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Classification All-Star Teams

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Salem third baseman Bobby Dalbec hit 26 home runs for high Class A Salem this season.

Baseball America honors minor leaguers at all levels with our annual Classification All-Stars. Kyle Glaser spearheaded our efforts to honor the top players at each level with Ben Badler picking the Dominican Summer League all-star team.

Players are picked based on performance, but we do weight a player’s age and talent when picking between similarly qualified players. It’s more difficult and more impressive for a young player to perform in a league filled with players older than him than it is for an older player to star in a league filled with players who are younger than him.

TRIPLE-A (INTERNATIONAL/PACIFIC COAST)
Pos Player, Team (Organization)AgeAVGOBPSLGGABH2B3BHRBBSOSB
C Danny Jansen, Buffalo (Blue Jays)23.275.390.47388298822111244495
1B Dan Vogelbach, Tacoma (Mariners)25.290.434.54584297861602077590
2B Brandon Lowe, Durham (Rays)23.304.380.61346181551401422470
3B Taylor Ward, Salt Lake (Angels)24.352.442.53760227801808366110
SS Kevin Newman, Indianapolis (Pirates)24.302.350.4071094371323024315028
OF Eloy Jimenez, Charlotte (White Sox)21.355.399.59755211751311214300
OF Tyler O’Neill, Memphis (Cardinals)23.311.385.6936423874922629683
OF Kyle Tucker, Fresno (Astros)21.332.400.59010040713527324488420
DH Franmil Reyes, El Paso (Padres)22.324.428.61458210681111637590
Pos Pitcher, Team (Organization)AgeWLERAGGSSVIPHBBSOAVGSO/9
SP Enyel de los Santos, Lehigh Valley (Phillies)221052.632222012710443110.2267.8
SP Dakota Hudson, Memphis (Cardinals)231332.50191901121073887.2547.0
SP Michael Kopech, Charlotte (White Sox)22773.702424012610160170.21912.1
SP Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester (Twins)23932.9619180100655595.1878.6
SP Cole Irvin, Lehigh Valley (Phillies)241442.572625016113535131.2277.3
RP Colin Poche, Durham (Rays)24501.08282150291778.17214.0

Player of the Year: Kyle Tucker, Fresno (Astros)
Pitcher of the Year: Dakota Hudson, Memphis (Cardinals)

DOUBLE-A (EASTERN/SOUTHERN/TEXAS)
Pos Player, Team (Organization)AgeAVGOBPSLGGABH2B3BHRBBSOSB
C Austin Allen, San Antonio (Padres)23.290.351.5061194511313102237970
1B Nate Lowe, Montgomery (Rays)22.340.444.60651188641101335301
2B Jeff McNeil, Binghamton (Mets)26.327.402.62657214701631422233
3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., New Hampshire (Blue Jays)19.402.449.67161234941911421273
SS Fernando Tatis Jr., San Antonio (Padres)19.286.355.50788353101224163310916
OF Eloy Jimenez, Birmingham (White Sox)21.317.368.55653205651521018390
OF Cedric Mullins, Bowie (Orioles)23.313.362.5124920163125615289
OF Jason Martin, Altoona (Pirates)22.325.392.5226825583135928617
DH Peter Alonso, Binghamton (Mets)23.314.440.57365220691201543500
Pos Pitcher, Team (Organization)AgeWLERAGGSSVIPHBBSOAVGSO/9
SP Jesus Luzardo, Midland (Athletics)20732.291616079581886.2049.8
SP Taylor Widener, Jackson (D-backs)23582.75262501379943176.19711.6
SP Logan Allen, San Antonio (Padres)211062.75201901218938125.2059.3
SP Ryan Hartman, Corpus Christi (Astros)241142.692518012110426143.23510.6
SP Zack Brown, Biloxi (Brewers)23912.44222101269536116.2078.3
RP Travis Bergen, New Hampshire (Blue Jays)24410.5027073626943.19510.8

Player of the Year: Vladimir Guerrero Jr, New Hampshire (Blue Jays)
Pitcher of the Year: Taylor Widener, Jackson (Diamondbacks)

