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Midwest League Announces 2018 All-Star Rosters

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This year’s Midwest League all-star game, to be held June 19 in Lansing, Mich., will be fueled by a trio of top Twins prospects that includes shortstop Royce Lewis, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft.

Lewis, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Tuesday with a grand slam, is hitting .294/.343/.422 with four homers and 31 RBIs. He pulled off a rare trick last year by reaching low Class A in the same year he was drafted out of high school.

He’ll be joined in Lansing by outfielder Alex Kirilloff and electric righthander Brusdar Graterol. Kirilloff, who missed all of 2017 with Tommy John surgery, returned this year ready to make up for lost time. His .602 slugging percentage and 11 home runs are the best in the Midwest League.

Graterol popped up on the scene last year with a tremendous showing at Rookie-level Elizabethton, fueled by a fastball that regularly touched triple-digits. He’s whiffed 36 in 25.1 innings this year and is holding the opposition to a .183 average.

Blue Jays shortstop Kevin Vicuna will represent for the home squad. He’s hitting .292/.329/.388 this year with four triples, one home run and 25 RBIs.

Cardinals rising prospect Elehuris Montero, who was highlighted in an edition of Hot Sheet, also gets a nod. His hitability and power have begun to shine through this year with a .311 average and six home runs.

Bowling Green sends a pair of intriguing teammates in second baseman Vidal Brujan, who boasts a .389 on-base percentage, and catcher Ronaldo Hernandez, who has smacked six home runs for the Hot Rods.

Fans of stellar infield defense should pay attention to West Michigan shortstop Cole Peterson, who is easily one of the most talented defenders in the minor leagues.

WESTERN

PITCHERS
Wyatt Marks — RHP, Beloit
Xavier Altamirano — RHP, Beloit
Brusdar Graterol — RHP, Cedar Rapids
Jared Finkel — RHP, Cedar Rapids
Collin Kober — RHP, Clinton
Ryne Inman — RHP, Clinton
Matt Peacock — RHP, Kane County
Jeff Bain — RHP, Kane County
Matt Brill — RHP, Kane County
Bryan Dobzanski — RHP, Peoria
Thomas St. Clair — RHP, Peoria
Parker Mushinski — LHP, Quad Cities
Patrick Sandoval — LHP, Quad Cities
Peter Solomon — RHP, Quad Cities
Dylan File — RHP, Wisconsin

CATCHERS
Payton Henry — Wisconsin
Renae Martinez — Kane County

INFIELDERS
Yariel Gonzalez — 1B, Peoria
Irving Lopez — 2B, Peoria
Elehuris Montero — 3B, Peoria
Royce Lewis — SS, Cedar Rapids
Ryan Costello — INF, Clinton
Trace Loehr — INF, Beloit
Julio Garcia — INF, Burlington
Jazz Chisholm — INF, Kane County
Dennis Ortega — INF, Peoria

OUTFIELDERS
Alex Kirilloff — Cedar Rapids
Jack Larsen — Clinton
Demi Orimoloye — Wisconsin
Austin Beck — Beloit

DESIGNATED HITTER
Torii Hunter — Burlington

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EASTERN DIVISION

PITCHERS
Riley O’Brien — RHP, Bowling Green
Cory Thompson — RHP, Dayton
John Ghyzel — RHP, Dayton
Nick Margevicius — LHP, Fort Wayne
Aaron Leasher — LHP, Fort Wayne
Travis Radke — LHP, Fort Wayne
Andre Scrubb — RHP, Great Lakes
Kyle Nelson — LHP, Lake County
Tommy DeJuneas — RHP, Lake County
Maximo Castillo — RHP, Lansing
Maverik Buffo — RHP, Lansing
Brendan King — RHP, South Bend
Javier Assad — RHP, South Bend
Brandyn Sittinger — RHP, West Michigan

CATCHERS
Miguel Amaya — C, South Bend
Luis Campusano — C, Fort Wayne

INFIELDERS
Jared Young — 1B, South Bend
Kevin Vicuna — 2B, Lansing
Jared Walker — 3B, Great Lakes
Taylor Walls — SS, Bowling Green
Montrell Marshall — INF, Dayton
Vidal Brujan — INF, Bowling Green
Zach Rutherford — INF, Bowling Green
Cole Peterson — INF, West Michigan
Ronaldo Hernandez — INF, Bowling Green

OUTFIELDERS
Stuart Fairchild — Dayton
Moises Gomez — Bowling Green
Will Benson — Lake County
Chavez Young — Lansing

DESIGNATED HITTER
Hendrik Clementina — Dayton

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