Yesterday, the International League issued a news release in which the league named its 2013 postseason All-Star squad. Top rated Reds prospect Billy Hamilton, a member of the Reds Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats, was among those receiving the honor.
Hamilton currently leads the IL in steals with 73. The next closest player is Ezequiel Carrera of Columbus with 41. Hamilton is tied for second in the league in runs scored with 73, 6 behind league leader Nick Castellanos, a member of the Toledo Mud Hens from the Detroit Tigers organization.
Hamilton was also a member of the IL’s mid-season All-Star team which defeated the Pacific Coast League by a score of 4-3.
Here’s the complete list of players from the IL named to the team.
Catcher: Tony Sanchez, Indianapolis Indians (PIT)
First Baseman: Chris Colabello, Rochester Red Wings (MIN: MVP, RoY)
Second Baseman: Cesar Hernandez, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI)
Shortstop: Zach Walters, Syracuse Chiefs (WAS)
Third Baseman: Cody Asche, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI)
Outfielders: Hamilton, Nick Castellanos, Toledo Mud Hens (DET); Joey Terdoslavich, Gwinnett Braves (ATL)
Designated Hitter: Mauro Gomez, Buffalo Bisons (TOR)
Utility Player: Vince Belnome, Durham Bulls (TB)
Starting Pitcher: J.D. Martin, Durham Bulls (TB: PoY)
Relief Pitcher: Jairo Asencio, Norfolk Tides (BAL)
Manager: Charlie Montoyo, Durham Bulls (TB)
Members of the team were selected by the league’s managers, coaches, media and club representatives.