2009 Canadians in the Minors

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* RP James Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) shared Canadian Baseball Network Pitcher of the Year honours with John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.)

Sept. 30, 2009

125 Canadians have played in Major League Baseball affiliated minor league systems during the 2009 season, plus 42 in independent ball and nine in a foreign leagues.

By George Farelli

 

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

* C Luke Carlin, Aylmer, Que. (.321 average, seven home runs, 35 RBIs) Triple-A Reno Aces.

INF David Cooper, Edmonton, Alta. (.222, 0, 26) Single-A Visailia Rawhide.

RHP Jordan Meaker, Burlington, Ont. (4-1 won-loss record, 5.58 earned run average) Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks.

INF David Narodowski, Vancouver, BC (.239, 7, 22) Rookie-Class Missoula Osprey.

 

ATLANTA BRAVES

LHP Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont. (5-10, 3.50) Double-A Mississippi Braves.

RHP David Francis, Mississauga, Ont. (5-7, 3.67, three saves) Single-A Rome Braves; (0-0, 7.02) Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

RHP John Mariotti, Toronto, Ont. (2-9, 3.72) Double-A Bowie Baysox; (1-2, 4.37) Single-A Frederick Keys.

 

BOSTON RED SOX

 

RHP Dave McKae, Edmonton, Alta. (2-6, 4.32) Single-A Salem Red Sox.

RHP John Blackey, Squamish, BC ; (2-0, 2.08, six saves) Single-A Salem Red Sox; (1-1, 7.15, three saves) Single-A Greenville Drive; (1-0, 1.13, one save) Rookie-class Gulf Coast Red Sox.

 

CHICAGO CUBS

W-C Chris Robinson, Dorchester, Ont. (.323, 2, 48) Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

W-RHP Vince Perkins, Victoria, BC (6-2, 3.48, two saves)  Triple-A Iowa Cubs: (1-0, 0.00, one save) Double-A Tennessee Smokies.

OF James Adduci, Burnaby, BC (.299, 4, 51) Double-A Tennessee Smokies.

OF Robert Wagner, Port Coquitlam, B.C.  (.265, 5, 25) Single-A Boise Hawks; (.339, 3 , 11) Rookie Class Arizona League Cubs.

INF Wes Darvil, Langley, B.C.  (.223, 0, 15) Rookie-Class Arizona League Cubs.

 

 

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

W-C Cole Armstrong, Surrey, BC (.252, 10, 32) Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

RHP Henry Mabee, Victoria, BC (2-2, 3.34, one save) Double-A Birmingham Barons; (4-1, 3.06, eight saves) Single-A Winston Salem Dash.

RHP Ryan Braun, Kitchener, Ont. (0-0, 0.00) Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators; (1-0, 0.90) Rookie-Class Bristol Sox.

 

 

CINCINNATI REDS

 

* 1B Joey  Votto, Etobicoke, Ont. (.429, 1, 3) Single-A Dayton Dragons; (.000, 0, 0) Single-A Sarasota Reds.

RHP James Avery, Moose Jaw, Sask. (2-3, 3.12) Double-A Carolina Mudcats.

LHP Philippe Alexandre Valiquette, St. Laurent, Que. (1-1, 2.76, three saves) Double-A Carolina Mudcats; (1-1, 2.29, six saves) Single-A Sarasota Reds.

C Jordan Wideman, Mississauga, Ont. (.250, 0, 3) Single-A Sarasota Reds; (.178, 0, 6) Single-A Dayton Dragons.

RHP Mark James, Whitby, Ont. (1-7, 5.10, two saves) Single-A Dayton Dragons.

RHP Jason Braun, Matsqui, BC (1-3 5.25) Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs.

RHP Evan Hildenbrandt, Abbotsford, B.C. (0-0, 0.00) Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs.

OF Josh Garton, Guelph, Ont. (.210, 2, 7)  Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs.

OF Carter Morrison, New Westminster, B.C.  (.206, 0, 16) Rookie-Class, Gulf Coast Reds.

RHP Mike Henry, Sarnia, Ont.  (0-1, 7.36) Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs; (1-1, 3.71) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Reds.

LHP Mitch Clarke Kitchener, Ont.  (1-1, 3.77)  Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Reds.

 

CLEVELAND INDIANS

* W-LHP R.J. Swindle, Vancouver, B.C. (1-0, 4.05) Triple-A Columbus Clippers, (3-1, 1.03, two saves) Triple A Nashville Sounds.

OF Nick Weglarz, Stevensville, Ont. (.227, 16, 65) Double-A Akron Aeros.

 

COLORADO ROCKIES

C Lars Davis, Grande Prairie, Alta. (.232, 1, 34) Single-A Modesto Nuts.

INF Jeremiah Sammy, Markham, Ont. (.316, 3, 20) Single-A Tri City Dust Devils.

 

DETROIT TIGERS

C Max St. Pierre, Pintendre, Que.  (.224, 2, 6) Double-A Erie SeaWolves; (.248, 6, 16) Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

INF Cale Iorg, Toronto, Ont., (.224, 11, 41) Double-A Erie SeaWolves.

INF Mike Gosse, Pitt Meadows, BC  (313, 1, 3) Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens; (.263, 1, 28) Single-A Western Michigan Whitecaps; (.243, 1, 12) Single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers.

INF Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC (.282, 12, 71) Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps.

 

FLORIDA MARLINS

* LHP David Davidson, Thorold, Ont. (0-0, 2.53) Triple-A New Orleans Pelicans; (0-0, 0.00) Triple-A Norfolk Tides; (0-1, 4.15) Triple-A Indianapolis.

* RHP Chris Leroux, Mississauga, Ont. (5-3, 2.79, two saves) Double-A Jacksonville Suns.

W-INF Terrence Dayleg, Surrey, B.C. (.269, 1, 19) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Marlins; (.167, 0, 0) Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers.

 

 

HOUSTON ASTROS

RHP T.J. Burton, Ottawa, Ont., (0-3, 4.59, 12 saves) Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks; (0-1, 6.06) Triple-A Round Rock Express.

W-OF Jimmy VanOstrand, Richmond, BC (.283, 15, 71) Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.

 

 

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

OF-3B Scott Thorman, Cambridge, Ont. (.299, 19, 63) Triple-A Omaha Royals: (.188, 1, 4) Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks.

C John Suomi, Etobicoke, Ont.  (.145, 1, 6) Triple-A Omaha Royals; (.311, 7, 19) Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

W-RHP Matt Kniginyzky, Mississauga, Ont. (5-10, 5.48) Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

W-OF Tim Smith, Toronto, Ont. (.333, 1, 2)  Rookie-Class, Arizona League Rangers; (.309, 3, 32) Double-A Frisco Roughriders; (.333, 4, 19) Single-A Bakersfield Blaze.

RHP Mitch Hodge, Vancouver, B.C. (0-2, 3.94, two saves) Rookie-Class Idaho Falls Chukkars.

 

 

LOS  ANGELES  ANGELS

OF Terrell Alliman, Waterloo, Ont.  (.306, 0, 24) Rookie-Class Orem Owls.

