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Sano, Vargas among seven on FSL All-Star Team for Miracle

June 4, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

DAYTONA BEACH - Seven members of the Fort Myers Miracle were named to the Florida State League All-Star team for the South Division as announced by League President Chuck Murphy.

Relievers Zack Jones, Corey Williams and Chad Rodgers will represent the Miracle bullpen. Jones, fourth round selection in 2012 by the Twins, has appeared in 16 games with six saves and a 2-1 record. Jones has an earned run average of 1.23 and has 29 strikeouts in 22 innings. Williams, drafted in the third round in 2011, has a 2.75 earned run averages and 14 saves in 19.2 innings. Williams has pitched in 17 games and registered eight saves. Rodgers, signed as a free agent prior to the season, has a 3-1 record with a 2.53 earned run average.

Starter D.J. Baxendale was also named to the All-Star team. Called up to Double-A New Britain on May 26, Baxendale went 7-0 in nine starts with 48 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 57.1 innings. A 10th round pick in 2012, Baxendale had a league-best WHIP of 0.78 and earned run averages of 1.10 at the time of his promotion.

Top power hitter and heralded prospect third baseman Miguel Sano, first baseman Kennys Vargas and catcher Matt Koch will represent the Miracle position players. Sano, a top prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, has launched league-leading 13 home runs and driven in 44 runs. Sano is currently hitting .335, third-best in the FSL.

Vargas, signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2009, has an FSL-best 48 runs batted in. The 6-5, 273-pound native of Canovanas, Puerto Rico is hitting .287 with 11 home runs and leads the Miracle with 17 doubles. Vargas had a very productive month of May, hitting .313 with eight homers and 30 runs driven in.

Koch, a 12th round selection in 2011, has a .288 average with two home runs and 16 runs batted in. Appearing in 39 games, Koch has nine extra base-hits and a .371 on-base percentage.

Fact Box

Florida State League

South Division All-Star Team

Position? Player??????????????? Team

RHP????Jesse Hahn???????????? CHA

RHP????Anthony DeSclafini??? ?? JUP

RHP????Noah Syndergaard?????? STL

RHP????Nick Kingham??????????BRD

RHP????Nick Wittgren?????????? JUP

RHP????Zack Jones?????????????FTM

LHP????Corey Williams????????? FTM

LHP????Justin Nicolino????????? JUP

LHP????Ryan Carpenter????????? CHA

LHP????Chad Rodgers???????????FTM

C??????Austin Barnes??????????? JUP

C??????Matt Koch??????????????FTM

C??????Curt Casali????????????? CHA

3B?????Miguel Sano???????????? FTM

1B?????Kennys Vargas??????????? FTM

SS?????Alen Hanson???????????? BRD

SS?????Jake Hager??????????????CHA

INF????T.J. Rivera????????????? STL

OF???? Gregory Polanco????????? BRD

OF?????Dustin Lawley?????????? STL

OF?????Stephen Piscotty???????? PMB

OF?????Isaac Galloway??????????JUP

DH????Jonathan Rodriguez?????? PMB

Manager?? Andy Haines??????????JUP


All-Star Selections (unable to play)

RHP????D.J. Baxendale?????????? FTM

North Division All-Star Team

Position? Player??????????????? Team

RHP?????Perci Garner???????????? CLR

RHP?????Gabriel Arias??????????? CLR

RHP???? Scott Copeland?????????? DUN

RHP???? Shane Greene???????????TAM

RHP?????Blake McFarland?????????DUN

RHP?????Melvin Mercedes?????????LAK

LHP?????Tony Davis??????????????DUN

RHP?????David Goforth???????????BRE

LHP?????Kyle Ryan?????????????? LAK

RHP?????Jesse Hernandez????????? DUN

C???????Gary Sanchez????????????TAM

C???????Cameron Garfield???????? BRE

C???????Logan Moore????????????CLR

3B??????Maikel Franco??????????? CLR

SS??????Javier Baez????????????? DAY

3B??????Andy Burns????????????? DUN

2B??????Carlos Alonso??????????? CLR

OF????? Aaron Altherr??????????? CLR

OF??????Cameron Perkins????????? CLR

OF??????Jorge Soler????????????? DAY

OF??????John Andreoli??????????? DAY

DH????? Nick Ramirez????????????DH

Manager??Dave Hubbert???????????LAK

All-Star Selections (unable to play)

P???????Seth Harvey ???????????? BRE

P???????Brooks Hall????????????? BRE

P???????Will Clinard???????????? LAK

The 52nd Florida State League All-Star Game will be played at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, home of the Dunedin Blue Jays, on Saturday, June 15 at 7:05 p.m.

The All-Star players, coaches and umpires will be honored at events during All-Star Weekend.



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