Minor League Record Book: Batting Average, Career

Here is the last career category for the minor league hitters’ record book- batting average.

2006-2019
1 Tommy La Stella Haymarket ’09 0.310
2 Tyler White Haymarket ’10 0.305
3 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 0.301
Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 0.301
5 John Raynor New Market ’04 0.297
Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 0.297
7 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 0.295
Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 0.295
Tyler Kuhn Luray ’06-07 0.295
10 Eric Campbell Luray ’06 0.290
11 Ryan McBroom Haymarket ’11-12 0.288

This list actually changed quite a bit in 2019. Jon Jay’s average went up one point; Cory Spangenberg’s increased by two; Dan Murphy’s decreased by two (rehab assignment); Yonder Alonso’s went up by three; Eric Campbell went down by two, and Ryan McBroom went down by three (even though he had an excellent year). Patrick Mazeika also dropped off, as his career average went from .290 to .278.

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
Jon Jay Staunton ’04 0.301
Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 0.301
16 Hunter Bledsoe Front Royal 0.300
17 Ryan Shealy Harrisonburg ’99 0.299
18 Nick Stavinoha Front Royal ’03 0.298
19 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 0.297
Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 0.297
John Raynor New Market ’04 0.297

Look at Billy Sample! In over 1,050 minor league at-bats, he hit a crazy .355. Wow.

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