The Altoona Curve will be sending three players to the Eastern League All-Star game, with Jameson Taillon, Casey Sadler, and Jarek Cunningham all being named to the team today.
Taillon has been an All-Star each year of his pro career. He was selected to the team in West Virginia in 2011, and again in Bradenton in 2012. The right-hander has a 2.93 ERA in 76.2 innings this year, along with an 80:31 K/BB ratio.
This is the first time Sadler has ever participated in an All-Star game. He has been excellent this year in the Altoona rotation, with a 3.06 ERA in 94 innings, along with a 54:24 K/BB ratio. He has also been a ground ball machine, with a 1.77 GO/AO ratio.
This is also the first All-Star game for Cunningham. The second baseman has a .236 average, but also has 14 homers and a .792 OPS. His 14 homers are one shy of the Eastern League lead, which is currently held by 27 year old Jim Murphy. Cunningham is tied with four other people at 14, including Andrew Lambo from his time in Altoona.