2008 Canadians in the Minors

  * RP  Bryan Dumesnil  (Nanaimo, BC) had 11 saves at Double-A Mississippi and Single-A Myrtle Beach.

* RP Bryan Dumesnil (Nanaimo, BC) had 11 saves at Double-A Mississippi and Single-A Myrtle Beach.

119 Canadians played in the in the minors in 2008, while another 58 played in independent leagues and four in foreign leagues

By George Farelli

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

INF David Cooper, Edmonton, Alta. (.252 batting average, zero homers, 16 RBIs) Single-A Yakima Bears.

RHP Jordan Meaker, Burlington, Ont. (1-1 won-loss record, six saves, 1.47 earned run average) Single-A Yakima Bears.

 

ATLANTA BRAVES

O-INF-OF Scott Thorman, Cambridge, Ont. (.251, 19, 56) Triple-A Richmond Braves.

LHP Bryan Dumesnil, Nanaimo, B.C. (2-1, 4.41, one save) Double-A Mississippi Braves; (3-0, 10 saves 1.29) Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

LHP Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ontario (12-2, 2.79) Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans; (3-1, 3.08) Single-A Rome Braves.

RHP David Francis, Mississauga, Ont. (5-3, 2.35) Rookie-Class Danville Braves.

 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

X-OF Adam Stern, London, Ont. (.221, 1, 8) Triple-A Norfolk Tides.

OF Sebastian Boucher, Ottawa, Ont., (.267, 10, 29) Double-A Bowie Baysox; (.282, 0, 5) Triple-A Norfolk Tides.

* LHP Adam Loewen, Surrey, B.C. (1-0, 1.35) Double-A Bowie Baysox; (0-0, 0.00) Single-A Frederick Keys.

RHP John Mariotti, Toronto, Ont. (3-2, 3.74) Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds.

 

BOSTON RED SOX

C George Kottaras, Markham, Ont. (.243, 22, 65) Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.

RHP Jason Blackey, Squamish, B.C. (8-4, 3.65, seven saves) Single-A Lancaster Jethawks.

 

CHICAGO CUBS

* RHP Rich Harden, Victoria, B.C. (1-0, 0.00) Single-A Stockton Ports; (0-0, 2.45) Triple-A Sacremento River Cats.

RHP James Henderson, Calgary, Alberta (0-1, one save, 0.00) Double-A Tennesee Smokies; (0-0, 15.00) Triple-A, Iowa Cubs;

O-C Chris Robinson, Dorchester, Ont. (.214, 1, 19) Double-A Tennessee Smokes.

X-RHP Tanner Watson, Arnprior, Ont. (1-3, 5.65) Double-A Tennessee Smokes.

OF James Adduci, Burnaby, B.C. (.290, 3, 48) Single-A Daytona Cubs.

 

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

C Cole Armstrong, Surrey, B.C. (.275, 2, 15) Triple-A Charlotte Knights; (.252, 6, 31) Double-A Birmingham Barons.

RHP Henry Mabee, Victoria, B.C. (3-1, 4.50, three saves) Single-A Winston Salem Warthogs; (0-0, 1.33, 17 saves), Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators.

 

CINCINNATI REDS

O-RHP James Avery, Moose Jaw, Sask. (7-8, 4.89) Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts.

LHP Phillipe Alexandre Valiquette, St. Laurent, Que (2-2, 3.92, two saves) Single-A Sarasota Reds; (0-1, one save, 3.12) Single-A Dayton Dragons.

R-RHP Kyle Lotzkar, Tsawwassen, BC (2-3, 3.58) Single-A Dayton Dragons.

C Jordan Wideman, Mississauga, Ont. (.254, 1, 202) Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs.

RHP Michael Henry, Sarnia, Ont. (1-4, 7.76) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Reds.

 

RHP Even Hildenbrandt, Abbotsford, B.C. (0-1, 5.00) Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs; (4-2, 2.67) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Reds.

 

CLEVELAND INDIANS

O-RHP T.J. Burton, Ottawa, Ont. (2-2, 3.90) Double-A Akron Aeros.

O-OF Nick Weglarz, Stevensville, Ont., (.272, 10, 41) Single-A Kinston Indians.

 

COLORADO ROCKIES

C Lars Davis, Grande Prairie, Alta. (.250, 5, 27) Single-A Asheville Tourists

 

DETROIT TIGERS

C Max St. Pierre, Pintenre, Que. (.213, 2, 16) Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens; (.250, 6, 31) Double-A Erie SeaWolves.

SS Cale Iorg, Toronto, Ont. (.251, 10, 47) Single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers.

INF Mike Gosse, Pitt Meadows, BC (.277, 1, 35) Single-A Oneonta Tigers.

INF Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC (.179, 1, 8) Single-A Lakeland Tigers; (.243, 1, 22) Single-A Gulf Coast Tigers.

 

FLORIDA MARLINS

INF Chris Barnwell Shelburne, N.S. (.276, 6, 42) Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes.

RHP Chris Leroux, Mississauga, Ont. (6-7, 3.65, one save) Single-A Jupiter Hammerheads.

INF Mitch MacDonald, Regina, Sask. (.245, 3, 7) Single-A Jamestown Jammers.

 

HOUSTON ASTROS

INF Danny Klassen, Leamington, Ont. (.219, 1, 15) Triple-A Round Rock Express.

O-OF Jimmy VanOstrand, Richmond, BC, (.292, 7, 64) Single-A Salem Avalanche; (.160, 0, 4) Double-A Corpus Christie Hooks.

 

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

RHP Matt Kniginyzky, Mississauga, Ont. (9-8, 3.57) Single-A Wilmington Royals.

INF-DH Devery Van de Keere, Barrhead, Alta. (.280, 6, 28) Rookie-Class Idaho Falls Chukkars.

RHP Mitch Hodge-Neilsen, Vancouver, B.C. (0-4, 9.79) Rookie-Class Arizona League Royals.

