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2008 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
1Claudio Arias26STGGOBLInd.418331531463661141134830527.438.7951.23211611010
2Michel Enríquez28IDJCNSFgn.40187400299681203711266318915.545.6521.1971951290322
3Roberto Lopez22ORMPIONRk.400LAA67319270681082811472323423.480.6671.146180911041
4Yuli Gurriel24SNCCNSFgn.399843813287713122722901154823.472.7101.1832331410412
5Osmel Cordero22MPSCNSFgn.39752146126155091025021411.473.484.9576165011
6Patrick Breen26ORCGOBLInd.396803422758110922628941205776.509.8251.33422748024
7Alex Buchholz20BILPIONRk.396CIN341531343153152326321625.471.6041.0758143000
8Giuseppe Mazzanti25NETITSAFgn.39239188148335890628423625.516.5741.090853301
9Zheng-Min Peng29BTHCPBLFgn.39181336284501111708602314550.473.5351.008152113046
10Yorelvis Charles29CGACNSFgn.38776338297601151501469033124.456.5791.03517258022
11Mark Duursma26PIODUTMFgn.387411891553660103130312422.473.510.9837955140
12Giorvis Duvergel28GNOCNSFgn.386884063197912319416731368218.516.6211.1371981641016
13Greg Lemon24STGGOBLInd.38679344295901141937572244029.463.5421.00616024320
14Leslie Anderson26CMYCNSFgn.38185367299451141801366655636.490.5721.06217112100213
15Ben Revere20BELMIDWA.379MIN8337434051129171014344132731.433.497.93016915202
16Seiichi Uchikawa25YKOJPCLFgn.378135544500831893711467233149.416.540.95627074541
17Carlos Arroyo27EDMGOBLInd.37787394355701342941672243525.434.490.92417451213
18Daniel Robertson22EUGNORWA-.377SDP73348302591142133452073434.443.497.94015075342
19Yoilán Cercé21GNOCNSFgn.37586411363851362421450542743.431.567.999206112540
20Alfredo Despaigne22GNMCNSFgn.375904053287312325232971666145.481.7561.2382488110515
21Tyler Kuhn21GRFPIONRk.375CHW622802565196239346732135.424.570.99514621200
22Jermy Acey27ORCGOBLInd.374853733268412223121971653338.445.6441.089210611033
23Jorge Castillo21BRS,KANAPPY,SALLRk,A.373CHW592562332487152139011327.410.468.87810945050
24Matthew Crawford22ANGARIZRk.373LAA371591423153422201921120.419.472.8916721410
25Kevin Hooper31WCHAAInd.37388401357731331531263413325.431.440.87115715423
26Danny Bravo31AMAUNLBInd.372853903286812226118901245428.462.6221.083204104047
27Jose Rodriguez24YUMGOBLInd.3716025222152821901258202340.437.6201.05613765031
28David Bacani28ORCGOBLInd.36971324274741011976451353534.439.555.99415264560
29Willie Vasquez24SMO,ORNITSA,VEWLFgn,FgW.3695925821736801417371034039.469.5391.00811791000
30Andres Rodriguez29SAAUNLBInd.368833903537113027021107112645.418.6231.04122087042
31Chin-Feng Chen30LNWCPBLFgn.3676627624052881721670412853.428.6541.08215742063
32Chris Garcia20ANG,ORMARIZ,PIONRk.366LAA40158134234972224202124.459.493.9516642100
33Yariel Duque22MTZCNSFgn.36588365323461181831381103330.431.560.99218186126
34Scott Grimes24WCSCAMAInd.365934233648713320621571734072.442.6261.068228612431
35Terry Tiffee29LVG,MAZ,LANPCL,MXPW,NLAAA,FgW,MLB.365LAD11348544974164413974122947.404.530.934238183046
36Henry Urrutia21LTSCNSFgn.365733182714999163646014129.456.513.96913975015
37Melvin Falu27BKT,LGICAMA,ATLLInd.364107466418691522821054953748.426.512.938214199112
38Yoandi Garlobo30MTZCNSFgn.364773292505891911153227127.505.5401.045135540411
39Chipper Jones36ATLNLMLB.364ATL128534439821602412275409061.470.5741.0442521310416
40Yunier Mendoza28SNCCNSFgn.3648437232164117211238004325.441.455.896146151701
41Pedro Castellano38NLAMEXAAA.361104428371491342511161325048.437.523.960194153045
42Josh Rabe29CAMATLLInd.361441881663160110630111711.417.536.9538951131
43Pablo Sandoval21SJO,MGL,NCH,SFNCALL,VEWL,EL,NLA+,FgW,AA,MLB.361SFG20585478514928360635153225396.401.586.9874601761913
44Sidney de Jong29LDADUTMFgn.36040174136384910162842359.489.5811.0697931022
45Maikel Jova27YUMGOBLInd.3598440037375134222988012536.400.501.901187131012
46Jamie D'Antona26TUC,ARIPCL,NLAAA,MLB.358ARI128473436711563512180103268.400.587.987256151043
47Rafael Furcal30LAN,AGU,LVGNL,DOWL,PCLMLB,FgW,AAA.358LAD381721513554132518832019.436.5701.0068631000
48Adolfo Gomez32PAAITSAFgn.35841185151365480113432922.467.430.898653311
49Micah Hoffpauir28IWA,CHNPCL,NLAAA,MLB.358CHC1043933637713042227108302370.394.7081.10225742051
50Yadil Mujica23MTZCNSFgn.358673042574392120339053429.436.440.87611394632
51Yordanys Pérez24CGACNSFgn.35885380352731261911257851639.389.520.909183105251
