Class A Advanced circuit hands out awards for 2015 MiLB season
Modesto's Antonio Senzatela leads the Cal League in ERA (2.40) and is third in strikeouts (124). (Ricky Bassman/MiLB.com)
By California League | August 21, 2015 4:37 PM
OXNARD, Calif. -- The California League announced today its 2015 Field Awards and Postseason All-Star Team.
J.R. House was named Manager of the Year. In his first year as manager in the Cal League, House has seen his Visalia Rawhide lead the league in wins. The Rawhide won the first half and by doing so have a first round bye in the playoffs. House is a former big league catcher with the Pirates, Astros, and Orioles. He also played in the Royals and Mets organizations.
Joining House is Gil Heredia, who was named Cal League Coach of the Year. Heredia, the Rawhide Pitching Coach, played 10 seasons in the Major Leagues. His pitching staff currently is 2nd the Cal League in ERA (3.56), strikeouts (1149), and leads the League in Shutouts (13), Saves (41), and WHIP (1.22).
Promoted Lancaster JetHawks infielder, A.J. Reed, was named the Cal League's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year as well as being named to the Post Season All-Star Team. Reed, an Indiana native, was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi in Mid-July. He left the league hitting .346 with 23 HRs, and 81 RBIs in 82 games. He is currently hitting .338 in Double-A. A.J. leads all of Minor League Baseball in RBIs (108), is 2nd in HRs (29) and Runs (99), 3rd in Hits (155), and 15th in Average (.344).
The Modesto Nuts have the Pitcher of the Year. RHP Antonio Senzatela is in his third season in the States. The 20-year old Venezuelan leads the Cal League in ERA (2.40), third in strikeouts (124), and first in WHIP (1.05). He also is tied for third in the league in wins with eight. Below are the rest of the awards and honors for the 2015 season:
2015 California League Postseason All-Star Team
* Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year
† Pitcher of the Year