The Frontier League is the oldest independent baseball leagues still around having started play in 1993. The league is made up of 14 teams broken down into two divisions, West and East.
The league also has 2 of the Top 10 Independent League Managers in Steve Brook and Phil Warren.
So far the Traverse City Beach Bums have a 3 game lead in the East Division, while the Schaumburg Boomers lead the West Division by 2 games.
Javier Herrera (Rockford) leads the league in hitting at a .380 clip. Joash Brodin (London) is second in the league at .371.
Jose Vargas (Traverse City) is the league leader in home runs with 18, while his teammate Jeff Flagg is second with 13.
Jose Vargas also leads the league in RBI with 54. Javier Herrera is second with 51.
Darian Sandford (Southern Illinois) leads the league with 30 stolen bases.
Dustin Williams (Windy City) is the league leader in wins with 7. Seven pitchers are tied with 6 wins for second.
The league leader in saves is Eric Massingham (Evansville) with 13.
Mike Recchia (Windy City) leads in strike out with 80, well ahead of the pitcher in second.
Dan Blewett (Evansville) is the league leader in ERA with a 1.06 in 7 starts.
The league has placed 11 players so far in 2012 with 6 different MLB club’s minor league affiliates.
Frontier League Standings:
1. Traverse City Beach Bums 32-17
2. Southern Illinois Minors 29-20
3. Florence Freedom 28-22
4. Lake Erie Crushers 26-23
5. Evansville Otters 22-27
6. London Rippers 20-29
7. Washington Wild Things 19-29
1. Schaumburg Boomers 30-19
2. Windy City ThunderBolts 27-20
3. River City Rascals 26-23
4. Gateway Grizzlies 26-24
5. Joliet Slammers 21-28
6. Rockford Riverhawks 19-29
7. Normal Cornbelters 16-31
The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, or Can-Am League, is in its 8th season of play. The league consists of 5 teams. However, the teams will play an interlocking schedule with the American Association with each team traveling to play the teams from the AA.
The league includes one of the Top 10 Independent League Managers in Patrick Scalabrini of Quebec.
So far the Quebec Capitales lead the league by 5.5 games over the New Jersey Jackals.
Nick Giarraputo (New Jersey) leads the league in hitting at .375, while Ryan Scoma (Rockland) is second with a .346 average.
Keith Brachold (Rockland) is the league leader in home runs with 19 and RBI with 54. Nick Giarraputo is second in both categories with 16 home runs and 47 RBI.
Bryan Sabatella (New Jersey) leads the league in stolen bases with 20.
Keith Brachold also leads the league in runs scored with 51.
Steve Fox (New Jersey) leads the league with 8 wins. Two others are tied for second with 7.
Pat Moran (Rockland) is the league leader in strikeouts with 67. Jeff Duda (Quebec) is second with 62.
Karl Gelinas (Quebec) leads the league in ERA at 2.30. Steve Fox is close behind at 2.39.
The saves leader is Jorge Vasquez (Newark) with 10.
Can-Am League Standings:
1. Quebec Capitales 36-18
2. New Jersey Jackals 29-24
3. Rockland Boulders 27-26
4. Worcester Tornadoes 17-35
5. Newark Bears 17-38
Next up in the Independent League Roundup are the American Association and the Atlantic League.