10 players to watch at Tuesday's PGCBL all-star event – New York News

AMSTERDAM — With a couple weeks to go in its regular season, the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League takes a break Tuesday from its regular action for a day of all-star festivities.


Held this year at Shuttleworth Park, the day will feature top players and prospects from the PGCBL taking part in an all-star game, prospect game, home run derby and skills competition. The day’s activities start at 12:30 p.m. with the prospect game and concludes with the all-star game set to start at 7 p.m.

Here are 10 players to watch during Tuesday’s action:

T.J. Collett, Amsterdam Mohawks

A knee injury limited Collett during his freshman season at Kentucky, but the rising sophomore catcher/first baseman has shown off his impressive power this summer for the Mohawks. Through Sunday, Collett hit five home runs in 72 at-bats. “He has all kinds of power, so the home run derby should be very interesting with him,” Mohawks president and general manager Brian Spagnola said of Collett, who is a member of the East Division’s team in the all-star game.

Grant Donahue, Elmira Pioneers

After a strong finish to his sophomore season at Virginia, Donahue has been one of the top pitchers in the PGCBL.A member of the West Division’s all-star team, Donahue has struck out 32 batters in 31 2/3 innings for the Pioneers, while allowing six earned runs. As a reliever at Virginia, Donahue allowed two earned runs in his final 11 appearances this past spring. 

Roel Garcia, Albany Dutchmen

A 6-foot-4 pitcher, Garcia is an imposing presence on the mound. The right-hander has struck out 10 batters in seven innings this summer…

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