Four Shorebirds Named Postseason All-Stars
Moore, Ramsey sweep coaching honors; Rodriguez top prospect
CLEARWATER, FL - Recognized as the leaders of the league's undisputed best team, the Delmarva Shorebirds placed two players and two members of its field staff on the South Atlantic League Postseason All-Star Team, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Grayson Rodriguez was voted as the league's Most Oustanding MLB Prospect, as well as its top right-handed pitcher. Shortstop Adam Hall was named to the utility infield slot. Pitching coach Justin Ramsey picked up Coach of the Year honors, and manager Kyle Moore was crowned Manager of the Year.
Rodriguez, a 19-year-old prospect from Nacogdoches, Texas, has made his name as one of the most electric arms to ever pass through Delmarva. Over 19 starts the right-hander is 9-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 88 innings. Rodriguez has walked just 35 and struck out 122 batters, good for a 12.48 K/9 mark.
Rodriguez, the Orioles' No. 2 prospect and No. 45 overall, grabbed the spotlight from the instant he set foot on the pitching rubber. He earned the first SAL Pitcher of the Week award in early April with back-to-back 10-strikeout starts against Lexington and Lakewood and opened the season on a 14.2-inning scoreless streak. Rodriguez would punch out 10 batters in a game twice more on the season; he tossed a combined 21 scoreless innings over those four double-digit strikeout starts.