2011 S2S Pioneer League All-Star Team

Right off the bat I will freely admit that the timing of this article may seem a bit “odd.” Given that the 2012 season has been underway for about a month for the full season minor leagues it is poorly timed. Then again the 2012 Pioneer League season doesn’t kick off for another month and a half … so there’s that.

The naming of the 2011 S2S Pioneer League All-Stars was originally supposed to take place during the offseason and more specifically over the course of November and December. James’ departure from our staff, however, changed those plans. I had to delay my plans for the Pioneer League to work on the FSL All-Star Team project that James was leaving unfinished*.

Angels infielder Lindsey was just one standout in the Pioneer League last season (Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

*If you’re a really dedicated reader then you’re aware I still have two more articles to write up for that series and while those will be even more poorly timed – and basically just for posterity at this point – I do intend to finish them up soon.

No one likes loose ends and when I have too many of them floating around my writing motivation starts to go into stasis. After a very chaotic month of April it’s time for me to tie up some of the loose ends that I can control and naming this team seems like the logical place to start. After all, it is one of the oldest planned projects on my list and I did all the research and preparation for it back in October.

As much as I’d like to dedicate an extensive article to each player selected here, we’re not in the offseason anymore so it seems more prudent to reveal the entire team all at once with the some basic info and stats. This will of course break with the way we handled both the Florida State and South Atlantic All-Star Teams but as we’re all too painfully aware there are only so many hours in each day.

Without further ado – and after a nearly 6 month delay – I’d like to officially reveal the 2011 Seedlings to Stars Pioneer League All-Star Team. Seven of the eight teams in the league are represented with only the Helena Brewers missing out. Orem and Idaho Falls comprise almost half of the 17 player roster with four players from each team getting the nod.

Note: 2011 stats listed are those racked up in the Pioneer League only

C: Kevan Smith (23) – Great Falls Voyagers – Chicago White Sox – 2011 7th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 0.318/.417/.523, 12 2B, 2 HR, 14 BB and 16 SO in 107 AB (30 G)
2012 Assignment: Kannapolis Intimidators (South Atlantic League)

1B: O’Koyea Dickson (22) – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – 2011 12th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 0.333/.402/.603, 10 2B, 13 HR, 19 BB and 44 SO in 189 AB (48 G)
2012 Assignment: Suffered a hand injury in spring training and has not been assigned to a roster.

2B: Taylor Lindsey (20) – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels – 2010 1st Round Pick

2011 Stats: 0.362/.394/.593, 28 2B, 6 3B, 9 HR, 10 SB, 13 BB and 46 SO in 290 AB (63 G)
2012 Assignment: Inland Empire (California League)

3B: Eric Groff (24) – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks – 2010 44th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 0.316/.346/.595, 23 2B, 5 3B, 14 HR, 10 SB, 13 BB and 72 SO in 269 AB (66 G)
2012 Assignment: Visalia Rawhide (California League)

SS: Daniel Mateo (20) – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals – 2008 International Free Agent

2011 Stats: 0.348/.389/.478, 9 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, 17 BB and 43 SO in 224 AB (56 G)
2012 Assignment: Kane County Cougars (Midwest League)

OF: Joc Pederson (20) – Ogden Raptors – Los Angeles Dodgers – 2010 11th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 0.353/.429/.568, 20 2B, 11 HR, 36 BB and 54 SO in 266 AB (68 G)
2012 Assignment: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (California League)

OF: Ryan Jones (23) – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels – 2009 39th Round Pick (D-Backs)

2011 Stats: 0.319/.385/584, 18 2B, 7 3B, 12 HR, 26 BB and 48 SO in 257 AB (67 G)
2012 Assignment: Cedar Rapids Kernals (Midwest League)

OF: Runey Davis (23) – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals – 2009 12th Round Pick (Cubs)

2011 Stats: 0.326/.422/.591, 18 2B, 3 3B, 9 HR, 7 SB, 28 BB and 72 SO in 193 AB (58 G)
2012 Assignment: Kane County Cougars (Midwest League)

DH: David Kandilas (21) – Casper Ghosts – Colorado Rockies – 2008 International Free Agent

2011 Stats: 0.327/.398/.548, 17 2B, 10 3B, 6 HR, 15 SB, 26 BB and 44 SO in 248 AB (61 G)
2012 Assignment: Asheville Tourists (South Atlantic League)

SP1: LHP Tony Cingrani (22) – Billings Mustangs – Cincinnati Reds – 2011 3rd Round Pick

2011 Stats: 1.75 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 35 H, 6 BB and 80 SO in 51.1 IP (13 GS)
2012 Assignment: Bakersfield Blaze (California League)

SP2: LHP Nick Maronde (22) – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels – 2011 3rd Round Pick

2011 Stats: 2.14 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 36 H, 15 SO and 50 SO in 46.1 IP (11 GS)
2012 Assignment: Inland Empire (California League)

SP3: LHP Taylor Siemens (22) – Missoula Osprey – Arizona Diamondbacks – 2011 18th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 2.23 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 49 H, 25 BB and 65 SO in 60.2 IP (14 G/11 GS)
2012 Assignment: South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest League)

SP4: LHP Scott Snodgress (22) – Great Falls Voyagers – Chicago White Sox – 2011 5th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 3.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 61 H, 17 BB and 68 SO in 59.1 IP (16 G/12 GS)
2012 Assignment: Kannapolis Intimidators (South Atlantic League)

SP5: RHP Aaron Brooks (22) – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals – 2011 9th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 3.84 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 89 H, 8 BB and 73 SO in 79.2 IP (15 G/13 GS)
2012 Assignment: Kane County Cougars (Midwest League)

LHRP: Juan Carlin (23) – Orem Owlz – Los Angeles Angels – 2011 20th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 1.50 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, 16 H, 7 BB and 35 SO in 30.0 IP (17 G)
2012 Assignment: Unknown

RHRP: Edwin Carl (23) – Idaho Falls Chukars – Kansas City Royals – 2010 NDFA

2011 Stats: 1.36 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, 17 H, 3 BB and 71 SO in 33.0 IP (21 G)
2012 Assignment: Kane County Cougars (Midwest League)

CL: RHP James Allen (22) – Billings Mustangs – Cincinnati Reds – 2011 7th Round Pick

2011 Stats: 1.26 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 21 H, 5 BB and 39 SO in 28.2 IP (22 G)
2012 Assignment: Dayton Dragons (Midwest League)

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