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Why the PCL HR leader isn't an All-Star

Adam Duvall could still be added as a replacement though.

Duvall homered against the Cincinnati Reds on June 26
Duvall homered against the Cincinnati Reds on June 26
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Timing really is everything - just ask Adam Duvall.

The 25-year-old Fresno Grizzlies corner infielder is leading the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in home runs (23) and SLG (.627), and he's second in RBIs (68) and OPS (.991), but he still didn't make the PCL All-Star team.


Tacoma Rainiers radio broadcaster Mike Curto provides the details in this article in the Olympian, saying: "From June 25 to July 3, Duvall spent nine days in the Major Leagues, helping fill in for the injured Brandon Belt of San Francisco. Because he was in the majors when the all-star team was announced, he was not eligible to make the initial roster."

Duvall was was in uniform for Tim Lincecum's second no-hitter and he homered for the Giants before Belt returned from the DL, after which, Duvall was optioned back to Fresno.

Curto says Duvall could be added as a replacement on the PCL All-Star team though.

The Triple-A All-Star Game, which pits the PCL All-Stars against the International League All-Stars, will be played in Durham, North Carolina on July 16, 2014 and it will be broadcast live on MLB Network at 7:00 p.m., eastern.