Legends’ final road trip at first-place Augusta

August 26, 2013
South Atlantic League baseball

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at Augusta GreenJackets

What: Three-game series

When: Tuesday through Thursday (7:05 each night)

Where: Lake Olmstead Stadium (Augusta, Ga.)

Major League affiliates: Kansas City Royals (Legends), San Francisco Giants (GreenJackets)

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Tuesday, LH Daniel Stumpf (10-8, 2.26) vs. RH Martin Agosta (8-3, 1.97); Wednesday, RH Christian Binford (8-6, 2.32) vs. RH Kendry Flores (9-6, 2.65); Thursday, LH Crawford Simmons (2-3, 3.05) vs. RH Chris Stratton (8-3, 3.16).

Chas Byrne

Chas Byrne

Legend to watch: RHP Chas Byrne (6-foot-3, 185 pounds, age 24, from Johnson City, Tenn.) has made 28 relief appearances spanning 48 2/3 innings. Byrne is 3-2 with a 4.07 ERA, 40 strikeouts and 17 walks. In seven games this month, he is 0-1 with a 1.88 ERA. Selected in the 16th round of the 2010 draft, out of East Tennessee State, where he also batted .351 as a switch-hitting outfielder. He lead ETSU in 2010 with 79 strikeouts in 83 1/3 innings. After going 1-1 with six saves in 2010 with two clubs, Byrne went 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA and nine saves for Kane County of the Midwest League in 2011. He missed the 2012 season due to an injured right elbow. His grandfather, Tommy Byrne, pitched 13 seasons in the majors. His brother, Shane, played in the Diamondbacks organization, and sister Tara is the all-time winningest women’s tennis player at ETSU. Mother Betsy is in the Cumberland College Hall of Fame as a basketball player.

Tyler Mizenko

Tyler Mizenko

GreenJacket to watch: RHP Tyler Mizenko (6-1, 200, 23, from Wallingford, Conn.) shares the league lead in saves, 24. In eight appearances against the Legends, Mizenko is 1-0 with four saves and no runs allowed, with 11 strikeouts and four walks. Selected in the 28th round of the 2011 draft, out of Winthrop, he went 3-0 with 13 saves and a 1.99 ERA last year with Salem-Keizer of the Northwest League. He struck out 29 and walked five. This season, he is holding opponents to a .226 batting average. At the all-star break, he was 1-1 with 15 saves and a 0.61 ERA. Since the break, he is 0-3 with nine saves and a 6.10 ERA.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300

 


Legends continue road trip at Greenville

August 16, 2013
South Atlantic League baseball

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at Greenville Drive

What: Four-game series

When: Friday through Monday (7:05 Friday, Saturday and Monday nights, 4:05 Sunday afternoon)

Where: Fluor Field (Greenville, S.C.).

Major League affiliates: Kansas City Royals (Legends), Boston Red Sox (Drive)

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Friday, LH Crawford Simmons (2-3, 3.29) vs. RH Luis Diaz (7-4, 2.22); Saturday, RH Greg Billo (1-2, 1.42) vs. TBA; Sunday, RH Matt Murray (1-3, 2.43) vs. TBA; Monday, RH Miguel Almonte (4-8, 3.22) vs. TBA.

Ramon Torres

Ramon Torres

Legend to watch: 2B/SS Ramon Torres (5-foot-10, 155 pounds, age 20, bats both, throws right, from Moncion, Dominican Republic) is 6-for-29 since being promoted to the Legends from Burlington of the Appalachian League. In 42 games with Burlington, Torres hit .278 with three homers, 20 RBI, 24 runs and five stolen bases. Three of his six hits with the Legends have been doubles. Signed by the Royals as a non-drafted free agent July 13, 2009, Torres spent two years with the Dominican Summer League Royals, batting .229 in 2010 and .260 in 2011. He was the team’s Player of the Year in 2011, when he also had two homers, 24 RBI and 35 runs. Last year, over 49 games in the Arizona League, Torres batted .316 with three homers, with 27 RBI, 47 runs and 17 stolen bases.

Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez

Drive to watch: 3B Mario Martinez (6-3, 220, 23, bats and throws right, from Barquisemeto, Venezuela) is batting .303 with eight homers, 45 RBI and 28 runs over 58 games with the Drive. He came to Greenville from West Michigan, where he hit .234 with four homers, 22 RBI and 13 runs over the first 35 games of this season. Originally signed by the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent July 3, 2006, he spent 2007 with the Arizona League Mariners (.281-1-26), 2008 with Pulaski of the Appalachian League (.319-5-32), 2009 with teams in the Northwest and Midwest Leagues (combined .267-5-57), 2010 with Clinton of the Midwest League (.239-12-66), 2011 with High Desert of the California League (.278-11-56) and last year with High Desert (.283-21-80). He earned all-star honors in 2008 and 2011.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300


Legends head out for four at Hagerstown

May 22, 2013
South Atlantic League baseball

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at Hagerstown Suns

What: Four-game series

When: Thursday through Sunday (7:05 Thursday through Saturday nights, 1:05 Sunday afternoon)

Where: Municipal Stadium (Hagerstown, Md.)

Major League affiliates: Kansas City Royals (Legends), Washington Nationals (Suns)

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Thursday, LH Daniel Stumpf (3-1, 1.49) vs. RH Ivan Pineyro (3-2, 3.96); Friday, RH Aroni Nina (1-2, 4.55) vs. RH Pedro Encarnacion (3-3, 2.48); Saturday, RH Bryan Brickhouse (2-3, 2.47) vs. RH Dixon Anderson (4-1, 2.12); Sunday, RH Miguel Almonte (2-4, 2.91) vs. RH Ronald Pena (2-2, 3.47).

Jin-Ho Shin

Jin-Ho Shin

Legend to watch: C Jin-Ho Shin (6-foot-1, 212 pounds, age 21, bats and throws right, from Hwasun-gun, South Korea) shares the team lead in doubles (8) and is batting .226 through 29 games, with a homer, nine RBI and 12 runs. Signed as a non-drafted free agent Feb. 14, 2009, he is the first Korean-born player in Royals franchise history. Shin broke in with the Arizona League Royals in 2010, going .152-1-11 over 39 games. In 2011, with Burlington of the Appalachian League, his production improved to .219-3-15 over 46 games. Last year, over 60 games with Idaho Falls of the Pioneer League and 27 contests with Kane County of the Midwest League, Shin batted .247 with eight homers, 41 RBI and 46 runs.

Brandon Miller

Brandon Miller

Sun to watch: RF Brandon Miller (6-2, 215, 23, right/right, from Atlanta) leads Hagerstown in homers (9), RBI (27), doubles (12), total bases (76) and slugging percentage (.503), while batting .245. A fourth-round draft pick last year out of Samford, he led the NCAA with 23 homers and ranked 15th nationally with a school-record 65 RBI as a senior. He also set Samford’s career record for homers (39). He began his collegiate career as a catcher at Georgia Tech, transferred to Northwest Florida Community College and then to Samford. Last summer, he played 29 games for Auburn of the New York-Penn League, batting .292 with four homers, 21 RBI and 20 runs. Coming into this season, Baseball America rated him the 22nd-best prospect in the Nationals system

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300

 


Legends pay a visit to West Virginia Power

May 15, 2013
South Atlantic League baseball

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at West Virginia Power

What: Four-game series

When: Thursday through Sunday (7:05 Thursday through Saturday nights, 2:05 Sunday afternoon)

Where: Appalachian Power Park (Charleston, W.Va.)

Major League affiliates: Kansas City Royals (Legends), Pittsburgh Pirates (Power)

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Thursday, LH Colin Rodgers (3-1, 2.30) vs. RH Clay Holmes (1-3, 6.10); Friday, LH Daniel Stumpf (3-0, 1.19) vs. RH Tyler Glasnow (3-0, 1.80); Saturday, RH Aroni Nina (0-2, 4.74) vs. RH Jake Burnette (0-0, 49.1); Sunday, RH Bryan Brickhouse (1-3, 2.33) vs. LH Joely Rodriguez (2-2, 3.14).

