Balaguert among Northwest All-Stars

Everett sending seven to North squad for Aug. 6 showdown

D.J. Peterson leads the league in homers, but has been promoted. (Shari Sommerfeld/

By Danny Wild / | July 25, 2013 6:43 PM ET

The Northwest League All-Star Game will return to Everett for the first time since 2004, and for AquaSox fans, it will have a decidedly hometown feeling.

The host team will send seven players to the midsummer classic on Aug. 6 as the league revealed rosters for the North and South Divisions on Thursday. At least seven in name -- league home run leader D.J. Peterson, the Mariners' first-round pick in last month's Draft, earned a starting spot on the team but was recently promoted to Class A Clinton.

"I would like to congratulate each of the All-Stars on this well-deserved honor. We are very excited to showcase the top players in our league in this year's game," said Northwest League president Mike Ellis. "We look forward to putting on a great show for all of our fans in Everett."

With or without Peterson, the game's rosters feature the league leaders in most every statistical category. Spokane's Chris Garia, the league's leader in runs scored (27) and stolen bases (16) highlights the North's starting outfield, while five Vancouver Canadians were selected as starters, including first-half batting champion Mike Reeves and L.B. Dantzler.

On the pitching side, the top three starters in the league by ERA will headline the North staff, with Jeremy Gabryszwski and Eric Brown of Vancouver joined by Everett's Lars Huijer. Tri-City's Trent Daniel, the circuit's leader in saves with nine, will anchor the North's bullpen. Everett and Vancouver have the most All-Stars on the North squad with eight and seven respectively, while Spokane and Tri-City each have five.

The South team will be led by a trio of tough Boise hitters. First baseman Jacob Rogers (.299, 5 HR, 27 RBIs), second baseman Daniel Lockhart (.311, 16 RBIs) and designated hitter Yasiel Balaguert, who leads the league in RBIs with 27, will feature prominently in the starting lineup alongside teammate Lance Rymel, three Salem-Keizer players and a player each from Hillsboro and Eugene. In total Salem-Keizer leads the South squad with nine All-Stars, followed by Boise with eight and Eugene and Hillsboro with four each.

The South pitching staff is headlined by Andrew Leenhouts (5-1) of Salem-Keizer, Boise's James Pugliese and Eugene's Erik Schoenrock. The bullpen features the South Division's leader in saves with seven, Salem-Keizer's Raymundo Montero and Hillsboro's Will Locante, who boasts a .161 batting average against.

The rosters for both teams are below, with starters in bold:

South Division All-Stars
Player Position Team Org
Jimmy Barsoban RHP Eugene Padres
Tyler Bremer RHP Boise Cubs
Dan Gibson LHP Hillsboro D-backs
Chris Johnson RHP Salem-Keizer Giants
Andrew Leenhouts LHP Salem-Keizer Giants
Will Locante LHP Hillsboro D-backs
Raymundo Montero RHP Salem-Keizer Giants
James Pugliese RHP Boise Cubs
Erik Schoenrock LHP Eugene Padres
Jake Smith RHP Salem-Keizer Giants
Gino Escalante C Salem-Keizer Giants
Lance Rymel C Boise Cubs
Brandon Bednar INF Salem-Keizer Giants
David Bote INF Boise Cubs
Sam Eberle INF Salem-Keizer Giants
Dan Lockhart INF Boise Cubs
Jacob Rogers INF Boise Cubs
Trae Santos INF Eugene Padres
Jeremy Sy INF Salem-Keizer Giants
Yasiel Balaguert OF Boise Cubs
Shawon Dunston Jr. OF Boise Cubs
Zach Esquerra OF Hillsboro D-backs
Tyler Hollick OF Salem-Keizer Giants
Yogey Perez-Ramos OF Hillsboro D-backs
Ronnie Richardson OF Eugene Padres
Field staff (from Boise)
Gary Van Tol, Manager 
Bill Buckner, Hitting Coach 
Jonathan Fierro, Head Athletic Trainer 

North Division All-Stars
Player Position Team Org
Aaron Brooks RHP Everett Mariners
Eric Brooks RHP Spokane Rangers
Eric Brown LHP Vancouver Blue Jays
Trent Daniel LHP Tri-City Rockies
Jeremy Gabryszwski RHP Vancouver Blue Jays
Lars Huijer RHP Everett Mariners
Johendir Jiminian RHP Tri-City Rockies
David Ledbetter RHP Spokane Rangers
Jose Valdivia RHP Everett Mariners
Ryan Warner RHP Tri-City Rockies
Mike Reeves C Vancouver Blue Jays
Carlton Tanabe C Everett Mariners
Janluis Castro INF Spokane Rangers
L.B. Dantzler INF Vancouver Blue Jays
Jordan Leyland INF Vancouver Blue Jays
Alex Mehrten INF Tri-City Rockies
DJ Peterson INF Everett Mariners
Jack Reinheimer INF Everett Mariners
Justin Seager INF Everett Mariners
Dickie Thon INF Vancouver Blue Jays
Kevin Torres INF Spokane Rangers
Sean Dwyer OF Tri-City Rockies
Chris Garia OF Spokane Rangers
Brenden Kalfus OF Vancouver Blue Jays
Ian Parmley OF Vancouver Blue Jays
Field staff (from Everett)
Rob Mummau, manager
Rich Dorman, pitching coach
Rafael Santo Domingo, hitting coach
Spyder Webb, head athletic trainer
Taylor Nakamura, performance specialist

The 2013 NWL All-Star Game presented by Tulalip Resort Casino is the league's first since 2004. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. on Aug. 6. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. for the pregame festivities, which include All-Star Fan Fest, made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County TPA Fund, and the NWL Home Run Derby, presented by Safeco Insurance.  

Tickets to the 2013 NWL All-Star Game are on sale now online at, over the phone or in person at the AquaSox offices. For more information on all of the All-Star events, please call 425-258-3673 or visit

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

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