(9/29/22) The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has announced their 2022 Postseason All-Star team, voted on by management and coaching staffs of each team. The All-Star roster consists of three Blue Crabs, and two repeating from the previous season.
The first Blue Crab named on the roster is none other than the Prince of LaPlata himself, Daryl Thompson. With this year’s addition to the all-star roster, Thompson becomes the first player in Atlantic League history to earn a postseason all-star spot in three consecutive years. The righty finished the season atop of the ALPB in ERA (3.43), wins (15), starts (27), shutouts (3), innings pitched (186.1), WHIP (1.10), and win percentage (.789).
The other Blue Crab repeating as a postseason all-star is the right-handed flamethrower, Endrys Briceño. The Maracay, VZ native became the true set up man for the Blue Crabs following a fantastic 2021 season and receiving the 2021 ALPB Reliever of the Year award. Briceño came into the 2022 season and picked up right where he left off. Endrys threw eight innings in nine games throughout the month of July and gave up only one hit throughout that span, alongside 13 strikeouts. Briceño finished the season 5-0 with a 0.76 ERA and 73 strikeouts, while giving up just four earned runs and 20 in 47.2 innings during the 2022 season.
The final Blue Crab named to the postseason all-star roster is Houston, TX native, David Harris. Harris was a Blue Crab in 2021 and found himself among the top hitters in the league, and in 2022, he did just the same. Harris finished in the top ten of multiple hitting categories including batting average (.322, 4th), RBIs (86, 8th), slugging percentage (.530, 9th) and OPS (.922, 7th).
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
The Blue Crabs play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, MLB’s premier Partner League. The Blue Crabs have kicked off their 14th season of baseball and play all home games at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com. For media requests, contact Stevie Bowen at 301-638-9788 *216.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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