IBC’s Top Batters Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Batters Overseas: 2017 Summer Season

Once again it is time to recognize the members of the International Baseball Community website who were playing around the globe during the 2017 summer. This post is recognizing batters only (see the 2017 IBC’s Best Pitchers list here).

For the following ranking, we used our knowledge of the various levels of play around the globe to best put a ranking on performance, which as you can imagine is not an easy task and took considerable time and consideration. Congratulations to all our members for a great season overseas and for doing a great job at growing the game internationally.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Must be a former or current International Baseball Community member
  • IBC members playing U.S. Independent Pro or MiLB do not qualify
  • Only first divisions of countries are considered
  • Must have played > 20 games

Top 25 IBC Batters: 2017 Summer Season

*Based on regular season stats

#25

#24

#23

#22

#21

#20

#19

#18

#17

#16

#15

#14

#13

#12

#11

#10

#9

#8

#7

#6

#5

#4

#3

#2

#1


IBC Honorable Mentions with > 20 games

*Note: this list contains IBC members (current and former) who had very successful seasons who just fell short of the top 25. There are numerous other IBC members who are not recognized here and therefore to make this list is in fact “honorable” and not an easy feat in itself. 

Marquis Kidd, Burlington Herd (Canada)

BA .344

OBP .431

SLG .443

HR 1

RBI 11

Daniel Sanchez, Solingen Alligators (Germany)

BA .359

OBP .465

SLG .522

HR 2

RBI 16

Scotty Mulhearn, Kotlarka Praha (Czech Republic)

BA .328

OBP .411

SLG .488

HR 4

RBI 28

Eric Brenk, Bonn Capitals (Germany)

BA .333

OBP .440

SLG .469

HR 2

RBI 17

SB 12

Will Thorp, Munich-Haar Disciples (Germany)

BA .304

OBP .410

SLG .559

HR 5

RBI 25

David Carles, Hamburg Stealers (Germany)

BA .307

OBP .440

SLG .398

HR 1

RBI 11

Juan Martin, Mannheim Tornados (Germany)

BA .308

OBP .345

SLG .358

HR 3

RBI 16

Sammy Hackl, Vienna Metrostars, Austria

BA .369

OBP .472

SLG .650

HR 5

RBI 35

Mark Segat, LLN Pheonix (Belgium)

BA .391

OBP .433

SLG .576

HR 3

RBI 26

Shane Salley, Sölvesborg Firehawks (Sweden)

BA .371

OBP .432

SLG .429

HR 1

RBI 22

 


IBC’s Best Batters < 20 Games

*Note: We would like to recognize these IBC members for having very successful seasons despite being short or seeing limited innings due to various reasons (late signing, injuries, etc.). 

Jon Dziomba, Hamilton Cardinals (Canada)

BA .406

OBP .435

SLG .594

HR 3

RBI 13

Eddie Murray, Paris University Baseball Club (France)

BA .451

OBP .576

SLG .588

HR 3

RBI 16

Ryoma Watanabe, Silesia Rybnik (Poland)

BA .432

OBP .612

SLG .1000

HR 5

RBI 21

Bryce Cherry, UVV (The Netherlands)

BA .299

OBP .390

SLG .388

HR 1

RBI 7

Chet Lauer, Vienna Wanderers (Austria)

BA .394

OBP .478

SLG .535

HR 1

RBI 26

Devan O’Bryan, Dornbirn Indians (Austria)

BA .377

OBP .459

SLG .660

HR 2

RBI 18

Thomas DiBenedetto, Valencia Astros (Spain)

BA .364

OBP .453

SLG .418

HR 0

RBI 8

Jeremy Schreiber, Therwil Flyers (Switzerland)

BA .364

OBP .478

SLG .659

HR 3

RBI 15

Daniel Catalan, PUC (France)

BA .370

OBP .462

SLG .389

HR 0

RBI 9


COMING SOON!!!

NOVEMBER 20th, 2017

IBC’s Top Two-Way Players: 2017 Summer Season

 

NOVEMBER 27th, 2017

IBC’s Top Players, Lower Divisions: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Softball Players: 2017 Summer Season

IBC’s Top Coaches: 2017 Summer Season


FEEDBACT & REQUESTS

Please feel free to contact us regarding these lists at: dburns@baseballjobsoverseas.com.

We encourage the following:

  • Former, current members who should have been recognized that we missed
  • New lists, rankings suggestions
  • Requests by our members for a custom profile image similar to those featured in this post
  • Feedback on spelling mistakes, inaccurate stats, etc.
  • How to get on these lists for non-members (register at IBC)
  • Suggestions for future top performers lists

It’s not about the number of hours you put in, it’s about what you put in those hours.