HIGH CLASS A (CALIFORNIA/CAROLINA/FLORIDA STATE)
Pos Player, Team (Organization)AgeAVGOBPSLGGABH2B3BHRBBSOSB
C Dominic Miroglio, Visalia (D-backs)23.327.394.4607627891231420425
1B Roberto Ramos, Lancaster (Rockies)23.304.411.64060214651531732653
2B Keston Hiura, Carolina (Brewers)21.320.382.5295020666163714474
3B Bobby Dalbec, Salem (Red Sox)23.256.372.5731003448827226601303
SS Gavin Lux, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)20.324.396.5208835811623711436811
OF Alex Kirilloff, Fort Myers (Twins)20.362.393.5506526094242714393
OF Buddy Reed, Lake Elsinore (Padres)23.324.371.5497931510221712248433
OF Ryan McKenna, Frederick (Orioles)21.377.467.5566725797182837455
DH Ibandel Isabel, Daytona (Reds)23.257.332.56211039710213036381611
Pos Pitcher, Team (Organization)AgeWLERAGGSSVIPHBBSOAVGSO/9
SP Chris Paddack, Lake Elsinore (Padres)22412.24101005243483.22314.4
SP Jonathan Hernandez, Down East (Rangers)22422.201010057371777.18412.2
SP Ian Anderson, Florida (Braves)20262.52202001007340118.19810.6
SP Emilio Vargas, Visalia (Diamondbacks)21852.50201901089241140.23011.7
SP Patrick Murphy, Dunedin (Blue Jays)231052.642626014712650135.2338.3
RP Reid Humphreys, Lancaster (Rockies)23201.833502234221351.17913.5

Player of the Year: Gavin Lux, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)
Pitcher of the Year: Jonathan Hernandez, Down East (Rangers)

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LOW CLASS A (MIDWEST/SOUTH ATLANTIC)
Pos Player, Team (Organization)AgeAVGOBPSLGGABH2B3BHRBBSOSB
C Ronaldo Hernandez, Bowling Green (Rays)20.284.339.49410940511520121316910
1B Chad Spanberger, Asheville/Lansing (Rockies/Blue Jays)22.312.356.57110138512020424218817
2B Vidal Brujan, Bowling Green (Rays)20.313.395.427953771181855485343
3B Elehuris Montero, Peoria (Cardinals)19.322.381.5291033821232831533812
SS Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids (Twins)19.315.368.48575295932309244922
OF Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids (Twins)20.333.391.60765252842051324471
OF Drew Waters, Rome (Braves)19.303.353.513843371023269217220
OF Moises Gomez, Bowling Green (Rays)19.280.328.50312247113234719341374
DH Casey Golden, Asheville (Rockies)23.278.359.562124461128233343818024
Pos Pitcher, Team (Organization)AgeWLERAGGSSVIPHBBSOAVGSO/9
SP Luis Patino, Fort Wayne (Padres)18632.161717083652498.22010.6
SP D.L. Hall, Delmarva (Orioles)19272.1022200946842100.2039.6
SP David Parkinson, Lakewood (Phillies)22811.5117170957426115.21010.9
SP Denyi Reyes, Greenville (Red Sox)211031.89211801249213122.2018.9
SP Tyler Phillips, Hickory (Rangers)201152.672222012811714124.2398.7
RP Brian Glowicki, South Bend (Cubs)23551.204501868522466.2118.7

Player of the Year: Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids (Twins)
Pitcher of the Year: David Parkinson, Lakewood (Phillies)

