The rosters for the 2016 Midwest League All-Star Game were announced Tuesday. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have the most players selected (eight — three starters, five reserves), followed by the South Bend Cubs (six — four starters, two reserves) and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (six — one starter, five reserves).
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 21, at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. A home run derby will precede the All-Star Game, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
The Eastern Division starters (and their Midwest League statistics through Monday’s games) are:
Lake County Captains C Francisco Mejia (.313 BA, 1 HR, 33 RBI in 44 games)
Lansing Lugnuts 1B Juan Kelly (.257 BA, 3 HR, 26 RBI in 49 games)
South Bend Cubs 2B Andrew Ely (.292 BA, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 6 SB in 43 games)
South Bend Cubs 3B Jesse Hodges (.294 BA, 0 HR, 10 RBI in 33 games)
Bowling Green Hot Rods SS Jake Cronenworth (.342 BA, 1 HR, 25 RBI, 7 SB in 47 games)
Fort Wayne TinCaps OF Michael Gettys (.295 BA, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 22 SB in 56 games)
South Bend OF Eloy Jimenez (.316 BA, 8 HR, 36 RBI in 53 games)
South Bend OF Donnie Dewees (.281 BA, 2 HR, 36 RBI, 12 SB in 53 games)
West Michigan Whitecaps DH Will Maddox (.342 BA, 0 HR, 18 RBI, 10 SB in 48 games)
The Western Division starters (and their Midwest League statistics through Monday’s games) are:
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers C Max McDowell (.260 BA, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 8 SB in 41 games)
Clinton LumberKings 1B Dalton Kelly (.312 BA, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 10 SB in 52 games)
Cedar Rapids Kernels 2B Luis Arraez (.317 BA, 2 HR, 15 RBI in 40 games)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3B Jake Gatewood (.243 BA, 7 HR, 25 RBI in 54 games)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers SS Isan Diaz (.223 BA, 5 HR, 25 RBI in 54 games)
Cedar Rapids Kernels OF LaMonte Wade (.318 BA, 4 HR, 27 RBI in 48 games)
Kane County Cougars OF Zach Nehrir (.260 BA, 1 HR, 17 RBI in 42 games)
Quad Cities River Bandits OF Kyle Tucker (.306 BA, 1 HR, 31 RBI, 23 SB in 53 games)
Kane County Cougars DH Trevor Mitsui (.286 BA, 2 HR, 36 RBI in 54 games)
The game’s starting pitchers will be announced at a later date. I will post a list of the reserves for both teams later today.
The host Cedar Rapids Kernels will provide the coaching staff for the Western Division team, and the reigning MWL-champion West Michigan Whitecaps will provide the coaching staff for the Eastern Division team.