After leading the IL in total bases with Gwinnett last year, Gomez was even better this season, posting a .310/.371/.589 line with 24 homers and 74 RBIs in 100 games. He leads the league in slugging and OPS and ranks in the top four in batting, home runs, RBIs and doubles despite spending significant time in the Majors.
The Most Valuable Pitcher award went to Lehigh Valley right-hander Tyler Cloyd. The 25-year-old Phillies prospect, after going 3-0 in the Double-A Eastern League, proved dominant in his first Triple-A campaign. Cloyd is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA and has held IL hitters to a .210 average. He leads the league in ERA and WHIP and is tied for the overall Minor League lead with 15 victories.
IL West champs Indianapolis was represented by outfielder Starling Marte and reliever Tim Wood, while Syracuse contributed third baseman Carlos Rivero and outfielder Corey Brown.
Columbus (second baseman Cord Phelps), Durham (outfielder Leslie Anderson), Charlotte (utility man Dan Johnson), Lehigh Valley (Cloyd), and Gwinnett (first baseman Ernesto Mejia) had one player apiece named to the squad. Mejia, who leads the league in RBIs, is the circuit's Rookie of the Year.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Dave Miley was named the Manager of the Year. Miley, who also won the award in 2007, has guided the Yankees to the second-best record in the league thus far despite lacking an All-Star player and a home -- the Yankees spent the entire season on the road while PNC Field was being refurbished.
Most Valuable Player: Mauro Gomez, Pawtucket (BOS)
Most Valuable Pitcher: Tyler Cloyd, Lehigh Valley (PHI)
Rookie of the Year: Ernesto Mejia, Gwinnett (ATL)
Manager of the Year: Dave Miley, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY)
International League Postseason All-Stars
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