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Grant Holmes, J.D. Underwood, Michael Ahmed named Midwest League All-Stars

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From left to right, Michael Ahmed, Grant Holmes and J.D. Underwood are all 2015 Midwest League All-Stars.
From left to right, Michael Ahmed, Grant Holmes and J.D. Underwood are all 2015 Midwest League All-Stars.
Photo: Great Lakes Loons

LOS ANGELES -- Grant Holmes leads a trio of Great Lakes Loons to be named to the Eastern Division team for the Class-A Midwest League All-Star Game, joined by pitcher J.D. Underwood and infielder Michael Ahmed.

The All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, June 23 at Dozier Park in Peoria.

Holmes, the Dodgers' first-round draft pick in 2014, is 3-0 with a 3.22 ERA in 10 starts this season, with only three home runs allowed in 44⅔ innings. Holmes, 19, is third in the Midwest League with 58 strikeouts and has a 30.5-percet strikeout rate in his first full-season league.

Underwood, 23, has been excellent in relief for Great Lakes this season, putting up a 2.25 ERA in 14 appearances, with 28 strikeouts (a 26.2-percent rate) and only five walks in 28 innings. The Dodgers drafted Underwood in the fifth round in 2013.

Ahmed, 23, is hitting .253/.335/.355 with 12 doubles and 21 walks in 48 games this season, and leads the team with 17 stolen bases in 22 attempts. He has started all over this season for the Loons - 15 games at shortstop, 15 at third base, 10 games at second base, and even three games in left field and two more in right. Ahmed was drafted by the Dodgers in the 20th round in 2013.