On Monday afternoon, the Eastern League announced the selections for their All-Star game on July 10th. The Altoona Curve have three players named to the Western Division squad. Right-handed pitchers James Marvel and Pedro Vasquez, will be joined by catcher Jason Delay for the league’s mid-season classic being held in Richmond this year.
Vasquez (pictured above) has recently been the best pitcher in the system, allowing just one earned run in his last 31 innings. For the season with Altoona, he has a 2.24 ERA in 68.1 innings, with a 1.00 WHIP, a .222 BAA and a 54:12 SO/BB ratio. He is sixth in the league in ERA and seventh in WHIP.
Marvel has been pitching well all season, except back-to-back rough starts in early May that skewed his overall numbers. He has a 3.36 ERA in 85.2 innings, with a 1.14 WHIP and 71 strikeouts. He ranks second in the league in innings and tenth in strikeouts.
Jason Delay rode an outstanding hot streak in early May to a spot on this roster. His overall slash line is at .263/.318/.466 in 33 games, but since a four-hit game on May 19th, Delay has an .096/.143/.154 slash line. He had a 1.563 OPS from May 3-19.
Third baseman Hunter Owen would have been selected for the game, but he was promoted to Indianapolis last week.