Lux, Carlson Power Texas League All-Stars

Image credit: Gavin Lux (Photo by John Williamson)

The Texas League has announced its all-star field, and the group is littered with Top 100 talent. The game will be played on June 25 at Hodgetown, the brand-new home of the Amarillo Sod Poodles.

The North is led by two of the Dodgers’ top prospects: shortstop Gavin Lux and catcher Keibert Ruiz. Ruiz checks in at No. 18 on the latest iteration of the Top 100 and is followed closely by Lux at No. 22.

Lux’s 13 home runs are tied for the league lead, and his .891 OPS is third on the circuit. Ruiz hasn’t had the greatest season, numbers-wise, but is holding his own in the Texas League as a 20-year-old. 

Springfield’s Dylan Carlson opened the season as the league’s fourth-youngest player (the youngest non-Padres prospect) and has thrived. His .875 OPS is fourth in the league, and his nine home runs this year are just two off his season total for all of 2018. 

Arkansas outfielder Jake Fraley, whom the Mariners acquired from the Rays in the Mike Zunino deal last offseason, has picked up where he left off in 2018. His .946 OPS is the league’s second-best, as is his .555 slugging percentage. 

There should also be plenty of action on the basepaths with the inclusion of three of the league’s top four base burglars (Khalil LeeD.J. Burt and Dairon Blanco) on the rosters.

On the pitching side, expect a little bit of smoke down in Texas.

Dodgers righthander Dustin May (No. 43 on the Top 100) is the best prospect among both teams’ staffs and has racked up 67 strikeouts in 65.1 innings with Tulsa. 

He’s backed up by Arkansas’ Justin Dunn, who came over from the Mets in the offseason megadeal that sent Edwin Diaz(^) and Robinson Cano to New York. The righthander’s 72 strikeouts are second in the league, right behind Springfield lefty and fellow all-star Austin Warner.

Once the bullpens come into play, keep your eyes peeled for Corpus Christi righthander Carlos Sanabria and Frisco flamethrower Emmanuel Clase, each of whom are capable of putting triple-digits on the radar gun. 


Name Position Team MLB Org
Jack Anderson RHP Arkansas Mariners
Nabil Crismatt RHP Arkansas Mariners
Justin Dunn RHP Arkansas Mariners
Gerson Garabito RHP NW Arkansas Royals
Ofreidy Gomez RHP NW Arkansas Royals
Conner Greene RHP NW Arkansas Royals
Dustin May RHP Tulsa Dodgers
Darren McCaughan RHP Arkansas Mariners
Ricardo Sanchez LHP Arkansas Mariners
Shea Spitzbarth RHP Tulsa Dodgers
Austin Warner LHP Springfield Cardinals
Joseph Odom C Arkansas Mariners
Keibert Ruiz C Tulsa Dodgers
D.J Burt 3B NW Arkansas Royals
Gabriel Cancel 2B NW Arkansas Royals
Gavin Lux SS Tulsa Dodgers
Zach McKinstry 2B Tulsa Dodgers
Chris Parmelee 1B Tulsa Dodgers
Cristian Santana 3B Tulsa Dodgers
Evan White 1B Arkansas Mariners
Dylan Carlson OF Springfield Cardinals
Jake Fraley OF Arkansas Mariners
Khalil Lee OF NW Arkansas Royals
Cody Thomas OF Tulsa Dodgers


Name Position Team MLB Org
Bryan Abreu RHP Corpus Christi Astros
Edgar Arredondo RHP Frisco Rangers
Emmanuel Clase RHP Frisco Rangers
Kyle Finnegan RHP Midland Athletics
Brian Howard RHP Midland Athletics
James Jones LHP Frisco Rangers
Colin McKee RHP Corpus Christi Astros
Travis Radke LHP Amarillo Padres
Emmanuel Ramirez RHP Amarillo Padres
Carlos Sanabria RHP Corpus Christi Astros
Walker Weickel RHP Amarillo Padres
Collin Theroux C Midland Athletics
Luis Torrens C Amarillo Padres
Ivan Castillo 2B Amarillo Padres
Charles Leblanc 2B Frisco Rangers
Owen Miller SS Amarillo Padres
Kyle Overstreet 1B Amarillo Padres
Juremi Profar 3B Frisco Rangers
Abraham Toro 3B Corpus Christi Astros
Mikey White 3B Midland Athletics
Luis Barrera OF Midland Athletics
Dairon Blanco OF Midland Athletics
Greg Deichmann OF Midland Athletics
Edward Olivares OF Amarillo Padres

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