9 -46.6 0.350 0.461 0.610 1.071
Ron Kittle ROY 111.2 75.5 -47.2 0.306 0.392 0.602 0.994
Tim Wallach 112.9 76.4 -47.8 0.300 0.370 0.591 0.961
Lyle Overbay 117.0 78.3 -49.5 0.340 0.411 0.530 0.941

Needs Improvement

The next segment commenced their professional baseball careers flashing tremendous potential. For various reasons they were unable to maintain their offensive potential, suffering at least a fifty percent decrease in Runs Created from their minor league totals. However a significant number of the players listed below are still in the early stages of their MLB careers and retain the ability to enhance their current Runs Created scores.

Kevin McReynolds tops the career RC/140 leader board with a score of 160.1 while anchoring the pole position in BA (.372) and SLG (.689). Selected by San Diego as the sixth overall selection in the June 1981 Amateur Draft, McReynolds sailed through the Friars farm system with a .372 BA, 36 two-base hits, 33 round-trippers and 137 ribbies across two campaigns (1982-83). A solid contributor during the Padres first trip to the World Series in 1984, “K-Mac” swiped 21 bags without being caught and placed third in the 1988 NL MVP balloting as a member of the New York Mets. Howie Kendrick (.358) and Billy Sample (.355) claim the third and fourth spots in the Minor League career batting average charts. 

RC/140 Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 500 AB, 100 RC/140 or Greater)

      Minors
Name RC/140 RC-MLB RC % +/- BA OBP SLG OPS
Jorge Soler 102.2 67.8 -50.6 0.286 0.382 0.533 0.915
Addison Russell 105.8 69.9 -51.3 0.301 0.376 0.521 0.897
Byron Buxton 103.2 68.2 -51.3 0.303 0.380 0.505 0.885
Mike Devereaux 103.6 67.6 -53.3 0.316 0.378 0.493 0.871
Howie Kendrick 124.9 81.3 -53.7 0.358 0.402 0.567 0.969
Kyle Schwarber 131.4 85.1 -54.5 0.334 0.432 0.619 1.051
Candy Maldonado 100.0 64.0 -56.3 0.304 0.364 0.524 0.888
Jedd Gyorko 113.6 71.9 -57.9 0.318 0.385 0.528 0.913
Tom Paciorek 101.6 63.9 -59.1 0.314 0.373 0.507 0.880
Matt Adams 110.8 69.1 -60.3 0.315 0.362 0.559 0.921
Matt Wieters 120.7 73.5 -64.2 0.342 0.436 0.574 1.010
Brad Miller 117.5 71.5 -64.4 0.334 0.410 0.519 0.929
Randy Ready 111.0 66.7 -66.4 0.326 0.445 0.509 0.954
Mike A. Marshall 131.4 78.1 -68.2 0.350 0.435 0.581 1.016
Eric Anthony 101.4 59.1 -71.5 0.296 0.368 0.539 0.907
Mike Zunino 103.5 60.2 -72.0 0.288 0.368 0.561 0.929
Glenn Braggs 121.9 70.7 -72.4 0.331 0.431 0.561 0.992
Calvin Pickering 105.8 61.4 -72.4 0.297 0.405 0.543 0.948
Ollie Brown 104.3 60.2 -73.2 0.311 0.384 0.575 0.959
Greg Brock 123.7 71.3 -73.4 0.310 0.405 0.595 1.000
Sid Bream 113.2 65.1 -74.0 0.329 0.414 0.537 0.951
Robert Fick 104.7 60.1 -74.1 0.312 0.396 0.503 0.899
Gabe Kapler 107.0 61.3 -74.5 0.307 0.379 0.534 0.913
Alex Johnson 121.5 68.9 -76.5 0.328 0.381 0.609 0.990
Jim Eisenreich 114.9 64.3 -78.7 0.324 0.408 0.527 0.935
Leonys Martin 106.3 58.4 -81.9 0.315 0.372 0.500 0.872
Kevin McReynolds 160.1 87.3 -83.4 0.372 0.421 0.689 1.110
Todd Greene 107.8 57.4 -87.8 0.300 0.356 0.567 0.923
Dallas McPherson 108.9 57.1 -90.6 0.289 0.370 0.563 0.933
Mickey Hatcher 105.2 54.3 -93.6 0.339 0.372 0.523 0.895
Mike Aldrete 103.4 52.8 -95.9 0.328 0.438 0.492 0.930
Billy Sample 128.9 65.3 -97.4 0.355 0.459 0.553 1.012
Adam Piatt 110.4 55.8 -97.8 0.302 0.397 0.535 0.932
Scott Hairston 118.6 56.9 -108.6 0.320 0.401 0.567 0.968
Jim Dwyer 109.5 50.4 -117.4 0.334 0.434 0.495 0.929
Carlos Bernier 102.0 46.3 -120.4 0.297 0.407 0.509 0.916
Danny Goodwin 104.6 46.3 -126.1 0.313 0.409 0.517 0.926
Dave McCarty 102.3 44.0 -132.7 0.306 0.395 0.517 0.912
Danny Heep 111.1 42.9 -158.8 0.331 0.405 0.529 0.934
Randy Bass 108.1 39.9 -171.0 0.293 0.423 0.540 0.963
Oscar Taveras 103.8 36.5 -184.7 0.320 0.376 0.516 0.892
Mike A. Anderson 109.8 38.4 -185.8 0.316 0.413 0.551 0.964
Bob Will 105.6 36.0 -193.8 0.351 0.451 0.495 0.946
Roberto Petagine 104.1 34.1 -205.0 0.307 0.413 0.521 0.934
Chris W. Carter 102.5 33.0 -210.7 0.305 0.376 0.512 0.888
Dave L. Roberts 101.2 30.3 -234.3 0.295 0.399 0.530 0.929
Stefen Romero 101.7 27.6 -268.9 0.306 0.355 0.520 0.875
Jim Hicks 104.3 19.2 -444.5 0.307 0.413 0.540 0.953

