Pacific Coast League,
September 02, 2014 ROUND ROCK, Texas
Brennan Boesch of the Salt Lake Bees finished the season with a .332 batting average earning him the honors as the 2014 Pacific Coast League Batting Champion, the league officially announced today.
Boesch collected 124 hits in 374 at-bats this season with the Bees. The 29-year-old produced the fifth-most extra-base hits in the league with 57, which included seven triples, 25 doubles, and 25 home runs.
The All-PCL designated hitter totaled 68 runs scored, 85 RBIs, and 29 walks in 95 games this year in Salt Lake, while also adding a .636 slugging percentage. The Southern California native also spent time this season at the Major League level, compiling four hits in 13 games with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Salt Lake Bees,
September 02, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
With a .332 batting average for the 2014 season Salt Lake Bees outfielder Brennan Boesch claimed the title of Pacific Coast League Batting Champion, the league office officially announced today.
Boesch collected 124 hits on 374 at-bats and led the team with 25 home runs and 85 RBIs. The Bees outfielder finished fifth in the league with 57 extra-base hits and also led the league in slugging percentage with a new franchise record of .636.
A 29-year old native of Santa Monica, Calif., Boesch was named to the PCL All-Star team in July and was selected as the designated hitter for the 2014 All-PCL team at the end of the season. Boesch also received awards as the PCL Player of the Week on June 23 and PCL Player of the Month for June.
Boesch is the first Salt Lake player to win the PCL batting title since 2002.
With a double and finishing the season with one of the longest home runs ever hit here, Brennan Boesch took the Pacific Coast League batting title, with a league-leading batting average of .332. Boesch also finished as the runaway league leader in slugging percentage, setting a franchise record at .636; finished first in OPS (On-Base plus Slugging %) at 1.017; and with more than 100 fewer at-bats than other league leaders due to his Major League call-ups, Brennan’s totals still placed him near the top in almost every major offensive category, including home runs (25), doubles (25), triples (7), RBI’s (85), Total Bases (238) and On Base % (.381).