TAMPA, FL. – The Florida State League announced today their selection for the 2015 North and South All-Star Teams and eight Tampa Yankees were selected, the most in team history. For the first time, players voted in addition to each teams official scorer, manager and broadcaster. League President Ken Carson was “thrilled and excited with the number of players who participated”. The 54th All-Star Game will be played at Tradition Field in St. Lucie, Saturday, June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Yankees Pitchers Andury Acevedo, Jonathan Holder, Angel Rincon, Catcher Kyle Higashioka, Infielders Miguel Andujar, Mike Ford, Tyler Wade and Outfielder Danny Oh were selected to represent the Tampa Yankees for the North Division Team.
RHP Andury Acevedo was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 2/6/12. He’s pitched 16.1 innings for Tampa with and has a 1.10 ERA. He’s given up 13 hits, four runs, two earned runs, and struck out 17.
RHP Jonathan Holder was selected by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Mississippi State. He has a 4-2 record and a 2.15 ERA after 11 starts with the T-Yanks. He’s pitched 62.2 innings with 50 strikeouts.
RHP Angel Rincon was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 1/26/10. He’s appeared in 19 games and pitched 28.1 innings with 18 strikeouts. He has recorded six saves so far this season.
Catcher Kyle Higashioka was selected by the Yankees in the seventh round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. He’s batting .222 after 33 games and caught in 32 of those games holding a .986 fielding percentage.
3B Miguel Andujar has a .902 fielding percentage over 49 games. He’s hit seven doubles, three triples and four homeruns with 29 RBI. He was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on 7/2/11.
1B Mike Ford is batting .250 in 51 games with 26 RBI. His fielding percentage at first base is .982 in 384 total chances. He was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on 7/17/13.
SS Tyler Wade is batting .294 after 50 games with 21 stolen bases. Wade was selected by the Yankees in the 10th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
OF Danny Oh was batting .333 in 29 games with the T-Yanks before being promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder on 5/21/15. He was selected by the Yankees in the 27th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
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