Balentien, AAA All-Star
TOPPS has announced their Triple-A All-Star team. Former Timber Rattlers outfielder Wladimir Balentien (’04) made the team as a member of the Louisville Bats, the International League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
Wladimir Balentien, 26, of Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, hit .282 with 78 RBIs for the Louisville Bats. The outfielder finished in the top five in the International League in homers, slugging percentage and OPS. The Cincinnati Reds acquired Balentien in a July 2009 trade with Seattle.