Incomplete

The final grouping of Minor League lumberjacks fall into four subcategories: prospects who are on the cusp of the Majors, phenoms who briefly reached the big leagues but failed to play in at least 100 MLB contests, players whose careers were either abbreviated or ended due to injury, and individuals who produced impressive numbers in the Minors but retired or left pro ball to pursue a different career path. Active players that are slated to arrive in the Major Leagues in the near future include Bo Bichette, David Dahl, Garrett Hampson, Austin Hays, DJ Peters and Nick Senzel. Bichette owns a .372 BA along with the second-best RC/140 in the past 55 years through 530 at-bats in the Toronto farm system.

Grant Desme heeded a higher calling when he informed the Athletics of his decision to leave the organization to become a Catholic priest following a magnificent year for the Oakland affiliates comprising 31 home runs and 42 stolen bases in the regular season along with Arizona Fall League MVP honors (.315/11/27) in 2009. Karl Pagel (.232/1/7) amassed 67 plate appearances for the Cubs and Indians over five campaigns in the late Seventies and early Eighties. He belted his lone big league four-bagger off Baltimore’s Dennis Martinez, a pinch-hit two-run blast in the ninth inning of a September 1981 tilt. Deacon G. Jones (.286/1/10) mashed his only Major League tater off Washington hurler Jim Hannan in September 1963. Randy Ruiz participated in 33 contests for the Blue Jays during the latter half of the 2010 campaign, swatting 10 big-flies while batting .313 and slugging .635. James Darnell (.226/2/8) registered 62 at-bats with the Padres through two seasons (2011-12). Chris W. Smith (.289/1/11) claimed the Pacific Coast League batting title with a .379 mark in ’83 and dialed long distance on a Ben Hayes’ offering in a late September clash. First-sacker Costen Shockley (.197/3/19) logged 119 plate appearances for the Angels in the Spring of ’65 following a cup of coffee during the epic collapse of the Phillies in the previous season.

RC/140 Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 500 AB, 100 RC/140 or Greater)

      Minors
Name RC/140 RC-MLB RC % +/- BA OBP SLG OPS
Bo Bichette 140.7 0.372 0.427 0.591 1.018
Austin Hays 117.5 0.330 0.370 0.576 0.946
A.J. Reed 114.6 0.298 0.389 0.560 0.949
DJ Peters 113.3 0.302 0.394 0.548 0.942
Zach Daeges 107.7 0.309 0.411 0.495 0.906
Joe Wilson Jr. 106.8 0.299 0.385 0.529 0.914
Nick Senzel 105.1 0.315 0.393 0.514 0.907
Dennis Raben 104.7 0.292 0.374 0.543 0.917
Craig Neal Thompson 104.2 0.301 0.401 0.504 0.905
Richard Bazinet 103.6 0.287 0.409 0.517 0.926
Casey Bookout 103.6 0.309 0.388 0.514 0.902
Karl Pagel 103.3 0.294 0.424 0.533 0.957
Grant Desme 103.0 0.286 0.365 0.557 0.922
Deacon G. Jones 102.9 0.318 0.424 0.527 0.951
Randy Ruiz 102.9 0.304 0.375 0.534 0.909
David Dahl 102.7 0.307 0.354 0.511 0.865
James Darnell 102.6 0.297 0.394 0.502 0.896
Terry L. Thompson 102.5 0.329 0.395 0.542 0.937
Garrett Hampson 102.5 0.318 0.393 0.455 0.848
Todd J. Brown 102.4 0.328 0.396 0.495 0.891
Fred Woessner 102.4 0.307 0.410 0.504 0.914
Michael Strickland 102.3 0.308 0.420 0.495 0.915
Billy Max 102.2 0.309 0.398 0.525 0.923
Chris W. Smith 102.0 0.330 0.395 0.501 0.896
Mark Gillaspie 101.7 0.288 0.421 0.501 0.922
Costen Shockley 100.8 0.307 0.367 0.521 0.888
William Ewing 100.5 0.299 0.349 0.523 0.872
Troy Schader 100.2 0.289 0.362 0.531 0.893
Eric Filia 100.0 0.337 0.422 0.454 0.876

