Scott Van Slyke Cal League All-Star

Inland Empire right fielder Scott Van Slyke was named to the 2009 California League post season All-Star Team. Van Slyke, selected as a designated hitter, is the lone 66ers representative on the team, which was selected by the league's coaching staffs and broadcasters.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season with Inland Empire in 2009. He is hitting .293 with 22 home runs and 96 RBIs while playing a team-high 128 games. His 42 doubles are tied for the league lead, he is fourth in the circuit in RBIs and tied for third with 68 extra-base hits.

Van Slyke, from Ladue, Mo., is also on the brink of becoming the first member of an exclusive club.

With four runs batted in over the final seven games, Van Slyke will become the first player in franchise history with 20 home runs, 100 RBIs and 40 doubles. He is only the third player in team history with 40 doubles in a season and his next double will set a new franchise mark.

Selected by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2005 draft, Van Slyke hit .251 with 11 home runs, 100 RBIs and 40 doubles in his first four professional seasons (243 games) before this year.

He has played 120 of 128 games in right field, where he has been one of the league's best outfielders. With 18 outfield assists, he is tied for second among outfielders, one shy of Lake Elsinore's Danny Payne.

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