(New Britain, Conn., October 11, 2017) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced that Bees third baseman Jovan Rosa has been named a 2017 Post-Season All-Star. Players were selected through voting from league club managers, executives and media.
“Jovan is extremely deserving of this honor,” says Bees General Manager Brad Smith. “We are very happy for him and proud to call him a member of our Bees family.”
Jovan Rosa led the Atlantic League in games played (139), hits (159), and doubles (40), while also finishing second in at-bats (530) and total bases (246), third in extra-base hits (56), and tenth in batting average (.300). The slugger also posted 72 RBI and scored 59 runs. Since the 2015 season, Jovan has played in 301 consecutive Atlantic League games, including 279 in a row with the Bees.
Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the 29-year-old Rosa graduated from East Hartford High School in 2005, and was drafted out of Florida Gateway College by the Chicago Cubs in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. After spending four seasons with the Cubs organization, the 6’ 3”, 225 lbs. Rosa made his Atlantic League debut in 2015 by splitting time between the Bridgeport Bluefish and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He joined the Bees the following season, playing in all 140 games and collecting a .283 batting average with 13 home runs, 31 doubles, 59 RBI and 56 runs scored.
The entire 2017 Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star Team can be viewed by CLICKING HERE. The remainder of this year’s honors will be announced during the coming weeks, including the Red, White and Blue All-Defensive Team, Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Manager of the Year, and other club honors.
About the New Britain Bees
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About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.