52Jose Bonilla19ROYARIZRk.357KCR3412111220409352450522.405.6251.0307044000
53Reutilio Hurtado33SOCCNSFgn.35787367294581052931070005861.480.5781.0581701113020
54Hyun Soo Kim20DOOKBOFgn.357126557470831683459891388040.454.509.963239125021
55Brent Metheny27WPGNORLInd.357793583006310728110572575040.453.5571.00916775039
56Roberto Petagine37LGK,MCDKBO,MEXFgn,AAA.357105419345541232721362116949.465.5591.025193103023
57Albert Pujols28SLNNLMLB.357STL148641524100187440371167310454.462.6531.1143421650834
58Christian Quintero32OAX,MAZ,MEXMEX,MXPW,CARSAAA,FgW.35715667359711521342216822685570.410.514.924307865104
59Dwayne White25LARUNLBInd.35787397345691232078611044330.432.525.956181115131
60Richard Austin30BGA,CGYITSA,GOBLFgn,Ind.3564621617744631411051903427.463.6161.07910933020
61Yusniel Ibáñez25CIECNSFgn.3567831328142100244639442544.413.534.94715043316
62Bryan Silverman23CCOGOBLInd.35648168146265292435811938.435.527.9627702011
63Gordon Beckham21PES,KANAZFL,SALLFal,A.355CHW32141124314481621021321.421.5811.0027212110
64Jabe Bergeron26SLRCAMAInd.35491405350781242921369014351.430.560.990196157053
65Yoelvis Leyva29CIECNSFgn.354853663055910811302322132927.436.410.8461255171322
66Martijn Meeuwis25NEPDUTMFgn.35435149127254581325322121.446.504.9506420100
67Glenn Romney31PIODUTMFgn.35433153127304590122102312.464.449.9135733000
68Tanner Townsend27GAR,ARENORL,PRWLInd,FgW.354974363767313328415951114868.429.569.99821475256
69Victor Rodriguez31VIL,CROMEX,PRWLAAA,FgW.35311145841764147230857302627.390.465.855194184473
70Angel Salome22HVL,PEA,MILSOUL,AZFL,NLAA,Fal,MLB.353MIL102419374681323021384323459.409.548.957205135152
71Curt Smith21JOH,DAVAPPY,MIDWRk,A.353STL582552384084181859341147.388.538.92612854023
72Joe Anthonsen25RFDFRONInd.35295455384791351732502945946.442.427.86916436242
73Irait Chirino23MPSCNSFgn.3529041134166120217757425964.448.516.96417695068
74Travon Jackson22ORCGOBLInd.35260224196346992014561828.418.418.8378235410
75Claudio Liverziani33BGAITSAFgn.35236164125344411052701329.506.5601.066701700
76Ernesto Manzanillo19JUM,JUPGULF,FLORRk,A+.352FLA411491222343662211162530.456.5491.0066720020
77Isaac Martínez33CGACNSFgn.35285354290591022501065104727.456.541.99715713121411
78Yeral Sánchez22HLGCNSFgn.35284369335571182401760142143.404.576.980193710036
79Danel Castro31LTSCNSFgn.35173335305531072301363302143.401.554.95516956121
80Josh Pressley28SOM,OBRATLL,MXPWInd,FgW.35113859551010017933031105307780.439.5981.037305255035
81D.J. Dixon25REN,BEH,WPGGOBL,AZWL,NORLInd.35088345303551062431069303336.406.548.95416640361
82Jason James23RFDFRONInd.350924143805513330213741152548.396.542.93820646038
83Seth Loman22STGGOBLInd.3506026522058771821960662840.460.7091.169156617005
84Bryan Frichter23SAAUNLBInd.34983391344721203231262922895.410.564.974194712160
85Jesus Guzman24MDL,CCS,SAC,ATHTL,VEWL,PCL,ARIZAA,FgW,AAA,Rk.349OAK1617296471122264163015510568109.415.570.985369187439
86Rolando Meriño37SOCCNSFgn.34985393321781122122484336547.468.6511.11920997008
87Jim Negrych23LBG,ATO,WOACARL,EL,HIWBA+,AA,WRk.349PIT141603513961794415761387379.430.468.898240126385
88Edilse Silva27HLGCNSFgn.34986344321471121861555742162.390.583.972187111013
89Kuan-Jen Chen26BTHCPBLFgn.3489843640058139137177432027.391.423.8131691411144
90Pat O'Sullivan31ALX,TIJ,FTWUNLB,MEX,AAAAA,Ind.34879361328661142602285512768.402.6281.030206104024
91Kit Pellow34SLT,GUA,CUL,LIN,CGYMEX,MXPW,AA,GOBLAAA,FgW,Ind.348177746649142226360511624266112.420.6391.059415162101011
92Hector Sanchez18GIADOSLFRk.348SFG552542074072143463413629.458.502.96110448122
93Nori Aoki26YKUJPCLFgn.3471125004448515429514643194247.413.529.9422351010136
94Miguel Fermin23JAMNYPLA-.347FLA652582425484132174761943.374.6281.00215213130
95Andre Marshall27ALX,STPUNLB,AAInd.347492041762661121332822748.433.477.9118400100
96Orlando Munoz37PAA,ZULITSA,VEWLFgn,FgW.347521971672358110122342813.437.431.8687260021
97Joan Pedroso28LTSCNSFgn.3478336326561921302675128056.515.6911.206183915038
98Matt Wieters22FDK,BOW,SPSCARL,EL,AZFLA+,AA,Fal.347BAL1506165109917727328103329492.447.5761.024294174178
99José Abreu21CIECNSFgn.34681340289601002311969001969.438.6301.0681821030026
100J.R. Higley20NATGULFRk.346WSN351421071737120016632132.486.458.94449211030

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