Des Moines, IA - Minor League Baseball™ and the Topps Company announced their 2012 Triple-A® All-Star Team yesterday and named Anthony Rizzo
of the Iowa Cubs as the first baseman on this year's squad. This is the third straight season that an Iowa Cubs player has been named to this prestigious team. Bryan LaHair
was the first baseman last year and Brad Snyder
was named as an outfielder in 2010.
Rizzo batted .342 with 23 home runs and 62 RBI in 70 games with Iowa before getting called up to Chicago on June 26. At the time of his promotion, he was leading all of minor league baseball in slugging (.696), was second in OPS (1.101), and third in both homers and total bases (179). Rizzo hit .285 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 87 games with Chicago to finish the year.
Wil Myers of the Omaha Storm Chasers was named the Player of the Year. All eight position players selected to the team came from Pacific Coast League teams.
2012 TOPPS/MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TRIPLE-A ALL-STAR TEAM
1B: Anthony Rizzo/Iowa/PCL/Chicago-NL
2B: Alex Castellanos/Albuquerque/PCL/Los Angeles-NL
SS: Jake Elmore/Reno/PCL/Arizona
3B: Jedd Gyorko/Tucson/PCL/San Diego
C: Travis d'Arnaud/Las Vegas/PCL/Toronto
OF: Adam Eaton/Reno/PCL/Arizona
OF: Wil Myers/Omaha/PCL/Kansas City
OF: Jerry Sands/Albuquerque/PCL/Los Angeles-NL
P: Tyler Cloyd/Lehigh Valley/IL/Philadelphia
(Statistics provided my Major League Baseball Advanced Media and do not reflect players' performances in other leagues)
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