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Field, Rosario & Wheeler Named TL All-Stars

TULSA TRIO VOTED TO ELITE TEXAS LEAGUE SQUAD

The Texas League has named it 2011 End of Season All-Star Team and the Tulsa Drillers are well represented. Outfielder Tim Wheeler, catcher Wilin Rosario and second baseman Tommy Field were all elected to the elite squad that is determined through voting by league managers and media members.

With three All-Stars, Tulsa matched Arkansas, San Antonio and Springfield for the most players on the 18-man team.

Wheeler currently leads the TL in home runs, a spot that he has occupied for much of the season. But, the outfielder has done more than hit homers this season. Entering the final week of the season, Wheeler is hitting .291 with 85 runs batted in. He was leading the league with 154 hits, 66 extra-base hits and 101 runs scored, while also stealing 19 bases and picking up 13 assists from his centerfield position.

Like Wheeler, Rosario and Field have enjoyed well-rounded seasons. Field is hitting .278 with 17 homers and 60 runs batted in. Defensively, he has made only eight errors and leads on TL second baseman with a .982 fielding percentage. Field has been involved in 71 doubles plays, nearly 20 more than any other second baseman in the league.

Rosario Hits Two
Catcher Wilin Rosario joined Tulsa teammates Tommy Field and Tim Wheeler on the 2011 Texas League End of Season All-Star Team.  (Rich Crimi)

Rosario entered the final week with a .250 batting average, 19 homers and 40 runs batted in. Behind the plate, he leads all TL catchers with a .992 fielding percentage. Rosario has thrown out 37% of attempted base stealers this season, the second highest mark in the league.

Springfield’s Matt Adams edged Wheeler for the Texas League Player of the Year Award, while Arkansas’ Matt Shoemaker, who could win the league’s pitching triple crown, was chosen as the Pitcher of the Year.

Former Oklahoma State University standout Doug Dascenzo was named the Manager of the Year for leading San Antonio to the best record in the league. The Missions will likely become the first Texas League team in 50 years to reach 90 total wins. Amarillo last accomplished the feat in 1961.

Corpus Christi’s hitting coach, John Moses, was named the recipient of the Mike Coolbaugh Coach of the Year Award. Coolbaugh is the former Drillers hitting coach that was tragically killed in a game against Arkansas during the 2007 season.

The complete Texas League End of Season All-Star Team is below.

  

2011 TEXAS LEAGUE END OF SEASON ALL-STAR TEAM

1B Matt Adams-Springfield

2B Tommy Field-Tulsa

3B James Darnell-San Antonio

SS Ryan Jackson-Springfield

UT Grant Green-Midland

OF J.D. Martinez-Corpus Christi

OF Jermaine Mitchell-Midland

OF Mike Trout-Arkansas

OF Tim Wheeler-Tulsa

DH Tommy Mendonca-Frisco

C Salvador Perez-NW Arkansas

C Wilin Rosario-Tulsa

P Brad Brach-San Antonio

P Dallas Keuchel-Corpus Christi

P Shelby Miller-Springfield

P Garrett Richards-Arkansas

P Matt Shoemaker-Arkansas

P Joe Wieland-San Antonio

Texas League Player of the Year – Matt Adams, Springfield

Texas League Pitcher of the Year – Matt Shoemaker, Arkansas

Texas League Manager of the Year – Doug Dascenzo, San Antonio

Mike Coolbaugh TL Coach of the Year – John Moses, Corpus Christi

Eight Tulsa Drillers Make Texas League North Division All-Star Team

  

Tim Wheeler leads a group of eight Tulsa Drillers players that have named to the North Division All-Star Team that was announced today by the Texas League. The North Division will face the South Division in San Antonio on Wednesday, June 29 in the annual game.

Tim Wheeler and Wilin Rosario were both named starters in the 2011 Texas League All-Star Game to be played in San Antonio on June 29, 2011. (Rich Crimi)

Wheeler and catcher Wilin Rosario were named starters, while infielders Darin Holcomb and Ben Paulsen and outfielder Scott Beerer were named reserves.

Tulsa pitchers Stephen Dodson, Christian Friedrich and Juan Nicasio were also elected to the North Division squad.

Nicasio is currently with the Colorado Rockies and will only participate in the game if he is returned to the Drillers’ roster.

Players are determined for the two squads based on voting by league managers and media members.

The eight players tied Tulsa with San Antonio and Frisco for the second most representatives in the game. Arkansas has nine players that were voted to participate in the game.

Bishop Kelley product Dallas Kuechele and Henryetta product Sawyer Carroll were named to the South Division squad.

Complete rosters and staffs for the two sides are below

NORTH DIVISION ROSTER

1B Matt Adams Springfield

2B Ryan Mount Arkansas

3B Luis Jimenez Arkansas

SS Darwin Perez Arkansas

C Wilin Rosario Tulsa

DH Anthony Seratelli NW Arkansas

OF Alex Castellanos Springfield

OF Mike Trout Arkansas

OF Tim Wheeler Tulsa

 

RES Darin Holcomb Tulsa

RES Ryan Jackson Springfield

RES Ben Paulsen Tulsa

RES Salvador Perez NW Arkansas

RES Scott Beerer Tulsa

 

P Orangel Arenas Arkansas

P Michael Blazek Springfield

P Ryan Brasier Arkansas

P Maikel Cleto Springfield

P Stephen Dodson Tulsa

P Christian Friedrich Tulsa

P Juan Nicasio Tulsa

P Trevor Reckling Arkansas

P Garrett Richards Arkansas

P Matt Shoemaker Arkansas

 

MGR Brian Poldberg NW Arkansas

CH Terry Bradshaw NW Arkansas

CCH Larry Carter NW Arkansas

TR Tony Medina NW Arkansas

 

SOUTH DIVISION ROSTER

1B Michael Spina Midland

2B Vince Belnome San Antonio

3B James Darnell San Antonio

SS Wladamir Sutil Corpus Christi

C Ali Solis San Antonio

DH Mike Bianucci Frisco

OF Leonys Martin Frisco

OF Jermaine Mitchell Midland

OF J.D. Martinez Corpus Christi

 

RES Grant Green Midland

RES Tommy Mendonca Frisco

RES Renny Osuna Frisco

RES Jose Felix Frisco

RES Sawyer Carroll San Antonio

 

P Anthony Bass San Antonio

P Brad Brach San Antonio

P Xavier Cedeno Corpus Christi

P Adalberto Flores Frisco

P Ethan Hollingsworth Midland

P Casey Kelly San Antonio

P Dallas Kuechel Corpus Christi

P Justin Miller Frisco

P Martin Perez Frisco

P Jorge Reyes San Antonio

 

MGR Doug Dascenzo San Antonio

CH Jimmy Jones San Antonio

CH Tom Tornincasa San Antonio

TR Nate Stewart San Antonio