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2019 Florida State League All-Star Teams



Minor league all-star games are less than a month away, and on Friday the Florida State League became the first group to release their rosters. The groups are highlighted by four Top 100 prospects, including one each from the Twins, Braves, Rays and Reds. 

The North Division is led by Daytona third baseman Jonathan India, who has produced an .806 OPS through the first 43 games of the season and has slugged six home runs. The North roster also features two of the league's top strikeout artists in Clearwater lefty Damon Jones and Lakeland southpaw Tarik Skubal, who have whiffed 59 and 54, respectively. The staff will be managed, in part, by Braves backstop William Contreras, who checks in at No. 97 on the most recent iteration of the Top 100. 

Contreras has produced a .721 OPS this year, with one home run, and is throwing out 36 percent of runners trying to steal. He'll be joined behind the plate by Daytona's Hendrik Clementina. Dunedin's Riley Adams was also elected to the team, but he has since been promoted to Double-A New Hampshire. 

The North's roster also includes Tampa first baseman Dermis Garcia, whose 10 home runs this year are tied with Bradenton's Dylan Busby (who is on the South's roster) for the most in the FSL. Other notables included the currently injured Clearwater outfielder Simon Muzziotti, whose .314 average is tops for the North Division and fourth overall in the league. 

The South's roster is led by Fort Myers shortstop Royce Lewis, who still garners glowing reports despite lackluster numbers. He ranks as the game's No. 8 prospect on the Top 100 and is two years removed from being the game's No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Those who like him see a potential .300 hitter with 20-plus homers annually, though there are those who do not see quite as loud tools and have him slotted in as a good but not great player.

Lewis will be joined on the infield by two of the most explosive infielders in the league in Charlotte's Vidal Brujan and Jupiter's Jose Devers. Brujan, who ranks No. 58 on the Top 100, leads the league with 21 stolen bases in 25 attempts and has struck out just nine more times than he's walked (24 to 15). Though he has stolen just five bases this year, Devers consistently earns grades of plus or better for his footspeed. He makes plenty of contact and has an excellent feel for the barrel. 

The South outfield is loaded with talent, starting with Fort Myers masher Trevor Larnach. The former Oregon State Beaver possesses massive opposite-field power, which he now must work to turn into all-fields thump. He's joined by Pirates prospect Cal Mitchell, who has put up a .795 OPS this season, including five home runs. Palm Beach outfielder Justin Toerner, a sneaky good pick in the 28th round last year out of Cal State Northridge, has made noise all season and boasts an .880 OPS that ranks as fourth in the FSL. 

Perhaps the sneakiest player on either roster, however, is Palm Beach catcher Julio Rodriguez, a 21-year-old who has flown under the radar while leading the league with a .906 OPS. He's top five in the league in all three triple-slash categories and has thrown out 39 percent of runners trying to steal. 




NORTH

Name Position Team MLB Org
Nick Allgeyer LHP Dunedin Blue Jays
Hayden Deal LHP Florida Braves
Jonathan Hennigan LHP Clearwater Phillies
Damon Jones LHP Clearwater Phillies
Brooks Kriske RHP Tampa Yankees
Packy Naughton LHP Daytona Reds
Ryan Nutof RHP Daytona Reds
Tarik Skubal LHP Lakeland Tigers
Graham Spraker RHP Dunedin Blue Jays
Brandon White RHP Florida Braves
Brad Wilson RHP Dunedin Blue Jays
CATCHERS      
Riley Adams C Dunedin Blue Jays
Hendrik Clementina C Daytona Reds
William Contreras C Florida Braves
INFIELDERS      
Dermis Garcia 1B Tampa Yankees
Jonathan India 3B Daytona Reds
Cullen Large IF Dunedin Blue Jays
Alejo Lopez 2B Daytona Reds
Nick Maton IF Clearwater Phillies
Riley Unroe SS Florida Braves
OUTFIELDERS      
Luke Burch OF Lakeland Tigers
Isiah Gilliam OF Tampa Yankees
Simon Muzziotti OF Clearwater Phillies
Matt Vierling OF Clearwater Phillies
DESIGNATED HITTER      
Bradley Policelli DH Lakeland Tigers

SOUTH

Name Position Team MLB Org
Cody Bolton RHP Bradenton Pirates
Edward Cabrera RHP Jupiter Marlins
Joel Cesar RHP Bradenton Pirates
Bryan Dobzanski RHP Palm Beach Cardinals
Luis Escobar RHP Bradenton Pirates
Tom Hackimer RHP Fort Myers Twins
Jordan Holloway RHP Jupiter Marlins
Alex Phillips RHP Fort Myers Twins
Johan Quezada RHP Fort Myers Twins
Angel Rondon RHP Palm Beach Cardinals
Bryan Sammons LHP Fort Myers Twins
CATCHERS      
Ryan Jeffers C Fort Myers Twins
Nick Meyer C St. Lucie Mets
Julio Rodriguez C Palm Beach Cardinals
INFIELDERS      
Vidal Brujan 2B Charlotte Rays
Dylan Busby 3B Bradenton Pirates
Jose Devers SS Jupiter Marlins
Lewin Diaz 1B Fort Myers Twins
Jim Haley IF Charlotte Rays
Royce Lewis SS Fort Myers Twins
OUTFIELDERS      
Trevor Larnach OF Fort Myers Twins
Cal Mitchell OF Bradenton Pirates
Travis Swaggerty OF Bradenton Pirates
Justin Toerner OF Palm Beach Cardinals
DESIGNATED HITTER      
Robbie Glendinning DH Bradenton Pirates
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