Honorable Mention

Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr. and Albert Pujols fell just short of the prerequisite 500 minor league at-bats for the RC/140 chart. Ichiro Suzuki and Dave Winfield skipped the minor leagues altogether. The remaining players in the subsequent chart are among the top 100 in career Runs Created and/or WAR while compiling a sub-100 RC/140. Thirteen batsmen bettered their minor league Runs Created by at least 30 percent counting HOF members Jeff Bagwell, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Rod Carew, Ivan Rodriguez and Mike Schmidt.

RC/140 Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 500 AB, 100 RC/140 or Greater)

      Minors
Name RC/140 RC-MLB RC % +/- BA OBP SLG OPS
Barry Bonds 107.5 156.9 31.5 0.303 0.403 0.540 0.943
Jeff Bagwell 85.7 134.7 36.4 0.321 0.410 0.436 0.846
Larry Walker 96.3 131.9 27.0 0.284 0.383 0.532 0.915
Albert Pujols 104.5 131.1 20.3 0.314 0.378 0.543 0.921
Edgar Martinez 86.0 128.6 33.1 0.300 0.412 0.439 0.851
Chipper Jones 94.3 127.4 26.0 0.312 0.379 0.484 0.863
Ken Griffey Jr. 120.8 120.9 0.1 0.318 0.425 0.572 0.997
Mike Schmidt 81.6 118.4 31.1 0.263 0.373 0.480 0.853
Rafael Palmeiro 90.1 116.7 22.8 0.302 0.367 0.469 0.836
Wade Boggs 76.7 116.2 34.0 0.318 0.412 0.386 0.798
Jason Giambi 90.0 115.6 22.2 0.293 0.406 0.472 0.878
Bobby Abreu 85.0 114.1 25.5 0.293 0.375 0.452 0.827
Rickey Henderson 91.7 113.8 19.4 0.323 0.439 0.430 0.869
Paul Molitor 121.2 113.1 -7.2 0.355 0.459 0.521 0.980
Derek Jeter 86.3 112.6 23.4 0.308 0.386 0.416 0.802
George Brett 73.6 112.4 34.6 0.281 0.356 0.403 0.759
Fred McGriff 75.9 112.2 32.4 0.249 0.357 0.442 0.799
Sammy Sosa 68.8 111.8 38.5 0.265 0.315 0.402 0.717
Carlos Beltran 75.7 108.4 30.2 0.272 0.350 0.433 0.783
Roberto Alomar 87.7 107.3 18.2 0.315 0.373 0.415 0.788
Tim Raines 86.1 105.9 18.7 0.306 0.409 0.409 0.818
Jeff Kent 72.7 105.5 31.1 0.257 0.358 0.440 0.798
John Olerud 105.5
Rod Carew 69.6 104.7 33.5 0.299 0.387 0.385 0.772
Craig Biggio 110.8 104.1 -6.4 0.344 0.436 0.517 0.953
Eddie Murray 84.1 104.0 19.1 0.283 0.369 0.473 0.842
Barry Larkin 89.0 102.6 13.3 0.311 0.361 0.462 0.823
Luis E. Gonzalez 85.2 102.6 17.0 0.282 0.354 0.482 0.836
Dwight Evans 78.3 100.2 21.9 0.281 0.384 0.434 0.818
Dave Winfield 98.8
Dave Parker 94.1 95.3 1.2 0.315 0.358 0.496 0.854
Lou Whitaker 63.9 94.6 32.4 0.283 0.374 0.353 0.727
Robin Yount 79.3 93.9 15.5 0.285 0.370 0.409 0.779
Cal Ripken 84.8 93.3 9.1 0.280 0.358 0.453 0.811
Johnny Bench 71.6 93.0 23.0 0.267 0.324 0.460 0.784
Ichiro Suzuki 92.1
Harold Baines 76.8 91.9 16.4 0.278 0.341 0.448 0.789
Bobby Grich 94.7 90.9 -4.1 0.300 0.399 0.468 0.867
Darrell Evans 93.8 90.4 -3.8 0.302 0.392 0.480 0.872
Ivan Rodriguez 54.3 89.1 39.0 0.265 0.296 0.372 0.668
Gary Carter 70.9 83.5 15.1 0.263 0.357 0.439 0.796
Graig Nettles 84.5 75.9 -11.3 0.268 0.354 0.487 0.841

