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1998 Minor League Batting Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev Aff BA G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Tim Howard 29 AMA TXLA Ind .447 82 397 331 89 148 37 13 10 96 18 4 59 23 .527 .728 1.255 241 5 0 4 3 3
2 Rene Reyes 20 RKS ARIZ Rk COL .429 49 201 177 40 76 9 4 5 39 16 7 8 15 .493 .610 1.103 108 5 15 0 1 1
3 Todd Pridy 27 SON WL Ind .408 90 418 358 82 146 29 0 21 94 4 1 42 45 .478 .665 1.143 238 10 12 0 6 4
4 Jay Davis 27 RGV TXLA Ind .405 82 373 343 89 139 35 1 26 84 25 4 20 53 .434 .741 1.175 254 3 3 0 7 4
5 Morgan Burkhart 26 RCH FRON Ind .404 80 379 280 97 113 18 1 36 98 13 1 85 38 .557 .861 1.417 241 6 13 0 1 9
6 Gator McBride 24 CCE FRON Ind .403 69 277 243 58 98 29 1 12 63 4 1 30 26 .466 .679 1.145 165 7 1 0 3 1
7 Jay Gibbons 21 MDH PION Rk TOR .397 73 339 290 66 115 29 1 19 98 2 1 37 25 .457 .700 1.157 203 7 3 0 9 1
8 Dan Kopriva 28 ALC NEAS Ind .391 79 319 256 55 100 20 3 16 64 12 4 53 24 .505 .680 1.184 174 6 8 0 2 7
9 Dee Dowler 26 REN WL Ind .389 63 321 293 62 114 22 7 4 45 37 9 25 32 .436 .553 .989 162 8 1 0 2 5
10 Max St. Pierre 18 LAT GULF Rk DET .385 31 120 104 18 40 3 0 2 15 6 2 15 12 .467 .471 .938 49 1 1 0 0 0
11 Jorge Piedra 19 GRF PION Rk LAD .383 72 325 282 72 108 22 7 2 33 16 7 39 29 .460 .532 .992 150 4 1 3 0 3
12 Wes Chamberlain 32 WPG,OKC,CDB NORL,PCL,MEX Ind,AAA TEX .382 70 304 259 65 99 20 0 17 65 7 2 29 38 .464 .656 1.120 170 9 13 0 3 7
13 Pat Watkins 25 INA IL AAA CIN .378 44 206 188 37 71 12 1 3 24 8 3 15 26 .424 .500 .924 94 5 1 1 1 0
14 Jason Landreth 22 LUB TXLA Ind .377 69 298 260 60 98 17 1 8 54 22 3 32 37 .441 .542 .983 141 3 1 1 4 2
15 Eric Battersby 22 WSX ARIZ Rk CHW .375 43 168 136 34 51 15 3 5 27 4 2 29 32 .479 .640 1.119 87 0 0 1 2 0
16 Jack Wilson 20 JOH APPY Rk STL .373 61 263 241 50 90 18 4 4 29 22 6 18 30 .424 .531 .955 128 4 3 1 0 0
17 Michael Wilson 25 AMA TXLA Ind .373 80 365 311 93 116 16 7 11 69 22 0 45 54 .454 .576 1.030 179 8 3 4 2 0
18 Jeremy Giambi 23 OMA PCL AAA KCR .372 96 394 325 68 121 21 2 20 66 8 5 57 64 .469 .634 1.103 206 4 6 2 4 8
19 Dave Callahan 18 MLN,BRE GULF,FLOR Rk,A+ FLA .371 34 136 124 19 46 12 0 0 11 2 1 11 19 .426 .468 .894 58 1 1 0 0 0
20 Adam Riggs 25 ABQ PCL AAA LAD .371 44 196 170 30 63 13 3 4 25 12 6 21 29 .446 .553 .999 94 1 3 1 1 1
21 Kyle Shade 27 ALX TXLA Ind .370 84 415 349 87 129 31 3 9 84 1 2 55 46 .455 .553 1.008 193 6 5 0 6 4
22 Carlos Urquiola 18 SBN,DBK MIDW,ARIZ A,Rk ARI .370 48 221 200 42 74 11 8 0 26 23 9 15 20 .421 .505 .926 101 1 4 0 2 0
23 Michael Restovich 19 ELZ,FWA APPY,MIDW Rk,A MIN .369 76 354 287 77 106 25 3 13 70 5 2 58 70 .489 .613 1.102 176 11 9 0 0 0
24 Gabe Memmert 22 JHN,MAS FRON,NEAS Ind .368 40 135 125 18 46 8 0 3 16 0 1 7 20 .415 .504 .919 63 2 3 0 0 0
