RiverDogs’ Connor Spencer picked for South Atlantic League All-Star Game

Charleston RiverDogs first baseman Connor Spencer. Photo by Michael Wiser

Designated hitter Connor Spencer was the lone Charleston RiverDogs player selected to play in the 56th annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Rosters for the June 23 game in Asheville were announced Tuesday.

Spencer, a 22-year-old first baseman who was the New York Yankees’ eighth-round draft pick out of UC Irvine in 2014, is batting .297 with no home runs and 23 runs batted in.

2015 South Atlantic League All-Stars

NORTHERN DIVISION

Manager: Corey Ragsdale, Hickory; Coaches: Francisco Matos, Oscar Marin, Hickory.

Pitchers: Ariel Jurado, Hickory; Joey DeNato, Lakewood; John Fasola, Hickory; Yeudy Garcia, West Virginia; Junior Lopez, West Virginia; Yohander Mendez, Hickory; Luis Ortiz, Hickory; Alexis Rivero, Lakewood; Drew Van Orden, Hagerstown; Collin Wiles, Hickory; Austen Williams, Hagerstown.

Catchers: Arturo Rodriguez, Greensboro; Brett Austin, Kannapolis; Jose Trevino, Hickory. First base: Rhys Hoskins, Lakewood. Second base: Stephen Wilkerson, Delmarva. Third base: Grant DeBruin, Hagerstown. Shortstop: Malquin Canelo, Lakewood. Utility infielder: Eddy Alvarez, Kannapolis; Jomar Reyes, Delmarva. Outfield: Luke Tendler, Hickory; Carlos Tocci, Lakewood; K.J. Woods, Greensboro. Utility outfielder: Conor Bierfeldt, Delmarva; Elvis Escobar, West Virginia. Designated hitter: Austen Smith, Greensboro.

SOUTHERN DIVISION

Manager: Warren Schaeffer, Asheville. Coaches: Mark Brewer, Asheville; Vinny Castilla, Asheville.

Pitchers: Helmis Rodriguez, Asheville; Mario Alcantara, Greenville; Pedro Fernandez, Lexington; Kyle Kinman, Rome; Michael Kopech, Greenville; Zach Lovvorn, Lexington; Casey Meisner, Savannah; Raymundo Montero, Augusta; David Roseboom; Savannah; Matthew Strahm, Lexington; Jerry Vasto, Asheville.

Catchers: Jordan Procyshen, Greenville; Aramis Garcia, Augusta; Ben Moore, Greenville. First base: Ryan O’Hearn, Lexington; Second base: Jonathan Johnson, Savannah. Third base: Rafael Devers, Greenville. Shortstop: Javier Guerra, Greenville. Utility infielder: Ozhaino Albies, Rome; Mauricio Dubon, Greenville. Outfield: Elier Hernandez, Lexington; Johneshwy Fargas, Augusta; Derek Miller, Greenville. Utility outfielder: Joseph Daris, Rome; Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado, Lexington. Designated hitter: Connor Spencer, Charleston.