SHORT-SEASON (NEW YORK-PENN/NORTHWEST)
Pos Player, Team (Organization)AgeAVGOBPSLGGABH2B3BHRBBSOSB
C Joey Bart, Salem-Keizer (Giants)21.298.369.61345181541421312402
1B Curtis Terry, Spokane (Rangers)21.337.434.60667246831721532641
2B Jarren Duran, Lowell (Red Sox)21.348.393.54837155545102112612
3B Disobel Arias, Spokane (Rangers)21.366.451.4916122482152333395
SS Tyler Freeman, Mahoning Valley (Indians)19.352.405.5117227095294282214
OF Alex McKenna, Tri-City (Astros)20.328.423.534321163871511246
OF Gilberto Celestino, Tri-City (Astros)19.323.387.4803412741804102514
OF Diego Rincones, Salem-Keizer (Giants)19.315.357.4556125781150710320
DH Cal Raleigh, Everett (Mariners)21.288.367.5343814642101818291
Pos Pitcher, Team (Organization)AgeWLERAGGSSVIPHBBSOAVGSO/9
SP Luis Oviedo, Mahoning Valley (Indians)19421.8899048341061.19211.4
SP Hans Crouse, Spokane (Rangers)19512.3788038251147.17911.1
SP Juan De Paula, Staten Island (Yankees)20221.71109047352646.2078.8
SP Ethan Lindow, Williamsport (Phillies)19322.191313070581963.2278.1
SP Jaison Vilera, Brooklyn (Mets)21521.831313074502278.1919.5
RP Simon Rosenblum-Larson, H. Valley (Rays)211109052111433.15914.1

Player of the Year: Joey Bart, Salem-Keizer (Giants)
Pitcher of the Year: Luis Oviedo, Mahoning Valley (Indians)

ROOKIE (GCL/AZL/Pio/Appy)
Pos Player, Team (Organization)AgeAVGOBPSLGGABH2B3BHRBBSOSB
C Ryan Jeffers, Elizabethton (Twins)21.422.543.578281024370320160
1B Grant Lavigne, Grand Junction (Rockies)18.343.457.51256201691226374010
2B Blaze Alexander, Missoula (D-backs)19.345.436.56352197681855314810
3B Nolan Gorman, Johnson City (Cardinals)18.350.443.66438143501011124371
SS Wander Franco, Princeton (Rays)17.351.418.58761242851071127194
OF Antonio Cabello, GCL Yankees17.321.456.5551371374494521345
OF Jonah Davis, Bristol (Pirates)20.306.398.61251206631561227596
OF Jordan Qsar, Princeton (Rays)22.350.471.6724013748831032454
DH Leandro Cedeno, Johnson City (Cardinals)19.336.419.59259223751311422692
Pos Pitcher, Team (Organization)AgeWLERAGGSSVIPHBBSOAVGSO/9
SP Eric Pardinho, Bluefield (Blue Jays)17432.881111050371664.19911.5
SP Matthew Liberatore, Princeton (Rays)18221.3899033211337.18910.1
SP Josiah Gray, Greeneville (Reds)20222.581212052291759.15510.2
SP Luis Gil, Pulaski (Yankees)20211.371010039212558.15413.4
SP Marcelo Martinez, Burlington (Royals)21542.571210063501381.21411.6
RP Rigo Fernandez, Great Falls (White Sox)20202.19170837251540.1899.7

Player of the Year: Wander Franco, Princeton (Rays)
Pitcher of the Year: Eric Pardinho, Bluefield (Blue Jays)

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAUGE
Pos Player (Highest Level)AgeAVGOBPSLGGABRHHRRBIBBSOSB
C Randy Florentino, Rangers18.309.454.5506019159185653518
1B Victor Heredia, Twins18.330.369.5366023377164840141
2B Angel Rojas, Yankees17.285.377.48655214611095306015
3B Malcom Nunez, Cardinals17.415.497.77444164681621326293
SS Osleivis Basabe, Rangers17.344.414.47452192661631232512
OF Julio Rodriguez, Mariners17.315.404.52559219691395304010
OF Joerlin de los Santos, Cardinals17.359.459.50064234841861413630
OF Adanson Cruz, Cardinals17.300.406.43867240721562386411
DH Luis Toribio, Giants17.270.423.47964215581311051624
Pos Pitcher, Team (Organization)AgeWLERAGGSSVIPHBBSOAVGSO/9
SP Luis Palacios, Marlins18800.8515406434462.1558.7
SP Luis Rodriguez, Cubs18500.73151016138761.1749.0
SP Ronny Henriquez, Rangers18501.55111105837879.17712.3
SP Rodolfo Fajardo, Tigers18301.071413059391067.18310.2
SP Jose Salvador, Reds18301.181412063282072.15510.3
RP Manuel Daza, Orioles21411.03190244241255.16111.3

Player of the Year: Malcom Nunez, Cardinals
Pitcher of the Year: Luis Palacios, Marlins

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