Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Following a 2012 that saw Joey Terdoslavich struggle in the field and at the plate, eventually leading to his demotion to Class AA, things couldn’t have been different in 2013.
Terdoslavich, now playing with the first place Atlanta Braves, was the only Gwinnett Braves player named to the International League’s postseason All-Star team. The converted outfielder hit .318 during his time with the G-Braves, smashing 18 home runs and 24 doubles. He also knocked in 58 runners and scored 48 times.
He played 85 games with Gwinnett before his Independence Day major league debut. He’s never returned from the big leagues since his promotion. With the big club, Terdoslavich is hitting .281 in 36 games.
Terdoslavich is joined in the all-star outfield by 73 base stealer Billy Hamilton of Louisvile and 21-year-old Nick Castellanos of Toledo.
Former Gwinnett Braves first baseman and designated hitter Mauro Gomez is the second player in IL history to be named to the postseason teams as a designated hitter in consecutive seasons. The other was another former Gwinnett Braves player, Barbaro Canizares.
Jairo Ascencio, another former Gwinnett player, is back on the team after leading the league with 24 saves. In 46.2 innings he struck out 49 batters.
Rochester Chris Colabello was named league MVP and rookie of the year thanks mostly to a .352 batting average and 24 home runs. He also was named the team’s first baseman. Durham manager Charlie Montoyo was named manager of the year for this second time in his career with Durham and his starting pitcher J.D. Martin was named most valuable pitcher.
Other players making the team included catcher Tony Sanchez (Indianapolis), second baseman Cesar Hernandez (Lehigh Valley), shortstop Zach Walters (Syracuse), third baseman Cody Asche (Lehigh Valley) and utility player Vince Belnome (Durham).