The South Division defeated the North 3-2 in the 75th Annual Texas League All-Star Game. Some of the best prospects in Double-A baseball made appearances on this exciting night. We won’t recap the game in a traditional sense but we will give you details on how the best up-and-comers performed last night.
James Darnell was the MVP of the game last night with a two-run home run and a solid defensive play to secure the win. Darnell is the 12th ranked prospect in the Padres system and has had a great season so far. The fans in San Antonio were certainly happy to cheer for one of their own.
The south also had a premiere pitching performance from Astros’ prospect Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel allowed one hit on two innings and picked up three strikeouts. Keuchel has been really fantastic this season and looks to move through an empty Houston system quickly.
A couple of Rangers prospects made some waves as well. Martin Perez pitched a good inning, allowing no hits. His fastball was on display and touched as high as 96. Leonys Martin was also activated from the disabled list in Frisco to play in this game, his first game action since being placed on the DL June 10th. He went 0 for 3 but it’s a good sign for Rangers fans.
For the North, Angels superstar prospect Mike Trout was two for five with an RBI. The only other run batted in came from Cardinals prospect Matt Adams. Another Angels sprout Garrett Richards and Kansas City prospect Buddy Baumann, each threw scoreless innings and each had two strikeouts.
The Texas League digs back into its second half tonight. Arkansas and San Antonio each won the 1st half titles and a playoff spot, as a result the standings reset and we get a whole new season!