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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Angle named Carolina League Postseason All-Star

News comes in bunches these days.

A day after being promoted to AA Bowie, 2005-2007 Buckeye CF Matt Angle was names a Carolina League Post-season All-Star for the High A Frederick Keys.

The All-Star selection is the second in Angle's career as he was a New York-Penn League midseason All-Star in 2007 with the Aberdeen IronBirds.

Angle becomes the third ex-Buckeye to be named to a 2009 MiLB All-Star team joining Cory Luebke and Ronnie Bourquin who were midseason selections in the High A California League and Low A Midwest League respectively.

J.B. Shuck is seeing a stellar season come to a conclusion at High A Lancaster in the Cali League, but MiLB.com only selects one player per position for their league postseason honors and Shuck was unfortunately left off.

A mere three posts down you can read up further on Angle's accolades as well as his fall plans.

2 comments:

BaseballBucks33 said...

What a shame it is that JB Shuck got left off the All-Star team, he had a great year. I can't believe how awesome JB was on the hill for the Buckeyes(17 games won) and now he is a stud OF hitting .300 with 10 triples. That just shows what a great athlete he is. I can't wait till next yr when JB gets the call to (Double-A) Corpus Christi for the Astros. Way to go JB!!!

Chris Webb said...

Not to take anything away from J.B. he is a great athlete and will move to AA deservingly.

But I was talking to Luebke who pitched in the Cali League for the first half of the year. He said take Lancaster's stats with a grain of salt.

Due to the air and elevation its a launching pad. He said Angle's .290 would be .320. And he was right. Here is a website you can plug stats in to see how a player would perform in different leagues and levels.

http://www.minorleaguesplits.com/mlecalc.html

He was dead on.

Also look at the JetHawks power numbers compared to the rest of the Cal League.

Again taking nothing away from Shuck, he'll hit anywhere, but people are harder on those numbers than most.