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2011 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game Rosters

The Cape Cod Baseball League has announced the 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game rosters today. Remember to check out a Live Chat from the game featuring CBD Senior Writer Kat Cornetta and CBD Editor Brian Foley who will be reporting live from the event. You can sign up for a reminder of the event by clicking here. The full Cape Cod Baseball League press release is below. 

CAPE COD, Mass. – For the third straight season, the top college baseball players in the country will be showcasing their talent at the most historic and recognizable ballpark in the world.

The Cape League selected its elite team today, with the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves leading the way with six all-stars apiece heading into the 49th annual Jordan’s Furniture Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game, July 29 at Fenway Park.

Starting on the mound for the East will be Harwich’s Taylor Rogers (Kentucky), with Ryan Eades (LSU) getting the starting nod in Bourne for the West. Eades has maintained a sub-1.00 ERA all season, currently second in the league with a 0.86. He slipped out of the leader’s spot for the first time this past week. Rogers boasts 22 strikeouts and a 1.73 ERA in five games.

Leading the East in selections, Brewster is represented this year by pitchers Austin Voth (Washington), JT Chargois (Rice) and Tony Bucciferro (Michigan State). They’ll find defensive support from second baseman Ryan Jones (Michigan State) and outfielders Andrew Toles (Tennessee) and Pointstreak player-of-the-week Jason Monda (Washington State).

Orleans’ Tyler Johnson (Stony Brook) joins the pitching staff as well, with a team-high 1.65 ERA in seven appearances. His teammate, Trevor Gott (Kentucky) has also been selected, thanks to his 0.60 ERA in 13 appearances, as well as his 20 strikeouts.

Offensively, YD’s .300+ Stephen Piscotty (Stanford), James Ramsey (Florida State), and Cody Keefer (UCLA), and homerun leader Ben Waldrip (Jacksonville State) from Orleans will be looked at to propel the East ahead of the West. Waldrip, who will hold down first base, has six home runs this season.

Along with Rogers, Harwich sends battery mate Luke Voit (Missouri State), fellow pitchers Chris Overman (NC State) and Carter Capps (Mount Olive), and utility fielder Jabari Henry (Florida International), whose 17 RBI and four home runs put him in the top ten in the league in both categories.

In the West, Eades will be joined by Braves teammates Josh Conway (Coastal Carolina), John Farrell (William Mary), Patrick Cantwell (Stony Brook), Colin Moran (UNC), and Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook). Jankowski has been a late-addition gem for Bourne, contributing 46 hits, 21 RBI, and a .343 average to the team. He leads his team in all three categories.

Cotuit’s flame-throwing Bobby Wahl (Mississippi), veteran short stop Deven Marrero (Arizona State), and hitting-phenom Victor Roache (Georgia Southern) also got All-Star nods. Roache has been flirting with the Triple Crown this season, two home runs shy of leading outright in all three categories.

Hyannis’s Scott Firth (Clemson), who currently leads the league with a 0.82 ERA, is joined by catcher Kevin Plawecki (Purdue), infielder Eric Stamets (Evansville), outfielder Joey Rickard (Arizona), and fellow pitcher Dietrich Enns (Central Michigan).

Scott Pickler of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox will be field manager for the East Division, with Mike Roberts of the defending champion Cotuit Kettleers piloting the West.

For the first time, Comcast SportsNet New England will televise the CCBL All-Star Game from Fenway Park in Boston. The telecast will also be carried on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic, The Mtn and CSS, reaching an estimated 34 million homes. Eric Frede and Lou Merloni return to handle play-by-play and analyst duties. Air time will be 7 p.m. with first pitch set for 7:07.

The CCBL All-star Game will be also be broadcast on WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station, with former major league announcer Jerry Trupiano and John Garner of the CCBL providing commentary.

Tickets are general admission and priced at only $10. To purchase tickets, fans can log on to www.redsox.com/capecod or call (877) REDSOX-9. Fans with disabilities may call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating (while supplies last). The Red Sox’ TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.

West Division All Stars:

Pitcher:             Ryan Eades             Bourne                 LSU

Pitcher:             Josh Conway           Bourne                 Coastal Carolina

Pitcher:             John Farrell             Bourne                 William & Mary

Pitcher:             Dietrich Enns           Hyannis                Central Michigan
Pitcher:             Scott Firth                Hyannis                Clemson
Pitcher:             Konner Wade           Wareham             Arizona
Pitcher:             Justin Amlung          Wareham             Louisville
Pitcher:             John Simms             Falmouth              Rice

Pitcher:             Bobby Wahl             Cotuit                  Mississippi

Catcher:            Patrick Cantwell      Bourne                 Stony Brook

Catcher:            Kevin Plawecki        Hyannis               Purdue
1B:                    Max Muncy              Wareham             Baylor
2B:                    Jake Rodriguez         Falmouth             Oregon State

SS:                     Deven Marrero        Cotuit                   Arizona State

3B:                    Colin Moran              Bourne                 North Carolina
Utility INF:         Eric Stamets             Hyannis               Evansvile

OF:                   Travis Jankowsky    Bourne                 Stony Brook

OF:                   Jeremy Baltz            Falmouth             St. John’s
OF:                   John Andreoli          Wareham             UCONN
OF:                   Joey Rickard            Hyannis               Arizona

DH:                   Victor Roache          Cotuit                  Georgia Southern

