Hu Named Southern League All-Star

In 2006 Chin-lung Hu hit only .254 for Jacksonville but his fielding prowess was so impressive that at the end of the season he made the Southern League All-Star team as a shortstop anyway. This season he left nothing to chance so once again he's been honored with the same All-Star designation.

Hu left the Southern League after playing in 82 games, continued his hitting at Las Vegas and now has been called up to Los Angeles. His much improved hitting had a lot to do with that as well as his being named to the star team for the second season.

Before departing Jacksonville, the 23-year-old native of Taiwan hit .329 with 30 doubles and six home runs. He also stole 12 bases and such was his impact that he was the only member of the Suns team accorded the distinction of making the All-Star list even though he had moved on. He also became the Most Valuable Player in the 2007 Futures Game.

This is the fourth straight year for Hu on post-season All-Star teams, having been named in the South Atlantic League in 2004 and in the Florida State League in 2005 in addition to his two Southern League selections.

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