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The Analyst

July 13, 1992
July 13, 1992

Table of Contents
July 13, 1992

Television
Wimbledon
Eric Lindros
California Ball
XXV Olympic Summer Games
Chad Hennings
Tom Glavine
Inside/Baseball
Babashoff And Ender
Point After

The Analyst

The Leading Farm Producers
In listing the top five minor league hitters in each of the three most important statistical categories, we've highlighted three batsmen who someday—perhaps soon—could become impact players in the majors.

This is an article from the July 13, 1992 issue Original Layout

HOME RUNS

Bubba Smith, Peninsula (Mariners-Class A)
23

Steve Balboni, Oklahoma City (Rangers-Triple A)
20

Carlos Delgado, Dunedin (Blue Jays-Class A)
20

Phil Hiatt, Memphis (Royals-Double A)
20

Willie Greene, Chattanooga (Reds-Double A)
19

Delgado, a lefthanded-hitting catcher, has a chance to break the Florida State League home run record of 33.

BATTING AVERAGE

Billy Hall, High Desert (Padres-Class A)
.395

Tim Salmon, Edmonton (Angels-Triple A)
.367

Mike Piazza, Albuquerque (Dodgers-Triple A)
.364

Les Norman, Memphis (Royals-Double A)
.362

Edgar Alfonzo, Palm Springs (Angels-Class A)
.358

Piazza, a catcher enjoying a second stellar year, was drafted in the 62nd round in '88 as a favor to his godfather, Tom Lasorda.

RBIs

Fabio Gomez, Reno (Athletics-Class A)
83

Tim Salmon, Edmonton (Angels-Triple A)
75

Marty Cordova, Visalia (Twins-Class A)
72

Melvin Nieves, Greenville (Braves-Double A)
71

John Jaha, Denver (Brewers-Triple A)
68

Salmon, an outfielder with 16 homers, could win a Pacific Coast League Triple Crown.

Through July 4

SOURCE: HOWE SPORTSDATA INTERNATIONAL

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