SAL All-Star Rosters Announced

Rosters for the South Atlantic League’s All-Star game have been announced. The game will be played June 17 in Greensboro.

NORTHERN DIVISION

PITCHERS
PLAYER POS TEAM ORGANIZATION
Ryan Miller LHP Lake County Indians
Kelvin De La Cruz LHP Lake County Indians
Ryan Morris LHP Lake County Indians
Sean Gleason RHP Delmarva Orioles
Amaury Rivas RHP West Virginia Brewers
Sergio Severino LHP Lexington Astros
Drew Naylor RHP Lakewood Phillies
Andrew Battisto RHP Greensboro Marlins
Corey Madden RHP Greensboro Marlins
Garrett Parcell RHP Greensboro Marlins
Vinnie Pestano RHP Lake County Indians

 

POSITION PLAYERS
 PLAYER  POS  TEAM  ORGANIZATION
 Jonathan Lucroy C West Virginia Brewers
 Joel Naughton Lakewood  Phillies 
 Sean Rooney Hagerstown  Nationals 
 Bill Rhinehart 1B  Hagerstown  Nationals 
 Matt Cusick 2B  Lexington  Astros 
 Bobby Spain 3B Hickory  Pirates 
 Jose De Los Santos SS  Hickory  Pirates 
 Miles Durham  IF  Hickory  Pirates 
 Zelous Wheeler IF  West Virginia  Brewers 
 Michael Burgess RF  Hagerstown Nationals 
 Lee Haydel CF  West Virginia  Brewers 
 Michael Taylor LF  Lakewood  Phillies 
 Roman Pena OF  Lake County  Indians 
 Joseph Nowicki OF  Delmarva  Orioles
 Michael Durant DH Lakewood Phillies

The North will feature SAL home run leader Michael Burgess of Hagerstown, as well as Lake County’s one-two punch of Ryan Miller and Kelvin De La Cruz, who rank first and second in ERA. Lake County’s Aaron Holbert will manage the North.

SOUTHERN DIVISION

PITCHERS
PLAYER POS TEAM ORGANIZATION
Jhoulys Chacin RHP Asheville Rockies
Joey Williamson RHP Asheville Rockies
Randall Taylor RHP Asheville Rockies
Daniel Otero RHP Augusta Giants
Daryl Maday RHP Augusta Giants
Madison Bumgarner LHP Augusta Giants
Jason Stephens RHP Charleston Yankees
Jonathan Ortiz RHP Charleston Yankees
Alex Cobb RHP Columbus Rays
Felix Doubront LHP Greenville Red Sox
Henry Mabee RHP Kannapolis White Sox

 

POSITION PLAYERS
 PLAYER  POS  TEAM  ORGANIZATION
Jesus Montero C Charleston Yankees
Luis Exposito C Greenville Red Sox
Francisco Pena C Savannah Mets
Michael Jones 1B Greenville Red Sox
Everth Cabrera 2B Asheville Rockies
Darin Holcomb 3B Asheville Rockies
Yamaico Navarro SS Greenville Red Sox
Justin Snyder IF Charleston Yankees
Freddie Freeman IF Rome Braves
Jason Heyward RF Rome Braves
Michael Mitchell CF Asheville Rockies
Brian Rike LF Asheville Rockies
Maiko Loyola OF Columbus Rays
Emeel Salem OF Columbus Rays
Jordan Abruzzo DH Savannah Mets

From a prospect perspective, the Southern team is much more intriguing than the Northern. The South has Heyward, Freeman, Chacin, Bumgarner, Montero, Cobb and Doubront. Plenty of names to watch there.

Not surprisingly, Asheville will have the most representatives of any team, with seven players headed to Greensboro as well as their manager, Joe Mikulik, who will be in charge of the South’s squad. The Tourists have the SAL’s best record at 40-17.

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