Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jake Cave, Jose Pirela Post Season All Stars

Jake Cave Selected to the FSL Post-Season All-Star Team
One Tampa Yankee makes 2014 FSL All-Star Team
Tampa, Fla. - The Florida State League All-Star Team for 2014 was announced today by League President Chuck Murphy. The team was selected by Field Managers, Official Scorers, and club Sports Writers representing the twelve (12) teams in the league.

Jake Cave was selected as an outfielder for the 2014 FSL All-Star Team. Cave was promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder on July 16, 2014. During his time with the Tampa Yankees he led the team with 117 hits. He held a .304 batting average over 90 games with 18 doubles, four triples, three homeruns and 24 RBI. He was selected to the 2014 FSL Mid-Season North Division All-Star Team. Cave was selected by the New York Yankees in the sixth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Va.

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Moosic, Pa. -- Jose Pirela's 2014 season has had the talented hitter soar to heights previously unseen on his career. Today, he can add another accolade to the list. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' (Triple-A/New York Yankees) versatile leadoff man was named the International League's All-Star second baseman on the year-end squad.

Pirela ranks among the IL's leaders in batting average (4th, .308), hits (1st, 159), runs scored (1st, 85) and total bases (2nd, 231). The 24-year-old native of Venezuela was the IL's starting second baseman at July's Triple-A All-Star Game and earned the league's Player of the Month honors for June.

Pirela has spent the majority of his time this season at second base. He has also demonstrated his talents at other positions both new and familiar. He has seen time in all three outfield spots, at shortstop and at first base along with select time as the squad's designated hitter. Pirela had never played center field, right field or first base in his stateside pro career before this season. He is the team's first player to receive year-end honors since Jorge Vazquez as the DH in 2011. Pirela is the first SWB player to achieve post-season All-Star status at second base since Kevin Russo in 2009.

The 2014 International League All-Star squad is voted on by the circuit's managers, coaches, media and club representatives.

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