RC/140 Minor League Career Leaders

      Minors
Name RC/140 RC-MLB RC % +/- BA OBP SLG OPS
Kevin McReynolds 160.1 87.3 -83.4 0.372 0.421 0.689 1.110
Bo Bichette 140.7 0.372 0.427 0.591 1.018
Kris Bryant 139.1 131.2 -6.1 0.327 0.426 0.667 1.093
Brandon Belt 139.1 94.9 -46.6 0.350 0.461 0.610 1.071
Paul Goldschmidt 131.4 128.7 -2.1 0.317 0.407 0.620 1.027
Kyle Schwarber 131.4 85.1 -54.5 0.334 0.432 0.619 1.051
Mike A. Marshall 131.4 78.1 -68.2 0.350 0.435 0.581 1.016
Erubiel Durazo 129.8 99.4 -30.5 0.354 0.446 0.605 1.051
Billy Sample 128.9 65.3 -97.4 0.355 0.459 0.553 1.012
Alex Gordon 128.0 88.0 -45.4 0.325 0.443 0.578 1.021
Billy Butler 125.6 87.8 -43.1 0.336 0.416 0.561 0.977
Howie Kendrick 124.9 81.3 -53.7 0.358 0.402 0.567 0.969
Corey Dickerson 123.8 90.1 -37.5 0.321 0.379 0.596 0.975
Steve Garvey 123.7 85.6 -44.5 0.343 0.394 0.588 0.982
Greg Brock 123.7 71.3 -73.4 0.310 0.405 0.595 1.000
Glenn Braggs 121.9 70.7 -72.4 0.331 0.431 0.561 0.992
Alex Johnson 121.5 68.9 -76.5 0.328 0.381 0.609 0.990
Andre Dawson 121.1 93.6 -29.4 0.339 0.396 0.605 1.001
Vladimir Guerrero 121.1 122.7 1.3 0.346 0.403 0.588 0.991
Matt Wieters 120.7 73.5 -64.2 0.342 0.436 0.574 1.010
Scott Hairston 118.6 56.9 -108.6 0.320 0.401 0.567 0.968
Kole Calhoun 118.5 86.4 -37.2 0.320 0.403 0.545 0.948
Chris Davis 118.4 96.5 -22.6 0.317 0.374 0.594 0.968
Mike Trout 118.0 149.2 20.9 0.341 0.426 0.516 0.942
Jake Lamb 118.0 87.6 -34.7 0.321 0.408 0.552 0.960
Buster Posey 117.6 104.2 -12.9 0.333 0.427 0.542 0.969
Troy Glaus 117.6 103.1 -14.0 0.291 0.396 0.586 0.982
Brad Miller 117.5 71.5 -64.4 0.334 0.410 0.519 0.929
Austin Hays 117.5 0.330 0.370 0.576 0.946
Lyle Overbay 117.0 78.3 -49.5 0.340 0.411 0.530 0.941
Alex Rodriguez 116.3 132.3 12.1 0.319 0.384 0.591 0.975
Sean Casey 115.9 94.9 -22.2 0.348 0.415 0.541 0.956
Tony Gwynn 115.4 108.6 -6.3 0.347 0.391 0.520 0.911
Jim Eisenreich 114.9 64.3 -78.7 0.324 0.408 0.527 0.935
Pat Burrell 114.8 97.6 -17.6 0.304 0.414 0.555 0.969
George Springer 114.8 111.6 -2.8 0.301 0.398 0.558 0.956
A.J. Reed 114.6 0.298 0.389 0.560 0.949
Mack Jones 114.5 79.4 -44.2 0.316 0.410 0.605 1.015
Ryan J. Braun 114.1 122.2 6.7 0.312 0.375 0.573 0.948
Michael Conforto 114.0 91.1 -25.2 0.333 0.404 0.525 0.929
Tony Perez 113.9 88.9 -28.1 0.312 0.376 0.579 0.955
Greg Vaughn 113.6 94.4 -20.3 0.295 0.391 0.569 0.960
Jedd Gyorko 113.6 71.9 -57.9 0.318 0.385 0.528 0.913
DJ Peters 113.3 0.302 0.394 0.548 0.942
Sid Bream 113.2 65.1 -74.0 0.329 0.414 0.537 0.951
Lance Berkman 113.1 127.2 11.1 0.308 0.426 0.547 0.973
Tim Wallach 112.9 76.4 -47.8 0.300 0.370 0.591 0.961
Hunter Pence 112.6 95.7 -17.7 0.306 0.378 0.561 0.939
Adam C. Eaton 112.4 100.1 -12.3 0.348 0.448 0.499 0.947
Eric Karros 112.2 86.3 -29.9 0.329 0.399 0.524 0.923
Jeremy Giambi 112.1 77.2 -45.3 0.321 0.441 0.539 0.980
Tom Brunansky 111.8 80.6 -38.8 0.304 0.412 0.530 0.942
Andrew Benintendi 111.7 93.7 -19.3 0.312 0.392 0.540 0.932