X-OF Marcel Champagnie, Bolton, Ont. (.095, 0, 1) Rookie- Class, Orem Owls.

 

LOS  ANGELES  DODGERS

 

INF Kyle Orr, Victoria, B.C.  (.222, 3, 26)  Rookie-Class Ogden Raptors.

3B Jeff Hunt, Cambridge, Ont.  (.172, 0, 2)  Rookie-Class Arizona League Dodgers. 

 

 

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

RHP John Axford, Port Dover, Ont. (5-0, 3.55) Triple-A Nashville Sounds; (0-0, 3.52, one save) Double-A Huntsville Stars; (4-1, 1.63) Single-A Brevard County Manatees.

W-OF Adam Stern, London, Ont. (.310, 1, 8) Triple-A Nashville Sounds; (.280, 3, 32) Double-A Huntsville Stars.

INF Taylor Green, Comox, BC (.258, 5, 43) Double-A Huntsville Stars; (.400, 1, 5)  Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

W-RHP James Henderson, Calgary, Alta. (1-0, 2.57) Double-A Huntsville Stars; (3-0, 2.76, four saves) Single-A Brevard County Manatees; (0-0, 1.07, 17 saves) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

W-2B Brett Lawrie, Langley, BC  (.269, 0, 0)  Double-A Huntsville Stars; (.268, 11, 59) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

INF Brock Kjeldgaard, London, Ont. (.250, 20, 74) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

RHP Alexandre Periard, St. Eustache, Que. (3-2, 5.23) Single-A Brevard County Manatees; (0-0, 3.18) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

INF Kyle Dhanani, White Rock, B.C. (.169, 0, 5) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers; (.267, 0, 15) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

W-RHP Nick Bucci, Sarnia, Ont., (6-3, 4.41) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers; (1-0, 6.75) Double-A Huntsville Stars.

RHP Kris Dabrowiecki, Toronto, Ont. (0-3, 3.14, three saves) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers; (0-1, 15.95) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

3B Joey Paciorek, Maple RIdge, BC (.234, 3, 28) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

X-RHP Ivan Rusova, Toronto, Ont. (0-0, 27.00) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers..

OF Chad Stang, Surrey, B.C.  (.240, 1, 18)  Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

R-OF Chris Dennis, Amherstburg, Ont.  (.167, 0, 1) Rookie-Class Arizona League Brewers; (.318, 4, 18) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

RHP Stosh Wawrzasek, Langley, B.C.  (3-1, 3.71, one save) Rookie-Class, Arizona League Brewers.

RHP Travis Nevakshonoff, Castlegar, B.C. (0-0, 0.00) Rookie-Class, Arizona League  Brewers.

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

* RHP Jesse Crain, Toronto, Ont. (1-0, 2.55, one save) Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.

W-OF Rene Tosoni, Coquitlam, BC (.271, 15, 71) Double-A New Britain Rock Cats.

INF Jonathan Waltenbury, Whitby, Ont. (.236, 5, 38) Single-A Beloit Snappers.

 

 

NEW YORK METS

C Mike Nickeas, Vancouver, BC (.182, 0, 7) Double-A Binghamton Mets; (.000, 0, 0) Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

W-INF Jonathan Malo, Laval, Que. (.245, 1, 28) Double-A Binghamton Mets; (.186, 0, 3) Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

W-INF Shawn Bowman, Coquitlam, BC (.294, 9, 44) Double-A Binghamton Mets.

INF Emmanuel Garcia, Montreal, Que. (.246, 4, 40) Double-A Binghamton Mets.

C Jean-Luc Blaquiere, Legardeur, Que. (.238, 5, 21) Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats.

RHP Guillaume Leduc, Boucherville, Que. (2-2, 5.48, two saves) Rookie-Class Kingsport Mets.

 

 

NEW  YORK  YANKEES

1B Mitch Delaney, Lasalle, Ont. (.180, 3, 15) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Yankees.

 

 

OAKLAND A’s

W-RHP Jamie Richmond, Mississauga, Ont. (2-0, 5.40, one save) Single-A Stockton Ports; (4-3, 2.70, four saves) Single-A, Kane County Cougars.

RHP Mathieu Poirier, Laval, Que.  (5-7, 4.17) Single-A Kane County Cougars; (0-3, 5.44) Single-A Stockton Ports.

OF Royce Consigli, Welland, Ont.  (.202, 0, 13)  Rookie-Class Arizona League Athletics.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

X-RHP Steve Green, Longueuil, Que. (0-1, 9.64) Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

RHP Scott Mathieson,Aldergrove, B.C. (2-0, 1.40, one save)  Double-A Reading Phillies (0-0, 0.00, one save) Single-A Clearwater Threshers; (2-0, 0.00) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Phillies.

W-RHP Chris Kissock, Fruitvale, BC (3-5, 3.98) Single-A Clearwater Threshers.

RHP Steven Inch, Edmonton, Alta.,  (0-1, 27.00)  Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Phillies.

 

 

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

INF Chris Barnwell, Shelburne, N.S. (.195, 2, 15) Triple-A Indianapolis Indians..

W-RHP Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask.  (1-1, 4.62, one save) Double-A Altoona Curve; (3-1, 3.48, one save) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats.

OF Jamie Romak, London, Ont. (.213, 3, 14) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (.177, 5, 24) Double-A Altoona Curve.

RHP Tom Boleska, Burlington, Ont. (1-1, 1.60) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats; (0-0, 1.50) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Pirates.

RHP Chris Cullen, Tecumseh, Ont. (4-4, 4.82, two saves) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats.

 

C Josue Peley, Montreal, Que. (.188, 0, 24) Single-A West Virginia Power.

INF Walker Gourlay, Peterborough, Ont. (.220, 0, 2) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Pirates.

 

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

* RHP Blake Hawksworth, North Vancouver, BC (5-4, 3.58) Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

RHP David Kington, Coquitlam, B.C. (2-1, 3.31, eight saves) Rookie-Class Johnson City Cardinals.

 

 

SAN DIEGO PADRES

X-RHP Derek McDaid, Barrie, Ont. (0-2, 7.08) Double-A San Antonio Missions.

SS  Chris Tremblay, Montreal, Que. ( .227, 0, 7) Single-A Eugene Emeralds; (.167, 0, 4) Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm.

 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

W X-RHP Brooks McNiven, Vernon, BC (1-4, 4.84) Double-A Connecticut Defenders.

INF Skylar Stromsmoe, Etzikom, Alta.  (.000, 0, 0) Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies; (.267, 2, 15) Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes; (.270, 0, 1) Single-A San Jose Giants.

C Joel Collins, Richmond Hill, Ont. ( 333, 0, 1) Single-A Augusta Greenjackets; (.179, 0, 1) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats.

INF Leonardo Ochoa, St. Amable, Que.  (.288, 1, 15) Rookie-Class Arizona League Giants.

 

 

SEATTLE MARINERS

* OF Michael Saunders, Victoria, B.C.  (.310, 13, 32)  Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

RHP Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. (1-4, 5.09, three saves) Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx; (1-2, 3.24, 12 saves) Single-A High Desert Mavericks.

