Lexington Legends outfielder J.D. Martinez is among 10 players selected to the Topps Class A All-Star team. Topps, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, honors the top performances in all minor-league classifications.
Class A includes the South Atlantic, Midwest, California and Florida State leagues — 52 teams in all.
Martinez, MVP of the South Atlantic League and Minor League Player of the Year in the Houston Astros organization, is the only SAL player named to the Topps All-Star team.
Martinez, 23, led all of Class A with a 1.030 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentages). He also led the SAL in batting (.362), slugging (.598) and on-base percentage (.433). At the time of his promotion from Lexington to Double-A Corpus Christi on July 15, he led the league in hits, doubles, extra-base hits, runs and total bases. He hit 15 home runs and drove in 64 runs over 88 games with the Legends.
Topps Class A All-Stars
Pos. Player Team/League MLB affiliate Avg.-HR-RBI
1B Paul Goldschmidt Visalia/California Arizona .314-35-108
2B Kyle Seager High Desert/Calif. Seattle .345-14-74
3B Stephen Parker Stockton/California Oakland .296-21-98
SS Grant Green Stockton/California Oakland .318-20-87
OF Johermyn Chavez High Desert/California Seattle .315-32-96
OF J.D. Martinez Lexington/SAL Houston .362-15-64
OF Mike Trout Cedar Rapids/Midwest L.A.Angels .341-10-58
C Jason Hagerty Fort Wayne/Midwest San Diego .302-14-74
DH Rich Poythress High Desert/California Seattle .315-31-130
P Matthew Moore Charlotte/Fla. State Tampa Bay 6-11 3.36
Jarvis moves from Diamondbacks to Padres
Kevin Jarvis, 41, is switching organizations as a major league scout, moving from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the San Diego Padres.
Jarvis, a former Tates Creek High School and Wake Forest standout, pitched for the D-backs and Padres, among others, over a 12-year big-league career.
During his time with the Padres (2001-03), the right-hander was 18-23 with a 5.06 ERA over 55 starts. For his career, Jarvis was 34-49 with a 6.03 ERA.
The Padres also named former catcher Brad Ausmus as special assistant to baseball operations, and former Arizona State University head coach Pat Murphy as manager of the short-season A Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds.
Lawless, Clapp, Montague assigned to Hooks
The Astros have stocked the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks staff with multiple connections from the Legends.
Named as manager is Tom Lawless, who held the same post with Lexington in 2009 and High-A Lancaster last season.
His staff includes former Legends hitting coach Stubby Clapp and trainer Eric Montague. Also on Lawless’ staff is pitching coach Don Alexander.