LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In an announcement made today by the International League, current Atlanta Braves outfielder and former Gwinnett Brave Joey Terdoslavich has been named to the 2013 International League Postseason All-Star Team. Terdoslavich enjoyed a banner year in his second season with Gwinnett prior to being called up by Atlanta.
The 24-year-old Terdoslavich made his Major League debut with Atlanta on July 4 after playing in 85 games with the Gwinnett Braves this season. The switch-hitting outfielder produced impressive numbers in his second year in the International League, ranking fifth in the league in hitting with a .318 batting average as of July 4. The Sarasota, FL native also ranked among IL leaders in hits (1st, 102), extra-base hits (1st, 43), total bases (2nd, 182), slugging percentage (3rd, .567), RBIs (T-4th, 58), home runs (T-4th, 18), OPS (5th, .926), doubles (T-6th, 24) and runs scored (T-6th, 48) at the time of his promotion to Atlanta.
In his first career Major League stint, Terdoslavich has continued to hit at the next level. In 36 games with the Braves, he is batting .281 (16-for-57) with four doubles, 10 runs scored and three RBIs. He has been red-hot since the All-Star break, batting .317 (13-for-41) with three doubles and three RBIs in his last 25 games.
Terdoslavich was named to the 2013 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game by Major League Baseball on June 26, as well as the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game on July 3. He was one of 13 players elected to the International League All-Star Team by a combined vote of fans, IL field managers, general managers and members of the media. As a result of his call-up to Atlanta, he did not participate in either game.
Terdoslavich is the eighth Gwinnett Braves' player to be selected to the IL Postseason All-Star Team, following designated hitter Barbaro Canizares (2009, 2010), relief pitcher Jairo Asencio (2009, known then as Luis Valdez), first baseman Freddie Freeman (2010), outfielder Stefan Gartrell (2011), starting pitcher Julio Teheran (2011) and first baseman Ernesto Mejia (2012).
Terdoslavich was selected by the Braves in the sixth round of the 2010 First Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State. In parts of four minor league seasons, he's hit a combined .288 (450-for-1,564) with 123 doubles, 49 home runs and 245 RBIs. In 2011 with Advanced-A Lynchburg, he hit .286 with 20 home runs, 82 RBIs and a Carolina League record 52 doubles, earning the Atlanta Braves' Minor League Player of the Year award.
The Gwinnett Braves and Norfolk Tides return to action on Tuesday night at 6:05 PM for the finale of their two-game series. Left-hander Sean Gilmartin (3-8, 5.63) will take the ball for Gwinnett and oppose right-hander Steve Johnson (1-3, 4.58) of Norfolk. The radio broadcast will air on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM, while the television broadcast will air on CSS.
Tuesday is "Team Tuesday" at Coolray Field, with all kids (ages 12 and under) wearing their Youth Athletics jerseys receiving a free ticket with the purchase of an Adult ticket (limit one per adult). The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a poster of Gwinnett Braves' Manager Randy Ready, who will be autographing posters from 5:05 PM to 5:20 PM. For tickets to all remaining Gwinnett Braves home games, call the Coolray Field Box Office at (678) 277-0340 or visit gwinnettbraves.com.