An All-Star After All

Daytona OF Sam Fuld was the Florida State League's top hitter at the time Class High-A all-star rosters were announced last week.  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp  &nbsp

But Fuld was left off the initial league all-star rosters despite hitting .350 on June 1, the date rosters were announced. He was second in the league in on-base percentage and in the top five in runs scored as well.

On Saturday, however, Fuld learned that he'd be at the All-Star festivities after all. According to Derek Ingram, voice of the Daytona Cubs and media relations director for the team, the 24-year-old Fuld will take Jupiter OF Brett Carroll's spot on the league's all-star roster.

Through 59 games this season, Fuld is batting .335 with three home runs, 11 doubles, five triples and 30 RBIs. He has walked 26 times and struck out 36 in 242 at-bats. The Cubs' leadoff hitter reached base in every game for the entire month of May as part of a 33-game consecutive on base streak.

He also had a 17-game hitting streak from May 9-28, which is still the longest hit streak of the season for any player in the FSL. This season, Fuld is 16-for-19 in stolen bases.

A former college standout at Stanford, Fuld was drafted in consecutive seasons by the Cubs in 2003 and 2004.

The 2006 Florida State League All-Star Game is scheduled for Sat., June 17 in Lakeland, Fla. Daytona's Sean Gallagher, Matt Craig and Jake Fox were also chosen as league all-stars.

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