Starling Marte and Tim Wood Named to IL All-Star Team

The International League announced their postseason All-Star rosters this week, and two Indianapolis Indians were named to the squad. Starling Marte and Tim Wood both received the honors, with Wood making the list for the second year in a row.

Marte hit for a .286/.347/.500 line in 388 at-bats with Indianapolis, before being promoted to the majors in late July. Prior to his promotion, the Pirates’ top hitting prospect was ranked in the top five in the International League in several categories. Even a month after being promoted he leads the league in triples (13) and is fourth in slugging percentage (.500).

This is the second year in a row that the Indians have sent an outfielder to the postseason All-Star team, with Alex Presley receiving the honors last year.

Tim Wood posted a 2.19 ERA in 70 innings this year, with a 67:23 K/BB ratio. He spent most of the year as the Indianapolis closer, recording 21 saves. This is the second straight appearance on the postseason squad for Wood, and he’s the first relief pitcher to make back-to-back IL postseason All-Star teams since the position was first included in 1978.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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