1978 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev BA Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1Gary Redus21BILPIONRk.462CIN6832525310011719617624266231.559.7871.346199136
2Clay Smith17LTHPIONRk.381LAD2812811824459221722912.430.542.97264100
3Skeeter Barnes21BILPIONRk.368CIN68314277661022253762132927.422.516.938143116
4John Elder21LFANYPLA-.368NYM46167136325064632542726.467.6031.07082022
5Romel Canada30SLTMEXAAA.366138548462108169345221061177450.453.6041.056279507
6Jeffrey Leonard22ABQ,HOUPCL,NLAAA,MLB.366LAD-HOU141611528113193251411973687161.441.528.96927905160
7Jerry Hairston26DGOMEXAAA.3631446244889717721797719812252.485.490.974239239
8Ted Trevino20GENNYPLA-.363CHC42176146255390229322717.466.466.93268201
9Champ Summers32INA,CINAA,NLAAA,MLB.360CIN1456014971021792753512713108861.459.6461.10532129071
10Bradley Shames22RENCALLA.359SDP64280206417460350116826.511.432.94389105
11Dan Thomas27BOINORWA-.35954203170466113211471172929.448.6531.101111103
12Wil Culmer20HELPIONRk.358PHI5521518744675310441152445.439.5781.017108310
13Joel Perez23DGOMEXAAA.358131548497761782571593393580.399.527.926262376
14Raul Colon26ASuMEXAAA.3551415624827717128103621267144.438.473.911228324
15Billy Sample23TUC,TEXPCL,ALAAA,MLB.355TEX13962549814317729131810220510951.471.5741.04528607380
16Glen Franklin20JAMNYPLA-.354MON381801443151123221873319.475.521.99675111
17Kyosuke Sasaki28KSUJPPLFgn.35410942637647133192962873023.398.487.8841831046100
18Dane Iorg28SPR,SLNAA,NLAAA,MLB.351STL124481430791512412491103947.401.579.98024923091
19Mark Lucas22GRW,KPTWCRS,APPYA,Rk.351ATL53202174386152224932030.413.437.85076062
20Joe Charboneau23VISCALLA.350MIN13058949711917435518116527670.437.549.986273637
21Jimmie Collins29CHHMEXAAA.350136584528871852812116722144585.407.511.918270713
22Tim Flannery20RENCALLA.350SDP84403340651191152492085120.438.429.868146462
23Jerry Tabb26VAN,OAKPCL,ALAAA,MLB.350OAK109423351691232461876826645.450.6071.05721301141
24Tack Wilson22VISCALLA.349MIN134671525126183244579632511950.475.438.91323011124
25Danny Goodwin24ELP,CALTL,ALAA,MLB.348CAL125518419991462242799408581.456.6131.07025715180
26Jitsuo Mizutani30HIRJPCLFgn.348119441402601402302575233348.399.592.99123883032
27Frank Hardy22RENCALLA.346SDP401561362847151426111616.417.559.97576202
28Carlos Matamoros20BLHNORWA-.344SEA632722274378614282383430.430.432.86298272
29Ron Washington26ABQPCLAAA.344LAD31132122264210353272410.377.598.97573321
30Kerry Dineen25OKC,PHIAA,NLAAA,MLB.343PHI1214713996813717304316116338.432.401.83316012340
31Steve Douglas21VISCALLA.343MIN1366555591421922817191061646892.416.556.9723116157
32Pedro Guerrero22ABQ,LANPCL,NLAAA,MLB.342LAD13957950095171285141171755869.405.502.907251051150
33Mike Woodard18BNDNORWA-.342OAK6226823145798101219153329.426.385.81289130
34John Harris23SLSCALLA.341CAL131567478811632581486868176.434.515.948246125
35Juan Navarrete24SLTMEXAAA.3411265124667915918535917102821.383.421.8041965112
36Craig Robinson21GRFPIONRk.341SFG48202182346297235111829.406.500.90691200
37Tsutomu Wakamatsu31YKUJPCLFgn.34112052946010015730517711274924.408.539.94824838574
38Danny Heep20DYBFLORA.340HOU662652122972182224065025.462.472.934100012
39Robert Silverman21MDHPIONRk.340TOR662762414682177546843534.424.531.955128000
40Vincent Bienek21PAIAPPYRk.3386324921638731810311212422.407.431.83793333
41Mark Gilbert21GENNYPLA-.338CHC6531926383891420373574836.444.407.851107341
42Israel Gutierrez19BTEPIONRk.3375323620549691543371142727.413.493.905101112
43Ed Kirkpatrick33SLC,TABPCL,MEXAAA.337CAL893362675490152247626116.463.431.893115413
44Wayne Cage26POR,CLEPCL,ALAAA,MLB.336CLE113423375701262932282254196.400.6051.00522721330
45Charlie Engel22BILPIONRk.336CIN6830824148811631691505652.455.440.895106074
46Bobby Smith22BURMIDWA.336MIL12956251295172261534744264351.386.463.849237205
47Cesar Tovar37TABMEXAAA.3363112710720365011731156.433.411.84444401
48Mike Davis19MODCALLA.335OAK1064724067413612423533165562.415.399.814162353
49Paul Stevens24GRHNORWA-.33568306215607210143233208345.517.447.96396062
50Baudel Lopez--MXDMEXAAA.3341476605608118717744717147458.414.411.8252307136