X-RHP Aaron Cotter, Kitimat, BC (0-1, 7.08, one save) Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx.

OF Tyson Gillies, Langley, BC (.341, 9, 42) Single-A High Desert Mavericks.

LHP Jon Hesketh, Langley, B.C. (1-0, 1.67)  Single-A Everett AquaSox; (1-1, 13.50) Single-A Clinton LumberKings; (2-0, 2.64) Rookie-Class Arizona League Mariners.

INF Kevin Mailloux, Tecumseh, Ont. (.286, 0, 2) Single-A Everett AquaSox; (.318, 5, 35)  Rookie-Class Arizona League Mariners.

RHP Colin Buckborough, Niagara Falls, Ont. (2-0, 8.38, one save) Rookie-Class Pulaski Mariners.

RHP Jeff Zimmerman, Kelowna, B.C.  (0-0, 4.50) Rookie-Class Arizona League Mariners.

RHP Kyle Haas, Pitt Meadows, B.C. (1-0, 4.05) Rookie-Class Pulaski Mariners; (0-1, 1.23) Rookie Class, Arizona League Mariners.

 

 

TAMPA BAY RAYS

 

RHP Brad Furdal, Ancaster, Ont. (1-5, 3.86, one save)  Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Rays.

 

TEXAS RANGERS

W-INF Emerson Frostad, Calgary, Alta. (.226, 1, 20) Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks; (.295, 3, 8) Double-A Frisco Roughriders.

 

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

* RHP Scott Richmond, North Vancouver, B.C. (0-1, 1.69) Triple-A Las Vegas 51′s; (0-0, 8.10)  Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

INF Scott Campbell, Vancouver, BC (.269, 3, 19) Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.  (.500, 0, 3) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays; (.229, 0, 6) Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.

RHP Leon Boyd, Vancouver, BC (1-5, 5.47, six saves) Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats; (0-1, 1.54) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

W X-LHP Bryan Dumesnil, Nanaimo, BC (0-0, 0.00) Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats; (1-7, 4.41, two saves) Double-A Mississippi Braves.

W-RHP Trystan Magnuson, Vancouver, BC  (1-0, 0.00) Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats; (4-1, 2.77, one save) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

W-1B-OF Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC (.236, 4, 31) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

OF Brad McElroy, St. Thomas, Ont. (.269, 3, 21) SIngle-A Dunedin Blue Jays; (.167, 0, 0) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

X-OF Jonathan Baksh, Mississauga, Ont. (.125, 0, 1) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

OF Chris Emanuele, Mississauga, Ont. (.275, 5, 25) SIngle-A Lansing Lugnuts; (.197, 4, 12) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

INF Randy Schwartz, King City, Ont. (.265, 4, 8) Single-A Auburn Doubledays.

RHP Jamie Lehman, Brampton, Ont. (1-2, 6.67) Single-A Auburn Doubledays; (0-0, 12.15, one save) single-A Potomac Nationals.

INF Kyle Gilligan, Etobicoke, Ont. (.232, 0, 6) Single-A Auburn Doubledays.

INF Joanathan Fernandez, Toronto, Ont. (.192, 0, 4) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays; (.217, 0, 3) Single-A Auburn Doubledays.

OF Michael Crouse, Port Moody, B.C. (.218, 2, 17) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

INF Kevin Denis-Fortier, Quebec City, Que.  (.187, 0, 4) Rookie- Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

 

 

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

* INF Peter Orr, Richmond Hill, Ont. (.245, 9, 50) Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs.

FOREIGN  LEAGUES

AUSTRIAN LEAGUE

 

 

LHP Jason Ermers, Welland, Ont., (6-0, 1.25) Athletics Attnang-Puchheim.

1B Chris Piano, Hamilton, Ont. (.411, 3, 32) Union Kufstein Viking. 

DUTCH  PREMIERE  LEAGUE

 

RHP Marek Deska, Mississauga, Ont. (0-1, 0.00) MediaMonks RCH!

C-DH Matt McGraw, Burlington, Ont.  (.273, 0, 24) DOOR Neptunus – Rotterdam.

1B-RHP Ryan Murphy, Edmonton, Alta.  (.312, 2, 30; 10-2, 0.89) Konica Minolta Pioniers – Hoofddorp.

 

 

ITALIAN  LEAGUE  (Series  A)

 

OF Paul Macaluso, Toronto, Ont.  (.246, 3, 19) Palfinger Reggio Emilia.

C Matt Stocco, Guelph, Ont.  (.270, 3, 25) Fortitudo Bologna.

JAPANESE  CENTRAL  LEAGUE

OF Aaron Guiel, Langley, BC (.267, 27, 80) Yakult Swallows.

 

MEXICAN  LEAGUE

 

X-C  Pete LaForest, Hull, Que.  (.250, 3, 6) Veracruz Rojos del Aguila.

TAIWANESE  PRO  LEAGUE

 

X-RHP Mike Johnson, Edmonton, Alberta  (2-2, 4.57) La New Bears.

INDEPENDENT  LEAGUES

 

AMERICAN  ASSOCIATION  (IND)

RHP Aaron Cotter, Kitimat, B.C.  (4-1, 3.21, nine saves)  Sioux Falls Canaries.

LHP Adam Daniels, Vancouver, BC  (7-4, 2.98) Lincoln Saltdogs.

X-OF Ben Van Iderstine, Regina, Sask.  (.236, 0, 1) Sioux Falls Canaries.

 

 

ATLANTIC  LEAGUE  (IND)

INF Anthony Granato, Toronto, Ont. (.249, 7, 45) Somerset Patriots.

 

INF Matt Rogelstad, Coquitlam, BC (.281, 7, 39) York Revolution.

CAN  AM  LEAGUE  (IND))

 

OF Sebastian Boucher, Ottawa, Ont.  (.227, 1, 28) Quebec Capitales.

C Patrick D’Aoust, Montreal. Que. (.265, 1, 14) Quebec Capitales.

INF Patrick Deschenes, Quebec City, Que.  (.270, 5, 51) Quebec Capitales.

W-LHP Bryan Dumesnil, Nanaimo, B.C. ( 0-0, 5.40) Quebec Capitales.

RHP Eric Gagne, Mascouche, Que. (6-6, 4.65) Quebec Capitales.

RHP Karl Gelinas, Iberville, Que. (4-2, 4.43) Quebec Capitales.

X-INF Issael Gonzalez, Montreal, Que. (.136, 1, 6) Quebec Capitales.

C-DH Pete LaForest, Hull, Que. (.277, 24, 82) Quebec Capitales.

X-INF Eddie, Lantigua, Quebec City, Que. (.261, 11, 49) Quebec Capitales.

RHP Derek McDaid, Barrie, Ont. (4-0, 1.51, six saves) Quebec Capitales.

INF Ivan Naccarata, Longuieul, Quebec  (.297, 6, 54) Quebec Capitales.

LHP Fraser Robinson, Ottawa, Ont. (7-4, 4.29, one save) Brockton Roxx

DH/INF Pat Scalabrini, Waterville, Que. (.375, 1, 5) Quebec Capitales.

