Dickerson, Ryan Wheeler named to all-PCL team

Published: August 26, 2013, 12:13 pm, by Joe Paisley

Two current Colorado Rockies players – Corey Dickerson and Ryan Wheeler — were named to the 2013 All-Pacific Coast League Team today, as picked by the league’s field managers and media representatives.

t551_main_logoThird baseman Ryan Wheeler has now made the PCL Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star teams in each of the last two years.

Outfielder Corey Dickerson is batting .371 in the PCL this season, but his 75 games played are not enough to qualify him amongst the league leaders in average.

The other infielders are: Salt Lake’s Efren Navarro at first base, Tucson’s Dean Anna at second and Chris Owings of Reno at shortstop. Anna leads the league with a .333 average while Owings and Navarro are close behind at .331 and .326, respectively. Catcher Stephen Vogt(.324, 13 home runs) and designated hitter Brock Peterson of Memphis (PCL-leading 24 homers).

The outfielders are Albuquerque’s Nick “Chili” Buss, who leads the league with 94 RBIs. Sacramento’s Michael Choice is second in the league in RBIs (88), and fourth in both runs (89) and hits (147).

Nashville’s Johnny Hellweg is the leading vote-getter for right-handed starting pitchers while Brian Flynn of New Orleans had the most votes for a left-handed starter. Hellweg, 11-5 with a 3.16 ERA, leads the league with a .226 average against, while Flynn (6-10), leads the league with a 2.86 ERA.

Chris Hatcher of New Orleans is the All-PCL relief pitcher (league-leading 32 saves, 57 appearances).

Colorado Springs, New Orleans, and Sacramento have a league-high two representatives each, while Albuquerque, Memphis, Nashville, Reno, Salt Lake, and Tucson each have one.