Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wrigley Reaches 200

With a single and a double last night for the Durham Bulls 1B/DH Henry Wrigley has reached 200 total bases on the season. Since his promotion from Montgomery on May 11th he's put up a .340/.375/.556 line for the Bulls. After a rough debut in May, Wrigley has hit .364/.402/.580 in June and an incredible .402/.432/.644 so far in July.

With 35 games left on the Durham schedule Wrigley is on pace to reach a fairly exclusive milestone: 250 total bases. Since the Rays began fielding minor league teams in 1996, only 24 players have reached 250 total bases in a season (some multiple times). If Wrigley makes the club, he will be only the fourth player to accomplish the feat in the past five years, joining Chris Richard (2008), Stephen Vogt (2011), and Russ Canzler (2011).

Here are the 24 players in Rays minor league history to reach 250 total bases in a season:
Player            Year     Level    Age   Games     TB
Steve Cox         1999       AAA     24     134    314
Delmon Young      2005    AA/AAA     19     136    294
Matt Diaz         2004       AAA     26     134    287
Ryan Royster      2007         A     20     125    285
Reid Brignac      2006     A+/AA     20     128    281
Kevin Witt        2006       AAA     30     128    280
Scott McClain     1998       AAA     26     126    278
Delmon Young      2004         A     18     131    276
Ozzie Timmons     2000       AAA     29     137    273
Luke Wilcox       1999    AA/AAA     25     129    269
B.J. Upton        2005       AAA     20     139    267
Matt Diaz         2001        A+     23     131    267
Aubrey Huff       1999        AA     22     133    260
Jonny Gomes       2002        A+     21     134    256
Chris Richard     2008       AAA     34     131    255
Jason Pridie      2007    AA/AAA     23     134    255
Matt Diaz         2003    AA/AAA     25     127    254
Earl Snyder       2005       AAA     29     130    253
Scott McClain     1999       AAA     27     137    253
Stephen Vogt      2011    AA/AAA     26     128    252
Evan Longoria     2007    AA/AAA     21     136    252
Ryan Jackson      2000       AAA     28     139    252
Russ Canzler      2011       AAA     25     131    251
Francisco Leandro 2005      A/A+     24     133    250
...
Henry Wrigley     2012    AA/AAA     25      96    200

4 comments: