February 19, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Kevan Smith (81) poses for a picture during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

5 Barons players selected to Southern League ASG

There will be five Birmingham Barons on the 2014 Southern League All-Star game roster for the Double-A level.

On the roster from the Chicago White Sox Double-A affiliate are:

Kevan Smith (catcher), Josh Richmond (outfielder), Trayce Thompson (outfielder), Cody Winiarski (relief pitcher) and Michael Earley (outfielder).

The Double-A All-Stars for the Southern League are selected by field managers, radio broadcasters, general managers and print media according to a press release.

SL logoHere are some stats provided in press releases on the five All-Stars:

• Earley is hitting .266 (53-for-199) with two home runs, 10 doubles, 15 runs scored and 24 RBI in 52 games.

• In his first season at the Double-A level, Smith is hitting .321 (50-for-156) with four home runs, 11 doubles, 32 runs scored and 22 RBI in 41 games.

• On the year, Richmond is hitting .271 (42-for-155) with four home runs, 11 doubles, 26 runs scored and a team-best 27 RBI in 44 games.

• On the season, Thompson is hitting .217 (45-for-212) with a team-leading six home runs, 32 runs scored and 25 RBI in 56 games.

• On the season, Winiarski is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA (11 ER/26.2 IP) with a team-leading five saves in six opportunities and 30 strikeouts in 19 games.

The White Sox have a lot of prospects to be excited over on this squad, and remember the Barons were the 2013 Southern League champions, and some of this players are now on the Triple-A club in Charlotte.

The All-Star Game for the Southern League will be played in Chattanooga, TN on June 17.

Want more from Southside Showdown?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix.
Enter your email and stay in the know.

Tags: Birmingham Barons Chicago White Sox Cody Winiarski Josh Richmond Kevan Smith Michael Earley Trayce Thompson

comments powered by Disqus