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Each season the Cape Cod League selects all-stars from the East and West divisions to compete in the annual All-Star Game. The 2023 All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, July 22 at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass. The annual event includes a home run derby and a nine-inning game played between the East and West all-stars. Below we have included rosters, stats and analysis for each player.
East Division All-Star Roster
Aiden Moza, Harwich
Leighton Finley, Yarmouth-Dennis
Tom Chmielewski, Harwich
Jonathan Gonzalez, Orleans
Joey DeChiaro, Brewster
Patrick Forbes, Brewster
Aiden Jimenez, Chatham
Derek Clark, Orleans
Sean Matson, Orleans
Landon Beidelschies, Yarmouth-Dennis
Brock Tibbitts, Brewster
Bryan Arendt, Harwich
Ike Irish, Brewster
Jo Oyama, Orleans
Hunter Hines, Yarmouth-Dennis
Jack Penney, Orleans
Ali Camarillo, Harwich
Mason Guerra, Harwich
Davis Diaz, Brewster
RJ Austin, Yarmouth-Dennis
Matt Halbach, Orleans
Brady Day, Yarmouth-Dennis
Kaeden Kent, Chatham
James Tibbs, Brewster
Nolan Schubart, Chatham
Devin Obee, Harwich
Enzo Apocada, Yarmouth-Dennis
Will Turner, Brewster
Aiden Moza, Harwich (Alabama)
Skinny: Moza enjoyed a strong sophomore season for the Crimson Tide with a 3.09 ERA and 23 strikeouts to nine walks in 23.1 innings pitched. This summer for Harwich, he has a 3.29 ERA with a stellar strikeout-to-walk ratio of 21-to-3 in 13.2 innings pitched. Moza has serious swing-and-miss stuff, with all three of his offerings (fastball, slider, and changeup) generating miss rates of at least 40%. Most impressively, his sharp slider has a miss rate of 72%.
Leighton Finley, Yarmouth-Dennis (Georgia)
Skinny: The rising sophomore has been one of the best relievers in the league this summer. In 16.1 innings pitched Finely has not allowed an earned run and has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 19-to-4. Finley hides the ball extremely well and utilizes an effective fastball-curveball combination, with each offering generates its fair share of swing and miss.
Tom Chmielewski, Harwich (Princeton)
Skinny: The veteran lefthander has anchored the Harwich rotation all summer, pitching his way to a 2.88 ERA with 18 strikeouts to just five walks across 25 innings pitched. Chmielewski uses his fastball-slider combination to keep hitters off balance and induce soft contact.
Jonathan Gonzalez, Orleans (Stetson)
Skinny: Gonzalez this summer has pitched his way to a 2.07 ERA with 18 strikeouts across 17 innings pitched. He has been used both out of the bullpen in late-inning situations as well as in the rotation. Gonzalez’s best pitch is his changeup. With plenty of late arm-side fade, hitters frequently swing over the top of it.
Joey DeChiaro, Brewster (Old Dominion)
Skinny: The 6-foot-2 southpaw will toe the rubber for the East Divison and to this point, he’s posted a 3.52 ERA with 18 strikeouts across 23 innings pitched. DeChiaro commands each of his offerings well, with his best pitch being a plus changeup.
Patrick Forbes, Brewster (Louisville)
Skinny: Forbes has been productive on both sides of the baseball this summer, as he is hitting .241 with a home run while also being one of the Whitecaps’ most reliable arms on the mound. Forbes has pitched his way to a 2.25 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.
Aiden Jimenez, Chatham (Oregon State)
Skinny: Although Jimenez has just 7.1 innings to his name, he has emerged as arguably Chatham’s most reliable arm. Jimenez has a mid-90s fastball as well as two effective offspeed offerings in his changeup and slider. Through four appearances, he has a 2.45 ERA and has walked only one hitter.
Derek Clark, Orleans (West Virginia)
Skinny: Clark had a magnificent spring season at Northwood (Mich.) in which he pitched his way to a 2.78 ERA with 104 strikeouts to just 19 walks in 103.2 innings pitched. The pitchability specialist this summer has been used exclusively out of the bullpen, but his ability to throw upwards of four innings at a time has proven to be invaluable for the Firebirds. Clark recently transferred to West Virginia and in 20 innings this summer has a 1.35 ERA with 23 strikeouts.
