2019 Triple-A All-Star Game Rosters

Image credit: Mitch Keller (Photo by Brad Krause/Four Seam Images)

The El Paso Chihuahuas have been the talk of the minor leagues this season, thanks to a home run surge (due in part to the major league baseball making its way to Triple-A) that has the Chihuahuas up to 172 home runs through June 30, which is more than all but four MiLB teams hit in all of 2018. El Paso will become the epicenter of Triple-A on July 10, when the Pacific Coast and International leagues square off in the classification’s all-star game. 

And while home runs will surely be a hot topic of conversation, the game’s biggest prospect is on the mound. Indianapolis’ Mitch Keller was voted the IL’s starter, and will be opposed by Memphis’ Jake Woodford. Keller has long been the Pirates’ top pitching prospect, and he has already made his big league debut this season. The righthander is 6-2, 2.82 with Indianapolis, and he checks in at No. 23 on the latest iteration of Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list

Lauded for his combination of fastball, curveball and changeup, Keller has struck out 82 batters in 70.1 innings with Indianapolis this season and should help neutralize a potent PCL lineup in one of the game’s most hitter-friendly environments. 

The PCL will send two of its most dangerous hitters—El Paso shortstop Luis Urias and Reno first baseman Kevin Cron—into action against Keller and the IL. Urias and Cron have been two of the league’s biggest boppers this season and have combined for 43 long balls. Cron’s 26 home runs are the most in the minor leagues, two ahead of Gwinnett’s Adam Duvall. The PCL’s lineup will also get a boost from New Orleans second baseman Isan Diaz, whose 18 home runs lead the Miami organization and are two shy of matching his career-best, set with low Class A Wisconsin in 2016 when he was a member of the Brewers’ organization.

Astros’ top position prospect Kyle Tucker also earned a starting nod for the PCL for his work with Round Rock this year. The sweet-swinging lefty has swatted 23 home runs this season and put up a .939 OPS. Like Diaz, Tucker is also two shy of tying his career-best home run mark, which he established in 2017 while playing at high Class A Buies Creek and Double-A Corpus Christi. 

The IL could counter with Durham shortstop Jake Cronenworth, who has opened a few games (even getting a crack at Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in a rehab appearance) while also posting a .343 batting average. That figure is second only to teammate Kean Wong. Cronenworth and Wong were both elected to start the game. 

Name Position Team MLB Org
Mitch Keller RHP Indianapolis Pirates
Asher Wojciechowski RHP Columbus Indians
J.P. Feyereisen RHP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Trevor Kelley RHP Pawtucket Red Sox
Keegan Akin LHP Norfolk Orioles
Austin Davis LHP Lehigh Valley Phillies
Montana DuRapau RHP Indianapolis Pirates
Dovydas Neverauskas RHP Indianapolis Pirates
Arturo Reyes RHP Durham Rays
Ben Rowen RHP Gwinnett Braves
Dan Runzler LHP Pawtucket Red Sox
Justin Shafer RHP Buffalo Blue Jays
Lucas Sims RHP Louisville Reds
Josh Smith LHP Columbus Indians
Connor Walsh RHP Charlotte White Sox
Deivy Grullon C Lehigh Valley Phillies
Eric Haase C Columbus Indians
Kyle Higashioka C Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Tomas Telis C Rochester Twins
Mike Ford 1B Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Josh VanMeter 2B Louisville Reds
Jake Cronenworth SS Durham Rays
Kean Wong 3B Durham Rays
Willi Castro SS Toledo Tigers
Ryan Goins 2B Charlotte White Sox
Dilson Herrera 2B Syracuse Mets
Ryan Mountcastle 1B Norfolk Orioles
Aristides Aquino OF Louisville Reds
Brandon Barnes OF Columbus Indians
Travis Demeritte OF Gwinnette Braves
Victor Reyes OF Toledo Tigers
Brent Rooker OF Rochester Twins
Ryan McBroom DH Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees


Name Position Team MLB Org
Jake Woodford RHP Memphis Cardinals
Colin Rea RHP Iowa Cubs
Jimmie Sherfy RHP Reno D-backs
Jay Jackson RHP San Antonio Brewers
Fernando Abad LHP Sacramento Giants
Dakota Bacus RHP Fresno Nationals
Paul Blackburn RHP Las Vegas Athletics
David Carpenter RHP Nashville Rangers
Seth Maness RHP Nashville Rangers
Parker Markel RHP Tacoma Mariners
Kevin Quackenbush RHP Oklahoma City Dodgers
Sam Selman LHP Sacramento Giants
Cy Sneed RHP Round Rock Astros
Pat Venditte SwHP Sacramento Giants
Will Smith C Oklahoma City Dodgers
Austin Allen C El Paso Padres
David Freitas C San Antonio Brewers
Kevin Cron 1B Reno D-backs
Keston Hiura 2B San Antonio Brewers
Pat Valaika 3B Albuquerque Rockies
Luis Urias SS El Paso Padres
Isan Diaz 2B New Orleans Marlins
Ty France 3B El Paso Padres
Jorge Mateo SS Las Vegas Athletics
Rangel Ravelo 1B Memphis Cardinals
Tyler Saladino SS San Antonio Brewers
Yasmany Tomas OF Reno D-backs
Bubba Starling OF Omaha Royals
Yonathan Daza OF Albuquerque Rockies
Sam Hilliard OF Albuquerque Rockies
Kyle Tucker OF Round Rock Astros
Yadiel Hernandez DH Fresno Nationals

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