Kyle Parker named to Texas League All-Star Team

Former Tiger QB is batting .283 with 23 homers, 71 RBIs, 225 total bases

Kyle Parker (MLB Photo)

Kyle Parker (MLB Photo)

Texas League President Tom Kayser announced the 2013 Texas League End of Season All-Star Team today and the Tulsa Drillers were well represented on the squad. Pitcher Christian Bergman, outfielder Kyle Parker and infielders Angelys Nina and Cristhian Adames were named to the elite squad.

The four members tied Tulsa with San Antonio for the second most players on the 21-player team. Corpus Christi had the most representatives with five players. The squad was chosen by voting from Texas League managers and media members.

Parker has produced one of the most rounded offensive seasons in the league. The outfielder is currently hitting .283, the eighth best mark in the TL. Parker has also added 23 home runs, tying him with teammate Kiel Roling for the third most in the TL, and 71 runs batted in. He is also third in the league with 225 total bases.

Bergman was the only pitcher chosen from a Tulsa staff that is currently third in the Texas League in team ERA. The right-hander has made 26 starts this season and has logged an 8-7 record with a 3.31 ERA. His 166 innings pitched are the most in the TL, while his 1.07 WHIP is the third-best mark.

Nina was named the utility infielder on the All-Star squad. He is currently seventh in the Texas League with a .284 batting average and has batted anywhere from leadoff spot to the sixth spot in the Tulsa lineup this year. He as 21 doubles, 10 home runs and 19 stolen bases while leading all TL second basemen with a .979 fielding average.

Adames was selected as the team's shortstop, despite missing more than 30 games this season due to injuries. He has hit .269 with 18 doubles and 12 stolen bases. Adames also leads all league shortstops with a .971 fielding percentage, committing only 13 errors this year.

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