California League All-Star Game

As all-star rosters are announced, we’ll provide full details and a look at which prospects are most worthy of your attention.

California League All-Star Game

When: June 20.

Where: Rawhide Ballpark, Visalia, Calif.

Prospects To Watch:

Brendan Rodgers, SS, Lancaster (Rockies): The No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 is putting together one of the best seasons in all of professional baseball. A plus-plus hitter with plus power potential, Rodgers is hitting .400 on the year with 19 doubles, 11 home runs and 41 RBIs. His 1.115 OPS is second-highest in the minors. A potential all-star who can stick at shortstop, Rodgers is one of the brightest prospects in baseball.

A.J. Puk, LHP, Stockton (Athletics): The No. 6 overall pick last June has been absolutely electric in his first full professional season. With a 98-mph fastball and a side-to-side slider that is one of the best secondary pitches in the minors, Puk leads all starters in professional baseball with 14.42 strikeouts-per-nine innings (87 strikeouts in 54.1 innings). He has limited opponents to a .194 batting average, one home run, and a 1.12 WHIP. Puk’s only issue is occasional wildness, but the 6-foot-7, 220-pound lefthander has been lights out, regardless.

Eric Lauer, LHP, Lake Elsinore (Padres): The third of three Padres first-round picks last season, Lauer led the NCAA in ERA in 2016 and now leads the Cal League with a 2.34 ERA. A master commander of the baseball who can land four pitches for strikes, Lauer has 70 strikeouts and 16 walks in 57.2 innings. He is joined by rotation-mates Joey Lucchesi and Cal Quantrill, both of whom also rank in the top 10 in the league in ERA, on the South Division All-Stars.

Braden Bishop, OF, Modest0 (Mariners): Bishop is always a threat to make a highlight-reel catch in center field. The former wide receiver recruit uses his outstanding speed and athletic instincts to cover huge swaths of ground in the outfield, drawing comparisons to Kevin Pillar for his defensive excellence. Combined with his top-tier defense, Bishop is hitting .311 with a .410 on-base percentage as the Nuts’ leadoff hitter.

NORTH DIVISION
Pitchers Name POS Team B-T Ht WT DOB
9 Jose Almonte P Visalia (Diamondbacks) R-R 6-2 185 9/8/95
21 Kirby Bellow P Visalia (Diamondbacks) L-L 6-1 220 11/14/91
12 Mike Connolly P San Jose (Giants) R-R 6-1 205 10/31/91
Ryan Halstead P San Jose (Giants) L-R 6-5 220 5/13/92
32 Bud Jeter P Visalia (Diamondbacks) R-R 6-3 205 10/27/91
32 Evan Manarino P Stockton (Athletics) L-L 6-1 195 12/28/92
9 Reggie McClain P Modesto (Mariners) R-R 6-2 180 11/16/92
37 Mason McCullough P Visalia (Diamondbacks) R-R 6-4 245 1/7/93
12 Casey Meisner P Stockton (Athletics) R-R 6-7 190 5/22/95
34 Conner Menez P San Jose (Giants) L-L 6-3 195 5/29/95
10 Nick Neidert P Modesto (Mariners) R-R 6-1 180 11/20/96
31 A.J. Puk P Stockton (Athletics) L-L 6-7 220 4/25/95
Catchers
No. Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt DOB
14 Aramis Garcia C San Jose (Giants) R-R 6-2 220 1/12/93
19 Sean Murphy C Stockton (Athletics) R-R 6-3 215 10/10/94
Infielders
No. Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt DOB
1 Sergio Alcantara SS Visalia (Diamondbacks) S-R 5-9 168 7/10/96
27 Marty Herum 1B Visalia (Diamondbacks) R-R 6-3 214 12/16/91
55 Ryan Howard SS San Jose (Giants) R-R 6-2 195 7/25/94
3 Chris Mariscal 2B Modesto (Mariners) R-R 5-10 170 4/26/93
2 Logan Taylor 3B Modesto (Mariners) R-R 6-1 200 9/22/93
19 Gianfranco Wawoe 2B Modesto (Mariners) R-R 5-11 170 7/25/94
Outfielders
No. Name Pos Team B-T Ht Wt DOB
7 Braden Bishop OF Modesto (Athletics) R-R 6-1 190 8/22/93
13 Skye Bolt OF Stockton (Athletics) S-R 6-3 190 1/15/94
38 Tyler Ramirez OF Stockton (Athletics) L-L 5-9 185 2/21/95
9 Bryan Reynolds OF San Jose (Giants) S-R 6-3 205 1/27/95

SOUTH DIVISION
P Name POS Team B-T Ht WT DOB
Jaime Barria P Inland Empire (Angels) R-R 6-1 210 7/18/96
11 Colby Blueberg P Lake Elsinore (Padres) R-R 6-0 195 5/11/93
22 Caleb Ferguson P Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) R-L 6-3 215 7/2/96
33 Peter Lambert P Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 6-2 185 4/18/97
18 Eric Lauer P Lake Elsinore (Padres) R-L 6-3 205 6/3/95
30 Joey Lucchesi P Lake Elsinore (Padres) L-L 6-5 204 6/6/93
48 Cal Quantrill P Lake Elsinore (Padres) L-R 6-2 165 2/10/95
41 Jose Rodriguez P Inland Empire (Angels) R-R 6-2 175 8/29/95
19 Dennis Santana P Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) R-R 6-2 160 4/12/96
21 Craig Schlitter P Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 6-0 195 5/16/92
C
No. Name  Pos Team B-T Ht Wt DOB
14 Hamlet Marte C Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 5-10 180 2/3/94
10 Will Smith C Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) R-R 6-0 192 3/28/95
INF
No. Name  Pos Team B-T Ht Wt DOB
3 Garrett Hampson SS Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 5-11 185 10/10/94
34 Ibandel Isabel 1B Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) R-R 6-4 225 6/20/95
15 Brian Mundell 1B Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 6-3 230 2/28/94
32 Josh Naylor 1B Lake Elsinore  (Padres) L-L 6-0 225 6/22/97
1 Brendan Rodgers SS Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 6-0 180 8/9/96
3 Jose Rojas 3B Inland Empire (Angels) L-R 6-0 200 2/24/93
OF
No. Name  Pos Team B-T Ht Wt DOB
25 Sam Hilliard OF Lancaster (Rockies) L-L 6-5 225 2/21/94
13 Mylz Jones OF Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 6-1 185 4/13/94
31 DJ Peters OF Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) R-R 6-6 225 12/12/95
15 Luke Raley OF Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) L-R 6-3 220 9/19/94
24 Wes Rogers OF Lancaster (Rockies) R-R 6-3 180 3/7/94

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