 

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

OF Terrell Alliman, Waterloo, Ont. (.339, 1, 39) Rookie-Class Arizona League Angels.

INF Marcel Champagine, Bolton, Ont.  (.357, 0, 1) Rookie-Class, Orem Owls.

 

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

LHP Eric Cyr, Montreal, Que. (2-2, 9.00, one save) Triple-A Las Vegas 51’s; (1-0, 1.50) Double-A Jacksonville Suns; (1-2, 3.79) Single-A Ingland Empire 66s; (1-0, 6.75) Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

INF Kyle Orr, Victoria, B.C. (.225, 5, 24) Rookie-Class Ogden Raptors.

 

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

RHP Alexandre Periard, St. Eustache, Que. (2-4, 5.68) Double-A Huntsville Stars. (9-6, 3.51) Single-A Brevard County Manatees.

RHP John Axford, Port Dover, Ont. (5-10, 4.55) Single-A Brevard County Manatees.

INF Taylor Green, Comox, B.C. (.289, 15, 73) Single-A Brevard County Manatees.

OF Chris Dennis, Amherstberg, Ont. (.253, 12, 30) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

INF Brock Kjeldgaard, London, Ont. (.278, 14, 65) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

 

RHP Adam Arnold, London, Ont. (3-2, 3.20, five saves) Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

INF Cameron Robulack, Toronto, Ont. (.229, 0, 10) Rookie-Class Arizona League Brewers.

W-RHP Stosh Wawrzasek, Langley, B.C. ( 0-3, 6.94) Rookie-Class, Arizona-League Brewers.

3B Joey Paciorek, Maple RIdge, BC (.165, 0, 3) Rookie-Class Arizona League Brewers.

W -RHP Nick Bucci, Sarnia, Ont. (0-3, 7.36) Rookie-Class, Arizona-League Brewers.

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

OF Rene Tosoni, Coquitlam, B.C. (.300, 1, 19) Single-A Ft. Myers Miracle; (.667, 1, 3) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Twins.

INF Janathan Waltenbury, Whitby, Ont. (.319, 10, 45) Rookie-Class Elizabethton Twins.

 

NEW YORK METS

C Mike Nickeas, Vancouver, B.C. (.215, 2, 17) Triple-A New Orleans Zephyr; (.200, 1, 4) Double-A BinghamtonMets;

O-INF Emmanuel Garcia, Montreal, Que. (.244, 4, 40) Double-A Binghamton Mets.

INF Jonathan Malo, Laval, Que. (.261, 4, 30) Double-A Binghamton Mets.

INF Shawn Bowman, Coquitlam, B.C. (.248, 2, 10) Double-A Binghamton Mets; (.340, 2, 11) Single-A St. Lucie Mets.

C Jean-Luc Blaquiere, Legardeur, Que. (.271, 3, 18) Single-A Kingsport Mets.

RHP Guillaume Leduc, Boucherville, Que. (3-4, 4.24, one save) Rookie-Class Kingsport Mets.

RHP Stephen Puhl, Melville, Sask. (0-2, 4.35) Single-A Savannah SandGnats; (3-0, 2.40) Rookie-Class Kingsport Mets.

OF Matt McCarney, Kanata, Ont. (.107, 0, 5) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Mets.

 

NEW YORK YANKEES

INF Mitch Delaney, Lasalle, Ont. (.237, 0, 7) Rookie-Class, Gulf Coast Yankees.

 

OAKLAND A’s

RHP Jamie Richmond, Mississauga, Ont. (7-11, 4.79) Single-A Kane County Cougars.

RHP Mathieu Poirier, Montreal, Que. (1-0, 0.93) Single-A Vancouver Canadians; (0-1, 7.89) Rookie-Class Arizona Athletics.

 

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

O-RHP R.J. Swindle, Vancouver, B.C. (2-1, one save, 1.98) Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs; (1-0, 0.54) Double-A Reading Phillies.

X-C Pete LaForest, Hull, Que. (.067, 0, 0) Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

O-RHP Steve Green, Longueuil, Que. (5-1, 3.09) Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

C John Suomi, Etobicoke, Ont. (.244, 1, 9) Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs; (.236, 3, 13) Double-A Reading Phillies.

RHP Chris Kissock, Fruitvale, B.C. (4-5, 4.37, three saves) Single-A Lakewood Blueclaws.!

 

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

O-LHP David Davidson, Thorold, Ont. (4-2, 3.34) Double-A Altoona Curve.

OF Jamie Romak, London, Ont. (.208, 7, 23) Double-A Altoona Curve; (.279, 18, 57) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats.

RHP Tom Boleska, Burlington, Ont. (3-3, five saves, 2.36) Single-A Hickory Crawdads; (1-0, 0.00) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats.

RHP Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. (3-2, one save, 6.67) Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats; (5-4, 6.30) Single-A Hickory Crawdads.

C Josue Peley, Montreal, Que. (.191, 0, 10) Single-A State College Spikes.

 

RHP Ivan Rusova, Toronto, Ont. (1-0. 3.00) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Pirates.

 

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

RHP Blake Hawksworth, North Vancouver, B.C. (5-7, 6.09) Triple-A Memphis Redbirds; (0-0, 0.00) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Cardinals.

X-RHP Adam Daniels, Vancouver, BC (1-4, 5.82) Single-A Palm Beach Cardinals; (1-1, 6.45) Double-A Springfield Cardinals.

 

SAN DIEGO PADRES

* C Luke Carlin, Aylmer, Que. (.261, 4, 19) Triple-A Portland Beavers.

X-C Matt Stocco, Guelph, Ont. (.212, 1, 2) Double-A San Antonio Mission; (.250, 0, 1) Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm.

RHP Derek McDaid, Barrie, Ont. (0-1, 5.29) Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm; (3-2, 3.89, two saves) Single-A Ft. Wayne Wizards.

LHP Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. (1-0, 0.00) Rookie-Class Arizona League Padres.

