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Herrera Named MVP, Most Outstanding MLB Prospect in the SAL
Francisco Sosa and Tom Murphy Also Honored at their Positions
08/29/2013 11:50 AM ET

Asheville, NC-Rosell Herrera received the South Atlantic League's top honor Thursday morning as he was named Most Valuable Player as well as Most Outstanding MLB Prospect. Herrera was also selected as the shortstop on the 2013 All South Atlantic League All-Star Team. Tom Murphy, who was promoted to Tulsa on August 4, was selected as the top catcher while Francisco Sosa was named as one of the league's top three outfielders. 

With just five games remaining, Herrera is batting .343 with 16 Home Runs and 76 RBI's. The Tourists shortstop has scored 83 runs, recorded 162 hits, stolen 21 bases, and has 50 multi-hit games this season. Prior to being promoted, Murphy hit .288 in 80 games with Asheville. The Tourists backstop finished with 19 Home Runs and 74 RBI's. Sosa is currently second in the league with a .314 batting average and leads the circuit with 88 RBI's. The San Pedro de Macoris native has also swiped 30 bases to go along with his 19 Home Runs.

All three players were selected as mid-season All-Stars to go along with their post-season recognition. Overall, the three Tourists selections are tied with the Hickory Crawdads for the most players represented by any one club on the All SAL All-Star Team. The Tourists return to McCormick Field to face the Augusta GreenJackets on Friday night. The homestand will last through Monday with Fireworks scheduled on Friday and Sunday night. Monday's season finale will begin at 2:05pm.

 

2013 South Atlantic League All-Star Team

     

Manager

Tripp Keister

Hagerstown

Coach

Frank Viola

Savannah

RH Pitcher

Tyler Glasnow

West Virginia

LH Pitcher

Daniel Stumpf

Lexington

Relief Pitcher

Shae Simmons

Rome

Catcher

Tom Murphy

Asheville

First Baseman

Greg Bird

Charleston

Second Baseman

Micah Johnson

Kannapolis

Shortstop

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

Third Baseman

Joey Gallo

Hickory

Utility Infielder

Tony Renda

Hagerstown

Outfielder

Francisco Sosa

Asheville

Outfielder

Nick Williams

Hickory

Outfielder

Josh Bell

West Virginia

Utility Outfielder

Cameron Flynn

Greensboro

Designated Hitter

Ryan Rua

Hickory

 

 

 

Most Outstanding Pitcher

Gabriel Ynoa

Savannah

Most Outstanding MLB Prospect

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

Most Valuable Player

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

 

Please direct any questions or interview requests to Doug Maurer at (828) 258-0428 ext. 203 or dmaurer@theashevilletourists.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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