2006 Canadians in the Minors: Leaders

* LHP R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, BC) a New York Yankees farmhand was 6-4 with a 1.73 ERA at class-A Charleston and triple-A Columbus after starting the season pitching indy ball for Schaumburg, ,,,, 

By George Farelli 
2005 LEADERS
AVERAGE
.340 OF Sebastian Boucher (Mariners), Ottawa, Ont., Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Single-A Inland Empire ’66ers.
.338 INF Reed Eastley (Mariners), Brandon, Man., Rookie-Class Arizona League Mariners and Single-A Everett Aquasox.
.333 INF Emmanuel Garcia (Mets), Montreal, Que. Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Mets, Single-A St. Lucie Mets.
.319 INF Danny Klassen (Astros), Leamington, Ont., Triple-A Round Rock Express.
.311 C Russell Martin (Dodgers), Montreal, Que. Double-A Jacksonville Suns.

.304 INF Matt Rogelstad (Mariners), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A Inland Empire ’66ers.
.299 C George Kottaras (Padres), Markham, Ont., Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm and Double-A Mobile Bears.
.294 INF Scott Thorman (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Double-A Mississippi Braves and Triple-A Richmond Braves.
.288 C Jake Elder (Diamondbacks), Delta, B.C. Rookie-Class Missoula Osprey.
.282 OF Derran Watts (Mets) Brampton, Ont., Single-A Hagerstown Suns, Single-A St. Lucie Mets and Double-A Binghamton Mets.

HOME RUNS
30 OF Aaron Guiel (Royals) Langley, B.C., Triple-A Omaha Royals.
21 C Pete LaForest (Devil Rays), Hull, Que., Triple-A Durham Bulls.
21 INF Scott Thorman (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Double-A Mississippi Braves (15) and Triple-A Richmond Braves (6).
19 INF Simon Pond (Orioles), North Vancouver, B.C., Double-A Bowie Baysox.
17 INF Shawn Bowman (Mets), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A St. Lucie Mets.
17 INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A Sarasota Reds.

16 INF Emerson Frostad (Rangers),Calgary, Alta., Single-A Clinton Lumber Kings.
15 INF Danny Klassen (Astros), Leamington, Ont., Triple-A Round Rock Express.
11 C George Kottaras (Padres), Markham, Ont., Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm (9) and Double-A Mobile Bears (2).
10 INF Pat Scalabrini (Orioles), Sherbrooke, Que., Single-A Frederick Keys (3) and Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds (7).

RUNS BATTED IN
95 OF Aaron Guiel (Royals), Langley, B.C., Triple-A Omaha Royals.
92 INF Scott Thorman (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Double-A Mississippi Braves (65) and Triple-A Richmond Braves (27).
83 INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A Sarasota Reds.
76 INF Simon Pond (Orioles), North Vancouver, B.C., Double-A Bowie Baysox (75) and Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (1).
65 C George Kottaras (Padres), Markham, Ont. Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm (50) and Double-A Mobile Bears (15).

62 INF Emerson Frostad (Rangers) Calgary, Alta., Single-A Clinton Lumber Kings.
61 C Russell Martin (Dodgers), Montreal, Que., Double-A Jacksonville Suns.
55 OF Derran Watts (Mets), Brampton, Ont., Single-A Hagerstown Suns (40), Single-A St. Lucie Mets (14) and Double-A Binghamton Mets (1).
53 INF Shawn Bowman (Mets), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A St. Lucie Mets.
53 INF Danny Klassen (Astros), Leamington, Ont., Triple-A Round Rock Express.

HITS
164 INF Scott Thorman (Braves) Cambridge, Ont., Double-A Mississippi Braves (106) and Triple-A Richmond Braves (58).
137 INF Aaron Guiel (Royals), Langley B.C., Triple-A Omaha Royals.
133 OF Sebastian Boucher (Mariners), Ottawa, Ont., Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (58) and Single-A Inland Empire ’66ers (75).
133 INF Matt Rogelstad (Mariners), Coquitlan, B.C., Single-A Inland Empire ’66ers.
131 C George Kottaras (Padres), Markham, Ont., Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm (102) and Double-A Mobile Bears (29).

