California-Carolina League All-Star Game Rosters

As all-star rosters are announced, we’ll provide full details and a look at which prospects are most worthy of your attention. For all the all-star rosters, check out our 2013 all-star games tag.

Carolina-California League All-Star Game

When: June 18.

Where: San Jose, Calif.

California League

Starters – C: Robert Kral, Lake Elsinore (Padres); 1B: Max Muncy, Stockton (Athletics); 2B: Alex Yarbrough, Inland Empire (Angels); 3B: Jake Lamb, Visalia (Diamondbacks); SS: Chris Taylor, High Desert (Mariners); OF: Andrew Aplin, Lancaster (Astros); OF: Jabari Blash, High Desert (Mariners); OF: Zach Borenstein, Inland Empire (Angels); Reserves – C: Jeff Arnold, San Jose (Giants); 1B: Angel Villalona, San Jose (Giants); Ji-Man Choi, High Desert (Mariners); 2B: Cory Spangenberg, Lake Elsinore (Padres); 3B: Ryan Mount, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) 2B/3B: Gerson Montilla, Visalia (Diamondbacks); Ryan Cavan, San Jose (Giants); OF: Preston Tucker, Lancaster (Astros) 

Pitchers – Jake Barrett, Visalia (Diamondbacks); Ty Blach, San Jose (Giants); Carlos Contreras, Bakersfield (Reds); Edwin Escobar, San Jose (Giants); Drew Granier, Stockton (Athletics); Chris Jensen, Modesto (Rockies); Josh Osich, San Jose (Giants); Brady Rodgers, Lancaster (Astros); Mark Sappington, Inland Empire (Angels); Danny Winkler, Modesto (Rockies); El’Hajj Muhammad, Bakersfield (Reds); Hunter Strickland, San Jose (Giants)

Carolina League

Starters – C: Blake Swihart, Salem (Red Sox); 1B: Jerrud Sabourin, Carolina (Indians); 2B: Rougned Odor, Myrtle Beach (Rangers); 3B: Garin Cecchini, Salem (Red Sox); SS: Francisco Lindor, Indians; OF: Billy Burns, Potomac (Washington); OF: Robby Hefflinger, Lynchburg (Braves); OF: Tyler Naquin, Carolina (Indians); DH: Jeremy Farrell, Winston-Salem (White Sox); Reserves – C: Zane Chavez, Frederick (Orioles); INF: Chris Curley, Winston-Salem (White Sox); Luis Sardinas, Myrtle Beach (Rangers); OF: David Rohm, Lynchburg (Braves)

Pitchers – Cody Anderson, Carolina (Indians); Alec Asher, Myrtle Beach (Rangers); Chris Beck, Winston-Salem (White Sox); Luke Jackson, Myrtle Beach (Rangers); Nick Martinez, Myrtle Beach (Rangers); Henry Owens, Salem (Red Sox); Robbie Ray, Potomac (Nationals); Eduardo Rodriguez, Frederick (Orioles); Blake Schwartz, Potomac (Nationals); Kyle Smith, Wilmington (Royals)

Prospects Worth Watching: Of the two teams, the Carolina League roster is the one stacked with more minor league talent, as the Indians and Red Sox will trot out a few of their top prospects. Drafted in the first round in 2011, starting shortstop Francisco Lindor (Indians) is the top prospect in the Indians system and perhaps the strongest talent on either roster. The 15th overall pick in 2012, starting outfielder Tyler Naquin (Indians) ranks second in the league in batting and has a strong arm in center field.

The Red Sox will have a trifecta of top prospects representing the organization. Lefthander Henry Owens was a 2011 supplemental first-round pick and can dial his fastball up to 94 mph with a plus changeup. Starting catcher Blake Swihart, also a 2011 draftee, offers skills comparable to the Giants’ Buster Posey. Third baseman Garin Cecchini leads the Carolina League with a .355 batting average.

First baseman Max Muncy (Athletics) has 15 home runs, which is second-most between the two leagues, and will start at first base for the California League. The West Coast squad lost a few players expected to play in the game to promotions.  Ji-Man Choi (Mariners) had a 1.045 OPS with High Desert before he was called up to Double-A Jackson. Second baseman Cory Spangenberg (Padres) had 17 stolen bases in 20 attempts for Lake Elsinore before San Diego sent him to Double-A San Antonio. Righthander Danny Winkler (Rockies) leads the Cal League with a 2.45 ERA. Winkler and righthander Drew Granier (Athletics) lead the league in strikeouts with 90 each.

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