25 Brian Duva 25 WPG NORL Ind .367 80 390 357 71 131 24 1 10 46 26 15 28 25 .412 .524 .936 187 4 1 2 2 0
26 David Goodwin 23 ROY GULF Rk KCR .367 48 205 177 26 65 20 0 4 33 0 0 20 33 .441 .548 .989 97 2 5 1 2 1
27 Todd Pratt 31 NFK,SCE,MET IL,FLOR,GULF AAA,A+,Rk NYM .366 42 170 142 19 52 7 0 8 33 3 0 20 25 .462 .585 1.046 83 4 6 1 1 0
28 Mark Charbonnet 27 BND WL Ind .364 89 389 357 70 130 31 4 22 85 12 5 25 71 .407 .658 1.065 235 9 3 1 3 6
29 Ray DeLeon 28 RGV,LUB TXLA Ind .364 75 323 302 57 110 19 0 13 70 6 1 12 25 .391 .556 .948 168 7 4 1 4 3
30 Jeff Pickler 22 OGD PION Rk MIL .364 71 327 280 55 102 22 0 4 49 20 8 39 25 .443 .486 .928 136 4 2 4 2 0
31 Bobby Brown 24 CAN FRON Ind .363 77 351 320 58 116 28 2 9 63 13 3 25 49 .407 .547 .954 175 7 2 0 4 1
32 Vernon Spearman 28 SON WL Ind .363 89 428 369 89 134 21 8 2 34 40 10 53 26 .439 .480 .919 177 4 0 2 4 1
33 Paul Day 21 BRL APPY Rk CLE .362 60 251 229 33 83 16 2 7 45 10 0 17 39 .406 .541 .948 124 6 2 0 3 0
34 Lino Connell 26 GRH WL Ind .361 89 412 371 66 134 26 9 10 56 28 10 35 54 .415 .561 .975 208 5 1 2 3 7
35 Nate Espy 20 MTV APPY Rk PHI .361 66 287 227 50 82 20 1 13 56 2 2 51 55 .479 .630 1.109 143 4 4 1 4 1
36 Justin Hemme 22 CAN FRON Ind .361 60 254 227 45 82 15 5 8 42 1 0 17 44 .425 .577 1.002 131 4 9 0 1 1
37 Robert Hewes 23 ALX TXLA Ind .361 83 378 294 80 106 28 7 9 63 17 7 69 45 .489 .595 1.085 175 0 8 4 3 0
38 Brett Jenkins 28 REN WL Ind .361 84 399 338 68 122 20 1 23 94 5 5 37 40 .449 .630 1.079 213 6 20 0 4 4
39 Josh Hannah 22 CKC HEAR Ind .359 49 213 192 40 69 10 2 7 26 5 2 16 42 .406 .542 .947 104 0 1 1 3 1
40 Joey Martinez 26 RGV TXLA Ind .358 53 238 215 51 77 12 3 4 26 16 7 12 14 .405 .498 .903 107 4 7 1 3 0
41 Jared Sadlowski 23 ALN NEAS Ind .358 54 169 151 22 54 11 4 3 26 1 2 14 19 .414 .543 .957 82 1 2 0 2 0
42 Casey Blake 24 DUN,KNX FLOR,SOUL A+,AA TOR .357 133 588 512 103 183 43 7 18 103 19 6 52 106 .421 .574 .995 294 11 11 3 10 1
43 Eric Byrnes 22 SOR,VIS NORW,CALL A-,A+ OAK .357 71 317 277 62 99 19 4 11 52 17 2 34 31 .429 .574 1.003 159 5 3 0 3 1
44 Josh Herman 24 OVA FRON Ind .357 57 240 210 43 75 13 0 12 48 0 0 22 8 .417 .590 1.007 124 9 3 0 5 0
45 Pablo Ozuna 23 PEO MIDW A STL .357 133 592 538 122 192 27 10 9 62 62 26 29 56 .400 .494 .894 266 6 11 12 2 3
46 Paul Cruz 23 SPR FRON Ind .356 61 238 191 47 68 10 3 5 39 1 1 33 14 .471 .518 .989 99 4 11 0 3 0
47 Malvin Matos 26 ALX TXLA Ind .356 80 367 315 76 112 23 7 26 87 9 3 41 65 .433 .721 1.154 227 4 6 0 5 1
48 Darryl Brinkley 29 NVL PCL AAA PIT .355 114 413 372 57 132 23 3 9 51 10 8 27 53 .416 .505 .922 188 9 13 0 1 2
49 Lonnie Maclin 31 AMA TXLA Ind .355 82 380 327 78 116 23 3 10 65 4 2 46 45 .434 .535 .969 175 9 3 0 4 1
50 Sean Collins 31 AMA,TUL TXLA,TL Ind,AA TEX .354 93 449 390 99 138 20 9 12 76 41 7 43 35 .421 .544 .964 212 9 5 7 4 0
