WICHITA’S CLEVLEN NAMED “STAR OF STARS”

WICHITA'S CLEVLEN NAMED "STAR OF STARS"

Durham, N.C. — The American Association announced on Wednesday that Wichita Wingnuts OF Brent Clevlen was named the Pointstreak “Star of Stars” for the 2014 season. The award is given by Pointstreak, the official league statistician, for the best overall statistical performance during the regular season.

Clevlen assembled a league-best and career-high .372 average for the league champion Wingnuts, and finished second in the league in home runs (20), RBI (80), doubles (33) and slugging percentage (.647). Clevlen’s slugging percentage was also the best of his career, and his 20 homers are tied for the second-most in his 13 professional seasons.

The native of Austin, Texas, also won league Player of the Year honors and the Rawlings Hitter of the Month award in August thanks to an astounding .457 average and 30 RBI, helping to lead the Wingnuts to a league-record 73 wins.

Clevlen, 31, was originally a second-round draft pick of Detroit in 2002. He played in the majors with the Tigers from 2006 to 2008, and also with Atlanta in 2010.