Six Cyclones players have been named to the 2009 New York-Penn League National League All-Star Team: LHP Mark Cohoon, C Dock Doyle, LHP Jim Fuller, 1B Sam Honeck, RHP Michael Powers, and OF Luis Rivera. The 2009 NYPL ASG will be played at State College on August 18th.
In addition, by virtue of the best record in the league among NL affiliates, the Cyclones’ coaching staff -- Pedro Lopez, Rick Tomlin, Jack Voigt, and Joel Fuentes, along with trainer Deb Iwanow -- have been named the coaching staff for the NYPL’s NL All-Star Team. 2009 marks the third time in the NYPL ASG’s five-year existence that Brooklyn’s staff has been at the helm for the NL team (2006, 2007), and the third time that Brooklyn has had as many as six player representatives ('06, '07).
Cohoon is 7-2 with a 2.77 ERA in 10 starts this year, and leads the league with seven wins. In 65.0 innings pitched, he has allowed 51 hits, 23 runs, 20 earned, and 14 walks, while striking out 48 batters. Opponents are hitting .217 against Mark, and his 1.00 WHIP is tied with Fuller for second-best on the team.
Doyle is hitting .256 (31-for-121) in 34 games, with eight runs, six doubles, one triple, 15 RBI, and two stolen bases. Dock has thrown out seven of 17 would-be basestealers (.412), and has not made an error in 144 total chances this season.
Fuller is 3-5, but leads Cyclones starters, and is tied for seventh in the NYPL with a 2.13 ERA. He also leads the team, and ranks second in the league, with 59 strikeouts. In 55.0 innings, Jim has allowed 44 hits, 17 runs, 13 earned, and 11 walks. He was also named the NYPL Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 29-July 5.
Honeck is hitting .287 (49-for-171) in 45 games, with 18 runs, seven doubles, and 19 RBI. Sam's hit total is the most on the team, as are his 171 at-bats.
Powers is 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA and leads the NYPL with 10 saves. He is 10-for-10 in save opportunities. In 24.2 innings, Michael has allowed 18 hits, seven runs, all earned, and eight walks, while striking out 26 batters.
Rivera is hitting .307 (46-for-150) in 46 games, with 29 runs, 13 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 26 RBI and seven stolen bases. His .418 on-base percentage leads the NYPL, and he has a .487 slugging percentage, giving him a team-best .904 OPS. Luis leads all Cyclones hitters in AVG, G, R, 2B, RBI, BB (27), and SB. He is also the second Cyclones player named Luis Rivera to be named to the NYPL All-Star Team (shortstop, 2006, no relation).