||Bulls Players Selected for Mid-Season Honors
The International League recently announced its All-Star Squad for 2004 and two Durham Bulls made the list. Two other Durham Bulls received honors as well, with selection for the 2004 All-Star Futures Game.
Infielder Jorge Cantu and Outfielder Midre Cummings will play on the 2004 International League All-Star Team. The game will be played at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI on Wednesday, July 14th, marking the seventh consecutive Triple-A All-Star between the International and Pacific Coast Leagues.
At the time of his selection, Cantu held a batting average of .294 with 13 home runs and 52 runs batted in through 63 games. When selected, Cummings had a batting average of .311 with 11 home runs and 41 RBI in 50 games. He ranked second in the league with a .412 on base percentage.
Bulls Manager Bill Evers has been selected to coach the US team for the 2004 All-Stars Futures game.
In another honor for the Bulls, Shortstop B.J. Upton has been named to the 2004 All-Star Futures Game and Manager Bill Evers has been selected to coach. The game will take place on July 11 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX, as part of All-Star Sunday.
Nineteen-year-old Upton is batting .304 with seven home runs and 30 runs scored in 36 games for the Bulls. Baseball America rated Upton as the #2 prospect in Minor League Baseball this season.
At the time of the announcement, Evers held a record 508 wins in six seasons with the Bulls, having led the Bulls to five division titles and two league championships. He will coach the All-Star Futures team for the second time this season, having coached the same squad in 1999.
The All-Star Futures Game pits hot prospects from the US against an international team of Futures All-Stars.