Harper One of Five Suns Named To Sally League All-Star Team

A look at the five Suns on the Sally League Northern Division squad

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.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

6 thoughts on “Harper One of Five Suns Named To Sally League All-Star Team”

  1. Sue – thanks for the heads up on the great Suns represenation in the Sally League All-Star game. Taylor Jordan is really impressing me and would love to see what he can do in Potomac by the end of the season.

  2. They all earned the honor based on pure numbers, and deserve to be there to play the game. At some point however, they should also advance to the next level; Maybe the big wave from the bottom comes after the Sally League AS game, with Harper, Kelso & Manno earning promotions, with Jordan to follow in July. Freitas needs to get better defensively before he’s promoted, imo.

  3. Well deserved on all ends. If Robbie Ray was with the team longer he would be a all-star also. Congrats to all. My boy Manno did a great Job and I wish him nothing but the best. Guys not only did he do a great job but trust me a great young man with great character.

  4. Great news. I agree with BinM and expect to see Harper and the others at a game in Frederick in August.

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