Blue Jays: Four Fisher Cats players earn All-Star berth

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 28: A general view of the field through the batting cage on Opening Day of the 2019 MLB season before the start of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 28: A general view of the field through the batting cage on Opening Day of the 2019 MLB season before the start of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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The New Hampshire Fishercats had four players selected to represent the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate at the upcoming Eastern League Double-A Midsummer Classic.

The Fisher Cats will be sending pitcher Zach Logue along with position players Forrest Wall, Santiago Espinal, and Nash Knight to Richmond, Virginia on July 10th for the All-Star game. Two of the four prospects were acquired last summer near the trade deadline.

Zach Logue was selected in the 9th round of the 2017 amateur draft by the Blue Jays making his Fisher Cats debut this season. In 14 starts, Logue sports a 3-4 record with a 3.75 earned run average while fanning 60 in 81.2 innings of work. The 23-year old has also made one appearance pitching in relief for the Buffalo Bisons surrendering two runs in 3.1 innings with the herd.

Forrest Wall was acquired from the Colorado Rockies last summer in exchange for reliever Seunghwan Oh at the trade deadline. Wall is hitting .277/.365/..431 with four homers and a team-leading 10 stolen bases in 66 games with the Fisher Cats. The former 1st round selection also has 28 extra base hits including 21 doubles this season thus far.

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The Blue Jays also acquired Santiago Espinal via the trade route last season acquiring the 24-year old from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Steve Pearce. Espinal is hitting .266/.326/.363 with four home runs and six stolen bases in 15 attempts this season.

The final Fisher Cats representative is Nash Knight who is hitting .265/.403/.416 with 16 extra base hits including four round-trippers. Knight is best known for playing all nine positions in a game last fall for the Dunedin Blue Jays.

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All four will suit up for the Midsummer Classic while it is somewhat surprising that hurler Yennsy Diaz was not selected. Diaz sports similar numbers to that of Logue with a 3.62 earned run average while striking out 64 in 79.2 innings.

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