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New York-Penn picks All-Star rosters

First-rounder Barnes selected for NL squad, Guerrieri leads AL
August 8, 2012
The National League side will be without two of its strongest first-half performers at next Tuesday's New York-Penn League All-Star game, which is exacerbated by this fact: The American League will sport power-armed pitcher Taylor Guerrieri.

The Class A Short-Season circuit released its rosters for the eighth annual exhibition, which will be hosted by the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.

State College outfielder Barrett Barnes (Pirates), the 45th overall pick in June's Draft, and Batavia catcher Jesus Montero (Cardinals) were selected to represent the NL but are currently overcoming injuries.

Among those who will help pick up the slack: Tri-City's Andrew Aplin (Astros), who was sporting a 1.000 OPS through 43 games, and Batavia second baseman Breyvic Valera, who is third in the league in batting with a .332 mark.

Hudson Valley right-hander Guerrieri, the Rays' first-round draftee in 2011, leads the AL's pitching staff. He has yet to earn his first pro win but, through seven outings, has compiled a 1.24 ERA and a 25-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Fellow Renegades starter Jeff Ames (3-0, 1.85 ERA) and Mahoning Valley's Luis DeJesus (4-0, 1.41) will also pose a challenge on the pitching rubber.

Twenty-eight players representing were selected to participate on the American League squad. The NL has 30 on its roster to account for Barnes and Montero.

American League All-Stars
Position Players
Sam Kimmel C Aberdeen BAL
Charlie Valerio C Mahoning Valley CLE
Matt Snyder 1B Staten Island NYY
Christian Walker 1B Aberdeen BAL
Christopher Bostwick 2B Vermont OAK
Thomas Coyle 2B Hudson Valley TB
Tyler Hanover 3B Connecticut DET
Joseph Wendle 3B Mahoning Valley CLE
Joel Hutter SS Aberdeen BAL
Jared Reaves SS Connecticut DET
Leonardo Reginatto SS Hudson Valley TB
Austin Booker OF Vermont OAK
Taylor Dugas OF Staten Island NYY
Lucas Herbst OF Aberdeen BAL
Joey Rickard OF Hudson Valley TB
Danry Vasquez OF Connecticut DET
John Wooten OF Vermont OAK
Dreily Guerrero DH Lowell BOS
Joe Sever DH Mahoning Valley CLE
Jeff Ames RHP Hudson Valley TB
Luis DeJesus RHP Mahoning Valley CLE
Taylor Guerrieri RHP Hudson Valley TB
Kristopher Hall RHP Vermont OAK
Jacob Lee RHP Mahoning Valley CLE
Jose Molina LHP Hudson Valley TB
James Pazos LHP Staten Island NYY
Francisco Taveras LHP Lowell BOS
Josh Turley LHP Connecticut DET
Field Staff
Ted Kubiak Manager Mahoning Valley CLE
Tony Mansolino Coach Mahoning Valley CLE
Greg Hibbard Coach Mahoning Valley CLE
National League All-Stars
Position Players
Tyler Heineman C Tri-City HOU
Jobduan Morales C Tri-City HOU
Jesus Montero* C Batavia STL
Jacob Stallings C State College PIT
Shawn Pleffner 1B Auburn WAS
Viosergy Rosa 1B Jamestown MIA
Austin Elkins 2B Tri-City HOU
Breyvic Valera 2B Batavia STL
D.J. Crumlich 3B State College PIT
Patrick Wisdom 3B Batavia STL
Roman Quinn SS Williamsport PHI
Wes Schill SS Auburn WAS
Barrett Barnes* OF State College PIT
Tyler Gaffney OF State College PIT
Estarlin Martinez OF Auburn WAS
Juancito Martinez OF Jamestown MIA
Wander Ramos OF Auburn WAS
Jesus Solorzano OF Jamestown MIA
Craig Manuel DH Auburn WAS
Chris Serritella DH Williamsport PHI
Blake Ford RHP Tri-City HOU
Brian Holmes LHP Tri-City HOU
Luis Mateo RHP Brooklyn NYM
Tyler Melling LHP Batavia STL
John Mincone LHP Brooklyn NYM
Aaron West RHP Tri-City HOU
Nick Wittgren RHP Jamestown MIA
Lee Stoppelman LHP Batavia STL
Gabriel Ynoa RHP Brooklyn NYM
Hansel Robles RHP Brooklyn NYM
Field Staff
Angel Espada Manager Jamestown MIA
Rick Arena Coach Jamestown MIA
Brendan Sagara Coach Jamestown MIA
* Player will not participate due to injury.

Umpires: Clayton Hamm, Sam Vogt, Blake Carnahan, Tim Hromada, Jorge Teran and Brian Peterson

Andrew Pentis is a contributor to Follow him on Twitter at AndrewMiLB.