2003 Canadians in the Minors: Leaders

2003 LEADERS

AFFILIATED PLAYERS

BATTING AVERAGE
(Minimum 100 At Bats)

.342 INF Matt Rogelstad (Mariners), Coquitlam, B.C. Rookie-Class Arizona-League Mariners, Single-A Inland Empire, Single-A Everett Aquasox; Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
.321 INF Simon Pond (Jays), North Vancouver, B.C., Double-A New Haven Ravens, Triple A Syracuse SkyChiefs.
.304 OF Mike Galloway (Jays), St. Thomas, Ont., Single-A Auburn Doubledays, Triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs.
.303 OF Jason Bay (Pirates), Trail, B.C. Triple-A Portland Beavers.
.301 C/INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs, Single A Dayton Dragons.

.294 INF Kevin Nicholson (Pirates), Surrey, B.C., Double A-Altoona Curve.
.282 INF Justin Morneau (Twins), New Westminster, B.C., Double-A New Britain Rock Cats, Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.
.281 OF Jeremy Ware (Expos), Orangeville, Ont., Double-A Harrisburg Senators, Triple-A Edmonton Trappers.
.279 INF Aaron Guiel (Royals), Langley, B.C., Triple-A Omaha Royals.
.276 C/INF Russell Martin (Dodgers), Montreal, Que., Rookie-Class Ogden Raptors, Single-A South Georgia Waves.

HOME RUNS
22 INF Justin Morneau (Twins), New Westminster, B.C., Double-A New Britain (6), Triple-A Rochester (16).
20 OF Jason Bay (Pirates), Trail, B.C. Triple-A Portland.
17 INF Pete LaForest (Devil Rays), Hull, Que. Double-A Orlando Rays (3), Triple-A Durham Bulls (14).
13 OF Jeff Guiel (Angels), Langley, B.C., Triple-A Salt Lake Stingers.
13 OF Jeremy Ware (Expos), Orangeville, Ont. Double-A Harrisburg (12), Triple-A Edmonton (1).

12 INF Scott Thorman (Braves), Cambridge, Ont. Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
12 INF Simon Pond (Jays), North Vancouver, B.C., Double-A New Haven (7) and Triple-A Syracuse (5).
11 INF Danny Klassen (Tigers), Leamington, Ont., Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
11 C Maxim St. Pierre (Tigers), Pintendre, Que., Double A Erie SeaWolves.
10 INF Brandon Kaye (Padres), Saltspring Island, B.C., Rookie-Class Idaho Falls Padres.

RUNS BATTED IN
85 1B Simon Pond (Jays), North Vancouver, B.C., Double-A New Haven (49), Triple-A Syracuse (36).
59 OF Jason Bay (Pirates), Trail, B.C., Triple-A Portland Beavers.
57 C/INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Rookie-Class Billings (37), Single A Dayton (20).
56 INF Scott Thorman (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
55 INF Justin Morneau (Twins), New Westminster, B.C., Double-A New Britain (13), Triple-A Rochester (42).

54 C Maxim St. Pierre (Tigers), Pintendre, Que., Double-A Erie SeaWolves.
53 OF Jeremy Ware (Expos), Orangeville, Ont. Double-A Harrisburg (52), Triple-A Edmonton (1).
53 C/INF Pete LaForest (Devil Rays), Hull, Que., Double-A Orlando (15) and Triple A Durham (38).
51 INF Aaron Hornostaj (Giants), Waterloo, Ont. Single-A Hagerstown Suns (18), Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (33).
50 C/INF Russell Martin (Dodgers), Montreal, Que., Rookie-Class Odgen (36), Single-A South Georgia (14).

ERA
(Minimum 40 Innings Pitched)

1.93 RHP Jesse Crain (Twins), Toronto, Ont., Double-A New Britain Rock Cats, Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.
1.95 RHP Chris Begg (Giants), Sunderland, Ont., Single-A San Jose Giants, Double-A Norwich Navigators.
2.25 RHP Vince Perkins (Jays), Victoria, B.C., Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays, Single-A Charleston Alley Cats.
2.69 RHP Shawn Hill (Expos), Georgetown, Ont. Single-A Brevard County Manatees, Double-A Harrisburg Senators.
2.78 RHP Chris Mears (Tigers), Victoria, B.C., Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

2.79 RHP Rich Harden (A’s), Victoria, B.C., Double-A Midland RockHounds, Triple-A Sacremento River Cats.
3.46 RHP Vance Cozier (Giants), Ajax, Ont., Single-A Hagerstown Suns, Double-A Norwich Navigators.
3.47 LHP Jeff Francis (Rockies), North Delta, B.C., Single-A Visalia Oaks.
3.57 RHP Brett Gray (Reds), Wyoming, Ont., Single-A Potomac Cannons, Double A Chattanooga Lookouts.
3.62 RHP Brooks McNiven (Giants), Vernon, B.C., Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

WINS
12 LHP Jeff Francis (Rockies), North Delta, B.C., Single-A Visalia Oaks.
12 RHP Shawn Hill (Expos), Georgetown, Ont., Single-A Brevard County Manatees (9), Double-A Harrisburg Senators (3).
11 RHP Rich Harden (Athletics), Victoria, B.C. Double-A Midland Rockhounds (2), Triple-A Sacremento RiverCats (9).
10 RHP Steve Green (Angels), Longeuil, Que., Rookie-Class Arizona Angels (1), Triple-A Salt Lake Stingers (9).
7 RHP Brooks McNiven (Giants), Vernon B.C., Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

