Minor League Record Book: Batting Average in One Season

This is our last hitting category for the minor leagues… but we still have pitchers! Here are the top ten batting averages put up in one minor league season since 2006, 400 at-bat minimum.

1 Collin Cowgill Covington ’05 2011 0.354
2 James McOwen Luray ’05-06 2009 0.340
3 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2010 0.335
4 John Raynor New Market ’04 2007 0.333
Tyler Kuhn Luray ’06-07 2011 0.333
6 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-06 2011 0.326
7 Tyler White Haymarket ’10 2015 0.325
8 Jeff Kindel Covington ’03 2007 0.317
9 Tyson Auer Luray ’05-06 2010 0.316
10 Ryan McBroom Haymarket ’11-’12 2015 0.315

Fun list. Clint Robinson on twice, and he joined Collin Cowgill, John Raynor, and Tyler White as a major leaguer. James McOwen, Raynor, Tyler Kuhn, Jeff Kindel, and Tyson Auer are all out of affiliated ball. Ryan McBroom and White joined in 2015- no one joined in 2016.

Has anyone else noticed how many Covington players have been outstanding in the last number of years? Jason Kipnis, Rico Noel, Collin Cowgill…. (in fact, New Market’s Bruce Alger once told me that the same family hosted Cowgill in 2005 and Kipnis in 2006!)

We’ll move on to minor league pitchers next!

Just look at Cowgill's beard! (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Just look at Cowgill’s beard! (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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