Sean Matson, Orleans (Harvard)
Skinny: Matson has established himself not only as the most effective arm on Orleans’ roster, but perhaps in the entire East Division. In 13.2 innings pitched he has yet to allow an earned run while boasting a 17-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He has a quick arm and some natural deception in his delivery. Matson’s best offering is a tight-spinning slider that has a miss rate of 50%.
Landon Beidelschies, Yarmouth-Dennis (Ohio State)
Skinny: Beidelschies this summer has been one of the anchors of an outstanding Yarmouth Dennis bullpen. The freshman lefthander has been up to 95 mph with his fastball, and to this point has amassed a 2.16 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 16.2 innings pitched.
Brock Tibbitts, C, Brewster (Indiana)
Skinny: After a stellar sophomore campaign for the Hoosiers in which he hit .357, Tibbitts has picked up right where he left off and is hitting a team-leading .301 with a pair of doubles. The 6-foot-4 rising junior has defended well both at first base and behind the plate.
Ike Irish, C, Brewster (Auburn)
Skinny: The blue chip freshman has been one of the steadiest hitters for Brewster this summer to the tune of a .281 average along with a pair of doubles, a triple and more walks (10) than strikeouts (eight).
Bryan Arendt, C, Harwich (UNC-Wilmington)
Skinny: Arendt this summer has shown well in his second stint for Harwich to the tune of a .259 average. In addition to his two doubles and two home runs, a refined approach has led to a respectable walk-to-strikeout ratio of 9-to-12. Arendt is a strong defender with a plus throwing arm and this summer has thrown out 13-of-32 (41%) potential basestealers.
Jo Oyama, 2B, UC Irvine
Skinny: Oyama is one of the most exciting players to watch in the entire league with his plus speed, quick hands at the plate and exhilarating play style. His .357 average ranks second in the league, while his five triples rank first. Oyama is your prototypical leadoff hitter with a slash-and-dash approach, but he has more impact in his bat than one would think.
Hunter Hines, 1B, Yarmouth-Dennis (Mississippi State)
Skinny: Hines is in the middle of an MVP-type season for Yarmouth-Dennis, as he leads the league in both home runs (nine) and RBIs (32). He is on pace to be the first Cape League player to hit 10 or more home runs since Bobby Dalbec did so in 2015. Hines has thunderous raw power and is a big reason as to why Y-D is currently in first place in the East.
Jack Penney, 3B, Orleans (Notre Dame)
Skinny: The Massachusetts native has felt right at home this summer for the Orleans Firebirds, establishing himself as one of Kelly Nicholson’s most trusted bats. The sophomore third baseman is hitting .259 with a double, a triple and two home runs. Penney has also shown an advanced approach and has walked nearly as much as he has struck out.
Ali Camarillo, SS, Harwich (Texas A&M)
Skinny: Camarillo this spring was the best hitter in the Big West after hitting .371 with 15 doubles and seven home runs. His production has fallen off a bit this summer, but Camarillo has laced three doubles and is a plus defender with smooth actions at shortstop.
Mason Guerra, IF, Harwich (Oregon State)
Skinny: After hitting .326 with 30 extra-base hits this spring, the physical third baseman is hitting .254 this summer with three doubles and a home run. Guerra has plus raw power, especially to the pull side, and this summer has yet to commit an error in 10 games at third base.
Davis Diaz, SS, Brewster (Vanderbilt)
Skinny: Diaz has shown well on the dirt this summer for the Whitecaps with just one error in 48 chances. The sure-handed shortstop is hitting .250 with four doubles and has walked nearly as much as he has struck out.
RJ Austin, IF, Yarmouth-Dennis (Vanderbilt)
Skinny: The twitchy freshman infielder leads all Y-D hitters with a .304 average and has shown off a polished approach at the plate with more walks (13) than strikeouts (10). Austin swings a fast bat and is an above-average runner with three stolen bases to his name. He provides valuable versatility defensively, and this summer has played both in the outfield and on the dirt.
