Revs 1B Andres Perez Named to Atlantic League All-Defense Team
(York, Pa.): This year marks the first time the Atlantic League has named an all-defense team, and the 2015 season accolades continue to pile up for Andres Perez, who has been named the team's first baseman.
Officially, the team is the "2015 Red, White and Blue All-Defense Team," a nod to the vintage-inspired red and blue-stitched baseball introduced by Rawlings and the Atlantic League at this season's All-Star Game in Bridgeport. The ball, a homage to the red and blue-stitched ball used in the American League in the 1920s and 30s, was used for the remainder of the season and will be the official Atlantic League ball moving forward.
Included in the All-Defense team is the "Rawlings Gold Glove Defensive Player of the Year Award" in the Atlantic League. The inaugural winner is Long Island Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons.
Perez being named to the team is all the more impressive, considering he spent 2015 still transitioning to a new position, after earning All-ALPB honors at second base with the Revolution in 2012 and 2013. Perez boasted a .990 fielding percentage this season, committing just eight errors in 135 games played. He played in all but four games in 2015, started the first 51 games of the season, and played in the first 64 before being given a true day off.
The full team listing is below, which includes the winner of Grounds Crew of the Year:
Catcher: Juan Apodaca, Lancaster
First Base: Andres Perez, York
Second Base: Nate Spears, Somerset
Third Base: Patrick Palmeiro, Sugar Land
Shortstop: Dan Lyons, Long Island
Outfield: Wellington Dotel, Bridgeport
Outfield: Carlos Guzman, Camden
Outfield: Michael Rockett, Camden
Pitcher: Roy Merritt, Somerset
Grounds Crew of the Year: Sugar Land Skeeters, Constellation Field
Head Groundskeeper: Brad Detmore
And if you're scoring at home, Andres Perez added this honor to the following this season:
Revolution career hits leader
Revolution career RBI leader
Revolution career doubles leader
Revolution career games played leader
Revolution triple crown (.291/16 HR/ 92 RBI)
Led the Atlantic League in RBI
Up to second on the Revolution career home run list, now trailing Chris Nowak (2011-2012) by just seven homers
Named 2015 York Revolution Team Most Valuable Player
Started at 1B for Freedom Division in the Atlantic League All-Star Game at Bridgeport
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Atlantic League Stories from October 14, 2015
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- Two Sharks Named to All Defense Team - Camden Riversharks
- Barnstormers Juan Apodaca Chosen as Top Defensive Catcher - Lancaster Barnstormers
- Lyons Claims Inaugural Gold Glove Award - Long Island Ducks
- Patriots 2B Nate Spears, Pitcher Roy Merritt Named to Atlantic League All-Defensive Team - Somerset Patriots
- Revs 1B Andres Perez Named to Atlantic League All-Defense Team - York Revolution
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