 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

O-RHP Brooks McNiven, Vernon, BC (2-2, 1.84) Double-A Connecticut Defenders; (0-2, 11.12) Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.

RHP Dave McKae, Edmonton, Alta. (8-9, 4.57) Double-A Connecticut Defenders.

INF Skyler Stromsmoe, Etzikom, Alta. (.250, 0, 0) Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes; (.216, 0, 0) Single-A Augusta Greenjackets.

O, X-RHP Chris Begg, Sunderland, Ont. (1-1, 6.43) Single-A San Jose Giants; (0-0, 4.50) Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

RHP Morgan Brinson, Langley, B.C. (0-0, 54.00) Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

 

INF Aaron Hornostaj, Waterloo, Ont. (.250, 0, 0) Rookie-Class, Rookie-Class Arizona League Giants.

 

SEATTLE MARINERS

O-INF Mike Saunders, Victoria, BC (.243, 3, 16) Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers; (.290, 8, 30) Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx.

RHP Aaron Cotter, Kitimat, BC. (0-0, 12.60) Double-A West TennesseeDiamond Jaxx; (3-5, 3.47, eight saves) Single-A High Desert Mavericks.

C-OF Tyson Gillies, Langley, BC (.313, 2, 22) Single-A Everett Aquasox; (.233, 0, 1) Single-A High Desert Mavericks.

RHP Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. (4-4, 2.75, two saves) Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

RHP Kyle Haas, Pitt Meadows, B.C. (4-5, 7.04) Rookie-Class Pulaski Mariners.

 

RHP Colin Buckborough, Niagara Falls, Ont. (1-3, 6.53, two saves) Rookie-Class Arizona Mariners.

 

TAMPA BAY RAYS

RHP Brad Furdal, Ancaster, Ont. (2-1, 5.52) Rookie- Class Princeton Devil Rays.

 

TEXAS RANGERS

O-C-INF Emerson Frostad, Calgary, Alta. (.260, 6, 40) Double A Frisco Roughriders; (.143, 1, 2) Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks..

OF Tim Smith, Toronto, Ont. (.300, 13, 70) Single-A Clinton Lumber Kings.

 

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

* RHP Scott Richmond, Langley, B.C. (1-3, 3.56) Triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs; (5-8, 4.92) Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

2B Scott Campbell, Vancouver, BC (.302, nine, 46) Double-A New Hampshire.

O-C David Corrente, Chatham, Ont. (.236, 5, 14) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

LHP Aaron Wideman, Mississauga, Ont. (7-5, 4.40) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays; (3-8, 6.39) Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

OF Chris Emanuele, Mississauga, Ont. (.245, 8, 49) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

 

OF Jonathan Baksh, Mississauga, Ont. (.298, 2, 10) Single-A Lansing Lugnuts; (.333, 0, 1) Single-A AuburnDoubledays.

RHP Tystan Magnuson, Vancouver, B.C. (0-9, 5.40) Single-A Lansing Lugnuts.

RHP Brad Cuthbertson, Edmonton, Alta. (1-1, 6.91) Single-A Lansing Lugnuts

C Joel Collins, Richmond Hill, Ont. (.326, 3, 21) Single-A Auburn Doubledays; (.500, 0, 1) Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays; (.083, 1, 1) Single-A Lansing Lugnuts.

X-INF Steve Condotta, Mississauga, Ont. (.167, 0, 2) Single-A Auburn Doubledays.

 

INF Kevin Dennis-Fortier, Quebec City, Que. (.250, 1, 3) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

INF Kyle Gilligan, Etobicoke, Ont. (.282, 1, 15) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

W-OF Mike Crouse, Port Moody, B.C. (.133, 0, 0) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

X-RHP Michael Lynch, Brockville, Ont. (0-0, 3.00) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

OF Brad McElroy, St. Thomas, Ontario (.241, 1, 8) Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

 

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

* RHP Shawn Hill, Georgetown, Ont. (0-1, 7.50) Triple-A Columbus Clippers; (1-0, 0.00) Single-A Potomac Nationals.

* INF Peter Orr, Richmond Hill, Ont. (.275, 2, 33) Triple-A Columbus Clippers.

O-INF Matt Rogelstad, Coquitlam, B.C. (.277, 8, 44) Single-A Potomac Nationals; (.311, 0, 8) Double-A Harrisburg Senators.

RHP Jamie, Lehman, Brampton, Ont. (1-3, 6.00) Single-A Hagerstown Suns.

X-LHP Kai Tuomi, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (1-1. 5.40) Single-A Hagerstown Suns.

 

* – Denotes player has been, or is currently with the parent Major League team.

R – Indicates player is on a rehab assignment, or on the disabled list.

X – Means player has been released.

S – Indicates player is currently on the suspended or restricted List.

O – Denotes players who have joined Team Canada for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

W – Indicates players with the Team Canada at the World Tournament in Edmonton.

 

FOREIGN LEAGUES

JAPANESE CENTRAL LEAGUE

R-OF Aaron Guiel, Langley, B.C. (.200, 11, 35) Yakult Swallows.

 

TAIWANESE LEAGUE

O-RHP Mike Johnson, Edmonton, Alta. (1-0, 2.10) La New Bears.

 

MEXICAN LEAGUE

X-RHP Adam Daniels, Vancouver, B.C. (0-4, 4.66) Petroleros de Minatitlan.

 

DUTCH  PREMIERE  LEAGUE

RHP Marek Deska, Mississauga, Ont. (2-8, 4.85) MediaMonks RCH.

 

INDEPENDENT LEAGUES

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION

RHP Dustin Bolton, Calgary, Alta. (4-8, 5.21) St. Paul Saints.

RHP Kevin Cheppenko, Thunder Bay, Ont. (3-1, 3.82, two saves) Wichita Wingnuts; (0-3, 10.70) Sioux Falls Canaries.

