STOCKTON, Calif.-Stockton Ports pitcher Drew Granier and infielder Max Muncy have been named to the 2013 California League Mid-Season All-Star team as the All-Star Roster was released by the league today. The mid-summer classic will be held at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, California on June 18th.
Max Muncy has earned his spot on the All-Star team's starting roster. As of June 5th, Max has a team high .281 batting average, 65 hits and 42 walks. Muncy currently ranks second in the California League with 13 home runs and 48 RBI. Muncy was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the fifth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Baylor University.
Starting pitcher Drew Granier has been the ace of the Ports pitching staff all season. He currently leads the California League in strikeouts with 83, and ranks second in the league with a 2.50ERA and 72 innings pitched. Granier was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 32nd round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Entering the season he was ranked as the A's No. 18 prospect by MLB.com entering the 2013 season.
"We are excited to congratulate Drew & Max on their selection to the California League All-Star Team," Ports President Pat Filippone said. "These two gentleman have had an impressive run through the first half of the season, and we are looking forward to see an exciting second half and playoff run."
The 2013 California-Carolina League All-Star Game will be played in San Jose, CA at Municipal Stadium, the home of the San Jose Giants. It will mark the first time that the team has hosted this event. Baseball's top prospects, representing 18 Major League teams and 18 Minor League affiliates, will descend upon Municipal Stadium on June 18 as two of the nation's elite Class-A Advanced leagues matchup in the 17th California-Carolina League All-Star Game. After last year's 9-1 victory by the Carolina League in Winston-Salem, N.C., the two Class-A Advanced circuits are deadlocked in the game's history with identical 7-7-2 records.
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