The starting pitchers for the Midwest League All-Star Game were announced today, and it’s a matchup of prospects from rival teams.
Peoria Chiefs RHP Luis Perdomo — a St. Louis Cardinals farmhand — will start for the Western Division. South Bend Cubs RHP Jeremy Null — a Chicago Cubs farmhand — will start for the Eastern Division.
The other Western Division starters are Quad Cities River Bandits catcher Jacob Nottingham, Cedar Rapids Kernels first baseman Trey Vavra, Burlington Bees second baseman Andrew Daniel, River Bandits third baseman Nick Tanielu, Chiefs shortstop Oscar Mercado, Bees outfielder Caleb Adams, Clinton LumberKings outfielder Estarlyn Morales, Kane County Cougars outfielder Colin Bray, and Beloit Snappers designated hitter Sandber Pimentel.
The other Eastern Division starters are Cubs catcher Cael Brockmeyer, Lansing Lugnuts first baseman Rowdy Tellez, Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jace Conrad, West Michigan Whitecaps third baseman Zach Shepherd, Cubs shortstop Gleyber Torres, Lugnuts outfielder Anthony Alford, Cubs outfielder Charcer Burks, Whitecaps outfielder Michael Gerber, and Lugnuts designated hitter Ryan McBroom.
You can see the entire rosters for both teams here.
First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Peoria’s Dozer Park. The All-Star Game will be preceded by a home run derby played differently than usual. You can read about that, as well as which players will be participating, here.
The Western Division won last year’s All-Star Game 7-0 after taking a no-hitter into the 8th inning at West Michigan’s Fifth Third Ballpark.