BURLINGTON, VT --- Lake Monsters infielders Nate Mondou, Eli White, Miguel Mercedes and pitcher Xavier Altamirano have been chosen to represent Vermont in the 2016 New York-Penn League All-Star Game taking place at Hudson Valley on Tuesday, August 16th, the New York-Penn League announced today with the release of the full rosters.
Former Lake Monsters outfielder Luis Barrera was also selected to play in the game, but was promoted to the Single-A Beloit Snappers last Friday. Despite his promotion, Barrera is still currently tied with White for the fourth-best batting average in the NY-Penn League at .321, while Mondou is second in the league with a .368 average and currently has the longest consecutive on base streak in the league at 29 straight games.
A recent slump has dropped Mercedes out of the top 10 in hitting, but he is second in the league with eight home runs including a Lake Monsters record with one home run in three straight games July 24-26 at Tri-City. Before allowing five earned runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in his last start on August 7th, Altamirano was among the top three in league ERA and WHIP after allowing just three earned runs in 36 1/3 innings over his first eight appearances (0.99 ERA).
The 2016 All-Star Game will be played at Dutchess Stadium in Poughkeepsie, New York.