Matt Halbach, 3B, Orleans (San Diego)
Skinny: Halbach this spring hit .306 with 25 extra-base hits, and this summer he has carried over his productive hitting for the Firebirds. The strong-bodied first baseman is hitting .278 with three doubles and a home run. He has above-average raw power to the pull side and figures to be a draft pick next July.
Brady Day, SS, Yarmouth-Dennis (Kansas State)
Skinny: Day had an outstanding sophomore season for Kansas State in which he hit .356 with 13 extra-base hits. Most impressively, he had a .492 on-base percentage thanks to a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 49-to-22. Day this summer has demonstrated advanced bat-to-ball skills and has five extra-base hits. He has played all over the diamond defensively, but is best at second base.
Kaeden Kent, SS, Chatham (Texas A&M)
Skinny: Kent has been a bright spot this summer for a struggling Chatham team. He is hitting .290 with two doubles and a triple while showing well at multiple positions defensively.
James Tibbs, OF, Brewster (Florida State)
Skinny: Tibbs has been the most productive hitter for Brewster this summer and on the year is hitting .266 with a team-leading four doubles, four home runs and 14 RBIs. He has plus raw power and could be an intriguing home run derby candidate as well.
Nolan Schubart, OF, Chatham (Oklahoma State)
Skinny: The towering 6-foot-5 Schubart has been the Anglers’ most prolific power hitter this summer. He has five doubles and two home runs to his name, and his 11 RBIs lead the team.
Devin Obee, OF, Harwich (Duke)
Skinny: At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, Obee is as physical a player as you will find out on the Cape this summer. He has shown off his plus raw power and ability to impact the baseball, and so far has hit a pair of doubles, a triple and a team-leading three home runs.
Enzo Apocada, OF, Yarmouth-Dennis (Gonzaga)
Skinny: Apodaca has been a key piece for Yarmouth-Dennis this summer. His .302 average is second on the team and he has also laced three doubles. He is an above-average defender in the outfield and is used almost as a second leadoff hitter in the eighth or ninth spot in the lineup.
Will Turner, OF, Brewster (South Alabama)
Skinny: The athletic center fielder impacts each game in a multitude ways. Whether it be his plus defensive ability or feel to hit, Turner’s fingerprints are all over the box score night in and night out. He is currently hitting .257 with a home run, seven stolen bases and more walks than strikeouts.
West Division All-Star Roster
Camron Hill, Cotuit
Matthew McShane, Bourne
Garrett Coe, Falmouth
Bryce Cunningham, Bourne
Jake Gigliotti, Cotuit
Joey Ryan, Falmouth
Jake Faherty, Wareham
Ethan Lanthier, Hyannis
Will Koger, Wareham
Jamie Arnold, Hyannis
Derek Bender, Bourne
Caleb Lomavita, Cotuit
Caden Bodine, Bourne
Cameron Smith, Hyannis
Travis Bazzana, Falmouth
Gavin Kilen, Falmouth
Cole Mathis, Cotuit
Jonathan Vastine, Bourne
Kade Snell, Falmouth
Grant Hussey, Wareham
Bryce Eblin, Bourne
Bobby Boser, Wareham
Garen Caulfield, Wareham
Elijah Hainline, Hyannis
Nick McLain, Wareham
Carter Mathison, Cotuit
Trey Lipsey, Hyannis
Nick Mitchell, Hyannis
Camron Hill, Cotuit (Georgia Tech)
Skinny: Hill is a tall, athletic lefthander with a three-pitch mix he can command for strikes. No pitcher has performed as well as Hill has this summer, as his 0.37 ERA is nearly a full run better than Derek Clark at No. 2. Hill sits low 90s on his fastball, mixing in a slider at 79-81 mph and a split-changeup.
Matthew McShane, Bourne (St. Joseph’s)
Skinny: A righthanded reliever out of St. Joseph’s, McShane has struck out 19 batters across seven appearances. He’s been a utility relief option for Bourne, going 3.2 innings in his longest appearance this summer. McShane sits 92-93 mph with a pair of breaking balls in a low-to-mid-80s slider and a curveball.
