Cintron has played in a pair of very favorable hitters’ parks in Amarillo and Reno, but he’s been locked in all year. What’s remarkable is the 27-year-old has never hit over .300 in a pro season before this year.
|1||Cintron, Jancarlos||2 Teams||D-backs||.349|
|2||Brown, Vaun||2 Teams||Giants||.344|
|3||Manzardo, Kyle||2 Teams||Rays||.332|
|4||MacKinnon, David||2 Teams||Athletics||.331|
Gomez has been a tear recently with three home runs in his past four games. His chances of winning the MiLB home run crown are further boosted by Kerry Carpenter’s promotion to the majors, not that Carpenter is going to complain.
|1||Gómez, Moises||2 Teams||Cardinals||32|
|2||Carpenter, Kerry||2 Teams||Tigers||30|
|3||Canario, Alexander||2 Teams||Cubs||28|
|3||Noel, Jhokensy||2 Teams||Guardians||28|
|3||Northcut, Nick||2 Teams||Red Sox||28|
Red Sox slugger Niko Kavadas posted a .453 on-base percentage at Low-A Salem and an even-more impressive .483 on-base percentage since his promotion to High-A Greenville. Esteury Ruiz has had a prospect resurgence this year. That led to his trade to the Brewers in the Josh Hader deal.
|1||Kavadas, Niko||2 Teams||Red Sox||.464|
|2||Ruiz, Esteury||3 Teams||Brewers||.460|
|3||Gauthier, Austin||2 Teams||Dodgers||.459|
|5||Porter, Logan||2 Teams||Royals||.438|
The home run leaders largely dominate the slugging percentage leaderboard as well. It is worth highlighting Rays prospect Kyle Manzardo. He only has 18 home runs, but he’s third in the minors in slugging thanks to his .332 batting average.
|1||Gómez, Moises||2 Teams||Cardinals||.649|
|2||Carpenter, Kerry||2 Teams||Tigers||.645|
|3||Manzardo, Kyle||2 Teams||Rays||.635|
|4||Brown, Vaun||2 Teams||Giants||.625|
Dirden, a 25-year-old outfielder in the Astros organization, has 35 doubles, 5 triples and 21 home runs. Mervis has been piling up doubles and home runs at three stops, as he’s gone from High-A to Triple-A this year.
|1||Dirden, Justin||2 Teams||Astros||61|
|2||Mervis, Matt||3 Teams||Cubs||59|
|3||Carpenter, Kerry||2 Teams||Tigers||58|
|4||Encarnacion-Strand, Christian||3 Teams||Reds||57|
|5||De La Cruz, Elly||2 Teams||Reds||55|
Patino, Ruiz or De Los Santos have a chance to become the first to steal more than 80 bags since Jorge Mateo did it 2015. But no one is coming close to catching Billy Hamilton’s 155 steals, an all-time MiLB record, set in 2012.
|1||Patino, Wildred||2 Teams||D-backs||67|
|2||Ruiz, Esteury||3 Teams||Brewers||64|
|3||De Los Santos, Omar||St. Lucie||Mets||60|
|5||Ferguson, Max||3 Teams||Red Sox||58|
Earned Run Average
At this point, it’s Gavin Stone’s ERA crown to lose. Stone actually allowed three earned runs in his most recent start. Before that, his ERA was an even more microscopic 1.32.
|1||Stone, Gavin||2 Teams||Dodgers||1.56|
|3||Devers, Luis||2 Teams||Cubs||1.93|
|4||Bibee, Tanner||2 Teams||Guardians||2.14|
|5||Montgomery, Mason||2 Teams||Rays||2.23|
Pfaadt has only reached double digits in strikeouts twice this year, but he’s incredibly consistent. He’s reached eight or more strikeouts in 16 of his 22 starts.
|1||Pfaadt, Brandon||2 Teams||D-backs||166|
|2||Salinas, Roybear||2 Teams||Braves||151|
|3||Montgomery, Mason||2 Teams||Rays||145|
|4||Harrison, Kyle||2 Teams||Giants||143|
|5||Allen, Logan||2 Teams||Guardians||136|
|5||Drohan, Shane||Greenville||Red Sox||136|
Opponents’ Batting Average
Carela is the current leader, but keep an eye on whether Joe Boyle (.119 average against) gets to enough innings to qualify.
|1||Carela, Juan||2 Teams||Yankees||.178|
|2||Bello, Brayan||2 Teams||Red Sox||.183|
|3||Harrison, Kyle||2 Teams||Giants||.186|
|4||Brown, Hunter||Sugar Land||Astros||.190|