Bryan Brickhouse

Bryan Brickhouse

Legend to watch: Sunday starter Bryan Brickhouse (6-foot, 212 pounds, age 20,  from Charlotte, N.C.) is reigning SAL Pitcher of the Week (1 GS, 6.2i, 0r, 2h, 9k, 2w), having pitched Lexington to a 2-0 road victory over Lakewood. In one start this week, against Kannapolis, Brickhouse threw five innings of one-run, seven-hit ball. Overall, his 1-3, 2.33 mark comes over seven starts and 38 2/3 innings. He has 34 strikeouts to nine walks, holding opponents to a .231 average. His ERA is 3.18 at home, 1.66 on the road. A third-round draft choice in 2011, he went 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA and 129 strikeouts over 72 innings as a high school senior in The Woodlands, Texas. His teammates included Jameson Taillon, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft. Brickhouse passed on a chance to play collegiate ball for North Carolina and signed with the Royals for $1.5 million. His grandfather, Norman Brickhouse, was a catcher for North Carolina State. The Legends’ Brickhouse (no relation to Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Brickhouse) played one game for the Idaho Falls Chukars last season and 10 for the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League, going a combined 3-3, 6.62, with 41 strikeouts and 26 walks. Coming into this season, Baseball America rated him the 17th best prospect in the Royals system.

Allie Stetson

Allie Stetson

Power to watch: 1B Allie Stetson (6-2, 238, 22, bats and throws right, from Olmstead Falls, Ohio) leads or shares the team lead in games (36), average (.316), hits (43), homers (8), total bases (76), slugging (.559) and OPS (.961) through Tuesday. Out of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, he also pitched and went 9-1 with a 1.29 ERA as a senior. He also struck out 134 in 60 innings. The Pirates selected him in the second round of the 2010 draft. He played last season with the Gulf Coast League Pirates, batting .213 with three homers, 19 RBI and 23 runs. He earned SAL Player of the Week honors in mid-April.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300


Legends open first homestand of year vs. Tourists

April 7, 2013
South Atlantic League Baseball

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at Lexington Legends

What: Three-game series

When: Monday through Wednesday (7:05 Monday and Tuesday nights; 10:05 Wednesday morning)

Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867

Major League affiliates: Kansas City Royals (Legends); Colorado Rockies (Tourists)

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Monday, LH Daniel Stumpf (0-0, 0.00) vs. RH Shane Broyles (0-0, 0.00); Tuesday, RH Aroni Nina (0-0, 0.00), vs. RH Eddie Butler (1-0, 0.00); Wednesday, RH Bryan Brickhouse (0-1, 0.00) vs. RH T.J. Oakes (0-0, 8.10).

Rosell Herrera

Rosell Herrera

Tourist to watch: SS Rosell Herrera (6-foot-3, 180 pounds, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; age 20; bats both, throws right) signed for $800,000 in 2009 and debuted in the Dominican Summer League in 2010 (.237, 1 HR, 26 RBI), earning all-star honors. He made his U.S. debut in 2011 with the Casper Ghosts of the Pioneer League (284-6-34). He split last year between the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League (.284-1-30, 47 games) and Asheville (.202-1-26, 63 games). Through three games this season, he’s off to a .308 start (3-for-13) with a double and solo homer.

