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Midwest League 2003

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Alberto Callaspo (Cedar Rapids/Angels) .327
  • Home Runs: Jayson Drobiak (Battle Creek/Yankees) 30
  • Runs Batted In: Prince Fielder (Beloit/Brewers) 112
  • Stolen Bases: Matt Lemanczyk (Peoria/Cardinals) 55

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Sam Smith (South Bend/Diamondbacks) & Jon Connolly (West Michigan/Tigers) 16
  • Won/Lost:  
  • Saves: Matty Wilkinson (South Bend/Diamondbacks) 30
  • Earned Run Average: Jon Connolly (West Michigan/Tigers) 1.41
  • Strikeouts: Joe Blanton (Kane County/Athletics) 144

Major Change

2003 Season
MWL Fan's Guide

Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher                 Jon-Mark Sprowl    South Bend/Battle Creek
First Base              Prince Fielder     Beloit
Second Base             Alberto Callaspo   Cedar Rapids
Third Base              Travis Hansen      Peoria
Shortstop               Erick Aybar        Cedar Rapids
Outfield                Felix Pie          Lansing
                        Kennard Jones      Fort Wayne
                        Rudy Guillen       Battle Creek
Designated Hitter       Brian Stavisky     Kane County
                        Jayson Drobiak     Battle Creek
Left Handed Pitcher     Jon Connolly       West Michigan
Right Handed Pitcher    Gabe Ribas         Fort Wayne
Left Handed Reliever    Ian Ostlund        West Michigan
Right Handed Reliever   Dale Thayer        Fort Wayne

2003 Individual Leaders


Games           Brent Clevlen, WMI      138
At Bats         Jon Nelson, WIS         536
Runs            Alberto Callaspo, CR     86
Hits            Alberto Callaspo, CR    168
Home Runs       Jayson Drobiak, BC       30
Runs Batted In  Prince Fielder, BEL     112
Stolen Bases    Matt Lemanczyk, PEO      56
On Base Pct     Jon-Mark Sprowl, SB/BC .425
Slugging Pct    Jayson Drobiak, BC     .559
Batting Avg     Alberto Callaspo, CR   .327


Games           Jason Wylie, LAN         57
Complete Games  T.A. Fulmer, WIS          5
                Jon Connolly, WM          5
                Drew Dickinson, KC        5
Shutouts        Sam Smith, SB             3
                Drew Dickinson, KC        3
Innings Pitched Drew Dickinson, KC      191
Strikeouts      Joe Blanton, KC         144
Saves           Matty Wilkinson, SB      30
Won             Sam Smith, SB            16
                Jon Connolly, WM         16
Earned Run Avg  Jon Connolly, WM       1.41




Notable Games

  • August 19
    • Battle Creek: 6 double plays vs. Wisconsin
  • August 24
    • Battle Creek: 5 home runs vs. Quad City

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