Americaan Named Northwest League Year-End All-Star

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By Alex Stimson / Eugene Emeralds | August 29, 2019 3:31 PM

The Eugene Emeralds, proud Minor League affiliate of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs, are proud to announce that Ems outfielder Edmond Americaan has been named a Northwest League Year-End All-Star, as revealed by the Northwest League on Thursday afternoon.

The second-year pro from Curacao has been consistently solid for the Emeralds all season long, posting a .283/.350/.426 slash line with a .776 OPS, 67 hits, 17 doubles, 4 triples, 3 HRs, 29 RBI and 13 steals in 62 games played. Defensively, Americaan showcased an impressive arm while also displaying the ability to play all three outfield positions.

This year has seen Americaan post his second straight solid season to start his pro career after batting .295 in 30 games with the Rookie-level AZL Cubs 1 in 2018.

A 35th round selection in the 2018 MLB Draft out of Chipola Junior College (Florida), Americaan opted to sign with the Cubs as opposed to attending the University of Miami.

He joins a slew of impressive players named to the 2019 NWL Year-End All-Star Team, as shown below:

 

2019 Northwest League Individual Honors

AWARD

NAME

TEAM

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Blaine Crim

Spokane

PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Deyni Olivero

Hillsboro

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Kenny Hook

Spokane

 

2019 Northwest League Year-End All-Star Team (Statistics through 8/28/19)

Lineup

POSITION

NAME

TEAM

STATS

Catcher

David Garcia

Spokane

.274 AVG | 5 HR | 13 doubles | 27 RBI | 33 runs

1st Base

Blaine Crim

Spokane

.343 AVG | .547 SLG% | 8 HR | 44 RBI

2nd Base

Kelvin Melean

Tri-City

.322 AVG | 14 doubles | 27 RBI | 20 runs

3rd Base

Aaron Schunk

Boise

.329 AVG | .540 SLG% | 6 HR | 23 RBI | 31 runs

Shortstop

Patrick Frick

Everett

.301 AVG | 12 doubles | 21 RBI | 44 runs

Outfield

Edmond Americaan

Eugene

.283 AVG | 17 doubles | 29 RBI | 35 runs | 13 SBs

Outfield

Alexander Canario

Salem-Keizer

.300 AVG | 8 HR | 16 doubles | 36 RBI | 35 runs

Outfield

Kristian Robinson

Hillsboro

.319 AVG | 9 HR | 35 RBI | 29 runs | 14 SBs

Designated Hitter

Franklin Labour

Salem-Keizer

.307 AVG | .639 ALG % | 14 HR | 34 RBI | 37 runs

 

Pitchers

POSITION

NAME

TEAM

STATS

Pitcher

Deyni Olivero

Hillsboro

7-3 | 2.12 ERA | 42 K

Pitcher

Marcos Tineo

Hillsboro

6-3 | 2.32 ERA | 64 K

Pitcher

Kervin Castro

Salem-Keizer

5-3 | 2.74 ERA | 58 K

Pitcher

Adam Kloffenstein

Vancouver

4-4 | 2.24 ERA | 64 K

Pitcher

Werner Leal

Spokane

3-1 | 0.60 ERA | 55 K | 4 saves

 

In regard to the 2019 Northwest League Individual Honors and Year-End All-Star Team being announced, NWL President Mike Ellis issued the following statement: "It's been another memorable season of Northwest League Baseball with some outstanding individual performances throughout the league. Those who were named to the 2019 Year-End All-Star Team should take great pride in such a prestigious honor. We admire your hard work and dedication to your craft. Congratulations, you are amongst the best of the best this season."

The Eugene Emeralds congratulate Edmond on receiving today's prestigious Northwest League honor.

Americaan and the Emeralds play their final three home games of the regular season over the next three days (Thursday - Saturday) at PK Park. Tickets to Emeralds home games are on sale now at www.EmeraldsBaseball.com or by calling (541) 342-5367.

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