In conjunction with the Eastern League, the Harrisburg Senators are pleased to announce that INF/OF Jose Marmolejos, RHP John Simms and C Raudy Read have been named to the Eastern League Western Division All-Star team for Eastern League All-Star Game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, New Hampshire on July 12.
The Senators, which enter play today in fifth place at 33-43, are eight games out of first place in the Western Division. The Senators are looking to end a three-season playoff drought, with their last appearance coming in 2013.
Marmolejos, 24, is hitting .307 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. Jose didn't join the team until May 12, but is tied for the current team lead in home runs and is fourth in runs batted in. He's also scored thirty runs which is second to Alec Keller. He made an immediate impact on the Senators, going five-for-six, five RBIs and a go-ahead two-out grand slam in the ninth inning to beat Erie on May 22. He's considered the #26 prospect according to Baseball America in the Nationals organization.
Simms, 25, is the only starter remaining in the season opening rotation for the Senators. He's in his fifth professional season and the fourth with the Senators. He has been steady at 3-4 with a 3.44 ERA. Prior to the start Wednesday afternoon against Reading, he was 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA over his last three starts. He struck out a season-high eight batters at New Hampshire on June 22. He was the Houston Chronicle's Pitcher of the Year as a junior in high school in 2009.
Read, 23, is in his first season with the Senators and his seventh in the Nationals organization. He's hitting .279 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs. Raudy (pronounced Rowdy) has played in 58 of the Senators 76 games to date. His 33 RBIs are second on the Senators and his 16 doubles lead the team. He hit a one-out two-run home run on Saturday, June 24 at Portland to give the Senators 6-5 lead. He's considered the Nationals #22 prospect according to Baseball America.
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