Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Friday, August 28, 2009

All-Stars! Brett Pill and Brock Bond are on...

the EL's season ending All-Star Team as voted by team managers, coaches, radio and print media:

From the EL Leagues's press release:

"First Base: Brett Pill, Connecticut Defenders (.293, 15 HR, 97 RBI, 63 R)
Connecticut first baseman Brett Pill has been one of the top hitters in the league this season while leading the Defenders to first place in the Northern Division standings. Pill, who was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the seventh round of the 2006 draft, is hitting .293 with 15 home runs in his first season at the Double-A level. The 24-year old has driven in a league-high 97 runs for the Defenders this season and he is also ranked among the league leaders in hits (141-3rd), doubles (34-3rd), total bases (222-3rd), and extra-base hits (50-tied 3rd). Brett also leads all Eastern League first baseman in fielding percentage (.996), making just four errors over 122 games. The San Dimas, California native has twice been named the Eastern League Player of the Week this season, winning the award for the week ending July 5th and the week ending August 9th.

Second Base: Brock Bond, Connecticut Defenders (.337, 1 HR, 31 RBI, 88 R)
Connecticut Defenders second baseman Brock Bond got a single in his first career Double-A at bat on April 16th against Trenton and he hasn’t stopped hitting since. The 23-year old had his batting average as high as .360 for the Defenders this season and is currently leading the league with a .337 average. Bond, who is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, also leads the league in runs scored (88) and on-base percentage (.432) and is ranked among the league leaders in hits (139-4th), walks (62-6th) and OPS (.841-tied 6th). The 5’10”, 195 lb. switch hitter was the starting second baseman for the Northern Division at the 2009 Eastern League All-Star game and drove in one run."

Congrats to Brett and Brock!


Blogger Kelly said...

So happy for both Brett and Brock. Brett is the Eastern League RBI leader, but he probably wouldn't have been without Brock being on base so much for Brett to hit him in!! Great job, guys!!

Greg, you're always a few steps ahead of me - just saw this online!

4:18 PM

Blogger Geno Espineli Fan said...

Both deserved it!! How can they have already decided this before the season ends though?? Where are guys like Patterson, Bumgarner, Boyer, and EME? Also did I hear that Boyer was playing LF yesterday?

4:51 PM

Blogger greg8370 said...

Boyer playing LF was been going on for several weeks now. He's swinging a great bat and getting Schoop in a third has helped.

Kelly--it's a day for me so I'm ahead of the curve a little bit.

5:06 PM


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