Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Taylor, Sellers, Named to Double-A All-Star Team

Today MiLB Named the Double-A All-Star Team in which the Phillies had two representatives, Neil Sellers and Michael Taylor. Both had exceptional seasons as they both hit well over .300 throughout the entire season.

Sellers, a good defensive third baseman is a good all around hitter but at the age of 27 he is viewed more as an organizational player than an elite prospect. Sellers led the Eastern League in hits and all third basemen in fielding percentage. The Phillies selected Sellers in the Rule-5 draft in 2007. Even though the organization does not seem to value Sellers very high as a prospect you could still see him being promoted to the majors as a bench player later in the 2010 season if the right situation arises.

Michael Taylor finds himself opposite Sellers, as Taylor is rated as the third overall prospect in the Phillies farm system. Taylor was also awarded the Eastern League MVP earlier in the offseason which is particularly impressive due to the fact that he only played 86 games in the Eastern League. Taylor is a 5-tool player who has the ability to be a perrenial all-star.

Below is the list of complete AA All-Star Team

1B Chris Carter Midland-OAK
2B Daniel Descalso Springfield-STL
3B Neil Sellers Reading-PHI
SS Eduardo Nunez Trenton-NYY
C Tyler Flowers Birmingham-CWS
OF Ezequiel Carrera West Tenn-SF
OF Desmond Jennings Montgomery-TB
OF Michael Taylor Reading-PHI
DH Brian Dopirak New Hampshire-TOR
P Travis Wood Carolina-CIN

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