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July 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Five Sea Dogs chosen for Eastern League All-Star team

Five members of the Portland Sea Dogs have been named Eastern League All-Stars, with infielders Carlos Asuaje, Marco Hernandez, and Jantzen Witte, and pitchers William Cuevas and Robby Scott being selected to represent the host team when the Game is played at Hadlock Field on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm.

A fan vote determines two representatives from each team in the league, with Cuevas and Witte being the fan selections for Portland, while the three others were selected by a vote of Eastern League media, managers, and officials.

Asuaje is ranked 24th here at SoxProspects.com and is batting .240/.350/.376 in 70 games for the Sea Dogs this season. He has shown great plate discipline, leading the Sea Dogs with 37 walks. He also leads the team in runs scored with 36. Although he primarily has played second base with Portland, Asuaje had a tremendous year in 2014 split between Greenville and Salem while playing all over the field, splitting his time equally between second base, third base, and left field, and was named a South Atlantic League All-Star.

Hernandez was the player-to-be-named-later in the Felix Doubront trade with the Chicago Cubs. The 22-year old has had a nice break-out season for Portland in 2015 despite missing three weeks with an injury around the turn of April into May, batting .310/.336/.465 in 56 games. Hernandez also has shown his above-average speed, beating out bunts and stealing three bases on the year.

Witte has also put together a very solid year for Portland. He has hit .281/.361/.422 with four home runs in 71 games. Witte leads the Sea Dogs in hits (71), OBP (.361), doubles (21), and RBI (42).

Cuevas has made 14 starts for Portland this year, posting a 7-4 record with a 3.75 ERA. He has put up very good strikeout numbers, punching out 70 batters in 72 innings pitched. Opposing batters are also hitting just .237 against Cuevas.

Scott has been very good out of the bullpen for Portland so far, posting a 2.04 ERA in 35 1/3 innings. He his coming off a great 2014, as he put up an ERA of 1.96 in 59 2/3 innings for the Sea Dogs last year. He has been a bit of an organizational soldier this season, having been called up to Pawtucket three times and making a total of four appearances for the PawSox.

Photo Credit: Marco Hernandez by Kelly O'Connor