OF Ben Van Iderstine, Regina, Sask. (.315, 4, 47) Sioux Falls Canaries.

 

ATLANTIC LEAGUE

INF Anthony Granato, Toronto, Ont.  (.000, 0, 0) Somerset Patriots; (.322, 14, 62) Atlantic City Surf.

S-RHP Aaron Myette, New Westminster, B.C. (6-7, 5.89) York Revolution.

C Jamie Pogue, Guelph, Ont. (.247, 9, 38) Long Island Ducks.

O-OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta. (.280, 9, 34) Somerset Patriots.

 

CAN AM LEAGUE

O-RHP Chris Begg, Sunderland, Ont. (0-1, 12.71) Quebec Capitales.

X-C Maxime Bouchard, Louiseville, Que. (.212, 0, 2) Ottawa Rapidz.

X-LHP Eric Cyr, Montreal, Que. (3-1, 1.90) Quebec Capitales.

C Patrick D’Aoust, Montreal, Que. (.213, 1, 22) Quebec Capitales.

INF Patrick Deschenes, Quebec City, Que. (.3-1, 10, 67) Quebec Capitales.

 

X-RHP Daniel Desclouds, Stittsville, Ont. (0-0, 0.00) Ottawa Rapidz.

OF Greg Dumouchel, Metcalf, Ont. (.191, 1, 4) Ottawa Rapidz.

RHP Karl Gelinas, Iberville, Que. (2-1, 4.62) Quebec Capitales.

INF Issael Gonzalez, Montreal, Que. (.271, 0, 22) Quebec Capitales.

RHP Adam Hawes, Penatanguishene, Ont. (4-13, 6.94) Ottawa Rapidz.

 

RHP Mark James, Whitby, Ont. (4-1, 3.02, one save) Quebec Capitales.

LHP Mikey Kusiewicz, Ottawa, Ont. (3-8, 4.05) Ottawa Rapidz.

INF Eddie Lantigua, Quebec City, Que. (.307, 9, 60) Quebec Capitales.

X-RHP Karl Mejlholm, Nanaimo, B.C. (1-0, 6.39) Ottawa Rapidz.

X-RHP Erik Nadon, Montreal, Que. (1-4, 6.57, one save) Quebec Capitales.

 

X-DH-OF Sambu Ndungidi, Pierrefonds, Que. (.100, 0, 1) Ottawa Rapidz.

X-LHP Jason Pilkington, St. Catharines, Ont. (1-0, 2.77) Ottawa Rapidz.

LHP Fraser Robinson, Ottawa, Ont. (4-8, 5.06) Ottawa Rapidz.

INF Jean-Michel Rochon-Salvas, Longueuil, Que. (.259, 2, 29) Quebec Capitales.

INF Pat Scalabrini, Waterville, Que. (.270, 14, 57) Quebec Capitales.

 

RHP Michel Simard, Charlesbourg, Que. (13-2, 2.32) Quebec Capitales.

LHP Matt Tosoni, Whtiby, Ont.  (1-0, 2.57) Ottawa Rapidz.

X-OF Nick Trainor, Montreal, Que. (.000, 0, 0) Ottawa Rapidz.

C Josh Vander Hay, Calgary, Alta. (.193, 6, 14) Brockton Rox.

RHP Tanner Watson, Arnprior, Ont. (3-7, 5.24) Ottawa Rapidz.

 

CONTINENTAL LEAGUE

X-OF Drew Taddia, Calgary, Alta. (.157, 0, 0) Bay Area Toros.

 

FRONTIER LEAGUE

X-RHP Ryan Brnardic, LaSalle, Ont. (0-0, 8.10) Rockford RiverHawks.

RHP Mike Damchuk, Corruna, Ont. (3-6, 5.23) Evansville Otters.

INF Justin Randall, Sarnia, Ont. (.209, 0, 11) Florence Freedom; (.323, 0, 24) Evansville Otters.

X-INF Rob Recuenco, Vancouver, BC (.000, 0, 0) Rockford RiverHawks.

RHP Stephen Spragg, Cherry Hill, Ont. (2-1, 4.48) Chillicothe Paints.

 

X-OF-DH Corey Stang, Surrey, BC (.282, 2, 17) Windy City Thunderbolts; (.210, 1, 5) Rockford RiverHawks.

LHP Drew Taylor, Toronto, Ont. (1-0, 2.77) Traverse City Beach Bums.

LHP Kai Tuomi, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (3-5, 4.29) Evansville Otters; ( 2-1, 4.34 ERA ) Gary Railcats.

RHP Mat Wilson, Toronto, Ont. (1-2, 4.91) Rockford RiverHawks.

 

GOLDEN LEAGUE

LHP Jordy Alexander, Burnaby, B.C. (4-3, 7.04) Calgary Vipers.

RHP Chris Cullen, Tecumseh, Ont. (5-1, 3.20) Edmonton Cracker Cats.

X-INF David Detienne, Dartmouth, N.S. (.308, 0, 1) Edmonton Cracker Cats.

INF Travis Drader, Calgary, Alta. (.280, 9, 52) Calgary Vipers.

OF Theo Fleury, Oxbow, Sask. (.333, 0, 0) Calgary Vipers.

 

LHP Geoff Freeborn, Airdrie, Alta. (3-1, one save, 7.36) Calgary Vipers.

C Jordan Lundberg, Midhurst, Ont. (.258, 7, 33) Edmonton Cracker Cats.

OF Drew Miiller, Medicine Hat, Alta. (.343, 19, 70) Calgary Vipers.

OF Colin Moro, Calgary, Alta. (.325, 2, 40) Calgary Vipers.

X-RHP Jason Neufeld, Hanover, Ont. (0-0, 3.38) Calgary Vipers.

 

DH Dillon O’Krane, Langley, B.C. (1.000, 0, 1) Calgary Vipers.

RHP Reggie Rivard, Bonnyville, Alta. (4-1, 6.15) Calgary Vipers.

