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Ramirez, Faria, Wilson and Jackson Named All-Stars

As we head to the half way mark of many minor league seasons, leagues have began to name their leagues All-Stars. Three players whom we have featured at Chasing The Dream have been announced by their league as All-Stars.

As we head to the half way mark of many minor league seasons, leagues have began to name their leagues All-Stars. Three players whom we have featured at Chasing The Dream have been announced by their league as All-Stars.

Nick Ramirez

2014 Season
Team AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG OPS
HVL SOU .265 61 238 38 63 12 5 10 43 24 70 1 .335 .483 .818
Minors .265 61 238 38 63 12 5 10 43 24 70 1 .335 .483 .818

The Brewers first base prospect is no stranger to All-Star games. Last season he was named to the Florida State League All-Star squad and this season the Southern League announced Ramirez as the first baseman on the Northern Division Team. At the time of the announcement he was among the league leaders in home runs (10) and RBI’s (43)

“I found out through my hitting coach sending a congratulatory text” Ramirez said on how if found out the news. “It feels great, it’s an awesome accomplishment especially with some of the names on the teams.”

Ramirez looks to build upon his strong first half of the season and continue to be a consistent producer for the Huntsville Stars in the second half of the season.

Jacob Faria

2014 Season
Team W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG
BG MID 3 3 3.66 11 11 1 1 59.0 49 34 24 3 13 50 .217
Minors 3 3 3.66 11 11 1 1 59.0 49 34 24 3 13 50 .217

In 2013, Faria was named Pitcher of the Year for the Princeton Rays. He has built off that strong season to put together a fine first half and was named to the Mid West League All-Star Team. Faria will represent the Eastern All-Stars after going 3-3 in 11 starts posting a 3.66 ERA.  On April 30th, Faria went the distance pitching a 1 hit shut out. He followed that start up with pitching 5 innings of no-hit ball. Faria hopes to continue to put up starts like that entering the second half of the season.

“It feels great. It’s a tremendous honor seeing that there are a ton of deserving pitchers in this league and to be selected is a great honor” Faria said shortly after news broke of his selection. Faria didn’t find out he was selected initially from the team “I actually found out in a text from my girlfriend. I had no idea until she texted me.”

Zach Wilson

2014 Season
Team AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG OPS
TRN EAS .214 8 28 3 6 0 0 0 2 2 10 0 .267 .214 .481
TAM FSL .283 47 173 19 49 7 3 4 23 10 39 0 .323 .428 .750
Minors .274 55 201 22 55 7 3 4 25 12 49 0 .315 .398 .713

Wilson has been a jack of all trades for the Tampa Yankees in 2014 appearing in games at both corner outfield spots as well as first base. Wilson can also grab a glove and play third base if needed as he has appeared in over 80 games in his minor league career at that position. Wilson has posted strong numbers in 2014 and was named to the Florida State League’s North Division Al-Star Team as the Designated Hitter. Wilson is batting .283 on the year with Tampa with four home runs and 23 RBIs in 47 games with Tampa. Wilson saw a brief stint in AA Trenton and looks to return there by years end.

Luke Jackson

2014 Season
Team W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG
FRI TEX 7 2 2.86 13 12 0 0 72.1 50 23 23 5 19 74 .189
Minors 7 2 2.86 13 12 0 0 72.1 50 23 23 5 19 74 .189
Just moments after we posted this piece The Texas League announced its All-Star roster and it was no surprise that Luke Jackson was on the list. The Texas Rangers prospect has been dominant in the Texas League. Jackson has held opponents to a .189 batting average and compiled a 6-2 record on the season.  The right hander has struck out 74 opponents while showing excellent control, walking only 19 on the year.

“It feels good..small goals on the road to achieving the big one” Jackson said when asked how it felt to be named to the All-Star team.  Jackson received the good news from the Frisco staff  “Woody (Jason Wood) our skipper called me and told me with all the coaches it was very cool”

If Jackson continues his dominating season there is a chance that he could see himself in the Rangers roster before the end of the season.

We look forward to sharing more news once the rest of the leagues announce their All-Star rosters with you.

 

 

 

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