2010 All-PCL Team Announced
September 1, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Pacific Coast League announced its All-PCL Team Wednesday, highlighting the final week of the 2010 regular season. The 12-member squad features some of the game's top young hitters and pitchers, several of which could see time in the Major Leagues before the month of September comes to a close.
Headlining the squad are Las Vegas catcher J.P. Arencibia, a unanimous selection, and Salt Lake first baseman Mark Trumbo, the league leader in home runs and RBI. Arencibia has 32 home runs for the 51s, an impressive number considering his promotion to the big leagues in August. There, he provided one of baseball's all-time great Major League debuts, going 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs for Toronto on August 7. Trumbo is batting .301 with 34 homers and 115 RBI, including .357 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI since the All-Star break.
A pair of Albuquerque batsmen, designated hitter John Lindsey and third baseman Russ Mitchell, demonstrate the offensive weaponry of this year's All-PCL team. The hot-hitting duo are batting .359 and .325, respectively, the two highest batting averages among those selected. Rounding out the infield are a pair of exciting youngsters, second baseman Daniel Descalso of the Memphis Redbirds and shortstop Darwin Barney of the Iowa Cubs, the latter of which is currently honing his craft on the north side of Chicago.
The outfield threesome of Salt Lake's Peter Bourjos, Sacramento's Chris Carter and Iowa's Brad Snyder represent an outstanding blend of power and speed, while also demonstrating that it's not necessarily how you start a season, but how you finish; each put together fine second halves, justifying their All- PCL selections despite slow starts to the 2010 season.
The pitching staff is made up of a trio of hurlers leading the PCL in a few of the more notable statistical categories. Fresno right-hander Eric Hacker paces the league with 16 wins, Oklahoma City left-hander Michael Kirkman has the highest winning percentage at .813 (13-3 record), while Las Vegas closer Jeremy Accardo is tied for the league-lead with 24 saves.
The PCL postseason awards are given based on the voting of the league's field managers, general managers, broadcasters and media. The field manager and general manager from each of the 16 PCL clubs submit one ballot, while the broadcasters and media from each of the 16 markets submit a second ballot, for a total of 32 ballots.
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