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1998 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
1Tim Howard29AMATXLAInd.4478239733189148371310961845923.527.7281.25524150433
2Rene Reyes20RKSARIZRk.429COL49201177407694539167815.493.6101.103108515011
3Yovar Dueñas26PROCNSFgn.4183993377314127213761774818.500.6261.126211111013
4Todd Pridy27SONWLInd.40890418358821462902194414245.478.6651.1432381012064
5Jay Davis27RGVTXLAInd.405823733438913935126842542053.434.7411.17525433074
6Morgan Burkhart26RCHFRONInd.404803792809711318136981318538.557.8611.417241613019
7Gator McBride24CCEFRONInd.4036927724358982911263413026.466.6791.14516571031
8Jay Gibbons21MDHPIONRk.397TOR73339290661152911998213725.457.7001.15720373091
9Félix Ajete--IDJCNSFgn.3952171904075132338421616.449.532.9801012533
10Michel Enríquez18IDJCNSFgn.391450389811523519626123731.462.5551.01721671662
11Dan Kopriva28ALCNEASInd.391793192565510020316641245324.505.6801.18417468027
12Dee Dowler26RENWLInd.38963321293621142274453792532.436.553.98916281025
13Jay Kirkpatrick28SINCPBLFgn.3871044253547813723331101006582.480.7321.2122591220432
14Oscar Macías--HAVCNSFgn.3863262725510515415815133623.463.6361.09917351008
15Max St. Pierre18LATGULFRk.385DET31120104184030215621512.467.471.9384911000
16Jorge Piedra19GRFPIONRk.383LAD72325282721082272331673929.460.532.99215041303
17Wes Chamberlain32WPG,OKC,CDBNORL,PCL,MEXInd,AAA.382TEX7030425965992001765722938.464.6561.120170913037
18Neylan Molina--HAVCNSFgn.378372325591231450296112819.436.452.88914767102
19Jason Landreth22LUBTXLAInd.3776929826060981718542233237.441.542.98314131142
20Ty Gainey37CTSCPBLFgn.37694385327661232502183215063.465.6451.110211860210
21Eric Battersby22WSXARIZRk.375CHW431681363451153527422932.479.6401.1198700120
22Jack Wilson20JOHAPPYRk.373STL6126324150901844292261830.424.531.95512843100
23Mike Wilson25AMATXLAInd.373803653119311616711692204554.454.5761.03017983420
24Dave Callahan18MLN,BREGULF,FLORRk,A+.371FLA341361241946120011211119.426.468.8945811000
25Adam Riggs25ABQPCLAAA.371LAD4419617030631334251262129.446.553.9999413111
26Kyle Shade27ALXTXLAInd.3708441534987129313984125546.455.5531.00819365064
27Carlos Urquiola18SBN,DBKMIDW,ARIZA,Rk.370ARI4822120042741180262391520.421.505.92610114020
28Michael Restovich19ELZ,FWAAPPY,MIDWRk,A.369MIN76354287771062531370525870.489.6131.102176119000
29Gabe Memmert22JHN,MASFRON,NEASInd.3684013512518468031601720.415.504.9196323000
30Brian Duva25WPGNORLInd.3678039035771131241104626152825.412.524.93618741220
31David Goodwin23ROYGULFRk.367KCR482051772665200433002033.441.548.9899725121
32Eber Bastida--IDTCNSFgn.364374297451081340385115834.465.434.90012961153
33Mark Charbonnet27BNDWLInd.364893893577013031422851252571.407.6581.06523593136
34Ray DeLeon28LUB,RGVTXLAInd.36475323302571101901370611225.391.556.94816874143
35Jeff Pickler22OGDPIONRk.364MIL71327280551022204492083925.443.486.92813642420
36Bobby Brown24CANFRONInd.36377351320581162829631332549.407.547.95417572041
37Andy Morales23HAVCNSFgn.363377322631172741771454128.443.6301.07320314905
38Vernon Spearman28SONWLInd.363894283698913421823440105326.439.480.91917740241
39Larry Walker31COLNLMLB.363COL13052445411316546323671446461.445.6301.075286114022
40Paul Day21BRLAPPYRk.362CLE6025122933831627451001739.406.541.94812462030
41Eduardo Cárdenas--MTZCNSFgn.36138934146123150022543713.424.405.8291389272
42Lino Connell26GRHWLInd.3618941237166134269105628103554.415.561.97520851237
43Nate Espy20MTVAPPYRk.361PHI6628722750822011356225155.479.6301.10914344141
44Justin Hemme22CANFRONInd.361602542274582155842101744.425.5771.00213149011
45Robert Hewes23ALXTXLAInd.36183378294801062879631776945.489.5951.08517508430
46Brett Jenkins28RENWLInd.36184399338681222012394553740.449.6301.079213620044
47Brent Cookson28TUCPCLAAA.360ARI361211002436120619001826.463.6601.1236612010
48Josh Hannah22CKCHEARInd.359492131924069102726521642.406.542.94710401131
49J.D. Drew22STP,MEM,ARK,SLNNORL,PCL,TL,NLInd,AAA,AA,MLB.358STL893652966910625521701156075.477.6891.16620478016
50Joey Martinez26RGVTXLAInd.3585323821551771234261671214.405.498.90310747130
