The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball, announced the rosters on Monday for the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, which will take place at The Diamond on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:05 p.m. The Flying Squirrels are hosting the event for the first time, and it is part of the four-day Eastern League All-Star Week presented by Genworth.
The Eastern Division and Western Division rosters each include 26 total players, with 11 pitchers and 15 position players on each team.
The Eastern League All-Star Game is slated to feature five of MLB.com’s Top-100 overall prospects in baseball, including Erie RHP Casey Mize (No. 2), Erie RHP Matt Manning (No. 32), Hartford INF Colton Welker (No. 57), Erie INF Isaac Paredes (No. 63) and Reading RHPAdonis Medina (No. 77). The game also features two of the last four top overall picks in the MLB Draft, Mize (2018) and Reading OF Mickey Moniak (2016).
The rosters also feature 21 players who rank in the top 30 of their respective organizational prospect rankings on MLB.com.
Richmond leads the league with six All-Star selections, including RHP Melvin Adon, LHP Caleb Baragar, 3B Jonah Arenado, 1B Zach Houchins, 2B Jalen Miller and outfielder Jacob Heyward. Akron, Binghamton and Trenton each landed five players in the All-Star Game.
Willie Harris and the rest of the Flying Squirrels’ coaching staff will lead the Western Division team. The Eastern Division squad will be led by Mike Mordecai and the staff of the defending Eastern League-champion New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
The full rosters for each team are listed below:
Western Division roster
- Pitchers (11): Melvin Adon (RIC), Caleb Baragar (RIC), Ben Braymer (HBG), Zac Lowther (BOW), Matt Manning (ERI), James Marvel (ALT), Casey Mize (ERI), Eli Morgan (AKR), Kyle Nelson (AKR), Pedro Vasquez (ALT), Alex Wells (BOW)
- Catchers (2): Tres Barrera (HBG), Jason Delay (ALT)
- Infielders (8): Jonah Arenado (RIC), Rylan Bannon (BOW), Wilson Garcia* (AKR), Zach Houchins (RIC), Mason McCoy (BOW), Jalen Miller (RIC), Isaac Paredes (ERI), Ian Sagdal (HBG)
- Outfielders (5): Jose Azocar (ERI), Jacob Heyward (RIC), Connor Marabell (AKR), Ka’ai Tom (AKR), Rhett Wiseman (HBG)
- Coaching Staff: Willie Harris (Manager), Glenn Dishman (Pitching Coach), Francisco Morales (Hitting Coach), Lipso Nava (Fundamentals Coach), Eliezer Zambrano (Bullpen Catcher), Garrett Havig (Athletic Trainer), Jonathan Medici (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
Eastern Division roster
- Pitchers (11): Daniel Alvarez (TRN), Logan Cozart (HFD), Deivi Garcia (TRN), Harol Gonzalez (BNG), Alexander Guillen (HFD), Tanner Houck (POR), Dedgar Jimenez (POR), Zach Logue (NH), Adonis Medina (REA), Addison Russ (REA), Adonis Uceta (BNG)
- Catchers (2): Patrick Mazeika (BNG), Jhon Nunez (POR)
- Infielders (9): Bobby Dalbec (POR), Santiago Espinal (NH), Chris Gittens (TRN), Sam Haggarty* (BNG), Darick Hall (REA), Nash Knight (NH), Hoy Jun Park (TRN), Alan Trejo (HFD), Colton Welker (HFD)
- Outfielders (4): Braxton Lee (BNG), Mickey Moniak (REA), Ben Ruta (TRN), Forrest Wall (NH)
- Coaching Staff: Mike Mordecai (Manager), Vince Horsman (Pitching Coach), Donnie Murphy (Hitting Coach), Andy Fermin (Position Player Coach), Caleb Daniel (Athletic Trainer), Ryan Maedel (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
*- Unable to participate
Tickers for the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 10 and the Celebrity Home Run Derby on July 9 at The Diamond are available now at SquirrelsBaseball.com/AllStar. Tickets can also be purchase in person at the Flying Squirrels offices at The Diamond or by phone at 804-359-FUNN (3866).