News Release, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Waldorf, MD – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has released the 2019 Post-Season All-Star team. Southern Maryland accounts for three of the 12 All-Stars, tied for the most selections in the league. Daryl Thompson, Edwin Garcia, and Mat Latos represent Crustacean Nation on the Post-Season All-Star team.
Thompson, chosen as the League’s starting pitcher, and Latos, the relief pitcher, made up the most dominant duo in the Atlantic League, with the pair often combining for complete-game efforts in Blue Crab wins.
The La Plata native, Thompson, led the Atlantic League in strikeouts, wins, innings pitched, and a plethora of other categories while the former MLB Cy Young candidate, Latos, was 25 for 27 in save opportunities with a 1.06 earned run average. From May 29th through July 20th Latos allowed just two hits, one walk, and zero runs over 18 innings of work, including a stretch of nine consecutive perfect innings.
Edwin Garcia, the shortstop on the Post-Season All-Star team was a force to be reckoned with both offensively and defensively. His bat exploded in the second half of the season as the third year Blue Crab brought in 32 RBI, crushing his previous best for a half. In the first week of August Garcia went on a tear, going 15 for 32 at the plate in addition to driving in six RBI.
Click here for the full 2019 Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star team.