The Play Index will soon be shutting down. But don't despair!

We've launched new and improved offerings at Stathead! All Play Index subscriptions have been converted, or you can sign up for a free trial here!
Please read our blog post: Ad-Free and Play Index Changes Coming to Baseball-Reference.com.

2009 Register Batting Leaders

Current search:
For 2009, Minimum 100 AB, Sorted by greatest Batting Average

__p("text that informs the user how to change the form", "Use the back button to change the form")

Click on the red text to pre-fill the form with various values

Year
Filter
Sort By

Batting Leaders

  • Minimum 100 AB's to appear on leaderboard

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
1Alfredo Despaigne23GNMCNSFgn.40487376317791283703197734034.489.8141.3032588160311
2Kenny Berkenbosch24LDADUTMFgn.40237118107234311142410812.458.6361.0936813001
3José Abreu22CIECNSFgn.39989393286821142533076217449.555.8221.37623511300332
4Henry Urrutia22LTSCNSFgn.39783343305551212311276413123.461.5971.057182136016
5Danny Rombley29CNKDUTMFgn.396381741443357120524722218.483.5831.0668434221
6Damian Taveras19YK1DOSLFRk.396NYY301271061742130222131216.476.5751.0526116120
7Scott Beerer26MOD,TRICALL,NORWA+,A-.385COL632642345190136854632329.443.5941.03713934030
8Sandy Madera28NWK,LMO,PAWATLL,MXPW,ILInd,FgW,AAA.383BOS135540480971842202690325164.446.5921.038284126032
9Eury Perez19NATGULFRk.381WSN472051813869353241681520.443.503.9469135400
10Kenen Bailli24GNOCNSFgn.3776929226052981511165352447.438.5691.00814866024
11Bas de Jong29LDADUTMFgn.37727117106214010122900813.422.547.9705831110
12Yunier Mendoza29SNCCNSFgn.3778440135571134161651113318.435.479.914170114810
13Colin Moro24CGYGOBLInd.3767432727461103172865523345.471.5401.01114818021
14Carlos Ramirez21ORMPIONRk.376LAA421901493456180736003526.500.6381.1389554020
15Cesar Guillen20DRYDOSLFRk.375TBR341591363151120026153197.456.463.9196332113
16Ken Harvey31SML,KSCATLL,NORLInd.374491891633261110521201427.450.534.98387510022
17Jason James24RFDFRONInd.3749440334560129260144818104934.455.5711.0261971451313
18J.J. Sherrill28LBEGOBLInd.373301211022138100118521523.450.500.950511121
19Dillon Baird21ORMPIONRk.372LAA572502153980172749112833.452.5671.01912255023
20Yong-taik Park30LGKKBOFgn.3721115064529116831518742233663.417.582.999263156392
21Greg Porter28WCHAAInd.37295435376671402522186425639.453.6171.070232410210
22Alvaro Ramirez23CUBDOSLFRk.372CHC582381994074742302472117.457.477.93595312422
23Alexander Sanchez18MTSDOSLFRk.372NYM472131913071132442101219.413.524.93710025050
24Eduardo Cabrera21SJQVESLFRk.371PIT3811610517395101503922.417.438.8554620110
25Seong-heun Hong32LTGKBOFgn.371119487426711583301264934955.435.533.968227155071
26Nelson Castro33CGY,AGUGOBL,DOWLInd,FgW.37092403357881321910149034112964.421.5971.01821317460
27Alexeis Bell25SOCCNSFgn.36876327261659617420802225949.489.6931.183181650211
28Ramon Flores22BV1DOSLFRk.368ATL27124117254310411612512.403.547.9506412000
29Wux-Iong Pan28UPRCPBLFgn.36797367324611193438661133437.429.565.99418334145
30Joe Mauer26MIN,FTMAL,FLORMLB,A+.366MIN1436245389619732128100417864.444.5861.0293151320614
