Crosby named to postseason All-Star Team

By on August 30, 2009

COMSTOCK PARK, MICH.—The Midwest League announced its 2009 Postseason All-Star Team on Tuesday, and two Whitecaps, left-handed Pitcher Casey Crosby, a Kaneland High School graduate, and designated hitter Billy Nowlin, have been named to the squad.

Crosby has been stellar in his first full season of professional baseball. He’s 10-4 with a league-leading 2.41 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 104.2 innings with the Whitecaps this season. He was also named the MWL mid-season All-Star team this year.

Nowlin is batting .313 with 12 home runs and 73 RBI in 102 games with West Michigan this season. He is tied for the team lead in home runs and leads the team in RBI. He also sits second in the league in batting average.

Dee Gordon of the Great Lakes Loons took home Prospect of the Year honors and split the MVP Award with his teammate, Kyle Russell. Doug Dascenzo of Fort Wayne and Marty Pevey of Peoria were named Managers of the Year.

The Whitecaps return home Friday, August 28, to take on the Fort Wayne TinCaps at 7 p.m.