Joe L. Morgan 111.6 110.3 -1.2 0.316 0.456 0.505 0.961
Ron Kittle 111.2 75.5 -47.2 0.306 0.392 0.602 0.994
Danny Heep 111.1 42.9 -158.8 0.331 0.405 0.529 0.934
Randy Ready 111.0 66.7 -66.4 0.326 0.445 0.509 0.954
Matt Adams 110.8 69.1 -60.3 0.315 0.362 0.559 0.921
Marcus Giles 110.6 94.7 -16.8 0.320 0.404 0.529 0.933
Don Baylor 110.6 88.1 -25.5 0.324 0.420 0.534 0.954
Todd Walker 110.6 87.0 -27.0 0.319 0.391 0.513 0.904
Andruw Jones 110.5 92.6 -19.4 0.302 0.388 0.545 0.933
Adam Piatt 110.4 55.8 -97.8 0.302 0.397 0.535 0.932
J.D. Martinez 109.9 102.0 -7.8 0.328 0.389 0.542 0.931
Mike A. Anderson 109.8 38.4 -185.8 0.316 0.413 0.551 0.964
Ron Cey 109.6 89.7 -22.1 0.323 0.420 0.538 0.958
Adrian Beltre 109.6 99.0 -10.6 0.306 0.393 0.549 0.942
Jim Dwyer 109.5 50.4 -117.4 0.334 0.434 0.495 0.929
Kent Hrbek 108.9 102.0 -6.8 0.318 0.399 0.524 0.923
Dallas McPherson 108.9 57.1 -90.6 0.289 0.370 0.563 0.933
Paul Konerko 108.4 99.0 -9.5 0.307 0.393 0.535 0.928
Gary Sheffield 108.3 122.4 11.5 0.309 0.391 0.532 0.923
Randy Bass 108.1 39.9 -171.0 0.293 0.423 0.540 0.963
Adam Lind 108.1 83.5 -29.4 0.327 0.389 0.526 0.915
Todd Greene 107.8 57.4 -87.8 0.300 0.356 0.567 0.923
Jack Clark 107.7 103.9 -3.7 0.315 0.394 0.529 0.923
Kendrys Morales 107.7 84.6 -27.4 0.332 0.373 0.528 0.901
Zach Daeges 107.7 0.309 0.411 0.495 0.906
Mickey Rivers 107.7 83.4 -29.1 0.329 0.404 0.495 0.899
Alex Bregman 107.7 98.5 -9.4 0.300 0.388 0.503 0.891
Kyle Seager 107.6 91.4 -17.8 0.328 0.401 0.474 0.875
Richie Zisk 107.6 93.0 -15.7 0.301 0.398 0.563 0.961
Mike Stanley 107.6 82.6 -30.2 0.327 0.423 0.505 0.928
Adam Dunn 107.4 107.1 -0.3 0.304 0.425 0.525 0.950
Jay Bruce 107.4 89.9 -19.5 0.308 0.366 0.551 0.917
Joey Gallo 107.4 83.5 -28.7 0.254 0.369 0.587 0.956
Al Bumbry 107.3 74.9 -43.1 0.329 0.419 0.499 0.918
Lloyd Moseby 107.2 85.4 -25.6 0.322 0.417 0.521 0.938
Mark Grace 107.1 101.2 -5.8 0.332 0.402 0.518 0.920
Gabe Kapler 107.0 61.3 -74.5 0.307 0.379 0.534 0.913
Willie Aikens 107.0 82.9 -29.1 0.312 0.402 0.519 0.921
Brad Hawpe 107.0 93.8 -14.0 0.301 0.390 0.541 0.931
Anthony Rizzo 106.8 110.3 3.1 0.303 0.372 0.542 0.914
Joe Wilson Jr. 106.8 0.299 0.385 0.529 0.914
Aubrey Huff 106.8 92.8 -15.1 0.309 0.381 0.533 0.914
Jay Gibbons 106.7 77.5 -37.6 0.320 0.389 0.539 0.928
Leonys Martin 106.3 58.4 -81.9 0.315 0.372 0.500 0.872
Claudell Washington 106.2 77.4 -37.2 0.330 0.382 0.505 0.887
Ryan Shealy 106.2 72.9 -45.8 0.299 0.393 0.547 0.940
Ken Phelps 106.0 79.0 -34.2 0.288 0.427 0.536 0.963
Joc Pederson 105.9 75.0 -41.2 0.298 0.401 0.515 0.916
Calvin Pickering 105.8 61.4 -72.4 0.297 0.405 0.543 0.948
Addison Russell 105.8 69.9 -51.3 0.301 0.376 0.521 0.897
Bob Will 105.6 36.0 -193.8 0.351 0.451 0.495 0.946
Mike Epstein 105.6 82.7 -27.7 0.306 0.437 0.553 0.990
Brett Butler 105.5 93.4 -12.9 0.338 0.461 0.452 0.913
Justin Morneau 105.5 100.5 -5.0 0.312 0.379 0.529 0.908
Wil Myers 105.4 89.7 -17.4 0.299 0.389 0.521 0.910
