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IL roster set for July 11 All-Star Game
06/27/2012 12:20 PM ET
The Triple-A All-Star game counts too.

When the International and Pacific Coast League's best ballplayers meet for the 25th annual exhibition on July 11 in Buffalo, N.Y., the winner will earn the right to be the home team for the Triple-A National Championship Game on Sept. 18 in Durham, N.C.

And if the roster revealed Wednesday is any indication, at least one of the two leagues will be well-stocked for success.

The IL squad comprises 30 ballplayers: 13 "elected" by club managers and general managers, media members and through online fan voting; 17 "selected" by the league office; and at least one from each of the 14 clubs. The Pawtucket Red Sox and Charlotte Knights each send a game-high four players to participate, while the hometown Bisons will have three.

The roster not only features members of MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects -- pitcher Matt Harvey (No. 31, Mets), outfielder Starling Marte (No. 32, Pirates) and catcher Ryan Lavarnway (No. 79, Red Sox) -- but also the circuit's more experienced sluggers. Charlotte's Dan Johnson (18 home runs), Syracuse's Corey Brown (17) and Columbus' Matt LaPorta (16), who led his peers in fan voting, will undoubtedly test PCL pitching.

2012 International League All-Star Team
Catchers
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Ryan Lavarnway* C Pawtucket BOS
Josh Phegley C Charlotte CWS
Infielders
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Pedro Florimon SS Rochester MIN
Kevin Frandsen INF Lehigh Valley PHI
Dan Johnson* 1B Charlotte CWS
Ernesto Mejia* 1B Gwinnett ATL
Jim Negrych** INF Syracuse TOR
Cord Phelps* 2B Columbus CLE
Carlos Rivero** INF Syracuse TOR
Outfielders
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Leslie Anderson** OF Durham TB
Corey Brown* OF Syracuse WAS
Russ Canzler OF Columbus CLE
Matt LaPorta* OF Columbus CLE
Starling Marte OF Indianapolis PIT
Valentino Pascucci OF Buffalo NYM
Pitchers
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Chris Bootcheck* RHP Toledo DET
Fernando Cabrera* RHP Buffalo NYM
Juan Cedeno LHP Scranton/WB NYY
Tyler Cloyd* RHP Lehigh Valley PHI
Dane De La Rosa RHP Durham TB
Zach Duke LHP Syracuse WAS
Justin Germano* RHP Pawtucket BOS
Matt Harvey RHP Buffalo NYM
Charles Leesman LHP Charlotte CWS
Rudy Owens LHP Indianapolis PIT
Miguel Socolovich RHP Norfolk BAL
Field Staff
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Mike Sarbaugh Manager Columbus CLE
Arnie Beyerler Coach Pawtucket BOS
Ryne Sandberg Coach Lehigh Valley PHI
Joe Golia Athletic Trainer Buffalo NYM
* indicates a selection via club managers and general managers, media members and through online fan voting.
** Anderson replaces Charlotte outfielder Greg Golson, who was placed on the disabled list on July 2. Negrych and Rivero were named to the team to replace three infielders, Mauro Gomez (Pawtucket), Pedro Ciriaco (Pawtucket) and Jordy Mercer (Pawtucket). Catcher Dioner Navarro (Louisville) and pitchers Jason Berken (Norfolk) and Cory Gearrin (Gwinnett) are no longer participating and have not been replaced.


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