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Atlantic League All-Star Game Rosters Announced

Liberty and Freedom Division squads unveiled prior to 19th midsummer classic


(Denver, CO, July 6, 2016) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced the rosters for the 2016 Atlantic League All-Star Game. Representatives from the Liberty and Freedom Divisions will square off in the league’s 19th annual midsummer classic on Wednesday, July 13 at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pa., with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

“There is a tremendous amount of talent featured among the rosters of our eight member clubs this season,” says Atlantic League President Rick White. “Fans attending the All-Star Game will have the privilege of seeing some of the best players in professional baseball take the field in a fun-filled atmosphere.”

Both squads will feature 22 Atlantic League players, including 13 position players and nine pitchers. Position players were chosen by league officials, coaching staffs and media voting, while pitchers were selected by the All-Star Game managers. Representatives from all eight teams in the league are featured on the All-Star Game rosters.

The Liberty Division squad will be managed by Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie, who led Somerset to the 2015 Atlantic League Championship. Six players selected were selected from the Long Island Ducks, who won the First Half Liberty Division title and earned a guaranteed playoff berth. The expansion New Britain Bees feature six players on the All-Star roster. The Bridgeport Bluefish have five players represented in the midsummer classic, and the Patriots round out the Liberty Division with five All-Star selections.

The Freedom Division team will be led by Bees manager Stan Cliburn, who managed the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to the 2015 Freedom Division Championship. A league-high eight members of the Lancaster Barnstormers will be included on the roster. The York Revolution, who claimed the First Half Freedom Division title and secured a postseason berth, will have five representatives on the squad. The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and Sugar Land Skeeters each also have five players who were selected to participate in the All-Star Game.

Below are the complete rosters for the 2016 Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Gates for the All-Star Game and Farm Show at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pa., will open at 5:00 p.m. A pre-game Home Run Derby featuring many of the league’s top sluggers will begin at 5:30, with Inaugural Farm Show following at 6:00. Tickets for the All-Star Game are available at www.lancasterbarnstormers.com, at the Two Dudes Box Office at Clipper Magazine Stadium or by calling (717) 509-HITS.

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 34 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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2016 Atlantic League All-Star Game Rosters

 
LIBERTY DIVISION         FREEDOM DIVISION
Position Player Team         Position Player Team
Catcher Mike Dowd Long Island         Catcher Charlie Cutler Lancaster
First Base Bryan LaHair Somerset         First Base Michael Snyder Southern Maryland
Second Base Jonathan Roof New Britain         Second Base Andres Perez York
Third Base Jovan Rosa New Britain         Third Base Josh Bell Lancaster
Shortstop Dan Lyons Long Island         Shortstop Kevin Ahrens Lancaster
DH Craig Maddox New Britain         DH Joel Guzman York
Outfield Fehlandt Lentini Long Island         Outfield Jeremy Barfield Sugar Land
Outfield Aharon Eggleston Somerset         Outfield Caleb Gindl Lancaster
Outfield Jonathan Galvez Bridgeport         Outfield Sean Halton Lancaster
Outfield Anthony Vega Long Island         Outfield Jamar Walton Southern Maryland
UTIL INF Jose Cuevas Bridgeport         UTIL INF Bryant Nelson Southern Maryland
UTIL OF Jon Jones New Britain         UTIL OF Travis Witherspoon York
Catcher Rossmel Perez Bridgeport         Catcher Travis Scott Sugar Land
Pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo Bridgeport         Pitcher Pete Andrelczyk Lancaster
Pitcher Patrick Crider Long Island         Pitcher Cory Burns Lancaster
Pitcher Shawn Gilblair New Britain         Pitcher Brian Burres Southern Maryland
Pitcher Jon Hunton Somerset         Pitcher Mike DeMark York
Pitcher Bruce Kern Long Island         Pitcher Cody Eppley Southern Maryland
Pitcher Jimmy Patterson Bridgeport         Pitcher Bryan Evans Lancaster
Pitcher Kyle Simon New Britain         Pitcher Ricardo Gomez York
Pitcher Brandon Sisk Somerset         Pitcher Andrew Johnston Sugar Land
Pitcher Mike Thomas Somerset         Pitcher Derrick Loop Sugar Land
              Pitcher Robbie Weinhardt Sugar Land
                   
                   
Manager Brett Jodie Somerset         Manager Stan Cliburn New Britain
Hitting Coach Glen Barker Somerset         Pitching Coach Rich Rundles Lancaster
Pitching Coach Cory Domel Somerset         Bench Coach Ross Peeples Lancaster
Bench Coach Fox Beyer Somerset         Base Coach Daisuke Yoshida Lancaster


 



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