Ted Simmons 105.2 84.6 -24.4 0.319 0.389 0.525 0.914
Todd Helton 105.2 133.2 21.0 0.330 0.417 0.492 0.909
Mickey Hatcher 105.2 54.3 -93.6 0.339 0.372 0.523 0.895
Gene Richards 105.2 80.1 -31.4 0.331 0.435 0.458 0.893
Manny Ramirez 105.1 141.1 25.5 0.298 0.391 0.546 0.937
Nick Senzel 105.1 0.315 0.393 0.514 0.907
Gary Redus 104.9 76.7 -36.7 0.305 0.401 0.524 0.925
Corey Seager 104.9 116.7 10.1 0.307 0.368 0.523 0.891
Mitch Moreland 104.8 73.4 -42.7 0.311 0.382 0.508 0.890
Johnny Damon 104.8 103.3 -1.5 0.318 0.402 0.480 0.882
Robert Fick 104.7 60.1 -74.1 0.312 0.396 0.503 0.899
Dennis Raben 104.7 0.292 0.374 0.543 0.917
Miguel Sano 104.7 105.0 0.4 0.277 0.372 0.562 0.934
Danny Goodwin 104.6 46.3 -126.1 0.313 0.409 0.517 0.926
Gregg Jefferies 104.6 88.5 -18.2 0.331 0.380 0.509 0.889
Hank Blalock 104.5 92.9 -12.4 0.327 0.395 0.490 0.885
Jim Hicks 104.3 19.2 -444.5 0.307 0.413 0.540 0.953
Ollie Brown 104.3 60.2 -73.2 0.311 0.384 0.575 0.959
Chris V. Carter 104.3 78.2 -33.4 0.282 0.377 0.534 0.911
Giancarlo Stanton 104.2 118.6 12.1 0.271 0.365 0.564 0.929
Craig Neal Thompson 104.2 0.301 0.401 0.504 0.905
Roberto Petagine 104.1 34.1 -205.0 0.307 0.413 0.521 0.934
David Ortiz 104.1 123.2 15.5 0.309 0.381 0.532 0.913
Greg Luzinski 104.0 102.8 -1.2 0.299 0.378 0.555 0.933
Frank E. Thomas 103.9 139.7 25.6 0.306 0.447 0.506 0.953
Ryan Howard 103.8 106.6 2.6 0.296 0.382 0.542 0.924
Oscar Taveras 103.8 36.5 -184.7 0.320 0.376 0.516 0.892
Richard Bazinet 103.6 0.287 0.409 0.517 0.926
Mike Devereaux 103.6 67.6 -53.3 0.316 0.378 0.493 0.871
Casey Bookout 103.6 0.309 0.388 0.514 0.902
Don Buford 103.5 86.2 -20.2 0.336 0.406 0.457 0.863
Jeff Burroughs 103.5 85.5 -21.2 0.297 0.394 0.528 0.922
Wes Parker 103.5 72.4 -42.9 0.325 0.391 0.482 0.873
Mike Zunino 103.5 60.2 -72.0 0.288 0.368 0.561 0.929
Mike Aldrete 103.4 52.8 -95.9 0.328 0.438 0.492 0.930
Seth Smith 103.3 73.3 -41.0 0.313 0.379 0.507 0.886
Prince Fielder 103.3 115.6 10.7 0.297 0.398 0.524 0.922
Karl Pagel 103.3 0.294 0.424 0.533 0.957
Delmon Young 103.2 74.5 -38.6 0.316 0.360 0.514 0.874
Carlos Correa 103.2 114.4 9.8 0.313 0.390 0.488 0.878
Byron Buxton 103.2 68.2 -51.3 0.303 0.380 0.505 0.885
Kevin Millar 103.0 88.2 -16.8 0.311 0.395 0.520 0.915
Grant Desme 103.0 0.286 0.365 0.557 0.922
David Freese 103.0 75.6 -36.2 0.306 0.384 0.531 0.915
Deacon G. Jones 102.9 0.318 0.424 0.527 0.951
John E. Briggs 102.9 76.1 -35.2 0.295 0.383 0.508 0.891
Jack Cust 102.9 92.4 -11.4 0.281 0.426 0.510 0.936
Randy Ruiz 102.9 0.304 0.375 0.534 0.909
John Mayberry 102.8 91.4 -12.5 0.307 0.415 0.525 0.940
David Dahl 102.7 0.307 0.354 0.511 0.865
Jim Thome 102.7 126.8 19.0 0.317 0.419 0.501 0.920
James Darnell 102.6 0.297 0.394 0.502 0.896
Terry L. Thompson 102.5 0.329 0.395 0.542 0.937
Marlon Byrd 102.5 81.8 -25.3 0.309 0.378 0.519 0.897
Mel Hall 102.5 74.3 -38.0 0.312 0.382 0.511 0.893
Ken Harvey 102.5 74.7 -37.2 0.327 0.387 0.508 0.895
Garrett Hampson 102.5 0.318 0.393 0.455 0.848
