Top prospect Gyorko named Triple-A All-Star

Top prospect Gyorko named Triple-A All-Star

SAN DIEGO -- Infield prospect Jedd Gyorko was named Baseball America's Triple-A All-Star at third base on Friday.

Gyorko, considered the Padres' No. 2 prospect according to, hit a combined .311 and had 30 home runs and 111 RBIs this season between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson.

Gyorko, the 59th overall Draft pick in the 2010 Draft, began the season in San Antonio and hit .262 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 34 games. Gyorko, who played second and third base this season flourished in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, hitting .328 with 24 home runs and 83 RBIs in 92 games.

Elsewhere, Tommy Medica of Single-A Lake Elsinore (designated hitter) was named to the advanced Single-A team All-Star list. Medica hit .330 with 19 home runs and 86 RBI's. Fort Wayne reliever Matt Stites made the low Single-A team. Stites was 2-0 with a 0.74 ERA and 13 saves in 42 games.

Also, Fort Wayne's Jose Valentin was named low-A Manager of the Year by the publication.