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Post-Season All-Stars and All-Defensive Team Announced

Atlantic League recognizes 2016 on-field excellence


(Denver, CO, Oct. 13, 2016) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced its 2016 Post-Season All-Star Team and the Red, White and Blue All-Defensive Team. Players were selected through voting from league club managers and executives.

“The profound level of talent throughout the Atlantic League was evident from Opening Day through the final out of our Championship Season,” said League President Rick White. “Each of the players selected is tremendously deserving of these honors, and we are proud to honor their performances this past season.”

The following players were named to the 2016 Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star Team:

 

POSITION PLAYER TEAM
Catcher James Skelton New Britain Bees
First Baseman K.C. Hobson Lancaster Barnstormers
Second Baseman Eric Farris Somerset Patriots
Third Baseman David Vidal Somerset Patriots
Shortstop Luis Hernandez Bridgeport Bluefish
Outfielder Jeremy Barfield Sugar Land Skeeters
Outfielder Caleb Gindl Lancaster Barnstormers
Outfielder Fehlandt Lentini Long Island Ducks
Designated Hitter Joel Guzman York Revolution
Starting Pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo Bridgeport Bluefish
Relief Pitcher Andrew Johnston Sugar Land Skeeters
Closer Mike DeMark York Revolution


For the second consecutive season, the Atlantic League proudly presents the Red, White and Blue All-Defensive Team. This honor, based on players’ defensive abilities during the 2016 season, celebrates the red and blue stitched Rawlings baseball that was adopted as the league’s official baseball during the 2015 season. Here is this year’s team:

 

POSITION PLAYER TEAM
Catcher James Skelton New Britain Bees
First Baseman Jon Griffin New Britain Bees
Second Baseman Eric Farris Somerset Patriots
Third Baseman Bryan Pounds York Revolution
Shortstop Luis Hernandez Bridgeport Bluefish
Outfielder Caleb Gindl Lancaster Barnstormers
Outfielder Fehlandt Lentini Long Island Ducks
Outfielder Aharon Eggleston Somerset Patriots
Pitcher James Simmons York Revolution


The following is the schedule for the remainder of this year’s Atlantic League awards:

Tuesday, October 18 – Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Manager of the Year and Rawlings Gold Glove Defensive Player of the Year

Thursday, October 20 – Club Awards, including the Ken Shepard Award for Promotional Excellence, the Joe Klein Executive of the Year, Grounds Crew of the Year, Mascot of the Year, Ballpark of the Year, Promotion of the Year and Outstanding Community Service Award

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.


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