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Brentz, Wheeler highlight EL All-Stars
Host R-Phillies' Valle, Rodriguez among prospects selected
06/29/2012 11:48 AM ET
Two-time Eastern Division All-Star Cody Johnson leads the league in homers.
Two-time Eastern Division All-Star Cody Johnson leads the league in homers. (Danny Wild/MLB.com)
The best of the Eastern League will meet in Reading, Pa., next month after All-Star rosters for the Eastern and Western divisions were revealed Thursday.

The host Reading Phillies will have six representatives on the Eastern squad, including catcher Sebastian Valle -- the Phils' top catching prospect -- Troy Hanzawa, Cesar Hernandez, Darin Ruf, Justin Friend and Julio Rodriguez.

The Eastern team is also anchored by a solid pitching corps, with Binghamton ace Zack Wheeler leading a staff that includes Trenton's Brett Marshall, New Hampshire's Yohan Pino and Sam Dyson and Portland's Chris Hernandez.

Wheeler, the Mets' No. 1 prospect, is 7-3 with a 2.29 ERA in 13 starts and ranks third in the league with 77 strikeouts.

Trenton's Cody Johnson, the Eastern League's home run leader with 16, joins the circuit's stolen base leader Abraham Almonte, who has 30 steals for the Thunder. Boston's No. 2 prospect, Bryce Brentz, was also voted to the team after hitting .293 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs in 70 games for Portland.

The visiting Western team includes sluggers like Jordan Lennerton, who ranks second in the league with 15 homers, and Altoona's Brock Holt, a 2011 Eastern League All-Star.

Erie's James Avery, who leads the league with eight wins, highlights the West's pitching staff that also boasts the arms of Bowie's Zach Clark, Altoona's Brandon Cumpton, Richmond's Chris Heston, Harrisburg's Danny Rosenbaum and Akron's Steven Wright, all voted to the team by the fans.

Full rosters for both teams are below:

Eastern Division All-Stars
Catchers
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Chris Herrmann C New Britain MIN
Sebastian Valle C Reading PHI
Infielders and Outfielders
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Abraham Almonte OF Trenton NYY
Bryce Brentz* OF Portland BOS
Eric Campbell* 1B Binghamton NYM
Ryan Goins 2B/SS New Hampshire TOR
Troy Hanzawa SS Reading PHI
Cesar Hernandez 2B Reading PHI
Cody Johnson DH/OF Trenton NYY
Kevin Mahoney* 2B/3B Trenton NYY
Jefry Marte 3B Binghamton NYM
Mike McDade* 1B New Hampshire TOR
Reynaldo Rodriguez 1B Portland BOS
Darin Ruf* 1B Reading PHI
Pitchers
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Andrew Albers LHP New Britain MIN
Sam Dyson* RHP New Hampshire TOR
Jordan Whatcott** RHP Reading PHI
B.J. Hermsen* RHP New Britain MIN
Chris Hernandez* LHP Portland BOS
Brett Marshall* RHP Trenton NYY
Kelvin Perez RHP Trenton NYY
Yohan Pino RHP New Hampshire TOR
Julio Rodriguez RHP Reading PHI
Zack Wheeler* RHP Binghamton NYM
** Reading pitcher replaces former teammate Justin Friend, who was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Friend was a fan selection.

Western Division All-Stars
Catchers
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Ramon Cabrera C Altoona PIT
Tommy Joseph C Richmond SF
Infielders and Outfielders
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Buck Britton 3B/OF Bowie BAL
Chun-Hsiu Chen* 1B/C Akron CLE
Brock Holt* SS Altoona PIT
Jeff Kobernus 2B Harrisburg WAS
Jordan Lennerton* 1B Erie DET
Daniel Mayora* 3B Richmond SF
Thomas Neal OF Akron CLE
Eury Perez OF Harrisburg WAS
Chris Rahl* OF Harrisburg WAS
Niuman Romero SS Erie DET
Jonathan Schoop 2B Bowie BAL
Robbie Widlansky* 1B/OF Bowie BAL
Pitchers
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
James Avery* RHP Erie DET
Brett Bochy RHP Richmond SF
Zach Clark* RHP Bowie BAL
Brandon Cumpton* RHP Altoona PIT
Chris Heston* RHP Richmond SF
Kyle Landis RHP Akron CLE
Kevin Pucetas RHP Harrisburg WAS
Danny Rosenbaum* LHP Harrisburg WAS
Pedro Viola LHP Bowie BAL
Steven Wright* RHP Akron CLE

* denotes selection via fan voting.

Danny Wild is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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