Two former TinCaps have been selected to pitch in the Rising Stars Game, a
showcase of the best players in the Arizona Fall League. Right-hander Brad Brach and left-hander Colt Hynes are expected to appear in the game, slated for 9 p.m. Saturday on MLB Network.
The Rising Stars game has highlighted some of baseball’s top prospects each of the last five
seasons. Last year’s game featured now-MLB stars including Giants catcher
Buster Posey, Nationals right-hader Stephen Strasburg, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and Reds right-hander Mike Leake. nd -round pick in the 2008 draft out of Monmouth University.
Brach, 24, has given up three hits in 91/3 innings in the AFL, going 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA. Brach set the California League record with 41 saves this
year for the Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm. Last year with the TinCaps he led the Midwest League with 33 saves. Brach was a 42
Hynes, 25, has held hitters to a .200 average in Arizona League play. He opened last year in Fort
Wayne and was a situational lefty, going 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA before a promotion to Lake Elsinore. Hynes was outstanding in 2010 at Lake Elsinore and San Antonio, finishing the year with a 2.10 ERA.
Chris Carpenter was also tabbed to pitch in the Rising Stars Game. The Bryan, Ohio, native and Cubs farmhand split the regular season between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
Former TinCap infielder
Andy Parrino leads the AFL with a .441 batting average, but was not selected to play in the Rising Stars Game. He was a Midwest League All-Star in 2008 and played a week in Fort Wayne in 2009, then spent the 2010 regular season at Double-A San Antonio.