RHP Phil Sobkow, Calder, Sask. (1-4, 10.03) Calgary Vipers; (1-1, 5.68) Edmonton Cracker Cats.

 

NORTHERN LEAGUE

X-RHP Adam Garner, Toronto, Ont. (0-2, 8.23) Kansas City T-Bones.

RHP Brett Lawson, Mississauga, Ont. (7-5, 5.49) Fargo-Morehead Redhawks.

INF Geoff McCallum, London, Ont. (.284, 3, 45) Kansas City T-Bones.

X-RHP Vince Perkins, Victoria, B.C. (3-0, 2.43) Joliette Jackhammers; (0-1, 7.97) Camden Riversharks.

INF Max Poulin, St. Eustache, Que. (.268, 6, 32) Winnipeg Goldeyes.

 

TOP TEN LISTS

AFFILIATED  PLAYERS

BATTING AVERAGE 
(Minimum of 100 At Bats )

.339 _ OF  Terrell ALLIMAN (Angels), Waterloo, Ont., Rookie-Class, Arizona League Angels.
.315 _ OF  Rene TOSONI (Twins), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A Ft. Myers Miracle.
.302 _ 2B  Scott CAMPBELL (Blue Jays), Vancouver, BC, Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
.302 _ OF-C Tyson GILLIES (Mariners),  Langley, B.C., Single-A Everett Aquasox, Single-A High Desert Mavericks.
.300 _ OF Tim SMITH (Rangers), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Clinton Lumberkings.

.299 _ OF Jonathan BAKSH (Blue Jays), Mississauga, Ont. Single-A Lansing Lugnuts, SIngle-A Auburn Doubledays.
.296 _ C Joel COLLINS (Blue Jays), Richmond Hill, Ont., Single-A Auburn Doubledays, Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays, SIngle-A Lansing Lugnuts.
.290 _ OF James ADDUCI (Cubs ), Burnaby, B.C. Single-A  Daytona Cubs.
.290 _ INF Shawn BOWMAN (Mets ), Coquitlam, B.C. Double-A Binghamton Mets, Single-A St. Lucie Mets.
.289 _ INF Taylor GREEN (Brewers ), Comox, B.C. Single-A Brevard County Manatees.
.284 _ OF Jimmy VANOSTRAND (Astros), Richmond, B.C. Single-A Salem Avalanche, Double-A, Corpus Christie Hooks.
.282 _ INF Kyle GILLIGAN (Blue Jays ), Etobicoke, Ont., Rookie-Class, Gulf Coast Blue Jays.
.281 _ INF Matt ROGELSTAD (Nationals ), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A Potomac Nationals, Double-A Harrisburg Senators.

RUNS  SCORED

81 _ OF  James ADDUCI (Cubs), Burnaby, B.C. Single-A Daytona Cubs.
73 _ INF Chris EMANUELE (Blue Jays), Mississauga, Ont. Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.
73 _ OF  Jamie ROMAK (Pirates), London, Ont., Double-A Altoona Curve (15 ), Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (58).
70 _ 2B  Scott CAMPBELL (Blue Jays), Vancouver, BC, Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
68 _ OF Nick WEGLARZ  (Indians), Stevensville, Ont., Single-A  Kinston Indians.

67  _ OF Tim SMITH  ( Rangers ), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Clinton Lumberkings.
63  _ C George KOTTARAS  (Red Sox), Markham, Ont., Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.
61  _ OF Sebastian BOUCHER (Orioles), Ottawa, Ont., Double-A Bowie Baysox (47), Triple-A Norfolk Tide (14).
61 _ INF  Cale IORG  (Tigers), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Lakeland Tigers.
58 _ INF Mike SAUNDERS (Mariners), Victoria, B.C., Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers (12), Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (46).
55 _ INF Brock KJELDGAARD  (Brewers), London, Ont., Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.
51 _ INF Emmanuel GARCIA (Mets), Montreal, Que., Double-A Binghamton Mets.
51 _ C-3B Emerson FROSTAD (Rangers), Calgary, Alta., Double-A Frisco Roughriders (50), Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks (1).

HITS

144 _ OF Tim SMITH  (Rangers), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Clinton Lumberkings.
133 _ OF James ADDUCI (Cubs), Burnaby, B.C. Single-A Daytona Cubs.
126 _ 2B  Scott CAMPBELL (Blue Jays), Vancouver, BC, Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
121 _ INF Taylor GREEN (Brewers), Comox, B.C. Single-A Brevard County Manatees.
110 _ OF Jimmy VANOSTRAND (Astros), Richmond, B.C., Single-A Salem Avalanche (106), Double-A, Corpus Christie Hooks ( 4 ).

108 _ INF Chris EMANUELE (Blue Jays), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.
106 _ OF Jamie ROMAK  (Pirates), London, Ont., Double-A Altoona Curve (25), Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (81).
105 _ INF Matt ROGELSTAD (Nationals), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A Potomac Nationals (91), Double-A Harrisburg Senators (14).
102 _ OF Nick WEGLARZ  (Indians), Stevensville, Ont. Single-A  Kinston Indians.
97 _ OF Scott THORMAN (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Triple-A Richmond Braves.
96 _ INF Cale IORG  (Tigers ), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers.
95  _ INF Mike SAUNDERS (Mariners), Victoria, B.C., Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers (23), Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx ( 72 ).

 

HOME  RUNS

25 _ OF Jamie ROMAK (Pirates ), London, Ont., Double A Altoona Curve (7) and Lynchburg Hillcats (18).
22 _ C George KOTTARAS  (Red Sox), Markham, Ont., Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.
19 _ OF Scott THORMAN (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Triple-A Richmond Braves.
15 _ INF Taylor GREEN (Brewers), Comox, B.C.,  Single-A Brevard County Manatees.
14 _ INF Brock KJELDGAARD  (Brewers), London, Ont., Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

13 _ OF Tim SMITH  (Rangers), Toronto, Ont. Single-A Clinton Lumberkings.
12 _ OF  Chris DENNIS (Brewers), Amherstburg, Ont., Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.
11 _ INF Mike SAUNDERS (Mariners), Victoria, B.C., Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers (3), Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (8).
10 _ OF Nick WEGLARZ  (Indians), Stevensville, Ont., Single-A  Kinston Indians.
10 _ INF Cale IORG  (Tigers), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers.
10 _ OF Sebastian BOUCHER (Orioles ), Ottawa, Ont., Double A Bowie Baysox.

