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MWL unveils All-Star Game rosters
Hot Rods send team-record nine to Midsummer Classic
06/05/2013 5:40 PM ET
Robert Stephenson of host Dayton leads the Midwest League in strikeouts.
Robert Stephenson of host Dayton leads the Midwest League in strikeouts. (Great Lakes Loons)

George H. Spelius, President of the Midwest League, announced the league's 2013 All-Star Game rosters Wednesday. The All-Stars were nominated and selected by the circuit's field managers. The Dayton Dragons are hosting the 2013 MWL Summer All-Star Classic on June 18th at Fifth Third Field.

The Western Division will be looking for revenge after suffering an 18-2 defeat in last year's showdown in Kane County.

Bowling Green (Rays) led the way with nine selections, the most in team history. The Hot Rods will contribute three starters, two reserves and four pitchers to the Eastern squad. Bowling Green's staff ranks second in the league with a 3.31 ERA.

In the Western Division, first-place Cedar Rapids (Twins) has eight All-Stars, including 19-year-old Byron Buxton, the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft. Buxton leads the league in on-base percentage (.435), ranks second in batting (.333) and slugging (.545), and is fourth on the circuit with 26 stolen bases. The only player picked in front of Buxton last June, Astros prospect Carlos Correa of Quad Cities, also makes the Western squad as the starting shortstop.

Beloit and Kane County feature six All-Stars apiece in the West, including Cougars designated hitter Rock Shoulders, who has hit a league-leading 12 home runs. Fort Wayne and host Dayton have five players each on the Eastern roster. Dragons starter Robert Stephenson is among them after notching a league-best 77 strikeouts thus far.

Eastern Division All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Luke Maile* C Bowling Green TB
Dane Phillips C Fort Wayne SD
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Jeff Holm* 1B West Michigan DET
Christian Lopes* 2B Lansing TOR
Gustavo Pierre* 3B Lansing TOR
Leonardo Reginatto* SS Bowling Green TB
Tyler Ogle*^^ DH Great Lakes LAD
Tommy Coyle INF Bowling Green TB
Brandon Drury INF South Bend ARI
Tyler Goeddel INF Bowling Green TB
Luis Tejeda INF Fort Wayne SD
Devon Travis INF West Michigan DET
Zach Vincej INF Dayton CIN
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Andrew Toles* OF Bowling Green TB
Jesse Winker* OF Dayton CIN
Logan Vick* OF Lake County CLE
Alex Glenn^^ OF South Bend ARI
Dalton Pompey OF Lansing TOR
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Wil Browning RHP Lansing TOR
Alejandro Chacin^^^ RHP Dayton CIN
Drew Cisco RHP Dayton CIN
Jesse Darrah RHP South Bend ARI
Dylan Floro RHP Bowling Green TB
Carlos Frias RHP Great Lakes LAD
Louis Head RHP Lake County CLE
R.J. Hively RHP South Bend ARI
Ben Klimesh^^^ RHP Dayton CIN
Reinaldo Lopez RHP Bowling Green TB
Sean Lucas^^^ LHP Dayton CIN
Roman Madrid RHP Fort Wayne SD
Sal Romano RHP Dayton CIN
Joe Ross RHP Fort Wayne SD
Brandon Sinnery RHP South Bend ARI
Jose Valdez RHP West Michigan DET
Daniel Watts^^ LHP South Bend ARI
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Jose Nieves Manager Dayton CIN
Tony Fossas Pitching Dayton CIN
Alex Pelaez Hitting Dayton CIN
Tyler Steele Trainer Dayton CIN
Morgan Gregory Strength Dayton CIN
Aaron Faucett Med Liaison Dayton CIN

* denotes starter

Western Division All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Bruce Maxwell* C Beloit OAK
Tyler Marlette C Clinton SEA
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Dalton Hicks* 1B Cedar Rapids MIN
Jorge Polanco* 2B Cedar Rapids MIN
Renato Nunez* 3B Beloit OAK
Carlos Correa* SS Quad Cities HOU
Dan Vogelbach* DH Kane County CHC
Travis Harrison INF Cedar Rapids MIN
Matt Olson INF Beloit OAK
Rock Shoulders DH Kane County CHC
Breyvic Valera INF Peoria STL
Jacob Wilson INF Peoria STL
Niko Goodrum** INF Cedar Rapids MIN
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Byron Buxton* OF Cedar Rapids MIN
Adam Brett Walker* OF Cedar Rapids MIN
Dario Pizzano* OF Clinton SEA
Jamari Henry OF Clinton SEA
Bijan Rademacher** OF Kane County CHC
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Raul Alcantara RHP Beloit OAK
Jose Berrios RHP Cedar Rapids MIN
Austin Blaski^^ RHP Wisconsin MIL
Ryan Crowley LHP Burlington LAA
Nathan Dorris LHP Kane County CHC
Ryan Dull RHP Beloit OAK
Ryan Gibbard RHP Wisconsin MIL
Steve Gruver^ LHP Cedar Rapids MIN
Jordan Jankowski RHP Quad Cities HOU
Alex Keudell RHP Burlington LAA
Damien Magnifico RHP Wisconsin MIL
Lance McCullers RHP Quad Cities HOU
Feliz Pena** RHP Kane County CHC
Tyler Pike LHP Clinton SEA
Tayler Scott RHP Kane County CHC
Dylan Unsworth RHP Clinton SEA
Michael Ynoa RHP Beloit OAK
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Matt Erickson Manager Wisconsin MIL
Dave Chavarria Pitching Wisconsin MIL
Dusty Rhodes Hitting Wisconsin MIL
Jeff Paxson Trainer Wisconsin MIL
Christian Polega Strength Wisconsin MIL

* denotes starter
** denotes player is currently on disabled list
^ Steven Gruver replaced Cedar Rapids right-hander Tyler Duffey on June 6 after Duffey's promotion to Fort Myers.
^^ On June 10, the following changes were announced for the Eastern All-Stars: South Bend's Daniel Watts replaced Great Lakes' Jharel Cotton, who was promoted to Chattanooga; Great Lakes' Tyler Ogle replaced Fort Wayne's Jeremy Baltz as the starting designated hitter, as Baltz is injured. South Bend's Alex Glenn replaces Baltz on the roster. On the Western Division roster, Wisconsin's Austin Blaski replaces Peoria's Tyrell Jenkins due to Jenkins' injury.
^^^On June 14, the following changes were announced for the Eastern All-Stars: Dayton pitcher Sean Lucas replaces injured teammate Robert Stephenson; Dayton pitcher Alejandro Chacin replaces Bowling Green's Jeff Ames; Dayton's Ben Klimesh replaces Bowling Green's Taylor Guerrieri

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