League Names Manatees’ Walker As All-Star
By Brevard County Manatees // August 29, 2012
Second Such Honor Of Career
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Brevard County Manatees third baseman Mike Walker has been honored with selection to the 2012 Florida State League Post-Season All-Star team.
The announcement was made Monday by Florida State League president Chuck Murphy.
The team is chosen by field managers, official scorers and club sports writers representing the 12 teams in the Florida State League.
Through Monday, Walker has played in 123 of Brevard County’s 129 games and is sixth in the Florida State League with 68 RBI and eighth in the league in hits with 122. He also ranks second in the Brewers’ minor league system in RBI.
The Marysville, Calif. native leads the Manatees in both hits and total bases with 173. Walker is second on the team in both runs (59) and home runs (9).
Earlier this season, he reached base in 21 consecutive games from June 22 to August 12. In that stretch, he hit .386 and had an on-base percentage of .482.
This is Walker’s second All-Star selection in his professional career as he was named a Mid-Season All-Star in the Midwest League with Class-A Wisconsin in 2011.
Walker is in his third professional season and was drafted by Milwaukee out of the University of Pacific in the 14th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft.