BETHANCOURT, ORF NAMED TO 2018 PCL TRIPLE-A ALL-STAR TEAM

Catcher Christian Bethancourt and Infielder Nate Orf Will Represent the Sky Sox in Columbus, Ohio At Triple-A All-Star Game

By Shane Philipps / Colorado Springs Sky Sox | June 28, 2018 2:58 PM

The Pacific Coast League revealed its 2018 All-Star team for the 2018 Huntington Bank Triple-A All-Star Game presented by Gildan taking place on Wednesday, July 11 at Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. Colorado Springs players participating in the 31st Triple-A mid-summer classic are catcher Christian Bethancourt and infielder Nate Orf . The roster is made up of 13 elected players who have received the most votes from ballots submitted by club's field managers and general managers, members of the media and broadcasters, and online fan voting. The elected players are joined by 20 additional All-Stars selected by Pacific Coast League officials.

"We are proud to see these two represent Colorado Springs and the talented Milwaukee Brewers organization as All-Stars this year," said Sky Sox General Manager Chris Phillips. "Along with their teammates, they have brought outstanding baseball to Security Service Field and fans should expect great things to come from them as well as the rest of the 2018 Sky Sox as we chase our third PCL championship."

 

Bethancourt, in his first season with the Brewers since signing as a free agent on January 8, 2018, was elected and will be representing Colorado Springs as the Pacific Coast League starting catcher. Bethancourt has been named a mid-season All-Star twice in 2012 and 2013 while with Double-A Mississippi (Braves) in the Southern League along with being a MiLB.com Organization All-Star for three straight seasons from 2012 to 2014 in Atlanta's organization. The Panama native is currently batting .302 over 56 games with a .342 on-base percentage and currently leads the Sky Sox squad in home runs (11) and RBI (38). Defensively, he has caught a league second-best 43 games and holds a .989 fielding percentage.

 

Orf, in his fifth full season with Milwaukee after signing as a non-drafted free agent on June 14, 2013 out of Baylor University, was selected and will be representing the Sky Sox as an All-Star reserve infielder. This marks the Missouri native's first career selection as a mid-season All-Star. The two-time MiLB.com organization All-Star is currently leading the team in hits (76), runs (48), doubles (16), walks (33), and hit-by-pitch (15) and second in games played (70), RBI (37), and total bases (110). Overall, he is batting .298 with a .404 on-base percentage and is third in the league in stolen bases (18). Defensively, Orf has appeared in 35 games at second base, seven at third base, 22 at shortstop, and four in the outfield while only recording four errors total.

 

The Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised live on MLB Network on Wednesday, July 11 when the PCL will look to claim their second consecutive All-Star victory after last season's 6-4 triumph at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. 

 

The announcing team of Scott BraunCliff FloydJonathan Mayo, and Alexa Datt will bring the action to viewers nationwide beginning at 7 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. MDT. The game also will be available to MiLB.TV subscribers live online at MiLB.com via the MiLB First Pitch mobile app for supported devices. Channel listings and more information on MLB Network can be found at the official website, MLBNetwork.com. The radio broadcast will also be carried live on all 30 of the Triple-A flagship stations.

 

Tickets to the 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game at Huntington Park in Columbus can be purchased at CLIPPERSBASEBALL.COM.

 

The full list of the 2018 Pacific Coast League All-Star Team is below.

 

 

2018 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM
As of June 28, 2018

 

PLAYERS ELECTED

C Christian Bethancourt Colorado Springs Sky Sox Milwaukee Brewers

1B A.J. Reed Fresno Grizzlies Houston Astros

2B Eric Campbell New Orleans Baby Cakes Miami Marlins

3B J.D. Davis Fresno Grizzlies Houston Astros

SS Chase d'Arnaud Sacramento River Cats San Francisco Giants

OF Jabari Blash Salt Lake Bees Los Angeles Angels

OF Socrates Brito Reno Aces Arizona Diamondbacks

OF Mike Tauchman Albuquerque Isotopes Colorado Rockies

DH Frank Schwindel Omaha Storm Chasers Kansas City Royals

SP Dakota Hudson Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals

SP Manny Banuelos Oklahoma City Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers

RP R.J. Alvarez Round Rock Express Texas Rangers

RP Pat Venditte Oklahoma City Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers

 

PLAYERS SELECTED

C Rocky Gale Oklahoma City Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers

C Garrett Stubbs Fresno Grizzlies Houston Astros

INF Josh Fuentes Albuquerque Isotopes Colorado Rockies

INF Nick Martini Nashville Sounds Oakland Athletics

INF Nate Orf Colorado Springs Sky Sox Milwaukee Brewers

INF Luis Urias El Paso Chihuahuas San Diego Padres

INF Patrick Wisdom Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals

OF Zach Borenstein Las Vegas 51s New York Mets

OF Kyle Tucker Fresno Grizzlies Houston Astros

OF Alex Verdugo Oklahoma City Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers

P Shawn Armstrong Tacoma Rainiers Seattle Mariners

P Alberto Baldonado Iowa Cubs Chicago Cubs

P Zac Gallen New Orleans Baby Cakes Miami Marlins

P D.J. Johnson Albuquerque Isotopes Colorado Rockies

P Brett Kennedy El Paso Chihuahuas San Diego Padres

P James Naile Nashville Sounds Oakland Athletics

P Trevor Oaks Omaha Storm Chasers Kansas City Royals

P Daniel Poncedeleon Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals

P Tyler Rogers Sacramento River Cats San Francisco Giants

P Bobby Wahl Nashville Sounds Oakland Athletics

 

STAFF:

Manager Marty Pevey Iowa Cubs Chicago Cubs

Coach Dyar Miller Fresno Grizzlies Houston Astros

Coach Geno Petralli Round Rock Express Texas Rangers

Trainer Brad LaRosa Nashville Sounds Oakland Athletics

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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