ELKVILLE, Ill. – The Prospect League’s premier players are ready to showcase their skills in front of professional scouts at the league’s annual All-Star festivities Monday, July 17. The all-star players participating in the two showcases were selected by the respective Prospect League managers and field staff.
Players from Danville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Quincy, Springfield and Terre Haute will participate in an All-Star Showcase hosted by the Kokomo Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium in Indiana.
“The work that John Perszyk, Dan Kuenzi and the rest of the Kokomo staff have done to ensure the quality of this event for the players, fans, and scouts is incredible,” said Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien. “It will be a first-class event for everyone involved.”
Selected players from Butler, Champion City, Chillicothe and West Virginia will participate in an All-Star Showcase hosted by the West Virginia Miners in Beckley, W.Va., at Linda K. Epling Stadium. “Doug and Tim Epling, Jim Holland, Nick Cuozzo and the rest of the West Virginia Miners staff have worked tirelessly to make this All-Star Showcase a top-notch event that will allow some of the Prospect League’s best players to show their skills to professional baseball scouts,” said Bastien.
“We are proud to be able to showcase our premier players for the benefit of additional exposure to Major League scouts and our fans,” Bastien added. “Having 31 players drafted in the recent MLB Draft with Prospect League experience reflects the stature of our league. It is with great pride that these two events take place Monday in Kokomo and Beckley, our West and East hosts for this special event.”
In the evening, Kokomo will host a Home Run Derby that is open to the public. Gates open at 5 p.m. at Kokomo Municipal Stadium for a Celebrity Home Run Derby at 6 p.m. Select Prospect League players compete at 7:05 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.kokomojackrabbits.com.
The West Virginia Miners are also having a Home Run Derby among the Prospect League players attending the Beckley, W. Va., showcase at 5 p.m. Monday, July 17 at Linda K. Epling Stadium. The event is open and free to the public to attend.
Following the conclusion of the Prospect League regular season in early August, a traditional Post-Season All-Star Team will be announced.
|WEST VIRGINIA ALL-STAR SHOWCASE||KOKOMO ALL-STAR SHOWCASE|
|NAME||PL TEAM||NAME||PL TEAM|
|Neil Lambert||Chillicothe Paints||Chase Nix||Danville Dans|
|Peyton Newsom||Chillicothe Paints||Jim Govern||Danville Dans|
|Chad Roberts||Chillicothe Paints||Jonah Ulane||Danville Dans|
|Dalton Bollinger||Chillicothe Paints||Mike Rothmund||Danville Dans|
|Nick Webre||Danville Dans|
|Alex Garland||Champion City Kings||Welles Cooley||Danville Dans|
|Seth Gray||Champion City Kings||Zach Eschberger||Danville Dans|
|Gage Taylor||Champion City Kings|
|Jack Schaaf||Champion City Kings||Collin Butkiewicz||Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|David Flattery||Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|Jack Herzing||Butler BlueSox||Imani Willis||Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|Nic Bucci||Butler BlueSox||Luke Fegen||Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|Connor Coward||Butler BlueSox||Romero Harris||Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|Alex Stobert||Butler BlueSox||Storm Joop||Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|James Meeker||Butler BlueSox||Zeb Adreon||Kokomo Jackrabbits|
|Tyler Black||Butler BlueSox|
|Wyatt Dougherty||Butler BlueSox||Brad Depperman||Lafayette Aviators|
|Rey Gonzalez||Butler BlueSox||Brian Sharp||Lafayette Aviators|
|Kristian Webb||Butler BlueSox||Caleb Sleeman||Lafayette Aviators|
|Brady Gulakowski||Butler BlueSox||Dougie Parks||Lafayette Aviators|
|Patrick Ferguson||Butler BlueSox||Justin Smith||Lafayette Aviators|
|Tanner Murphy||Butler BlueSox||Logan Beaman||Lafayette Aviators|
|Calvin Scott||Butler BlueSox||Trey Bridis||Lafayette Aviators|
|Ben Whetstone||Quincy Gems|
|Brad Harrison||Quincy Gems|
|Dalton Schumer||Quincy Gems|
|Michael Starcewich||Quincy Gems|
|Austin Krizan||Terre Haute REX|
|Bailey Lewis||Terre Haute REX|
|Eddie Miller||Terre Haute REX|
|Jalbert Melo||Terre Haute REX|
|Jarrett O’Leary||Terre Haute REX|
|Nelson Muñiz||Terre Haute REX|
|Zach Milam||Terre Haute REX|
**Please Note that participating players listed are subject to changes and additions.