I will be writing up my Cincinnati Reds organizational All-Stars for Monday, but today the guys over at Baseball America released their 2014 All-Stars by each level in the minor leagues. There were three Reds represented over two different levels.

Ben Lively was named to the Advanced-A All-Star team for what he was able to do in Bakersfield. Lively only spent the first half with the Blaze before being promoted to Double-A Pensacola. Here is what he did while with Bakersfield that got him named to the team:

W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
10 1 2.28 79.0 57 6 16 95 0.92

Two members of the Billings Mustangs also made the All-Star team for the Rookie level. Outfielder Aristides Aquino was one of the three outfielders to make the team from the four rookie leagues. He spent his entire season in the Pioneer League playing for the Mustangs. Here are his stats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG
307 284 83 23 5 16 64 21 15 66 .292 .342 .577

Starting pitcher Tyler Mahle was one of the five starters named for the Rookie level as well. Mahle was the lone representative from the Pioneer League among all six of the pitchers. He topped the selections in innings and strikeouts. The right hander was with the Mustangs all season and was their top starter. Here are his stats:

W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
5 4 3.87 76.2 80 5 15 71 1.24

Who was missing?

It’s clear that for the most part, the players selected were at least solid prospects from looking through the lists. It’s tough to argue that anyone in Advanced-A had a better season than Marquez Smith, but he is not on the list. The other one that jumped out to me was Brennan Bernardino not getting the nod for Rookie level reliever. The player who got the nod did throw 15 more innings and had very good numbers, so it isn’t a big slight, but Bernardino posted a better ERA and WHIP in a much more hitter friendly league while also having strong numbers everywhere else.