# 2004 Canadians in minors: Leaders

/* 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) hit 22 home runs at triple-A Rochester in the Minnesota Twins system. ....

**By George Farelli**

**2004 LEADERSAVERAGE(Minimum of 100 At Bats):**

.354 OF Ben Van Iderstine (Brewers), Regina, Sask. Single-A High Desert Mavericks and Double-A, Huntsville Stars.

.322 OF Adam Stern (Braves), London, Ont. Double-A Greenville Braves.

.320 OF Aaron Guiel (Royals), Langley, B.C., Triple-A Omaha Royals, Double-A Wichita Wranglers and Rookie-Class, Arizona League Royals.

.320 INF Peter Orr (Braves), Newmarket, Ont., Triple-A, Richmond Braves.

.316 C Cole Armstrong (Braves), Surrey B.C. Rookie-Class, Danville Braves.

.310 C George Kottaras (Padres), Markham, Ont., Single-A Ft. Wayne Wizards.

.306 INF Justin Morneau (Twins), New Westminster, B.C., Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.

.301 INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A Dayton Dragons and Single-A Potomac Cannons.

.298 INF Hyung Cho (Mariners), Scarborough, Ont., Single-A, Inland Empire ’66ers and Single-A, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

.295 C/DH John Suomi (A’s), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A, Modesto A’s.

HOME RUNS

22 INF Justin Morneau (Twins), New Westminster, B.C., Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.

19 INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A, Dayton Dragons (14) and Potomac Cannons (5).

19 INF Shawn Bowman (Mets), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A, Capital City Bombers.

15 C Russell Martin (Dodgers), Montreal, Que., Single-A, Vero Beach Dodgers.

15 1B Scott Thorman (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Single-A, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (4) and Double-A, Greenville Braves (11).

12 C/DH John Suomi (Oakland A’s), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A, Modesto A’s.

12 OF Aaron Guiel (Royals), Langley, B.C., Triple-A, Omaha Royals (10) and Rookie Class, Arizona-League Royals (2).

11 INF Eric Reece (Rays), Pte. Claire, Que., Single-A, Bakersfield Blaze (7) and Double-A, Montgomery Biscuits (4).

10 C Mike Nickeas (Rangers), Vancouver, B.C., Single-A, Spokane Indians.

8 C Maxim St. Pierre (Tigers), Pintendre, Que., Double-A, Erie SeaWolves.

**RUNS BATTED IN**

99 C-DH John Suomi (A’s), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A, Modesto A’s.

92 INF Joey Votto (Reds), Etobicoke, Ont., Single-A, Dayton Dragons (72) and Single-A, Potomac Cannons (20).

80 INF Scott Thorman (Braves), Cambridge, Ont., Single-A, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (29) and Double-A, Greenville Braves (51).

69 INF Shawn Bowman (Mets), Coquitlam, B.C., Single-A, Capital City Bombers.

64 C Russell Martin (Dodgers), Montreal, Que., Single-A, Vero Beach Dodgers.

63 INF Justin Morneau (Twins), New Westminster, B.C., Triple-A, Rochester Red Wings.

61 INF Eric Reece (Rays), Pte. Claire, Que., Single-A, Bakersfield, Blaze (35) and Double-A, Montgomery Biscuits (26).

55 C Mike Nickeas (Rangers), Vancouver, B.C., Single-A, Spokane Indians.

47 INF Matt Logan (Reds), Brampton, Ont., Single-A, Potoamac Cannons (26) and Double-A, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (21).

47 OF Adam Stern (Braves), London, Ont., Double-A, Greenville Braves.

**EARNED RUN AVERAGE(Minimum 40 Innings Pitched):**

1.81 LHP A.J. Wideman (Expos), Mississauga, Ont., Single-A, Vermont Expos.

1.94 LHP Robert Swindle (Red Sox), Vancouver, B.C., Single-A, Lowell Spinners.

2.21 RHP Ryan Braun (Royals), Kitchener, Ont., Single-A, Wilmington Blue Rocks.

2.22 LHP Jeff Francis (Rockies), North Delta, B.C., Double-A, Tulsa Drillers and Triple A, Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

2.35 RHP Ryan Leaist (Mariners), Hamilton, Ont., Rookie-Class, Arizona League Mariners.

2.49 RHP Jesse Crain (Twins), Toronto, Ont., Triple-A, Rochester Red Wings.

2.64 RHP John Ogiltree (Jays ), Mississauga, Ont., Double-A, New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

2.80 RHP T.J. Burton (Indians), Ottawa, Ont., Single-A, Lake County Captains.

2.85 LHP Eric Cyr (Angels), Montreal, Que., Triple-A, Salt Lake City Stingers, Double-A, Arkansas Travellers and Rookie-Class, Arizona League Angels.

