ORLANDO, Fla. (January 31, 2014) – Every summer, a number of players from across the country travel to Central Florida to play in the Florida Collegiate Summer League. With 10 seasons now in the books, the Florida League has announced its members of the All-Decade Team with recent graduate Anthony Figliolia making the cut.
The former Tar played two seasons with Rollins and made an immediate impact in his first season. Figliolia played a dual role for the Tars playing the hot corner while also earning a spot in the starting rotation.
Figliolia, a two-way player for the league, was named the 2009 MVP after leading the league in hitting with a .398 average and earning a 3-0 record as a starter on the mound (2.93 ERA). He returned in 2012 primarily as a pitcher and posted a team-best 1.36 ERA in six appearances.
In his time with the league, Figliolia played in 39 games with 40 hits and a .351 batting average. He scored 25 runs while driving in 11 and notched nine stolen bases. On the mound, he threw 13 games with a 4-1 mark and 2.62 ERA in 58.1 innings pitched. He allowed 23 runs, 17 earned, with 35 strikeouts and 19 walks.
Florida League All-Decade Team
Catcher - Jonathan Lucroy, Louisiana-Lafayette
First Base - LB Dantzler, South Carolina
Second Base - Tyler Palmer, Seminole State
Third Base - Mark Nelson, Florida Atlantic
Shortstop - Jake Tillotson, Tampa
Outfield - Michael Danner, Tampa
Outfield - Lee Cruz, Tampa
Outfield - Ted Blackman, Coastal Carolina
Two-Way Player - Anthony Figliolia
Pitcher - Evan Incinelli, North Florida
Pitcher - Drew Shetrone, Seminole State
Pitcher - Bo O'Dell, Florida State
Pitcher - Emilio Ogando, St. Thomas
Pitcher - Bobby Bolling, Radford
Pitcher - Ethan Bader, Armstrong Atlantic
Pitcher - Jimmy Nelson, Alabama
Pitcher - Josh Strawn, Southern Polytechnic
Closer - Josh Glick, Nova Southeastern