RHP Michel Simard, Charlesbourg, Que.  (9-6, 4.16) Quebec Capitales.

X-OF Doug Toro, Greenfield Park, Que.  (.233, 0, 12)  Quebec Capitales.

LHP Aaron Wideman, Mississauga, Ont. (10-1, 2.51) New Jersey Jackals.

 

 

FRONTIER  LEAGUE  (IND)

 

X-RHP Adam Arnold, London, Ont.  (1-0, 18.00) Kalamazoo Kings.

RHP Mike Damchuk, Corunna, Ont. (5-4, 2.63, six saves) Southern Illinois Miners.

RHP Scott Kelly, Belleville, Ont. (1-1, 6.85) Gateway Grizzlies.

X-DH-INF Justin Randall, Sarnia, Ont. (.149, 0, 4) Southern Illinois Miners; (.167, 0, 1) Evansville Otters.

X-RHP Jordan Tiegs, Woodstock, Ont.  (0-2, 8.00) Evansville Otters.

LHP Kai Tuomi, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (1-6, 5.10) Evansville Otters

X-RHP Tanner Watson, Arnpriorm Ont. (4-3, 3.69) Rockford RIvercats.

 

 

GOLDEN  LEAGUE  (IND)

 

LHP Graham Campbell, Victoria, BC  (1-1, 7.36) Victoria Seals.

INF Aaron Hornostaj, Waterloo, Ont. (.280, 5, 43) Edmonton Capitals.

RHP Michael Johnson, Edmonton, Alta. (2-4, 8.34) Edmonton Capitals.

OF Drew Miller, Medicine Hat, Alta. (.364, 11, 56) Calgary Vipers.

OF Colin Moro, Calgary, Alta. (.376, 8, 65) Calgary Vipers.

INF Dillon O’Krane, Langley, B.C.  (.275, 2, 16) Calgary Vipers.

RHP Lou Pote, Sherwood Park, Alta. (9-3, 3.98) Edmonton Capitals.

INF Mac Poulin, St. Eustache, Que. (.262, 0, 16) Edmonton Capitals.

X-INF Rob Recuenco, Vancouver, BC (.167, 0, 5) Calgay Vipers.

RHP Reggie Rivard, Bonnyville, Alta. (3-3, 5.62) Calgary Vipers.

RHP Phil Sobkow, Calder, Sask. (0-0, 5.24) Victoria Seals.

 

 

NORTHERN  LEAGUE  (IND)

 

RHP Dustin Bolton, Calgary, Alta.  (7-5, 4.84) Kansas City T’Bones.

X-INF Matt Calcagni, Brampton, Ont.  (.000, 0, 0) Schaumburg Flyers.

INF Jeff Helps, Wyoming, Ont.  (.253, 0, 12) Kansas City T’Bones.

LEGEND

*-Player has been, or is currently with the parent Major League team.

R-Player is Injured, on Rehab Assignment, or on the Disabled List.

X-Player has been released, traded or retired.

W-Named to Team Canada World Cup roster.

Player of the Week

(Canadians who performed well in minors, for the period ending Wednesday Aug. 26, 2009.)

OFFENSIVE  STATS

Player / Team                                      AB    R      H     HR    RBI    AVER

1. Brock Kjeldgaard  -  Wisconsin                18    1      8       1       3       .444
2. Tyson Gillies – A  High Desert                 20    5      8       -        3       .400
3. Joey Paciorek – Rkie  Helena                  17    4      6       1       5       .353
7. Chad Stang  -  Rkie Helena                    23     2     8        -       3       .348
10. Kevin Mailloux  -  A  Everett                    12     3     4       -        2       .333
11. Mike Gosse – AAA Toledo                      16     1     5        1       3       .313

12. Matt Rogelstad  -  IND  York                   12     2       6     -       2        .500
13. Aaron Guiel – JAPAN  Yakult                  12     4       5      1      1        .417
14. Pat Scalabrini  -  IND  Quebec                16     3       5      -       1        .313

As usual, minimum 10 AB’s were required to make the List.

6. Pete Laforest – Quebec
While his average was not high enough (.200, 3-for-15), it was hard to imagine a player at any level, could have a more productive final 10 days of the season than Laforest. Some details in chronological order  -

Aug. 31st — Named IND Can Am League Batter of the Week.  It was the third time he’s won the weekly award in 2009, plus he was batter of the Month for July.
Sept. 4th — Named to IND Can Am League First All Star Team, as the starting catcher.
Sept. 5th — In a win over New Jersey Jackals, he hit three home runs which tied a Can Am League record, and drove in five runs.
Sept. 7th — Named IND Can Am League Player of the Year, an award voted on by the league’s six managers.

PITCHERS

4. AARON  WIDEMAN  LHP  -  IND  NEW  JERSEY  JACKALS
APP    IP    H    R    ER    BB    K    W – L    SV    WHIP    WK ERA
1      7.0    5     -     -        -       6     1-0        -       0.71        0.00
[This may seem like it's getting repetitive, but Wideman continued his very good streak of excellent starts.  On Sept. 4th he tossed 7 innings giving up only five hits and zero earned runs, in a 7-0 win over the Quebec Capitales. The win runs his overall record to 10-1 with a 2.51 ERA. He capped a fine regular season by being named to the Can Am League's First All Star team as the LHP Starter. ]

5. MATHIEU  LEBLANC  POIRIER  RHP -  A  KANE COUNTY COUGARS
APP    IP    H    R    ER    BB    K    W – L    SV    WHIP    WK ERA
1     6.0    5    1      1       3      4      1-0       -      1.33        1.50
[On Sept. 6th Poirer threw six good Innings giving up just five hits and only one earned run, in a 4-1 victory over Quad Cities. His over-all record with Single-A Kane County is now 5-7 with a 4.13 ERA ]

8. MICHEL  SIMARD  RHP  -  IND  QUEBEC  CAPITALES
APP    IP    H    R    ER    BB    K    W – L    SV    WHIP    WK ERA
1     7.0    8     4     4       1      3      1-0       -       1.29        5.14
[On Sept. 5th Simard picked up the win with another good start in a blowout 17-5 victory over New Jersey Jackals, tossing seven innings, ssurrendering four earned runs. Overall his record for the season with Quebec now stands at 9-6 with a 4.16 ERA ]

Former Players of the Week

Week 1 — Tim Smith, Toronto, Ont. Single-A Bakersfield (Rangers).

Week 2 — Adam Stern, London, Ont., Double-A Huntsville (Brewers).

Week 3 — OF Rene Tosoni, Coquitlam, BC, Double-A New Britain (Twins).

Week 4 — RHP Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. Single-A High Desert Mavericks (Mariners).

Week 5 — OF Chris Dennis, Amherstburg, Ont. Single-A Wisconsin (Brewers).

Week 6 — C Cole Armstrong, Surrey, B.C., Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox).

Week 7 — LF Scott Thorman, Cambridge, Ont. Triple-A Omaha (Royals).

Week 8 — RF James Adduci, Burnaby, B.C. Double-A Tennessee (Cubs).

