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Frisco RoughRiders: All-Star Selections Announced, Riders Land 7

The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have seven players on the 81st Texas League All-Star roster. The game will be hosted by the Frisco RoughRiders and will take place June 27 at Dr. Pepper Ballpark.

A rundown of the All-Star festivities can be found here.

In the release from LHP Yohander Mendez, one of seven RoughRiders selected to the All-Star team, headlines the list of players selected to the league’s annual showcase. The 22-year-old out of Venezuela is 4-3 with a 3.36 ERA through his first 12 starts with the RoughRiders this year. Mendez is the Rangers’ top-rated pitching prospect according to, which also ranks him as the 48th-best prospect in all of baseball.

Mendez is one of three Midseason All-Stars ranked on’s list of top-100 prospects. Tulsa RHP Walker Buehler (Los Angeles Dodgers) is listed at No. 81 and San Antonio SS Luis Urias (San Diego Padres) is slotted as baseball’s 97th-best prospect.

Yohander Mendez

The full list of All-Star selections:

Catcher: Tyler Marlette (Arkansas/Seattle Mariners)
First base: Samir Dueñez (Northwest Arkansas/Kansas City Royals)
Second base: Jack Lopez (Northwest Arkansas/Kansas City Royals)
Shortstop: Alex Mejia (Springfield/St. Louis Cardinals)
Third base: Edwin Rios (Tulsa/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Outfield: Chuck Taylor (Arkansas/Seattle Mariners)
Outfield: Ian Miller (Arkansas/Seattle Mariners)
Outfield: Oscar Mercado (Springfield/St. Louis Cardinals)
Utility: Michael Ahmed (Tulsa/Los Angeles Dodgers)

Pitcher: RHP Scott Barlow (Tulsa/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Pitcher: RHP Dakota Hudson (Springfield/St. Louis Cardinals)
Pitcher: RHP Matt Pearce (Springfield/St. Louis Cardinals)
Pitcher: RHP Jake Newberry (Northwest Arkansas/Kansas City Royals)
Pitcher: LHP Zac Curtis (Arkansas/Seattle Mariners)
Pitcher: LHP Sam Selman (Northwest Arkansas/Kansas City Royals)
Pitcher: RHP Tyler Herb (Arkansas/Seattle Mariners)
Pitcher: RHP Walker Buehler (Tulsa/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Pitcher: RHP Corey Copping (Tulsa/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Pitcher: RHP Peter Tago (Arkansas/Seattle Mariners)
Pitcher: RHP Jack Flaherty (Springfield/St. Louis Cardinals)

Reserves: Paul Hoenecke (Tulsa/Dodgers), Matt Beaty (Tulsa/Dodgers), Tim Locastro (Tulsa/Dodgers), Kyle Garlick (Tulsa/Dodgers), Humberto Arteaga (Northwest Arkansas/Royals)

Coaching staff: Northwest Arkansas (manager: Vance Wilson, hitting coach: Leon Roberts, pitching coach: Steve Luebber, athletic trainer: Masa Koyanagi)

Catcher: Garrett Stubbs (Corpus Christi/Houston Astros)
First base: Jon Singleton (Corpus Christi/Houston Astros)
Second base: Max Schrock (Midland/Oakland Athletics)
Shortstop: Luis Urias (San Antonio/San Diego Padres)
Third base: J.D. Davis (Corpus Christi/Houston Astros)
Outfield: Jose Cardona (Frisco/Texas Rangers)
Outfield: Drew Ferguson (Corpus Christi/Houston Astros)
Outfield: Tyler Marincov (Midland/Oakland Athletics)
Utility: Jose Rondon (San Antonio/San Diego Padres)

Pitcher: RHP Rogeilo Armenteros (Corpus Christi/Houston Astros)
Pitcher: RHP Michael Kelly (San Antonio/San Diego Padres)
Pitcher: RHP Kyle Finnegan (Midland/Oakland Athletics)
Pitcher: LHP Yohander Mendez (Frisco/Texas Rangers)
Pitcher: RHP Lou Trivino (Midland/Oakland Athletics)
Pitcher: RHP Kyle Smith (Corpus Christi/Houston Astros)
Pitcher: RHP Ariel Jurado (Frisco/Texas Rangers)
Pitcher: RHP Collin Wiles (Frisco/Texas Rangers)
Pitcher: RHP Trey Wingenter (San Antonio/San Diego Padres)
Pitcher: RHP Eric Yardley (San Antonio/San Diego Padres)
Pitcher: RHP Cody Palmquist (Frisco/Texas Rangers)

Reserves: Jose Trevino (Frisco/Rangers), Isiah Kiner-Falefa (Frisco/Rangers), Viosergy Rosa (Midland/Athletics), B.J. Boyd (Midland/Athletics), Jack Mayfield (Corpus Christi/Astros)

Coaching staff: Frisco RoughRiders (manager: Joe Mikulik, hitting coach: Jason Hart, pitching coach: Brian Shouse, assistant coach: Carlos Maldonado, athletic trainer: Jacob Newburn.

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Blake Cole
Blake Cole is The Inscriber's exclusive reporter to the Texas Rangers Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders. He has been a sports writer for two years. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report, and other various websites. He has vastly covered all aspects of baseball, Major League and Minor League. Feel free to contact Blake any time to discuss any baseball topic you have in mind!

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