Minor League Record Book: Home runs in a Season

Moving right along, today we have home runs in one minor league season, and two new player “profiles.”

2006-2018
1 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2010 29
2 Jonathan Griffin Luray ’10 2012 28
Rudy Flores Haymarket ’10 2014 28
4 Michael Snyder Haymarket ’11 2013 25
Mac Williamson Harrisonburg ’11 2013 25
6 Ryan Schmipf Luray ’08 2014 24
7 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-07 2011 23
Ryan Schmipf Luray ’08 2013 23
Ryan Schmipf Luray ’08 2015 23
10 Ryan Schmipf Luray ’08 2012 22
Ryan McBroom Haymarket ’11-12 2016 22

Jonathan Griffin played most of his second pro season in 2012 in Visalia of the California League (128 games), but also 5 games at Double-A Mobile. Combined, he hit 304/366/523, with 89 runs, 102 RBIs, 20 doubles, 3 triples, 28 home runs, and a 50/108 BB/K ratio. He was released by the Diamondbacks after the 2014 season, but he’s played in Independent baseball since then, most recently with Southern Maryland in the Atlantic League.

All-Time
1 Joe Koshansky Staunton ’02-03 2005 38
2 Dan Pasqua New Market ’81 1984 33
3 Jeff Manto Front Royal 1994 31
Christopher Carter Waynesboro ’01 2005 31
Luke Scott Staunton 2005 31
Joe Koshansky Staunton ’02-03 2006 31
Joe Koshansky Staunton ’02-03 2008 31
8 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 1997 30
9 Ryan Shealy Harrisonburg ’99 2004 29
Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2010 29
11 Nick Stavinoha Front Royal ’03 2011 28
Jonathan Griffin Luray ’10 2012 28
Rudy Flores Haymarket ’10 2014 28
14 Pat Watkins Staunton 1994 27
Luke Scott Staunton 2004 27
16 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 1998 26
T.R. Marcinczyk Staunton 1998 26
Ryan Shealy Harrisonburg ’99 2005 26
Ben Harrison Harrisonburg ’01 2006 26
Joe Koshansky Staunton ’02-03 2010 26

Joe Koshansky is on the all-time list four times! In 2005, his 2nd pro season, Joe hit 289/366/590 in 132 games and 498 at-bats, split between Asheville (120 games) and Tulsa (12 games). He scored 97 runs, drove in 115, hit 34 doubles, 1 triple, and the 38 home runs. He was Colorado’s Minor League Player of the Year for his efforts. Fun fact: Joe was an important player in the process to bring the Valley League back to Charlottesville, and was the team’s first General Manager.

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