Week 9 — CF Emmanuel Garcia, Montreal, Que., Double-A Binghamton (Mets).

Week 10 — Tim Smith, Toronto, Ont. Single-A Frisco (Rangers).

Week 11 — C Cole Armstrong, Surrey, BC, Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox).

Week 12 — Terrell Alliman, Waterloo, Ont., Rookie-class Orem (Angels).

Week 13 — RHP Nick Bucci, Sarnia, Ont., Rookie-Class Helena (Brewers).

Week 14 — OF Tyson Gillies, Langley, BC, Single-A High Desert (Mariners).

Week 15 — C Pete Laforest, Hull, Que. Quebec City, Can-Am League (IND).

Week 16 — C Chris Robinson, Dorchester, Ont., Triple-A Iowa (Cubs).

Week 17 — C Max St. Pierre, Pintendre, Que.Triple-A Buiffalo (Mets).

Week 18 — INF Jerimiah Sammy, Markham, Ont. Class-A Tri City (Rockies).

Week 19 — RP Chris Leroux, Mississauga, Ont. Double-A Jacksonville (Marlins).

Week 20 — LF Scott Thorman, Cambridge, Ont. Triple-A Omaha (Royals).

Week 21 — RHP Jason Blackey, Squamish, BC Single-A Salem Red Sox (Red Sox).

Week 22 — 1B INF Brock Kjeldgaard, London, Ont., Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Week 23 — OF Aaron Guiel, Langley, BC, Yakult Swallows.

– Compiled by George Farelli

AFFILIATED  PLAYERS LEADERS LIST

 

 

BATTING AVERAGE
(Minimum of 100 At Bats)

.341    OF  Tyson GILLIES (Mariners), Langley, B.C. -  Single-A High Desert Mavericks.
.323    C  Chris ROBINSON (Cubs), Dorchester, Ont. -  Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
.321    OF  Tim SMITH (Royals), Toronto, Ont. – Double-A Frisco Roughriders, Single-A Bakersfield Blaze, Rookie-Class Arizona League Rangers.
.321    C  Luke CARLIN (Diamondbacks), Aylmer, Que. – Triple-A Reno Aces.
.316    INF  Jeremiah SAMMY  (Rockies), Markham, Ont.- Single-A Tri City Dust Devils.
.312    OF  Chris DENNIS (Brewers), Amherstburg, Ont. – Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Rookie-Class Arizona League Brewers.
.310    OF  Michael SAUNDERS (Mariners), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
.309    INF  Kevin MAILLOUX  (Mariners), Tecumseh, Ont. – Single-A Everett AquaSox, Rookie Class Arizona League Mariners.
.307    OF  Terrell ALLIMAN (Angels), Waterloo, Ont. -  Rookie-Class Orem Owls.
.299    OF  James ADDUCI (Cubs), Burnaby, B.C. – Double-A Tennessee Smokies.
.294    INF  Shawn BOWMAN (Mets), Coquitlam, B.C. – Double-A Binghamton Mets.

RUNS  SCORED

104    OF  Tyson GILLIES (Mariners), Langley, B.C. -  Single-A High Desert Mavericks.
76     OF  Adam STERN (Brewers), London, Ont. – Triple-A Nashville Sounds (12), Double-A Huntsville Stars (64).
69     OF  Nick WEGLARZ  (Indians), Stevensville, Ont. – Double-A Akron Aeros.
66     INF  Emmanuel GARCIA (Mets), Montreal, Quebec – Double-A Binghamton Mets.
65     INF  Brock KJELDGAARD  (Brewers), London, Ont. – Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
64     OF  Rene TOSONI  (Twins), Coquitlam, B.C. -  Double-A New Britain Rock Cats.
63     OF  James ADDUCI (Cubs), Burnaby, B.C. -  Double-A Tennessee Smokies.
58     INF  Mike SAUNDERS (Mariners), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
57     INF  Cale IORG  (Tigers ), Toronto, Ont., Double-A Erie Sea Wolves.
56     INF  Jordan LENNERTON  (Tigers), Langley, B.C. -  Single-A West Michigan White Caps.
55     INF  Chris EMANUELE (Jays), Mississauga, Ont. – Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (43), Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays (12).
54     INF  Brett LAWRIE  (Brewers), Langley, B.C. – Double-A Huntsville Stars (6), Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (48).

HITS

170    OF  Tyson GILLIES (Mariners), Langley, B.C. -  Single-A High Desert Mavericks.
140    OF  James ADDUCI (Cubs), Burnaby, B.C. -  Double-A Tennessee Smokies.
139     OF  Adam STERN (Brewers), London, Ont. – Triple-A Nashville Sounds (26), Double-A Huntsville Stars (113).
122     INF  Jordan LENNERTON  (Tigers), Langley, B.C. -  Single-A West Michigan White Caps.
121     INF  Emmanuel GARCIA (Mets), Montreal, Que., Double-A Binghamton Mets.
118     INF  Brock KJELDGAARD  (Brewers), London, Ont. – Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
116     INF  Brett LAWRIE  (Brewers), Langley, B.C. – Double-A Huntsville Stars (14), Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (102).
115     OF  Rene TOSONI  (Twins), Coquitlam, B.C. -  Double-A New Britain Rock Cats.
115     OF  Scott THORMAN (Royals), Cambridge, Ont. – Triple-A Omaha Royals (109), Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks (6).
110     INF  Cale IORG  (Tigers ), Toronto, Ont., Double-A Erie Sea Wolves.
104     OF  Jimmy VANOSTRAND  (Astros), Richmond, B.C. – Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
102     INF  Shawn BOWMAN (Mets), Coquitlam, B.C. – Double-A Binghamton Mets.
101     INF  Pete ORR (Nationals), Richmond Hill, Ont.  -  Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs.
100     C  Chris ROBINSON (Cubs), Dorchester, Ont. -  Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

HOME  RUNS

20     INF  Brock KJELDGAARD  (Brewers), London, Ont. – Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
20     OF  Scott THORMAN (Royals), Cambridge, Ont. – Triple-A Omaha Royals (19), Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks (1).
16     OF  Jimmy VANOSTRAND  (Astros), Richmond, B.C. – Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
16     OF  Nick WEGLARZ  (Indians), Stevensville, Ont. – Double-A Akron Aeros.
15     OF  Rene TOSONI  (Twins), Coquitlam, B.C. -  Double-A New Britain Rock Cats.
13     INF  Brett LAWRIE  (Brewers), Langley, B.C. – Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (48).
13     INF  Mike SAUNDERS (Mariners), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
12     INF  Jordan LENNERTON  (Tigers), Langley, B.C. -  Single-A West Michigan White Caps.
11     INF  Cale IORG  (Tigers ), Toronto, Ont., Double-A Erie Sea Wolves.
10     C  Cole ARMSTRONG  (White Sox), Surrey, B.C. – Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

RUNS  BATTED  IN

74    INF  Brock KJELDGAARD  (Brewers), London, Ont. – Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
71     INF  Jordan LENNERTON  (Tigers), Langley, B.C. -  Single-A West Michigan White Caps.
71     OF  Rene TOSONI  (Twins), Coquitlam, B.C. -  Double-A New Britain Rock Cats.
71     OF  Jimmy VANOSTRAND  (Astros), Richmond, B.C. – Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
67     OF  Scott THORMAN (Royals), Cambridge, Ont. – Triple-A Omaha Royals (63), Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks (4).
65    OF  Nick WEGLARZ  (Indians), Stevensville, Ont. – Double-A Akron Aeros.
65     INF  Brett LAWRIE  (Brewers), Langley, B.C. – Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
53     OF  Tim SMITH (Royals), Toronto, Ont. – Double-A Frisco Roughriders (32) Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (19), Rookie-Class Arizona League Rangers (2).
51    OF  James ADDUCI (Cubs), Burnaby, B.C. – Double-A Tennessee Smokies.
50     INF  Pete ORR (Nationals), Richmond Hill, Ont.  -  Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs.

