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RiverDogs' De Paula, Encinas, Enns, and O’Brien Named to All-Star Team

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The South Atlantic League has announced that the Charleston RiverDogs have four players on the Southern Division roster for the 54th annual SAL All-Star Game on June 18 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ.

RiverDogs righty Rafael De Paula has been named the starting pitcher for the Southern Division. Fellow Charleston pitchers Gabe Encinas and Dietrich Enns, as well as catcher Peter O'Brien are joining De Paula as All-Stars.

De Paula has been one of the SAL's most dominating pitchers this season, and is currently tied for 2nd in all on Minor League Baseball while leading the Sally League with an incredible 83 strikeouts. A 6'2", 215 pound righty from La Victoria, Dominican Republic, De Paula is turning heads in his first season in America. The 22-year-old, who has won six of his last seven starts, is sporting a 2.48 ERA and a 6-2 record through his first 11 starts of the year. His league leading 83 strikeouts are even more impressive compared to the 22 walks he has allowed in 54.1 innings pitched. De Paula has had three starts this season where has allowed one hit or less.

Gabe Encinas, who will not participate in the All-Star Game due to an elbow injury, was off to an arguably even better start than De Paula before he was hurt. The Yankees 6th round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of high school, Encinas made seven starts this season and was a perfect 3-0 with a miniscule 0.77 ERA, best in the league at the time of his injury. In 35 innings pitched, the 6'3", 195 pound righty allowed just 22 hits and three earned runs to go along with 31 strikeouts.

Lefty reliever Dietrich Enns was not on the RiverDogs roster on opening day, but he has been an ace in the Charleston bullpen. He has gone 4-0 this season with a remarkable 0.56 ERA. The 6'1", 195 pound reliever hails from Frankfort, IL and attended Central Michigan University. He was selected by the New York Yankees in the 19th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. In Enns' first full season in professional baseball, he has gotten off to an impressive start with 54 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched while allowing just 17 hits and two earned runs.

Peter O'Brien has been a force to be reckoned with in the RiverDogs line-up this season. He leads the RiverDogs and is ranked in the top 10 in the SAL with a .316 batting average. O'Brien, a 6'3", 215 pound right-handed batter, also leads the team with seven homers and is second with 34 RBI. The catcher from Miami Gardens, Florida, was selected by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Miami (FL) University.

Augusta leads the Southern Division teams with six All-Stars while West Virginia, Hickory, and Hagerstown pace the way in the Northern Division with six players each as well.

2013 South Atlantic League All-Stars

 

 

 

POSITION

NORTHERN DIVISION

 

MANAGER

Tripp Keister

Hagerstown

COACH

Mickey Morandini

Lakewood

COACH

Franklin Bravo

Hagerstown

 

 

 

PITCHERS

CJ Edwards

Hickory

 

Orlando Castro

West Virginia

Josh Hader

Delmarva

 

Tyler Glasnow

West Virginia

 

Frankie Reed

Greensboro

 

Steven Inch

Lakewood

 

Robert Benincasa

Hagerstown

 

Dixon Anderson

Hagerstown

 

Alexander Claudio

Hickory

 

Ivan Pineyro

Hagerstown

 

 

 

CATCHERS

Chace Numata

Lakewood

 

Jorge Alfaro

Hickory

 

Pedro Severino

Hagerstown

FIRST BASEMAN

Stetson Allie

West Virginia

SECOND BASEMAN

Micah Johnson

Kannapolis

THIRD BASEMAN

Joey Gallo

Hickory

SHORTSTOP

Dilson Herrera

West Virginia

UTILITY INFIELDER

Ryan Rua

Hickory

UTILITY INFIELDER

Tony Renda

Hagerstown

RIGHT FIELD

Josh Bell

West Virginia

CENTER FIELD

Lewis Brinson

Hickory

LEFT FIELD

Jason Coats

Kannapolis

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

Walker Gourley

West Virginia

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

Brandon Miller

Hagerstown

DESIGNATED HITTER

Viosergy Rosa

Greensboro

TRAINER

Mickey Kozack

Lakewood

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSITION

SOUTHERN DIVISION

 

MANAGER

Luis Rojas                 

Savannah

COACH

Frank Viola           

Savannah

COACH

Hector Borg                              

Augusta

     

PITCHERS

Rafael De Paula

Charleston

 

Gabriel Ynoa

Savannah

 

 

Martin Agosta

Augusta

Gabe Encinas

Charleston

 

Brett Mitchell

Savannah

 

Christian Binford

Lexington

 

Tyler Mizenko

Augusta

 

Shae Simmons

Rome

 

Dietrich Enns

Charleston

 

Chris Stratton

Alec Mills

Augusta

Lexington

 

CATCHERS

 

Kevin Plawecki

 

Savannah

 

Tom Murphy

Asheville

 

Peter O'Brien

Charleston

FIRST BASEMAN

Jayce Boyd

Savannah

SECOND BASEMAN

Levi Hyams

Rome

THIRD BASEMAN

Mitchell Delfino

Augusta

SHORTSTOP

Rosell Herrera

Asheville

UTILITY INFIELDER

Matt Duffy

Augusta

UTILITY INFIELDER

Mookie Betts

Greenville

RIGHT FIELD

Derek Jones

Asheville

CENTER FIELD

Jesus Galindo

Augusta

LEFT FIELD

Josh Elander

Rome

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

Francisco Sosa

Asheville

UTILITY OUTFIELDER

Brandon Nimmo

Savannah

DESIGNATED HITTER

David Chester

Greenville

TRAINER

Tom Truedson

Savannah

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