2012 S2S Mid-Season All-Stars: Pacific Coast League

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Tomorrow night (7/11) the Pacific Coast and International Leagues will match their All-Star rosters up against one another in Buffalo, New York. The Bisons are the host team for the event which happens to be the 25th installment of the Triple-A All-Star Game.

The 30-player PCL roster was revealed on June 28th and was selected in a very all inclusive “shotgun” approach. Instead of attempting to explain it, I’ll just quote the method directly:

13 “elected” by club managers and general managers, media members and through online fan voting; 17 “selected” by the league office; and at least one from each of the 16 clubs.

As you (hopefully) know by now, we here at S2S are selecting our own All-Star teams for each of the full season leagues in the minors which leads us to some of the rules being applied to our roster.

To qualify for a S2S 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.

Before I list off the players that did make the team there were a number of guys that deserve a mention here. First up is New Orleans infielder Nick Green who just missed the service time cutoff of 45 G. Two other players that were having wonderful seasons but didn’t make the roster are Fresno OF Roger Kieschnick – who is on the 7-day disabled list and hasn’t played since May 29th – and 1B Randy Ruiz who was released by Reno at the beginning of June. Recent big league promotions also took Iowa 1B Anthony Rizzo and Tuscon C Yasmani Grandal out of the running.

With a 16 team league and just a 17 player roster, space on this team is awfully tight. As you would likely expect not all teams are represented in the below, but given that New Orleans, Omaha and Reno placed 9 players between the three of them and Las Vegas and Albuquerque each placed two, seven PCL franchises are without representation below. Sacramento, Tacoma and Tuscon each landed one player on the S2S team to round out the final spots and left Colorado Springs, Iowa, Memphis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Round Rock and Salt Lake on the outside looking in.

C – Travis d’Arnaud (23) – Las Vegas 51s (Toronto Blue Jays)

Acquired: Phillies 2007 1st Round (37th Overall) Pick, Traded to Toronto 12/16/2009
Prospect Ranking: #1 in BA’s Blue Jays Top-30, #35 in S2S 2012 Top-100
2012 PCL Stats: 67 G, 303 PA, 0.333/.380/.595, 21 2B, 2 3B, 16 HR, 1 SB, 19 BB, 59 SO

1B – Mike Cervenak (35) – New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins)

Acquired: Athletics 1998 43rd Round Pick (did not sign), Signed by Miami 12/22/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 55 G, 227 PA, 0.368/.427/.552, 16 2B, 0 3B, 7 HR, 1 SB, 23 BB, 24 SO

2B – Alex Castellanos (25) – Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Acquired: Cardinals 2008 10th Round Pick, Traded to Los Angeles 7/31/2011
Prospect Ranking: #19 in BA’s Dodgers Top-30
2012 PCL Stats: 47 G, 218 PA, 0.359/.450/.658, 16 2B, 6 3B, 9 HR, 11 SB, 24 BB, 41 SO

3B – Jedd Gyorko (23) – Tuscon Padres (San Diego Padres)

Acquired: Padres 2010 2nd Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #6 in BA’s Padres Top-30
2012 PCL Stats: 49 G, 228 PA, 0.343/.386/.605, 16 2B, 0 3B, 13 HR, 1 SB, 16 BB, 32 SO

SS – Jake Elmore (25) – Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Acquired: Diamondbacks 2008 34th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 79 G, 374 PA, 0.382/.465/.518, 25 2B, 7 3B, 1 HR, 25 SB, 49 BB, 32 SO

OF – Adam Eaton (23) – Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Acquired: Diamondbacks 2010 19th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #12 in BA’s D-Backs Top-30
2012 PCL Stats: 75 G, 362 PA, 0.383/.457/.544, 31 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, 23 SB, 32 BB, 43 SO

OF – Wil Myers (21) – Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals)

Acquired: Royals 2009 3rd Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #3 in BA’s Royals Top-30, #16 in S2S 2012 Top-100
2012 PCL Stats: 48 G, 210 PA, 0.315/.395/.636, 9 2B, 4 3B, 14 HR, 1 SB, 24 BB, 43 SO

OF – Carlos Peguero (25) – Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle Mariners)

Acquired: Signed out of the Dominican Republic by Seattle 1/20/2005
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 49 G, 214 PA, 0.293/.369/.633, 8 2B, 1 3B, 18 HR, 1 SB, 20 BB, 65 SO

DH – Yan Gomes (24) – Las Vegas 51s (Toronto Blue Jays)

Acquired: Blue Jays 2009 10th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 59 G, 249 PA, 0.346/.395/.596, 25 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR, 3 SB, 17 BB, 50 SO

SP1 – John Ely (26) – Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Acquired: White Sox 2007 3rd Round Pick, Traded to Los Angeles 12/18/2009
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 18 GS, 109.0 IP, 3.22 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 107 H, 22 BB, 117 SO

SP2 – Graham Godfrey (27) – Sacramento River Cats (Oakland Athletics)

Acquired: Blue Jays 2006 34th Round Pick, Traded to Oakland 11/18/2007
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 13 GS, 78.0 IP, 2.88 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 80 H, 14 BB, 49 SO

SP3 – Yusmeiro Petit (27) – Fresno Grizzlies (San Francisco Giants)

Acquired: Signed out of Venezuela by the Mets 11/15/2001, Signed by San Francisco 11/28/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 18 GS, 104.2 IP, 3.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 111 H, 25 BB, 99 SO

SP4 – Tom Koehler (26) – New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins)

Acquired: Marlins 2008 18th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #26 in BA’s Marlins Top-30
2012 PCL Stats: 18 GS, 101.2 IP, 3.54 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 96 H, 41 BB, 96 SO

SP5 – Ryan Verdugo (25) – Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals)

Acquired: Giants 2008 9th Round Pick, Traded to Kansas City 11/7/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 15 GS, 87.0 IP, 3.62 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 68 H, 43 BB, 70 SO

LHRP – Tommy Hottovy (31) – Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals)

Acquired: Red Sox 2004 4th Round Pick, Signed by Kansas City 11/15/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 24 G, 32.1 IP, 2.51 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 23 H, 9 BB, 42 SO, 7 SV

RHRP – Chris Hatcher (27) – New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins)

Acquired: Marlins 2006 5th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #14 in BA’s Marlins Top-30
2012 PCL Stats: 28 G, 37.0 IP, 0.97 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 30 H, 13 BB, 32 SO, 4 SV

Closer – Jonathan Albaladejo (29) – Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Acquired: Pirates 2001 19th Round Pick, Signed by Arizona 12/13/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 PCL Stats: 32 G, 34,2 IP, 3.12 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 24 H, 13 BB, 37 SO, 14 SV

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Tags: Adam Eaton Albuquerque Isotopes Alex Castellanos Carlos Peguero Chris Hatcher Colorado Springs Sky Sox Fresno Grizzlies Graham Godfrey Iowa Cubs Jake Elmore Jedd Gyorko John Ely Jonathan Albaladejo Las Vegas 51s Memphis Redbirds Mike Cervenak Nashville Sounds New Orleans Zephyrs Oklahoma City RedHawks Omaha Storm Chasers Reno Aces Round Rock Express Ryan Verdugo Sacramento River Cats Salt Lake Bees Tacoma Rainiers Tom Koehler Tommy Hottovy Travis D'Arnaud Tuscon Padres Wil Myers Yan Gomes Yusmeiro Petit

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