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Seven Threshers honored as FSL All-Stars

Elniery Garcia, image- Jay Floyd
Class A Advanced Florida State League All-Star rosters were announced on Friday and among those honored were seven from the Phillies affiliate Clearwater Threshers.

Pitchers Elniery Garcia, Alexis Rivero and Tom Eshelman will be part of the Northern division roster along with second baseman Scott Kingery, outfielder Carlos Tocci, catcher Chace Numata and 1B/3B Zach Green.

Garcia, a lefty, has been excellent this year. The 21-year-old Dominican has a 4-2 record with a 2.08 ERA in eight games (seven starts) while striking out 40 and walking 14 in 47 2/3 innings.

Rivero, the team's closer, has a 3-1 record with four saves, a 1.09 ERA and a 10.2 K/9 mark. The right-hander is 21-years-old.

Eshelman, a righty, was acquired from Houston in the Kenny Giles trade, sports a 3-2 record with a 3.61 ERA and a 9.1 K/9 mark in nine starts. The 21-year-old was a 2nd round draft selection by the Astros last year.

Kingery, the Phils' 2nd round draft pick last June, is batting .267 with three homers, 11 RBI and 11 steals in 48 games. The 22-year-old righty batter was ranked as the number 15 prospect by Phillies Nation this year.

Tocci, the 19th ranked prospect via Phillies Nation, sports a .239 average with a homer, 20 RBI and eight steals in 51 games. At 20 years old, the righty hitter is one of the youngest players in the FSL.

Numata, who was previously an All-Star with Lakewood in 2013, has a .234 average with five doubles and four RBI. The 23-year-old switch-hitter was a 14th round pick in 2010.

Green, a 3rd round pick in 2012, is hitting .277 with six homers and 25 RBI through 44 games. The righty batter is 22 years old.

The FSL All-Star Game is slated to take place in Ft. Myers, home of the Twins' affiliate, on Saturday, June 18th at 7:05 PM.

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