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1997 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev BA Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1Greg Morrison21MDHPIONRk.448TOR69264241631081632388231429.473.8261.29919933061
2Todd Takayoshi26RENWLInd.40783394337881372811188015544.490.5931.08320091011
3Andy Tarpley24RENWLInd.40487388317921282851582925248.499.6661.164211213151
4Brett Jenkins27RENWLInd.4006228424059962121755133147.486.7171.203172211020
5Jorge Alvarez29AMATXLAInd.39567298263601042355682143029.455.5781.03215251131
6Roberquis Videaux--GNOCNSFgn.39333328040110172848344234.480.5541.0341558560
7Bryan Warner22RGVTXLAInd.39286382339751332842594843744.455.7201.17524454026
8Jake Kraus23HEL,OGDPIONRk.390MIL6930024651962211069843815.487.6101.0961501212043
9Mike Kinkade24ELPTLAA.385MIL1255404681121803512121091745266.455.5881.0422751313160
10Carlos Tabares--IDTCNSFgn.385332304571179313618112014.424.444.8681354242
11Dan Kopriva27MJW,GFKPRAIInd.3846426522453861409341642724.460.5671.02712798240
12Randy Kapano27REGPRAIInd.3835726220168771022372515043.506.7961.30216015153
13Antuan Bunkley21HELPIONRk.381MIL70309270521032301767243237.450.6561.10517784035
14Lance Downing18DBKARIZRk.3815525421548821212401043726.472.474.94710231010
15Manny Francois31WEI,THB,OAXCPBL,NORL,MEXFgn,Ind,AAA.379602362033977201835842647.455.6061.06112334121
16Omar Linares29PROCNSFgn.377182138385281823303911.516.6231.140864302
17Mike Frank23BILPIONRk.376CIN693062666210022610621883524.448.6171.06416472035
18Sean Casey22AKR,BFL,CLEEL,AA,ALAA,AAA,MLB.375CLE88364323511212611585013347.442.6011.04319457012
19Lonnie Maclin30AMATXLAInd.375863583126511719945822163828.435.532.96716670262
20Sean Collins30TYLTXLAInd.374854133539113225313513674828.450.5721.02220264443
21Angel Santiago22WCOHEARInd.374682942544995160944113143.445.543.98913864232
22Jason McClure24ABLTXLAInd.37378328276611031624542074336.457.489.94613562432
23Alex Sutherland25ADKNEASInd.373682612364288131948631826.415.551.96613052140
24Ted Wood30BTHCPBLFgn.37396435373841393252394545367.453.6701.12325054233
25Tony Gwynn37SDNNLMLB.372SDP14965159297220492171191254328.409.547.95732412311212
26J.D. Ramirez30LUBTXLAInd.371642802404589263647333225.448.5791.02713934131
27Jerrone Williams31TUPBSOLInd.37149209151495612311471635237.531.7091.24010743035
28Hirohide Hoshikawa23REGPRAIInd.36860229190527011112511133235.456.6261.08211902140
29Javier Méndez--IDTCNSFgn.368375291451072401267027221.496.5741.07016712705
30Dave Orndorff19ELZAPPYRk.368MIN55260228628415111421842225.434.5881.02213416220
31Gui-Zhang Zeng29CTECPBLFgn.368431931712863150636701718.424.561.9859601221
32Larry Walker30COLNLMLB.366COL153664568143208464491303387890.452.7201.17240915140414
33Jose Nunez18RKSARIZRk.365COL5223720831761733321221931.419.519.93910844152
34Alexander Ramos--IDJCNSFgn.365388329391201253361124336.455.459.914151111231
35Hector Villanueva32CTE,QROCPBL,MEXFgn,AAA.365291291042138130524202220.488.6351.1236643000
36Jose Moreno19MREARIZRk.363SEA51223190566912003631102518.438.426.8658122420
37Jarrod Patterson23REGPRAIInd.363652832405287242750733847.452.5671.01913612212
38Harvey Pulliam29CSP,COLPCL,NLAAA,MLB.363COL9923420459741321552112634.444.6671.11113634003
39Kevin Burford19PDS,IDFARIZ,PIONRk.362SDP5425519644711535531255030.490.5461.03610744051
40Shawn Cheek23MRDBSOLInd.362592422214880194839721642.413.5931.00613144010
41Mike Piazza28LANNLMLB.362LAD15263355610420132140124516977.431.6381.0703551930511
42Darryl Robinson29MOTPRAIInd.36257235221358010234031416.378.466.84410344240
43Mark Charbonnet26BNDWLInd.361783403195411520115581421655.388.571.95918241041
44Scott Krause23ELPTLAA.361MIL125512474971713311168813420108.390.578.96827477473
45Jorge Morales26TEN,MRDBSOLInd.36142177166316011153260815.395.530.9268862012
46Brian Giles37SSK,BRN,PZRPRAI,MEXInd,AAA.360462161754663141628513729.468.5541.0229771030
47Aldo Pecorilli26ARKTLAA.360STL31124111214010042223715.395.559.9546222040
48Boi Rodriguez31UPRCPBLFgn.36092382314831132212777536167.467.6941.16121884123
49Willy Ruiz20ROYGULFRk.360KCR542161973371400142011919.406.381.7867566400
