The Carolina League announced on Monday, the All-Star teams that will play in the annual Carolina League All-Star Classic and there were four Wilmington Blue Rocks that made the Carolina League Northern Division team.
Those Wilmington players were Kort Peterson, Khalil Lee, Bryan Brickhouse and D.J. Burt.
Four Blue Rocks named Northern Division All-Stars. Bryan Brickhouse, D.J. Burt, Khalil Lee and Kort Peterson will represent Wilmington in the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C. on Tuesday, June 19.
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First Wilmington All-Star is right fielder Kort Peterson who is in his second season with the Rocks and has a .299 batting average ( eighth in Carolina League) , 32 runs, 58 hits ( Leads team) , eight home runs( Leads team), 30 RBIs, 16 walks, 52 strikeouts and four stolen bases in the first half of the season.
Peterson is eighth in the Carolina League in slugging percentage with a .515 mark and in the outfield the right fielder has 11 outfield assists which leads the Carolina League and Advanced A teams.
The second Wilmington All-Star is the young center fielder Khalil Lee who has been on a tear recently in the month of May by having a .302 batting average, 13 extra base hits and drove in 22 runs.
In the 2018 season with the Rocks so far, Lee has 34 runs, 57 hits, four home runs, 33 RBIs, 44 walks ( Leads Carolina and MiLB), 59 strikeouts and 12 stolen bases.
Lee is also second in the Carolina league in on-base percentage (.426) and in triples (4) this season.
The next Rocks All-Star is reliever Bryan Brickhouse who had a bounce back year after missing the last two seasons because of injuries. Brickhouse has transitioned to a reliever role this season which the Wilmington pitcher has 10 saves in his 10 save opportunities. The Rocks closer 10 saves are tied for the most in the Carolina League in the first half of the season.
Brickhouse in the first half of the 2018 season has thrown 19.1 innings, 1.86 ERA, four hits, four runs, four earned runs, 16 walks, four home runs and 27 strikeouts.
Lastly, we have second baseman D.J. Burt who earned a place on the Carolina All-Star team this season. In his second season with the Rocks, Burt has been on fire offensively in the first half of the season by having a .300 batting average ( fifth in Carolina League) , 28 runs, 45 hits, 12 RBIs, 25 walks, 33 strikeouts and 16 stolen bases ( second in Carolina League).
Burt is also ranked third in the Carolina League in on base percentage with .398 in the first half of the season.
The Rocks second baseman also has shown his versatility as Burt also has played shortstop, third base and left field this season.
The 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic is being hosted by the Carolina Mudcats at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C. on Tuesday, June 19.