The South Atlantic League named their All-Stars on Tuesday, sending six players from the Greensboro Grasshoppers to the mid-season classic on Tuesday, June 18th at West Virginia.
Pitchers Brad Case and Alex Manasa, first baseman Mason Martin, infielder Rodolfo Castro, outfielder Lolo Sanchez and catcher Grant Koch, have all been selected to represent the North All-Stars.
The 20-year-old Sanchez is fourth in the league with his .320 average, fourth with a .404 OBP and 12th with his .486 slugging percentage. He ranks seventh in OPS and second with 19 steals.
Martin just turned 20 years old the past weekend. He ranks first in the league with 16 homers and third (two points behind the leader) with a .592 slugging percentage. He’s third in the league with a .951 OPS. Martin leads the league with 56 RBIs in 53 games.
Castro is also 20 years old, and he ranks fourth in the league with 13 homers and fifth with 41 RBIs. He ranks ninth with an .872 OPS and fifth with a 552 slugging percentage. He has recently played third base, second base and shortstop.
Koch is hitting .233/.296/.349 in 39 games, but only three catchers in the league are hitting better among those who qualify for league leaders.
Case ranks sixth in the league with his 2.45 ERA. He leads the league with an 0.77 WHIP, thanks to just three walks in 66 innings, which leads the South Atlantic League.
Manasa has a 3.34 ERA in 64.2 innings, with a 1.13 WHIP and a career high 60 strikeouts. While we never look at win/loss records for prospects, his 6-0 record surely didn’t hurt him when it came to picking an All-Star team.