Slowey, Morales Named IL All-Stars

The 2007 season saw plenty of top ranked pitchers come through the Rochester Red Wings roster. However, no pitcher made a bigger splash than Top Prospect Kevin Slowey, who was named International League Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday. Slowey also was named an IL All-Star, along with catcher Jose Morales.

The International League post-season All-Star team was rolled out on Tuesday, and to nobody's surprise, Rochester starter Kevin Slowey highlighted the team. Aside from being named to the team, Slowey was also named International League Pitcher of the Year, after posting an amazing 1.76 earned run average this season. The young right-hander also won ten games, and cemented himself as the top pitching prospect in the Twins organization.

The 23-year old walked only 17 batters all season, and also received a promotion to Minnesota early in the season. He fared pretty well for the Twins, but has been much more valuable as a member of the Rochester Red Wings. If the Wings can make it to the Wild Card spot, then it will be because they have Kevin Slowey starting every fifth day.

Joining Slowey on the All-Star team is battery mate Jose Morales, who took Minor League Baseball by surprise this season. Now the top catching prospect in the Twins organization, Morales batted .315 this season, and handled a very good Rochester Red Wings pitching staff.

In total, Morales racked up 112 hits in only 101 games, and scored 40 times. He smacked 24 doubles, drove in 35, and committed only five errors behind the plate. More importantly, he was able to help guys like Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Slowey, Carmen Cali, Ricky Barrett, Julio DePaula, and Jason Miller reach the Promised Land.

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