Seven members of the Clearwater Threshers were named to the Florida State League's North All-Star Team

Seven members of the Clearwater Threshers roster will be playing in the Florida State League All-Star Game for the North Division team. The contingent has three pitchers and four position players.

Pitchers Tom Eshelman, Elniery Garcia and Alexis Rivero, along with catcher Chace Numata, infielders Zach Green, Scott Kingery and outfielder Carlos Tocci were named to represent the Threshers in the Florida State League All-Star Game, which will be played June 18 in Fort Myers.

The Phillies acquired Eshelman (3-2, 3.54) from the Houston Astros as part of the Ken Giles deal over the Winter. The right-hander has been impressive in his ten starts with Clearwater this season, posting 56 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings of work, while walking just 11 batters. Eshelman, who turns 22 on June 20th, has held opponents to a .254 average this season and has a 1.20 WHIP.

Elniery Garcia, 21, has made eight starts and one relief appearance for Clearwater. His lone non-start for the Threshers was when he came on to pitch in the second inning after Michael Mariot made an appearance on a rehab assignment for Clearwater. On the season, Garcia is 5-2 with a 2.19 ERA, holding opponents to a .208 average through 53 1/3 innings of work. Garcia is averaging just under six innings per game.

Alexis Rivero is in his fourth season in the Phillies organization and is 3-1 with a 1.35 ERA in 20 relief appearances with Clearwater. Rivero, 21, has 28 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings of work out of the bullpen, with an impressive 0.86 WHIP and a .181 opponents batting average.

Numata, 23, is among the deep slate of catching prospects in the organization and is hitting .235 on the year. Primarily a defensive type catcher, Numata has just one error in 24 games behind the plate and has thrown out 36-percent (8-of-22) runners attempting to steal this season.

First baseman Zach Green, has made 12 starts at first and three at third base this season with the Threshers, while getting most of his at-bats as a designated hitter. Green, 22, was drafted by the Phillies in the third round of the 2012 Draft and is hitting .282 with six home runs and 28 RBI on the season, while posting an OPS of .847 in 48 games.

Kingery was a second round pick in last year's draft and is hitting .266 in 63 games after hitting .250 with Lakewood last season in 66 games. The 22-year old University of Arizona product has a .340 on-base percentage and has stolen 12 bases in 15 attempts. 

Carlos Tocci was a South Atlantic League All-Star last season when he hit .321 at Lakewood. The 20-year old center field prospect is hitting .243 in 54 games with Clearwater.


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