51 Rolando Garza 18 WSX ARIZ Rk CHW .354 53 230 206 41 73 11 2 3 33 17 7 18 35 .415 .471 .886 97 7 4 1 1 2
52 James Mouton 29 LVG PCL AAA SDP .354 50 211 192 38 68 17 3 4 31 15 1 17 31 .408 .536 .944 103 9 1 0 1 0
53 Mitch Meluskey 24 NOR PCL AAA HOU .353 121 490 397 76 140 41 0 17 71 2 0 85 59 .465 .584 1.050 232 15 3 0 5 10
54 Kevin Haverbusch 22 LBG,CAR CARL,SOUL A+,AA PIT .352 95 382 349 53 123 22 1 11 68 5 5 22 53 .403 .516 .919 180 8 9 0 2 1
55 Brian McMillin 21 ELZ APPY Rk MIN .352 36 155 122 30 43 10 0 6 39 8 3 27 22 .477 .582 1.059 71 4 4 0 2 0
56 Juan Pierre 20 POR NORW A- COL .352 64 290 264 55 93 9 2 0 30 38 9 19 11 .399 .402 .800 106 3 2 4 1 0
57 Julio Vinas 25 ROC IL AAA BAL .352 62 215 199 26 70 15 4 6 40 2 1 12 30 .388 .558 .946 111 3 1 1 2 0
58 Jason Clark 23 EVN FRON Ind .351 48 203 188 46 66 12 6 7 35 23 3 8 23 .388 .590 .978 111 2 4 2 1 1
59 Matt Nokes 34 STP NORL Ind .351 60 246 211 30 74 15 0 8 50 0 0 24 23 .419 .536 .954 113 9 5 0 6 1
60 John O'Brien 29 ALX TXLA Ind .351 84 402 328 89 115 21 1 32 93 1 1 57 54 .450 .713 1.164 234 14 9 0 8 6
61 Scott Pratt 21 WTR NYPL A- CLE .351 47 215 174 37 61 12 3 2 14 15 10 34 26 .467 .489 .956 85 4 5 1 1 1
62 Chris Cassels 29 OHV TXLA Ind .350 83 390 331 65 116 23 5 22 82 1 1 41 57 .436 .650 1.085 215 9 13 0 5 9
63 J.D. Drew 22 STP,MEM,ARK NORL,PCL,TL Ind,AAA,AA STL .350 75 324 260 60 91 22 4 16 57 11 5 56 65 .478 .650 1.128 169 3 8 0 0 6
64 Jason LaRue 24 CNG,INA SOUL,IL AA,AAA CIN .350 120 502 437 76 153 43 8 14 87 4 4 44 68 .413 .581 .994 254 15 10 1 10 1
65 Derek Vaughn 28 LUB TXLA Ind .350 83 376 343 77 120 27 4 3 60 46 8 23 28 .392 .478 .871 164 5 3 4 3 0
66 Eric White 25 SON WL Ind .350 86 364 309 41 108 25 0 5 51 11 1 45 52 .434 .479 .913 148 14 5 0 5 4
67 Jason Baker 25 TNS HEAR Ind .349 59 281 249 49 87 19 2 1 38 18 5 24 27 .399 .454 .853 113 4 0 3 5 4
68 Shea Hillenbrand 22 BTC MIDW A BOS .349 129 531 498 80 174 33 4 19 93 13 7 19 49 .383 .546 .929 272 11 10 1 3 2
69 Mark Quinn 24 WCH TL AA KCR .349 100 432 372 82 130 26 6 16 84 4 1 43 54 .424 .581 1.004 216 5 10 0 7 1
70 Jalal Leach 29 SHV,FRE TL,PCL AA,AAA SFG .347 107 433 383 66 133 25 4 19 71 13 4 44 61 .409 .582 .991 223 9 0 0 6 4
71 Sean Mahoney 22 HDV NYPL A- TBD .347 65 290 248 44 86 16 2 5 53 11 5 31 47 .421 .488 .909 121 4 5 0 6 3
72 Keith Habig 24 RCH,BTC FRON,MIDW Ind,A BOS .346 83 376 301 89 104 19 4 25 90 7 4 57 27 .465 .684 1.150 206 9 14 0 4 1
73 David Hulse 30 NAS,PAW ATLL,IL Ind,AAA BOS .346 83 330 315 52 109 22 4 9 55 13 4 12 47 .367 .527 .894 166 5 0 0 3 3
74 Paul Konerko 22 INA,ABQ IL,PCL AAA CIN,LAD .346 63 275 237 41 82 18 0 14 65 1 0 30 30 .415 .599 1.014 142 11 2 0 6 0
75 Andres Duncan 26 CAT NEAS Ind .345 70 254 229 35 79 15 3 0 17 30 9 18 34 .409 .437 .846 100 4 7 0 0 7
