As part of the New York Boulders’ Bould Decade celebrating the franchise’s first 10 years of play, fans will be voting to fill a position on our All-Decade team each week for eight successive weeks.
The seventh week of voting gives fans the opportunity to select the team’s top third baseman from a list of five who manned the hot corner over the team’s initial decade of play. This week’s voting is sponsored by Healthsav, LLC of Bardonia, NY.
Fans can cast their vote for their top third baseman from Friday, May 22, through Thursday, May 28, by sliding to www.NYBoulders.com. The second baseman with the most votes will earn a spot on the All-Decade team.
The final results will be announced during a Podcast on the Boulders’ Facebook page on Friday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m., hosted by Seth Cantor, the voice of the Boulders and theVice-President of Business Development.
Altice cable television in Rockland County will also rebroadcast each week’s All-Decade team announcement the following Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. on channel 76, except for channel 77 in Ramapo and channel 15 in North Rockland.
Over the first six weeks of voting, fans have selected Marcus Nidiffer as the catcher, along with starting pitchers Richard Salazar and Bo Budkevics, closer Adrian Martin, first baseman Jerod Edmondson, shortstop Junior Arrojo and second baseman Matt Nandin to the All-Decade team.
Here is a breakdown of the third basemen on this week’s ballot:
Ryan Mollica (2011-2012): A local product from Suffern High School, the lefty swinger hit a combined .308 over his two seasons with the Boulders, including .313 in 2012. Mollica reached double-figures in home runs in each of his campaigns – connecting 10 times in 2011 and a dozen times the following year. He also drove in 117 runs during his stint with the Boulders and posted an OPS of .830 in 2011 and .858 in 2012.
Phil Cuadrado (2012): A switch-hitter, Cuadrado hit .280 with a dozen home runs in his lone season in Rockland. He knocked in 46 runs, scored 33 times and posted an .863 OPS.
Mike Fransoso (2016-2017): Another lefthanded hitter, Fransoso batted a combined .282 over his two years in Rockland. Fransoso posted 43 RBI in 2016 and 38 the next year. Batting near the top of the order both seasons, he scored 112 runs over the two seasons.
Cody Regis (2017-2018): A lefthanded hitter with a swing suited for PCU Park’s short porch in right field, Regis hit 36 home runs over his two years with the Boulders while batting a combined .283. Regis knocked in 58 runs in 2017 and added 62 the next season while putting up impressive OPS numbers of .843 in his first year with the team and .862 in 2018.
Richie Fecteau (2019): Yet another lefthanded swinger at the hot corner, Fecteau overcame a tough start to his lone season in Rockland to finish at .236 with 16 home runs, 38 RBI, 47 runs scores and an OPS of 782.
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