Two members of the 2009 Louisville Bats playoff team have been named to the “Rising Stars” All-Star game in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. Outfielder Chris Heisey and 1B Yonder Alonso will both play for the East team in the game that will air on the MLB Network Saturday. Heisey is batting .373 with three home runs and 11 RBI through his first 15 games with the Peoria Saguaros. Teammate Alonso is batting .265 with two home runs and 13 RBI.
Baseball America recently ranked Heisey the 14th best prospect in the AA Southern League and 20th best prospect in the AAA International League. BA ranked Alonso the fourth best prospect in the high A Florida State League. Heisey batted .278 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 63 games for Louisville, and .314 with 22 home runs and 77 RBI in 134 total games in 2009. Alonso, who played with the Bats during the 2009 playoffs, batted .292 with nine home runs and 52 RBI in 84 games between rookie league and AA.