Low-A and Advanced-A All-Stars Announced
By Editorial Staff
Recently the Mid-Season All-Stars were announced for both the Mid-West League and Florida State League.
The Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps will send catcher Rob Brantly, second-baseman Hernan Perez and pitcher Bruce Rondon to the 2011 MWL All-Star Game. All three were voted onto the Eastern Division’s roster by the league managers.
Rob Brantly was the third round selection for the Detroit Tigers in last years draft. He is batting .305 with 10 doubles, 3 HR and 28 RBI this season. He is also widely known as the Tigers best hitting prospect from the catcher position.
Hernan Perez is currently fourth in the Midwest League with a .330 batting average. The 20-year-old Venezuelan has a team high 12 doubles and 28 runs scored. The shortstop turned second-baseman has drawn rave reviews for his defense this season.
Bruce Rondon has been a lights-out reliever for the Whitecaps this season. In 19 1/3 this season he has a 2-1 record with a 2.33 ERA and 7 saves. The hard-throwing 20-year-old Venezuelan has surrendered just four hits while racking up 30 strikeouts.
The Advanced-A Flying Tigers will be sending four players to the 2011 Florida State League All-Star Game. Closer Keith Faulk, catcher Julio Rodriguez, shortstop Gustavo Nunez and designated hitter Tony Plagman.
Kenny Faulk has been a lock-down closer for the Flying Tigers this season. He’s 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 14 saves in 22 2/3 innings of work. His 33/2 strikeout to walk ratio has been very impressive this season.
Julio Rodriguez has been a pleasant surprise this season for Lakeland. Rodriguez is batting .288 with 5 doubles, 1 triple and 18 RBI this season.The 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic has also been very solid behind the dish this season.
Gustavo Nunez is batting .295 with 7 doubles, 7 triples, 3 HR and 14 RBI this season. Nunez continues to be a very strong defensive shortstop.
Tony Plagman is batting .256 with 12 doubles, 1 triple, 8 HR and 41 RBI this season. The 23-year-old was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the ninth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Georgia Tech University.
Congratulations to all of the prospects on their All-Star nod!
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