Miracle Place Four in FSL All-Star GameJune 1, 2012 - Florida State League (FSL) Fort Myers Miracle
Dean leads the pitching staff with a 4-2 record and a 2.70 ERA. The Naugatuck, Connecticut native is a former 3rd pick of the Twins' in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft from Boston College. The left-hander was 3-6 with a 6.67 ERA last year, but has rebounded this season going 4-0 in May with a 1.36 ERA.
It was nearly a year ago, that right-handed pitcher Ricky Bowen was signed as a minor league free agent and now he is a representative in the Florida State League All-Star Game. The former Mississippi State product has notched four saves in 19 relief appearances and has struck out 32 batters in 31 1/3 innings.
Infielder Daniel Santana has been a pleasant surprise for the Miracle in 2012. The slick fielding middle infielder from Monte Plata, Dominican Republic has led the Miracle at the plate, batting a team-high .308 with three home runs and 19 RBI. He also leads the team with six stolen bases
Catcher Josmil Pinto rounds out the quartet selected to this year's mid-season classic. Now in his second year in Fort Myers, the San Joaquin, Venezuela native is hitting .259 with four home runs and 20 RBI. He was a post-season All-Star selection for the Appalachian League in 2009.
Twenty-seven Miracle players have been selected in the last five years to the Florida State League All-Star Game.
North All-Star Team members represent Brevard County, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Dunedin, Lakeland, and Tampa. South All-Star Team members represent Bradenton, Charlotte, Fort Myers, Jupiter, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie. The All-Star Players, Coaches, and Umpires will be honored at events during the All-Star weekend.
All-Star Team Selectees, club affiliation, and positions are:
NORTH DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM POSITION SOUTH DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM L Sean Nolin DUN Pitchers (10) L Pat Dean FTM R Daniel Barnes DUN P R Jameson Taillon BRD L Austin Kirk DAY P L Chris Rearick CHA R Bruce Rondon LAK P R Gerrit Cole BRD L Austin Wright CLR P R Cory Mazzoni * STL L Egan Smith DUN P L C.J. Reifenhauser CHA R Jimmy Nelson BRE P L Adam Kolarek STL R Mark Montgomery TAM P L Chase Huchingson STL L Adam Morgan CLR P R Anthony Ferrara PMB L Jesse Biddle CLR P R Ricky Bowen * FTM James McCann LAK Catchers (3) Josmil Pinto FTM Cameron Rupp CLR C J.T. Realmuto JUP J.R. Murphy TAM C Blake Forsythe STL Nick Castellanos LAK Infielders (5) Starlin Rodriguez PMB Kevin Nolan DUN INF Wilmer Flores STL Ryan Schimpf DUN INF Wilfredo Tovar STL Arismendy Alcantara DAY INF Daniel Santana FTM Jon Talley DUN INF Derek Dietrich CHA Rob Segedin TAM Outfielders (4) Mike O'Neill PMB Nelson Perez DAY OF Christian Yelich JUP Matt Szczur DAY OF Cory Vaughn STL Avisail Garcia LAK OF Mikie Mahtook CHA Greg Rohan DAY Designated Hitter (1) Marcell Ozuna JUP Brian Harper DAY Field Manager Ryan Ellis STL Marty Mason DAY Pitching Coach Phil Regan STL Desi Wilson DAY Hitting Coach Benny Distefano STL - DAY Coach Jose Carreno STL Pete Fagan DAY Trainer Deb Iwanow STL - DAY Strength Coach Jake Henderson STL
The following players were first team selections, but are unavailable due to promotion to the next higher level:
SOUTH DIVISION Seth Maness "" P "" PMB Matt Neil "" P "" JUP
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