 

RUNS  BATTED  IN

80 _ OF Jamie ROMAK (Pirates), London, Ont., Double-A Altoona Curve (2 ) and Lynchburg Hillcats (57).
73 _ INF Taylor GREEN (Brewers), Comox, B.C., Single-A Brevard County Manatees.
70 _ OF Tim SMITH (Rangers), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Clinton Lumberkings.
68 _ OF Jimmy VANOSTRAND (Astros), Richmond, B.C., Single-A Salem Avalanche (64), Double-A, Corpus Christie Hooks (4).
65 _ C George KOTTARAS  (Red Sox), Markham, Ont., Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.
65 _ INF Brock KJELDGAARD  (Brewers), London, Ont., Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

56 _ OF Scott THORMAN (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Triple-A Richmond Braves.
52 _ INF Matt ROGELSTAD (Nationals), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A Potomac Nationals (44), Double-A Harrisburg Senators (8).
49 _ INF Chris EMANUELE (Blue Jays), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.
48 _ OF James ADDUCI (Cubs), Burnaby, B.C., Single-A Daytona Cubs.
48 _ C Cole ARMSTRONG (White Sox), Surrey, B.C., Triple-A Charlotte Knights (17), Double-A Birmingham Barons (31).

PITCHING
EARNED RUN AVERAGE
(Minimum 40 Innings)

2.15 _ LHP  Bryan DUMESNIL (Braves), Nanaimo, B.C., Double-A Mississippi Braves, Single- A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
2.20 _ RHP  Tom BOLESKA  (Pirates), Burlington, Ont., Single-A Hickory Crawdads, Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats.
2.35 _ RHP  David FRANCIS  (Braves),  Mississauga, Ont. Rookie-Class Danville Braves.
2.75 _ RHP Phillippe AUMONT  (Mariners), Gatineau, Que. Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
2.89 _ LHP Scott DIAMOND (Braves),  Toronto, Ont., Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Single-A Rome Braves.

2.90 _ RHP  Henry MABEE  (White Sox), Victoria, B.C., Single-A Winston Salem Warthogs, Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators.
2.98 _ RHP  Evan HILDENBRANDT (Reds), Abbotsford, B.C., Rookie-Class Billings Mustangs, Rookie-Class Gulf Coast Reds.
3.34 _ LHP David DAVIDSON  (Pirates), Thorold, Ont., Double-A Altoona Curve.
3.57 _ RHP Matt KNIGINYZKY (Royals), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A  Wilmington Blue Rocks.
3.60 _ LHP Phillippe Alexandre VALIQUETTE  (Reds), St. Laurent Que., Single-A Sarasota Reds, Single-A Dayton Dragons.

APPEARANCES

57 _ RHP Chris LEROUX (Marlins), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Jupiter Hammerheads.
55 _ RHP  Henry MABEE  (White Sox), Victoria, B.C., Single-A Winston Salem Warthogs (27), Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators (28).
54 _ RHP Derek McDAID  (Padres), Barrie, Ont., Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm (21), Single-A Ft. Wayne Wizards (33).
53 _ RHP Aaron COTTER  (Mariners), Kitimat, B.C., Double A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (3), Single-A High Desert Mavericks (50).
47 _ LHP Bryan DUMESNIL (Braves), Nanaimo, B.C., Double-A Mississippi Braves (15), Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32).
47 _ LHP  Phillippe Alexandre VALIQUETTE  (Reds), St. Laurent Que., Single-A Sarasota Reds (31), Single-A Dayton Dragons (16).

35 _ RHP Jason BLACKEY  (Red Sox), Squamish, B.C., Single-A Lancaster Jethawks.
35 _ LHP David DAVIDSON  (Pirates), Thorold, Ont., Double-A Altoona Curve.
32 _ RHP Dustin MOLLEKEN  (Pirates), Regina, Sask.,  Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (16), SIngle-A Hickory Crawdads (16).
29 _ RHP  T.J. BURTON  (Indians), Ottawa, Ont., Double-A Akron Aeros.

 

WINS

15 _ LHP  Scott DIAMOND  (Braves), Toronto, Ont., Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans (12), Single-A Rome Braves (3).
11 _ RHP  Alexandre PERIARD  (Brewers), St. Eustache, Que., Double-A Huntsville Stars (2), SIngle-A Brevard County Manatees (9).
10 _ LHP Aaron WIDEMAN  (Blue Jays), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays (7), Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (3).
9 _ RHP Matt KNIGINYZKY (Royals), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A  Wilmington Blue Rocks.
8 _ RHP Jason BLACKEY (Red Sox), Squamish, B.C., Single-A Lancaster Jethawks.
8 _ RHP Dave McKAE  (Giants), Edmonton, Alta., Double A Connecticut Defenders.
8 _ RHP Dustin MOLLEKEN  (Pirates), Regina, Sask., Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (3), SInle-A Hickory Crawdads (5).

7 _ RHP Jamie RICHMOND  (A’s), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Kane County Cougars.
7 _ RHP James AVERY  (Reds), Moose Jaw, Sask., Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts.
6 _RHP  Chris LEROUX (Marlins), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A Jupiter Hammerheads.
6 _ RHP Scott RICHMOND  (Blue Jays), Langley, B.C., Triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs (1), Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5).

