Now we come to walks. Controlling the strike zone is much more important now than it was back when I was growing up, so who, out of all the VBL alumni in the minor leagues since 2006, controlled it the best in one season?
|1||Sherman Johnson||Covington ’09-10||2015||89|
|2||Sherman Johnson||Covington ’09-10||2014||88|
|3||AJ Kirby-Jones||Waynesboro ’09||2012||86|
|4||Tyler White||Haymarket ’10||2015||84|
|5||Tyler Bortnick||Front Royal ’06||2011||79|
|Clint Robinson||Harrisonburg ’05-06||2012||79|
|Joey Butler||New Market ’06||2012||79|
|Ryan Schmipf||Luray ’08||2013||79|
|9||Rob Kral||Waynesboro ’09||2013||78|
|10||Sherman Johnson||Covington ’09-10||2016||74|
The easy answer to the question above is obviously Sherman Johnson, who take the top 2 spots along with #10. He is the only repeat player on the list. He played in Triple-A in 2016.
Tyler White, Clint Robinson, Joey Butler, and Ryan Schimpf have all played in the majors, and are still active. Johnson, obviously, along with Tyler Bortnick, is still active as well.
AJ Kirby-Jones and Rob Kral are out of affiliated ball (although both played in the Indy Leagues recently).
Stolen bases are next!