Baltimore Orioles' Prospect C Chance Sisco Named to Baseball America All-Star Team

Catching prospect Chance Sisco is considered by some, including me, to be the best prospect in the entire Baltimore Orioles' organization and on Wednesday, he was the lone Orioles' prospect to be named to Baseball America's 2016 Minor League All-Star Team.

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Baseball America released their Minor League All-Star Team selections on Wednesday, which is selected by Baseball America editors.

Sisco, 21, was named the second-team catcher and was the only Oriole to make the list.

It's quite an honor to make this team. It is selected by the Baseball America editors and spans all levels of the minor leagues, so the players that make the team are considered to be the top echelon players at their positions across all levels of the minors.

Sisco was named the second-team catcher, with the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Mejia earning the first-team nod. If you are unfamiliar with Mejia, he certainly deserves it as he hit .342 with 44 extra base hits and 80 RBI across Low-A and High-A this season. Oh by the way, he also put together a 50-game hitting streak this season. The only catcher in the minor the minor leagues to hit for a higher average and OPS than Mejia this season was Orioles' prospect Yermin Mercedes.

Sisco is a well deserving receipt of the second-team honor as he had a terrific 2016 campaign. Over 116 total games (112 AA, 4 AAA), Sisco hit .317 with six home runs, 28 doubles, one triple, 51 RBI and scored 57 runs.

His batting average is impressive, but what's really impressive is the fact that he posted a .403 on base percentage this season. Sisco walked 61 times this season in 116 games. His .403 OBP led the entire Eastern League (AA).

Sisco, whom I consider one of four players that could win the Orioles' Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year award, has been racking up honors this season. Among the honors this season, Sisco was named an Eastern League Mid-season and post-season All-Star, he was chosen to play for the U.S. team in the MLB Futures Game, he was named to having the Best Strike zone judgement in the Eastern League by Baseball America in their Best Tools piece, and also was chosen to Baseball America's All-Prospect Team for April.

Needless to say, it's been quite a year for Sisco, but will it be topped off with a Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year award?


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