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Lindor, Sano headline Midwest All-Stars

Kane County's All-Star Classic to feature arms Bradley, Portillo
June 4, 2012
Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor will lead his Eastern squad into Kane County this month against Twins No. 1 slugger Miguel Sano as the Midwest League detailed its rosters for the 2012 All-Star Classic on Monday afternoon.

Lindor, ranked as the No. 29 overall prospect in baseball by, headlines the Eastern team that also includes three Bowling Green players in the starting lineup: first baseman Jeff Malm, third baseman Tyler Goeddel and outfielder Josh Sale.

West Michigan's Steve Moya (OF) and Dean Green (DH) join Lansing's Kevin Pillar (OF), South Bend's Gerson Montilla (2B) and Fort Wanye catcher Austin Hedges as the rest of the Eastern's starters.

Sano, whose 13 homers top the Midwest League, leads a Western squad that features Peoria's Rafael Lopez (C) and Paul Hoilman (1B), Kane County outfielders Lane Adams and Jorge Bonifacio, Quad Cities' Colin Walsh (DH), Wisconsin's Greg Hopkins (2B), Clinton's Jamal Austin (OF) and Burlinton's Sean Jamieson (OF).

Notable pitchers include Fort Wayne's Adys Portillo, San Diego's No. 16 prospect, 2011 first-round pick Archie Bradley, the D-backs' No. 2 prospect, and Noah Syndergaard, Toronto's top-ranked pitcher, all on the Eastern squad.

Kane County, which will host the game on June 19 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, will send it's field staff to the home team's dugout as manager Brian Buchanan leads the Western Division squad. Lansing's John Tamargo Jr. was selected as the Eastern Division's field manager.

Rosters were selected by team managers, who also nominated players. Below are full rosters for both teams:

Eastern Division
Austin Hedges C Fort Wayne
Jeff Malm 1B Bowling Green
Gerson Montilla 2B South Bend
Tyler Goeddel 3B Bowling Green
Francisco Lindor SS Lake County
Steven Moya OF West Michigan
Kevin Pillar OF Lansing
Josh Sale OF Bowling Green
O'Koyea Dickson* DH Great Lakes
Matt Rice C Bowling Green
Joe Winker INF Great Lakes
Ryan Brett INF Bowling Green
Ryan Wright INF Dayton
Jon Berti INF Lansing
Matt Heml INF South Bend
Jace Peterson INF Fort Wayne
Eugenio Suarez INF West Michigan
Chris Hawkins OF Lansing
Cody Anderson RHP Lake County
Archie Bradley RHP South Bend
Tommy Collier RHP West Michigan
Joe Colon RHP Lake County
Jake Floethe RHP Bowling Green
Frank Garces LHP Fort Wayne
Kable Hogben RHP South Bend
Jarret Martin LHP Great Lakes
Ajay Meyer RHP Lansing
Justin Nicolino LHP Lansing
Jake Partridge LHP Bowling Green
Adys Portillo RHP Fort Wayne
Felipe Rivero LHP Bowling Green
Aaron Sanchez RHP Lansing
Noah Syndergaard RHP Lansing
Michael Torrealba RHP West Michigan
Field Staff
John Tamargo Jr. Manager Lansing
Vince Horsman Pitching Coach Lansing
Kenny Graham Hitting Coach Lansing
James Gardiner Athletic Trainer Lansing
Jason Dowse Strength Coach Lansing
* O'Koyea Dickson of the Great Lakes Loons has been added to the roster to replace the injured Dean Green as the designated hitter.
Western Division
Jairo Rodriguez** C Beloit
Paul Hoilman 1B Peoria
Greg Hopkins 2B Wisconsin
Miguel Sano 3B Beloit
Sean Jamieson SS Burlington
Lane Adams OF Kane County
Jamal Austin OF Clinton
Jorge Bonifacio OF Kane County
Colin Walsh DH Quad Cities
Rafael Neda** C Wisconsin
Jason Rogers INF Wisconsin
Eddie Rosario INF Beloit
Zeke DeVoss INF Peoria
Luis Mateo INF Quad Cities
Kaleb Cowart INF Cedar Rapids
Tyler Grimes INF Beloit
Yadiel Rivera INF Wisconsin
Jhon Goncalves OF Beloit
A.J. Achter RHP Beloit
Kyler Burke LHP Peoria
Seth Frankoff RHP Burlington
Drew Gagnon RHP Wisconsin
Drew Granier RHP Burlington
Tim Griffin RHP Clinton
Seth Harvey RHP Wisconsin
Ty Kelley RHP Cedar Rapids
Matt Ridings** RHP Kane County
Jordan Shipers RHP Clinton
Tommy Toledo RHP Wisconsin
Michael Tonkin RHP Beloit
Stephen Tromblee LHP Cedar Rapids
Jason Wheeler LHP Beloit
Mark Williams RHP Wisconsin
Heath Wyatt RHP Quad Cities
Field Staff
Brian Buchanan Manager Kane County
Jim Brower Pitching Coach Kane County
Julio Bruno Hitting Coach Kane County
Mark Kreiser Athletic Trainer Kane County
David Kathmann Strength Coach Kane County
** Kane County pitcher Matt Ridings has been named to replace teammate Nick Graffeo after Graffeo was promoted to Class A Advanced Wilmington. Juan Castillo moves from reserve to starter and Beloit catcher Jairo Rodriguez has been added as a reserve to replace injured Peoria catcher Rafael Lopez. Daniel Mateo of Kane County has been named to replace injured Eddie Rosario of Beloit. Due to an injury to starting catcher Juan Castillo, reserve catcher Jairo Rodriguez of Beloit is now the starter and Wisconsin's Rafael Neda has been added as reserve catcher.

Danny Wild is an editor for