127 C Russell Martin (Dodgers) Montreal, Que., Double-A Jacksonville Suns.
119 INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A Sarasota Reds.
116 INF Emerson Frostad (Rangers), Calgary, Alta., Single-A Clinton Lumber Kings.
110 INF Simon Pond (Orioles), North Vancouver, B.C., Double-A Bowie Baysox (108) and Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (2).
109 INF Danny Klassen (Astros), Leamington, Ont., Triple-A Round Rock Express.

EARNED RUN AVERAGE
(Minimum 40 Innings Pitched)
1.39 RHP Jon Lockwood (Mariners), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Everett Aquasox and Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
1.53 RHP Adam Hawes (Twins), Victoria Harbour, Ont. Rookie-Class Elizabethton Twins.
3.07 RHP Chris Begg (Giants), Sunderland, Ont., Double-A Norwich Navigators.
3.54 RHP John Hurd (White Sox), Trail, B.C., Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators.
3.72 LHP Jordan Gerk (Cubs), Kelowna, B.C., Single-A Daytona Cubs.

3.75 RHP Karl Gelinas (Angels), Montreal, Que., Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels and Triple-A Salt Lake Stingers.
3.80 RHP T.J. Burton (Indians) Ottawa, Ont., Single-A Lake County Captains.
4.03 RHP Vince Perkins (Blue Jays), Victoria, B.C., Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
4.12 LHP Adam Loewen (Orioles), Surrey, B.C., Single-A Frederick Keys.
4.14 RHP Scott Mathieson (Phillies) Aldergrove, B.C., Single-A Clearwater Thrashers.

WINS
12 RHP Karl Gelinas (Angels), Montreal, Que., Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels (11) and Triple-A Salt Lake Stingers (1).
10 LHP Adam Loewen (Orioles), Surrey, B.C., Single-A Frederick Keys.
9 RHP James Henderson (Nationals), Calgary, Alta., Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats.
9 RHP Michel Simard (Angels) Charlesbourg, Que., Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels (6) and Single-A Rancho Cucamunga Quakes (3).
8 RHP Chris Begg (Giants), Sunderland, Ont., Double-A Norwich Navigators.

7 RHP John Hurd (White Sox), Trail, B.C., Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators.
7 RHP Brooks McNiven (Giants), Vernon, B.C., Single-A San Jose Giants.
7 RHP Mike Meyers (Brewers), Tillsonburg, Ont., Triple-A Nashville Sounds.
7 RHP Vince Perkins (Blue Jays), Victoria, B.C., Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
7 LHP A.J. Wideman (Blue Jays), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Lansing Lugnuts.

SAVES
15 RHP Robbie Findlay (Devil Rays), Etobicoke, Ont., Rookie-Class Princeton Devil Rays.
7 RHP Jordan Thompson (Giants), Ottawa, Ont., Rookie Class, Arizona League Giants.
7 RHP Cory Stuart (Yankees), White Rock, B.C., Single-A Staten Island Yankees.
5 RHP Matt Kniginysky (Royals), Mississauga, Ont., Rookie-Class, Idaho Falls Chukars.
4 RHP John Hurd (White Sox), Trail, B.C., Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators.

3 RHP Jon Lockwood (Mariners), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
3 RHP Steve Green (Tigers), Longueuil, Que., Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (2) and Double A, Akron Aeros (1).
2 RHP John Ogiltree (Nationals), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Potomac Nationals.
2 RHP T.J. Burton (Indians) Ottawa, Ont., Single-A Lake County Captains.
2 RHP Michel Simard (Angels), Charlesbourg, Que., Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels.

INDEPENDENT LEAGUE LEADERS
AVERAGE
(Minimum of 100 At Bats)
.344 OF Mike Galloway, St. Thomas, Ont., Florence Freedom.
.319 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta., Somerset Patriots.
.307 OF Kyle Leon, Guelph, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
.301 INF Brandon Kaye, Saltspring Island, B.C., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
.298 C Olivier Lepine, Charlesbourg, Que., Quebec Capitales.

.295 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
.290 OF Kris Cox, Delta, B.C., St. Paul Saints.
.286 INF Stubby Clapp, Windsor, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
.283 INF Kevin Nicholson, Surrey, B.C., Somerset Patriots.
.278 INF Max Poulin, St. Eustache, Que., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

HOME RUNS
28 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta., Somerset Patriots.
24 OF Mike Galloway, St. Thomas, Ont., Florence Freedom.
14 INF Todd Betts, Scarborough, Ont., Somerset Patriots.
12 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
11 INF Kevin Nicholson, Surrey, B.C., Somerset Patriots.
11 INF Brandon Kaye, Saltspring Island, B.C., Edmonton Cracker Cats.

