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Midwest League 2004

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Brendan Ryan (Peoria/Cardinals) .322
  • Home Runs: Brian Dopirak (Lansing/Cubs) 39
  • Runs Batted In: Vinny Rottino (Beloit/Brewers) 124
  • Stolen Bases: Chris Walker (Lansing/Cubs) 60

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Five tied at 14
  • Won/Lost: Danny Muegge (South Bend/Diamondbacks) 14/4, .778
  • Saves: Leo Rosales (Fort Wayne/Padres) & Paul Thorp (Battle Creek/Yankees) 26
  • Earned Run Average: Steven Bondurant (Kane County/Athletics) 2.08
  • Strikeouts: Brad Knox (Kane County/Athletics) 174

Major Change

2004 Season
Team Age
Best Players
All-Star Game
MWL Fan's Guide

Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher                 Daric Barton     Peoria
First Base              Brian Dopirak    Lansing
Second Base             Howie Kendrick   Cedar Rapids
Third Base              Eric Duncan      Battle Creek
Shortstop               Ian Kinsler      Clinton
Outfield                Kevin Collins    Lansing
                        Chris Dickerson  Dayton
                        Alex Frazier     South Bend
Designated Hitter       Vinny Rottino    Beloit
Left Handed Pitcher     Steven Bondurant Kane County
Right Handed Pitcher    Brad Knox        Kane County
Left Handed Reliever    Clay Rapada      Lansing
Right Handed Reliever   Bob Zimmermann   Cedar Rapids

2004 Individual Leaders


Games            Vinny Rottino, BEL    139
At Bats          Erold Andrus, BC      553
Runs             Anthony Monegan, PEO   97
Hits             Brian Dopirak, LAN    166
Home Runs        Brian Dopirak, LAN     39
Runs Batted In   Vinny Rottino, BEL    124
Stolen Bases     Chris Walker, LAN      60
On Base Pct      Daric Barton, PEO    .445
Slugging Pct     Kevin Collins, LAN   .615
Batting Avg      Brendan Ryan, PEO    .322


Games            Dan Fyvie, KC          59
Complete Games   Chris Steinborn, WM     3
Shutouts         Ten tied at             1
Innings Pitched  Ronald Bay, LAN       168
                 Matt Vasquez, WEM     168
Strikeouts       Brad Knox, KC         174
Saves            Leo Rosales, FW        26
                 Paul Thorp, BC         26
Won              Five tied at           14
Earned Run Avg   Steven Bondurant, KC 2.08



  • Brian Dopirak (LAN): 27 game hitting streak


Notable Games

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