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Hickey and Guerrero Named Eastern League All-Stars

September 26, 2023

Portland, Maine- Minor League Baseball today announced the All-Star teams for the three Double-A leagues including the Eastern League. Sea Dogs catcher Nathan Hickey and reliever Luis Guerrero were named to the team. Votes were cast by league managers and final decisions were determined by the Commissioner’s Office. Hickey, 23

Portland, Maine- Minor League Baseball today announced the All-Star teams for the three Double-A leagues including the Eastern League. Sea Dogs catcher Nathan Hickey and reliever Luis Guerrero were named to the team.

Votes were cast by league managers and final decisions were determined by the Commissioner’s Office.

Hickey, 23 years old, was promoted to Double-A Portland on May 9th after playing 18 games for High-A Greenville in 2023. In 80 games for the Sea Dogs, he hit .258 while ranking second on the club with 15 home runs and 56 RBI. Additionally, he ranked third on the team in total bases (138) and extra-base hits (33), while he tied for fourth with 18 doubles. He is ranked by MLB.com as the #15 prospect in the Red Sox organization. Hickey was selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft.

Guerrero was named the Sea Dogs 2023 Pitcher of the Year. The flame-throwing closer appeared in 43 games with Portland before earning a promotion to Triple-A Worcester on September 6th. Prior to his promotion, Guerrero tallied a 3-2 record along with an impressive 1.81 ERA. He led the Eastern League and all Double-A pitchers in saves with 18 on the season while ranking third in the category amongst all Minor League pitchers this year. In Baseball America’s Best Tools survey, he was selected as the “Best Reliever” in the Eastern League. Guerrero was the closer in one of two no-hitters for the Sea Dogs this season that occurred on July 23rd at Hadlock Field against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Guerrero combined with Wikelman Gonzalez and Brendan Cellucci to record the second of the season and just the seventh in franchise history following CJ Liu’s complete-game seven-inning no-hitter back on May 6th in Akron. He was also one of three Sea Dogs representatives in the MLB Futures game on July 5th in Seattle where he flashed a notorious fastball touching triple digits before retiring the lone batter he faced with a strikeout. Guerrero was acquired by the Red Sox in the 17th round of the 2021 MLB draft (pick 496).

All-Star Team

1B: Carlos De La Cruz, Reading (PHI No. 6)
2B: Oliver Dunn, Reading (PHI)
SS: Leo Jimenez, New Hampshire (TOR No. 6)
3B: Coby Mayo, Bowie (BAL No. 4, MLB No. 27)
C: Nathan Hickey, Portland (BOS No. 15)
OF: Jasson Domínguez, Somerset (NYY No. 2, MLB No. 74)
OF: Justice Bigbie, Erie (DET No. 21)
OF: Jonathan Rodriguez, Akron (CLE No. 24)
DH: Hunter Goodman, Hartford (COL No. 12)
UTIL: Colt Keith, Erie (DET No. 2, MLB No. 25)
SP: Richard Fitts, Somerset (NYY No. 12)
SP: Brant Hurter, Erie (DET No. 12)
SP: Clayton Beeter, Somerset (NYY No. 16)
SP: Christian Scott, Binghamton (NYM No. 12)
RP: Luis Guerrero, Portland (BOS)
RP: Andrew Magno, Erie (DET)
Manager: Gabe Alvarez, Erie (DET)

Additionally, three players who joined the Sea Dogs late in the season were named South Atlantic League All-Stars with the High-A Greenville Drive. Blaze Jordan was selected as the third baseman on the team, Roman Anthony as an outfielder, and Issac Coffey as a starting pitcher.

The Sea Dogs open the 2024 season on Friday, April 5th. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 4th.