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Carolina League All-Stars Announced

Only a day late on this one – the Carolina League announced its postseason All-Stars yesterday:

Catcher: Caleb Joseph, Frederick Keys
First Base: Brandon Waring, Frederick Keys
First Base: Chris Marrero, Potomac Nationals
Second Base: Cord Phelps, Kinston Indians
Third Base: Brent Morel, Winston-Salem Dash
Shortstop: Danny Espinosa, Potomac Nationals
Outfield: Matt Angle, Frederick Keys
Outfield: Che-Hsuan Lin, Salem Red Sox
Outfield: Derrick Robinson, Wilmington Blue Rocks
Utility Infield: Lonnie Chisenhall, Kinston Indians
Utility Outfield: Tim Fedroff, Kinston Indians
Designated Hitter: Cody Johnson, Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Starting Pitcher: Zach Britton, Frederick Keys
Relief Pitcher: R.J. Rodriguez, Lynchburg Hillcats

Manager of the Year: Joe McEwing, Winston-Salem Dash
Trainer of the Year: Chas Miller, Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Most Valuable Player: Brandon Waring, Frederick Keys
Pitcher of the Year: Zach Britton, Frederick Keys

Johnson and Waring were my two favorites for the award, so once again, I’m not totally off base.

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Northwest League All-Stars Announced

Little better this time: the Northwest League announced its postseason All-Stars two days after the Appalachian League:

Catcher: Vincent DiFazio, Spokane Indians
First Base: Ryan Wheeler, Yakima Bears
Second Base: Vincent Belnome, Eugene Emeralds
Third Base: Drew Biery, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Shortstop: Hak-Ju Lee, Boise Hawks
Outfield: Ryan Royster, Everett AquaSox
Outfield: Miguel Velazquez, Spokane Indians
Outfield: Jose Valdez, Boise Hawks
Designated Hitter: Drew Biery, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Left-Handed Pitcher: Nicholas Greenwood, Eugene Emeralds
Left-Handed Pitcher: Robert Ross, Spokane
Right-Handed Pitcher: Jorge Bucardo, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Relief Pitcher: Craig Bennigson, Tri-City Dust Devils
Relief Pitcher: Charles Ruiz, Tri-City Dust Devils

Most Valuable Player: Drew Biery, Salem-Keizer
Pitcher of the Year: Jorge Bucardo, Salem Keizer Volcanoes
Manager of the Year: Freddie Ocasio, Tri-City

I had Belnome as my MVP. Shows what I know. Biery was apparently so dominant that he made the team twice, as a third baseman AND designated hitter.

California League All-Stars Announced

The California League announced its postseason All-Star team earlier today:
Catcher: Koby Clemens, Lancaster JetHawks
First Base: Joe Dunigan, High Desert Mavericks
Second Base: Jason Van Kooten, Modesto Nuts
Third Base: Alex Liddi, High Desert Mavericks
Shortstop: Beamer Weems, Lake Elsinore Storm
Outfield: Thomas Neal, San Jose Giants
Outfield: Roger Kieschnick, San Jose Giants
Outfield: Jon Gaston, Lancaster JetHawks
Designated Hitter: Scott Van Slyke, Inland Empire 66ers

Starting Pitcher: Craig Clark, San Jose Giants
Starting Pitcher: Donald Hume, High Desert Mavericks
Starting Pitcher: Alexander Torres, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Relief Pitcher: Craig Baker, Modesto Nuts

Most Valuable Player: Alex Liddi, High Desert Mavericks
Pitcher of the Year: Craig Clark, San Jose Giants
Rookie of the Year: Roger Kieschnick, San Jose Giants
Manager of the Year: Jim Horner, High Desert Mavericks
Athletic Trainer of the Year: Yukiya Oba, San Jose Giants

Liddi, Clemens, and Gaston were my three favorites for the MVP award. As an unabashed Alex Liddi follower since early July, I’m happy to see the Italian win.

Florida State League All-Stars Announced

The Florida State League postseason All-Stars were announced earlier today:

Catcher: Austin Rome, Tampa Yankees
Catcher: Robinson Chirinos, Daytona Cubs
First Base: Chris Parmelee, Fort Myers Miracle
Second Base: Eric Farris, Brevard County Manatees
Third Base: Brandon Laird, Tampa Yankees
Shortstop: Starlin Castro, Daytona Cubs
Left Field: Ben Revere, Fort Myers Miracle
Center Field: Logan Schafer, Brevard County Manatees
Right Field: Caleb Gindl, Brevard County Manatees
Utility Outfield: Kirk Nieuwenhuis, St. Lucie Mets
Utility Infield: Shawn O’Malley, Charlotte Stone Crabs
Designated Hitter: Tim Kennelly, Clearwater Threshers
Right-Handed Starting Pitcher: David Bromberg, Fort Myers Miracle
Left-Handed Starting Pitcher: Darin Downs, Charlotte Stone Crabs
Right-Handed Starting Pitcher: Lance Pendleton, Tampa Yankees
Right-Handed Starting Pitcher: Amaury Rivas, Brevard County Manatees
Right-Handed Relief Pitcher: Matthew Gorgen, Charlotte Stone Crabs
Right-Handed Relief Pitcher: Jonathan Hovis, Tampa Yankees

Player of the Year: Austin Romine, Tampa Yankees
Pitcher of the Year: David Bromberg, Fort Myers Miracle
Manager: Jeff Smith, Fort Myers Miracle
Coach: Mike Guerrero, Brevard County Manatees
Coach: Luis Sojo, Tampa Yankees

My picks for Player of the Year were Parmelee and Revere, although I distinctly remember giving Romine some consideration. Past Players of the Year include Derek Jeter, Victor Martinez, and Ryan Howard.

South Atlantic League All-Stars Announced

The South Atlantic League postseason All-Stars were announced earlier today:

Catcher: Jordan Pacheco, Asheville Tourists
First Base: Josh Mazzola, Augusta Green Jackets
Second Base: Stephen Lombardozzi, Hagerstown Suns
Third Base: Corban Joseph, Charleston River Dogs
Shorstop: Tim Beckham, Bowling Green Hot Rods
Outfield: Scott Robinson, Asheville Tourists
Outfield: Anthony Gose, Lakewood Blueclaws
Outfield: Ronnie Welty, Delmarva Shorebirds
Utility OF: Melky Mesa, Charleston River Dogs
Utility INF: Erik Morrison, Hickory Crawdads
Designated Hitter: Derek Norris, Hagerstown Suns
Right-Handed Pitcher: David Phelps, Charleston River Dogs
Left-Handed Pitcher: Rudy Owens, West Virginia Power
Manager: Dusty Wathan, Lakewood Blueclaws
Coach: Bob Kipper, Greenville Drive

Most Outstanding Pitcher: Rudy Owens, West Virginia Power
Most Outstanding MLB Prospect: Derek Norris, Hagerstown Suns
Most Valuable Player: Jordan Pacheco, Asheville Tourists

I came closer on this one: Norris was my MVP candidate.