Five Doubledays Named to NYPL All-Star Team

Rosters for the 2012 New York-Penn League All-Star team were announced this afternoon and five Auburn Doubledays made the N.L. squad:

• 1B Shawn Pleffner .322/.354/.471, 24RBI in 29G (reserve)

• SS Wes Schill .270/.329/.333, 16RBI in 38G (reserve)

• C Craig Manuel .273/.354/.313, 8RBI in 40G (reserve)

• OF Estarlin Martinez .329/.392/.484, 24RBI in 40G (starting OF)

• OF Wander Ramos .284/.388/.466, 26RBI in 43G (reserve)

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are the 2012 hosts for the 8th annual exhibition. Manuel is a 10th round pick from the 2012 draft, Pleffner is a 26th round pick from the 2011 draft, Schill is a 2011 NDFA, and Martinez and Ramos are products from the DSL that began their careers in 2009.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

8 thoughts on “Five Doubledays Named to NYPL All-Star Team”

  1. Were Ramos and Martinez signed pre or post-Smiley fiasco? If they were signed after Smiley, that would make them the first wave of Latin players in a system bereft of non-American players.

    Hopefully we’ll see more of the promising DSL players like Read and Marmelejos playing in the States soon enough. We’ve too long ignored a huge talent pool in Latin America. Maybe finally seeing some returns on this investment will encourage Nats management to invest more money and resources into it.

      1. He started playing in the DSL in 2009 when he was 17, means he was most likely signed when he turned 16 in 2008.

        1. They didn’t find out about Smiley being Non-Smiley til after his MVP 2008 season in the GCL.

          1. OK, more detail: Estarlin Martinez was singed on January 30, 2009, two weeks before Smileygate.

          2. As a technicality, MiLB shows that they both signed in May of 2009. That would be when the paperwork was processed.

  2. Also, I’d have thought McQuillan was more deserving than Schill? He’s had better numbers across the board (offensively and defensively), but perhaps starting the season in the GCL was used against him?

  3. McQuillan didn’t really get enough time in the NYPL to warrant an All-Star nod.

    Had he begun in the NYPL and not in the GCL, I definitely could have seen him making the squad.

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