Dunedin Paces FSL With Five All-Stars

The Florida State League all-star team was announced today and Jupiter first baseman Logan Morrison (Marlins) earned the league’s most valuable player honors. The 6-foot-2, 215 pound lefty slugger is hitting .332/.402/.497 on the season, leading the league in average and on-base percentage and ranking fourth in slugging.

The Tigers’ top prospect, Lakeland righthander Rick Porcello, heads the group of starting pitchers on the team. With 75 strikeouts over 125 innings, Porcello’s strikeout rate wasn’t jaw dropping, but he gets a lot of groundballs, helping him maintain a 2.66 ERA.

Despite pitching out of the bullpen, Fort Myers righthander Anthony Slama (Twins) ranked among the league’s top 10 in strikeouts, fanning 109 batters over 69 frames. St. Lucie catcher Josh Thole (Mets) put up good numbers for St. Lucie, hitting .301/.384/.430 over 342 at-bats . . . Sarasota third baseman Juan Francisco (Reds) puts up impressive power numbers but strikes out nearly once a game. . . Dunedin skipper Omar Malave was named manager of the year after leading the Jays to a league-best 45-20 record.

The complete team:

2008 Florida State League All-Star Team
Wilson Ramos C Fort Myers (Twins)
Josh Thole C St. Lucie (Mets)
Logan Morrison 1B Jupiter (Marlins)
Brad Emaus 2B Dunedin (Blue Jays)
Cale Iorg SS Lakeland (Tigers)
Juan Francisco 3B Sarasota (Reds)
Cory Patton LF Dunedin (Blue Jays)
Quintin Berry CF Clearwater (Phillies)
Chris Heisey RF Sarasota (Reds)
Brian Dopirak DH Dunedin (Blue Jays)
Jim Adduci UTL Daytona (Cubs)
Taylor Green UTL Brevard County (Brewers)
Rick Porcello SP Lakeland (Tigers)
Dylan Owen SP St. Lucie (Mets)
Graham Taylor SP Jupiter (Marlins)
Rey Gonzalez SP Dunedin (Blue Jays)
Anthony Slama RP Fort Myers (Twins)
Francisco Samuel RP Palm Beach (Cardinals)
Logan Morrison MVP Jupiter (Marlins)
Dylan Owen MVP St. Lucie (Mets)
Omar Malave Manager Dunedin (Blue Jays)
Jeff Smith Coach Fort Myers (Twins)
Gaylen Pitts Coach Palm Beach (Cardinals)