50Mo Bruce22KPT,PFDAPPY,NYPLRk,A-.358NYM6327624361871567352662743.428.556.98313554020
51Yasser Gómez17MPSCNSFgn.3583513135011292031862046.401.399.80112564122
52Richie Harrelson24TUPBSOLInd.358552382043173180442312829.437.505.94210333033
53Andre Johnson27SSKPRAIInd.35866292243678716022712034360.459.6951.15416974022
54Terry Lee35WPGNORLInd.35877369313881122222078204332.439.6331.07219887066
55Danny Lewis29THBNORLInd.35877329288541031602467113747.432.6631.095191102028
56Luis Lopez23HGRSALLA.358TOR136577503961804741199586045.430.533.963268148064
57Mike Stoner24HDSCALLA+.35813661856711520344533142643691.392.6281.0203561731114
58Jay Davis26RGVTXLAInd.3578036433368119222156233112434.399.571.970190112143
59Juan Bell29SINCPBLFgn.3569442437185132273167322104361.423.574.99721323342
60Felix DeLeon23ALBNEASInd.35676334320551141622281371127.378.438.81514080300
61Zhi-Yuan Qi26CTECPBLFgn.35640151132204760620011215.423.538.9617144210
62Felix Colon26MASNEASInd.35577343304501082101065533129.420.523.94315945036
63Roger Poll--CGACNSFgn.3553993525912516343014162331.417.452.86915931662
64Kyle Shade26ALXTXLAInd.3548840135368125344853103741.425.541.96619198126
65Curt Ford36AMATXLAInd.353662592214878824351563521.442.462.90310251111
66Keith Habig23RCHFRONInd.3537534529568104182951823326.429.519.947153710250
67Dave McCarty27PHXPCLAAA.353SFG121488434851532752292944975.419.5901.009256182125
68Raul Franco20UTINYPLA-.352FLA72319293411031903381041724.385.447.832131112253
69Tim Howard28AMATXLAInd.352823642988010517575136185218.450.513.96415356263
70Dwight Smith33STPNORLInd.3527432626453932219521075650.469.5451.01514474024
71Ty Woods27PAW,MTNIL,MEXAAA.352BOS29118105163731928111135.407.6571.0646940020
72Jacob Cruz24PHX,SFNPCL,NLAAA,MLB.351SFG14359451810018246312981836768.424.521.945270143069
73Steve Hagins22BTEPIONRk.351ANA64297268599420117561331753.409.6231.032167510112
74Glenn Reeves23PRTELAA.351FLA662672225378142635943943.453.514.96711434020
75Mike Mitchell24RCUCALLA+.350SDP1094864407815436117106203583.401.552.95424386050
76Brian Raabe29TAC,SEA,COLPCL,AL,NLAAA,MLB.350SEA-COL1396155491011923541480163923.403.505.9072771216295
77Tom Smith26ABDPRAIInd.3506730827749971031558312550.403.570.97315862043
78Eric Burroughs27ATOHEARInd.3496226323848839454415102255.403.483.88611541022
79Jess Graham21CCEFRONInd.349481761464151723171252316.448.486.9357144210
80Brian Jenkins18METGULFRk.349NYM3611410917386111511416.368.450.8184930010
81Chad Overton22DCOHEARInd.349722992414384223745534837.468.5521.02013328021
82Marcus Giles19DANAPPYRk.348ATL552462075372133845523247.437.556.99211543130
83Tom Hage22ALNNEASInd.3487433730244105171443212723.401.450.85113673050
84Juan Mora19LATGULFRk.348DET43175155265495431921843.411.548.9608530020
85Antonio Pacheco--SOCCNSFgn.34823119834691101149003133.437.5711.0081139101
86Corey Paul28CCOWLInd.3485323818448641146411514942.496.5491.04510105002
87Gordon Powell26REGPRAIInd.3486630728267982429453221337.377.543.92015343542
88Ron Walker21WPT,RFDNYPL,MIDWA-,A.348CHC5823120431711011044012050.416.554.97011365027
89Bret Barberie29MVOWLInd.3477231927446951821140543716.424.547.97115042332
90Marc Suarez21BILPIONRk.347CIN642592194276170937213351.440.548.98812055020
91Frank Thomas29CHAALMLB.347CHW146649530110184350351251110969.456.6111.067324153079
92Danel Castro20LTSCNSFgn.346389335531161911551964146.423.513.93617211715
93Turner Ward32CGY,PITPCL,NLAAA,MLB.346PIT1304303767713034416771124243.419.5851.00422067322
94Luke Allen18GRFPIONRk.345LAD67278258508912674012111953.390.519.90913430101
95Juan Linares--PROCNSFgn.34538432850113241338114025.426.451.87714851015
96Carlos Mendoza22BNG,NFK,NYNEL,IL,NLAA,AAA,MLB.345NYM84311275459512311415122131.406.422.82811657801
97Kevin Reimer33TACPCLAAA.345SEA461851682158180321031222.389.506.8958582030
98Casey Smith20BRL,CBSAPPY,SALLRk,A.345CLE32128113143920312101137.414.442.8575003010
99Clay Snellgrove22IDFPIONRk.345SDP663102815297197248321839.383.484.86713673262
100Ichiro Suzuki23ORXJPPLFgn.3451356075369418531417913946236.414.513.9272751040514

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