76 Todd Haney 32 NFK,SCE IL,FLOR AAA,A+ NYM .345 118 510 444 85 153 33 4 3 51 11 2 55 44 .422 .457 .879 203 13 5 5 1 1
77 Jason Hill 23 LUB TXLA Ind .345 32 120 113 21 39 11 2 5 27 1 0 5 10 .367 .611 .977 69 5 0 0 2 0
78 Andy Wilson 22 OHV TXLA Ind .345 80 343 296 58 102 16 2 0 43 30 3 38 18 .422 .412 .834 122 3 3 4 2 1
79 Brian Foster 22 EVN FRON Ind .344 57 214 186 39 64 14 2 7 48 0 1 20 33 .416 .554 .970 103 3 5 0 3 0
80 Jose Pena 18 RES GULF Rk BOS .344 48 183 160 28 55 12 3 4 21 6 5 14 33 .423 .531 .954 85 2 8 1 0 0
81 Joe Ronca 26 SPR FRON Ind .344 76 354 317 56 109 21 0 16 77 1 0 33 58 .411 .562 .972 178 14 3 1 0 1
82 Ed Campaniello 24 OHV TXLA Ind .343 84 401 321 69 110 26 7 3 49 7 6 69 41 .462 .495 .958 159 4 5 3 3 2
83 Jason Clarke 22 CBZ ARIZ Rk CHC .343 35 157 140 30 48 10 4 2 25 7 4 12 15 .397 .514 .912 72 0 2 1 2 0
84 Felix Jose 33 NAS,TAB ATLL,MEX Ind,AAA .343 98 409 327 72 112 19 1 26 86 8 9 78 55 .469 .645 1.115 211 12 2 0 2 6
85 Derrick White 28 IWA,CSP PCL AAA CHC,COL .343 88 390 332 72 114 22 2 20 86 6 6 48 62 .431 .602 1.033 200 7 6 0 4 3
86 Mike Colangelo 21 LEL,CDR CALL,MIDW A+,A ANA .342 58 263 228 46 78 19 3 9 29 7 7 25 40 .422 .570 .992 130 2 8 0 2 1
87 Matt Holliday 18 RKS ARIZ Rk COL .342 32 138 117 20 40 4 1 5 23 2 1 15 21 .413 .521 .934 61 0 2 0 4 2
88 Joe McEwing 25 MEM,ARK PCL,TL AAA,AA STL .342 138 603 552 97 189 51 11 15 92 15 12 42 57 .391 .556 .947 307 6 4 2 3 4
89 Tony Mitchell 27 MAS,ALC NEAS Ind .342 48 186 161 28 55 12 0 11 38 1 0 22 31 .425 .621 1.046 100 7 2 0 1 2
90 Aaron Rowand 20 HCK SALL A CHW .342 61 256 222 42 76 13 3 5 32 7 3 21 36 .410 .495 .906 110 5 6 5 2 0
91 Mo Bruce 23 CLM SALL A NYM .341 126 560 516 81 176 24 4 15 74 45 15 41 107 .390 .490 .880 253 5 1 1 1 4
92 Josh Loggins 21 IDF PION Rk SDP .341 71 339 299 66 102 20 5 8 64 8 8 35 60 .411 .522 .933 156 7 2 1 2 0
93 Joey Madden 27 BND WL Ind .341 84 383 358 68 122 18 3 3 38 31 9 18 47 .372 .433 .805 155 8 1 4 2 0
94 Vince Moore 26 GVL TXLA Ind .341 83 357 299 65 102 21 5 9 43 38 1 53 86 .437 .535 .972 160 4 1 0 4 4
95 Jimmy Terrell 20 HCK,WSM SALL,CARL A,A+ CHW .341 134 582 511 85 174 24 5 13 66 25 8 53 92 .405 .483 .888 247 15 5 9 4 3
96 Frank Valdez 29 PAC WL Ind .341 59 243 217 29 74 20 0 4 26 3 1 19 46 .399 .488 .888 106 5 4 0 3 2
97 Lorenzo De La Cruz 26 ALN NEAS Ind .340 79 336 291 63 99 28 5 17 85 19 5 30 72 .417 .646 1.063 188 2 11 0 4 3
98 Rick Elder 18 OLS GULF Rk BAL .340 29 121 106 19 36 5 4 3 26 3 2 12 20 .397 .547 .944 58 0 0 0 3 0
99 Erskine Kelley 27 ALN NEAS Ind .340 83 361 321 80 109 24 7 12 49 20 7 36 80 .410 .570 .980 183 2 3 0 1 2
100 Brendan Kingman 25 LNR CALL A+ SEA .340 112 507 456 91 155 30 3 16 78 6 7 40 55 .397 .524 .921 239 20 6 1 4 6

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