Minor League Record Book: Walks in a Season

Who had the most walks in one minor league season?

2006-2018
1 Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 2015 89
2 Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 2014 88
3 AJ Kirby-Jones Waynesboro ’09 2012 86
4 Tyler White Haymarket ’10 2015 84
5 Tyler Bortnick Front Royal ’06 2011 79
Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2012 79
Joey Butler New Market ’06 2012 79
Ryan Schmipf Luray ’08 2013 79
9 Rob Kral Waynesboro ’09 2013 78
10 Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 2016 74

Sherman Johnson has 3 of the 10, but we focused on him back in the triples section.

AJ Kirby-Jones hit .246 in his minor league career, but because he controlled the strike zone so well, his on-base percentage was .368. In 2012, in Stockton of the California League, AJ hit 248/382/461 in 399 at-bats, with 62 runs, 69 RBIs, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 21 home runs, and a 86/128 BB/K ratio. He was released by the Braves in 2014, and then played two seasons in Indy Ball before finishing his career.

All-Time
1 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1984 138
2 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1986 128
3 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1983 126
4 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1987 123
5 Gene Richards Harrisonburg 1975 116
6 Billy Sample Harrisonburg ’75 1978 109
7 Frank Menechino Harrisonburg ’92 1997 105
8 Jeff Manto Front Royal 1987 102
Shawn Fagan Front Royal 2002 102
10 Frank Menechino Harrisonburg ’92 1995 96
11 Dan Pasqua New Market ’81 1984 95
12 Cliff Pennington Harrisonburg 2008 93
13 Mark Davidson Winchester ’82 1985 92
14 Lauro Felix Harrisonburg ’91 1996 92
15 Gene Richards Harrisonburg 1976 91
Jeff Manto Front Royal 1989 91
17 David Eckstein Harrisonburg 1999 89
Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 2015 89
19 Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 2014 88
20 David Eckstein Harrisonburg 1998 87

Jeez, Gary Jones– the top four spots?? In 1984, Gary played for Lodi in the California League. In 138 games, he hit 291/453/391, with 111 runs, 44 RBIs, 17 doubles, 6 triples, 6 home runs, and 138 walks to 94 strikeouts. He never made the major leagues, but his career minor league OBP was .437; 783 walks against 542 K’s. He started managing immediately after his playing career ended, at the ripe old age of 29. He managed in Lehigh Valley in 2018.

 

 

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