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FIVE REVS TAKE HOME ALL-LEAGUE HONORS
Cody, Paniagua, Perez, Marte and Batista selected as year-end All-Stars
Five members of the 2013 York Revolution were named to the Atlantic League’s Postseason All-Star teams. Pitcher Chris Cody, catcher Salvador Paniagua and second baseman Andres Perez were selected First Team All-Stars, while infielders Andy Marte and Wilson Batista were named Second Team All-Stars. It marks the fourth consecutive year that at least five Revs have been honored by the league at season’s end.
Having already been named the Revs’ team Player of the Year for the 2013 season, Cody becomes the first pitcher in Revolution history to be named a First Team All-Star, claiming the left-handed starter spot on the all-league squad. Cody finished the season ranking second in the league in wins (15), while pacing the circuit in strikeouts (139) and innings pitched (176.0), establishing single-season franchise records in each of those categories. His 3.12 ERA was the league’s lowest by a southpaw and third-lowest overall while establishing the second-lowest mark in a season in team history.
In addition to earning a spot on the league’s end-of-season All-Star squad, Cody also represented the Revs as the Freedom Division’s starting pitcher at the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Game. Among his season highlights were back-to-back complete game wins in early June, becoming the first in Revs history to accomplish that feat. His total of four complete games tied a club record for a single season.
Paniagua becomes the first catcher in Revs history to be selected a First Team All-Star. In his first season as a full-time starter in York, Paniagua batted .279 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI in a career-high 426 at-bats, also earning a trip to the Atlantic League All-Star Game in the process. His batting average was the league’s highest among regular catchers, while his 109 games played behind the plate led the league and were by far the most in a season in Revs history.
Perez is a First Team All-Star for the second consecutive year after batting .290 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI in 129 games played. Perez also led the league with a Revs record 38 doubles, while ranking third in the league in hits (151), total bases (230) and extra-base hits (52).
Marte was named the first baseman on the Second Team All-League squad, having played both corner infield spots during his time in York. Marte batted .301 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI in just 96 games before his contract was purchased by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 4, making him one of five Revs players to earn contracts with Major League organizations during the 2013 season.
Before finishing his summer at Triple-A Salt Lake, the veteran of six big league seasons burst back onto the scene with the Revs after a year away from the game. The slugger tallied enough plate appearances to finish the season ranking second in the Atlantic League in slugging percentage (.526) and ninth in batting average. At the time of his signing, Marte was tied for third in the league in home runs, second in RBI, and leading the league in total bases (194). Still just 29 years old, Marte is looking to become the fifth player in Revs history to advance to the Majors after playing in York.
Batista was named the shortstop on the Second Team, but played every infield position for the Revs in 2013 becoming just the fourth player in team history to do so. Batista finished the year batting .304, eighth-highest in the league, while his 144 hits were the league’s fifth-most. He closed the campaign on a tear, hitting .325 from June 30-on and a robust .340 after July 15. Batista connected on six home runs and drove in 67 runs, a club record for a switch-hitter. He also led the team with 10 stolen bases, and enjoyed four hitting streaks of 10 games or longer.