Dodgers: Minor League All-Star Report
By Sully Engels
The Drillers will be the most represented roster in an All-Star game of any within the Dodgers organization with nine all-stars selected to the North squad for the Texas League. The All-Star game was played last week in Frisco, Texas with the South beating the North 10-3.
The Dodgers farmhands in the game included:
- Scott Barlow (SP)
- Walker Buehler (SP)
- Corey Cropping (RP)
- Paul Hoenecke (C)
- Michael Ahmed (Utility)
- Matt Beaty (1B)
- Tim Locastro (SS)
- Edwin Rios (3B)
- Kyle Garlick (OF)
Edwin Rios has been the best position player for the Drillers all year and got the start at 3b for the game. He went 1-3 with a RBI and a run scored. For the season, Rios has been nothing but fire as he has hit .318 with 15 home runs and 62 RBI over 76 games.
Catcher Paul Hoenecke got into the game as a catching a replacement and added a single while relief pitcher Corey Copping tossed a scoreless frame.
The highest profile All-Star for the Double-A affiliate was Walker Buehler. After starting the season in High-A, Buehler has been nothing short of dominant after his call up. Although he didn’t play in the game, his season has solidified him as a high-end pitching prospect and maybe the best young arm the Dodgers have – Julio Urias and Yadier Alvarez included.
Scott Barlow is another All-Star selection that didn’t pitch, but he has put together quite the nice year as well. The 24-year-old Souther California product has had a 1.97 ERA in between Tulsa and Oklahoma City this year and hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a start since May 1st. He is now up with the AAA club and will be one of their starting pitchers.