With a farm system that’s rated among the best in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers have had several prospects named to Minor League All-Star teams. Their strongest showing will come in the Texas League All-Star Game, which will feature nine players from the Double-A Tulsa Drillers.
That includes starters Michael Ahmed and Edwin Rios. Also selected for the North Division team were position players Matt Beaty, Kyle Garlick, Paul Hoenecke and Tim Locastro; and pitchers Scott Barlow, Walker Buehler and Corey Copping.
However, Garlick is unlikely to play due to a hand injury that has sidelined him since May 30. Buehler’s inclusion comes after six starts for Tulsa; he began the season with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Though, he may be a question mark as Buehler was placed on the seven-day disabled list on June 13 with an undisclosed injury.
Rios is batting .332/.373/.555 and leads the Drillers with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and paces the circuit with 50 RBI.
All-Stars for the North and South rosters were determined by voting from Texas League managers, coaches and media members. The Drillers matched their total from last season and lead all teams with nine selections.
They’re followed by the Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers affiliate) and Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros) who each have seven Texas League All-Stars.
The Texas League All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, June 27, and hosted by Frisco at Dr Pepper Ballpark.