Minor League Record Book: Doubles, Season

Our next category for the minor league record book is doubles in one minor league season:

2006-2019
1 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2010 41
2 Dalton Hicks Luray ’09 2013 39
Ryan McBroom Haymarket ’11-’12 2015 39
4 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-07 2012 37
Ryan Schmipf Luray ’08 2012 37
6 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 2010 36
7 Tyler Bortnick Front Royal ’06 2010 35
Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2011 35
Rudy Flores Haymarket ’10 2014 35
Joseph Bennie Strasburg ’11 2015 35

Clint Robinson was amazing at Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2010. Already 25 years old that year, he served notice that he had a major-league-ready bat by slashing .335/.410/.625 in 477 at-bats, with those 41 doubles, 29 home runs, 98 RBIs, and a 58/86 BB/K ratio. He actually won the Texas League Triple Crown that season, and was in the major leagues two years later. (This is arguably the best minor league hitting season from a VBL alumnus in the past ten years.)

All-Time
1 Kevin Reese Winchester ’98 2004 50
2 Luis Lopez Winchester ’92-3 1997 47
3 Stephen Smitherman Winchester ’98-9 2001 45
4 Allen Battle Front Royal 1994 44
5 Marshall McDougall New Market ’98 2001 43
6 John Kruk New Market ’81 1983 41
T.R. Marcinczyk Staunton 1997 41
Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2010 41
9 Aubrey Huff Staunton 1999 40
Christopher Carter Waynesboro ’01 2007 40
11 T.R. Marcinczyk Staunton 1999 39
Chad Tracy Staunton ’99 2002 39
Stephen Smitherman Winchester ’98-9 2005 39
Dalton Hicks Luray ’09 2013 39
Ryan McBroom Haymarket ’11-’12 2015 39
16 Larry Sheets Staunton 1983 38
Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 1996 38
Joseph Hastings Staunton 2002 38
Kevin Reese Winchester ’98 2005 38
20 Jon Zuber Harrisonburg ’91 1993 37
Andy Abad Harrisonburg ’93 1996 37
Jon Zuber Harrisonburg ’91 1997 37
Peter Zoccolillo Front Royal ’98 2004 37
Luke Scott Staunton 2004 37
Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-07 2012 37
Ryan Schmipf Luray ’08 2012 37

Kevin Reese hit .308/.357/.502 in 546 at-bats in 2004 split between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Columbus. He hit those 50 doubles, seven triples, and 14 home runs. He made his major league debut the next season.

 

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