Cubs’ prospects 1B Dan Vogelbach, RHP Armando Rivero selected to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team
Dan Vogelbach and Armando Rivero will represent the Iowa Cubs in the upcoming Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 13 in Charlotte, NC. Vogelbach and Rivero were named Thursday to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team.
Vogelbach is a mid-season All-Star for the third time in his pro career. Vogelbach was a Midwest League All-Star in 2013 when he played for Low-A Kane County. Last season while playing for Double-A Tennessee, Vogelbach was a Southern League All-Star.
Rivero is a mid-season All-Star for the second time. Rivero represented Double-A Tennessee in the 2014 Southern League All-Star Game.
After 76 games, Dan Vogelbach was hitting .305/.420/.548 with 16 doubles, a triple and 15 home runs for a .968 OPS. Vogelbach had 49 walks with 62 strikeouts and 142 total bases in 259 at bats.
Armando Rivero has quietly put together a good season out of the I-Cubs bullpen. The righty reliever was 3-1 with a 2.39 ERA and 1.14 WHIP after 23 appearances. Rivero gave up 10 runs on 23 hits with 20 walks and 49 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.
Pacific Coast League All-Star Roster
Pitchers: RHP Mike Hauschild, RHP James Hoyt, RHP Damien Magnifico, RHP Blake Parker, RHP Brooks Pounders, RHP Armando Rivero, RHP Brady Rodgers, LHP Michael Roth, LHP Patrick Schuster, RHP Braden Shipley, RHP Sam Tuivailala, RHP Gabriel Ynoa
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The 29th annual Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised live on MLB Network at 6:00pm CDT and is available online to MiLB.TV subscribers. In addition, the game call will be simulcast on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM Channel 89.
Cubs Mid-Season All-Stars
Midwest League – Low-A South Bend Cubs
- OF Eloy Jimenez
- OF Donnie Dewees
- INF Andrew Ely
- INF Jesse Hodges
- LHP Carson Sands
- RHP Adbert Alzolay
Carolina League – High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
- RHP Trevor Clifton
- RHP Zach Hedges
- RHP Jake Stinnett
- 2B/OF Ian Happ
Southern League – Double-A Tennessee Smokies
- RHP Paul Blackburn
- RHP Brad Markey
- RHP Juan Paniagua
- INF/OF Chesny Young
- C Victor Caratini
- 3B Jeimer Candelario
- C Mark Zagunis
- RHP Tyler Skulina
Pacific Coast League – Triple-A Iowa Cubs
- 1B Dan Vogelbach
- RHP Armando Rivero
Before the rosters were announced for the PCL All-Star team, the final update from the league on the fan voting had Willson Contreras, Albert Almora Jr. and Munenori Kawasaki with the most votes at their respective positions.
Twenty of the top players in the Cubs’ organization over four levels of the Minor League system were named mid-season All-Stars. Jeimer Candelario (Triple-A), Mark Zagunis (Triple-A) and Jason Vosler (High-A) were promoted after they were named All-Stars and did not participate in the games.
Jeimer Candelario and Eloy Jimenez will represent the Chicago Cubs in the prestigious SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Candelario will have a chance to play on the biggest stage with the top prospects in the game. Jimenez will get to participate in his second All-Star Game and show off his power in front of a national audience.