Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lakewood's Tobias and Pujols honored as SAL All-Stars

Jose Pujols, image- Jay Floyd
On Tuesday, rosters for the Class A South Atlantic League All-Star teams, including two Phillies propsects, were announced. Lakewood second baseman Josh Tobias and outfielder Jose Pujols were honored and will represent the Northern Division roster when the game takes place at Whitaker Ballpark in Lexington, KY on June 21st.

Tobias, who was a 10th round draft selection by the Phillies last year out of the University of Florida, has a .2868 average with five home runs and 33 RBI through 52 games for the BlueClaws. The switch-hitter has 14 multi-hit games this season.

The 20-year-old Pujols sports a .243 average with a league-best 10 home runs and 34 RBI through 53 games this season. The righty slugger was recently profiled by Phillies Nation (click here for that feature). In that interview, the Dominican born Pujols was asked about the possibility of being nominated as an All-Star.

"It would be great," Pujols stated. "It would be my first All-Star game, so I just will continue to work and we'll see what happens."

This year’s SAL All-Star Game will mark the 57th annual exhibition.

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