Michael Antonio

Michael Antonio

Legend to watch: DH/3B Michael Antonio (6-1, 195, from New York; 21; bats  right, throws right) knocked an eighth-inning, two-out double to break a 2-2 tie Sunday as the Legends score their first victory of the season, 5-2 at Augusta. Antonio also drove in a run with a first-inning single. A third-round 2010 draft pick out of George Washington High School — the school that produced Manny Ramirez — Antonio batted .500 with 31 runs and 19 RBI. He passed on an offer to play for St. John’s University and signed for $411,000. He played 40 games for the Arizona League Royals in 2010, tying for sixth in the league in doubles (14) and eighth in triples (5) while batting .264 with a homer and 12 RBI. In 2011, Antonio played eight games for the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Pioneer League (.303-1-5) and 55 for the Burlington Royals of the Appalachian League (.262-10-37), tied for 10th in the league in homers and RBI. Last year, with the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League, he batted .213 with five homers and 64 RBI over 123 games.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300


Legends continue homestand versus RiverDogs

August 22, 2012
Baseball

South Atlantic League

Lexington Legends
vs. Charleston RiverDogs

What: Four-game series

When: Thursday through Sunday (7:05 Thursday through Saturday nights, 1:35 Sunday afternoon)

Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867

Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends), New York Yankees

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Thursday, RH Luis Ordosgoitti (5-5, 5.22) vs. RH Brett Gerritse (4-5, 3.95); Friday, RH Jonas Dufek (6-3, 5.62) vs. TBA; Saturday, LH David Rollins (1-2, 4.42) vs. RH Corey Black (1-2, 6.59); Sunday, RH Chris Devenski (7-7, 4.44) vs. RH Scottie Allen (4-7, 4.33).

RiverDog to watch: 3B Dante Bichette Jr. (6-foot-1, 215 pounds, age 19, bats/throws right, from Orlando, Fla.), son of a former Major League all-star outfielder, was a first-round supplemental draft pick of the Yankees in 2011, having batted .641 as a senior at Orangewood Christian High School in Maitland, Fla. He signed for $750,00 and, coming into the season, he was rated by Baseball America as the sixth-best prospect in the Yankees system. He earned top prospect and MVP honors in the Gulf Coast League last year, leading the Yanks to a championship while batting .342 with three homers, 47 RBI and 33 runs over 52 games. He leads Charleston with 111 games and 430 at-bats, although he is batting only .235 with three homers, 39 RBI and 61 runs. He’s batting .280 against left-handers, .216 versus righties.

Legend to watch: Saturday starter David Rollins (6-1, 195, age 22, b/t left, from Deberry, Texas) was acquired by the Astros on July 20, along with six other players, from Toronto in exchange for pitchers David Carpenter, J.A. Happ and Brandon Lyon. Rollins spent most of this season with the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League, going 6-1 with a 2.78 ERA over 18 starts, striking out 75 over 77 2/3 innings. Last year, he went 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA, with 29 strikeouts and only three walks, in seven combined starts between rookie-level Bluefield and short-season A Vancouver. The Blue Jays selected him out of San Jacinto (Texas) Community College North in the 24th round of the 2011 draft. Three of Rollins’ four starts with the Legends have come on the road. That includes his win, Aug. 4 at Hagerstown, when he tossed five innings of two-hit, shutout ball, striking out two.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300


Legends open 2012 home season vs. Intimidators

April 11, 2012
Baseball

South Atlantic League

Lexington Legends
vs.

Kannapolis Intimidators

What: Four-game series

When: Thursday through Sunday (7:05 Thursday through Saturday nights; 1:35 Sunday)

Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867

Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends); Chicago White Sox

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Thursday, RH Tanner Bushue (0-1, 27.00) vs. RH Daniel Webb (0-1, 15.00); Friday, RH Jonas Dufek (0-0, 9.00) vs. LH Scott Snodgress (0-0, 13,50); Saturday, RH Nicholas Tropeano (0-0, 1.80) vs. RH Kevin Vance (0-0, 2.25); Sunday, LH Kyle Hallock (0-0, 54.00) vs. LH Brandon Parrent (0-0, 6.23).

