Melee lead way with seven All-Star picks

Three additional Memphis players were chosen to join four elected teammates in giving the Melee a PGBL-high seven representatives in the 2017 All-Star Game.

Jon Lester of Boston and Jose Fernandez of Flagstaff have been named the starting pitchers for the July 13 (season date) game hosted by Las Vegas at City Field.

Memphis had rookie Chris Devenski, reliever Cam Bedrosian and infielder Ryon Healy among the 15 pitchers and reserves named to the South League team. League-leading Dublin followed with five selections as Jon Gray, Marcus Stroman and Kenley Jansen were included on the SL pitching staff.

London and Vancouver had the most players on the North League squad with four each, as Arsenal teammates Yadier Molina and Dellin Betances and a Wildcats trio of Daniel Murphy, Kris Bryant and Chris Sale were among the additions.

With Fernandez as its only nod, Flagstaff was one of five SL teams to put one player on the roster. Starting center fielder Tyler Naquin of Twin City, Oakland infielder Justin Turner, St. Louis outfielder Starling Marte and Louisville catcher Matt Wieters will serve as lone representatives.

Chicago is the only NL team with one player at the game as the league-leading defending champions did not add any pitchers or reserves to elected third baseman Evan Longoria. Brooklyn’s Miguel Sano, who tied Longoria, will be in the NL starting lineup, while the SL will start Dublin outfielder Christian Yelich, who finished even with Memphis’ Adam Jones.

Tijuana matched London and Vancouver with four selections, adding reliever Addison Reed to its trio of elected starters. Maple Leaf leader Calgary has the most representatives among teams without an elected starter at three, with second baseman DJ LeMahieu joining pitchers J.A. Happ and Nate Jones.

Rounding out the NL pitching staff are Toronto’s Max Scherzer and Kevin Gausman, Pittsburgh’s Corey Kluber and Cleveland’s Carlos Martinez. The NL bench will include Tribe outfielder J.D. Martinez and Ottawa third baseman Josh Donaldson.

Reliever Davild Phelps and third baseman Nick Castellanos will represent the host Gamblers. Participating for Compton will be starter Robbie Ray and infielder Luis Valbuena.

NORTH LEAGUE ALL-STARS
Pitchers
Jon Lester (SP), Boston
Dellin Betances, London
Kevin Gausman, Toronto
J.A. Happ, Calgary
Nate Jones, Calgary
Corey Kluber, Pittsburgh
Carlos Martinez, Cleveland
Chris Sale, Vancouver
Max Scherzer, Toronto
Reserves
Evan Longoria, Chicago (elected)
Kris Bryant, Vancouver
Josh Donaldson, Ottawa
DJ LeMahieu, Calgary
J.D. Martinez, Cleveland
Yadier Molina, London
Daniel Murphy Vancouver
Lineup
2B Jose Altuve, London
SS Corey Seager, London
1B Freddie Freeman, Pittsburgh
DH Miguel Cabrera, Cleveland
RF Nelson Cruz, Vancouver
LF Yoenis Cespedes, Boston
3B Miguel Sano, Brooklyn
C Jonathan Lucroy, Ottawa
CF Charlie Blackmon, Brooklyn

SOUTH LEAGUE ALL-STARS
Pitchers
Jose Fernandez (SP), Flagstaff
Cam Bedrosian, Memphis
Chris Devenski, Memphis
Jon Gray, Dublin
Kenley Jansen, Dublin
David Phelps, Las Vegas
Robbie Ray, Compton
Addison Reed, Tijuana
Marcus Stroman, Dublin
Reserves
Adam Jones, Memphis (elected)
Nick Castellanos, Las Vegas
Ryon Healy, Memphis
Starling Marte, St. Louis
Justin Turner, Oakland
Luis Valbuena, Compton
Matt Wieters, Louisville
Lineup
SS Trea Turner, Memphis
1B Joey Votto, Tijuana
RF Mookie Betts, Dublin
C Gary Sanchez, Memphis
DH Edwin Encarnacion, Tijuana
3B Nolan Arenado, Memphis
2B Robinson Cano, Tijuana
LF Christian Yelich, Dublin
CF Tyler Naquin, Twin City

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