Three Senators Named To E.L. All-Star Game

Yesterday, the Harrisburg Senators announced three of their players were named to the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game.

Cutter Dykstra, Neil Holland, and Michael Taylor were selected for the Western Division squad. Holland will obviously not be playing due to his recent move to AAA to join the Syracuse Chiefs.

Dykstra is currently posting a .297/.369/.417 line for the Senators as the team’s starting second baseman, where he’s putting up a career-best 4.39 range factor. He was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 out of Westlake, CA high school.

Holland was leading the team in appearances with 29 before his promotion, and had allowed just seven of 18 inherited runners to score while not allowing any runs of his own in 17 appearances. This is his second all-star appearance, having represented the Nats NYPL affiliate in Vermont in 2010, the same year he was drafted out of the University of Louisville.

Taylor has been a force all season long, displaying both power (18 HR) speed (26 steals) while putting up an OPS of .956. Originally a shortstop when he was drafted in the 6th Rd. out of Westminster Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), he was converted to outfield in 2010 and has quickly evolved on defense to an elite level, most notably for his throwing arm where he racked up 23 assists last season and has nine so far this season.

The E.L. ASG will be held on July 16 in Altoona. Full rosters and further details can be found here.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of 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 “Three Senators Named To E.L. All-Star Game”

  1. Doubt I’ll make it, but the Eastern League All-Star game is located 3hr. 20 minutes from my place of residence. That’s approximately one Michael Taylor moonshot as the crow flies.

  2. Neil must have smiled @ Louisville card asst
    Coach taking over Indiana Hoosiers program
    After Tracy Smith went to sunny Sun Devil
    Program ASU

  3. Hmmm maybe we are overlooking Dykstra as a potential option at second base. But he hasn’t proven all that much better than Lombo, Espinosa or Desmond at these levels has he?

  4. Down in the depth chart
    Much like getting excited about rotation
    Made up of Simms and minor league free
    Nice outing tonight by Simmons

    1. Yep, that is true. Still they keep promoting him? Rotation lost a lot when Cole was promoted, after
      after losing Rivero, Purke, and Solis for the year. The fail of Schwartz. Kind of depressing thinking
      about the rotation in Harrisburg? Need to eat 10 buster bar parfaits to get past that.

      And Turnbull looks like a bullpen artist in waiting if he can make it out of Potomac don’t think he’ll get selected in rule 5.

      Simms looked very good. Wonder when it will be Voth’s turn?

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