PITCHING

 

EARNED RUN AVERAGE
(Minimum 40 Innings)

1.43    RHP  R.J. SWINDLE  (Indians), Vancouver, B.C. – Triple-A Columbus Clippers, (Brewers) Triple-A Nashville Sounds.
1.59    RHP  Tom BOLESKA  (Pirates), Burlington, Ont. – Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats, Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Pirates..
2.04    RHP  James HENDERSON  (Brewers),  Calgary, Alta. -Double-A Huntsville Stars, Single-A Brevard County Manatees, Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
2.39    RHP  Trystan MAGNUSON  (Jays), Vancouver, B.C. – Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.
2.58    LHP  Phillippe Alexandre VALIQUETTE  (Reds), St. Laurent, Que. – Double-A Carolina Mudcats, Single-A Sarasota Reds.
2.70    RHP  Chris LEROUX (Marlins),  Mississauga, Ont. – Double-A Jacksonville Suns.
2.77    RHP  John AXFORD  (Brewers), Port Dover, Ont. – Triple-A Nashville Sounds, Double-A Huntsville Stars, Single-A Brevard County Manatees.
2.93    LHP  Jon HESKETH  (Mariners), Langley, B.C.  – Single-A Everett Aquasox, Single-A Clinton Lumberkings, Rookie-Class Arizona League Mariners.
3.02    RHP  Vince PERKINS  (Cubs), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A  Iowa Cubs, Double-A Tennessee Smokies.
3.12    RHP  James AVERY (Reds), Moose Jaw, Sask. – Double-A Carolina Mudcats.

APPEARANCES

53    RHP  Vince PERKINS  (Cubs), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A Iowa Cubs (45), Double-A Tennessee Smokies (8).
47    RHP  Chris KISSOCK  (Phillies), Fruitvale, B.C. – Single-A Clearwater Threshers.
46    RHP  James HENDERSON  (Brewers),  Calgary, Alta. – Double-A Huntsville Stars (5), Single-A Brevard County Manatees (15), Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (26).
46    RHP  Chris LEROUX  (Marlins), Mississauga, Ont. – Double-A Jacksonville Suns.
45    RHP  John AXFORD  (Brewers), Port Dover, Ont. – Triple-A Nashville Sounds (22), Double-A Huntsville Stars (4), Single-A Brevard County Manatees (19).
44    LHP  Phillippe Alexandre VALIQUETTE  (Reds), St. Laurent, Que. – Double-A Carolina Mudcats (27), Single-A Sarasota Reds (17).
44    RHP  Phillippe AUMONT (Mariners), Gatineau, Que. – Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (15), Single-A High Desert Mavericks (29).
44    RHP  Leon BOYD  (Jays), Vancouver, B.C. – Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (36), Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays (8).
43    RHP  Trystan MAGNUSON  (Jays), Vancouver, B.C. – Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5), Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays (38).
41    RHP  Henry MABEE  (White Sox), Victoria, B.C. – Double-A Birmingham Barons (21), Single-A Winston Salem Dash (20).
41    LHP  Bryan DUMESNIL (Braves), Nanaimo, B.C. – Double A Mississippi Braves.
40    RHP  Jamie RICHMOND (Athletics), Mississauga, Ont. – Single-A Stockton Ports (14), Single-A Kane County Cougars (26).

INNINGS  PITCHED

134.2    RHP  Matt KNIGINYZKY (Royals), Mississauga, Ont. – Double-A  Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
131.0    LHP  Scott DIAMOND (Braves), Toronto, Ont. – Double-A Mississippi Braves.
116.0    RHP Mathieu LEBLANC-POIRIER (Athletics), Laval, Que. – Single-A Kane County Cougars (69.2), Single-A Stockton Ports (46.1).
105.0    RHP David FRANCIS (Braves), Mississauga, Ont. – Single-A Rome Braves (88.1), Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans (16.2).
105.0    RHP  John MARIOTTI  (Orioles), Toronto, Ont. – Double-A Bowie Baysox ( 82.1), Single-A Frederrick Keys (22.2).
86.1    RHP  Vince PERKINS  (Cubs), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A Iowa Cubs (75), Double-A Tennessee Smokies (11.1).
85.1    RHP  Dave McKAE  (Red Sox), Edmonton, Alta. – Single-A Salem Red Sox.
78.1    RHP  Dustin MOLLEKEN  (Pirates), Regina, Sask. – Double-A Altoona Curve (41.1), Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (37.0).
76.2    RHP  Jamie RICHMOND (Athletics), Mississauga, Ont. – Single-A Stockton Ports (26.2), Single-A Kane County Cougars (50)
73.1    RHP  Nick BUCCI  (Brewers), Sarnia, Ont. – Rookie-Class Helena Brewers (69.1), Double-A Huntsville Stars (4.0).
72.1    RHP  Chris KISSOCK  (Phillies), Fruitvale, B.C. – Single-A Clearwater Threshers.
71.2    RHP  Trystan MAGNUSON (Blue Jays), Vancouver, B.C. – Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (10), Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays (61.2).

WINS

9     RHP  John AXFORD  (Brewers), Port Dover, Ont. – Triple-A Nashville Sounds (5), Single-A Brevard County Manatees (4).
7     RHP  Vince PERKINS  (Cubs), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A Iowa Cubs (6), Double-A Tennessee Smokies (1).
7     RHP  Nick BUCCI  (Brewers), Sarnia, Ont. – Rookie-Class Helena Brewers (6), Double-A Huntsville Stars (1).
6     RHP  Jamie RICHMOND  (Athletics), Mississauga, Ont. – Single-A Stockton Ports (2), Single-A Kane County Cougars (4).
5     RHP  Chris LEROUX  (Marlins), Mississauga, Ont. – Double-A Jacksonville Suns.
5     RHP  Matt KNIGINYZKY (Royals), Mississauga, Ont. – Double-A  Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
5     RHP  Trystan MAGNUSON  (Jays), Vancouver, B.C. – Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (1), Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays (4).
5     RHP David FRANCIS  (Braves), Mississauga, Ont. – Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5).
5     RHP Mathieu LEBLANC-POIRIER  (A’s), Laval, Que. – Single-A Kane County Cougars (5).
5     LHP  Scott DIAMOND  (Braves), Toronto, Ont. -  Double-A Mississippi Braves.
5     RHP  Blake HAWKSWORTH  (Cardinals), Vancouver, B.C. – Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

