Minnesota Twins prospects featured as classification all-stars
Others who could have been considered
Clark Beeker, RHP – It’s odd when one of the absolute best teams in the entire Midwest League is not represented at all on the team, but especially when one of the chosen All Stars for one of the leagues isn’t chosen, and all pitchers end up from one league of the level.
Beeker’s final numbers with Cedar Rapids of 11-3 over 20 starts, with 128 2/3 innings thrown with a 2.03 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and a 17/84 BB/K ratio, holding hitters to a .217 average. He had a lower ERA than any of the selections, a comparable average against, but he did not have the strikeout rate, and it’d be a shame if that’s the only reason that Beeker missed out.
Hector Lujan, RP – Again, like with the Midwest League awards, a pitcher who barely threw half the season with stats simply comparable to Lujan was chosen over him. Lujan made 42 appearances at the level, posting a 1.33 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, saving 17 games, and posting an 8/54 BB/K ratio along with an opponents’ average of .215 over 54 innings, roughly double the innings that the selection for the team threw at the level. Lujan walked as many hitters in his entire season as the selection did over roughly half a season.
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