|Mariners prospects Romero, Hicks and Zunino named to Topps All-Star teams|
by Rick Randall of SeattleClubhouse.com, November 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm ET
John Hicks Profile
Mariners Minor League Player of the Year Stefen Romero, High Desert catcher John Hicks and 2012 top draft pick Mike Zunino were each named to the 9-player (one from each position) Topps All-Star teams for their respective levels. The Topps Company and Minor League Baseball announced the four teams awards one level at a time (Triple-A, Double-A, Full Season A combined and Short Season A/Rookie combined) over the last 10 days.
Seattle was one of five MLB teams to have three or more prospects recognized, joining the Arizona Diamondbacks (3), Chicago Cubs (3), Texas Rangers (5) and Toronto Blue Jays (3).
Romero hit a combined .352/.391/.599 with 34 2B, 7 3B, 23 HR and 101 RBI in 116 games between High Desert and Jackson. Hicks hit .312/.351/.472 with 32 2B, 15 HR, 79 RBI and 22 steals in 121 games with the Mavs. Zunino hit .360/.447/.689 with 14 2B, 13 HR and 43 RBI in 44 games combined between Everett and Jackson.