Petit, Stassi, Tropeano named PCL All-Stars

Petit, Stassi, Tropeano named PCL All-Stars

ANAHEIM -- Triple-A Oklahoma City pitcher Nick Tropeano, shortstop Gregorio Petit and catcher Max Stassi have been named Pacific Coast League All-Stars. The three will participate in the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game on July 16 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

The trio will account for three of the 30 players on the PCL roster that will represent the league in the 27th annual matchup against the International League All-Stars. All three of Oklahoma City's representatives were selected to the roster by the PCL office.

Tropeano ranks third in the league with a 2.38 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP and a .197 opponent average. He is tied for the team lead with six wins, leads the RedHawks with 87 innings pitched and is second with 81 strikeouts. Tropeano, 23, was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft by the Astros from Stony Brook University.

Petit is batting .301 with nine home runs and 38 RBIs. He ranks third on the team in both hits and RBIs. During the month of June, Petit led the squad with a .370 average, tied for the team lead with five home runs and tied for second with 18 RBIs. The 29-year-old from Venezuela signed with the Astros as a Minor League free agent last winter.

Stassi has committed one error all season and is tied for the best fielding percentage among PCL catchers. He is currently batting .237 with six home runs and 32 RBIs. Stassi is tied for the team lead in triples and is tied for third in doubles. The 23-year-old from Yuba City, Calif., made his Major League debut last season.

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