The South Atlantic League has officially announced its All-Star representatives, which will include Bryce Harper and four of his teammates. Manager Brian Daubach and pitching coach Chris Michalak will also be among the coaches for the All-Star Game on June 21 at Delmarva’s Perdue Stadium.
Catcher David Freitas and third baseman Blake Kelso will join right fielder Harper in the starting lineup while Taylor Jordan and Chris Manno will be among the pitchers.
Freitas, who homered on Saturday night, has caught fire in the month of June, batting .435 with 7RBI. Kelso has been chasing Harper in the Sally League batting race all season long, currently at .344, which is good for fifth-best and .002 ahead of Harper’s .342 mark.
Jordan has posted a line of 6-1, 2.48 — the second-most wins and third-lowest ERA (fifth best in the more advance FIP metric) in the Sally League. Chris Manno recently had his perfect ERA tarnished, but has been striking out batters at a rate 14.67 per 9IP (best in the Sally with 20+ IP) and and opponents have hit just .100 against him.
Harper, of course, continues to make the case for a callup that folks continue to campaign for in their
haste hunger to see him in DC, with a .342/.435/.623 line, 14HR, 12SB, and 42RBI.