Six of the Seven Tri-City players named to represent the Valley Cats in next week's New York-Penn League All-Star Game became part of the Astros organization during General Manager Jeff Luhnow's watch. Andrew Aplin, OF; Austin Elkins, IF; Tyler Heineman, C; Aaron West, RHP and Brian Holmes, LHP were drafted by the Astros two months ago. Luhnow acquired catcher Jobduan Morales from Miami earlier this season for Justin Ruggiano. The only all-star who is a hold over from the previous administration is Tri-City closer Blake Ford who was drafted in the summer of 2011.
The NYPL All-Star Game is scheduled to take place in Niles, Ohio the home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Tuesday, August 14.