Maryland Baseball: LaMonte Wade named to Southern League All-Star Team

LaMonte Wade showcased an abundance of potential during his time at Maryland.

On Tuesday evening, the former Terrapin was named to the Southern League North Division All-Star Team. Wade was one of five Chattanooga Lookouts to earn All-Star honors at the Double A level.

The 2017 Southern League All-Star Game is set to take place on June 20 in Pensacola, Fla.

In 53 games this season, Wade is hitting .288 with four home runs and 23 RBIs while walking 39 times (second in the Southern League). The Baltimore native also has a .419 on-base percentage (team-high) and a .412 slugging percentage.

Wade’s five steals are good for second on the Lookouts.

Over the past 10 games, Wade has recorded at least one hit in eight of those contests. He’s also registered at least one walk in all but three of those games.

The former Maryland standout has also proved to be very versatile in the field. Wade has played all three outfield positions in 2017 with 35 games coming at his primary left field spot.

Since being selected in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft, Wade has travelled through the Minnesota Twins organization pretty quickly. During all four of his stops, the former Terp has hit .295 to go along with 21 home runs and 119 RBIs while posting a .411 on-base percentage.

Wade was one of the integral parts of a Maryland squad that went all the way to the NCAA Super Regionals before eventually losing to Virginia in 2015. He hit .335 during that season, which was by far the highest during his time in College Park.

Wade certainly is making a ton of noise in the Twins system. If this type of production continues, he could be playing at Target Field with the major league club in no time.