The International League announced the rosters for the July 15th All-Star game and three Indianapolis Indians players are on the team. They will be represented by second baseman Alen Hanson, catcher Elias Diaz and closer Blake Wood.
Hanson is hitting .292/.335/.442 in 63 games this season. He returned yesterday from missing two weeks with a hand injury and had three hits, including a home run, plus stole two bases. Hanson has eight triples, five homers and 19 stolen bases.
Diaz isn’t hitting like last year when he dominated the Eastern League and received a late season promotion to Indianapolis, but he is still having a good season, especially on defense. He is hitting .268/.333/.376 in 60 games, splitting his time between catching and DH. He has a .988 fielding % and has thrown out 27% of base runners.
Blake Wood has a 3.31 ERA and 20 saves in 22 opportunities. In 32.2 innings, he has 38 strikeouts. He leads the International League in saves.