2017 South Atlantic League All-Stars

JoJo Romero (Photo by Robert Gurganus)

As all-star rosters are announced, we’ll provide full details and a look at which prospects are most worthy of your attention.

South Atlantic League All-Star Game

When: June 20.

Where: Spirit Communications Park, Columbia, S.C.

Prospects To Watch:

Alec Hansen, rhp, Kannapolis (White Sox): The big righthander has command issues at times, but has been on fire of late. Over his last three starts, Hansen has whiffed 32 in 18 innings, including starts with 10 and 15 punchouts. When everything clicks, Hansen, who entered his draft year the potential to go in the first round, has some of the best stuff in the White Sox’s system.

JoJo Romero, lhp, Lakewood (Phillies): It’s hard to deny the numbers he’s put up in his first full pro season after the Phillies popped him in the fourth round last year out of Yavapai (Ariz.) JC. Romero, whose heavy fastball has touched 95 mph this year, sports a 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any start this year.

Jordan Humphreys, rhp, Columbia (Mets): The game’s likely starter, Humphreys is looking like an excellent late find in the 18th round of the 2015 draft. In 57.2 innings this year, the Floridian has allowed just 31 hits (one homer) and has fanned a league-best 73 hitters against just seven walks. He and fellow all-star Merandy Gonzalez are among the reasons why the Columbia staff has the league’s second-best ERA at 3.23.

Cristian Pache, of, Rome (Braves): He’s gotten overshadowed in the Braves’ system by the runaway comet of a prospect that is Ronald Acuna and on his own team by righthander Ian Anderson and lefty Joey Wentz, but Pache is more than holding his own as an 18-year-old in the South Atlantic League. He’s slashing .286/.344/.425 with four doubles, five triples and 14 stolen bases. His manager, Randy Ingle, said: “He’s got all the tools. Plus arm, plus speed, plus defender and he swings the bat pretty good, too.”

Blake Rutherford, of, Charleston (Yankees): Nicknamed “The Barrel” in spring training, last year’s first-rounder has put up a solid start in first full season as a pro. He’s slashing .280/.355/.394 with a home run, 18 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Rutherford stood out for his polish last year at Rookie-level Pulaski, and he’s continuing to shine with Charleston.

Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Nick Fanti P Lakewood L-L 6-2 185
Trevor Bettencourt P Lakewood R-R 6-0 195
Alec Hansen P Kannapolis R-R 6-7 235
Jimmy Lambert P Kannapolis R-R 6-2 170
McKenzie Mills P Hagerstown L-L 6-4 205
Mike Morrison P Kannapolis R-R 6-2 195
JoJo Romero P Lakewood L-L 6-0 190
Ranger Suarez P Lakewood L-L 6-1 180
Cam Vieaux P West Virginia L-L 6-4 200
Alex Wells P Delmarva L-L 6-1 190
Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Seby Zavala C Kannapolis R-R 5-11 205
Edgar Cabral C Lakewood R-R 5-11 210
Ricardo Andujar C Delmarva L-R 6-0 160
Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Aldrem Corredor 1B Hagerstown L-L 6-0 202
Trae Arbet 2B West Virginia R-R 6-0 185
Carter Kieboom SS Hagerstown R-R 6-2 190
James Nelson 3B Greensboro R-R 6-2 180
Chris Clare INF Delmarva R-R 6-2 175
Sheldon Neuse INF Hagerstown R-R 6-0 195
Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Daniel Johnson OF Hagerstown L-L 5-10 185
Jake Ring OF Delmarva L-L 5-11 175
Ty Moore OF West Virginia L-R 6-0 190
Joel Booker OF Kannapolis R-R 6-1 190
Yanio Perez OF Hickory R-R 6-2 205
Boo Vazquez DH Greensboro R-R 5-9 185

Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Jordan Humphreys P Columbia R-R 6-2 225
Logan Boyd P Greenville L-L 6-2 205
Merandy Gonzalez P Columbia R-R 6-1 195
J.D. Hammer P Asheville R-R 6-3 215
Brian Keller P Charleston R-R 6-3 205
Max Kuhns P Columbia L-L 6-2 190
Domenic Mazza P Augusta R-R 6-2 205
Stephen Nogosek P Greenville R-R 6-3 195
Alejandro Requena P Asheville R-R 6-2 200
Jace Vines P Lexington R-R 6-3 215
Bryse Wilson P Rome R-R 6-1 225
Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Brett Cumberland C Rome S-R 5-11 205
Roldani Baldwin C Greenville R-R 5-11 175
Donny Sands C Charleston R-R 6-2 190
Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Dash Winningham 1B Columbia L-L 6-2 225
Michael Paez 2B Columbia R-R 5-8 175
Colton Welker 3B Asheville R-R 6-2 195
Jose Gomez SS Asheville R-R 5-11 175
Kelvin Beltre INF Augusta R-R 5-11 170
Hoy Jun Park INF Charleston L-R 6-1 175
Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt
Randy Ventura OF Rome S-R 5-9 165
Cristian Pache OF Rome R-R 6-2 185
Kort Peterson OF Lexington L-R 6-1 195
Vince Fernandez OF Asheville L-R 6-3 210
Blake Rutherford OF Charleston L-R 6-3 195
Max George DH Asheville R-R 5-9 180

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