The Florida State League announced the 2009 All-Star teams today. Representing the Lakeland Flying Tigers are pitchers Thad Weber and Andrew Hess. Weber has the 7th best ERA in the league (2.36), and has allowed only nine walks and 37 hits in 45.2 innings. The June 2008 16th round draftee made 11 starts for the West Michigan Whitecaps last season.
With a team second-best ERA (3.15) Andrew Hess has walked only seven batters and struck out 23 in 40 innings.
The FSL All-Star game is in Ft. Myers this year on June 20th at 7:35 pm. Tickets are available by calling the Ft. Myers Miracle at (239) 768-4210 or by visiting MiracleBaseball.com.
Note: The original photo of Andrew Hess was incorrect due to misidentification. The present photo is correct.