Minor League Record Book: Saves in a Season

Moving on to saves:

2006-2018
1 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2007 36
2 Rob Delaney New Market ’03 2007 35
3 Josh Edgin Winchester ’07 2011 27
4 Derrick Lutz Front Royal ’04 2007 23
Josh Judy Haymarket ’06-07 2011 23
Austin Hubbard Fauquier ’08 2012 23
Stephen Kohlscheen Harrisonburg ’10 2016 23
8 Reed Garrett New Market ’13 2018 21
9 David Carpenter Covington ’04 2010 20
10 Pete Andrelczyk Waynesboro ’07 2009 19
Matt Hockenberry Woodstock ’13 2015 19
Frank Rubio Front Royal ’16 2018 19
13 Rob Delaney New Market ’03 2008 18
Kevin Johnson Haymarket ’09 2012 18
Tyler Cyr Waynesboro ’14 2017 18

Additions: Both Reed Garrett and Frank Rubio joined this list after solid 2018 seasons.

Chris Perez was drafted 42nd overall by the Cardinals in 2006, out of Miami. In 2007, he pitched in 39 games for Double-A Springfield, and then 15 games for Triple-A Memphis. He moved quickly. Combined at the two levels, Chris went 2-1, 2.96, with a 1.171 WHIP, 6.8 BB/9, and 12.7 K/9 in 54 2/3 innings. He pitched in 393 major league games, and made his retirement official in 2015.

All-Time
1 Sean Maloney Harrisonburg ’90 1996 38
2 Lee Gronkiewicz New Market ’98 2003 37
3 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 2007 36
4 Rob Delaney New Market ’03 2007 35
5 Jeff Tam Harrisonburg ’92 1994 34
6 Marcus McBeth New Market ’01 2006 32
7 Lee Gronkiewicz New Market ’98 2005 30
8 Justin Pope Staunton 2005 29
9 Lee Gronkiewicz New Market ’98 2002 27
Roy Corcoran Harrisonburg ’98 2006 27
Josh Edgin Winchester ’07 2011 27
12 John Hudek Front Royal 1989 26
13 Mike Christopher Winchester ’84 1992 26
Von Stertzbach Staunton 2004 26
15 Bubbie Buzachero Staunton 2004 25
16 Jared Burton New Market ’01 2005 24
17 Saul Rivera New Market ’97 1999 23
Justin Pope Staunton 2006 23
Derrick Lutz Front Royal ’04 2007 23
Josh Judy Haymarket ’06-07 2011 23
Austin Hubbard Fauquier ’08 2012 23
Stephen Kohlscheen Harrisonburg ’10 2016 23

Sean Maloney was dynamite for Double-A El Paso in 1996. In 56 2/3 innings, he went 3-2, 1.43, with a 1.076 WHIP, 1.9 BB/9, and 9.1 K/9. He made his major league debut the next year, but he only threw in 14 major league games overall.

 

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