Vote your favorite Cats into All-Star Game

By Max Lush / Sacramento River Cats | June 14, 2011 1:13 PM ET

Send your favorite River Cats to this year's Triple-A All-Star Game. This year's Mid-Summer Classic will be held in Salt Lake at Spring Mobile Park on July 13.

Voting continues through June 24.

The game pits the Pacific Coast League's All-Star's against the All-Stars from the International League. Currently, the International League leads the all-time series seven games to the PCL's six. The two leagues have played each other in the Triple-A All-Star game since 1998.

Many River Cats batters are worthy of representing the PCL (all stats through June 13).

  • Infielder Adrian Cardenas leads Sacramento with a .329 batting average and 72 hits.
  • Center fielder Jai Miller is fourth in the PCL with a .668 slugging percentage.
  • Catcher Anthony Recker leads all PCL catchers in batting average (.325), runs (41), home runs (11), slugging percentage (.579), on-base percentage (.410), and on-base plus slugging (.989). He is also fourth in RBIs (29).
  • Shortstop Eric Sogard leads the team in at-bats (240) and second in runs (39). Sogard also plays stellar defense, leading all shortstops with a .974 fielding percentage.
The River Cats pitching staff has also been stellar this season, ranking second in the PCL for ERA.

  • Starting pitcher Travis Banwart is second among PCL starters in batting average against (.235), second in base runners allowed per nine innings (11.57), and third in WHIP (1.26).

The River Cats bullpen has been stellar all season.

  • Reliever Trystan Magnuson leads PCL relievers in batting average against (.159) and is third in the league in base runners allowed per nine innings (9.58).
  • Reliever Fautino De Los Santos has a 0.63 ERA in 14.1 innings along with 16 strikeouts.
  • Willie Eyre, who holds PCL Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of May 30-June 5, leads Sacramento with six saves.
  • Log on now and vote often to ensure your favorite River Cat gets a spot on the PCL's roster.

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

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