Minor League Record Book: Career Batting Average

In our last minor league career record book selection, we will take a look at batting average. To be eligible for this list, players have to have at least 1,000 at-bats over three full minor league seasons. As usual, we’ll look at 2006-2017 first, and then all-time.

2006-2017
1 Tommy La Stella Haymarket ’09 0.310
2 Tyler White Haymarket ’10 0.301
3 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 0.300
4 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 0.299
5 John Raynor New Market ’04 0.297
Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 0.297
7 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 0.295
Tyler Kuhn Luray ’06-07 0.295
9 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 0.294
10 Ryan McBroom Haymarket ’11-12 0.291

This is a star-studded list! The top seven, and 8 out of 10, have all played in the major leagues. Some of the biggest names to come through the VBL are here- namely, Daniel Murphy, Yonder Alonso, and Jon Jay.

The only players who are not active are Tyler Kuhn and John Raynor.

All-Time
1 Billy Sample Harrisonburg ’75 0.355
2 Chad Tracy Staunton ’99 0.338
3 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’97 0.331
4 John Kruk New Market ’81 0.325
5 Kevin Kouzmanoff Winchester ’02 0.316
6 Orlando Gonzalez Harrisonburg 0.312
7 Tommy La Stella Haymarket ’09 0.310
8 Aubrey Huff Staunton 0.309
Luis Lopez Winchester ’92-3 0.309
10 John Castellano Staunton 0.307
11 Christopher Carter Waynesboro ’01 0.305
12 Steve Decker Front Royal 0.302
13 Tyler White Haymarket ’10 0.301
14 Hunter Bledsoe Front Royal 0.300
Jon Jay Staunton ’04 0.300
16 Ryan Shealy Harrisonburg ’99 0.299
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 0.299
18 Nick Stavinoha Front Royal ’03 0.298
19 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 0.297
John Raynor New Market ’04 0.297
Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 0.297
22 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 0.295

(Clint’s batting average dropped off the list after a, ahem, “subpar” 2017 minor league season, but I left him on here anyway.)

Billy Sample seems to have this one wrapped up. I doubt that his record will be challenged any time soon.

 

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