 

SAVES

20 _ RHP Henry MABEE (White Sox),  Victoria, B.C., Single-A Winston Salem Warthogs (3), Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators (17).
13 _ LHP  Bryan DUMESNIL (Braves), Nanaimo, B.C., Double-A Mississippi Braves (1), Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans (12).
8 _ RHP  Aaron COTTER  (Mariners), Kitimat, B.C., Single-A High Desert Mavericks.
7 _ RHP Jason BLACKEY  (Red Sox), Squamish, B.C., Single-A Lancaster Jethawks.!
6 _ RHP Jordan MEAKER  (Diamaondbacks), Burlington, Ont., Single-A Yakima Bears.

5 _ RHP Tom BOLESKA  (Pirates), Burlington, Ont., Single-A Hickory Crawdads.
5 _ RHP Adam ARNOLD (Brewers), London, Ont., Rookie-Class, Helena Brewers.
3 _ LHP Phillippe Alexandre VALIQUETTE  (Reds), St. Laurent Que., Single A Sarasota Reds (2), Single-A Dayton Dragons (1).
2 _ RHP Dustin MOLLEKEN  (Pirates), Regina, Sask., Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats.
2 _ RHP Derek McDAID  (Padres), Barrie, Ont., Single-A Ft. Wayne Wizards.
2 _ RHP Phillippe AUMONT (Mariners), Gatineau, Que., Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

 

INDEPENDENT  LEAGUE
BATTING AVERAGE
(Minimum of 100 At Bats)

.343 _ OF Drew MILLER, Medicine Hat, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
.329 _ INF Anthony GRANATO, Toronto, Ont., Atlantic City Surf.
.325 _ OF Colin MORO, Calgary, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
.315 _ OF Ben VAN IDERSTINE, Regina, Sask., Sioux Falls Canaries.
.307 _ INF Eddie LANTIGUA, Quebec City, Que., Quebec Capitales

.301 _ INF Pat DESCHENES, Quebec City, Que.,  Quebec Capitales .
.284 _ INF Geoff McCALLUM, London, Ont., Kansas City TBones.
.280 _ INF/DH Justin RANDALL, Sarnia, Ont., Evansville Otters and Florence Freedom.
.280 _ INF Travis DRADER, St. Albert, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
.271 _ INF Issael GONZALEZ, Montreal, Que., Quebec Capitales.

 

RUNS  SCORED

89 _ INF Anthony GRANATO, Toronto, Ont., Atlantic City Surf (83), Somerset Patriots (6).
69 _ INF Geoff McCALLUM, London, Ont., Kansas City TBones.
63 _ OF Drew MILLER, Medicine Hat, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
62 _ INF Eddie LANTIGUA, Quebec City, Que., Quebec Capitales.
60 _ INF Pat DESCHENES, Quebec City, Que., Quebec Capitales.

59 _ INF Travis DRADER, St. Albert, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
59 _ OF Colin MORO, Calgary, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
52 _ C Jamie POGUE, Guelph, Ont., Long Island Ducks.
52 _ INF Justin RANDALL, Sarnia, Ont., Evansville Otters (25), Florence Freedom (27).
50 _ INF Issael GONZALEZ, Montreal, Que., Quebec Capitales.
50 _ INF Pat SCALABRINI, Waterville, Que., Quebec Capitales.

 

HITS 

129 _ INF Anthony GRANATO, Toronto, Ont., Atlantic City Surf (117), Somerset Patriots (12).
119 _ OF Ben VAN IDERSTINE, Regina, Sask., Sioux Falls Canaries.
103 _ INF Geoff McCALLUM, London, Ont., Kansas City TBones,
102 _ INF Eddie LANTIGUA, Quebec City, Que., Quebec Capitales.
99 _ INF Pat DESCHENES, Quebec City, Que., Quebec Capitales.

97 _ INF Pat SCALABRINI, Waterville, Que., Quebec Capitales.
94 _ C  Jamie POGUE, Guelph, Ont.,  Long Island Ducks.
86 _ OF Drew MILLER, Medicine Hat, Calgary Vipers.
85 _ INF Justin RANDALL, Sarnia, Ont., Evansville Otters (61), Florence Freedom (24).
82 _ OF Colin MORO, Calgary, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
82 _ INF Max POULIN, St. Eustache, Que., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

 

HOME  RUNS

19 _ OF Drew MILLER, Medicine Hat, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
14 _ INF Anthony GRANATO, Toronto, Ont., Atlantic City Surf (14).
14 _ INF Pat SCALABRINI, Waterville, Que., Quebec Capitales.
10 _ INF Pat DESCHENES, Quebec City, Que., Quebec Capitales.
9 _ OF Ryan RADMANOVICH, Calgary, Alta., Somerset Patriots.
9 _ C Jamie POGUE, Guelph, Ont., Long Island Ducks.
9 _ INF Eddie LANTIGUA, Quebec City, Quebec Capitales.
9 _ INF Travis DRADER, St. Albert, Alta., Calgary Vipers.

7 _ C Jotdan LUNDBERG, Midhurst, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
6 _ C Josh VAN DER HEY, Calgary, Alta., Brockton Roxx.
6 _ INF Max POULIN, St. Eustache, Que., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

 

RUNS  BATTED  IN

70 _ OF Drew MILLER, Calgary, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
68 _ INF Anthony GRANATO, Toronto, Ont., Atlantic City Surf (62), Somerset Patriots (6).
67 _ INF Pat DESCHENES, Quebec City, Quebec Capitales.
60 _ INF Eddie LANTIGUA, Quebec City, Que., Quebec Capitales.
57 _ INF Pat SCALABRINI, Waterville, Que., Quebec Capitales.

52 _ INF Travis DRADER, St. Albert, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
47 _ OF Ben VAN IDERSTINE, Regina, Sask., Sioux Falls Canaries.
45 _ INF Geoff McCALLUM, London, Ont., Kansas City TBones.
41 _ C Jamie POGUE, Guelph, Ont., Long Island Ducks.
40 _ OF Colin MORO, Calgary, Alta., Calgary Vipers.