SAVES

21     RHP  James HENDERSON  (Brewers),  Calgary, Alta. – Single-A Brevard County Manatees (4), Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (17).
12     RHP  T.J. BURTON  (Astros), Ottawa, Ont. – Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks (12).
10     RHP  Jason BLACKEY (Red Sox), Squamish, B.C. – Single-A Salem Red Sox (6), Single-A Greenville Drive (3), Rookie-Class, Gulf Coast League Red Sox (1).
9      RHP  Henry MABEE  (White Sox),  Victoria, B.C. – Double-A Birmingham Barons (1), Single-A Winston Salem Dash (8).
9      LHP  Phillippe Alexandre VALIQUETTE  (Reds), St. Laurent, Que. – Double-A Carolina Mudcats (3), Single-A Sarasota Reds (6).
8      RHP  David KINGTON  (Cardinals), Coquitlam, B.C. – Rookie-Class, Johnson City Cardinals.
6      RHP  Leon BOYD  (Jays), Vancouver, B.C. – Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (6).
5      RHP  Vince PERKINS  (Cubs), Victoria, B.C. -  Triple-A Iowa Cubs (3), Double-A Tennessee Smokies (2).
5      RHP  Jamie RICHMOND (Athletics), Mississauga, Ont. – Single-A Stockton Ports (1), Single-A Kane County Cougars (4).

INDEPENDENT/FOREIGN  LEAGUE  PLAYERS

 

BATTING AVERAGE
(Minimum of 100 At Bats)

.376    OF  Colin MORO  Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Calgary, Alta.
.364    OF  Drew MILLER Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Medicine Hat, Alta.
.312    1B  Ryan MURPHY  Holland – Konica Minolta Pioniers, Hoofdorp.  Edmonton, Alta.
.297    INF  Ivan NACCARATA  Quebec Captiales – Can Am League.  Longueuil, Que.
.280    INF  Aaron HORNOSTAJ  Edmonton Capitals – Golden League.  Waterloo, Ont.
.280    INF  Matt ROGELSTAD  York Revolution – Atlantic League.  Coquitlam, B.C.
.277    C/DH  Pete LAFOREST  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League.  Hull, Que.
.275    INF  Dillon O’KRANE  Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Langley, B.C.
.273    C/DH  Matt McGRAW  Holland – DOOR Neptunus, Rotterdam.  Burlington, Ont.
.270    INF  Pat DESCHENES  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Quebec City, Que.
.270    C  Matt STOCCO  Italy Series A – Fortitudo Bologna Guelph, Ont.

RUNS  SCORED

77     INF  Anthony GRANATO Somerset Patriots (6) – Atlantic League, Toronto, Ont..
71    OF  Drew MILLER Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Medicine Hat, Alta.
69    C/DH  Pete LAFOREST  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League.  Hull, Que.
62    OF  Aaron GUIEL  Yakult Swallows – Japanese Central League.  Langley, B.C.
61   OF  Colin MORO  Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Calgary, Alta.
53   INF  Ivan NACCARATA  Quebec Captiales – Can Am League.  Longueuil, Que.
43    INF  Aaron HORNOSTAJ  Edmonton Capitals – Golden League.  Waterloo, Ont.
41    INF  Pat DESCHENES  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Quebec City, Que.
40     OF  Sebastian  BOUCHER  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Ottawa, Ont.

HITS

109    OF  Aaron GUIEL  Yakult Swallows – Japanese Central League.  Langley, B.C.
103   OF  Colin MORO  Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Calgary, Alta.
100    OF  Drew MILLER Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Medicine Hat, Alta.
97     INF  Anthony GRANATO  Somerset Patriots  – Atlantic League, Toronto, Ont..
94   INF  Ivan NACCARATA  Quebec Captiales – Can Am League.  Longueuil, Que.
94   INF  Pat DESCHENES  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Quebec City, Que.
93    C/DH  Pete LAFOREST  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League.  Hull, Que.
91    INF  Matt ROGELSTAD  York Revolution – Atlantic League.  Coquitlam, B.C.
77     INF  Eddie LANTIGUA  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Quebec City, Que.

HOME  RUNS

27    OF  Aaron GUIEL  Yakult Swallows – Japanese Central League.  Langley, B.C.
24    C/DH  Pete LAFOREST  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League.  Hull, Que.
11     INF  Eddie LANTIGUA  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Quebec City, Que.
11    OF  Drew MILLER Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Medicine Hat, Alta.
8    OF  Colin MORO  Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Calgary, Alta.
7     INF  Anthony GRANATO  Somerset Patriots  – Atlantic League, Toronto, Ont..
7     INF  Matt ROGELSTAD  York Revolution – Atlantic League.  Coquitlam, B.C.
6     INF  Ivan NACCARATA  Quebec Captiales – Can Am League.  Longueuil, Que.
5     INF  Pat DESCHENES  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Quebec City, Que.
5     INF  Aaron HORNOSTAJ  Edmonton Capitals – Golden League.  Waterloo, Ont.

RUNS  BATTED  IN

82    C/DH  Pete LAFOREST  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Hull, Que.
80    OF  Aaron GUIEL  Yakult Swallows – Japanese Central League.  Langley, B.C.
65    OF  Colin MORO  Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Calgary, Alta.
56    OF  Drew MILLER Calgary Vipers – Golden League, Medicine Hat, Alta.
54     INF  Ivan NACCARATA  Quebec Captiales – Can Am League.  Longueuil, Que.
51     INF  Pat DESCHENES  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Quebec City, Que.
49     INF  Eddie LANTIGUA  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Quebec City, Que.
46     INF  Anthony GRANATO  Somerset Patriots  – Atlantic League, Toronto, Ont..
43     INF  Aaron HORNOSTAJ  Edmonton Capitals – Golden League.  Waterloo, Ont.

PITCHING

 

EARNED RUN AVERAGE
(Minimum 40 Innings)

0.89    RHP  Ryan MURPHY  Konica Minolta Pioniers – Hoofdorp, Dutch Premier League.  Edmonton, Alta.
1.51    RHP  Derek McDAID  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Barrie, Ont.
2.51    LHP  Aaron WIDEMAN  New Jersey Jackals – Can Am League.  Mississauga, Ont..
2.63    RHP  Mike DAMCHUK  Southern Illinois Miners – Frontier League.  Corunna, Ont.
2.98    RHP  Adam DANIELS  Lincoln Saltdogs – American Association.  Vancouver, B.C.
3.22    RHP  Aaron COTTER  Sioux Falls Canaries – American Association.  Kitimat, B.C.
3.69    RHP  Tanner WATSON   Rockford RiverHawks – Frontier League.  Arnprior, Ont.
3.98    RHP  Lou POTE  Edmonton Captials – Golden League. Sherwood Park, Alta..
4.16    RHP  Michel SIMARD  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Charlesbourg, Que.
4.29    LHP  Fraser ROBINSON  Brockton Roxx – Can Am League, Ottawa, Ont.

