This week eight Rays minor leaguers found out they have made their league All-Star rosters.
The Florida State League was first to release their All-Star teams which contained four Stone Crabs. Hak-Ju Lee, Brett Nommensen, Josh Satow and Greg Sexton along with the Stone Crabs field staff will be representing the South Division. The 50th annual Florida State League All-Star game will be held on June 18, 2011 at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
Then on Saturday, the Midwest League released their All-Star rosters which included four Hot Rods. Derek Dietrich, CJ Riefenhauser, Eliazer Suero and Phil Winderlich will be on the Eastern Division roster. The Midwest League All-Star game will be played on June 21, 2011 at Modern Woodmen park in Davenport.
I know that you feel he is no longer a prospect due to Age but how about Greg Sexton 49 RBI;s and over 300 BA. Go GregReplyDelete
Can anybody explain to me how Tyler Bortnick wasn't selected for the All-Star team?ReplyDelete
I was wondering the same thing about Tyler Bortnick. Maybe they felt they didn't want to choose any more Stonecrabs infielders?ReplyDelete
Jarek Cunningham of Bradenton made it at 2B for FSL. He has a higher SLG (.570) and OPS (.896), but lower AVG (.280) and OBP (.326) and only has 7 walks to 56 strikeouts. Went for the power guy.ReplyDelete
Bortnick is .304/.428/.428/.856 with 32 walks to 27 strikeouts. Also 11 SBs to Cunningham's 3.
Might have been because Lee and Sexton made it too, but it still sucks.
Borty should have gotten the nod at 2B. He was probably on the brink, wouldn't be suprised to see him get the call to replace a call-up or injury.ReplyDelete
What also shocked me was the lack of reps from the pitching staff.
I guess a lot maybe has to do with the Stone Crabs record in the FSL, the tie breakers went to teams with a better record.
Tyler should have made it also. By the way Sexton another 2 RBI's 51 so far. Sweeney 20 Wrigley 25.......ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind comments on Tyler Bortnick as I felt he had earned it as well. I guess there is some justice as he just called me and informed that he has been added to the All-Star team. Thanks again for the positive support.ReplyDelete
That's great news Daniel! Congrats to Tyler, he earned it.ReplyDelete
Excited for Tyler, Now, what about Kyle Lobstein? He also deserves to be selected to the All Star team.ReplyDelete
*Kyle (Lobstein) is the top WHIP pitcher in the FSL with .88 and #3 ERA with 2.22.ReplyDelete
Kyle has turned a corner this year. He just won his second FSL pitcher of the week award and I will be shocked if he is not also added to the team. I am pretty sure he will be added as he has earned it as well.ReplyDelete
Tyler Bortnick should have never made it. Quite while you are a head buddy. Way better young 2B who are becoming rising stars outta Dominican Republic. Sorry.ReplyDelete