The International Baseball Community (IBC) ranking is a bi-annual recognition of the members of the Baseball Jobs Overseas website who were playing around the globe during the most recent season. For this top batters ranking, we take a look at the 2018-19 winter season where most BBJO members were in Australia while some were in New Zealand and Argentina.

Assigning the Australian Baseball League a rank of 10, we ranked all other leagues from 1-10 in order to measure the strength of performance of each batter. We used the following algorithm for the ranking:

Player ranking points = ((AVG x 9) + (OBP x 10) + (SLG x 8)) x league strength

Other qualifying criteria:

  • Must have been a member of Baseball Jobs Overseas who signed overseas using the website as a tool, directly or indirectly resulting in their 2018-19 signing.
  • Must have had 60 or more at-bats
  • Must be an import player (ie. not a BBJO member who is a homegrown player of the local team)

Congratulations to all of our members for a great season overseas and for doing a great job at growing the game internationally.


Top 20 IBC Batters: 2018-19 Winter Season

Based on regular season stats with the exception of those leagues which combine regular season and playoff stats. 

Honorable Mention

Dondrei Hubbard – Carine Cats* 0.393 0.493 0.804 5 14
Daniel Catalan – Rockingham Rams 0.316 0.398 0.461 1 9
Liam Wilson – Pine Hills Lightning* 0.308 0.387 0.462 2 13
Will Chapman – Redlands Rays 0.300 0.427 0.400 1 30
Brandon Woodland – Redlands Rays 0.291 0.421 0.399 1 27
Boomer Saunders – Kambah Eagles 0.303 0.366 0.475 3 22
Trent Saharek – Coomera Cubs 0.275 0.383 0.391 1 33
Nick DiBenedetto – Doncaster Dragons (D2) 0.394 0.469 0.704 3 18
Phil Schulz – Ipswich Musketeers 0.271 0.425 0.300 1 8

*Did not have enough at-bats

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