Today is the day to vote on the second baseman for the Wilmington Blue Rocks 25th Anniversary team. Throughout the years, the Blue Rocks have rarely had an every day second baseman, as many switched between shortstop, third base, and even the outfield (ie Whit Merrifield).
Let’s take a look at the selections. Remember to vote in the comments section:
- Ramon Martinez (1994): He hit .268 with 13 doubles, 40 runs scored, and 35 RBIs.
- Sergio Nunez (1995-1996): His career 77 stolen bases are second all-time in Blue Rocks history. Nunez played in 227 games in his Blue Rocks career at second base. His best year came in 1996 when he hit .271 with 23 doubles, six triples, 60 runs scored, and 40 RBIs.
- Carlos Febles (1997): His 49 stolen bases were a single season record until 2008. Febles hit 27 doubles in 122 games.
- Emiliano Escandon (1997-1998): With Wilmington hosting the Carolina League All-Star Game in 1998, Escandon cleared the bases with a double in the 8th inning to break the tie. That led to him being named ASG MVP. Escandon drove in 90 runs across two seasons with 131 walks compared to 118 strikeouts.
- Eric Nelson (2000-2002): Over the three-year span, Nelson played in 299 games with the Blue Rocks, cutting his errors in half from 2000-2001. His best season was in 2001, when he hit .271 with 27 doubles, 44 runs scored, and 41 RBIs. Nelson was out of baseball following the season.
- Thomas Lora (2002): Lora was an All-Star, as the Blue Rocks hosted another All-Star Game. He hit .265 with 47 runs scored and 32 RBIs in 97 games. He was out of baseball the following season.
*Stay tuned Monday to vote on the Blue Rocks 25th Anniversary shortstop.