2012 S2S Mid-Season All-Stars: International League


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

Similar to the PCL, the International League’s roster consists of 30 players that were selected by club managers, general managers, media members, through online fan voting and by the league office. The full roster was revealed at the end of June on MiLB.com, but here at S2S we’re being a little more selective, and a lot less democratic, in building our own 17-player All-Star teams for each of the full season leagues.

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.

Justin Germano was cruising toward a spot on our roster but was called up to pitch for Boston on July 7th. Similarly many of the viable options at SS had been called up to the majors leaving that position abnormally thin. It necessitated that I blur my service time requirements so I could select a player that was putting up All-Star worthy numbers. At 3B I also had to get a little creative and pick a player that has spent only 12 of his 91 games at the hot corner this season.

The Indianapolis Indians landed four players on the below team and much of their pitching staff was in consideration for various spots. Host team Buffalo had three players make the squad while Charlotte and Syracuse each placed two on the team. Columbus, Gwinnett, Lehigh Valley, Louisville, Pawtucket and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre each had one representative to round things out. Of the 14 IL franchises; Durham, Norfolk, Rochester and Toledo were left standing on the sidelines and did not have a player make our 17-player team.

C – Ryan Lavarnway (24) – Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox)

Acquired: Red Sox 2008 6th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #9 in BA’s Red Sox Top-30
2012 IL Stats: 69 G, 304 H, 0.310/.401/.461, 18 2B, 0 3B, 7 HR, 0 SB, 39 BB, 47 SO

1B – Matt LaPorta (27) – Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians)

Acquired: Brewers 2007 1st Round Pick, Traded to Cleveland 7/7/2008
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 67 G, 285 PA, 0.304/.393/.575, 14 2B, 1 3B, 17 HR, 0 SB, 30 SO, 60 BB

2B – Jim Negrych (27) – Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals)

Acquired: Pirates 2006 6th Round Pick, Signed by Washington 4/13/2012
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 54 G, 196 PA, 0.284/.363/.444, 7 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 1 SB, 22 BB, 24 SO

3B – Dan Johnson (32) – Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox)

Acquired: Athletics 2001 7th Round Pick, Signed by Chicago 2/1/2012
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 91 G, 396 PA, 0.276/.418/.542, 18 2B, 1 3B, 21 HR, 0 SB, 74 BB, 63 SO

SS – Josh Rodriguez (27) – Buffalo Bisons (New York Mets)

Acquired: Indians 2006 2nd Round Pick, Signed by New York 3/29/2012
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 16 G, 73 PA, 0.313/.370/.537, 3 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 0 SB, 6 BB, 12 SO

OF – Corey Brown (26) – Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals)

Acquired: Athletics 2007 1st Round Pick (59th Overall), Traded to Washington 12/16/2010
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 84 G, 379 PA, 0.296/.382/.561, 16 2B, 7 3B, 19 HR, 11 SB, 45 BB, 84 SO

OF - Xavier Paul (27) – Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds)

Acquired: Dodgers 2003 4th Round Pick, Signed by Cincinnati 7/8/2012
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 59 G, 235 PA, 0.318/.379/.517, 16 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 6 SB, 19 BB, 40 SO

OF – Starling Marte (23) – Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Acquired: Signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Pirates 1/4/2007
Prospect Ranking: #4 in BA’s Pirates Top-30
2012 IL Stats: 84 G, 368 PA, 0.290/.350/.492, 16 2B, 12 3B, 9 HR, 18 SB, 23 BB, 74 SO

DH – Ronnier Mustelier (27) – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (New York Yankees)

Acquired: Signed out of Cuba by the Yankees 6/7/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 59 G, 259 PA, 0.305/.357/.479, 15 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 6 SB, 15 BB, 31 SO

SP1 – Terry Doyle (26) – RHP – Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox)

Acquired: White Sox 2008 37th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #30 in BA’s Twins Top-30
2012 IL Stats: 11 GS, 76.1 IP, 2.83 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 53 H, 18 BB, 71 SO

SP2 – Rudy Owens (24) – LHP – Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Acquired: Pirates 2006 28th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #16 in BA’s Pirates Top-30
2012 IL Stats: 17 GS, 106.0 IP, 2.89 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 99 H, 20 BB, 76 SO

SP3 – Tyler Cloyd (25) – RHP – Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies)

Acquired: Phillies 2008 18th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 14 GS, 89.2 IP, 2.01 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 65 H, 20 BB, 60 SO

SP4 – Matt Harvey (23) – RHP – Buffalo Bisons (New York Mets)

Acquired: Mets 2010 1st Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #2 in BA’s Mets Top-30
2012 IL Stats: 18 GS, 98.1 IP, 3.39 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 87 H, 42 BB, 102 SO

SP5 – Justin Wilson (24) – LHP – Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Acquired: Pirates 2008 5th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #17 in BA’s Pirates Top-30
2012 IL Stats: 18 GS, 96.2 IP, 3.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 66 H, 45 BB, 99 SO

LHRP – Justin Hampson (32) – Buffalo Bisons (New York Mets)

Acquired: Rockies 1999 28th Round Pick, Signed by New York 2/8/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 29 G, 43.1 IP, 2.08 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 36 H, 15 BB, 43 SO, 3 SV

RHRP – Cory Gearrin (26) – Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves)

Acquired: Braves 2007 4th Round Pick
Prospect Ranking: #29 in BA’s Braves Top-30
2012 IL Stats: 28 G, 43.1 IP, 1.25 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 29 H, 15 BB, 51 SO, 7 SV

Closer – Tim Wood (29) – RHP – Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Acquired: Marlins 2002 44th Round Pick, Signed by Pittsburgh 11/1/2011
Prospect Ranking: Not Ranked
2012 IL Stats: 33 G, 43.2 IP, 2.06 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 29 H, 10 BB, 39 SO, 12 SV

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