Smolinski An All-Star

ROCKFORD-Boylan graduate Jake Smolinski has been named a mid-season Texas League All-Star. Smolinski is an outfielder for the Texas Rangers AA team the Frisco, Texas Roughriders.

He was named to the All-Star team Monday in voting by managers, coaches, broadcasters and beat writers.

In his eighth season and first in the Rangers organization Smolinski has shown patience at the plate and the power to go deep as his .516 slugging percentage reveals. He has reached base in 53 of 61 games. The left fielder leads Frisco in doubles (13) and walks (28), and paces the Texas League in runs scored (39). He is also second in the Texas League with 26 extra-base hits. Overall he's batting .294 with 10 homers and 34 RBIs. Smolinski has been a dependable defender as well, going a team-high 27 consecutive games without an error.

Smolinski also garnered Mid-Season All-Star honors with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns in 2012.

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