On Tuesday, the Australian Baseball League announced its rosters for the upcoming All-Star Game to be held in Melbourne on December 16th. It pits the Aussies against the World.
The KC Royals will be represented.
Mike Hill, a member of the host Aces, was named to the World roster as a catcher (both of the Aces catcher made the team). While Hill has struggled of late, he is currently hitting .276 with five doubles, a home run, ten RBIs, and 15 runs scored.
Remember Edwin Carl. I sure do. He pretty much pitched every Wilmington Blue Rocks game I went to in 2012.
Well, he also made the World roster, as a member of Perth. Carl is one of the top pitchers in the ABL. He is currently 3-0 with a 1.60 ERA (second-best in the league). In seven starts (totaling 45 innings), he has allowed just 23 hits, walked 15, and struck out 48.
You might not recognize Carl, as he has long hair now and last pitched in independent ball with Winnipeg.