Winter League HBP leaders

October 31st, 2008 by pbr

Just in case any of you thought writing a blog about Major Leaguers getting hit by pitches was too obscure, here’s the leaders in the various Winter Leagues. If you’re looking to travel to see some HBP action, it looks like the Dominican Winter League is the place to be – they’re averaging 1.52 plunks per game. The Arizona Fall League is the next best choice, where they hit batters 1.2 times per game. Behind them are the Venezuelan and Hawaii Winter Leagues, averaging 1.02 and 1 plunk per game, and the Mexican Pacific League where batters have been plunked 0.93 times per game so far this year.

Anyway, here are the HBP leaders (batting) through 10/30/2008, by league:

Arizona Fall League

Name Team HBP Plate Appearances
Kevin Frandsen Scottsdale Scorpions 7 66
Casper Wells Mesa Solar Sox 7 55
Chris Pettit Scottsdale Scorpions 3 83
Emmanuel Burriss Scottsdale Scorpions 3 65
Eric Young Phoenix Desert Dogs 3 76
Tyler Greene Peoria Saguaros 3 52
Nolan Reimold Surprise Rafters 2 55
Nate Spears Mesa Solar Sox 2 54
Brian McFall Surprise Rafters 2 39
Leonard Davis Peoria Saguaros 2 47
Drew Stubbs Peoria Javelins 2 53
Sean Kazmar Peoria Saguaros 2 49
Shelby Ford Scottsdale Scorpions 2 75
Mike Baxter Peoria Saguaros 2 42
Brandon Snyder Surprise Rafters 2 36
Michael McKenry Phoenix Desert Dogs 2 35
Juan Miranda Peoria Javelins 2 49

Dominican Winter League

Name Team HBP Plate Appearances
Amaury Cazana Tigres del Licey 3 58
Timo Perez Tigres del Licey 3 52
Luis Terrero Aguilas Cibaenas 3 32
Juan Richardson Leones del Escogido 2 17
Danilo Sanchez Leones del Escogido 2 16
Adam Pavkovich Tigres del Licey 2 24
Diory Hernandez Leones del Escogido 2 27
Bradley Coon Estrellas de Oriente 2 19


Hawaii Winter League

Name Team HBP Plate Appearances
Tommy Giles Waikiki Beach Boys 4 66
Tony Thomas Waikiki Beach Boys 3 83
Darin Holcomb Honolulu Sharks 3 77
Todd Frazier Waikiki Beach Boys 3 97
Cyle Hankerd West Oahu CaneFires 3 74
Buster Posey Waikiki Beach Boys 2 47
James Skelton West Oahu CaneFires 2 56
Marquez Smith Waikiki Beach Boys 2 90
Lars Davis Honolulu Sharks 2 42
Gregory Burns West Oahu CaneFires 2 85
Mark Hallberg West Oahu CaneFires 2 83
Chris Carter North Shore Honu 2 82
Bradley Emaus Honolulu Sharks 2 63
Matt McBride North Shore Honu 2 105


Mexican Pacific League

Name Team HBP Plate Appearances
Carlos Gastelum Naranjeros de Hermosillo 4 66
Brian Myrow Venados de Mazatlan 4 63
Luis Cruz Yaquis de Obregon 3 40
Pedro Diaz Caneros de los Mochis 3 45
Cristhian Presichi Algodoneros de Guasave 3 73
Javier Robles Mayos de Navojoa 2 66
Xavier Paul Aguilas de Mexicali 2 63
Todd Jennings Aguilas de Mexicali 2 66
Fernando Rios Mayos de Navojoa 2 40
Jason Dubois Aguilas de Mexicali 2 64
Kit Pellow Algodoneros de Guasave 2 75
Erubiel Durazo Naranjeros de Hermosillo 2 75
Tike Redman Algodoneros de Guasave 2 65
Jason Phillips Yaquis de Obregon 2 52

Venezuelan Winter League

Name Team HBP Plate Appearances
Luis Gonzalez Caribes de Anzoategui 5 55
Brendan Katin Aguilas de Zulia 3 43
Luis Oliveros Aguilas de Zulia 2 44
Rajai Davis Caribes de Anzoategui 2 44
Jackson Melian Leones del Caracas 2 45
Eliezer Alfonzo Caribes de Anzoategui 2 53
Jesus Guzman Leones del Caracas 2 62
Gorkys Hernandez Caribes de Anzoategui 2 15

If Kevin Frandsen’s name sounds familiar, he’s the guy who got hit by a pitch in his first three major league games, back in 2006. He’s still with the Giants organization. Casper Wells is a prospect for the Detroit Tigers, and looks like he might be ready to add some valuable HBPs to their offense.

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