STATE COLLEGE - The Brooklyn Cylcones lead the National League with six all-stars, the State College Spikes get three and the nearby Williamsport Crosscutters have five players on the New York-Penn League all-star roster.
The NYPL All-Star game is slated for 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College.
Spikes (Pittsburgh Pirates) on the list include infielder Brock Holt, and pitchers Phillip Irwin and Zach Foster. Holt, the Pirates' ninth-round draft pick is hitting .256 for the Spikes with a team-leading six home runs and 23 RBIs as of August 11. Irwin has a 1-1 record and has allowed just one earned run in his first 22 professional innings, for an ERA of 0.41. Foster is 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA in 13 appearances through August 11.
Williamsport (Philadelphia Phillies) team members are catcher Sebastian Valle, first baseman Francisco Murillo, shortstop Jeremy Barnes, outfielder Leandro Castro and pitcher Austin Hyatt. The Brooklyn Cylcones lead the National League with six all-stars: first baseman Sam Honeck, outfielder Luis Rivera, and catcher Dock Doyle will join pitchers Michael Powers, James Fuller and Mark Cohoon in representing the New York Mets' affiliate. Cyclones manager Pedro Lopez and his coaching staff will also be at the helm of the National League in the game itself.
Vermont will send four players to the game, with infielders Francisco Soriano and Sean Nicol joining pitchers Mitchell Clegg and Evan Bronson in representing the Washington Nationals' affiliate. Batavia (St. Louis Cardinals), Jamestown (Florida Marlins) and Tri-City (Houston Astros) will each have three players on the National League roster.
The American League roster is led by the Staten Island Yankees, with six representatives earning all-star bids. New York-Penn League home run leader and Yankees outfielder Neil Medchill joins teammates Jimmy Paredes, Zoilo Almonte, and DeAngelo Mack as position players on the AL All-Star team. Staten Island pitchers Francisco Rondon and Adam Warren also earned berths in the All-Star Game.
Mahoning Valley (Cleveland Indians), the team with the best record in the New York-Penn League through Aug. 11, also will have five players on the AL squad, with infielder Kyle Smith joining outfielder Jordan Henry and pitchers Corey Burns, Marty Popham and Clayton Cook in making the journey to State College. Mahoning Valley manager Travis Fryman and his coaching staff will also be at the All-Star Game to guide the American League team. Fryman was a five-time participant in the Major League All-Star Game.
Lowell (Boston Red Sox) earned four nods, Oneonta (Detroit Tigers), the current Stedler Division leader, also will send four players. Aberdeen (Baltimore Orioles), Hudson Valley (Tampa Bay Rays) and Auburn (Toronto Blue Jays) each earned three all-star berths.