Both Jonathan Galvez and Pedro Hernandez were selected for the Dominican Summer League All-Star Game which took place last week.
I've written about Galvez before, as he's been tearing up the DSL this season. He's a premium all-around prospect who is continuing his impressive season with a .420 obp and .366 slg over about 160 plate appearances. What's even more impressive is that he has those numbers despite a recent 0 for 22. Just 17 years old, 6'2" and an offensive SS, we're excited about the future for Jonathan.
Pedro Hernandez has not gotten the same hype, but he's had an equally impressive season on the mound. A left-hander from Venezuela, Hernandez has outstanding command. His line so far this season is a remarkable: 41.1 ip, 40 h, 3 bb, and 49 k's. Due to his command, Pedro has been very consistent this season, as he has yet to allow more than two runs in any appearance.
These two players certainly earned their All-Star status, but we also had a number of deserving players left off the All-Star squad, none more deserving than Jorge Minyeti. Jorge is a switch-hitting middle infielder who is just 17 years old and yet having an outstanding offensive season. His .903 OPS (.478 obp, .425 slg) leads the team by a wide margin as does his 35:20 walk to strikeout ratio. Overall, Jorge is 2nd in the entire DSL in OBP, 10th in AVG and 10th in OPS.
If you want more of an in-depth look into Jonathan Galvez and Pedro Hernandez, check out their videos: First Take - Jonathan Galvez and First Take - Pedro Hernandez. Hopefully, this is the kind of original in-depth content we'll be able to provide on the new Padres Channel.