Six Tortugas Named To FSL All-Star Game

By on May 27, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Six players from the Jack will be representing the Daytona Tortugas at the Florida State League All-Star Game in Jupiter, Florida.

That’s the announcement that came from the Tortugas on Friday (May 24th), with an additional player being named on Saturday (May 25th).

Catcher Hendrik Clementina, third baseman Jonathan India, second baseman Alejo Lopez, pitchers Packy Naughton and Ryan Nutof and outfielder Andy Sugilio were announced as those who will represent Daytona at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on June 15th.

The Tortugas are among some of the league’s leaders in All-Star selections for 2019. With six players named to the mid-season classic, the Tortugas are now tied with the Clearwater Threshers and the Dunedin Blue Jays for the most selections in the North Division.

The Fort Myers Miracle currently leads all FSL teams with eight players making it to the All-Star game.

Player Rundown

Hendrik Clementina, Catcher
(Daytona Tortugas)

For his third-consecutive season, Clementina has been selected for his league’s All-Star game.

The 21-year-old catcher received the honor the first time with the Ogden Raptors (Ogden, Utah) of the Pioneer League in 2017 and again with the Dayton Dragons (Dayton, Ohio) of the Midwest League in 2018.

With 34 games this season, this Willemstad, Curaçao native has accumulated a .239 average (32-134) with seven runs scored, five doubles, four home runs, and 17 RBI’s.

Jonathan India, Third Baseman
(Daytona Tortugas)

India has been chosen to the FSL All-Star Game in his first full professional season.

Entering Friday (May 24th), the 22-year-old third baseman has posted a .261 average (41-157) with 28 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, six home runs and 18 RBI’s in 43 contests for the Tortugas.

India is also third in the league in runs scored (28). He’s also tied for fourth in the league in home runs.

Alejo Lopez, Second Baseman
(Daytona Tortugas)

The switch-hitting, 23-year-old second baseman Lopez is also entering a mid-season All-Star game for the first time in his five-year professional career.

This Phoenix, Arizona native has entered 40 contests for Daytona, accruing an impressive .287 mark (45-157) with 27 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, a home run and 19 runs driven in.

Lopez also leads all second basemen in the circuit in runs scored (17).

Packy Naughton, Pitcher (LH)
(Daytona Tortugas)

23-year-old left-handed pitcher, Packy Naughton, earns his second mid-season All-Star nod after being selected as a Pioneer League Mid-Season All-State with Rookie Billings in 2017.

Naughton, as of Friday (May 24th), has a 5-2 record and a 2.63 ERA (15 ER in 51.1 IP) and 50 strikeouts in nine starts for Daytona.

At the time of the announcement, the West Roxbury, Massachusetts native is in a five-way tie for the league-lead in wins (5). He is also third in innings pitched (51.1) and fourth in strikeouts (50).

Throughout the season’s first couple of months, Naughton is also on pace to set a new career-best in walks plus hits per inning pitched (1.13).

Ryan Nutof, Pitcher (RH)
(Daytona Tortugas)

In 17 relief outings for the Tortugas in 2019, the 23-year-old right handed reliever, Nutof, has a stellar 2-0 mark with a 3.00 ERA (7 ER in 21.0 IP), six saves and 27 strikeouts.

After surrendering six runs in his first two appearances of the season, Nutof has been lights out. This South Elgin, Illinois native has tallied an astounding 2-0 record with a 0.47 ERA (1 ER in 19.1IP) six saves, four walks and 24 strikeouts in his last 15 outings.

By the 24th, Nutof has made the most relief appearance in the league (17) and sits in a three-way tie for second in the FSL in saves (6).

He’s also tied with Fort Myers’ Hector Lujan for the lowest walks-per-nine ratio (1.29).

Andy Sugilio, Outfielder
(Daytona Tortugas)

And closing out the Tortugas’ honorees is 22-year-old Sugilio, whose first All-Star appearance was announced on Saturday (May 25th) in a six-year career.

The Nizao, Dominican Republic native entered on Saturday with a .286 average (42-147) with 19 runs scored, five doubles, one home run, 15 RBI’s and seven stolen bases in 41 games.

Sugilio is also tied for seventh in the Reds’ organization in batting averages (.286) and tied for sixth in hits (42).

He was originally signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an international free agent on October 28, 2013, out of Santo Domingo, D.R.

The 2019 edition of the FSL All-Star game will take place on June 15th at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL, home of the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals.

Players were selected by a vote of League field managers, coaches, radio broadcasters and media members.

A home run derby will take place before the contest at 5:10 p.m., with first pitch of the game scheduled for 7:05.

Fireworks will also follow the final out of the night.


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