31Zheng-Min Peng30BTHCPBLFgn.3661084343618513219017712566662.468.5601.0272021050211
32Jorge Johnson22LTSCNSFgn.3658132428559104155229202426.417.474.8911351031022
33Eric Williams24ALPCNTLInd.365582771976372811262267325.547.431.9798516101
34Eddy Garabito32BGA,AZUITSA,DOWLFgn,FgW.3647125621449781636421953226.455.5511.00611856132
35Gene Kingsale32NEPDUTMFgn.364411891513755112324913116.489.5231.0137916101
36Reynaldo Mateo19AT1DOSLFRk.364OAK411321071739120321311821.481.5611.0426036100
37Drew Miller29CGYGOBLInd.36475330275711002811156113747.467.5931.05916317011
38Yuli Gurriel25SNCCNSFgn.363894073449012517230105545429.455.6861.1412361160312
39Raily Legito30NEPDUTMFgn.3634118616029581602321822218.438.500.9388061123
40Jhonny Carvajal35PAAITSAFgn.36142185169296152430211127.400.485.885826203
41Ray Martinez40REYMEXAAA.361712762443488170641332644.422.504.926123122133
42Ryan Wheeler20YAK,SBNNORW,MIDWA-,A.361ARI723162634895214641754232.462.5401.00214259023
43Armando Rios37CRO,PRIPRWL,CARSFgW.360371351141541100019751818.452.447.8995122011
44Joshua Short22KALFRONInd.360582622254181161946003244.443.5601.00312683021
45Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg21DANAPPYRk.359ATL622632343684190853031637.411.543.95312778052
46A.J. Valentine26STGGOBLInd.35982357312721122221782723049.429.6061.03418911041
47Chris Garcia21SHV,NJJ,SECAA,CAMA,FLWBInd,Wtr.3588336731862114180553004556.437.462.899147101120
48Serafin Rodriguez34PUEMEXAAA.35810145041687149263542721639.388.471.85919697740
49Dionys Cesar32TRR,AGUMEX,DOWLAAA,FgW.35714165056611220245497745127652.435.498.933282741310
50Hyun Soo Kim21DOOKBOFgn.3571335724829717231623104668059.448.5891.03728474065
51Mike Zuanich22AVL,TRISALL,NORWA,A-.357COL5723318540661311450112846.457.6651.122123012172
52Yordanis Samón27GNMCNSFgn.35687374329501172411478943339.422.562.9851851280416
53Anselmo Vasquez--ALP,MGCCNTLInd.35650174146305290932532118.448.6031.0518815020
54Matt Adams20BAT,JOHNYPL,APPYA-,Rk.355STL6327024531871701052002041.400.547.94713471043
55Fernando Alejos30YUCMEXAAA.3559739231860113274665946358.456.522.97816651464
56Blake Gailen24CCO,SECGOBL,FLWBInd,Wtr.3557433227943991535381864739.447.484.9311351320
57Rolando Meriño38SOCCNSFgn.35585386313741111921772326441.469.5911.060185116034
58Da-Hong Zheng28SINCPBLFgn.35599336304481081946461382535.404.503.90715352231
59Danel Castro32LTSCNSFgn.35487396347841232441179003736.422.542.964188107051
60Kuo-Qing Kao30UPRCPBLFgn.354703042773998180547001937.391.473.864131132062
61Jean Segura19ORM,SLKPION,PCLRk,AAA.354LAA4319618135641243231131115.395.514.9099312111
62Wilton Veras31SIN,ESSCPBL,DOWLFgn,FgW.35413754851272181381975442939.383.484.868248190070
63Jeffrey Arends22NEPDUTMFgn.353421811562655110248311918.420.462.8817212041
64Ernie Banks23WST,RIV,SSUFRON,FLWBInd,Wtr.35377343289651021522475104183.437.6681.10519367066
65Jesus Brito21INS,MHVARIZ,NYPLRk,A-.353CLE6026222452791910343223241.431.567.99812761230
66Wesley Connor24LDADUTMFgn.353371851733161110124106612.373.434.8067552040
67Dong-ju Kim33DOOKBOFgn.353105426354631252801986316155.455.5931.0492101780310
