Barney, Snyder Named to All-PCL Team
Des Moines, IA - Darwin Barney and Brad Snyder were both named to the 2010 All-Pacific Coast League Team, announced by the league office today.
Barney has played in 114 games with Iowa this season, being assigned to Iowa out of spring training. He played in 63 games with Iowa last year after being promoted from double-A Tennessee.
The Oregon State alum has showcased his glove and his bat this season with Iowa and it earned him a promotion to Chicago. Barney was called up to Chicago on August 12. At the time of his departure, he led the PCL in hits with 143 and sported a .299 average. He still leads the PCL in fielding percentage at shortstop. In 111 games at short, Barney accumulated a .970 fielding percentage with 158 putouts and 301 assists in 473 total chances. He committed just 14 errors and had a hand in 58 double plays.
Snyder, 28, is in his second season with Iowa. The former first-round pick has been having a standout season. With six games remaining in the regular season, Snyder has slugged 23 home runs and 100 RBI, both new season-highs for the outfielder. He is currently batting .310 and is among the league leaders in hitting. His 100 RBI rank second, he is fourth is runs scored (91) and ranks fifth in total bases (253).
Snyder ended the month of August with a .337 average, 16 extra-base hits and 25 RBI. Going back to the start of July, Snyder is tops in the PCL with 59 RBI. He is currently second on the team in average (.310), home runs (23), on-base percentage (.386) and slugging (.565). His 100 RBI lead the team, five more than Micah Hoffpauir.
This is each player's third award overall during their professional career and second during the 2010 season. Barney collected all-star honors in 2009 as a member of the Southern League and again this season with the PCL. Snyder received accolades as a player of the week twice. First in 2005 with the Akron Aeros in the Eastern League and again this year with Iowa.
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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