1998 Canucks leaders in minors

* 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) led all Canadians in the minors with 105 RBIs at triple-A Salt Lake City in the Minnesota Twins system. ....

Canadian Minor League Leaders

Average
1. C Max St. Pierre, Pintendre, Que. .385, Rookie-class, Lakeland, Tigers.

2. C Andy Stewart, Brockville, Ont. .334, Triple-A Omaha and Double-A Wichita; Royals.

3. C Alex Andreopoulos, Toronto, Ont. .321 Double-A El Paso, Brewers.

4. OF Aaron Guiel, .314, Langley, B.C. Triple-A Las Vegas, Rookie-Mesa Padres.

5. 3B Monty Davis, Vernon, B.C. .304, class-A Modesto, A’s.

Home runs 
1. C Bobby Cripps, Powell River, B.C. 29, Class-A Hagerstown, Blue Jays

2. 3B Corey Koskie 26, Anola, Man, Triple-A Salt Lake City, Twins.

3. 3B Todd Betts 19, Scarborough, Double-A Canton, Triple-A Buffalo, Indians.

4. OF Jeff Guiel, Langley, B.C. 16, Class-A Lake Elisnore, Angels.

5. OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta.15, Triple-A, Salt Lake City, Mariners.

5. 1B Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat 15, Class-A Hagerstown, Jays.

RBIs 
1. 3B Corey Koskie 105 Anola, Man, Triple-A Salt Lake City, Twins.

2. C Alex Andreopoulos, Toronto, Ont. 93 Double-A El Paso, Brewers.

3. C Bobby Cripps, Powell River, B.C. 88, Class-A Hagerstown, Blue Jays.

4. 1B Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat 72, Class-A Hagerstown, Blue Jays.

5. OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta. 65, Triple-A, Salt Lake City, Mariners.

6. 3B Cody McKay, Vancouver, B.C. 64, Class-A Modesto, Triple-A Edmonton; Double-A Huntsville, A’s.

6. C Andy Stewart, Brockville, Ont. 64, Triple-A Omaha, Double-A Wichita; Royals.

6. OF Jeremy Ware, Guelph, 64, Class-A Jupiter, Expos.

Wins 
1. LHP Mike Kusiewicz, Nepean, Ont. 14, Double-A New Haven, Rockies.

2. RHP Aaron Myette, Surrey, B.C. 13, Class-A Hickory, Class-A Winston-Salem, White Sox.

3. RHP Yan Lachapelle, Gatineau. Que. 11, Class-A Dunedin, Jays

4. RHP Joe Young Ft. McMurray, Alta. 9, Double-A Knoxville, Class-A Dunedin, Class-A Hagerstown, Blue Jays.

4. LHP Todd Thorn, Stratford, Ont. 9, Class-A Wilmington, Royals.

4. RHP Eric Gagne Masouche, Que. 9, Class-A Vero Beach Dodgers.

4. RHP Chris Mears, Victoria, B.C. 9, Class-A Everett Padres.

ERA 
1. RP Jeff Zimmerman, Carsland, Alb. 1.28, Double-A Tulsa, Class-A Charlotte, Rangers.

2. RP Steve Walsh, Orleans, Ont. 1.88 Rookie-class Fort Myers Royals.

3. RHP Aaron Myette, Surrey, B.C. 2.22 Class-A Hickory, Class-A Winston-Salem, White Sox.

4. LHP Mike Kuziewicz, Nepean, Ont. 2.32 Double-A New Haven, Rockies.

5. RHP Pat Lynch, Milton, Ont. 2.32 Medicine Hat, Jays.

Awards and honors 
Awarded by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues: 
Players of the Week

Double-A Eastern League: June 15-21 – 3B Todd Betts, Scarbough, Ont. Akron (Cleveland Indians), hit .435 (10-23) with four doubles, a triple, three homers, 10 RBIs and scored nine runs in seven games with a 1.040 slugging percentage.

Double-A Texas League: June 15-21 – 2B Stubby Clapp, Windsor, Ont. Arkansas (St. Louis Cardinals), hit .387 (12-31) with two doubles, one triple, four homers, nine RBIs, scoring 12 runs in eight games and a .903 slugging percentage.  April 27-May 3 – C Alex Andreopoulos, Toronto, Ont. El Paso (Milwaukee Brewers), hit .450 (9-20) with two doubles, two homers, 12 RBIs, scoring seven runs in six games and an .850 slugging percentage.

Class-A California League: May 4-10 – OF Jeff Guiel, Langley, B.C. Lake Elsinore (Anaheim Angels), hit .500 (11-22) with three homers, eight RBIs, scoring 12 runs in six games.

Class-A Carolina League: Aug. 20-26 – RHP Aaron Myette, Surrey, B.C. Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox), won both of his starts, allowing eight hits and one run in 15 innings with 28 strikeouts. July 30-Aug. 5 – RHP Aaron Myette, Surrey, B.C. Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox), won his first start in the league, allowing 1 hit in nine shutout innings with seven strikeouts.

July 23-29 – LHP Todd Thorn, Stratford, Ont. Wilmington (Kansas City Royals), on both of his starts, allowing nine hits and one run in 17 innings with nine strikeouts. July 9-15 – LHP Todd Thorn, Stratford, Ont. Wilmington (Kansas City Royals), won both of his starts, allowing a total of 10 hits and three runs in 15 innings with nine strikeouts.

Class-A Florida State League: June 22-28 – LHP Clint Lawrence, Oakville, Ont. Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays), was selected for the second time this season, winning both of his starts as he allowed a total of 16 hits and four earned runs in 14 innings with nine strikeouts. June 8-14 – LHP Clint Lawrence, Oakville, Ont. Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays), won his only start, allowing two hits in seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts.
Canadians Rated Amongst  Top 10 Prospects
Baseball America ranking (heading into 1998)
Triple-A Pacific Coast  8. 3B Corey Koskie, Anola, Man. Salt Lake City Buzz (Twins).

Class-A Northwest League  4. RHP Chris Mears, Victoria, B.C. Everett AquaSox (Mariners)

Class-A Appalachian League  8. OF Ntema Ndungidi, Montreal, Que. Bluefield Orioles (Orioles).

Rookie-Class Pioneer League  8. RHP Pat Lynch, Burlington, Ont. Medicine Hat Blue Jays (Blue Jays)