Daniel Webb

Intimidator to watch: Thursday night starter Daniel Webb (6-foot-3, 210 pounds, from Paducah) was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 18th round of the 2010 draft. Out of Heath High School, he had plans to attend Kentucky until John Cohen left to coach Mississippi State. Webb wound up at Northwest Florida State College, then spent the last two seasons in the Blue Jays system. The White Sox acquired him during the off-season. In 2010, Webb split time between the Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League and Lansing of the Midwest League, going a combined 1-7 with a 4.74 ERA over 15 starts and 68 1/3 innings. He struck out 43 and walked 32. Last year, he played one game for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and 18 games for Lansing. With the Lugnuts, Webb went 4-5 with a 5.59 ERA, with 51 strikeouts and 24 walks over 18 games (12 starts) and 66 innings. In one appearance this season, against Hickory, Webb gave up seven runs, five earned, on eight hits over three innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Zach Johnson

Legend to watch: 1B/DH Zach Johnson (5-11, 200, from San Ramon, Calif.) is 10-for 25 (.400) through six games, with two homers, 11 RBI, a pair of doubles and two runs scored. A 15th-round draft pick of the Astros last June, out of Oklahoma State University, Johnson spent last season with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the NYPL. He played 72 games, batting .262 with five homers, 40 RBI, 12 doubles, a triple and 31 runs scored. In Wednesday’s 3-0 win at Hagerstown, Johnson led the Legends with a single, double and two RBI. The Oakland Athletics drafted Johnson in the 48th round in 2010, but were unable to come to terms. Johnson bats and throws right-handed. His father, not to be mistaken for the PGA Tour’s Zach Johnson, is a former professional golfer who went on to create a golf domain known as protourgroup.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300

 


J.D. Martinez is named a Topps Class A All-Star; Jarvis moves to Padres; Lawless, Clapp to Hooks

November 30, 2010
J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez

Lexington Legends outfielder J.D. Martinez is among 10 players selected to the Topps Class A All-Star team. Topps, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, honors the top performances in all minor-league classifications.

J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez

Class A includes the South Atlantic, Midwest, California and Florida State leagues — 52 teams in all.

Martinez, MVP of the South Atlantic League and Minor League Player of the Year in the Houston Astros organization, is the only SAL player named to the Topps All-Star team.

Martinez, 23, led all of Class A with a 1.030 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentages). He also led the SAL in batting (.362), slugging (.598) and on-base percentage (.433). At the time of his promotion from Lexington to Double-A Corpus Christi on July 15, he led the league in hits, doubles, extra-base hits, runs and total bases. He hit 15 home runs and drove in 64 runs over 88 games with the Legends.

Topps Class A All-Stars

Pos.  Player                  Team/League    MLB affiliate  Avg.-HR-RBI
1B   Paul Goldschmidt     Visalia/California      Arizona        .314-35-108
2B   Kyle Seager             High Desert/Calif.    Seattle         .345-14-74
3B   Stephen Parker       Stockton/California   Oakland      .296-21-98
SS   Grant Green            Stockton/California   Oakland       .318-20-87
OF   Johermyn Chavez   High Desert/California  Seattle     .315-32-96
OF   J.D. Martinez           Lexington/SAL           Houston      .362-15-64
OF   Mike Trout              Cedar Rapids/Midwest L.A.Angels .341-10-58
                                      Rancho Cucamonga/California
C    Jason Hagerty          Fort Wayne/Midwest   San Diego  .302-14-74
DH   Rich Poythress       High Desert/California  Seattle     .315-31-130
                                                                                           W-L    ERA
P    Matthew Moore      Charlotte/Fla. State     Tampa Bay  6-11    3.36

Jarvis moves from Diamondbacks to Padres

Kevin Jarvis

Kevin Jarvis

Kevin Jarvis, 41, is switching organizations as a major league scout, moving from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the San Diego Padres.

Jarvis, a former Tates Creek High School and Wake Forest standout, pitched for the D-backs and Padres, among others, over a 12-year big-league career.

During his time with the Padres (2001-03), the right-hander was 18-23 with a 5.06 ERA over 55 starts. For his career, Jarvis was 34-49 with a 6.03 ERA.

The Padres also named former catcher Brad Ausmus as special assistant to baseball operations, and former Arizona State University head coach Pat Murphy as manager of the short-season A Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds.

