Zebulon, N.C. - The Carolina Mudcats proudly announce that Francisco Lindor, Cody Anderson and Joey Wendle were selected as honorary year-end All-Stars for the Carolina League. The Mudcats' three honorees are tied with the Potomac Nationals for the most on the 19-player list. Managers, general managers and media voted for this year's superlatives.
Lindor and Anderson were both named to the midseason All-Star team before a call-up to the Double-A Akron Aeros this summer. Wendle garnered attention for his an outstanding season in his first full year in professional baseball.
Ranked the top prospect in the Cleveland Indians Player Development System, shortstop Francisco Lindor shined on the field of Five County Stadium this summer. The 19-year-old from Caguas, Puerto Rico, hit .306 in 83 games with a home run and 27 RBI. He stole a team best 20 bases, scored 51 runs and recorded 100 hits. The Indians selected Lindor as the eighth overall pick in 2011. He participated in his second Futures Game in July and earned a promotion to Akron on July 15th. The honor is his fourth All-Star selection.
Cody Anderson, 22, received the CL's Pitcher of the Year award to go with his second All-Star selection. The right-hander was 9-4 with a league low 2.34 ERA. The Quincy, Calif., native was picked by the Indians in the 14th round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of Feather River College. Anderson also earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of May 13-20. He was promoted to Akron on August 14th.
Joey Wendle, 22, earned his second career All-Star nod as the league's utility infielder. Wendle ranks fifth in the CL with 15 home runs. He leads the Mudcats with 60 RBI, 30 doubles, 70 runs scored and is tied for the team lead with five triples. Through 101 games, Wendle has stolen 10 bases in 11 attempts. Originally from Lincoln University, Penn., Wendle was named a New York-Penn League All-Star last season with the Short-Season Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
The Carolina Mudcats are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play their home games at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C. The club is finishing their second year as a member of the Carolina League.