Prospect League Postseason All-Stars & Awards

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ELKVILLE, Ill. – The Prospect League has announced its Postseason All-Star Teams and Awards for the 2017 season. Commissioner Dennis Bastien made the choices public Monday. Postseason

All-Stars are voted on by field managers, a front office representative and a media representative from each team.

The Butler BlueSox paced the East Division teams with five players selected, while four West Virginia Miners were selected. Two players from the Chillicothe Paints and one from the Champion City Kings earned postseason honors.

In the West Division, the 2017 Prospect League Champion Lafayette Aviators and the Danville Dans each had four players selected as postseason all-stars. The Terre Haute REX had two players, while the Quincy Gems and Springfield Sliders each had one on the West Division team.

 

 

EAST DIVISION ALL-STARS
POSITION
NAME
PROSPECT LEAGUE TEAM
COLLEGE

1B
Justin Mitchell
West Virginia Miners
Longwood University
2B
Ivan Acuna
West Virginia Miners
Winston Salem State University
3B
James Meeker
Butler BlueSox
University of Delaware
SS
Pavin Parks
Butler BlueSox
Kent State University
OF
Austin Norman
West Virginia Miners
Fairmont State University
OF
Tanner Murphy
Butler BlueSox
University of North Florida
OF
Dallas Hall
Chillicothe Paints
Miami University (OH)
C
Brady Gulakowski
Butler BlueSox
North Carolina State
DH
Dan Ward
West Virginia Miners
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Pitcher
Connor Coward
Butler BlueSox
Virginia Tech

Pitcher
Connor Curlis
Champion City Kings
The Ohio State University
Pitcher
Andrew Reisinger
Chillicothe Paints
Western Michigan University

WEST DIVISION ALL-STARS
POSITION
NAME
PROSPECT LEAGUE TEAM
COLLEGE

1B
Michael Rothmund
Danville Dans
University of Illinois – Springfield
2B
James Govern
Danville Dans
Eastern Illinois University
3B
Dougie Parks
Lafayette Aviators
Eastern Illinois University
SS
Dalton Schumer
Quincy Gems
Maryville University
OF
Logan Beaman
Lafayette Aviators
Eastern Illinois University
OF
Jalbert Mélo
Terre Haute REX
Thomas University
OF
Nick Webre
Danville Dans
Louisiana State University
C
Cory Heffron
Lafayette Aviators
Wright State University
DH
Troy Wehde
Springfield Sliders
Quincy University

Pitcher
Brad Depperman
Lafayette Aviators
University of North Florida
Pitcher
Austin Krizan
Terre Haute REX
University of Southern Indiana
Pitcher
Ryan Gowens
Danville Dans

Lafayette’s Brad Depperman (University of North Florida) was named Pitcher of the Year. The
right-hander from Palm Harbor, Fla., went 4-2 on the season over 11 appearances (eight starts) and finished with a league-leading ERA of 2.11. Depperman also set a new Prospect League single-season record with 108 strikeouts. He only allowed 38 hits and walked 12 over 59 2/3 innings. For his efforts, Depperman was also selected as the Prospect League’s Roland Hemond Pro Prospect of the Year.

The Galen Woods Fireman of the Year is Terre Haute’s Eddie Miller (University of North Florida). The left-hander from Ocala, Fla., went 2-1 on the season with an ERA of 0.98 over 29 1/3 innings across 23 relief appearances. Miller’s nine saves tied for most in the league. He allowed just 21 hits, walked only four and struck out 45 batters.

The Mike Schmidt Player of the Year for 2017 is Lafayette’s Dougie Parks (Eastern Illinois University). Parks led the league in RBIs (60), hits (73, tied), extra-base hits (31, tied) and on-base percentage (.468). He ranked second in the league in total bases (121), doubles (22), and walks (46). Parks was fourth with a .573 slugging percentage, fourth with a .346 batting average and fifth in runs scored with 51.

The 2017 Manager of the Year is Lafayette’s Brent McNeil, who led the Aviators to their first championship in franchise history. The Aviators finished the regular-season 36-24, the second-best record in the league. Offensively, Lafayette tied a league record with 476 runs scored and also led the league in doubles (126), RBIs (404), total bases (886), walks (362), hit batters (82), sacrifice flies (30), on-base percentage (.399), slugging percentage (.438), OPS (.837), and ranked second in home runs (58).

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