Photo Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre, EP Chihuahuas
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Pacific Coast League announced today the 2015 All-PCL Team, as elected by the league’s field managers and media representatives.
The elected infield features Tacoma’s Jesus Montero at first base, Nashville’s Joey Wendle at second base, Fresno’s Matt Duffy at third base and Albuquerque’s Cristhian Adames at shortstop.
Duffy’s run production has been one of the best in the league, as he leads the circuit with 101 RBI and 88 runs scored. Wendle has recorded a PCL-high 156 hits for the year, while Montero (.346) and Adames (.311) both rank in the top six in batting average.
Austin Barnes earned the nod at catcher, after hitting .315 and swiping 12 bases for Oklahoma City. Reno’s Jamie Romak was voted in as the designated hitter, having hit the second-most home runs in the PCL with 25 round-trippers.
The outfield is led by Domingo Santana who owns the highest slugging percentage in the circuit with a .573 mark. Santana has played for Colorado Springs and Fresno this season, having been traded on July 30 from the Houston Astros’ organization to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The other two outfield spots belong to El Paso’s Alex Dickerson and Reno’s Peter O’Brien.
Dickerson has led the Chihuahuas with a .309 average and 82 runs scored in his first campaign at the Triple-A level. O’Brien’s 96 RBI is one shy of tying the Aces’ single-season record.
Iowa’s Carlos Pimentel was elected as the top right-handed starting pitcher, tabulating a league-best 12 wins and 2.92 ERA. The native of the Dominican Republic has also struck out 109 batters in 132.1 innings this season.
Adam Conley received the most votes among left-handed starters, winning ten games and recording a 2.52 ERA for New Orleans, before joining the Miami Marlins’ pitching staff in August.
Jon Edwards was voted the league’s best relief pitcher, thanks to a 1.26 ERA and a PCL-high 22 saves that he accumulated during his time with El Paso and Round Rock. Eight players on the All-PCL Team were also named to the PCL All-Star Team in July, that represented the league at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Omaha, Nebraska.
The 2015 All-PCL Team also consists of seven players who have played in the major leagues this season, including MLB debuts by Barnes, Dickerson, and Conley.
*Statistics are through Sunday, August 30
Author: Pacific Coast League