51Jared Sadlowski23ALNNEASInd.358541691512254114326121419.414.543.9578212020
52Ichiro Suzuki24ORXJPPLFgn.3581355585067918136313711144335.414.518.9322622170215
53Casey Blake24DUN,KNXFLOR,SOULA+,AA.357TOR1335885121031834371810319652106.421.574.99529411113101
54Eric Byrnes22SOR,VISNORW,CALLA-,A+.357OAK71317277629919411521723431.429.5741.00315953031
55Josh Herman24OVAFRONInd.357572402104375130124800228.417.5901.00712493050
56Pablo Ozuna23PEOMIDWA.357STL133592538122192271096262262956.400.494.8942666111223
57Paul Cruz23SPRFRONInd.356612381914768103539113314.471.518.98999411030
58Malvin Matos26ALXTXLAInd.35680367315761122372687934165.433.7211.15422746051
59Juan Moreno22IDJCNSFgn.356380351621252301563242230.394.550.94419313223
60Darryl Brinkley29NVLPCLAAA.355PIT114413372571322339511082753.416.505.922188913012
61Lonnie Maclin31AMATXLAInd.35582380327781162331065424645.434.535.96917593041
62Sean Collins31AMA,TULTXLA,TLInd,AA.354TEX934493909913820912764174335.421.544.96421295740
63Rolando Garza18WSXARIZRk.354CHW5323020641731123331771835.415.471.8869774112
64Jiong-Long Huang34WEICPBLFgn.35499386347441232211471393124.404.432.83615061257
65John Olerud29NYNNLMLB.354NYM160665557911973642293229673.447.551.9983071541711
66Lázaro Vargas--IDTCNSFgn.35436228846102123245066116.475.438.91312618823
67Kevin Haverbusch22LBG,CARCARL,SOULA+,AA.352PIT95382349531232211168552253.403.516.91918089021
68Brian McMillin21ELZAPPYRk.352MIN361551223043100639832722.477.5821.0597144020
69Juan Pierre20PORNORWA-.352COL642902645593920303891911.399.402.80010632410
70Julio Vinas25ROCILAAA.352BAL622151992670154640211230.388.558.94611131120
71Jason Clark23EVNFRONInd.351482031884666126735233823.388.590.97811124211
72Mitch Meluskey24NOR,HOUPCL,NLAAA,MLB.351HOU129499405771424201771208663.463.5801.0432351630510
73Matt Nokes34STPNORLInd.351602462113074150850002423.419.536.95411395061
74John O'Brien29ALXTXLAInd.35184402328891152113293115754.450.7131.164234149086
75Luis Piloto--IDJCNSFgn.35129725153881411140233726.439.546.9851377432
76Scott Pratt21WTRNYPLA-.351CLE47215174376112321415103426.467.489.9568545111
77Chris Cassels29OHVTXLAInd.35083390331651162352282114157.436.6501.085215913059
78Jeremy Giambi23OMA,KCAPCL,ALAAA,MLB.350KCR114464383741342522274866873.450.5981.04822976258
79Jason LaRue24CNG,INASOUL,ILAA,AAA.350CIN120502437761534381487444468.413.581.99425415101101
80Derek Vaughn28LUBTXLAInd.35083376343771202743604682328.392.478.87116453430
81Eric White25SONWLInd.35086364309411082505511114552.434.479.913148145054
82Jason Baker25TNSHEARInd.3495928124949871921381852427.399.454.85311340354
83Shea Hillenbrand22BTCMIDWA.349BOS1295314988017433419931371949.383.546.9292721110132
84Mark Quinn24WCHTLAA.349KCR100432372821302661684414354.424.5811.004216510071
85José Estrada--PROCNSFgn.34735932963114144228971628.388.432.8201429761
86Jalal Leach29SHV,FRETL,PCLAA,AAA.347SFG1074333836613325419711344461.409.582.99122390064
87Sean Mahoney22HDVNYPLA-.347TBD6529024844861625531153147.421.488.90912145063
88Keith Habig24RCH,BTCFRON,MIDWInd,A.346BOS83376301891041942590745727.465.6841.150206914041
89David Hulse30NAS,PAWATLL,ILInd,AAA.346BOS83330315521092249551341247.367.527.89416650033
90Andres Duncan26CATNEASInd.3457025422935791530173091834.409.437.84610047007
91Jason Hill23LUBTXLAInd.34532120113213911252710510.367.611.9776950020
92Andy Wilson22OHVTXLAInd.34580343296581021620433033818.422.412.83412233421
93Brian Foster22EVNFRONInd.344572141863964142748012033.416.554.97010335030
94Jose Pena18RESGULFRk.344BOS481831602855123421651433.423.531.9548528100
95Joe Ronca26SPRFRONInd.34476354317561092101677103358.411.562.972178143101
96Bernie Williams29NYA,NCH,TAMAL,EL,FLORMLB,AA,A+.344NYY132595512107176335281021597782.427.5921.019303201059
97Ed Campaniello24OHVTXLAInd.3438440132169110267349766941.462.495.95815945332
98Jason Clarke22CBZARIZRk.343CHC351571403048104225741215.397.514.9127202120
99Felix Jose33NAS,TABATLL,MEXInd,AAA.34398409327721121912686897855.469.6451.115211122026
100Mike Colangelo21LEL,CDRCALL,MIDWA+,A.342ANA582632284678193929772540.422.570.99213028021

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