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Young Talent Dots Northwest-Pioneer League All-Star Rosters

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The Northwest and Pioneer Leagues will hold their annual all-star game on Aug. 6, and the game's rosters are filled with young talent on both sides. The Diamondbacks in particular are well represented. 

The game will feature five representatives apiece from Hillsboro, the team's affiliate in the short-season Northwest League, and Missoula, the team's affiliate in the Rookie-level Pioneer League. Outfielder Kristian Robinson, who ranks No. 4 in Arizona's system, along with another Top 30 talent in righthander Luis Frias. Shortstop Liover Peguero is the team's top representative from Missoula, and he's joined by four of his teammates. 

Robinson is second in the NWL in both home runs (nine) and OPS (.964), and Peguero's .373 average is second in the Pioneer League. Hillsboro's Luis Frias leads the NWL in strikeouts with an absurd 72 in 49.1 innings, which puts him seven off of the league leader's mark from all of last season. With a month remaining in the year, he should blow past that total. 

Giants fans should be heartened by their team's representatives, who are led by slugging outfielder Franklin Labour. The 21-year-old has swatted 14 home runs this year, and is slashing an excellent .307/.392/.639. The home run total puts him one behind the league leader from 2018. 

The highest 2019 draft pick in the game is Everett's George Kirby, whom the Mariners selected with the 20th overall selection. Kirby, a righthander from Elon, has allowed one earned run in 10 innings this season with the Aquasox. The highest pick from the 2018 draft is Orem DH Jeremiah Jackson, whom the Angels selected in the second round and has swatted a Pioneer League-best 14 home runs. 

Another intriguing player to watch is Dodgers prospect Andy Pages, who is 18 years old and is one of four players in the Pioneer League with 10 home runs and has a 1.004 OPS that ranks fifth on the circuit. 

NORTHWEST LEAGUE

NamePositionTeamMLB Org
PITCHERS
Damon Casetta-StubbsRHPEverettMariners
Kervin CastroRHPSalem-KeizerGiants
Dan DallasLHPTri-CityPadres
Luis FriasRHPHillsboroD-backs
George KirbyRHPEverettMariners
Adam KloffensteinRHPVancouverBlue Jays
Riley McCauleyRHPEugeneCubs
Daniel RobertRHPSpokaneRangers
Marcos TineoRHPHillsboroD-backs
Reagan ToddLHPBoiseRockies
Ricky VanascoRHPSpokaneRangers
Jacob WallaceRHPBoiseRockies
CATCHERS
Ricardo GenoveseCSalem-KeizerGiants
David GarciaCSpokaneRangers
INFIELDERS
Blaine CrimIFSpokaneRangers
Reinaldo IlarrazaIFTri-CityPadres
Steven LeytonIFHillsboroD-backs
Sean RobyIFSalem-KeizerGiants
Yorman RodriguezIFVancouverBlue Jays
Aaron SchunkIFBoiseRockies
Trevor SchwekeIFVancouverBlue Jays
Jake SlaughterIFEugeneCubs
Chase StrumpfIFEugeneCubs
OUTFIELDERS
Fernando KelliOFEugeneCubs
Franklin LabourOFSalem-KeizerGiants
Jesus MarriagaOFHillsboroD-backs
Kristian RobinsonOFHillsboroD-backs
Kellen StrahmOFSpokaneRanger

PIONEER LEAGUE

NamePositionTeamMLB Org
PITCHERS
Anderson BidoRHPGrand JunctionRockies
Liu FuenmayorLHPMissoulaD-backs
Karsen LindellRHPRocky MountainBrewers
Kevin MalisheskiRHPOgdenDodgers
Patrick McGuffRHPMissoulaD-backs
Josh McMinnRHPMissoulaD-backs
Miguel MedranoRHPBillingsReds
Corey MerrillRHPOgdenDodgers
Ramon PinedaRHPGreat FallsWhite Sox
Jake StevensonRHPBillingsReds
Chih-Ting WangLHPIdaho FallsRoyals
Avery WeemsLHPGreat FallsWhite Sox
CATCHERSP
Michael EmodiCIdaho FallsRoyals
Eric YangCBillingsReds
INFIELDERS
Eddy DiazIFGrand JunctionRockies
Clay DunganIFIdaho FallsRoyals
Christian KossIFGrand JunctionRockies
Brandon LewisIFOgdenDodgers
Sam McWilliamsIFOgdenDodgers
Harvin MendozaIFGreat FallsWhite Sox
Liover PegueroIFMissoulaD-backs
OUTFIELDERS
Micah BelloOFRocky MountainBrewers
Tristen CarranzaOFMissoulaD-backs
D'Shawn KnowlesOFOremAngels
Jon LittellOFOgdenDodgers
Andy PagesOFOgdenDodgers
Colin SimpsonOFGrand JunctionRockies
DESIGNATED HITTER
Jeremiah JacksonOFOremAngels
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