Alen Hanson Named MVP, Leads Southern Division in FSL All-Star Game

Minor League Baseball Alen Hanson, shortstop for the Class-A Bradenton Marauders (affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates), was named the MVP of the Florida State League All-Star Game on Saturday, as the Southern Division upended the Northern Division by a score of 8-1 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida (home of the Dunedin Blue Jays).

Hanson highlighted a five-run fifth inning for the Southern Division, slugging a three-run home run to right field. In all, Hanson went 1-for-5 with three RBI, all stemming from his big hit in the fifth.

In 62 games this season, Hanson has batted .291 (72-for-247) with four home runs and 27 RBI to go along with an OBP/SLG/OPS line of .355/.437/.793.

Richie Shaffer, first-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in last year’s MLB Draft, contributed to the Southern Division’s winning effort, going 1-for-2 with an RBI sacrifice fly. Shaffer has had a mediocre season with the Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs, posting a .241 batting average with four home runs and 28 RBI along with a .289/.364/.653 OBP/SLG/OPS line.

Other top prospects that appeared for the Southern Division included Noah Syndergaard (New York Mets) and Justin Nicolino (Miami Marlins), who pitched the third and fourth innings, respectfully.

 

Latest News

Close Races for Rookie of the Year in Both Leagues
Close Races for Rookie of the Year in Both Leagues
MLB Clears both Zimmerman and Howard of PED Allegations
MLB Clears both Zimmerman and Howard of PED Allegations
American League East Odds and Ends
American League East Odds and Ends
Dodgers and Reds Putting Together Possible Three-Team Deal
Dodgers and Reds Putting Together Possible Three-Team Deal
Mike Scioscia Protests Game Following Long Dispute
Mike Scioscia Protests Game Following Long Dispute
MLB Trade Deadline Approaches With Teams Looking to Fill Voids
MLB Trade Deadline Approaches With Teams Looking to Fill Voids


Leave a Reply

 
 
© 2006-2016 BBNS.