9 OF Kyle Leon, Guelph, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
6 C Olivier Lepine, Charlesbourg, Que., Quebec Capitales.
6 INF Chris Becker, Guelph, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
5 INF Max Poulin, St. Eustache, Que., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

RUNS BATTED IN
89 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta., Somerset Patriots.
74 INF Kevin Nicholson, Surrey, B.C., Somerset Patriots.
71 OF Mike Galloway, St. Thomas, Ont., Florence Freedom.
66 INF Todd Betts, Scarborough, Ont., Somerset Patriots.
59 INF Brandon Kaye, Saltspring Island, B.C., Edmonton Cracker Cats.

55 OF Kris Cox, Delta, B.C., St. Paul Saints.
54 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
48 C Olivier Lepine, Charlesbourg, Que., Quebec Captitales.
45 INF Chris Becker, Guelph, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
44 OF Kyle Leon, Guelph, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.

HITS
153 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta., Somerset Patriots.
120 INF Mike Galloway, St. Thomas, Ont., Florence Freedom.
115 INF Todd Betts, Scarborough, Ont., Somerset Patriots.
113 INF Kevin Nicholson, Surrey, B.C., Somerset Patriots.
108 OF Kris Cox, Delta, B.C., St. Paul Saints.

103 INF Brandon Kaye, Saltspring Island, B.C., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
100 OF Kyle Leon, Guelph, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
100 INF Stubby Clapp, Windsor, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
100 INF Geoff McCallum, London, Ont., Schaumburg Flyers.

EARNED RUN AVERAGE
(Minimum 40 Innings Pitched)
2.72 RHP Stephen Spragg, Cherry Hill, Ont., Washington Wild Things.
2.93 LHP Mike Kusiewicz, Nepean, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
3.18 LHP Danny Prata, Repentigny, Que., Quebec Capitales.
3.27 RHP R.J. Swindle, Vancouver, B.C., Schaumburg Flyers.
3.67 RHP Brett Lawson, Mississauga, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats

3.73 RHP Tanner Watson, Arnprior, Ont., Rockford Riverhawks.
3.86 RHP Julien Tucker, LaSalle, Que., Quebec Capitales.
4.18 RHP Phil Sobkow, Calder, Sask., Winnipeg Goldeyes.
4.80 RHP Jeff Brewer, Bathurst, N.B., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
5.12 RHP Mark Ion, Vancouver, B.C., Camden Riversharks.

WINS
7 RHP Reggie Rivard, Bonnyville, Alta., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
7 RHP Julien Tucker, LaSalle, Que., Quebec Capitales.
6 RHP Phil Sobkow, Calder, Sask. Winnipeg Goldeyes (Also two wins at Single-A Columbus.).
6 RHP R.J. Swindle, Vancouver, B.C., Schaumburg Flyers.
6 RHP Brad Rogers, Nanaimo, B.C., Calgary Vipers.

5 LHP Danny Prata, Repentigny, Que., Quebec Capitales.
5 RHP Brett Lawson, Mississauga, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
5 LHP Jordy Alexander, Burnaby, B.C., Chico Outlaws (4) and New Haven County Cutters (1).
4 (Tie) RHP Jeff Brewer, Bathurst, N.B., Edmonton Cracker Cats; RHP Stephen Spragg, Cherry Hill, Ont., Washington Wild Things; and RHP Tanner Watson, Arnprior, Ont., Rockford Riverhawks.

SAVES
12 RHP Stephen Spragg, Cherry Hill, Ont., Washington Wild Things.
11 RHP Donnie Smith, Winnipeg, Man., Winnipeg Goldeyes.
4 RHP Scott Richmond, Langley, B.C., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
3 LHP Aric Van Gaalen, Edmonton, Alta., Edmonton Cracker Cars.
3 RHP Clinton Hosford, North Vancouver, B.C., Elmira Pioneers.
1 RHP Ryan Brnardic, LaSalle, Ont., Winnipeg Goldeyes.
1 RHP Julien Tucker, LaSalle, Que., Quebec Capitales.