(New Britain, Conn., July 5, 2019) – New Britain Bees team officials have announced that four members of the team have been selected to participate in the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game. Infielder Jonathan Galvez, catcher Logan Moore, and pitchers Jim Fuller and Devin Burke will represent the Bees on the Liberty Division team.
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“We’re very happy for these four players and honored to have them represent the Bees and the Liberty Division during the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game,” says Bees general manager Brad Smith. “They have all contributed greatly to our team during the first half and are very deserving of this honor.”
Galvez is in his second season with New Britain and fifth in the Atlantic League. This is his third All-Star nomination, with his others coming in 2016 with the Bridgeport Bluefish, and 2018 with the Bees. In 61 games in the Hardware City, Jonathan ranks third in the Atlantic League in slugging percentage (.542) and total bases (123), fifth in batting average (.313), sixth in home runs (11), extra-base hits (28) and OPS (.888), and seventh in RBI (42) and hits (71).
Moore is currently in his first season with the Bees during his Atlantic League debut. In 51 games, the backstop has collected nine extra-base hits, 27 RBI, and 17 runs scored, while owning a .992 fielding percentage and throwing out 31% of potential base stealers.
Fuller, in his second year with New Britain and third in the Atlantic League, has appeared in 27 games for the Bees, compiling a 1.27 ERA with 33 strikeouts and nine saves over the course of 28.1 innings of work.
Burke is currently in his second season with the Bees. In 14 appearances (five starts), the righthander owns a 3.09 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 35.0 innings pitched.
** All statistics updated as of 7/5/19 **
Galvez, Moore, Fuller, and Burke will represent the Bees on the Atlantic League Liberty Division squad managed by 18-year Atlantic League veteran player and coach Enohel Polanco at the 2019 All-Star Game, which takes place Wednesday, July 10 at PeoplesBank Park, home of the York Revolution, in York, PA.
The day will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities in the Judgement Free Fun Zone presented by Planet Fitness on the Brooks Robinson Plaza and the pre-game home run derby. The fan-favorite ZOOperstars! will make their only appearance at PeoplesBank Park this year during the All-Star Game, and at the game’s conclusion the Star-Blazing Spectacular presented by AAA Southern Pennsylvania – the largest fireworks display in ballpark history – will launch from center field.
Tickets for the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game are on sale now! Fans can purchase their tickets by CLICKING HERE.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and play their home games at New Britain Stadium. For information on tickets packages, group outings and sponsorships call 860-826-BEES (2337) or visit NBBees.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com