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More MLEs: Huntsville batters

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Continuing down the organizational ladder, let's look at the Minor League Equivalencies for batters with 50+ ABs for AA Huntsville last year. To clarify something: while these numbers are not park-adjusted, they do take into account the relative offense of the league. The fact that, for instance, the AA Texas League is more hitter-friendly than the AA Southern League is built into these numbers. As for the park: Huntsville is a slight hitter's park.

And here are the numbers...

First Last AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kennard Bibbs 369 86 14 5 0 24 57 .233 .280 .298 .578
Nelson Castro 122 23 5 0 0 6 39 .189 .227 .230 .456
Callix Crabbe 406 81 12 3 0 46 79 .200 .281 .244 .525
Enrique Cruz 507 128 26 2 7 26 130 .252 .289 .353 .642
Nelson Cruz 257 65 15 0 7 22 86 .253 .312 .393 .705
Brandon Gemoll 441 113 21 4 3 21 126 .256 .290 .342 .632
Anthony Gwynn 532 119 16 4 0 53 91 .224 .294 .269 .563
Adam Heether 52 14 4 0 0 1 10 .269 .283 .346 .629
Brad Nelson 216 52 6 1 3 18 51 .241 .299 .319 .619
Guilder Rodriguez 139 34 2 1 0 13 34 .245 .309 .273 .583
Vinnie Rottino 481 119 15 5 3 28 83 .247 .289 .318 .607
Ben Van Iderstine 233 52 5 2 1 11 43 .223 .258 .275 .533
John Vanden Berg 224 46 12 1 1 25 75 .205 .285 .281 .566
Jeff Winchester 271 60 12 0 0 14 49 .221 .260 .266 .525
Tony Zuniga 195 42 5 0 1 12 33 .215 .261 .256 .517

Enrique Cruz looks like he's destined for a long career in the minors unless he suddenly learns how to swing and not miss. Nelson Cruz performed considerably better than Chris Magruder at both AA and AAA...though that's not saying much. And those numbers for Anthony Gwynn? Ouch. His numbers in Huntsville were 271/370/338, and while the OBP finally took a turn in the right direction, he was repeating AA, and that SLG...let's just say that if Chris Capuano were playing CF in the minors, he's probably slug 340.