Flores Named Arizona Organization All-Star

Rudy Flores Visalia 2014Rudy Flores (Haymarket 2010) is the latest Valley League alum to be named an organizational All-Star!

This is what milb.com’s Sam Dykstra wrote about the first baseman:

First baseman — Rudy Flores, Visalia (132 games):  After being taken by the D-backs in the 21st round of the 2012 Draft out of Florida International University, Flores showed nice pop in his first full season at Class A South Bend in 2013, producing an .865 OPS with 19 homers and 64 RBIs. He took his power to a new level by leading the organization in homers (28) and RBIs (100) while producing a .301/.354/.528 line for the Rawhide. He was especially good in the second half, when he had a .349/.398/.628 line with 18 homers and 57 RBIs in 67 games. His Cal League-leading 189 strikeouts could be an issue as he climbs the chain, however.

Rudy tore a hole in the Valley League when he played for Haymarket- he was incredibly difficult to get out back in 2010. Congratulations on the award, Rudy!

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