Diaz and Martinez Selected For All-Star Game

Game is Wednesday August 21st at Staten Island

By Vermont Lake Monsters | August 15, 2019 3:56 PM

BURLINGTON, VT --- Third baseman Jordan Diaz and relief pitcher Jorge Martinez have been selected to represent the Vermont Lake Monsters in next week's New York-Penn League All-Star Game in Staten Island, New York, the league announced today with the release of the entire All-Star rosters.

Diaz heads into Thursday night's game vs. Brooklyn with .270 (60-for-222) with 27 runs, 17 doubles, eight homers and 42 RBI in 56 games played. The 19-year-old from Monteria, Columbia currently leads the NYPL with his 42 RBI, while second in base hits and doubles along with third in homers and total bases (101).

Martinez is 4-1 with one save and a 1.95 ERA in his 14 appearances overall with 11 walks and 37 strikeouts over 27 2/3 innings. Over his last six outings, the 23-year-old out of Panama has given up just one run over 14 1/3 innings (0.63 ERA) with 4 walks and 21 strikeouts.

Diaz and Martinez will be part of the "Red" team along with players from Staten Island, Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Auburn, Aberdeen and State College that will take on the "Blue" team of Brooklyn, Mahoning Valley, Lowell, Batavia, Tri-City, Williamsport and West Virginia in the All-Star Game Wednesday, August 21st at Richmond County Ballpark.

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

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