Kentucky Rookie MiLB Leaderboard

Minor League Baseball

Yesterday we looked at the hitting and pitching leaderboards for full-season Kentucky minor leaguers in advance of the BluGrass Baseball MiLB awards post. If you saw that post you already know former UK catcher Marcus Nidiffer was named the rookie of the year, but looking at the statistical leaders among players that made their professional debuts in 2010 is still helpful.

Batting Average (2.7 PA/team game)

  • Phil Wunderlich (SS Hudson Valley) – .330
  • Andrew Clark (SS Spokane) – .295
  • Richie Rowland (R Missoula) – .291
  • Wes Cunningham (SS Eugene) – .290
  • Lance Ray (Low A Beloit) – .289

On-base Percentage

  • Wes Cunningham (SS Eugene) – .415
  • Andrew Clark (SS Spokane) – .401
  • Lance Ray (Low A Beloit) – .372
  • Marcus Nidiffer (SS Tri-City) – .372
  • Phil Wunderlich (SS Hudson Valley) – .372

Slugging Percentage

  • Marcus Nidiffer (SS Tri-City) – .535
  • Phil Wunderlich (SS Hudson Valley) — .478
  • Wes Cunningham (SS Eugene) – .449
  • Drew Lee (R Bristol) – .435
  • Lance Ray (Low A Beloit) – .417

Runs

  • Marcus Nidiffer (SS Tri-City) – 40
  • Wes Cunningham (SS Eugene) – 34
  • Andrew Clark (SS Spokane) – 32
  • Drew Lee (R Bristol) – 32
  • Phil Wunderlich (SS Hudson Valley) – 31

HR

  • Marcus Nidiffer (SS Tri-City) – 14
  • Drew Lee (R Bristol) – 5
  • Richie Rowland (R Missoula) – 5
  • Adam Duvall (SS Salem-Keizer) – 4
  • Phil Wunderlich (SS Hudson Valley) – 4
  • Jayson Langfels (SS Tri-City) – 4

RBI

  • Andrew Clark (SS Spokane) – 41
  • Drew Lee (R Bristol) – 39
  • Marcus Nidiffer (SS Tri-City) – 36
  • Phil Wunderlich (SS Hudson Valley) – 36
  • Richie Rowland (R Missoula) – 34

Stolen Bases

  • Cameron Conner (R Idaho Falls) – 15
  • Marcus Nidiffer (SS Tri-City) – 9
  • Matt Payton (R GCL Phillies) – 9
  • Wes Cunningham (SS Eugene) – 7
  • Chris Bisson (SS Eugene) – 5
  • Drew Lee (R Bristol) – 5

Hit the jump to see the pitching leaders.Note: Only two of the pitchers making their debuts in 2010 (Patrick Cooper and Daniel Webb) had enough innings to qualify for a league ERA title, so rankings are of all pitchers with no innings limit.

ERA

  • Tyler Gatrell (AZL Royals) – 1.29
  • Stephen Shackleford (SS Salem-Keizer) – 1.60
  • Logan Darnell (R Elizabethton) – 2.08
  • Neil Holland (SS Vermont) – 2.20
  • Bart Carter (GCL Twins) – 2.90

Wins

  • Bob Revesz (R Johnson City) – 4
  • Patrick Cooper (Low A West Michigan) – 4
  • Neil Holland (SS Vermont) – 3
  • Logan Darnell (R Elizabethton) – 2
  • Matt Little (High A Lakeland) – 2
  • Bart Carter (GCL Twins) – 2
  • Jason Chowning (SS Tri-City) – 2
  • Stephen Shackleford (SS Salem-Keizer) – 2

BA Against

  • Matt Little (High A Lakeland) – .187
  • Stephen Shackleford (SS Salem-Keizer) – .197
  • Logan Darnell (R Elizabethton) – .202
  • Tyler Gatrell (AZL Royals) – .205
  • Neil Holland (SS Vermont) – .212

Strikeouts

  • Patrick Cooper (Low A West Michigan) – 50
  • Daniel Webb (Low A Lansing) – 43
  • Matt Little (High A Lakeland) – 42
  • Stephen Shackleford (SS Salem-Keizer) – 41
  • Tyler Gatrell (AZL Royals) – 40

Saves

  • Tyler Gatrell (AZL Royals) – 13
  • Jarrett Casey (R Bristol) – 3
  • Matt Little (High A Lakeland) – 1
  • Dean Kiekhefer (Low A Quad Cities) – 1
  • Stephen Shackleford (SS Salem-Keizer) – 1

Innings Pitched

  • Daniel Webb (Low A Lansing) – 68.1
  • Patrick Cooper (Low A West Michigan) – 62.1
  • Jarrett Casey (R Bristol) – 54
  • Matt Little (High A Lakeland) – 37
  • Logan Darnell (R Elizabethton) – 34.2
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