Tulsa Drillers catcher Lars Davis and former pitcher Edwar Cabrera have been named to the 2012 Texas League Post-Season All-Star Team. The squad is chosen through voting by league managers and media members and consists of players from both the North and South Divisions.
The all-star honor rewards Davis for what has been his best and most consistent season as a professional. The Tulsa catcher has already set career highs for hits, home runs, and RBIs.
Davis has also been solid behind the plate, leading all Texas League catchers with a .998 fielding percentage. He has committed only one error this season.
You can read my interview with Lars Davis by clicking here.
Cabrera spent just half a season in the league, but he was dominant during that time. The Tulsa lefthander helped pitch the Drillers to a first-half title with an 8-4 record and a 2.94 ERA. He held Texas League hitters to a miniscule .186 batting average.
Cabrera was promoted from Tulsa straight to the majors by the Colorado Rockies and made his big league debut on June 27, one night before he was to be the starting pitcher in the Texas League All-Star Game at ONEOK Field.
In addition to Cabrera, three other all-stars have also made their Major League Baseball debuts this season. They are: Mike Olt (Texas), Trevor Rosenthal (St. Louis) and Dan Straily (Oakland).
Springfield, Tulsa’s opponent in the first-round of the Texas League Playoffs, led all league teams with five members on the elite squad.
Tulsa’s Josh Rutledge, who also made his MLB debut this year, surprisingly did not receive a spot on the squad. The infielder hit .304 with 13 homers in just over half a season with the Drillers. As of Monday, he was hitting .344 with 7 home runs in 38 games with the Rockies.
Following is a complete list of the Post-Season Texas League All-Stars.
1B — Nate Freiman, San Antonio
2B — Kolten Wong, Springfield
3B — Mike Olt, Frisco
SS — Jurickson Profar, Frisco
UTL — Jose Martinez, Corpus Christi
OF — Engel Beltre, Frisco
OF — Oscar Taveras, Springfield
OF — Austin Wates, Corpus Christi
DH — Jon Singleton, Corpus Christi
C — Lars Davis, Tulsa
C — Ali Solis, San Antonio
P — Keith Butler, Springfield
P — Edwar Cabrera, Tulsa
P — Barret Loux, Frisco
P — Seth Maness, Springfield
P — Trevor Rosenthal, Springfield
P — A J Schugel, Arkansas
P — Jason Stoffel, Corpus Christi
P — Dan Straily, Midland
Manager of the Year – Keith Bodie, Corpus Christi
Pitcher of the Year – Barret Loux, Frisco
Player of the Year – Oscar Taveras, Springfield
Mike Coolbaugh Coach of the Year – Terry Bradshaw, NW Ark