East Division All Stars:
Pitcher:             Taylor Rogers          Harwich               Kentucky
Pitcher:             Austin Voth             Brewster              Washington

Pitcher:             Chris Overman         Harwich               NC State

Pitcher:             Carter Capps           Harwich               Mount Olive

Pitcher:             Trevor Gott             Orleans                Kentucky
Pitcher:             J.T. Chargois            Brewster              Rice
Pitcher:             Tyler Johnson          Orleans                Stony Brook

Pitcher:             Tony Bucciferro      Brewster              Michigan State

Pitcher :            Matt Koch               Chatham              Louisville

Catcher:            Luke Voit                 Harwich               Missouri State

Catcher:            Dane Phillips           Chatham              Oklahoma State

1B:                    Ben Waldrip             Orleans                Jacksonville State
2B:                    Ryan Jones              Brewster              Michigan State
SS:                    Matt Duffy               Orleans                 Long Beach State
3B:                    Stephen Piscotty     Y-D                       Stanford

Utility INF:        Jabari Henry            Harwich               Florida International

OF:                   Jason Monda           Brewster              Washington State

OF:                   James Ramsey         Y-D                     Florida State

OF:                   Cody Keefer            Y-D                       UCLA
OF:                   Andrew Toles           Brewster              Tennessee
DH:                   Mason Katz             Y-D                       LSU
  • Simonbill

    Is it normal for a player to be selected to the all star game with only 9 games played and a .270 avg?.  There were a few players even on that players team with better avg and numbers thru a whole season who played infield.

  • Simonbill

    Is it normal for a player to be selected to the all star game with only 9 games played and a .270 avg?.  There were a few players even on that players team with better avg and numbers thru a whole season who played infield.

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      .270 average is actually decent in the Cape. 

      • Simonbill

        Agreed( good avg. for Cape) No argument there. What about others above .280 even some in the .295 to .300 range with games palyed in the 28 and above range? But 9 games. The knock is not on the kid, a good player. But should 9 games qualify for an All-Star appearance? That is my qeustion. 

        • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

          I don’t think it should actually….Nine games isn’t enough and the kids that have been there longer should get the spot over him. 

        • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

          I don’t think it should actually….Nine games isn’t enough and the kids that have been there longer should get the spot over him. 

      • Simonbill

        Agreed( good avg. for Cape) No argument there. What about others above .280 even some in the .295 to .300 range with games palyed in the 28 and above range? But 9 games. The knock is not on the kid, a good player. But should 9 games qualify for an All-Star appearance? That is my qeustion. 

  • RSN

    3 players from Stony Brook.  They’ve got something good going on up there. 

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      Yep…the major question is whether they will get it done in the postseason tournament though. 

  • Sean

    It seems completely unfair for those kids playing over 30 games to be overlooked so easily.  I’m sure many were hitting over .300 after only playing nine games. 

  • W Boggs

    batting avg. was taken too much into consideration in this.. many guys have under 100 AB’s which means averages can move 8-14 points each at at-bat. It’s not a good enough measure of the type of summer a player has had in this setting. Too many high end talent players get left off the list because they take the guys hitting .280+ with limited number of extra base hits over the guys with high slugging percentages, high RBI totals, but lower avg. Stats lie too much.

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      Who you think should be in then?

  • Agathlete

    I agree that 9 games is not nearly enough to qualify for an all-star slot, but the other division went too far the other way with their ss selection. The guy chosen hadn’t really even played ss since the arrival of gomez. He should’ve been the 2b and they should’ve selected a ss for that slot

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      Since we are talking about Deven here, he is the best shortstop prospect for next season though. I really like what he did with Team USA this summer. 

      • Agathlete

        Just think how much you’d have liked what he did if he actually played well..with a fielding % of .850, .just about anny ss, including Devin, would tell you that he did not play well. How he did with Team USA and his status as the top SS prospect for next year is beside the point though. A BA of .270 in only 9 games, does not warrant an all-star selection 

        • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

          Deven is a stud and remember that the CCBL is a showcase for talent in
          the country for scouting directors..

          • Simonbill

            I am going to agree with Foley here. Deven is good player. Don’t get to the Cape if you are not. The only issue is should 9 games have qualified you for All-Star game. No matter who the player is. Foley has agreed 9 games is not sufficient. All kids are worthy on talent alone. All other criteria should be met as to not take away from the kids who put in the grind.

        • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

          Deven batted .322 with Team USA which was the second highest on the team from the everyday players. He also led the team with the most hits on the summer. 

          I think he is getting a pass from the coaches as they are including his Team USA stats into his Cape League ones. 

          • Simonbill

            Here I’ll have to disagree. Those stats should have no bearing on these stats. Yes top notch player, no doubt. But the Team USA players for the most part did not face in my opinion the type of pitching you typically see day in day out in the Cape League. With that said I do believe there is a strong probability that the player still may have made his way into that game anyway over the time period everyone else played. But those All-Star Teams are not chosen on probabilities they are chosen by performance in that league. Remember to me it is not about the kid. It is about the other kid whomever it may have been not getting to play on the stage that he earned to play on over many games. It is for no one here to defend the League for allowing this to happen. Just the league should explain its decision to the ones affected. I am only saying it was not fair. And I know there are many things in life that are not fair.

          • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

            I agree that the league has some explaining to do here.