Aces’ O’Brien, Romak named PCL All-Star starters
RENO, Nev. — Reno Aces outfielder Peter O’Brien and infielder Jamie Romak have been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team as starters, the PCL announced Wednesday.
The Aces have had at least one All-Star starter since the club’s first season in 2009 and it this year marks the fourth time in the last five years the Aces have had multiple starters.
The 28th-annual Triple-A All-Star Game will be played Wednesday, July 15, at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. at 5 p.m.. The PCL All-Stars, made up of 30 players from the 16 PCL teams, will compete against the International League All-Stars.
O’Brien, 24, is hitting .281 with 60 RBI, 43 runs scored, 20 doubles and 15 home runs in 74 games in 2015. He is among PCL league leaders in total bases (149, third), RBI (tied for third), home runs (tied for third), hits (eight, tied for seventh), slugging percentage (.523, ninth) and doubles (tied for 10th).
The Arizona Diamondbacks honored O’Brien with its Organizational Player of the Month Award in April when he hit .383 with 20 RBI, 17 runs scored, seven home runs and seven doubles. It’s the third midseason honor for O’Brien, who was named a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star in 2013 and an Eastern League midseason All-Star in 2014.
Romak, 29, is hitting .299 with 47 RBI, 50 runs scored, 25 doubles and 13 home runs in 74 games in 2015. He leads the PCL in total bases (152) and is among league leaders in doubles (third), hits (84, fifth), runs (tied for sixth), walks (35, tied for sixth), home runs (T-7th), slugging percentage (.541 – 8th) and OPS (.916 – 8th).
The PCL honored Romak with its Player of the Week Award from May 25-31 when he hit .538 with 14 RBI, 7 runs scored, four home runs and three doubles. It’s the first career midseason honor for Romak, who collected his 1,000th career hit on April 9 at Albuquerque.
The All-Star Game will be televised live on MLB Network. It will also be available to MiLB.TV subscribers live online at MiLB.com and on most Apple devices via the MiLB First Pitch app, and will also be available for live streaming via MLB.com At Bat and MLBNetwork.com.
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