Lindsey was announced in a Major League game for the first time, on September 8th, although he didn't record an official plate appearance as Dodger manager Joe Torre immediately pinch-hit for him with Andre Ethier. Lindsey batted and flied out the next night, becoming the oldest (33 years and 222 days old) non-Asian born player since 2002 to appear in the Major Leagues. He collected his first Major League hit on Sept. 12 at Houston.
According to Dave Smith at retrosheet.org, Lindsey is the 20th player in Major League Smith at retrosheet.org, Lindsey is the 20th player in Major League Baseball since 1920 to debut without stepping between the white lines. The only other Dodger on this list is Billy Ashley, who debuted on Sept. 1, 1992 only to be pinch-hit for by Tommy Lasorda with Mike Scioscia.
Lindsey, who will be 34 next season, joined the Dodgers minor league system in 2007, left in 2009 but returned in 2010. He has clouted 76 home runs over his five years in the organization.
Jerry Sands, the latest wunderkind in the system (an appropriate german name for someone who at an early age masters one or more skills at an adult level), collected the runs created, runs scored and home run leads.
Sands was a 25th round selection in 2008 after hitting .390 with 20 home runs and 80 runs batted in at Catawba Collect in North Carolina.
He hit .315 between Ogden and Great Lakes in 2009, with a combined 19 home runs and 58 runs batted in over 58 games. He was assigned to Great Lakes in 2010 and hit .333 with 18 home runs, 46 RBI and a .646 slugging average.
Selected to the Midwest Eastern Division All-Star Team he went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and was named the game's "Top Star."
Zipped past Class A Inland Empire to Class AA Chattanooga on a midseason promotions, Sands led the Lookouts with 17 home runs in 68 games and finished the season with 35 home runs overall, which tied him for third among all minor leaguers.
Dee Gordon captured the two speed department leaderships, triples and stolen bases at Chattanooga where he hit .277 over 133 games, scoring 86 and banging out 154 hits. His 10 triples and 53 stolen bases led the Los Angeles system.
Jamie Hoffman led in games and hits at Albuquerque; Chris Gutterriez in on-base percentage with Inland Empire and Brian Cavazos-Galvez was the two-base hit leader while seeing action with the Loons.
The Complete top 10:
Batting Average .353 John Lindsey 1b Alb .347 Jay Gibbons dh Alb .318 Brian C-Galvez of GLk .315 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb .312 Chris Gutierrez ss IEm .310 Travis Denker 2b IE/Al .310 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb .309 JT Wise c GLk .305 Mike Restovich of Alb .301 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch .300 Trayvon Robinson of Chat On-base percentage .416 Chris Gutierrez ss IEm .404 Trayvon Robinson of Chat .400 John Lindsey 1b Alb .395 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch .378 Jamie Pedroza 2b Chat .375 Jay Gibbons dh Alb .375 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch .371 Mike Restovich of Alb .369 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb .363 JT Wise c GLk Slugging average .657 John Lindsey 1b Alb .594 Jay Gibbons dh Alb .586 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch .558 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch .535 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb .520 Brian C-Galvez of GLk .511 Mike Restovich of Alb .505 JT Wise c GLk .488 Blake Smith of GLk .469 Alfredo Silverio of IE/Ch On-base + slugging 1.057 John Lindsey 1b Alb .981 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch .969 Jay Gibbons dh Alb .934 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch .898 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb .882 Mike Restovich of Alb .868 JT Wise c GLk .863 Brian C-Galvez of GLk .852 Blake Smith of GLk .842 Trayvon Robinson of Chat Runs Created 114.53 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 102.30 John Lindsey 1b Alb 97.96 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb 97.88 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch 85.34 Brian C-Galvez of GLk 84.73 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb 79.43 Jay Gibbons dh Alb 76.95 Angelo Songco of GLk 76.07 Trayvon Robinson of Chat 74.53 Blake Smith of GLk Games 139 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb 138 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 135 Angelo Songco of GLk 133 Dee Gordon ss Chat 130 Ivan De Jesus 2b Alb 130 Jamie Pedroza 2b Chat 130 Eduardo Perez 1b Chat 129 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch 127 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb 126 Nick Buss of GL/IE Runs- 102 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 97 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb 91 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb 89 Ivan De Jesus 2b Alb 87 Angelo Songco of GLk 86 Dee Gordon ss Chat 80 Trayvon Robinson of Chat 78 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch 77 Blake Smith of GLk 76 Brian C-Galvez of GLk Hits 169 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb 159 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb 158 Ivan De Jesus 2b Alb 156 Brian C-Galvez of GLk 154 Dee Gordon ss Chat 151 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 144 John Lindsey 1b Alb 139 Chris Gutierrez ss IEm 139 Angelo Songco of GLk 137 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch Doubles 43 Brian -Galvez of GLk 41 John Lindsey 1b Alb 38 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb 36 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb 34 Corey Smith 3b Chat 33 Ivan De Jesus 2b Alb 33 Eduardo Perez 1b Chat 33 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch 30 Angelo Songco of GLk 28 Jay Gibbons dh Alb 28 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 28 Blake Smith of GLk Triples 10 Dee Gordon ss Chat 8 Nick Buss of GL/IE 8 Christian Lara ss GLk 7 Trent Oetjen of Alb 7 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch 6 Alfredo Silverio of IE/Ch 6 Angelo Songco of GLk 5 Elian Herrera of Ch/Alb 5 Trayvon Robinson of Chat 5 Brian Ruggiano 3b GLk 5 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 5 Scott Van Slyke of IE/Alb Home runs 35 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 26 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch 25 John Lindsey 1b Alb 23 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb 19 Jay Gibbons dh Alb 19 Blake Smith of GLk 16 Brian C-Galvez of GLk 16 Lucas May c Ch/Alb 15 Angelo Songco of GLk 14 Justin Sellers ss IE/Alb 14 Scott Van Slyke of IE/Alb Runs batted in 97 John Lindsey 1b Alb 93 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 91 Kyle Russell of IE/Ch 87 Russ Mitchell 3b Alb 86 Corey Smith 3b Chat 83 Jay Gibbons dh Alb 77 Brian C-Galvez of GLk 76 Blake Smith of GLk 74 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb 71 Angelo Songco of GLk Stolen bases 53-20 Dee Gordon ss Chat 43-13 Brian C-Galvez of GLk 40-14 Rafael Ynoa 2b GLk 38-15 Trayvon Robinson of Chat 32-11 Elian Herrera of Ch/Alb 18-2 Jerry Sands 1b GL/Ch 17-7 Jamie Hoffmann of Alb 17-7 Alfredo Silverio of IE/Ch 17-9 Christian Lara ss GLk 16-5 Chris Gutierrez ss IEm 15-12 Brian Ruggiano 3b GLk