APPEARANCES

46      RHP Adam DANIELS  Lincoln Saltdogs – American Association.  Vancouver, B.C.
34      RHP  Derek McDAID  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League. Barrie, Ont..
31      LHP  Graham CAMPBELL  Victoria Seals – Golden League. Victoria, B.C.
30      RHP  Scott KELLY  Gateway Grizzlies – Frontier League. Belleville, Ont.
29      RHP  Mike DAMCHUK  Southern Illinois Miners – Frontier League.  Corunna, Ont.
29      LHP  Kai TUOMI  Evansville Otters – Frontier League, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
21      RHP  Aaron COTTER  Sioux Falls Canaries – American Association.  Kitimat, B.C.
20      RHP  Michel SIMARD  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Charlesbourg, Que.
20      LHP  Fraser ROBINSON  Brockton Roxx – Can Am League, Ottawa, Ont.
20      RHP  Dustin BOLTON  Kansas City T-Bones – Northern League. Calgary, Alta..

INNINGS  PITCHED

125.1    RHP  Michel SIMARD  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Charlesbourg, Que.
114.2    LHP  Aaron WIDEMAN  New Jersey Jackals – Can Am League.  Mississauga, Ont.
113.1    RHP  Dustin BOLTON  Kansas City T-Bones – Northern League. Calgary, Alta.
110.2    RHP  Ryan MURPHY  Konica Minolta Pioniers – Hoofdorp, Dutch Premier League.  Edmonton, Alta.
108.2    RHP  Lou POTE  Edmonton Captials – Golden League. Sherwood Park, Alta.
102.2    RHP  Eric GAGNE  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Mascouche, Que.
90.0     LHP  Kai TUOMI  Evansville Otters – Frontier League. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
86.0     LHP  Fraser ROBINSON  Brockton Roxx – Can Am League, Ottawa, Ont.
61.0     RHP  Karl GELINAS  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Iberville, Que.
61.0     RHP  Tanner WATSON   Rockford RiverHawks – Frontier League.  Arnprior, Ont.

WINS

10     LHP  Aaron WIDEMAN  New Jersey Jackals – Can Am League.  Mississauga, Ont.
10     RHP  Ryan MURPHY  Konica Minolta Pioniers – Hoofdorp, Dutch Premier League.  Edmonton, Alta.
9     RHP  Michel SIMARD   Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Charlesbourg, Que.
9     RHP  Lou POTE  Edmonton Captials – Golden League. Sherwood Park, Alta.
7     LHP  Fraser ROBINSON  Brockton Roxx – Can Am League, Ottawa, Ont..
7     RHP  Dustin BOLTON  Kansas City T-Bones – Northern League. Calgary, Alta.
7     RHP Adam DANIELS  Lincoln Saltdogs – American Association.  Vancouver, B.C.
6     RHP  Eric GAGNE  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League, Mascouche, Que.
6     RHP  Mike DAMCHUK  Southern Illinois Miners – Frontier League.  Corunna, Ont.

SAVES

9      RHP  Aaron COTTER  Sioux Falls Canaries – American Association.  Kitimat, B.C.
6      RHP  Derek McDAID  Quebec Capitales – Can Am League.Barrie, Ont.
6      RHP  Mike DAMCHUK  Southern Illinois Miners – Frontier League.  Corunna, Ont.
1      LHP  Fraser ROBINSON  Brockton Roxx – Can Am League, Ottawa, Ont.

CANADIAN BASEBALL NETWORK MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

by George Farelli

 

AFFILIATED  PLAYERS

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1.)    TYSON  GILLIES  (Mariners)

Gillies  had the most consistent and very best season overall, and the numbers he put on the board speak for themselves.

At Single-A level High Desert Mavericks in the California League, Gillies batted .341 in 124 Games, compiling a remarkable 170 Hits in 498 at bats and scoring 104 runs. He also had a total of 40 extra-base hits, 42 RBIs and led his team with 44 stolen bases.

Defensively Gillies was outstanding as well, committing only two errors in center field for the entire season.

PITCHER OF THE YEAR (tie).

1.)    James HENDERSON  (Brewers) and John AXFORD  (Brewers)

Henderson made remarkable progress as a reliever in 2009, moving up from the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to Single-A Brevard County Manatees, and finally ending the season with Double-A Huntsville Stars.

Totalling 46 appearances, he Won four and saved 21 games, compiling a respectable 2.04 ERA.  In 61.2 innings he allowed only 43 hits, and had 51 Strikeouts.  A very successful year for Henderson.

Axford also progressed well in the Brewers organization in 2009, moving from Brevard County to Huntsville Stars, then on to Triple-A Nashville Sounds. In 45 Minor League Relief Appearances Axford won nine games and saved another, his ERA was a neat 2.77 and in 68.1 Innings he gave up only 44 Hits, with an outstanding total of 89 Strikeouts.

His performance was rewarded with a late season call up to the majors with the Brewers, where he became the fourth Canadian to make his debut in 2009.

Either one of these two Brewer’s prospects certainly deserves the title, Canadian Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

INDEPENDENT / FOREIGN  LEAGUE  PLAYERS

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

1.)    PETE LAFOREST (Quebec Capitales) and COLIN MORO  ( Calgary Vipers )

Pete Laforest’s accomplishments include Can Am League Player of the Year and First All Star Team catcher.   He led the league in home runs with 24, extra base hits with 47, RBIs with 82 and slugging percentage, plus he was instrumental in helping Quebec win the 2009 League championship.

Colin Moro had another outstanding year for the Calgary Vipers, finnishing with a .376 average, compiling 103 hits, 61 runs Scored, eight home runs and 65 RBIs during the regular season. Like Laforest, Moro was also a major contributor in helping Calgary Vipers with the Golden League playoff championship in 2009.

Both are deserving of further recognition, based on their outstanding performances. 


PITCHER OF THE YEAR

1.)  Aaron WIDEMAN  (New Jersey Jackals)

Wideman enjoyed an excellent year with the New Jersey Jackals in the IND Can Am League in 2009, winning 10 games and compiling a very good 2.51 ERA.  In 18 starts he pitched 114.2 Innings, giving up only 90 Base hits and striking out 81 hatters.

Selected as the League’s Pitcher of the Month in both June and July, he then capped off the season by being picked as the left handed starter on the 2009 Can Am League post-season all-star team.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

2008 — AFFILIATED  PLAYERS

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

1.  TIM SMITH  (Rangers).

PITCHER OF THE YEAR
1.    SCOTT DIAMOND  (Braves).

INDEPENDENT  LEAGUE
Positional Players

1.  DREW MILLER  (Calgary Vipers).

Pitcher of the Year

1. MICHEL SIMARD  ( Quebec Capitales )

 

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Bob Elliott
Bob Elliott is the founder of the Canadian Baseball Network. He is also a baseball columnist for the Toronto Sun, Sun Media and a frequent guest on The FAN-590. He was born in Kingston, Ont. If you want to know anything and everything to do with the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues or amateur baseball in Canada - Bob is the man to talk to.

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