Aramis Ademan, Luis Aquino, and Gustavo Polanco have all been selected to the 2017 Northwest League All-Star Team on Wednesday, July 26th. Ademan has been selected as the starting shortstop for the Northwest League.
This year's Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star Game will be hosted on August 1 at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, Oregon. All-Star Festivities will start on Sunday, July 30 with the free Family Fun Fest sponsored by Intel. Monday will include a free Party at the Park that includes live music and craft beer tasting from cities competing in the All-Star Game. Tuesday, August 1 fans can enjoy the Home Run Derby presented by WSC Insurance starting at 5:15 PM and the 2017 All-Star Game starting at 7:05 PM.
"We are thrilled to have three Emeralds selected to represent the Northwest League in Hillsboro over the All-Star festivities," said Allan Benavides, General Manager of the Eugene Emeralds. "Ademan, Aquino, and Polanco have been integral to our club this season and we cannot wait to see how the team performs over the 2nd half."
Aramis Ademan, the Chicago Cubs' #13 prospect according to MLB.com, is only 18 years old and playing his first season in the United States. The slick fielding shortstop is enjoying a nice stretch over the past few weeks, seeing his average climb up to .276 with a team-leading 4 home runs and 21 runs batted in.
Gustavo Polanco has seen the bulk of the starts at 1st base and Designated Hitter, providing a power bat in the middle of the lineup. Polanco is hitting .289 with 8 doubles and 20 RBI's.
Luis Aquino has emerged as one of the most reliable arms in the Emeralds' bullpen, posting a miniscule 0.48 ERA over 18 2/3 innings pitched, going a perfect 5 for 5 in save opportunities this season
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