Skole, Foltynewicz take top awards

South Atlantic League's 2012 Postseason All-Stars revealed

By Danny Wild / | August 30, 2012 7:09 AM

Nationals prospect Matthew Skole was voted MVP and Astros right-hander Michael Foltynewicz earned top pitcher honors on Thursday when the South Atlantic League unveiled its 2012 postseason All-Star team and award winners.

Skole, who was promoted to the Carolina League, still ranks as the Sally League's leader in homers, on-base percentage and slugging.

In 101 games, the 2011 first-round pick hit .286 with 27 homers, 92 RBIs and 10 steals. Through Aug. 28, the Georgia Tech product has 102 RBIs at two levels.

Foltynewicz, the Astros' No. 6 prospect, is 14-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 26 starts for Lexington. He leads the SAL in wins and ranks fifth in ERA.

Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco, a Midseason All-Star, earned "Most Oustanding Major League Prospect" status after hitting .325 with 15 homers, 81 RBIs and 40 stolen bases in 111 games for West Virginia.

Skole steals third

The All-Star team was voted on by the South Atlantic League field managers, general managers, writers and broadcasters for each team, for a total of 56 votes. The full roster is below:

Most Outstanding Pitcher: Michael Foltynewicz, Lexington (HOU)
Most Outstanding MLB Prospect: Gregory Polanco, West Virginia (PIT)
Most Valuable Player: Matthew Skole, Hagerstown (WAS)

South Atlantic League Postseason All-Stars
Austin Barnes C Greensboro MIA
Harold Riggins 1B Asheville COL
Delino DeShields Jr. 2B Lexington HOU
Matthew Skole 3B Hagerstown WAS
Alen Hanson SS West Virginia PIT
Trevor Story UT INF Asheville COL
Keury De La Cruz OF Greenville BOS
Brent Keys OF Greensboro MIA
Gregory Polanco OF West Virginia PIT
Shawn Payne UT OF Augusta SF
Zachary Johnson DH Lexington HOU
Michael Foltynewicz RHP Lexington HOU
Tyler Anderson LHP Asheville COL
Joe Mikulik Manager Asheville COL
Josh Bonifay Coach Lexington HOU

Danny Wild is an editor for This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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