The Prospect League has announced its Post Season All-Star Team and Awards for the 2015 season. Commissioner Bryan Wickline made the choices public Wednesday. Postseason All-Stars are voted on by Field Managers, a Front Office representative and one Media representative from each team.
The Champion City Kings, Chillicothe Paints, and West Virginia Miners each had three players selected for the East Division, while two Butler BlueSox players and one Richmond RiverRats player earned postseason all-star nods.
The 2015 Prospect League Champion Terre Haute REX dominate the West Division’s roster with six players being selected. The Kokomo Jackrabbits and Springfield Sliders each had two players earn postseason honors, while the Hannibal Cavemen and Quincy Gems each had one player selected.
PROSPECT LEAGUE POSTSEASON ALL-STAR TEAMS
|POSITION||EAST ALL-STAR TEAM||WEST ALL-STAR TEAM|
|First Base||David Marcus – Butler BlueSox||David Jacobs – Springfield Sliders|
|Second Base||Eric Peterson – Champion City Kings||Brett Charbonneau – Springfield Sliders|
|Third Base||Dan Ward – West Virginia Miners||Ricardo Ramirez – Terre Haute Rex|
|Shortstop||Deion Tansel – Chillicothe Paints||Andy DeJesus – Terre Haute Rex|
|Left Field||Lee Spoonseller – Champion City Kings||Justin Wylie – Quincy Gems|
|Center Field||Dylan Harvey – West Virginia Miners||Andrew Gutierrez – Terre Haute Rex|
|Right Field||Justin Paul – West Virginia Miners||Kyle Kempf – Terre Haute Rex|
|Catcher||Aiden McMahan – Richmond RiverRats||C.J. Price – Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|Designated Hitter||Matthew Priebe – Champion City Kings||Mark Zimmerman – Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|Left Handed Starting Pitcher||Tanner Allison – Chillicothe||Jake Eichleberry – Hannibal Cavemen|
|Right Handed Starting Pitcher||Derek Moore – Chillicothe||Samuel Higgs – Terre Haute Rex|
|Relief Pitcher||Zack Spangler – Butler||Evan Miller – Terre Haute Rex|
Chillicothe’s Tanner Allison was named Pitcher of the Year. A left-hander from Western Michigan University started 11 games for the Paints, earned a 9-0 record and a 1.11 ERA. He only allowed 35 hits and struck out 60 batters through 64.2 innings.
The Galen Woods Fireman of the Year award goes to Chillicothe closer Derek Hendrixson for his outstanding performance as a reliever. A right-hander from Heidelberg University, Hendrixson collected 17 Saves over the course of the summer and finished the season with a 1.89 ERA through 52.1 innings.
Butler BlueSox first baseman David Marcus collected both the Mike Schmidt Player of the Year award and the Roland Hemond Pro Prospect of the Year award. Marcus was named Player of the Week three times during the season and led the league in home runs (11), RBIs (49), total bases (134), doubles (18), extra-base hits (30), slugging percentage (.601), and finished fourth in batting average (.363).
The 2015 Prospect League Manager of the Year is Terre Haute REX’s Bobby Segal. Segal led the REX to a record-breaking regular-season record of 43-17. The REX then went 4-0 in the playoffs and won their first Prospect League Championship. The REX finished the season with the second-best team ERA (2.58) and batting average (.262).
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