Six Blue Crabs voted to 2019 All-Star Game

News Release, Atlantic Baseball League

(July 5, 2019, York, Pa.) — The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced the rosters for the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will be held next Wednesday at PeoplesBank Park, home of the York Revolution. The 22nd annual ALPB Mid-Summer Classic will feature Freedom and Liberty Division players selected by fans and team officials in a matchup beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“Our fans again stepped up and championed their favorite players to create two great rosters,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “We want to thank the thousands of fans who voted and the team officials who helped us shape another terrific All-Star Game, and we congratulate the players selected. It’s going to be a great event.”

The Liberty Division roster (see below) will feature 25 players – eight Somerset Patriots, seven High Point Rockers, six Long Island Ducks, and four New Britain Bees – led by 18-year Atlantic League veteran player and coach Enohel Polanco, bench and third base coach of the hosting York Revolution. The Liberty Division will be the “visiting” team for the All-Star Game.

The Freedom Division team will consist of 23 players – eight Revs, six Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, five Lancaster Barnstormers, and four Sugar Land Skeeters – and be managed by Revolution skipper Mark Mason, the 31-year veteran coach/manager and the winningest manager in Revolution history. Mason’s Freedom Division team will serve as the “home” team for Wednesday’s game. Two Freedom Division players – outfielder J.P. Sportman of York and pitcher Bryan Harper of Lancaster – were also selected but unable to attend due to injuries.

The 2019 All-Star Game will begin on the Brooks Robinson Plaza at 4 p.m. with the free family entertainment in the Judgement Free Fun Zone presented by Planet Fitness. The All-Star Home Run Derby will kick off at 5:45 p.m., the All-Star Game’s first pitch will be at 7:30 p.m., and the fan-favorite ZOOperstars! will perform between innings. After the game, AAA Southern Pennsylvania will present the largest fireworks display in ballpark history.

New to this year’s All-Star Game, fans of all eight teams may bid on the All-Star Game jerseys of their favorite players from the comfort of their smartphones. Proceeds of the auction will benefit CommunityAid, a non-profit organization that operates thrift stores throughout Central Pennsylvania and raises funds for distribution to local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, and nonprofit charitable organizations. The auction is now open and will close at 9 p.m. on July 10. Fans who wish to bid should find the Live Source app in their Google Play or Apple stores.

Tickets and details regarding the game are available at www.allstargameyork.com.

Here are the complete rosters of this year’s Atlantic League All-Star teams:

Freedom Division

Pitchers

  • Mitch Atkins                            York Revolution
  • Cody Eppley                            Lancaster Barnstomers
  • Mat Latos                                 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
  • Jameson McGrane                 York Revolution
  • Kevin Munson                        Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
  • Carlos Pimentel                      Sugar Land Skeeters
  • Craig Stem                               Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
  • Daryl Thompson                    Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
  • Matt West                                 Sugar Land Skeeters

Catchers

  • Anderson De La Rosa               Lancaster Barnstormers
  • James Skelton                          York Revolution

Infielders

  • Ryan Dent                                York Revolution
  • Dan Gamache                           Lancaster Barnstormers
  • Telvin Nash                               York Revolution
  • Juan Silverio                             Sugar Land Skeeters

Outfielders

  • Henry Castillo                           York Revolution
  • Welington Dotel                        York Revolution
  • Caleb Gindl                               Lancaster Barnstormers
  • Jared Mitchell                            Sugar Land Skeeters
  • Isaias Tejeda                             York Revolution
  • Cory Vaughn                             Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Designated Hitter

  • Joe Terdoslavich                       Lancaster Barnstormers

Utility Player

  • Charlie Valerio                          Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Liberty Division

Pitchers

  • Mike Antonini                            Somerset Patriots
  • Devin Burke                              New Britain Bees
  • Brian Clark                                High Point Rockers
  • Jim Fuller                                  New Britain Bees
  • Joe Iorio                                   Long Island Ducks
  • David Kubiak                            Somerset Patriots
  • James Pugliese                         Somerset Patriots
  • Rob Rogers                              Long Island Ducks
  • Sam Runion                              High Point Rockers
  • Ashur Tolliver                            High Point Rockers
  • Joe Van Meter                           High Point Rockers

Catchers

  • Logan Moore                            New Britain Bees
  • Mike Ohlman                             Somerset Patriots

Infielders

  • Will Kengor                               Somerset Patriots
  • Tyler Ladendorf                         High Point Rockers
  • L.J. Mazzilli                               Long Island Ducks
  • Alfredo Rodriguez                     Somerset Patriots
  • David Washington                     Long Island Ducks

Outfielders

  • Breland Almadova                     High Point Rockers
  • Stephen Cardullo                       High Point Rockers
  • Ramon Flores                           Somerset Patriots
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis                       Long Island Ducks
  • Justin Pacchioli                         Somerset Patriots

Designated Hitter

  • Jonathan Galvez                       New Britain Bees

Utility Player

  • Deibinson Romero                     Long Island Ducks