As one might expect with a last-place team, just one Auburn Doubleday was named to the New York-Penn League 2013 All-Star game.
David Napoli got the nod from the NYPL, which released the rosters this afternoon. Napoli is currently 1-0 with three saves and a 1.37 ERA in 11 appearances, in which he’s pitched 19⅔ innings, given up four runs on 13 hits with eight walks and 23 strikeouts.
The 22-y.o. southpaw was drafted this past June in the 8th round out of Tulane University. He primarily worked as a starter for the Green Wave, but has been used as a reliever to maximize the velocity on his fastball, which, according Baseball America, can hit 94 m.p.h. though Ryan Kelley of BaseballNewshound.com is high on his curve:
Napoli’s best pitch though is his vicious curveball. It’s a big 11-5 bender… and it has a knack for making opposing hitters look silly. It’s his put-away weapon, and he likes to bury it in the dirt as his chase pitch. Impressive for his age, he’s also adept at dropping it in for called strikes early in the count, and can place it already.
The 2013 All-Star game will be held on Tuesday, August 13th at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT, home to the Connecticut Tigers. It will feature a matchup of prospects from the American League versus prospects from the National League.