Chris W. Carter 102.5 33.0 -210.7 0.305 0.376 0.512 0.888
Todd J. Brown 102.4 0.328 0.396 0.495 0.891
Fred Woessner 102.4 0.307 0.410 0.504 0.914
Michael Strickland 102.3 0.308 0.420 0.495 0.915
Dave McCarty 102.3 44.0 -132.7 0.306 0.395 0.517 0.912
Evan Longoria 102.2 100.8 -1.4 0.296 0.385 0.528 0.913
Jorge Soler 102.2 67.8 -50.6 0.286 0.382 0.533 0.915
Chase Headley 102.2 82.7 -23.6 0.301 0.398 0.498 0.896
Billy Max 102.2 0.309 0.398 0.525 0.923
Conor Jackson 102.1 78.5 -30.0 0.312 0.402 0.495 0.897
Jose Cardenal 102.1 74.7 -36.7 0.300 0.382 0.519 0.901
Evan Gattis 102.0 79.9 -27.7 0.307 0.372 0.550 0.922
Carlos Bernier 102.0 46.3 -120.4 0.297 0.407 0.509 0.916
Darryl Strawberry 102.0 104.7 2.6 0.278 0.396 0.533 0.929
Chris W. Smith 102.0 0.330 0.395 0.501 0.896
Bruce Bochte 101.9 78.8 -29.4 0.333 0.411 0.498 0.909
Tim Salmon 101.8 116.8 12.9 0.285 0.408 0.517 0.925
Jose Guillen 101.8 78.6 -29.4 0.321 0.366 0.541 0.907
Jim Rice 101.7 107.3 5.2 0.307 0.373 0.534 0.907
Mark Gillaspie 101.7 0.288 0.421 0.501 0.922
Stefen Romero 101.7 27.6 -268.9 0.306 0.355 0.520 0.875
Garry Maddox 101.7 77.6 -31.0 0.295 0.352 0.548 0.900
Carlos Pena 101.7 92.4 -10.0 0.284 0.392 0.511 0.903
Tom Paciorek 101.6 63.9 -59.1 0.314 0.373 0.507 0.880
Dan Pasqua 101.5 70.3 -44.3 0.279 0.387 0.531 0.918
Eric Anthony 101.4 59.1 -71.5 0.296 0.368 0.539 0.907
Christian Yelich 101.4 102.5 1.2 0.311 0.386 0.497 0.883
Stephen Drew 101.3 79.3 -27.7 0.291 0.367 0.506 0.873
Reggie Jackson 101.3 101.7 0.5 0.289 0.373 0.563 0.936
Leo Gomez 101.3 73.7 -37.4 0.295 0.412 0.513 0.925
Jason Heyward 101.2 86.7 -16.8 0.319 0.393 0.504 0.897
Chris Iannetta 101.2 74.3 -36.1 0.306 0.411 0.520 0.931
Nelson R. Cruz 101.2 105.8 4.4 0.297 0.369 0.536 0.905
Russell Branyan 101.2 76.2 -32.8 0.264 0.365 0.562 0.927
Dave L. Roberts 101.2 30.3 -234.3 0.295 0.399 0.530 0.929
Mookie Betts 101.1 118.9 15.0 0.316 0.408 0.472 0.880
Eric Chavez 101.0 90.9 -11.1 0.301 0.357 0.525 0.882
Chad Tracy 100.9 69.1 -46.1 0.338 0.384 0.483 0.867
Costen Shockley 100.8 0.307 0.367 0.521 0.888
Eric Byrnes 100.8 78.7 -28.0 0.307 0.383 0.485 0.868
Von Hayes 100.7 88.3 -14.1 0.321 0.403 0.486 0.889
Mark Kotsay 100.7 72.9 -38.2 0.300 0.399 0.478 0.877
Eric Hosmer 100.7 92.0 -9.5 0.312 0.393 0.494 0.887
Eric Thames 100.7 86.3 -16.6 0.305 0.383 0.508 0.891
Bump Wills 100.7 76.2 -32.1 0.315 0.392 0.500 0.892
Mark McGwire 100.6 132.2 23.9 0.288 0.398 0.505 0.903
Carlos Delgado 100.5 126.4 20.5 0.302 0.403 0.520 0.923
William Ewing 100.5 0.299 0.349 0.523 0.872
Aramis Ramirez 100.4 99.3 -1.1 0.304 0.403 0.514 0.917
Troy Schader 100.2 0.289 0.362 0.531 0.893
Travis Hafner 100.1 109.3 8.4 0.298 0.407 0.511 0.918
Candy Maldonado 100.0 64.0 -56.3 0.304 0.364 0.524 0.888
Eric Filia 100.0 0.337 0.422 0.454 0.876
Ben Grieve 100.0 87.6 -14.1 0.302 0.407 0.484 0.891
Chris Taylor 100.0 76.0 -31.5 0.314 0.400 0.458 0.858
Curtis Granderson 100.0 101.1 1.1 0.300 0.382 0.493 0.875

