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.
Bubba Smith, Peninsula (Mariners-Class A)
Steve Balboni, Oklahoma City (Rangers-Triple A)
Carlos Delgado, Dunedin (Blue Jays-Class A)
Phil Hiatt, Memphis (Royals-Double A)
Willie Greene, Chattanooga (Reds-Double A)
Delgado, a lefthanded-hitting catcher, has a chance to break the Florida State League home run record of 33.
Billy Hall, High Desert (Padres-Class A)