In the AL, three players led multiple categories. Eugene Brantley of Tampa Bay took home the batting title (.325) and led the league in hits (195). Boston's Kendry Lunar took home the Home Run (54) and RBI (139) titles. Albert Cruz of Pawtucket finished tops in Slugging (.655) and OPS (1.072). He also had near misses finishing 3rd in batting average and 2nd in Home Runs and RBI, making him a leading contender for MVP. Here are your AL Offensive League Leaders!
|Batting Average||Eugene Brantley||Tampa Bay||.325|
|Home Runs||Kendry Lunar||Boston||54|
|Stolen Bases||Jose Tavarez||Albuquerque||85|
|Hits||Eugene Brantley||Tampa Bay||195|
Two players dominated the NL offensive categories this season. Greg Riley of Texas led the NL in Batting Average (.345), RBI (144) and Hits (217). He just missed the triple crown coming in 2nd in Home Runs with 57. The player who finished first in Home Runs (62) was Willie Cerda of Little Rock who also led the NL in Runs (123), Slugging (.709) and OPS (1.106). His OPS mark was the 5th highest in Cobbfather history. Needless to say, it's probably between these two guys for MVP. Here are the rest of the NL Offensive Leaders
|Batting Average||Greg Riley||Texas||.345|
|Home Runs||Willie Cerda||Little Rock||62|
|Stolen Bases||Yoshinori Ni||Texas||65|
|Runs||Willie Cerda||Little Rock||123|
|SLG||Willie Cerda||Little Rock||.709|
|OPS||Willie Cerda||Little Rock||1.106|
The only multiple category leader in AL pitching was Charlotte's Terry Cameron who led the AL in Innings Pitched (239), Quality Starts (26) and Complete Games (5). Francisco Aramboles of Atlanta gets a mention for tying the 3rd highest strikeout total in Cobbfather history with 246. Here are the rest of the pitching leaders in the AL.
|Innings Pitched||Terry Cameron||Charlotte||239.0|
|Quality Starts||Terry Cameron||Charlotte||26|
|Complete Games||Terry Cameron||Charlotte||5|
For Season 23, this section belongs to Don Monahan of Dover. He won the pitching triple crown in the NL by leading the league in ERA (2.07), Wins (20), and Strikeouts (241). He also led the NL in Innings Pitched (247.1) and set a new all-time Cobbfather record for Quality Starts with 31. I think this guy may deserve some consideration for the Cy Young Award. Here is the full list of NL Pitching leaders.
|Innings Pitched||Don Monahan||Dover||247.1|
|Quality Starts||Don Monahan||Dover||31|
|Complete Games||4 Tied||5|
Congratulations to all that made the League Leaders list this season!