Two players from the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, participated in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Pitcher Trevor Oaks and first baseman Frank Schwindel took to the field in Columbus, Ohio.
It is always an honor to be selected for an all-star game, no matter the level. Two Omaha Storm Chasers players were selected. Trevor Oaks has already spent some time up with the Kansas City Royals. And, Frank Schwindel is close to earning himself some time in the Major Leagues as well.
Both players appeared in the Triple-A All-Star Game. The Pacific Coast League team took down the International League All-Stars by a score of 12-7.
The pitcher only pitched one inning. But, there wasn’t a player on the Pacific Coast League squad that pitched more than one. Trevor Oaks gave up one hit and yielded a walk in a scoreless inning of work.
Schwindel did not play first in the game, but he did play the entirety. He was the designated hitter. He batted in the eighth spot in the lineup, and he tallied two hits. Schwindel scored twice, after reaching base on a single and a double. He also struck out once.
Big League Potential
Both of these players have proven they have what it takes to play well in the MLB. Oaks has already had chances, and he will likely earn more as the season progresses. Schwindel, on the other hand, has not yet had an opportunity. But, the Kansas City Royals have a plethora of first basemen, so he has to take full advantage of any chance he gets.
All Triple-A players will return to their normal playing schedules on Thursday. Now, the only All-Star game left lies in the Majors. And the sole representative in that game is Salvador Perez.