Ildemaro Vargas, Kevin Cron Named to All-PCL Team
Reno Aces infielders Ildemaro Vargas and Kevin Cron have been named to the All-PCL Team, the Pacific Coast League.
Reno Aces infielders Ildemaro Vargas and Kevin Cron have been named to the All-PCL Team, the Pacific Coast League announced today.
Vargas, 27, is in his second full season with the Aces. The Venezuela native was selected to represent the Pacific Coast League at the Triple-A All-Star Game in both 2017 and 2018. In 116 games this season, Vargas is second in the PCL with 157 hits, third in triples (10), fifth in total bases (223), and set the longest hitting streak in all of Minor League Baseball this season. From June 24 through August 11, Vargas recorded a hit in all 35 games he played. During that span, he went 57-for-157 (.363) with 11 doubles, two triples, and 15 RBI. His 379 hits in an Aces uniform are the second-most in franchise history behind Cole Gillespie with 399.
Cron, 25, is in his first full Triple-A season. His first game this season came on May 4th, coming off an oblique injury suffered in Spring Training. Since then, Cron has played in 96 games for Greg Gross and the Aces. He’s batting .312 (112-for-359) with 25 doubles, 22 home runs, and 91 RBI lead all of Minor League Baseball since May 4 and his 22 home runs are second-most in the PCL. Cron had a career-year in 2017. With the Double-A Jackson Generals, Cron won the Southern League Most Valuable Player Award, was a mid-season and postseason All-Star and was a MiLB.com Organization All-Star. Additionally, the Texas Christian University product is a two-time PCL Player of the Week Award winner this season.
The Aces now have had a representative on the All-PCL Team in nine of the club’s 10 seasons. Former winners include Christian Walker (2017), Oswaldo Arcia (2017), Kyle Jensen (2016), Peter O’Brien (2015), Jamie Romak (2015), Nick Ahmed (2014), Andy Marte (2014), Jake Elmore (2012), Ryan Wheeler (2012), Adam Eaton (2012), Cody Ransom (2011) and Collin Cowgill (2011). Last season, Christian Walker was named a midseason PCL All-Star and represented the Aces in Tacoma, WA where he also participated in the Triple-A Home Run Derby.
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(Reno Aces contributed to this report.)