Taylor Motter Named IL Postseason All-Star

Utility Player Earns Award in First Year at Triple-A

By Durham Bulls | September 1, 2015 11:54 AM

The International League has announced Durham Bulls utility player Taylor Motter was named to the league's postseason All-Star team.

The 25-year-old, who was named to the All-Star team as a utility player, leads the circuit in doubles (40), ranks second in extra-base hits (52) and fourth in slugging percentage (.450). Named an IL Midseason All-Star earlier this season, Motter has compiled eight separate hitting streaks of at least eight games in 2015, including a career-best 16-game stretch from June 3 to June 20.

In the field the product of Coastal Carolina University has been invaluable to the Bulls, starting at least five games in rightfield, centerfield, leftfield, third base, second base and shortstop. The former 17th round draft pick in 2011 has batted in all nine positions in the batting order as well.

Batting .286 with 10 home runs and 68 RBI on the season, Motter has already set a career-high in RBI, doubles, stolen bases (26) and walks (54). His selection to the IL Postseason All-Star team marks the third time in his five-year career he's earned that honor, after he was named a 2014 Southern League All-Star with Double-A Montgomery and a 2011 Appalachian League All-Star with Rookie-Level Princeton.

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

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