6 Six tied: RHP Chris Begg (Giants), Sunderland, Ont., Single-A San Jose (4), Double A Norwich Navigators (2); RHP Brett Gray (Reds) Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (5); Single-A Potomac Cannons (1); Vance Cozier (Giants), Double-A Norwich Navigators; Jesse Crain (Twins), Triple-A Rochester Red Wings; (3) Double-A New Britain Rock Cats; (1) Single-A Ft. Myers (1) Miracle; Eric Cyr (Angels) Double-A Arkansas Travellers; and Tanner Watson (Mariners), Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

SAVES
19 RHP Jesse Crain (Twins), Toronto, Ont. Double-A New Britain (9), Triple-A Rochester (10).
3 RHP Ryan Braun (Royals), Kitchener, Ont., Rookie-Class AZL Royals.
3 LHP Pierre-Luc Marceau (Expos), Sherbrooke, Que., Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats.
3 RHP Chris Kemlo (Yankees), Oshawa, Ont., Single-A Tampa Yankees.
2 LHP Martin Berube (Orioles), Montreal, Que., Single-A Aberdeen Ironbirds.
2 RHP Chris Mears (Tigers), Victoria, B.C., Triple-A Toledo.
2 LHP Jordan Gerk (Tigers), Kelowna, B.C., Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps.
2 RHP Chris Howay (A’s), New Westminster, B.C., Single-A Vancouver Canadians.
2 RHP John Ogiltree (Jays), Mississauga, Ont., Double-A New Haven Ravens.

INDEPENDENT LEAGUE PLAYERS
AVERAGE
(Minimum 100 At Bats)

.358 OF Ben Van Iderstine, Regina, Sask., Northern League Schaumberg Flyers, CBL Saskatoon Legends.
.314 OF Kris Cox, Delta, B.C., Northern League Winnipeg Goldeyes.
.309 OF Drew Miller, Medicine Hat, Alta., Frontier League Richmond Roosters.
.302 INF Sean Murphy, Victoria, B.C. Northeast League Elmira Pioneers, CBL Saskatoon Legends.
.300 INF Pat Scalabrini, Sherbrooke, Que., Northern League Winnipeg Goldeyes.

HOME RUNS
21 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alberta. Atlantic League Somerset Patriots.
14 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Northern League Winnipeg Goldeyes.
9 OF Aaron Fera, Sault St. Marie, Ont., Northern League St. Paul Saints.
6 OF Drew Miller, Medicine Hat, Alta., Frontier League Richmond Roosters.
6 OF Ben Van Iderstine, Regina, Sask. Northern League Schaumburg Flyers (1), CBL Saskatoon Legends (5).
6 INF Sean Murphy, Victoria, B.C. Northeast League Elmira Pioneers (-) and CBL Saskatoon Legends (6).

RINS BATTED IN
65 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta., Atlantic League Somerset Patriots.
53 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alta., Northern League Winnipeg Goldeyes.
45 OF Aaron Fera, Sault Ste Marie, Ont., Northern League St. Paul Saints.
45 INF Pat Scalabrini, Sherbrooke, Que., Northern League Winnipeg Goldeyes.

39 OF Ben Van Iderstine, Regina, Sask., Northern League Schaumberg Flyers (7) and CBL Saskatoon Legends (32).
39 INF Max Poulin, St.Eustache, Que., Northern League Winnipge Goldeyes.

ERA
(Minimum 40 Innings Pitched )

1.50 RHP Chris Begg, Sunderland, Ont., Northern League St. Paul Saints.
2.38 RHP Sean Jones, Hamilton, Ont., Northern League Joliet Jackhammers, CBL Niagara Stars.
2.86 LHP Jordy Alexander, Burnaby, B.C. Northeast League Quebec Capitales.
2.98 RHP Ryan Koback, Saskatoon, Sask., CBL Saskatoon Legends.
3.34 LHP Scott Martin, St. John, N.B., Northeast League Brockton Rox.

WINS
10 RHP Jason Dickson, Chatham, N.B., Atlantic League Somerset Patriots.
8 LHP Scott Martin, St. John, N.B., Northeast League Brockton Rox.
7 RHP Chris Begg, Sunderland, Ont., Northern League St. Paul Saints. (picked up an additional 6 wins in the Giants system: Double-A Norwich (2), Single-A San Jose (4).]
5 RHP Lee Maunu, Thunder Bay, Ont., CBL London Monarchs.

4 LHP Craig Kilshaw, Victoria, B.C. CBL Saskatoon Legends.
4 LHP Jordy Alexander, Burnaby, B.C. Northern League Quebec Capitales.
4 RHP Zach Murray, Edmonton, Alberta. CBL Calgary Outlaws.

SAVES
7 RP Julien Tucker, Chateauguay, Que., Northeast League Quebec Capitales (3) and CBL Trois Rivieres Saints (4).
5 RHP Sean Jones, Hamilton, Ont., Northern League Joliet Jackhammers (1) and CBL Niagara Stars (4)
2 RHP Donnie Smith, Winnipeg, Man., Northern League Winnipeg Goldeyes.
1 Several pitchers tied.