One day after the visiting International League announced it’s team, the Pacific Coast League today unveiled its roster for the 20th annual Triple-A all-star game. The contest takes place July 11â€”one night after the big league gameâ€”in Albuquerque.
The starting lineup, including two starting and two relief pitchers, were voted on by league managers and general managers, members of the media and online fan voting, with each of the three groups counting equally toward the final tally.
Dean Treanor of the hometown Isotopes will manage the PCL all-stars, with Las Vegas’ Ken Howell and Iowa’s Von Joshua serving as his coaches. Albuquerque trainer Steve Miller joins Treaner on the coaching staff.
Câ€”Vinny Rottino, Nashville (Brewers)
1Bâ€”*Micah Hoffpauir, Iowa (Cubs)
2Bâ€”*Eric Patterson, Iowa (Cubs)
3Bâ€”Scott Seabol, Albuquerque (Marlins)
SSâ€”Clint Barmes, Colorado Springs (Rockies)
OFâ€”Terry Evans, Salt Lake (Angels)
OFâ€”Adam Jones, Tacoma (Mariners)
OFâ€”*Alex Romero, Tucson (Diamondbacks)
DHâ€”Val Pascucci, Albuquerque (Marlins)
SPâ€”Chris Oxspring, Nashville (Brewers)
SPâ€”Justin Lehr, Tacoma (Mariners)
RPâ€”Chad Harville, Tucson (Diamondbacks)
RPâ€”Ryan Speier, Colorado Springs (Rockies)
Câ€”*Mark Johnson, Tucson (Diamondbacks)
SSâ€”Robert Andino, Albuquerque (Marlins)
1B/3Bâ€”*Daric Barton, Sacramento (Athletics)
1Bâ€”*Craig Brazell Omaha (Royals)
3B/2Bâ€”Tomas de la Rosa, Fresno (Giants)
OFâ€”Sean Barker, Colorado Springs (Rockies)
OFâ€”#Delwyn Young, Las Vegas (Dodgers)
Pâ€”Steve Bray, Nashville (Brewers)
Pâ€”*Willie Collazo, New Orleans (Mets)
Pâ€”Jack Cassel, Portland (Padres)
Pâ€”Travis Driskill, Round Rock (Astros)
Pâ€”Dan Giese, Fresno (Giants)
Pâ€”Matt Herges, Colorado Springs (Rockies)
Pâ€”Mike Wood, Oklahoma (Rangers)
Pâ€”Mark Worrell, Memphis (Cardinals)
* bats/throws lefthanded
Colorado Springs will send four players to the game, the most of any team. Albuquerque, Nashville and Tucson all are sending three players each.
Oxspring, who returned to the U.S. this year after pitching in Japan last year, was second in the league in both ERA (3.14) and strikeouts (110). He, Bray and the recently-promoted Yovani Gallardo have helped the Sounds post the league’s best team ERA.
Brazell is the minor league leader with 22 home runs and 49 extra-base hits, while Hoffpauir leads the PCL with 69 RBIs. Speier and Harville pace the league with 20 and 18 saves. Jones ranks among the top four in the league in both slugging percentage and extra-base hitsâ€”as does his teammate Wladimir Balentien, who wasn’t selected.
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