Trio Named Gulf Coast All-Stars

The kind of season that Alfredo Silverio had, there were more than a few observers saying he should be the Gulf Coast League's Most Valuable Player. The trouble is the league doesn't have any such designation, awarding places on an All-Star team as its only post-season recognition.

That Silverio surely earned and so did two other members of the East Division champion Dodgers- Joe Becker and Keyter Collado, all of whom being named among the league's best.

Silverio, who was in the Dominican Summer League the past three seasons, gained his praise by winning two of the major batting titles, leading the league in average with a .373 mark and runs batted in with 46. He also hit six home runs and played a superb left field.

Becker, an unheralded free agent signee, was outstanding at shortstop and as a leadoff man. He hit .284 with one homer and also stole 10 bases.

Collado, like Silverio, came over from the Dominican Summer League to prove to be a strong line-drive hitter, finishing with a 305 mark, and also a catcher with a rocket arm.

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