Brock Holt will get to defend his MVP award from last year's Eastern League All-Star Game as he was one of three Curve players selected to play in this year's contest. The game will be played July 11 at Reading's FirstEnergy Stadium. The Curve's contingent:
SS Brock Holt
Season highlights: Leads Curve in hitting and ranks seventh in the EL at .316. ... Also leads team with 81 hits. ... Has a .377 on-base percentage and .803 OPS. ... Has shown good plate discipline with 25 walks to only 31 strikeouts. ... He hit a two-run homer to help lead the Western Division to 8-3 win in last year's EL All-Star Game to earn MVP honors.
C Ramon Cabrera
Season highlights: Tied for second on the Curve with 31 RBIs. ... Was the backup catcher for most of the season before Tony Sanchez was promoted to Triple-A. ... Has committed only one error in 34 games behind the plate. ... Has been exceptional as a pinch-hitter, going 5-for-7 with three RBIs. ... Was a Florida State League All-Star last season.
RHP Brandon Cumpton
Season highlights: By far Curve's best starter during the first half, he leads team and is tied for fourth in EL with seven wins. ... Also leads Curve starters in ERA (3.43) and strikeouts (55). ... Holding hitters to .236 batting average and has 1.11 WHIP. ... Allowed just 73 hits in 86 2/3 innings. ... South Atlantic League All-Star last season for low-A West Virginia.
- Cory Giger