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Lake Elsinore Hitter of the Year

Summary: Pitching was the key to coming within a game of the championship last season, but it was the Lake Elsinore Storm offense in 2008 that led the way. This was by far the toughest race of the year on a team that saw four players record 80-plus RBI seasons.

The Storm ranked first in the California League in runs scored and walks drawn – outpacing the competition by 79 free passes in the latter category. They also placed second in the league in team batting average and hits while striking out less than any other team by 179 hacks. Overview: We used a simple formula for the awards, whichever team the player appeared at the most determined their...

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