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Class A prospects named to All-Star teams

HOUSTON -- The Astros' two Class A Minor League affiliates will send a total of eight players to their respective All-Star Games on June 17.

Houston's affiliate in Lancaster, Calif., will send five players to its All-Star game in Wilmington, Del. The five players are the most All-Star selections from one team in the California/Carolina Leagues.

Tony Kemp will be the starting second baseman for the California League. He leads all of Minor League Baseball with 80 hits and 66 runs scored. Kemp leads the JetHawks in batting average (.339), on-base percentage (.430) and stolen bases (21).

The JetHawks' other starter will be outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, whose seven triples are the best in the California League. Hernandez is batting .291 with 10 home runs and 46 RBIs.

Carlos Correa, Josh Hader and Roberto Pena will all be reserves for the California League. Correa, the No. 1 pick of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, is second in the League with 49 RBIs, on top of his .328 batting average.

Quad Cities will send three players, including one starter, to the Midwest League All-Star game in Comstock Park, Mich.

River Bandits' outfielder Brett Phillips will start for the Western Division. He's the team's youngest player at 20 years old. He's batting .309 with a team-high 37 runs, 60 hits, 93 total bases and seven triples.

Infielder Chan-Jong Moon and right-hander Tyler Brunnemann will also represent the River Bandits as reserves in the game.

Elsewhere, Matt Duffy of Double-A Corpus Christi was named the Texas League Player of the Month for May. He hit .365 with three doubles, four home runs and 20 RBIs in 25 May games. He was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City last week.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for
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