Monday, November 19, 2012

CASTELLANOS AND SANDS MAKE TOPPS TRIPLE-A POSTSEASON TEAM


Alex Castellanos getting loose before an Albquqerque Isotopes game.  I'm telling you if heathy he can also be a threat on the base paths along with his other tools
Jerry Sands and Alex Castellanos were named to the Topps Triple-A All-Star team today. 

Alex who played second, third, and outfield while with the Isotopes finished the season with a .328 batting average (344 at bats 113hits), 52 RBI, 74 Runs, and 17 homeruns.  He also stole 16 bases and hit 25 doubles.  Wait I'm not done he also led all of Triple-A Baseball with a 1.010 on-base plug slugging percentage (OPS),  

Let me remind you Alex was on the DL with a left hamstring strain. If he can stay heathy and the Dodgers keep him at one position (I think he should play second) he could put up some nice numbers.  If he's heathy I also expect him to steal more bases.

Alex was aquired in the trade with the Cardinals for Rafeal Furcal.  I am pretty sure he will have one more season here in Albuquerque with the Isotopes.

Jerry Sands at Isotopes Park 2011

Jerry Sands hit .296, with 107 RBI and 26 homers.  last season was Jerrys second season with the Isotopes, and he was part of the worst kept secret in baseball.  He was the player to be named later in the deal with the Boston Red Sox that brought Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Dodgers.

Jerrry was always good with the fans here in Albuquerque.  I expect him to be a big part of the Red Sox future.

the Isotopes and Reno Aces were the only teams to have multiple players named to the All-Star team.

Other Isotopes who have been named to the Topps Triple-A All-Star team include John Lindsey, and Russ Mitchell in 2011.  Mitch Jones in 2009.
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