Dodger Minor League Hitters by Position

The talking media heads continue to batter the Dodgers minor league system, pointing out that there is no talent available to make the trades needed to fill in games in the Los Angeles lineup. But a quick glance, position by position, shows that there is, indeed, substance to the farm system.

We have arbitrarily combined both the full season and short season rosters, selecting everyone who played a substantial amount of time in 2009 and then split them into their distinct positions.

Minor league teams, particularly the short season clubs, use players in a variety of positions and we divided them as best we could into their primary slots. A few we tagged multi-positioned, but they probably could have been assigned to two or more groupings.

Obviously, the short season players made the list with much less playing time since the short season clubs only play approximately half as many games as the full season teams do.

The rankings are by batting average only.

The full season and short season leaders in each category:

 Catcher	          ave  obp  gm  ab  r  h  2 3 hr bi sb
Jeremy Wise AZ	        .338 .401  39 145 26  57  9 0 8 23  0
AJ Ellis Alb	        .314 .438  90 283 48  89 13 2 0 39  2

 First base	         ave  obp  gm  ab  r   h  2 3 hr  bi sb
Eduardo Perez Ch/IE	.305 .380 128 442 69 135 35 6 14  69  0
Chris Jacobs Og	        .277 .371  42 148 22  41 10 1  4  17  0

 Second base	         ave  obp  gm  ab   r   h  2 3 hr bi sb
Ramon Nivar Chat         .298 .333  45 171  29  51 16 3  3 20 14
Ramon Jean Az	         .280 .323  44 175  28  49 10 2  0 23 14

 Third base	         ave  obp  gm  ab  r   h  2 3 hr bi sb
Brian Ruggiano Az/Og	.346 .414  61 254 58  88 14 5  9 38 22
Anthony Hatch GL	.294 .363 130 479 80 141 36 6 11 73  6

 Shortstop	         ave  obp  gm  ab  r   h  2 3 hr bi sb
Dee Gordon GF	        .301 .362 131 538 96 162 17 12 3 35 73
Bryant Hernandez Og	.276 .370  44 163 20  45  6  2 2 16  8

 Outfield	         ave  obp  gm  ab  r   h  2  3  hr bi sb
Xavier Paul Alb	        .328 .378  31 116 13  38 10  2  2  16  8
Brian Cavazos-Galvez Og	.322 .353  71 301 59  97 29  3 18  63 17

 The complete list:

 Catcher                 ave  obp  gm  ab  r  h  2 3 hr bi sb
Jeremy Wise AZ	        .338 .401  39 145 26  57  9 0 8 23  0
Pedro Tavarez AZ	.325 .394  43 151 20  49  4 0 1 26  3
AJ Ellis Alb	        .314 .438  90 283 48  89 13 2 0 39  2
Gorman Erickson Og	.305 .378  55 197 40  60 18 1 5 36  0
Luke May Chat	        .306 .390  68 235 32  72 18 1 6 32  3
Tony Delmonico GL	.285 .383 100 365 53 104 22 2 9 43  5
Matt Wallach GL	        .251 .327 107 351 36  88 20 1 4 48  2
Jose Capellan Dom	.248 .324  50 161 19  40  8 0 1 11  2
Alex Garabedian IE	.236 .330  84 280 34  66 12 1 6 35  1
Freudys Perez Dom	.198 .311  38 111 12  22  5 0 2 14  1
Esteban Lopez GL	.203 .281  49 148 13  20  5 0 3 22  1
 
 First base	           ave obp  gm  ab  r   h  2 3 hr  bi sb
Brett Harper Alb	.363 .398  24  80 11  29  7 0  4  16  0
Eduardo Perez Ch/IE	.305 .380 128 442 69 135 35 6 14  69  0
Chris Jacobs Og	        .277 .371  42 148 22  41 10 1  4  17  0
Edward Bens Dom	        .266 .350  41 109 13  29  6 0  1  14  1
Steven Caseres IE	.260 .360 113 393 61 102 25 6 15  55  1
Nick Buss GL	        .260 .298 110 416 55 108 15 5 10  63 14
Austin Gallagher GL	.257 .319  60 226 28  58 11 0  3  30  1
Jamie Ortiz IE	        .245 .330  56 188 20  46 12 0  5  24  2
Jose Lugo Dom	        .223 .328  41 112 11  25  2 1  0  13  1
Kyle Orr Og	        .223 .273  40 148 19  33  7 2  3  27  0

 Second base 	          ave obp  gm  ab   r  h 2b 3b hr bi sb
Ramon Nivar Chat	.298 .333  45 171  29  51 16 3  3 20 14
Ramon Jean Az	        .280 .323  44 175  28  49 10 2  0 23 14
Alexis Aguilar Dom	.275 .377  45 131  23  36  4 1  1 19  9
Jaime Pedroza GL	.260 .361 136 520 100 135  3 6 15 78 36
Juan Gonzalez Alb	.249 .355  87 213  24  53 12 0  0 22  3
David Iden Og	        .239 .327  32  92  11  22  3 0  0  5  5