2.89 RHP Aaron Myette (Reds), Surrey, B.C., Triple-A, Louisville Bats.

**WINS**

16 LHP Jeff Francis (Rockies), North Delta, B.C., Double-A, Tulsa Drillers (13) and Triple-A, Colorado Springs (3).

11 RHP Chris Begg (Giants), Uxbridge, Ont., Double-A, Norwich Navigators (9) and Single-A, Fresno Grizzlies (2).

10 RHP Tanner Osberg (Mets), Red Deer, Alta., Single-A, Capital City Bombers.

8 RHP Scott Mathieson (Phillies), Aldergrove, B.C., Single-A, Lakewood Blue Claws.

7 RHP Michel Simard (Angels), Charlesbourg, Que., Single-A, Cedar Rapids Kernels.

6 RHP Mike Johnson (Expos), Edmonton, Alta., Triple-A, Edmonton Trappers.

6 RHP Brooks McNiven (Giants), Vernon, B.C., Single-A, San Jose Giants.

6 RHP Mark Ion (Rockies), Vancouver, B.C., Single-A, Ashville Tourists (4) and Rookie-Class, Tri City Dust Devils (2).

5 pitchers tied – Jeff Brewer (Mets), Bathurst,, N.B.; David Parker (Dodgers), Winnipeg, Man.; Reggie Rivard (Brewers), Bonnyville, Alta.; Shawn Hill (Expos) Georgetown, Ont.; Robert Swindle (Red Sox ), Vancouver, B.C.

**SAVES**

23 RHP Ryan Braun (Royals), Kitchener, Ont., Single-A, Wilmington Blue Rocks.

19 RHP Jesse Crain (Twins), Toronto, Ont., Triple-A, Rochester Red Wings.

19 RHP Aaron Myette (Reds), Surrey, B.C., Triple-A, Louisville Bats.

9 RHP Mark Ion (Rockies), Vancouver, B.C. Single-A, Ashville Tourists (8) and Rookie-Class, Tri City (1).

5 RHP Chris Kemlo (Diamondbacks), Oshawa, Ont., Single A, Yakima Bears.

4 RHP Jeff Brewer (Mets), Bathurst, N.B., Rookie-Class, Kingsport Mets.

3 RHP John Ogiltree (Jays), Mississauga, Ont., Double-A, New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

2 RHP T.J. Burton (Indians), Ottawa, Ont., Single-A, Lake County Captains.

2 RHP David Parker (Dodgers), Winnipeg, Man., Rookie-Class, Ogden Raptors.

**INDEPENDENT LEAGUE LEADERSAVERAGE(Minimum of 100 At Bats):**

.400 OF Ben Van Iderstine, Regina, Sask., Schaumburg Flyers.

.358 INF Geoff McCaullum, London, Ont., Schaumburg Flyers.

.322 INF Pat Scalabrini, Sherbrooke, Que., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

.300 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alta., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

.293 C Andy Stewart, Oshawa, Ont., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

**HOME RUNS**

20 INF Pat Scalabrini, Sherbrooke, Que., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

11 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alta., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

11 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta., Somerset Patriots.

7 C Olivier LePine, Charlesbourg, Que., Quebec Capitales.

7 INF Lee Delfino, Pickering, Ont., Quebec Capitales.

**RUNS BATTED IN**

66 INF Pat Scalabrini, Sherbrooke, Que., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

49 C Olivier LePine, Charlesbourg, Que., Quebec Capitales.

48 INF Geoff McCallum, London, Ont., Schaumburg Flyers.

47 INF Greg Morrison, Medicine Hat, Alta., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

41 OF Ryan Radmanovich, Calgary, Alta., Somerset Patriots.

EARNED RUN AVERAGE

(Minimum 40 Innings Pitched):

2.18 LHP Jordan Zimmerman, Kelowna, B.C., Long Island Ducks.

2.78 LHP Jordy Alexander, Burnaby, B.C., New Haven County Cutters.

2.81 LHP Jason Pilkington, St. Catharines, Ont., Rockford Riverhawks and Richmond Roosters.

3.99 LHP Danny Prata, Repentigny, Que., Quebec Capitales.

4.53 RHP Steve Murray, Ennismore, Ont., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

**WINS**

10 LHP Danny Prata, Repentigny, Que., Quebec Capitales.

8 RHP Steve Murray, Ennismore, Ont., Winnipeg Goldeyes.

7 LHP Jason Pilkington, St. Catharines, Ont., Rockford Riverhawks (4) and Richmond Roosters (3).

5 LHP Jordy Alexander, Burnaby, B,C,, New Haven County Cutters.

5 LHP Scott Martin, St. John, N.B., Bangor Rox.

**SAVES**

2 LHP Jordan Zimmerman, Kelowna, B.C., Long Island Ducks.

1 LHP Jason Pilkington, St. Catharines, Ont., Rockford Riverhawks.

1 LHP Ryan Chenard, Pt. Alberni, B.C., Springfield-Ozark Ducks.