Lawless, Clapp, Montague assigned to Hooks

Tom Lawless

Tom Lawless

Stubby Clapp

Stubby Clapp

The Astros have stocked the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks staff with multiple connections from the Legends.

Named as manager is Tom Lawless, who held the same post with Lexington in 2009 and High-A Lancaster last season.

His staff includes former Legends hitting coach Stubby Clapp and trainer Eric Montague. Also on Lawless’ staff is pitching coach Don Alexander.


Legends final road series of 2010: at Kannapolis

August 24, 2010
Baseball

South Atlantic
     League

Lexington Legends vs. Kannapolis Intimidators

What: Four-game series

When: Wednesday through Saturday (7:05 each night)

Where: Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium (Kannapolis, N.C.)

Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends), Chicago White Sox

Zach Grimmett

Zach Grimmett

Juan Minaya

Juan Minaya

Tanner Bushue

Tanner Bushue

Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Wednesday, RH Zach Grimmett (5-2, 3.86) vs. RH Cameron Bayne (11-9, 3.90); Thursday, LH Luis Cruz (7-3, 3.14) vs. RH Justin Collop (8-10, 4.62); Friday, RH Tanner Bushue (7-8, 4.07) RH Andre Rienzo (7-4, 3.90); Saturday, RH Juan Minaya (4-10, 5.02) RH Ryan Buch (4-2, 3.19).
Ian Gac

Ian Gac

Intimidator to watch: SAL all-star 1B Ian Gac (6-foot-3, 245 pounds, from Seattle) is hitting .286 and leads Kannapolis in hits (132), doubles (32), homers (20), RBI (86), runs (61), walks (42) and a league-leading 224 total bases. Signed by the White Sox last December as a free agent, Gac was selected out of Edmons-Woodway (Wash.) High School by the Texas Rangers in the 26th round of the 2003 draft. Baseball America wrote that Gac had the “best raw power” among that Texas draft class. However, his highest batting average over his first five seasons of pro ball came in his first year, .242. In 2008, he blossomed and earned Midwest League all-star honors with the Clinton LumberKings. In 67 games with the Kings, he hit .310 with 19 homers and 60 RBI. That earned him a promotion to Bakersfield of the California League, where he batted .257 with 13 homers and 49 RBI over 63 games. In 2009, his last season in the Rangers organization, Gac hit .238 with 22 homers and 55 RBI over 104 games with Bakersfield. This season, he’s batting .298 against right-handed pitchers, .259 versus lefties. Since the all-star break, he’s batting .296 overall.

Brenden Stines

Brenden Stines

Legend to watch: RHP Brenden Stines (6-2, 190, from Mishawaka, Ind.,) has made 11 appearances in relief since joining the Legends in July, compiling a 2-0 record and 4.05 ERA over 20 innings. Selected by the Astros in the 33rd round of last year’s draft, out of Ball State University, Stines began this season with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League. There, in five outings spanning 7 1/3 innings, Stines was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA. He also spent 2009 with Tri-City, going 3-0 with a 4.93 ERA over 24 games and 38 1/3 innings. Control has been his bugaboo, as he has had identical totals for strikeouts and walks this season both at Tri-City (7) and Lexington (13). He has performed best at home (1-0, 2.89, 6 games) for the Legends. Overall with Lexington, he is holding opponents to a .247 batting average.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300


Sawyer Carroll a Midwest League all-star

June 6, 2009

The Midwest League all-star teams announced Friday include former University of Kentucky standout Sawyer Carroll.

Sawyer Carroll

Sawyer Carroll

Carroll, in his first full season of pro ball, will represent the Eastern Division in the all-star game, to be hosted June 23 by the Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings.

A right fielder for the Fort Wayne (Ind.) TinCaps, Carroll is hitting .289 through 51 games, with two homers, 31 RBI and 28 runs. Fourteen of his 57 hits have been doubles. Carroll also has stolen 10 bases and committed only one error.

The Midwest League is Low-A — equivelant to the South Atlantic League, whose members include the Lexington Legends.