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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 RidersBaseball.com: 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 MLB.com, which also ranks him as the 48th-best prospect in all of baseball.

Mendez is one of three Midseason All-Stars ranked on MLB.com’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:

NORTH DIVISION
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)

SOUTH DIVISION
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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