 

EARNED RUN AVERAGE
(Minimum 40 Innings )

2.32 _ RHP Michel SIMARD, Charlesbourg, Que., Quebec Capitales.
3.02  _ RHP Mark JAMES, Whitby, Ont., Quebec Capitales.
3.20  _ RHP Chris CULLEN, Tecumseh, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
4.05  _ LHP Mike KUSIEWICZ, Nepean, Ont., Ottawa Rapidz.
4.33  _ RHP Vince PERKINS, Victoria, B.C., Joliet Jackhammers, Camden Riversharks.

4.34  _ LHP Kai TUOMI, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Evansville Otters, Gary Railcats.
4.48 _ RHP Stephen SPRAGG, Cherry Hill, Ont., Chillicothe Paints.
5.06 _ RHP Fraser ROBINSON, Ottawa, Ont., Ottawa Rapidz.
5.21 _ RHP Dustin BOLTON, Calgary, Alta., St. Paul Saints.
5.23 _ RHP Mike DAMCHUK, Corunna, Ont., Evansville Otters.
5.24 _ RHP Tanner WATSON, Arnprior, Ont., Ottawa Rapidz.

 

APPEARANCES

32 _ RHP Stephen SPRAGG, Cherry Hill, Ont., Chillicothe Paints.
31 _ RHP Mark JAMES, Whitby, Ont., Quebec Capitales.
28 _ RHP Kevin CHEPPENKO, Thunder Bay, Ont., Wichita Wingnuts, Sioux Falls Canaries.
25 _ RHP Dustin BOLTON, Calgary, Alta., St. Paul Saints.
24 _ RHP Reggie RIVARD, Bonnyville, Alta., Calgary Vipers.

19 _ RHP Adam HAWES, Penatanguishene, Ont., Ottawa Rapidz.
19 _ RHP Fraser ROBINSON, Ottawa, Ont., Ottawa Rapidz
19 _ LHP Kai TUOMI, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Evansville Otters, Gary Railcats.
19 _ RHP Phil SOBKOW, Calder, Sask., Calgary Vipers, Edmonton Cracker Cats.
19 _ RHP Brett LAWSON, Mississauga, Ont., Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

 

WINS

13 _ RHP Michel SIMARD, Charlesbourg, Que., Quebec Capitales.
7   _ RHP Brett LAWSON, Mississauga, Ont., Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
6   _ RHP Aaron MYETTE, New Westminster, B.C., York Revolution.
5   _ RHP Chris CULLEN, Tecumseh, Ont., Edmonton Cracker Cats.
5   _ LHP Kai TUOMI, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Evansville Otters, Gary Railcats.

4   _ RHP Dustin BOLTON, Calgary, Alta., St. Paul Saints.
4   _ RHP Mark JAMES, Whitby, Ont., Quebec Capitales.
4    _ RHP Adam HAWES, Penatanguishene, Ont., Ottawa Rapidz.
4    _ RHP Fraser ROBINSON, Ottawa, Ont., Ottawa Rapidz.
4    _ RHP Reggie RIVARD, Bonnyville, Alta., Calgary Vipers.
4    _ LHP Jordy ALEXANDER, Burnaby, B.C., Calgary Vipers.

 

SAVES 

2 _ RHP Dustin BOLTON, Calgary, Alta., St. Paul Saints.
2 _ RHP Kevin CHEPPENKO, Thunder Bay, Ont., Wichita Wingnuts, Sioux Falls Canaries.
1 _ RHP Mark JAMES, Whitby, Ont., Quebec Capitales.
1 _ RHP Phil SOBKOW, Calder, Sask., Calgary Vipers, Edmonton Cracker Cats.
1 _ LHP Geoff FREEBORN, Airdire, Alta., Calgary Vipers.

CANADIAN MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
AFFILIATED  PLAYERS

Positional Players

1.  TIM SMITH  (Rangers).
2.  JAMIE ROMAK  (Pirates).
3.  TERRELL ALLIMAN  (Angels).

Smith had the very best over-all year, with the Single-A, Clinton Lumberkings.  Not only did he hit .300, he hit 13 homers and also had 70 RBIs, plus he led all Canadians in the Minors with 144 hits.  Romak excelled as well in 2008, with 25 homers and 80 RBIs, highest totals in both categories for any Canuck.
Alliman also deserves a lot of credit for an outstanding Rookie season, he had the best average (.339) for all Canadians.

Pitchers
1.  SCOTT DIAMOND  (Braves).
2.  ALEXANDRE PERIARD  (Brewers).
3.  HENRY MABEE  (White Sox).

Diamond was easily the best in 2008, as 15 wins in a minor-league season is remarkable. He pitched over 152 Innings and ended up with a neat 2.89 ERA.
Periard and Mabee were young guys who also had great years, but Diamond was the best.

INDEPENDENT  LEAGUE
Positional Players

1.  DREW MILLER  (Calgary Vipers).
2.  ANTHONY GRANATO  (Atlantic City Surf and Somerset Patriots )
3.  COLIN MORO  (Calgary Vipers )

Miller of the Calgary Vipers ( Golden League ) won the ” Triple Crown ” for the Indy Leagues in 2008, Batting .343 with 19 HR and 70 RBIs.  Another excellent year as he’s always near the top in offensive Stats, no matter which league he’s active in.
Granato also had an outstanding season, but Miller has to be the best.

Pitcher of the Year 

1.  MICHEL SIMARD  ( Quebec Capitales )

Simard is the only pitching candidate in Indy ball worth mentioning, he had an excellent season with Quebec Capitales ( Can Am League ) in 2008.  He won 13 games, pitched 124 Innings and ended up with a terrific 2.32 ERA.  Will his performance will get him another shot with an affiliated team? it worked for Eric Cyr, and his numbers were nowhere near as good as Simard’s.

 

— Compiled by George Farelli