Three of our former Valley Leaguers have been named to the New York-Penn League All-star rosters:
- Jacob Rhinesmith (New Market 2017), from Auburn, is hitting 303/381/426 in 155 at-bats, and is named to the North team. Coach Cole from New Market told me last year something like, “This guy is for real!” Jacob was drafted in the 18th round by the Nationals in 2018, and is off to an excellent pro start.
- J.C. Escarra (Staunton 2016), from Aberdeen, is hitting 330/444/577 in 97 at-bats, and will play for the South. He was drafted in the 15th round in 2017. That high slugging comes from 5 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 home runs.
- Drew Crosby (Winchester 2016), from Connecticut, also made the North team. Drew, a 26th round pick in 2017 by the Tigers, is 4-0, 1.78, with 21 hits, 7 walks, and 27 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings pitched.