Down On The Farm: A's 2013 Minor League Hitting & Pitching Leaders

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With the minor league regular season coming to an end last week, I took the opportunity to take a look at the A's minor league hitting and pitching stat leaders on my Athletics Farm blog this week and I thought some of you here on Athletics Nation might find it interesting too.

The one guy who really jumps out at you here is first baseman Max Muncy. He got off to a great start with Stockton and, despite starting off slow at Midland, he still finished the season leading all A's minor leaguers in home runs, walks, RBIs and total bases. It was encouraging to see that the A's top draft pick this year, outfielder Billy McKinney, led all A's minor leaguers (with 200+ at-bats) in batting with a .326 average. Of course, Daric Barton led all A's minor leaguers in OBP - no surprise there! And current A's catcher Stephen Vogt topped the list in both SLG and OPS. Our negative stat leaders include Renato Nunez who made 39 errors in 114 games at third base for Beloit, while fellow third baseman B.A. Vollmuth struck out a whopping 161 times in 471 at-bats for Stockton, who almost had 3 players with 150+ strikeouts this season.

For the purposes of this leader board, I've included players from all the A's full-season affiliates in Sacramento, Midland, Stockton and Beloit, as well as the A's short-season affiliates in Vermont and the Arizona League, but I've left off the Dominican League just because play can be so unpredictable down there and the stats aren't often all that telling. The most notable Dominican big-stat achiever though was OF-2B Rodolfo Penalo who managed to steal 29 bases in 39 attempts over 51 games. And in case you're wondering, he's 21 years old and listed at 5'7" and 130 lbs. Gees, the last time I weighed that, Bill Clinton was still in the Oval Office getting...oh nevermind...

--HITS--

160 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

154 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

143 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

141 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

138 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

--DOUBLES--

35 Myrio Richard OF (Sto)

35 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

33 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

32 Ryan Mathews OF (Bel)

32 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

--TRIPLES--

12 Chad Oberacker OF (Mid)

10 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

10 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

10 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

8 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

8 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

--HOME RUNS--

25 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

23 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

22 Jake Goebbert OF (Mid-Sac)

21 Dusty Robinson OF (Sto)

21 B.A. Vollmuth 3B (Sto)

--TOTAL BASES--

249 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

237 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

227 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

221 Jake Goebbert OF (Mid-Sac)

221 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

--RBIs--

100 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

93 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

92 Tony Thompson 1B-3B (Sto)

89 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

89 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

--RUNS--

96 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

90 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

89 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

86 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

77 Daric Barton 1B-3B (Sac)

77 Conner Crumbliss OF (Mid-Sac)

--WALKS--

88 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

87 Daric Barton 1B-3B (Sac)

81 Conner Crumbliss OF (Mid-Sac)

81 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

80 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

--STRIKEOUTS--

161 B.A. Vollmuth 3B (Sto)

160 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

159 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

148 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

146 Dusty Robinson OF (Sto)

--STOLEN BASES--

25 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

22 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

21 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

21 Brett Vertigan OF (Bel)

20 D'Arby Myers OF (Mid)

--CAUGHT STEALING--

10 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

10 D'Arby Myers OF (Mid)

9 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

8 Aaron Shipman OF (Bel-AZL)

8 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

--ERRORS--

39 Renato Nunez 3B (Bel)

31 B.A. Vollmuth 3B (Sto)

23 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

22 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

21 Darwin Perez SS-2B (Mid)

--BATTING AVERAGE-- (minimum 200 at-bats)

.326 Billy McKinney OF (AZL-Ver)

.325 Grant Green 2B (Sac)

.324 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.324 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.302 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

--ON-BASE PERCENTAGE-- (minimum 200 at-bats)

.423 Daric Barton 1B-3B (Sac)

.416 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.408 Aaron Shipman OF (Bel-AZL)

.398 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.390 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

--SLUGGING PERCENTAGE-- (minimum 200 at-bats)

.547 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.500 Grant Green 2B (Sac)

.495 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

.480 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.476 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

--ON-BASE + SLUGGING-- (minimum 200 at-bats)

.945 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.896 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.879 Grant Green 2B (Sac)

.865 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

.857 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

--INNINGS PITCHED--

165 2/3 Zach Neal RHP (Mid)

165 2/3 Tanner Peters RHP (Sto)

165 Andrew Werner LHP (Sac)

156 1/3 Raul Alcantara RHP (Sto-Bel)

155 1/3 Sean Murphy RHP (Mid-Sto)

155 1/3 Drew Granier RHP (Sto-Mid)

--STRIKEOUTS--

159 Tanner Peters RHP (Sto)

153 Drew Granier RHP (Sto-Mid)

140 Sean Murphy RHP (Mid-Sto)

135 Bruce Billings RHP (Sac)

125 Travis Banwart RHP (Sac)

--WINS--

13 Bruce Billings RHP (Sac)

12 Raul Alcantara RHP (Sto-Bel)

12 Andrew Werner LHP (Sac)

12 Tanner Peters RHP (Sto)

10 Travis Banwart RHP (Sac)

--SAVES--

23 Brian Gordon RHP (Sac)

19 Ryan Dull RHP (Bel-Sto-Mid)

15 Dan Otero RHP (Sac)

9 Austin House RHP (Bel)

7 Trevor Bayless RHP (Ver-Bel)

--EARNED RUN AVERAGE-- (minimum 90 innings)

2.66 Carlos Hernandez LHP (Mid-Sac)

3.10 Brent Powers LHP (Ver-Bel)

3.11 Raul Alcantara RHP (Sto-Bel)

3.42 Sonny Gray RHP (Sac)

3.48 Murphy Smith RHP (Mid)

--WALKS + HITS PER INNING PITCHED-- (minimum 90 innings)

1.16 Raul Alcantara RHP (Sto-Bel)

1.17 Tanner Peters RHP (Sto)

1.20 Carlos Hernandez LHP (Mid-Sac)

1.26 Zach Neal RHP (Mid)

1.29 Bruce Billings RHP (Sac)

You can check out my blog - Athletics Farm - for updates on the A's minor league teams and all the top prospects down on the farm.

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