Garrett Coe, Falmouth (Connecticut)
Skinny: A big-bodied lefthander out of UConn, Coe has been a go-to option for Falmouth out of the bullpen, twirling 10.2 consecutive scoreless innings to open the month of July. Coe split time between the UConn bullpen and rotation in 2023.
Bryce Cunningham, Bourne (Vanderbilt)
Skinny: After a solid showing for Bourne last summer, the Vanderbilt righthander returned to Doran Park in 2023. Over three starts he’s been excellent, striking out 20 batters over 14.2 innings while limiting opposing hitters to three runs. Cunningham mixes a low-90s fastball with a low-to-mid-80s slider and a changeup.
Jake Gigliotti, Cotuit (Northeastern)
Skinny: The Northeastern righthander won’t overpower you with stuff but his movement profile is unique. A sidearmer, Gigliotti sits mid 80s with heavy arm-side run on his fastball, mixing in a slider and changeup and playing the east-west game to perfection.
Joey Ryan, Falmouth (Boston College)
Skinny: Ryan spent his summers in Falmouth growing up, and he now plays for his hometown team. This is Ryan’s second summer with Falmouth and his second All-Star Game appearance as well.
Jake Faherty, Wareham (Arkansas)
Skinny: A 2024 draft-eligible righthander out of Arkansas, Faherty has an up-tempo, high-effort delivery with a long arm action. He uses a fastball at 93-95 mph, a high-spin cutter at 86-89 mph and a low-80s slider. Faherty has been a consistent performer out of the Gatemen bullpen this summer.
Ethan Lanthier, Hyannis (Transfer Portal)
Skinny: The righthander spent his first two collegiate seasons with Division II St. Cloud State (Minn.) and entered the transfer portal this summer. He’s been a strong performer for Hyannis, striking out 18 batters over 11.1 innings. He uses a mid-90s fastball, a high-80s changeup and a low-80s slider.
Will Koger, Wareham (Louisville)
Skinny: A 2024 draft-eligible righthander who spent a majority of his season pitching out of the bullpen for Louisville, Koger boasts a low-90s sinker, a low-to-mid-80s slider and a low-80s changeup. This is his second summer with the Gatemen.
Jamie Arnold, Hyannis (Florida State)
Skinny: Arnold is a low-slot lefthander who sits 89-90 mph on his fastball, mixing in a slider at 79-80 mph with lots of horizontal sweep. Arnold has performed well with Hyannis, striking out 21 batters over 16.1 innings of work split between the rotation and the bullpen.
Derek Bender, C, Bourne (Coastal Carolina)
Skinny: Few hitters have enjoyed the sort of consistent success Bender has had this summer. After hitting .341/.399/.635 with 19 home runs for Coastal Carolina, Bender is currently the CCBL leader in batting average. A multi-positional player seeing time at catcher, outfield and first base, Bender has a good combination of feel to hit, power and speed.
Caleb Lomavita, C, Cotuit (California)
Skinny: A now two-time Cape Cod League all-star, Lomavita has been a steady force behind the plate in consecutive seasons for Cotuit. A 2024 draft-eligible player, Lomavita is a strong defender with bat-to-ball skills and average or better power.
Caden Bodine, C, Bourne (Coastal Carolina)
Skinny: A switch-hitting singles machine, Bodine has some of the best plate skills in the CCBL to go with fringe-average game power. Bodine and Coastal Carolina teammate Derek Bender form a duo of CCBL all-stars for both Coastal and Bourne.
Cameron Smith, 3B, Hyannis (Florida State)
Skinny: The standout freshman from Florida State has followed up a strong spring with an even better summer. Smith is hitting .313/.381/.527 with four home runs and just 16 strikeouts over 30 games. The slugger is a 2024 draft-eligible sophomore with bat speed and raw power.
Travis Bazzana, 2B, Falmouth (Oregon State)
Skinny: The Australian was a third team All-American selection this season and looks like a potential MVP candidate heading into all-star week. He’s in the midst of a 16-game on-base streak heading into week six. Bazzana is one of the best professional prospects in the CCBL.