 Third base	          ave  obp  gm  ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi sb
Brian Ruggiano Az/Og	.346 .414  61 254 58  88 14 5  9 38 22
Anthony Hatch GL	.294 .363 130 479 80 141 36 6 11 73  6
Pedro Baez IE	        .286 .326  79 308 48  88 17 1 10 61  5
Bladimir Franco Dom	.282 .401  60 213 42  60  9 3  9 31  7
Austin Yount Og	        .257 .381  38 140 20  36  6 0  3 21  0
Blake DeWitt Alb	.256 .349  92 352 64  90 21 9  7 47  2
Chris Henderson Az	.255 .323  47 165 18  42 11 2  0 18  1
Johan Garcia Az/IE	.201 .260  81 249 30  50  2 1  3 22 13

 Shortstop	          ave  obp  gm  ab  r  h 2b 3b hr bi sb
Dee Gordon GF	        .301 .362 131 538 96 162 17 12 3 35 73
Chin-lung Hu Alb	.294 .332 130 496 66 146 21  5 6 53 14
Justin Sellers Chat	.280 .371 116 393 44 110 27  1 2 33 10
Bryant Hernandez Og	.276 .370  44 163 20  45  6  2 2 16  8
Casio Grider Az	        .263 .370  47 171 42  45  5  2 2 15 22
Pedro Guerrero Og	.259 .297  62 232 36  60 13  1 4 29  3
Christian Lara IE	.256 .300 115 391 48 100 15  5 6 46 11
Charlie Mirabal Dom	.254 .362  61 228 37  58 12  2 0 26  9

 Outfield 	          ave  obp  gm  ab  r   h  2b 3b hr bi sb
Xavier Paul Alb	        .328 .378  31 116 13  38 10  2  2  16  8
Brian Cavazos-Galvez Og	.322 .353  71 301 59  97 29  3 18  63 17
James Tomlin Chat	.315 .401 108 387 55 122 23  4  2  34 12
Jerry Sands GL/Og	.315 .401  73 267 63  84 16  4 19  58  1
Jonathan Garcia Az	.304 .362  41 138 22  42 16  1  3  21  4
Tray Robinson IE/Ch	.300 .373 136 527 90 159 29 11 17  64 47
Nick Akins Az-Og	.300 .397  59 220 36  66 20  4 11  50  3
Scott Van Slyke IE/Alb	.293 .373 135 502 76 147 42  4 23 100 10
Jamie Hoffmann Al/Ch	.291 .390  97 358 69 104 23  5 10  64 15
Dee Brown Alb	        .290 .382 121 396 79 115 35  0 19  80  9
Alfredo Silverio GL	.284 .320 132 490 76 139 34  6 13  61  2
Elian Herrera IE	.280 .339 112 449 72 123 18  5  4  37 43
Jason Repko Alb	        .277 .329 110 393 70 109 20  4 16  47 24
Thomas Giles IE/Ch	.276 .373  98 243 38  67 15  0 15  48  1
Kyle Russell  GL	.272 .371 133 481 90 131 39  7 26 102 20
Wilner Charles Dom	.268 .378  51 164 29  44  1  1  3   8 10
Jovanny Rosario IE/Al	.264 .271  81 217 20  56  3  4  1  11 14
Angelo Songco Og/GL	.258 .301  69 264 35  62 16  3 10  45  1
Andrew Lambo Chat	.256 .311 130 492 70 126 39  1 11  61  4
Marion Sucre Dom	.255 .358  47 149 25  38  5  1  3  22  5
Adam Godwin Chat	.254 .310  95 248 30  63 12  2  1  22 13
Ronny Lugo Dom	        .246 .313  63 228 30  56  8  5  0  24  5
Preston Mattingly	.238 .296 115 454 59 108 25  1  8  36 25
Stetson Banks Az	.231 .309  44 169 31  39  4  3  2  11 11
Travis Vetters GL	.227 .309  36 119 16  27  3  3  1  19  0
Jose Ramirez Dom	.213 .304  51 188 28  40 10  1  2  21 10

 Multi-position	          ave  obp  gm  ab  r   h  2 3 hr bi sb
Hector Luna Alb	        .351 .414  91 313 59 110 18 6 17 62  4
Andres Perez IE	        .340 .393  26 103 13  35  7 1  5 20  2
Vinny Rottino Chat	.315 .427  31  73 18  23  5 0  0  7  5
Luis Maza Alb	        .300 .340 100 327 55  98 19 4  5 44  0
Gabe Martinez Chat	.295 .372  72 260 32  77 15 0  9 44  0
Adolfo Gonzalez IE	.271 .312  59 136 35  64  9 2  4 24  2
Justin Fuller IE	.254 .340  56 177 29  45 11 3  4 17  3
Russ Mitchell Chat	.241 .298 131 456 63 110 30 3 13 63  4
Sergio Garcia Alb	.232 .318  85 211 32  49 12 0  1 14  1
Garrett Green IE	.219 .297  49 151 18  33  3 0  4 25  0

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