Minor League Record Book: Career Batting Average

In our last installment of the minor league career record book, we have batting average, the one entry where active players can move up and down.

2006-2018
1 Tommy La Stella Haymarket ’09 0.310
2 Tyler White Haymarket ’10 0.305
3 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 0.300
4 Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 0.299
5 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 0.297
John Raynor New Market ’04 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 Eric Campbell Luray ’06 0.292
11 Ryan McBroom Haymarket ’11-12 0.291
12 Patrick Mazeika Waynesboro ’13 0.290

Additions:

  • Eric Campbell raised his average to .292
  • Patrick Mazeika joined the list as well

Changes:

  • Cory Spangenberg only had 88 at-bats in the minors in 2018, but he had 30 hits! So he went from a tie for 5th place with John Raynor to 4th.
  • Daniel Murphy’s minor league average went down two points, too, which dropped him back to 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
Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 0.299
18 Nick Stavinoha Front Royal ’03 0.298
19 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 0.297
Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 0.297
John Raynor New Market ’04 0.297
  • The Murphy/Spangenberg changes happened on this list, too.
  • Billy Sample, inducted into the VBL Hall of Fame last summer, has this list well in hand!

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