The Elizabethton Twins have been the class of the Appalachian League all season long, and when the team rolled out their All-Star honors, it was clear why. The E-Town Twins sent seven prospects to the All-Star Team, including the league's Player of the Year, and the Pitcher of the Year. In total, the Twins sent the most prospects to the team.
The Appalachian League Player of the Year is Ozzie Lewis, who has burst onto the prospect scene in 2007. The 21-year old outfielder has put together a .332 batting average this season, which is second best in the league. Also, Lewis ranks in the top-10 in the league in home runs (9), runs batted in (49), runs (43), and doubles (17). The young outfielder has himself in position to possibly bypass the Midwest League next season, and be slated for Fort Myers.
David Bromberg has been nearly perfect this season, posting an 8-0 record in 12 appearances. He has made 11 starts this season and is one of the tops in the league in many categories. Bromberg is the league leader, racking up 77 strikeouts, and is fifth in the league with a 2.72 earned run average. Also, Bromberg has been an innings eater, ranking 7th in the league with 56.1 innings pitched.
The Twins also basically have the All-Star infield, as they have representatives at first base, third base, and shortstop. They also have the All-Star catcher and utility man, making this a banner season for the Twins Rookie League affiliate.
Rene Leveret is the team's first baseman, as the young slugger has blasted seven home runs this season. He has also been the best run producer in the league, driving in 62 runs this season. Across from the diamond is Deibinson Romero, who had some of the better games of any player in the league this season. Romero has batted .311 this season, smacking nine home runs, and driving in 50.
The shortstop is speedster Estarlin de Los Santos, who already has 26 stolen bases this season. De Los Santos also leads the league with 59 runs scored, and has posted a respectable .284 batting average. Gregory Yersich, who spent the first part of the season with the Beloit Snappers, batted .312 after his demotion, leading to All-Star recognition.
Rene Tosoni is the team's utility man, as the budding slugger drove in 30 runs this season. Tosoni also batted over .300 and scored 56 times.
One snub was Manager Ray Smith, who missed out on winning his third consecutive Manager of the Year Award. That award went deservingly to Danville's Paul Runge, who sent five Danville Braves to the team.
The Elizabethton Twins have been the class of the Appalachian League all season long, and this week put a stamp on that assessment. The team had seven of it's members be named to the Apply League Postseason All-Star Team, including the Pitcher and Player of the Year.
The E-Town Twins led the league in All-Stars.
Romero had some incredible games in 2007.