GENEVA, Ill. - The Midwest League has announced the rosters for the 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, June 18 in South Bend, Ind. at Four Winds Field. Four Cougars players have been selected to represent the Western Division: infielders Blaze Alexander and Buddy Kennedy, outfielder Alek Thomas as well as pitcher Blake Workman. Alexander and Thomas have been selected for the starting lineup.
Thomas will start in the outfield for the Western Division team. As of June 5, he leads the Cougars in multiple categories with five home runs, 24 RBI and 38 runs scored. The 63rd overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft out of Mount Carmel High School in Chicago is currently ranked by MLB.com as the D-backs seventh-best prospect.
Alexander will start at second base for the Western Division team. Currently ranked as the D-backs ninth-best prospect, his 20 RBI sit third overall for the Cougars.
Kennedy currently leads the team with a .317 batting average and is second overall with 22 RBI while Workman has the lead among Cougars pitchers with five saves thus far. Over 26 innings, he has recorded 38 strikeouts with a 1.73 ERA.
About the Kane County Cougars
The Cougars, Class-A Minor League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, have been at the forefront of family-friendly entertainment since 1991. In 2015, the franchise became the first Class-A team in Minor League Baseball history to welcome 11 million fans through the gates. A total of 177 former Cougars have reached the Major Leagues including Miguel Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Kyle Schwarber.
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