Let’s take a look at the next category in my 2004-2016 league record book: on-base percentage!
|1||Nick Sinay||Front Royal||2014||0.534|
Again, as you can see, no 2016 hitters made the list. Woodstock’s Nick Ward was the closest, with a .468 OBP.
Otherwise, this list is full of former and current minor leaguers- and one major leaguer. A major league all-star, no less!
Nick Sinay, Jordan Tarsovich, and Cole Gruber are all current minor leaguers. Luke Greinke, Mike Schwartz, and Tyler Townsend have all played in affiliated ball, but do not any longer. Jason Kipnis, of course, is the starting second baseman for the Cleveland Indians, and has been an All-Star twice. He is probably the most decorated Valley League alumnus over the past few years… with Daniel Murphy not too far behind.
There you have it- top “on-basers” in the past 13 seasons!