Even though he's no longer in Altoona, former Curve shortstop Brock Holt is still getting attention from the Eastern League.
Friday afternoon, the two-time mid-season Eastern League all-star received his first professional postseason all-star nod for his efforts in Double A.
"He deserves it," Altoona Curve manager P.J. Forbes said. "He had a phenomenal year. He's been our backbone all season."
Holt, who was promoted to Triple A Indianapolis on Aug. 7, hit .322 in 102 games with Altoona this season. He had 24 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 43 RBIs, and rattled off a 22-game hitting streak that lasted most of June.
"I was very excited when I got the chance to tell him he was going to Triple A," Forbes said. "He's off to a pretty good start up there, too.
"I know they clinched their division [Thursday night]. It's exciting for the organization and those guys that are there."
Since his move to Indianapolis, Holt is batting .400 (26-for-65) with five doubles, one homer and four RBIs. He put together a 10-game hitting streak which ended earlier this week.
"He was great. You could always count on him," former teammate Matt Curry said. "I'm happy for him. He's one of my good buddies.
"He's still killing it up in Triple A. I keep up with him every day. He's a great player and the sky is the limit for him."
Holt was a mid-season all-star selection in each of his first four professional seasons, including in 2009 with State College and in 2010 with Bradenton.
Holt's .322 average while with the Curve still leads the Eastern League and, because he has met the minimum requirements in Double A, will likely hold up to clinch this season's batting title.
Starling Marte won the batting title with the Curve last season.
"He's got enough at-bats, it's just a matter if somebody gets hot," Forbes said of Holt's chances. "I think it's great because Marte won it here last year. To win back-to-back batting titles would say a lot about the organization and some of the players we have here coming through."
"It would be huge," Curry said. "When he was here, I would always say, 'Hey, you've got to win the batting title,' and he was like, 'I know, I know. I'm trying.' He was tearing it up and then he got sent up. If it holds up, that would be great."