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All-Star consideration

The Midwest League All-Star game takes place June 22 at Parkview Field. The teams for the game should be announced by Tuesday (likely sooner).

Ballots filled out by league mangers were due June 1.

Here are five TinCaps for consideration (stats heading into Thursday's game):

Nate Freiman – The first baseman has struggled as of late (.219 average in the last 10 games), but his hot start should earn him a trip. He probably won't start (Great Lakes' Jerry Sands is second in the league in hitting), but numbers like a .300 average, four home runs and 33 RBI could earn him a trip to the game.

Jeudy Valdez – Fort Wayne's second baseman is quietly putting up solid numbers. He is tied for second in the league with 16 doubles. His 24 extra-base hits are tied for fourth. Valdez has scored 34 runs, which is fourth in the league. Valdez leads the TinCaps with six home runs and is second with 30 RBI.

Jerry Sullivan – The right-handed pitcher leads the team with five wins. He has 3.15 ERA. In 60 innings, Sullivan has 52 strikeouts and 16 walks.

Nick Schumacher – The TinCaps closer makes some ninth innings interesting, but he still has 11 saves. He is third in the Midwest League in that department. Schumacher is 2-2 with a 2.04 ERA.

Miles Mikolas – The righty has stabilized Fort Wayne's bullpen. He has a 0.80 ERA. Mikolas has made 20 appearances. In 33 2/3 innings, he has allowed three earned runs.

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