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Midwest League 2009

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Alexis Amarista (Cedar Rapids/Angels) .319
  • Home Runs: Kyle Russell (Great Lakes/Dodgers) 26
  • Runs Batted In: Kyle Russell (Great Lakes/Dodgers) 102
  • Stolen Bases: Dee Gordon (Great Lakes/Dodgers) 73

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Erik Davis (Fort Wayne/Padres) & Jon Michael Redding (Great Lakes/Dodgers) 16
  • Won/Lost: Pedro Figueroa (Kane County/Athletics) 10-2, .833
  • Saves: Brad Brach (Fort Wayne/Padres) 33
  • Earned Run Average: Kenn Kasparek (Clinton/Mariners) 2.41
  • Strikeouts: Simon Castro (Fort Wayne/Padres) 157

Major Change

2009 Season
MWL Fan's Guide

Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher                 Tony Delmonico      Great Lakes
First Base              Rebel Riding        Peoria
Second Base             Alexi Amarista      Cedar Rapids
Third Base              Josh Vitters        Peoria
Shortstop               Dee Gordon          Great Lakes
Outfield                Kyle Russell        Great Lakes
                        Kyler Burke         Peoria
                        Josh Harrison       Peoria
Designated Hitter       Billy Nowlin        West Michigan
Left Handed Pitcher     Casey Crosby        West Michigan
Right Handed Pitcher    Kenny Smalley       Kane County
Left Handed Reliever    Andrew Taylor       Cedar Rapids
Right Handed Reliever   Brad Bach           Fort Wayne

2009 Individual Leaders


Games            Rebel Riding, Peoria               136
                 Jaime Pedroza, Great Lakes         136
At Bats          Dee Gordon, Great Lakes            538
Runs             Jaime Pedroza, Great Lakes         100
Hits             Rebel Riding, Peoria               166
Home Runs        Kyle Russell, Great Lakes           26
Runs Batted In   Kyle Russell, Great Lakes          102
Stolen Bases     Dee Gordon, Great Lakes             73
On Base Pct      Jeff Decker, Fort Wayne           .442
Slugging Pct     Kyle Russell, Great Lakes         .545
Batting Avg      Alexi Amarista, Cedar Rapids      .319


Games            Brad Brach, Fort Wayne              60
Complete Games   Daniel Berlind, Beloit               2
                 Bobby Blevins, Great Lakes           2
                 Manaurys Correa, Cedar Rapids        2
Shutouts         Manaurys Correa, Cedar Rapids        1
                 Luke Putkonen, West Michigan         1
                 Simon Castro, Fort Wayne             1
                 Kenn Kasparek, Clinton               1
                 Mike Lehmann, Burlington             1
                 Christopher Carpenter, Peoria        1
                 Trevor Harden, South Bend            1
Innings Pitched  Manaurys Correa, Cedar Rapids      163
Strikeouts       Simon Castro, Fort Wayne           157
Saves            Brad Brach, Fort Wayne              33
Won              Erik Davis, Fort Wayne              16
                 Jon Michael Redding, Great Lakes    16
Earned Run Avg   Kenn Kasparek, Clinton            2.41




Notable Games

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