51Dave Parker27PITNLMLB.334PIT1486425811021943212301172075792.394.585.979340820223
52Obed Plascencia33MCTMEXAAA.33412745441048137254471493638.388.444.832182233
53Tarry Boelter22ELZAPPYRk.333MIN36141123134170012001617.414.390.80548110
54Rod Carew32MINALMLB.333MIN1526515648518826105702777862.411.441.8532491812619
55Dennis Delany22CGYPIONRk.333STL602501923764111246425221.468.432.90083024
56Rob Ellis27PORPCLAAA.333CLE1235154478514923102191425288.407.570.978255673
57William Springman22IDFPIONRk.333CAL6028824352811734501774238.431.477.908116102
58Tim Tolman22AST,DYBGULF,FLORRk,A.333HOU4618314727497602843299.454.463.91668502
59Mike Vail26CHN,POR,CLENL,PCL,ALMLB,AAA.333CHC-CLE102283270279010385413643.351.481.83313063131
60Dennis Werth25TACPCLAAA.333NYY9335328557951941158135762.444.544.988155344
61Don Whiting23HLYELAA.333MIL662582103470171736314228.440.524.963110114
62Hector Zamudio30PUEMEXAAA.3331195074546915118923928144028.386.425.8111931102
63Tom Brunansky17IDFPIONRk.332CAL4823819055631446451724534.458.5421.000103102
64Scot Thompson22WCH,CHNAA,NLAAA,MLB.332CHC15462055590184367106635125564.388.476.86426400460
65Nick Belmonte21BOINORWA-.33172333287759517232252103630.411.436.847125604
66Mike Bucci24TUCPCLAAA.331TEX115465375711242084652176548.438.459.89717210114
67Mickey Hatcher23SAN,ABQTL,PCLAA,AAA.331LAD124519489851622311151011962545.364.515.879252203
68Hal King34SLTMEXAAA.3311405434507714925128114027772.429.5781.007260709
69Mike Easler27CLBILAAA.330PIT126527448841482631884747586.425.522.947234103
70Jeff Ellison23REN,AMACALL,TLA,AA.329SDP742962194472121642827328.493.475.968104022
71Jerry George21JAMNYPLA-.329MON54214164375491738644532.477.5241.00186302
72Richard Lane22LFA,TIDNYPL,ILA-,AAA.329NYM4618114032469002095306.446.393.83955344
73Makoto Matsubara34YKOJPCLFgn.329129551499701644501691423936.376.515.891257144095
74Vernon Armstead21BNDNORWA-.328OAK6929224460801659431984156.431.545.976133421
75Dan Duran24TUC,TULPCL,TLAAA,AA.328TEX133552457921502841795468381.427.519.946237228
76Joe Gates23KNX,CHASOUL,ALAA,MLB.328CHW1415905099116718545439156179.405.407.811207151410
77Lynn Jones25INAAAAAA.328CIN126532482811582849622093942.386.459.845221812
78Jim Lentine23SPR,ARK,SLNAA,TL,NLAAA,AA,MLB.328STL149637534111175318127732118752.428.483.91125809430
79Claude Sammons21ONENYPLA-.328NYY692601864761126139647337.515.473.98988001
80Blas Santana28UNLMEXAAA.32815163259875196228479591240.341.411.7532463145
81Steve Sax18LTHPIONRk.328LAD39150131244363021021620.405.420.82555120
82Ed Goodson30PORPCLAAA.327CLE331131041434702150056.366.452.81847211
83Katsuo Osugi33YKUJPCLFgn.327125516462731511703097024751.391.558.950258274034
84Billy Severns25SPOPCLAAA.327MIL121502440701442953538105424.398.436.834192125
85Willie Aikens23SLC,OBRPCL,MXPWAAA,FgW.326CAL1335594708215319029110557755.419.551.970259408
86Jimmy Hickman22JOHAPPYRk.326STL672602423979135438311424.367.471.838114211
87Yoshikazu Takagi29YKOJPCLFgn.326126518451781473022380245658.401.554.955250103441
88Charlie Beamon24SJO,SEAPCL,ALAAA,MLB.325SEA1445845299117225456239134278.374.416.79022004180
89Yutaka Fukumoto30HAUJPPLFgn.325130595526107171351083470216065.399.475.87425045314
90Charlie Godley22GEN,CBFNYPL,GULFA-,Rk.325CHC502342124569122630941639.371.486.857103123
91Mike Henderson22HLYELAA.325MIL11647240666132183038575522.401.384.786156065
92Ron MacDonald21LBGCARLA.325NYM133557486631583047681176051.399.447.846217263
93Jared Martin22BAKCALLA.3251315784899915918305243177350.412.374.7861831123
94Garry Smith22TACPCLAAA.325NYY1164984247713830413732126392.419.507.926215713
95Steve Stroughter26SLCPCLAAA.325CAL132535458921493581585617168.419.535.954245402
96Creighton Tevlin23SPOPCLAAA.325MIL1396245391001752882671687134.402.417.819225194
97Jesus Alou36HOUNLMLB.324HOU77152139745512190065.345.417.7625840431
98Mark Corey22ROCILAAA.324BAL742862504781153540303239.405.468.873117220
99Gene Krug23BAK,MDLCALL,TLA,AA.324CHC1275424877215833418117623554.370.520.8892537112
100Mike Marshall18LTHPIONRk.324LAD6529425648831521270203262.395.539.934138105

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