It may be summer, but Rhody baseball is still making news. Former Rhode Island Rams star Jeff Roy, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 18th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, is doing quite well in short-season single A. So well, in fact, that he will be representing the Jamestown Jammers in the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game.
Roy has been tearing it up since being assigned to the Jammers, and his All-Star appearance is well-deserved. From GoRhody.com:
Roy currently leads the NYPL with 20 stolen bases on the season. Among his Jamestown teammates, he ranks second in hits (46) and walks (22), fourth in runs scored (24) and is sixth overall with a .303 batting average and 19 RBI.
Roy has appeared in 44 of 46 games for the first-place (29-17) Jammers.
And if you haven’t been paying attention to the Pittsburgh Pirates lately, they are tearing it up in the National League Central. And as a young team, it stands to reason that their farm system would be pretty stacked. Jamestown boasts four starters for the National League, with Roy joining a pair of teammates as reserves.
The 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game will be held on August 13 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut (If you’ll recall, the Rams played [and won] a game there this past season). And hey New Englanders, it’s local! For tickets and other related info, check this link. And be sure to wear some Rhody gear to cheer Jeff on!