League Record Book: On-Base Percentage

#14 hitter yesterday (Bennett Hostetler, Covington), new league record book today. This time it’s on-base percentage, which, honestly, is much more important than batting average. So let’s take a look at the top ten OBPs in the league since 2004:

1 Nick Sinay Front Royal 2014 0.534
2 Jordan Tarsovich Strasburg 2013 0.522
3 Cole Gruber Waynesboro 2014 0.518
4 Luke Greinke Winchester 2007 0.517
5 Ryan Sullivan Covington 2012 0.516
Blake Sipe Staunton 2012 0.516
7 Mike Schwartz Harrisonburg 2009 0.508
8 Mike Marcinko Waynesboro 2014 0.502
9 Tyler Townsend Winchester 2008 0.500
10 Jason Kipnis Covington 2007 0.498

Nine guys reached base at least half the time. You might notice that there are no 2018 players on here; in fact, no one has been added to the list since 2014. The best OBPs in 2018 belonged to Spencer Packard (Front Royal) at .494, and Andrew Eyster (New Market) at .482. Close, but not quite!

Major Leaguers: Jason Kipnis (Second baseman for the Cleveland Indians)
Previous Minor Leaguers: Nick Sinay, Jordan Tarsovich, Cole Gruber, Luke Greinke, Mike Schwartz, Tyler Towsend
Current Minor Leaguers: None
Still in College: None
No Professional Baseball: Ryan Sullivan, Blake Sipe, Mike Marcinko

By Team: 

  • Waynesboro, Winchester, and Covington- 2
  • Front Royal, Strasburg, Staunton, and Harrisonburg- 1


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