It is Monday and that means it’s back to voting for the Wilmington Blue Rocks 25th Anniversary team. Today we take a look at the shortstops. Remember to place your votes in the comments section.
- Anthony Medrano (1995): In 113 games at shortstop, he committed 18 errors. Medrano hit .285 with 20 doubles, six triples, three home runs, 69 runs scored, and 43 RBIs. He walked 34 times compared to 42 strikeouts. Medrano was one of seven Blue Rocks All-Stars in 1995.
- Alex Prieto (1996-1997): In 1996, Prieto hit .284 in 119 games with 19 doubles, six triples, 65 runs scored, and 40 RBIs. He stole 46 combined bases in his two seasons in Wilmington.
- Mark Ellis (2000): Ellis led the Carolina League in hits with 146, which ranks him fourth all-time in Blue Rocks history (in a single season). He hit .302 with 27 doubles, four triples, six homers, 83 runs scored, and 62 RBIs. He also stole 25 bases and walked more (78) than he struck out (72). Ellis was one of three Blue Rocks All-Stars in 2002.
- Alejandro Machado (2002): His .314 batting average is the fourth highest for a Blue Rock in a single season. Machado scored 53 runs and stole 20 bases.
- Mike Aviles (2004): His 40 doubles led the Carolina League and is tops all-time for a Blue Rock in a single season. Aviles hit .300 with four triples, six homers, 66 runs scored, and 69 RBIs. Aviles was one of four All-Stars in 2004. He made 19 errors in 121 games.
- Jed Lowrie (2006): He hit .262 with 21 doubles, six triples, and three home runs. Lowrie scored 43 runs and drove in 50 over 97 games.
*Stay tuned tomorrow to vote for the Blue Rocks 25the Anniversary third baseman.