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Three Angels Org players will be in MiLB All-Star games tonight

It's All-Star game season and first up are the A and Adv A games

Even the minor leagues have All-Star games, though with WAY less fanfare than the MLB version of course.

The Midwest League (A) game kicks off tonight at Perfect Game Field in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  First pitch should be around 4:05PM PST.  The MWL is home to the Angel's affiliate Burlington Bees who are sending pitchers Grayson Long and Jaime Barria to the game.  You can check out the full roster at Baseball America.  It's unclear if Grayson Long can even pitch since he's been on the DL for a few weeks and I haven't been able to figure out why.

While the Angels are sending two players to the game, most teams are sending more.  Most notably are the Brewers (8), Cubs (6), Rays (6), Padres (5), Cardinals (5), and Blue Jays (5).  It's no surprise to anyone we aren't on the top of the list in terms of number of players going to the game.  Prospects?  Yeah, we got them - but not very many.

Also tonight is the CAR-CAL All-Star game (Adv A) which starts at 6:30PM PST at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore, CA.  I snagged a few 3rd row tickets for this game and will be looking forward to watching some future MLB talent like Taylor Ward and Roberto Baldoquin.  Huh?  Yes, I'm kidding.  The Inland Empire 66ers are only sending one player to this game, and that is outfielder Tim Arakawa who was called up to AAA about a week ago and is hitting .231 in 13AB for Salt Lake.  Arakawa was a 23rd round draft pick just last year for the Angels, and came out of Oklahoma State.

Heavily represented teams in this game include the Indians who are sending 6 players to the Carolina League team and Padres who are sending 5 players to the California League team.  Baseball America has the full roster here.  Red Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is one of the top ranked prospects in all of baseball, will be playing in this game.

To my knowledge, you will need an account to watch either game, unless you happen to be heading to the field.  FYI - last I checked there were a bunch of tickets available still for the game in Lake Elsinore.