Gavin Kilen, SS, Falmouth (Louisville)
Skinny: A hit tool-driven profile with excellent bat-to-ball skills and approach, Kilen has been a consistent presence for the Commodores throughout the summer. While Kilen doesn’t have over-the-fence power, his line drive stroke works gap to gap, racking up doubles.
Cole Mathis, INF/P, Cotuit (College of Charleston)
Skinny: A two-way star this summer for the Kettleers. Mathis has six home runs—second in the Cape entering all-star week—and 17 strikeouts to three walks over six appearances as a pitcher. Mathis will be draft eligible for the first time in 2024.
Jonathan Vastine, INF, Bourne (Vanderbilt)
Skinny: After a strong sophomore campaign at Vanderbilt, Vastine is enjoying his summer so far, seeing a majority of his time at shortstop while hitting .324/.442/.485 across 21 games. Vastine will be draft eligible in 2024 and has a nice combination of contact, raw power and positional versatility.
Kade Snell, 1B, Falmouth (Alabama)
Skinny: An incoming Alabama transfer from Wallace (Ala.) JC, Snell has been a force for the Commodores since day one, as he’s reached base in each game he’s played this season entering this week. Snell has a solid combination of contact, approach and power.
Grant Hussey, 1B, Wareham (West Virginia)
Skinny: Simply put, Hussey can mash. A power hitter who stayed in his native state of West Virginia to play college baseball, Hussey has been one of the more dangerous power hitters on the Cape this summer. His powerful lefthanded swing will produce hard contact but also plenty of whiffs.
Bryce Eblin, SS, Bourne (Alabama)
Skinny: After spending the 2022 summer with Bourne, Eblin returned in 2023. He’s a perfect utility infielder, playing second base, third base and some shortstop. It’s an on-base-focused profile at the plate, as Eblin works deep into counts and makes opposing pitchers work. Eblin has solid plate skills with positional versatility.
Bobby Boser, INF, Wareham (South Florida)
Skinny: The versatile infielder enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2023, hitting .323/.445/.621 with 15 home runs as a sophomore with South Florida. So far this summer Boser has shown on-base ability and some power, despite some swing-and-miss.
Garen Caulfield, SS, Wareham (Arizona)
Skinny: After a strong freshman season with Arizona, Caulfield struggled in 2023. He looks to be finding his stride on the Cape this summer as he’s hit .283/.387/.377. It’s hit and approach over power with positional versatility.
Elijah Hainline, SS, Hyannis (Oregon State)
Skinny: The Washington native hit .337/.431/.615 with 12 home runs and 10 steals this spring for the Cougars. After joining Hyannis in late June, Hainline has been productive for the Harbor Hawks, hitting all throughout the lineup. He has strong plate skills with some power and speed.
Nick McLain, OF, Wareham (Arizona State)
Skinny: Nick is the third McLain brother to star for the Gatemen. The youngest McLain is a switch-hitter with power and on-base skills and he’s shown that over 21 CCBL games, hitting .277/.374/.446 entering all-star week. After a strong first season with the Sun Devils, McLain will be draft eligible in 2024.
Carter Mathison, OF, Cotuit (Indiana)
Skinny: The center fielder from Indiana has been an on-base machine atop the Kettleers lineup, posting a .521 on-base percentage entering all-star week. Draft eligible in 2024, Mathison hit .311/.426/.538 with 10 home runs for the Hoosiers this season. He’s a strong outfield defender with excellent plate skills and projectable power.
Trey Lipsey, OF, Hyannis (Ohio State)
Skinny: A versatile outfielder with strong on-base skills, Lipsey has hit .241/.429/.328 over 23 CCBL games. He’s seen time in all three outfield spots for Hyannis while showing a tendency to grind out at-bats. Lipsey is draft eligible in 2024.
Nick Mitchell, OF, Hyannis (Indiana)
Skinny: After two seasons with Western Illinois, Mitchell is transferring to Indiana for 2024. He began the Cape season with Yarmouth-Dennis but was dropped in late June and added by Hyannis a few days later. He’s hit .271/.377/.407 over 16 games with Hyannis and ranks second in the CCBL in runs.