GRAND CHUTE, WI - Three Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers have been named to the 2010 Midwest League Postseason All-Star Team.
Second baseman Scooter Gennett, outfielder Khris Davis, and closer Jon
Pokorny were elected to the team in a vote by the managers of the 16 teams in
the Midwest League. These three
Rattlers are the first postseason all-stars for the Timber Rattlers since Matt
Tuiasosopo was the shortstop on the 2005 team.
Gennett, who was the starting second baseman for the West Division at the 2010 All-Star Game in Fort Wayne, is hitting .321, the highest batting average of current Midwest League players. In his first professional season, Gennett has nine home runs and 54 RBI.
Davis was the starting left fielder for the West Division in the 2010 All-Star Game and he stole the show on the night before the game by winning the Midwest League Home Run Derby. Davis is hitting .284 with 19 homers and 65 RBI. The nineteen homers are good for third in the Midwest League and are two shy of tying the Timber Rattlers franchise record for home runs in a single season.
Pokorny, a ninth round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2009 draft out of Kent State, started the season in long relief and set up roles. In early June, he was moved into the closer's spot and has been almost perfect. Pokorny is 16 for 19 in save opportunities this season and is tied for fifth in the Midwest League in saves. Pokorny, who was named to the postseason squad as a left-handed reliever, is three saves shy of tying the Wisconsin franchise record for saves in a single season.
The naming of three Timber Rattlers to this season's postseason All-Star team marks the most Wisconsin players on the team in franchise history. The previous high had been two in four straight seasons form 1998 to 2001.
PAST TIMBER RATTLERS MWL POSTSEASON ALL-STARS
PLAYER POS SEASON
Matt Tuiasosopo SS 2005
Shin-Soo Choo OF 2002
Pedro Lirano 2B 2001
Jamal Strong OF 2001
Shawn McCorkle 1B 2000
Chris Snelling OF 2000
Juan Silvestre OF 1999
Clint Chrysler LHRP 1999
Jermaine Clark 2B 1998
Ryan Anderson LHSP 1998
The three MWL Postseason All-Stars and the entire
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers team are home to wrap up their regular season home
schedule for 2010 with a homestand from August 28 through September 3.
Tickets are available for all seven games of the homestand and may be
purchased one of three ways: On-line at www.timberrattlers.com,
over the phone at 800-WI-TIMBER, or in person at the Time Warner Cable Field Box