68Daniel Nava26PRT,SALEL,CARLAA,A+.352BOS612742274380222536024333.458.533.99112152111
69Ichiro Suzuki35SEAALMLB.352SEA1466786398822531411462693271.386.465.851297142115
70Mike Trout17ANG,CDRARIZ,MIDWRk,A.352LAA442071793063771251322234.419.486.9058720420
71Pedro Valdes36VIL,CROMEX,PRWLAAA,FgW.35214059446976165310201070010746.476.5461.0222561411077
72Geun-woo Chung26SKKKBOFgn.3501275654809816829495953136755.437.483.920232811251
73Casey Haerther21ORMPIONRk.350LAA502252063772182035021228.386.456.84294132230
74Rymer Liriano18PDSARIZRk.350SDP502161974469818441451552.398.523.92110362020
75Ramón Lunar22VLCCNSFgn.35083374329761151421875623459.417.568.98518776234
76Fausto Rizo48LDADUTMFgn.350371651372448100443202322.436.511.9477051045
77Brian Dozier22ELZ,TWNAPPY,GULFRk.349MIN582642323981170014302527.414.422.8379843130
78Tom Evans34LRAVEWLFgW.349592592095373160943734239.456.5551.01111673051
79Donzell McDonald34MVA,FMH,NWKMEX,NORL,ATLLAAA,Ind.34911352843010315027910642448077.454.523.97722527657
80Jared Clark23CASPIONRk.348COL5823219833691311144552934.424.5911.01511770141
81Lázaro Herrera26MTZCNSFgn.34890408359551252301468013535.408.529.937190186174
82Yi-Quan Lin23SINCPBLFgn.3481205234869216933418113643346.388.543.931264191036
83J.D. Martinez21TRC,GRENYPL,APPYA-,Rk.348HOU7229126442922431256102044.399.598.997158104033
84Hiroyuki Oze23ORX,ORXJPPL,JPWLFgn.34810031128237981621231462054.389.429.81812101530
85Jordan Parraz24NTA,OMA,IDFTL,PCL,PIONAA,AAA,Rk.348KCR81339290451012638524103343.432.541.9731571312130
86Nevri Jimenez18PHLDOSLFRk.347PHI3113912133421122151281420.428.521.9486333101
87Luis Navas29SOCCNSFgn.3477835530357105210848004121.431.495.926150176230
88Takayuki Saito33YAKJPELFgn.34772218202237061339341119.378.431.80987101130
89Ricardo Bordón26CGACNSFgn.34676282246478581623692332.411.459.87011385710
90Jose Miguel Fernandez21MTZCNSFgn.3469041938255132192857111914.391.469.8601791011520
91Nick Guerra28ORCGOBLInd.346733112694993151645512736.418.476.89412810051
92Edgar Quintero31MTY,LMOMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW.34616365356310219547228973278131.425.5861.0123301942611
93Brian Ruggiano23OGD,DGRPION,ARIZRk.346LAD6128625458881459392252268.414.547.96113908110
94Beau Torbert26SXFAAInd.3466528526035901021260521929.396.538.93514074023
95Andy Zamora26VLCCNSFgn.346813602836198111252105720.457.413.871117146861
96Frederich Cepeda29SNCCNSFgn.34583376290741002312482017842.487.6791.16619765038
97Yoenis Céspedes23GNMCNSFgn.34587392342871181942267534245.426.6171.043211107014
98Sean Halton22HEL,BRRPION,ARIZRk.345MIL692822554088211645741756.397.506.90312947030
99Alex Liddi20HDSCALLA+.345SEA129565493971704452310410653122.411.5941.005293118385
100George Lombard33LGI,CLBATLL,ILInd,AAA.345CLE58234194366714111531033547.442.5981.04011641134

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data

If you utilize material unique to a Sports Reference site for a tweet, an article, or for research for a broadcast or podcast, please strongly consider citing this site as the source for the material. It would be greatly appreciated and would help us continue to produce this material.