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2017 Atlantic League All-Star Teams Announced

07/01/2017 7:57 AM -

The 20th Atlantic League All-Star Game will take place on July 12th At TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J.


(Bridgewater, N.J., July 3, 2017) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball have announced the Freedom and Liberty Division All-Stars selected to play in the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game to be hosted at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, July 12th. The All-Star festivities will begin at the ballpark at 5:00 pm, with the game scheduled for 7:10 pm.

Both squads will feature 22 players, including 13 position players and nine pitchers (rosters at end of this story). Players were chosen by a combination of balloting of league and team officials, managers, media representatives and fan voting. Nearly 35,000 ballots were cast by fans to help choose this year’s squads.

“Every year I am impressed by the players that represent our league and this year’s All-Stars are no exception,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “Each showcase their talents at a very high level of play, which has led to a league record 38 player contracts being purchased already this season by Major League Baseball and international leagues. Fans will see the very best Atlantic League players in an All-Star setting. TD Bank Ballpark is an award-winning ballpark and I am very excited for our players and fans to experience an All-Star experience in Somerset.”

The home Liberty Division is made up of eight Somerset Patriots, five Bridgeport Bluefish, five Long Island Ducks, and four New Britain Bees. The team will be managed by Somerset’s Brett Jodie, who guided his team to the Liberty Division First Half Championship and a league best 42-28 record. In his five seasons as manager of the Somerset Patriots, Jodie’s teams have made the playoffs every year. He won Atlantic League Championship and Manager of the Year honors in 2015.

The visiting Freedom Division consists of seven Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, six York Revolution, five Lancaster Barnstormers, and four Sugar Land Skeeters. Sugar Land’s Gary Gaetti will manage the squad after leading the Skeeters to their first championship in 2016. The 20-year Major League veteran is the only manager in Sugar Land history and was named Manager of the Year in 2013 when his team set a league record with 95 wins.

“We are honored to be the site of the 20th Atlantic League All-Star Game,” said Somerset Patriots Chairman Steve Kalafer, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic League. “As one of the original members of the league, it’s a fitting place to celebrate this milestone event. The rosters reflect the very best of our league and we owe it to the players and all of the fans to make it an All-Star Game they’ll always remember.”

The 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game is the premiere event of the summer, hosted by the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, July 12th. The event is presented by RWJBarnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and will feature the biggest Fireworks Show in ballpark history, commemorative giveaways for all ages, entertainment from the ZOOperstars and Birdzerk, and a Home Run Derby before the game. For tickets, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

 

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Freedom Division         Liberty Division
PITCHERS           PITCHERS  
Brad Allen York Revolution         Duane Below Somerset Patriots
Cody Eppley So. Maryland Blue Crabs         John Brownell Long Island Ducks
Brian Grening So. Maryland Blue Crabs         David Carpenter Bridgeport Bluefish
Jake Hale Sugar Land Skeeters         Amalio Diaz Long Island Ducks
Gaby Hernandez So. Maryland Blue Crabs         David Kubiak Somerset Patriots
Chase Huchingson York Revolution         Rainy Lara Bridgeport Bluefish
Michael Nix Sugar Land Skeeters         Cory Riordan Bridgeport Bluefish
Scott Shuman Lancaster Barnstormers         Nate Roe New Britain Bees
Daryl Thompson So. Maryland Blue Crabs         Rick Teasley Somerset Patriots
               
CATCHERS           CATCHERS  
Anderson De La Rosa Lancaster Barnstormers         Alex Burg Long Island Ducks
Isaias Tejeda York Revolution         Yovan Gonzalez Somerset Patriots
               
INFIELDERS           INFIELDERS  
Kevin Ahrens Sugar Land Skeeters         Tyler Bortnick Somerset Patriots
Michael Burgess York Revolution         Carlos Guzman Somerset Patriots
Vladimir Frias Lancaster Barnstormers         Luis Hernandez Bridgeport Bluefish
Sean Halton Lancaster Barnstormers         Elmer Reyes Long Island Ducks
Michael Snyder So. Maryland Blue Crabs         Jovan Rosa New Britain Bees
Garrett Weber Lancaster Barnstormers         Angelo Songco Long Island Ducks
Zach Wilson So. Maryland Blue Crabs            
               
OUTFIELDERS           OUTFIELDERS  
Anthony Giansanti Sugar Land Skeeters         Conor Bierfeldt New Britain Bees
Alonzo Harris York Revolution         Michael Crouse New Britain Bees
Devon Rodriguez So. Maryland Blue Crabs         Aharon Eggleston Somerset Patriots
Travis Witherspoon York Revolution         D'Arby Myers Bridgeport Bluefish
            Justin Pacchioli Somerset Patriots
               
COACHES           COACHES  
Gary Gaetti - Manager Sugar Land Skeeters         Brett Jodie - Manager Somerset Patriots
Raffy Montalvo - Pitching Coach Sugar Land Skeeters         Glen Barker - Hitting/3B Coach Somerset Patriots
Travis Scott - Bench Coach Sugar Land Skeeters         Cory Domel - Pitching Coach Somerset Patriots
            Fox Beyer - Bench Coach Somerset Patriots
            Jon Hunton - Bullpen Coach Somerset Patriots

 



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