The DSL All-Stars were named yesterday and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be represented by three players in the game, which takes place on Sunday. If you've been following the DSL coverage, then it should come as no surprise that pitcher Oliver Garcia, catcher Samuel Inoa and third baseman Sherten Apostel will play in the All-Star game. I'm actually not sure about Garcia participating, since he threw five innings on Friday. He might not be available to throw on Sunday, even if it's as one of the pitchers who split the final innings so everyone gets into the game.
The DSL season is at the halfway point exactly at the break, so now is a good time to look at some positives and negatives from the first half.
The top positive has to be the performances of the two All-Star position p...
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