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Altoona Sends Five to All-Star Game

Altoona Sends Five to All-Star Game

Marte is an Eastern League All-Star.

The Altoona Curve will be sending five players to the Eastern League All-Star game this year.  The five players that were selected are Jeremy Farrell, Brock Holt, Jeff Locke, Starling Marte, and Aaron Pribanic.

Farrell has a .285 average with five homers in 2011.  He was named to the 2010 Florida State League All-Star team, and the 2008 New York-Penn League All-Star team.

Holt has a .289 average, along with a team leading six triples.  The second baseman was also an All-Star in the FSL in 2010, and the NYPL in 2009.

Locke currently has a 4.29 ERA in 77.2 innings, with a 75:32 K/BB ratio this season.  He's had an up and down year, but has done well in June, with a 2.13 ERA in 25.1 innings, with a 25:10 K/BB ratio.  The All-Star game is held in Locke's home state of New Hampshire.

Marte has been arguably the best player on the team, with a .337 average, which ranks second in the Eastern League.  He leads the league in hits with 97, is t...

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