Jimenez, Kent, Schubart named 2023 Cape League All-Stars
Three Anglers were selected to the 2023 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, which will be played on July 22 at Whitehouse Field, home of the Harwich Mariners.
Oregon State’s Aiden Jimenez, a right-handed relief pitcher, Texas A&M’s Kaeden Kent, a lefty batter and utility player, and Nolan Schubart, a lefty batter and outfielder, will represent Chatham for the East Division. All three will serve as reserve players for the East.
Last season, five players for the A’s were named All-Stars. Those names included Georgia Tech’s Jake Deleo, Clemson’s Caden Grice, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Brown, Miami’s Alex McFarlane and West Virginia’s Ben Hampton.
Here is everything you need to know about the trio’s respective season statistics and more.
Aiden Jimenez | Right-Handed Pitcher | Oregon State
Jimenez’s late arrival to Chatham didn’t put any hold on his immediate success on the Cape. The six-foot-three, 220-pound righty made his first appearance on June 29, tallying a strikeout and allowing no runs in two relief innings. Despite one flukey outing on July 3, in which Jimenez surrendered two earned runs on six hits against Harwich, he has allowed just one hit in three combined innings between two showings since. Jimenez is the closest thing Chatham has to a closer.
Coming into the season, Kent, labeled as an infielder for the Aggies, only registered 83 at-bats in the 2023 collegiate season. That being said, his .330 on-base percentage was clearly indicative to former Chatham manager Tom Holliday that Kent was a beast in captivity. Holliday described Kent as a “caged-up tiger” before the season, and it has shown. Kent’s .289 batting average in 76 at-bats leads the Anglers, and he has walked eight times this season as well.
Kaeden Kent | Utility | Texas A&M
One of three OSU products on the roster, Schubart stood out in his freshman season as a Cowboy. An All-American Third Team selection and the 2023 Big-12 Freshman of the year, Schubart traveled to the Cape this season with high expectations. His strikeout rate is high, but his power is undeniable. The six-foot-five lefty batter has raked two home runs this season along with notching 17 hits in 75 at-bats.
Nolan Schubart | Outfielder | Oklahoma State