These North American League guys can play

By: Devon Teeple
The first-ever North American League All-Stars have been announced and the numbers produced by these first-year players are worth a second look. 

While this announcement really shows what the league has to offer, three of the very best prospects the league has produced are part of another very exclusive list; Baseball America’s Top Ten Independent League Prospects. 

The NAL is in a tie with the Frontier League with three prospects a piece. Again, this just shows the calibre of baseball in the Independent League’s as well as the type of athletes featured in the NAL. 

Coming in a 4, 6, and 8 are; 

Travis Weaver, ss, Lake County (North American)

Jake Rife, of, Chico (North American)

Landon Camp, 3b, San Angelo (North American) 

For more information on the NAL’s elite three, read the Baseball America article here. And for your viewing pleasure, take a look at the NAL All-Star squad listed below. 

These guys are good for a reason! 

Starting Pitchers:

1. Chandler Barnard, RHP, San Angelo Colts: 12-2, 3.25 ERA, 98 K, 25 BB, 103 H, 113.2 IP 

2. Jason Stevenson, LHP, Chico Outlaws: 8-0, 1.68 ERA, 76 K, 14 BB, 57 H, 64.1 IP 

3. Eric Blackwell, RHP, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings: 8-3, 3.01 ERA, 100 K, 34 BB, 83 H, 92.2 IP 

4. Logan Williamson, LHP, San Angelo Colts: 11-2, 4.99 ERA, 104 K, 36 BB, 126 H, 113.2 IP 

5. Aaron Guerra, RHP, Edinburg Roadrunners: 7-7, 3.60 ERA, 62 K, 14 BB, 106 H, 85 IP 

Relief Pitchers: 

1. Edgar Martinez, RHP, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings: 2.48 ERA, 60 K, 6 BB, 26 H, 20 SV, 32.2 IP 

2. Julio Castro, RHP, Edinburg Roadrunners: 2.05 ERA, 58 K, 8 BB, 35 H, 11 SV, 48.1 IP 

3. Tom Boleska, RHP, Edmonton Capitals: 2.11 ERA, 56 K, 11 BB, 34 H, 11 SV, 47 IP 

4. JJ Leaper, RHP, Yuma Scorpions: 1.39 ERA, 31 K, 12 BB, 17 H, 3 SV, 26 IP 

5. Clayton Uyechi, RHP, Na Koa Ikaika Maui: 1.65 ERA, 29 K, 15 BB, 23 H, 3 SV, 32.2 IP 

Catcher: 

Lou Santangelo, R/R, .346/.410/.600 11 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 45 RBI 

First Base: 

CJ Ziegler, Lake County Fielders/Calgary Vipers: .334/.432/.658 20 2B, 0 3B, 24 HR, 79 RBI 

Second Base: 

Wilver Perez, R/R, Calgary Vipers: .379/.457/.601 26 2B, 8 3B, 11 HR, 86 RBI, 30 SB 

Third Base: 

Landon Camp, R/R, San Angelo Colts: .319/.390/.681 16 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 61 RBI 

Shortstop: 

Enrique Cruz, R/R, Edmonton Capitals: .361/.413/.594 28 2B, 4 3B, 14 HR, 66 RBI, 9 SB 

Outfield:

1. David Peralta, L/L, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings: .392/.429/.661 30 2B, 5 3B, 17 HR, 81 RBI 

2. Todd Linden, S/R, Edmonton Capitals: .355/.475/.605 22 2B, 5 3B, 14 HR, 79 RBI, 23 SB 

3. Ronnie Gaines, R/R, San Angelo Colts: .358/.455/.674 25 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 79 RBI, 19 SB 

4. Jake Rife, L/L, Chico Outlaws: .343/.438/.583 23 2B, 6 3B, 13 HR, 71 RBI, 24 SB 

Utility: 

Jimmy Rohan Jr., R/R, Calgary Vipers: .379/.442/.495 24 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 58 RBI 

Designated Hitter: 

Daryl Jones, R/R, San Angelo Colts: .345/.408/.647 22 2B, 0 3B, 28 HR, 90 RBI, 11 SB

Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective

He is author for the
Business of Sports Network, which includes the Biz of Baseball, the Biz of Football, the Biz of Basketball and the Biz of Hockey. He is also a contributor to the Canadian Baseball Network. Devon  is a featured writer on Examiner.com , member of the Yarbarker Network, contributor to FullCountPitch Magazine and is an Associate member of The Professional Writers Association of Canada.
Devon is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies, and is now an independent scout.

He has continued to further his knowledge by completing
Sports Management Worldwide's Baseball General Manager Class and interning with The Football Outsiders.

Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at
devon@thegmsperspective.com

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