2012 S2S Mid-Season All-Stars: Texas League

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The Tulsa Drillers will be hosting the 2012 Texas League All-Star Game on Thursday, June 28th. The game will pit the North against the South and feature the following players as selected by the managers and broadcasters of the various teams. Here at Seedlings to Stars, however, we are naming our own All-Star teams for each of the full season leagues and given that the game is just a few days away it’s time to reveal our picks for the Texas League.

To qualify for the team, players had to spend the bulk of the first half of the season and still be in the league at the time of our selections. Another point to make about our picks is that they are based solely on 2012 statistical performance. Whether a player is his organization’s top prospect or just roster filler is immaterial to us when it comes to our selections

San Antonio’s Jonathan Galvez (0.327/.407/.520) would have been the easy choice to man 2B but with just 26 games played this season he didn’t make the service time cutoff. At catcher Frisco’s Zach Zaneski (0.321/.390/.477) was also passed over due to service time, though I did consider blurring the criteria for the cutoff given the physical demands of his position.

One of the toughest decisions to make was at SS where Arkansas’ Jean Segura and Frisco’s Jurickson Profar made it a three way race along with my eventual selection. There is no doubt that Profar (#2 in our pre-season Top-100) and Segura (#73 in our Top-100) who has turned it on after a slow April are both better long term prospects and more likely to stick at SS. However, Rutledge is the one having the best statistical season both offensively and defensively right now.

Incidentally, Profar was also the final cut from the team for the DH slot which speaks to the type of player he is and the type of season he’s having.

Promotions watered down the quality of the outfield crop as Wil Myers (Naturals) and Brandon Barnes (Hooks) would have been easy selections to team with Springfield’s Taveras.

On the pitching side of the equation the rotation is very strong despite Triple-A promotions for A.J. Griffin, Jake Odorizzi, John Gast and most recently Daniel Straily (who leads the minors in SO) to name a few.

All eight Texas League teams are represented on the below 17-player team. Tulsa has the most representatives with four while San Antonio and Corpus Christi aren’t far behind with three each. Springfield and Frisco both have a pair of players while Arkansas, Midland and Northwest Arkansas have just one player on the roster.

C – Ali Solis (24) – San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres)

Acquired: Signed out of Mexico by the Padres 2/16/2005
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 55 G, 218 PA, 0.303/.327/.471, 18 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 0 SB, 8 BB, 49 SO

1B – Nathan Freiman (25) – San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres)

Acquired: Padres 2009 8th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 75 G, 326 PA, 0.282/.347/.505, 17 2B, 0 3B, 16 HR, 0 SB, 22 BB, 57 SO

2B – Jose Martinez (26) – Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros)

Acquired: Signed by the Astros 2/16/2012
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats:72 G, 313 PA, 0.313/.364/.472, 15 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 1 SB, 23 BB, 27 SO

3B – Mike Olt (23) – Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers)

Acquired: Rangers 2010 Supplemental Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #3 in BA’s Rangers Top-30
2012 TL Stats: 69 G, 310 PA, 0.305/.414/.595, 13 2B, 1 3B, 20 HR, 4 SB, 46 BB, 76 SO

SS – Josh Rutledge (23) – Tulsa Drillers (Colorado Rockies)

Acquired: Rockies 2010 3rd Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #10 in BA’s Rockies Top-30
2012 TL Stats: 74 G, 330 PA, 0.305/.339/.494, 22 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 13 SB, 13 BB, 50 SO

OF – Oscar Taveras (20) – Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)

Acquired: Singed out of the Dominican Republic by the Cardinals 11/15/2008
Prospect Ranking: #3 in BA’s Cardinals Top-30, #28 in the S2S 2012 Top-100
2012 TL Stats: 72 G, 305 PA, 0.323/.377/.591, 22 2B, 4 3B, 15 HR, 6 SO, 23 BB, 39 SO

OF – Carlo Testa (25) – Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals)

Acquired: Royals 2008 18th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 62 G, 241 PA, 0.275/.368/.502, 11 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 6 SB, 29 BB, 64 SO

OF – Shane Peterson (24) – Midland RockHounds (Oakland Athletics)

Acquired: Cardinals 2008 2nd Round Pick, Traded to Oakland 7/24/2009
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 46 G, 197 PA, 0.285/.449/.437, 11 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 9 SB, 42 BB, 44 SO

DH – Jonathan Singleton (20) – Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros)

Acquired: Phillies 2009 8th Round Pick, Traded to Houston 7/29/2011
Prospect Ranking: #1 in BA’s Astros Top-30, #65 in the S2S 2012 Top-100
2012 TL Stats: 72 G, 299 PA, 0.265/.388/.466, 13 2B, 2 3B, 11 HR, 3 SB, 49 BB, 69 SO

SP1 – Justin Grimm (23) – RHP – Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers)

Acquired: Rangers 2010 5th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #15 in BA’s Rangers Top-30
2012 TL Stats: 13 GS, 77.0 IP, 1.87 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 65 H, 14 BB, 67 SO

SP2 – Edwar Cabrera (24) – LHP – Tulsa Drillers (Colorado Rockies)

Acquired: Signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Rockies 3/5/2008
Prospect Ranking: #18 in BA’s Rockies Top-30
2012 TL Stats: 15 GS, 98.0 IP, 2.94 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 65 H, 23 BB, 82 SO

SP3 – Ariel Pena (23) – RHP – Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels)

Acquired: Signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Angels 2/17/2007
Prospect Ranking: #9 in BA’s Angels Top-30
2012 TL Stats: 15 GS, 88.2 IP, 2.94 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 76 H, 34 BB, 86 SO

SP4 – Trevor Rosenthal (22) – RHP – Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)

Acquired: Cardinals 2009 21st Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #11 in BA’s Cardinals Top-30, #92 in the S2S 2012 Top-100
2012 TL Stats: 15 GS, 82.0 IP, 2.85 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 59 H, 34 BB, 71 SO

SP5 – Nick Schmidt (26) – LHP – Tulsa Drillers (Colorado Rockies)

Acquired: Padres 2007 1st Round Pick, Traded to Colorado 12/9/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 14 GS, 82.0 IP, 3.29 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 74 H, 15 BB, 73 SO

LHRP – Jeff Ibarra (24) – San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres)

Acquired: Padres 2009 23rd Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 20 G, 24.0 IP, 0.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 22 H, 5 BB, 24 SO

RHRP – Jason Stoffel (23) – Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros)

Acquired: Giants 2009 4th Round Pick, Traded to Houston 7/19/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 29 G, 31.1 IP, 1.72 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 22 H, 7 BB, 26 SO, 11 SV

Closer – Coty Woods (24) – RHP – Tulsa Drillers (Colorado Rockies)

Acquired: Rockies 2009 33rd Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 TL Stats: 34 G, 32.1 IP, 0.56 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 23 H, 7 BB, 30 SO, 14 SV

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Tags: Ali Solis Ariel Pena Arkansas Travelers Carlo Testa Corpus Christi Hooks Coty Woods Edwar Cabrera Frisco RoughRiders Jason Stoffel Jeff Ibarra Jonathan Singleton Jose Martinez Josh Rutledge Justin Grimm Midland RockHounds Mike Olt Nathan Freiman Nick Schmidt Northwest Arkansas Naturals Oscar Taveras San Antonio Missions Shane Peterson Springfield Cardinals Trevor Rosenthal Tulsa Drillers

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