Kentuckians among MiLB All-Stars


Ben Revere; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

With today’s announcement of the AAA All-Star game rosters each of the full-season Minor Leagues has unveiled its All-Star roster. I’ve listed the Kentucky-related players below on each team with links to the full roster:

International League (AAA)

  • 2B — Chris Valaika — Louisville Bats*
  • LHP — Travis Wood — Louisville Bats

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

  • OF — Brian Bogusevic — Former Lexington Legend — Round Rock

Texas League (AA)

  • RHP — Jordan Lyles — Former Lexington Legend — Corpus Christi
  • 1B — Koby Clemens — Former Lexington Legend — Corpus Christi*

Eastern League (AA)

  • RHP — Trystan Magnuson — UoL — New Hampshire
  • OF — Ben Revere — Lexington Catholic HS — New Britain

Carolina League (High A)

  • RHP — Jose Duran — Former Lexington Legend — Frederick

California League (High A)

  • OF — Jay Austin — Former Lexington Legend — Lancaster

Florida State League (High A)

  • RHP — Joshua Satow — Former Bowling Green Hot Rod — Charlotte
  • RHP — Marquis Fleming — Former Bowling Green Hot Rod — Charlotte
  • LHP — Neil Schenk — Former Bowling Green Hot Rod — Charlotte
  • OF — Isaias Velasquez — Former Bowling Green Hot Rod — Charlotte
  • DH — Henry Wrigley — Former Bowling Green Hot Rod — Charlotte

Midwest League (Low A)

  • RHP — Alexander Colome — Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • RHP — Wilking Rodriguez — Bowling Green Hot Rods

South Atlantic League (Low A)

  • LHP — Robbie Ross — Lexington Christian Academy
  • RHP — Kirk Clark — Lexington Legends
  • 1B — Kody Hinze — Lexington Legends
  • 2B — Jose Altuve — Lexington Legends
  • OF — J. D. Martinez — Lexington Legends
  • 3B — Chris Dominguez — UofL — Augusta

Thursday Links: More Brandon Webb Speculation

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Brandon Webb
Some late links today:
  • Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic lists picking up Brandon Webb’s option as number one on the list of Diamondbacks’ off-season priorities.
  • EKU coach Jason Stein will host his baseball camp on Nov. 1.
  • Dave Perkin of Baseball America answers two Christian Friedrich questions in the California League chat. (subscriber only)
  • You can now buy Louisville Bats game-worn 2009 jerseys.

Friedrich named a top California League prospect

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Christian Friedrich; Photo EKU Sports

Christian Friedrich; Photo EKU Sports

Baseball America named EKU alum and Colorado Rockies farmhand Christian Friedrich the second best prospect in the high A California League Monday. Friedrich was 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 74 innings in the California league, after and early season promotion from the South Atlantic League. Christian ranked second in the minors with 12 strikeouts per nine innings. BA writes: “Rather than blowing away with velocity, as many strikeout artists do, the imposing 6-foot-4 southpaw misses bats with outstanding secondary pitches.” (Read more)