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Young Talent Dots Northwest-Pioneer League All-Star Rosters



The Northwest and Pioneer Leagues will hold their annual all-star game on Aug. 6, and the game's rosters are filled with young talent on both sides. The Diamondbacks in particular are well represented. 

The game will feature five representatives apiece from Hillsboro, the team's affiliate in the short-season Northwest League, and Missoula, the team's affiliate in the Rookie-level Pioneer League. Outfielder Kristian Robinson, who ranks No. 4 in Arizona's system, along with another Top 30 talent in righthander Luis Frias. Shortstop Liover Peguero is the team's top representative from Missoula, and he's joined by four of his teammates. 

Robinson is second in the NWL in both home runs (nine) and OPS (.964), and Peguero's .373 average is second in the Pioneer League. Hillsboro's Luis Frias leads the NWL in strikeouts with an absurd 72 in 49.1 innings, which puts him seven off of the league leader's mark from all of last season. With a month remaining in the year, he should blow past that total. 

Giants fans should be heartened by their team's representatives, who are led by slugging outfielder Franklin Labour. The 21-year-old has swatted 14 home runs this year, and is slashing an excellent .307/.392/.639. The home run total puts him one behind the league leader from 2018. 

The highest 2019 draft pick in the game is Everett's George Kirby, whom the Mariners selected with the 20th overall selection. Kirby, a righthander from Elon, has allowed one earned run in 10 innings this season with the Aquasox. The highest pick from the 2018 draft is Orem DH Jeremiah Jackson, whom the Angels selected in the second round and has swatted a Pioneer League-best 14 home runs. 

Another intriguing player to watch is Dodgers prospect Andy Pages, who is 18 years old and is one of four players in the Pioneer League with 10 home runs and has a 1.004 OPS that ranks fifth on the circuit. 

NORTHWEST LEAGUE

Name Position Team MLB Org
PITCHERS      
Damon Casetta-Stubbs RHP Everett Mariners
Kervin Castro RHP Salem-Keizer Giants
Dan Dallas LHP Tri-City Padres
Luis Frias RHP Hillsboro D-backs
George Kirby RHP Everett Mariners
Adam Kloffenstein RHP Vancouver Blue Jays
Riley McCauley RHP Eugene Cubs
Daniel Robert RHP Spokane Rangers
Marcos Tineo RHP Hillsboro D-backs
Reagan Todd LHP Boise Rockies
Ricky Vanasco RHP Spokane Rangers
Jacob Wallace RHP Boise Rockies
CATCHERS      
Ricardo Genovese C Salem-Keizer Giants
David Garcia C Spokane Rangers
INFIELDERS      
Blaine Crim IF Spokane Rangers
Reinaldo Ilarraza IF Tri-City Padres
Steven Leyton IF Hillsboro D-backs
Sean Roby IF Salem-Keizer Giants
Yorman Rodriguez IF Vancouver Blue Jays
Aaron Schunk IF Boise Rockies
Trevor Schweke IF Vancouver Blue Jays
Jake Slaughter IF Eugene Cubs
Chase Strumpf IF Eugene Cubs
OUTFIELDERS      
Fernando Kelli OF Eugene Cubs
Franklin Labour OF Salem-Keizer Giants
Jesus Marriaga OF Hillsboro D-backs
Kristian Robinson OF Hillsboro D-backs
Kellen Strahm OF Spokane Ranger

PIONEER LEAGUE

Name Position Team MLB Org
PITCHERS      
Anderson Bido RHP Grand Junction Rockies
Liu Fuenmayor LHP Missoula D-backs
Karsen Lindell RHP Rocky Mountain Brewers
Kevin Malisheski RHP Ogden Dodgers
Patrick McGuff RHP Missoula D-backs
Josh McMinn RHP Missoula D-backs
Miguel Medrano RHP Billings Reds
Corey Merrill RHP Ogden Dodgers
Ramon Pineda RHP Great Falls White Sox
Jake Stevenson RHP Billings Reds
Chih-Ting Wang LHP Idaho Falls Royals
Avery Weems LHP Great Falls White Sox
CATCHERS P    
Michael Emodi C Idaho Falls Royals
Eric Yang C Billings Reds
INFIELDERS      
Eddy Diaz IF Grand Junction Rockies
Clay Dungan IF Idaho Falls Royals
Christian Koss IF Grand Junction Rockies
Brandon Lewis IF Ogden Dodgers
Sam McWilliams IF Ogden Dodgers
Harvin Mendoza IF Great Falls White Sox
Liover Peguero IF Missoula D-backs
OUTFIELDERS      
Micah Bello OF Rocky Mountain Brewers
Tristen Carranza OF Missoula D-backs
D'Shawn Knowles OF Orem Angels
Jon Littell OF Ogden Dodgers
Andy Pages OF Ogden Dodgers
Colin Simpson OF Grand Junction Rockies
DESIGNATED HITTER      
Jeremiah Jackson OF Orem Angels
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