The 2010 Florida State League All-Star Team was released on Tuesday and the Dunedin Blue Jays had two players named to the team in outfielder Anthony Gose and catcher Travis d'Arnaud.
Gose, 20, played the majority of the season with the Clearwater Threshers before being involved in a series of trades that sent him to the Blue Jays on July 29. Since coming over from Clearwater, he has hit .255 in 27 games with three home runs. He is also 9 for 14 in stolen base attempts.
Overall, Gose has hit .263 with seven home runs and an FSL-leading 45 stolen bases. He has played in an FSL-leading 130 games and also leads the FSL in runs scored with 88. He's tied with Tampa's Jose Pirela for the FSL lead in triples with 13 and also ranks fifth in hits with 134.
The native of Bellflower, CA was a fourth round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.
D'Arnaud, 21, was also named to the FSL First-Half All-Star Team and was selected to start at catcher for the FSL North squad in the All-Star Game back on June 12 in Viera. He also participated in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
He hit .259 with six home runs and 38 RBIs in 71 games with Dunedin this season, but back issues plagued him for much of the year before a herniated disc in his back required season-ending surgery earlier this month.
This was d'Arnaud's first year in the Blue Jays organization, having been part of the Roy Halladay trade this past offseason. He was a supplemental first-round draft pick of Philadelphia's in 2007.
This is the second consecutive season that d'Arnaud and Gose have played together as both players were a part of Low-A Lakewood's 2009 South Atlantic League championship-winning team.
The FSL Player of the Year ended up being Tampa's Melky Mesa while the FSL Pitcher of the Year was Clearwater's Austin Hyatt, who was recently called up to Double-A Reading.
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