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Midwest League names All-Star teams
Speedy Smith, powerful Coulter to bolster Eastern, Western lineups
06/04/2014 1:05 PM ET
Mallex Smith was a fifth-round pick by the Padres in the 2012 Draft out of Santa Fe (Florida) College. (Emily Jones/MiLB.com)

Call it another feather in his TinCap.

Fort Wayne outfielder and current Minor League stolen base leader Mallex Smith will headline the 50th Midwest League All-Star Classic as the rosters were announced Wednesday for the event to be held June 17 at West Michigan's Fifth Third Ballpark.

The 21-year-old outfielder leads all Minor Leaguers by a wide margin with 42 steals through 54 games with the Padres' Class A affiliate. His closest competition is Great Lakes outfielder Malcolm Holland with 27. Smith owns a .296/.396/.385 slash line with the TinCaps and will start in the outfield for the Eastern All-Star team in two weeks. He is repeating a level after batting .262 with a .707 OPS and league-best 84 steals with Fort Wayne in 2013.

The Western order will have plenty of offense itself, thanks to Brewers No. 11 prospect Clint Coulter. The 20-year-old catcher will start at DH after leading the league in home runs (10) and ranking second in RBIs (41), slugging percentage (.551) and OPS (.978). He will be joined in the Western starting lineup by Beloit outfielder Boog Powell, who leads the circuit with a .340 average.

Lake County right-hander and ERA leader Robbie Aviles (1.45) will head the Eastern pitching staff that also includes Twins No. 4 prospect and 2013 fourth overall pick Kohl Stewart (1-2, 2.76 ERA) of Cedar Rapids. West Michigan's Buck Farmer and Austin Kubitza, who rank first and second in the league with 74 and 68 strikeouts respectively, will return home and lead a Eastern pitching staff that features only right-handers.

Here's the rest of the Midwest League All-Star teams:

2014 MIDWEST LEAGUE EASTERN DIVISION ALL-STARS
STARTERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Kyle Farmer C Great Lakes LAD
Matt Dean 1B Lansing TOR
Kean Wong 2B Bowling Green TB
Mitch Nay 3B Lansing TOR
Andrew Velazquez SS South Bend ARI
Granden Goetzman OF Bowling Green TB
Mallex Smith OF Fort Wayne SD
Joey Curletta OF Great Lakes LAD
George Roberts DH South Bend ARI
RESERVES      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Eric Haase C Lake County CLE
Daniel Palka INF South Bend ARI
Javier Betancourt INF West Michigan DET
Marty Herum INF South Bend ARI
Carlton Daal INF Dayton CIN
Derrick Loveless OF Lansing TOR
Wynton Bernard OF West Michigan DET
PITCHERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Robbie Aviles RHP Lake County CLE
Jonathon Crawford RHP West Michigan DET
Jake Faria RHP Bowling Green TB
Buck Farmer RHP West Michigan DET
Tayron Guerrero RHP Fort Wayne SD
Ismael Guillon LHP Dayton CIN
Ian Kendall RHP Bowling Green TB
Austin Kubitza RHP West Michigan DET
Will Locante LHP South Bend ARI
Joe Mantiply LHP West Michigan DET
Jordan Milbrath RHP Lake County CLE
Griffin Murphy LHP Lansing TOR
Nick Mutz RHP Fort Wayne SD
Mark Pope RHP Great Lakes LAD
Sal Romano RHP Dayton CIN
Ryne Stanek RHP Bowling Green TB
Nick Travieso RHP Dayton CIN
FIELD STAFF      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Andrew Graham Manager West Michigan DET
Mike Henneman Pitching Coach West Michigan DET
Nelson Santovenia Hitting Coach West Michigan DET
T.J. Obergefell Trainer West Michigan DET
Jeff Mathers Strength Coach West Michigan DET
South Bend Silver Hawks players Steve McQuail, Joe Munoz and Adam Miller will not participate due to injury or promotion.

 

2014 MIDWEST LEAGUE WESTERN DIVISION ALL-STARS
STARTERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Marcus Littlewood C Clinton SEA
Eric Aguilera 1B Burlington ANA
Kody Eaves 2B Burlington ANA
Taylor Brennan 3B Wisconsin MIL
Jack Reinheimer SS Clinton SEA
Boog Powell OF Beloit OAK
Ronald Castillo OF Peoria STL
Brett Phillips OF Quad Cities HOU
Clint Coulter DH Wisconsin MIL
RESERVES      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Carson Kelly C Peoria STL
Luis Baez INF Beloit OAK
Chan-Jong Moon INF Quad Cities HOU
Bryan Haar INF Cedar Rapids MIN
Jordan Hankins INF Kane County CHC
Juan Herrera INF Peoria STL
C.J. McElroy Jr. OF Peoria STL
PITCHERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Barrett Astin RHP Wisconsin MIL
Andres Avila RHP Beloit OAK
Paul Blackburn RHP Kane County CHC
Tyler Brunnemann RHP Quad Cities HOU
Harrison Cooney RHP Burlington ANA
Edwin Diaz RHP Clinton SEA
Kyle Finnegan RHP Beloit OAK
Preston Gainey RHP Wisconsin MIL
Yorman Landa RHP Cedar Rapids MIN
Zach Loraine RHP Peoria STL
Garrett Nuss RHP Burlington ANA
Emilio Pagan RHP Clinton SEA
Chris Perry RHP Peoria STL
Arturo Reyes RHP Peoria STL
Kohl Stewart RHP Cedar Rapids MIN
Taylor Williams RHP Wisconsin MIL
FIELD STAFF      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Omar Lopez Manager Quad Cities HOU
Dave Borkowski Pitching Coach Quad Cities HOU
Joel Chimelis Hitting Coach Quad Cities HOU
Michael Rendon Trainer Quad Cities HOU
James McNichol Strength Coach Quad Cities HOU
Kane County players Will Remillard and Jose Arias were first team selections, but are unavailable due to injury or promotion.

Sam Dykstra is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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