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The 2022 MiLB Leaders Race to the Finish

Batting Average

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.

1Cintron, Jancarlos2 TeamsD-backs.349
2Brown, Vaun2 TeamsGiants.344
3Manzardo, Kyle2 TeamsRays.332
4MacKinnon, David2 TeamsAthletics.331
5Burleson, AlecMemphisCardinals.331

Home Runs

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.

1Gómez, Moises2 TeamsCardinals32
2Carpenter, Kerry2 TeamsTigers30
3Canario, Alexander2 TeamsCubs28
3Garrett, StoneRenoD-backs28
3Gray, TristanDurhamRays28
3Noel, Jhokensy2 TeamsGuardians28
3Northcut, Nick2 TeamsRed Sox28

On-Base Percentage

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.

1Kavadas, Niko2 TeamsRed Sox.464
2Ruiz, Esteury3 TeamsBrewers.460
3Gauthier, Austin2 TeamsDodgers.459
4Julien, EduardWichitaTwins.438
5Porter, Logan2 TeamsRoyals.438

Slugging Percentage

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.

1Gómez, Moises2 TeamsCardinals.649
2Carpenter, Kerry2 TeamsTigers.645
3Manzardo, Kyle2 TeamsRays.635
4Brown, Vaun2 TeamsGiants.625
5Villar, DavidSacramentoGiants.620

Extra-Base Hits

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.

1Dirden, Justin2 TeamsAstros61
2Mervis, Matt3 TeamsCubs59
3Carpenter, Kerry2 TeamsTigers58
4Encarnacion-Strand, Christian3 TeamsReds57
5De La Cruz, Elly2 TeamsReds55

Stolen Bases

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.

1Patino, Wildred2 TeamsD-backs67
2Ruiz, Esteury3 TeamsBrewers64
3De Los Santos, OmarSt. LucieMets60
4Valdez, LuisDelmarvaMets59
5Ferguson, Max3 TeamsRed Sox58
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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.

1Stone, Gavin2 TeamsDodgers1.56
2Dollard, TaylorArkansasMariners1.86
3Devers, Luis2 TeamsCubs1.93
4Bibee, Tanner2 TeamsGuardians2.14
5Montgomery, Mason2 TeamsRays2.23


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.

1Pfaadt, Brandon2 TeamsD-backs166
2Salinas, Roybear2 TeamsBraves151
3Montgomery, Mason2 TeamsRays145
4Harrison, Kyle2 TeamsGiants143
5Allen, Logan2 TeamsGuardians136
5Drohan, ShaneGreenvilleRed Sox136

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.

1Carela, Juan2 TeamsYankees.178
2Bello, Brayan2 TeamsRed Sox.183
3Harrison, Kyle2 TeamsGiants.186
4Brown, HunterSugar LandAstros.190
4Hernandez, JosephModestoMariners.190
4Kirby, ChanceErieTigers.190
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