State College Spikes catcher Jacob Stallings
has been added to the National League roster for the New York-Penn League All-Star Game at Eastwood Field in Niles, OH on Tuesday. Stallings now joins Spikes outfielder Tyler Gaffney
and infielder D.J. Crumlich
in representing the club and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization at the annual showcase.
Stallings, the Pirates' seventh-round draft choice in 2012 out of North Carolina, has shouldered much of the load behind the plate for the Spikes. The Nashville, TN native has handled the catching chores in 34 of the 51 games for State College this season. Stallings is hitting .268 at the plate with a team-leading 16 doubles and 20 runs batted in this year.
The former Tar Heel earned his spot on the National League squad after Tri-City catcher Jobduan Morales earned promotion to Single-A Lexington.
Gaffney, Crumlich and Stallings are also joined by Spikes outfielder Barrett Barnes on the All-Star roster, but Barnes will be unable to play due to injury
Complete rosters for the game are listed below, with players unable to participate due to injury in italics.
After the All-Star break, the Spikes will head back home to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for a four-game homestand beginning on Wednesday, August 15. Great seats are available for Monday night's game and can be purchased by visiting the Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Box Office, by calling toll-free (877) 99-SPIKES, or by clicking here to buy and print tickets from your home computer.
Catchers: Tyler Heineman (Tri-City), Jesus Montero (Batavia), Jacob Stallings (State College)
First Basemen: Shawn Pleffner (Auburn), Viosergy Rosa (Jamestown)
Second Basemen: Austin Elkins (Tri-City), Breyvic Valera (Batavia)
Shortstops: Roman Quinn (Williamsport), Wes Schill (Auburn)
Third Basemen: D.J. Crumlich (State College), Patrick Wisdom (Williamsport)
Outfielders: Barrett Barnes (State College), Tyler Gaffney (State College), Estarlin Martinez (Auburn), Juancito Martinez (Jamestown), Wander Ramos (Auburn), Jesus Solorzano (Jamestown)
Designated Hitters: Craig Manuel (Auburn), Chris Serritella (Williamsport)
Pitchers: Blake Ford (Tri-City), Brian Holmes (Tri-City), Luis Mateo (Brooklyn), Tyler Melling (Batavia), John Mincone (Brooklyn), Hansel Robles (Brooklyn), Lee Stoppelman (Batavia), Aaron West (Tri-City), Nick Wittgren (Jamestown), Gabriel Ynoa (Brooklyn)
Catchers: Sam Kimmel (Aberdeen), Charlie Valerio (Mahoning Valley)
First Basemen: Matt Snyder (Staten Island), Christian Walker (Aberdeen)
Second Basemen: Chris Bostwick (Vermont), Tommy Coyle (Hudson Valley)
Shortstops: Joel Hutter (Aberdeen), Jared Reaves (Connecticut), Leonardo Reginatto (Hudson Valley)
Third Basemen: Tyler Hanover (Connecticut), Joseph Wendle (Mahoning Valley)
Outfielders: Austin Booker (Vermont), Taylor Dugas (Staten Island), Lucas Herbst (Aberdeen), Joey Rickard (Hudson Valley), Danry Vasquez (Connecticut), John Wooten (Staten Island)
Designated Hitters: Dreily Guerrero (Lowell), Joe Sever (Mahoning Valley)
Pitchers: Jeff Ames (Hudson Valley), Luis DeJesus (Mahoning Valley), Taylor Guerrieri (Hudson Valley), Kristopher Hall (Vermont), Marcus Jensen (Hudson Valley), Jacob Lee (Mahoning Valley), Jose Molina (Hudson Valley), James Pazos (Staten Island), Francisco Taveras (Lowell), Josh Turley (Connecticut)
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.