California-Carolina League All-Star Game Should Be Star-Studded Affair

When you look at the rosters below, one word comes to mind: Wow.

Those are the immensely talented groups of players scheduled to play in this year’s California League-Carolina League all-star game, which will take place on June 17 at Wilmington’s Frawley Stadium. On the California League roster alone you have a No. 1 prospect (Correa), a No. 2 prospect (Seager), two No. 4 prospects (Winker and Renfroe), a No. 6 prospect (Hawkins), and a pitcher with a strikeout-to-walk rate of nearly 7-to-1 (Lively). And that’s just one team.

What does the Carolina League have?

For starters, Joey Gallo, who, with 21 home runs, is tied for the lead in all of professional baseball. There’s also Jose Peraza, who’s hitting .321 and has swiped 27 bags in 33 chances. How about an athletic 20-year-old catcher with star potential? You’ve got Jorge Alfaro for that. Want to see a changeup thrown in the high-60s? Myrtle Beach lefty Alex Claudio has you covered.

There’s plenty more, but with the rosters below, this all-star game should be the best showcase this side of the Futures Game.

CAROLINA LEAGUE
CATCHERS
Jorge Alfaro, C, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Cam Gallagher, C, Wilmington (Royals)
INFIELDERS
Preston Beck, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Joey Gallo, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Erik Gonzalez, Carolina (Indians)
Reed Gragnani, Salem (Red Sox)
Jose Peraza, Lynchburg (Braves)
Stephen Perez, Potomac (Nationals)
Shawn Pleffner, Potomac (Nationals)
OUTFIELDERS
Royce Bolinger, Myrtle Beach (Pelicans)
Glynn Davis, Frederick (Orioles)
Anthony Gallas, Carolina (Indians)
Courtney Hawkins, Winston-Salem (White Sox)
Jonathan Roof, Salem (Red Sox)
Nick Williams, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
PITCHERS
Christian Binford, RHP, Wilmington (Royals)
Alex Claudio, LHP, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Jonathan Dziedzic, LHP, Wilmington (Royals)
Andrew Faulkner, LHP, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Alex Gonzalez, RHP, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Justin Haley, RHP, Salem (Red Sox)
Ryan Merritt, LHP, Carolina (Indians)
Mark Peterson, RHP, Wilmington (Royals)
Greg Ross, RHP, Lynchburg (Braves)
Matt Taylor, LHP, Frederick (Orioles)
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
CATCHERS
Bruce Maxwell, Stockton (Athletics)
Roberto Pena, Lancaster (Astros)
INFIELDERS
Carlos Correa, Lancaster (Astros)
Brandon Drury, Visalia (Diamondbacks)
Diego Goris, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
Chris Jacobs, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)
Anthony Kemp, Lancaster (Astros)
Corey Seager, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)
Trevor Story, Modesto (Rockies)
OUTFIELDERS
Gabriel Guerrero, High Desert (Mariners)
Teoscar Hernandez, Lancaster (Astros)
Hunter Renfroe, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
Kyle Waldrop, Bakersfield (Reds)
Jesse Winker, Bakersfield (Reds)
PITCHERS
Austin Adams, RHP, Inland Empire (Angels)
Andrew Barbosa, LHP, Visalia (Diamondbacks)
Enrique Burgos, RHP, Visalia (Diamondbacks)
Trevor Gott, RHP, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
Josh Hader, LHP, Lancaster (Astros)
Ben Lively, RHP, Bakersfield (Reds)
Steven Okert, LHP, San Jose (Giants)
Joe Ross, RHP, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
Nate Smith, LHP, Inland Empire (Angels)
Kurt Spomer, RHP, Inland Empire (Angels)
Seth Streich, RHP, Stockton (A’s)