HUNTSVILLE, AL - Huntsville Stars third baseman
Zelous Wheeler has been selected as one
of 64 Minor League Baseball players with a true asset, a unique
along with the 63
other minor leaguers, will go name-to-name in Minors Moniker Madness
March Madness-style bracket to determine who has the best name in all
League Baseball. It's the infielder's fourth year in the highly
bracket challenge, but seniority obviously didn't play a part. He's
the "distinction" of an 11 seed, his second lowest seeding since
competition in 2008.
least I'm not facing Al
Alburquerque this year," Wheeler said, after being informed he's been
honor of competing. "That was a tough one."
as fans call him, lost
to Alburquerque in the second round in his MMM debut back in 2008. He
the third round the following two years, losing to Dusty Napoleon
(2009) and Gookie
Dawkins (2010). He was seeded 8th and 13th
respectively. Wheeler has yet to advance past the "Sweet 16" stage.
asked about his strategy
to make it to the "Elite 8" and beyond, teammate Steffan Wilson jumped
have to change it up from last year. Whatever we did obviously didn't
and company have to
start coming up with a solid game plan to get past Skyler Stromsmol as
clock is tick-ticking on round one. Fans can vote for Wheeler and other
favorite names (besides Stromsmol) here.
Voting for round one ends on August 7. Round two will go from August 8
with round three carrying on from August 12 - 15. The "Elite 8" voting
on August 16. The four semi-finalists will be announced on August 19
finals running from August 23-25. Fans can get in on the action through
Facebook and Twitter as well. Wheeler fans are encouraged to use the
media hashtag #VoteZelous throughout the competition!
Stars continue a ten-game
home stand tonight against the Carolina Mudcats at 6:43 p.m. It's a
Singles Tuesday Night Tickets! Buy 1 ticket, get 1 free from KRAFT
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