The Pawtucket Red Sox are only sending one representative to the AAA All-Star game this year as pitcher Matt Fox earns the honor of joining the International League in Salt Lake City on July 13th. Last season Bubba Bell and Robert Manuel represented Pawtucket.
Pawtucket Red Sox
P Matt Fox - 4-2, 3.61 ERA, 58 K
This is Fox's second All-Star selection in professional baseball. In 2009 he was an Eastern League All-Star when he pitched for the New Britain Rock Cats.
Other notables on the I.L. roster include pitchers Julio Teheran (Gwinnett), Jeanmar Gomez (Columbus) and Zach McAllister (Columbus), second baseman Jason Kipnis (Columbus), outfielder Desmond Jennings (Durham) and former Boston Red Sox outfielder Jeremy Hermida (Lousiville). Columbus Clippers manager Mark Sarbaugh will be at the helm for the I.L.
The tough thing for PawSox fans is that on June 23rd a listing of All-Star vote getters was released with one day of voting to go and both Lars Anderson and Jose Iglesias were leading all players at their respective positions, yet after one additional day of voting, neither makes the roster. It seems as though the fan "vote" doesn't hold as much weight as maybe once expected. The starting first base position that Anderson topped in votes went to Jorge Vazquez, who wasn't even in the Top 5 in voting. I know that the fan voting only accounts for 1/3 of the total vote, but something does seem off here as whole. Regardless, congrats to Fox on making the squad.