Minor League Career Batting Leader Boards

Minor League Career BA Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 500 AB)

Kevin McReynolds 0.372
Bo Bichette 0.372
Howie Kendrick 0.358
Billy Sample 0.355
Erubiel Durazo 0.354
Bob Will 0.351
Brandon Belt 0.350
Mike A. Marshall 0.350
Sean Casey 0.348
Adam C. Eaton 0.348
Tony Gwynn 0.347
Vladimir Guerrero 0.346
Steve Garvey 0.343
Matt Wieters 0.342
Tim Flannery 0.342
Mike Trout 0.341
Lyle Overbay 0.340
Andre Dawson 0.339
Mickey Hatcher 0.339
Brett Butler 0.338
Manuel Joseph 0.338
Chad Tracy 0.338
Eric Filia 0.337
Luis Arraez 0.337
Billy Butler 0.336
Don Buford 0.336
Jake Kraus 0.336
Carlos Urquiola 0.336
Rudy Law 0.335

Minor League Career OBP Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 500 AB)

Jeff Ellison 0.465
Brandon Belt 0.461
Brett Butler 0.461
Billy Sample 0.459
Steve Brackin 0.459
Joe L. Morgan 0.456
Bob Beall 0.453
Bob Will 0.451
Adam C. Eaton 0.448
Dave Magadan 0.448
Frank E. Thomas 0.447
Erubiel Durazo 0.446
Ken Singleton 0.446
Randy Ready 0.445
Felix DeLeon 0.445
Kevin Seitzer 0.444
Alex Gordon 0.443
Ken Cornell 0.443
Kevin Youkilis 0.442
Jeremy Giambi 0.441
Brady Anderson 0.441
Michael Barnes 0.440
Rickey Henderson 0.439
Ron King 0.439
Mike Aldrete 0.438
Gary Cooper 0.438

Minor League Career SLG Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 500 AB)

Kevin McReynolds 0.689
Kris Bryant 0.667
Paul Goldschmidt 0.620
Kyle Schwarber 0.619
Brandon Belt 0.610
Alex Johnson 0.609
Erubiel Durazo 0.605
Mack Jones 0.605
Andre Dawson 0.605
Ron Kittle 0.602
Corey Dickerson 0.596
Greg Brock 0.595
Chris Davis 0.594
Bo Bichette 0.591
Alex Rodriguez 0.591
Tim Wallach 0.591
Vladimir Guerrero 0.588
Steve Garvey 0.588
Joey Gallo 0.587
Troy Glaus 0.586
Mike A. Marshall 0.581
Tony Perez 0.579
Alex Gordon 0.578
Austin Hays 0.576
Ollie Brown 0.575

Minor League Career HR/AB Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 500 AB)

Joey Gallo 8.8%
Kris Bryant 8.5%
Troy Glaus 7.7%
Russell Branyan 7.7%
Giancarlo Stanton 7.4%
Rick Ankiel 7.4%
Ron Kittle 7.4%
Greg Brock 7.2%
Brian Pellegrini 7.1%
Larry Mansfield 7.1%
Paul Goldschmidt 7.0%
Brad Eldred 7.0%
Rob Stratton 7.0%
Kevin McReynolds 6.9%
Kyle Schwarber 6.9%
Tim Wallach 6.8%
Steve Balboni 6.8%
Mike Zunino 6.7%
Matthew Tyner 6.7%
Jim Gentile 6.7%
Brent Cookson 6.6%
Matt Chapman 6.6%
Gorman Thomas 6.6%
Mack Jones 6.6%

Further Reading

Daniel, J. Missed it by that much: The Karl Pagel story.  80sbaseball.com

Hammond, Bob. Baseball led Bill Ewing to bigger things. April 30, 2014.  washingtontimes.com

Ringolsby, Tracy. Prospect to priesthood: Desme discusses decision. March 5, 2016. mlb.com

References and Resources

Baseball-Reference

Bill James Baseball Abstract

Seamheads – Baseball Gauge

About the Author

I am a New Jersey native with a passion for baseball, statistics, computers and video games who enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Hardball Retroactive”, published in June 2018, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com along with digital eBook format at GooglePlay.com. 

“Hardball Retrospective” is available in digital format on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, GooglePlay, iTunes and KoboBooks. The paperback edition is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and CreateSpace. Supplemental Statistics, Charts and Graphs along with a discussion forum are offered at TuataraSoftware.com.

Don Daglow (Intellivision World Series Major League Baseball, Earl Weaver Baseball, Tony LaRussa Baseball) contributed the foreword for Hardball Retrospective. The foreword and preview of my book are accessible here.

“Hardball Retrospective – Addendum 2014 to 2016” supplements my research for Hardball Retrospective, providing retroactive standings based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and Win Shares (WS) for each “original” team over the past three seasons (2014-2016). Team totals from 2010 – 2013 are included for reference purposes. “Addendum” is available in paperback and digital formats through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and CreateSpace.

Note: This article was originally posted on Baseball Analytics on March 23, 2018.

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