Tuesday, September 08, 2009

More awards

The Eastern League Baseball Writers Association released its award winners Monday, and I won't waster any more of your time:

ALL-STAR TEAM IS IN CAPS/BOLD. Others receiving votes follow.

Catcher: CARLOS SANTANA, Akron (13 votes) ... Josh Thole, Binghamton (2); Alex Avila, Erie (1).

First baseman: BRETT PILL, Connecticut (11) ... Brian Dopirak, New Hampshire (3); Brandon Snyder, Bowie (1); Ike Davis, Binghamton (1).

Second baseman: BROCK BOND, Connecticut (14) ... Brian Dinkelman, New Britain (2).

Third baseman: NEIL SELLERS, Reading (12) ... Pedro Alvarez, Altoona (4).

Shortstop: EDUARDO NUNEZ, Trenton (16) ... only unanimous selection.

Outfielders: BRENNAN BOESCH, Erie (15); MICHAEL TAYLOR, Reading (14); QUINTIN BERRY, Reading (4) ... Rene Tosoni, New Britain (3); Jose Constanza, Akron (2); Eddy Martinez-Esteve, Connecticut (2); Ryan Strieby, Erie (2); Josh Reddick, Portland (1); Miguel Abreu, Bowie (1); Brandon Roberts, New Britain (1); Kevin Mahar, Reading (1); Brian Dinkelman, New Britain (1); Brian Dopirak, New Hampshire (1).

Designated hitter: BRIAN DOPIRAK, New Hampshire (4 total votes at two positions, plus one nod for Player of the Year).

Utility player: BRIAN DINKELMAN, New Britain (3 total votes at various positions).

Starting pitchers: ZACH McALLISTER, Trenton (11); MADISON BUMGARNER, Connecticut (11); JEANMAR GOMEZ, Akron (10) ... Joe Savery, Reading (3); Brian Matusz, Bowie (3); Yoslan Herrera, Altoona (3); Josh Tomlin, Akron (2); Thad Weber, Erie (1); Felix Doubront, Portland (1); Hector Rondon, Akron (1); Brad Lincoln, Altoona (1); Henry Sosa, Connecticut (1).

Relief pitcher: ANTHONY SLAMA, New Britain (12) ... Dan Otero, Connecticut (2); Vinnie Pestano, Akron (1); Josh Schmidt, Trenton (1).

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CARLOS SANTANA, Akron (8) ... Brett Pill, Connecticut (3); Michael Taylor, Reading (2); Brian Dopirak, New Hampshire (1); Brock Bond, Connecticut (1).

CO-MANAGERS OF THE YEAR: MIKE SARBAUGH, Akron (6); STEVE DECKER, Connecticut (6) ... John Stearns, Harrisburg (2); Steve Roadcap, Reading (1); Brad Komminsk, Bowie (1).


greg8370 said...

A little better but Brett s/b MVP

greg8370 said...

Joe--any skinny on the announcement and are you covering any of the playoff games?

Kelly said...

Joe ~~ Thank you for all of your support for the Defenders. You seem to have all the "breaking news" before it's posted anywhere else! Congrats to everyone. Great year, Connecticut Defenders!

Joe said...

I feel for Brett and Brock in MVP voting. Honestly, I think had only one had an outstanding season it may have given the other a better shot. I can't say that Santana doesn't deserve MVP, he's just not my first or second choice.

As for an announcement, my best educated guess would be anywhere from the day after the Defenders' season ends to, if its a different day, the day after the EL championship ends.