Congratulations are in order for some of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Four of the Cleveland Indians prospects have been named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Team. Shortstop Tony Wolters and 3B Jordan Smith (above) join speedy Bryson Myles on the offensive side of things. Danny Jimenez was picked as a pitcher to give the Scrappers nice representation in a star-studded field of talent.
Tony Wolters is batting a shade above .300 and posted a big five-hit game against Staten Island on August 3. He also has scored 36 runs, driven in 15, and has successfully stolen 15 bases. The 5’10″ Californian is enjoying the ride and will continue to push himself to improve.
Jordan Smith had an 18-game home hitting streak broken recently but has amassed quality statistics thus far in 2011. As a Scrapper, Smith is hitting .327 and has knocked in 34. Smith seems to be clutch and has a nose for winning and it is a contagious feeling in the Scrappers clubhouse right now. He has played some outfield but gets the lion’s share of the plays at third base.
Bryson Myles has recently been battling his hamstring problems. Myles holds a .294 batting average, but really knows how to be disruptive when he reaches base. Myles has eleven stolen bases in just 109 at-bats. He has good power, is always working on his bunting skills, and is getting better in the field as the year goes on.
Danny Jimenez has a 1-3 record, but his ERA is only 3.00 in seven starts for Mahoning Valley. Given a chance on a spot start, Jimenez has posted a gaudy k/bb ratio of 33/15 and has recently transitioned from a bullpen guy to a staple in Coach Greg Hibbard‘s rotation.
Congratulations to all four Scrappers who were awarded the positions.
Hey NYPL, can you say Jake Lowery?