Of course, if Skaggs is a little off, hometown manager Jerry Weinstein will have plenty of options to turn to.
Skaggs was named the starter of the 2011 California/Carolina All-Star Game, which is set to be played in Modesto, Calif., marking the first time the Nuts have hosted the midsummer classic.
The D-backs prospect leads the league with 90 strikeouts, and he could be followed by Nuts ace Chad Bettis, who leads all 2010 Draft picks with 79 strikeouts.
The Cal League squad features several 2010 Draft picks, including San Jose outfielder Gary Brown, who leads the year's first-round picks in total bases, and Lake Elsinore third baseman Jedd Gyorko, who ranks first among all '10 selections in total bases.
The Carolina League did not announce its projected starter for the game, instead revealing a staff that includes former No. 2 overall Draft pick Drew Pomeranz. The Kinston left-hander will team with a pair of Rangers prospects, Joe Wieland and Robert Ross, as well as Wilmington ace Jake Odorizzi.
The Cal League counters with its top home run hitters, including High Desert's Vinnie Catricala and Lancaster's Kody Hinze, who are tied for the circuit lead with 14 longballs. Gyorko ranks second with 13.
Salem catcher Daniel Butler highlights the Carolina League lineup -- the Red Sox prospect has eight homers and leads the league with 46 RBIs in 45 games.
Full rosters are below:
2011 California/Carolina All-Star Teams
California League All-Stars
Carolina League All-Stars
|Tyler Skaggs*||LHP||Visalia||Robert Bundy||RHP||Frederick|
|Jake Buchanan||RHP||Lancaster||Preston Guilmet||RHP||Kinston|
|Heath Hembree||RHP||San Jose||Will Latimer^||LHP||Salem|
|Craig Westcott||LHP||San Jose||Michael Mariot||RHP||Wilmington|
|Chris Sorce||RHP||High Desert||Jake Odorizzi||RHP||Wilmington|
|Zack Wheeler||RHP||San Jose||Drew Pomeranz||LHP||Kinston|
|Dan Houston||RHP||Modesto||Andre Rienzo||RHP||Winston-Salem|
|Kelvin Marte||LHP||San Jose||Robert Ross||LHP||Myrtle Beach|
|Chad Bettis||RHP||Modesto||Joe Wieland||RHP||Myrtle Beach|
|David Carpenter||RHP||Inland Empire|
|Gorman Erickson*||C||Rancho Cucamonga||Dan Butler*||C||Salem|
|Mike Zuanich*||1B||Modesto||John Whittleman*^||1B||Wilmington|
|Mario Martinez*||2B||High Desert||Rey Navarro*||2B||Wilmington|
|Jedd Gyorko*||3B||Lake Elsinore||Joey Terdoslavich*||3B||Lynchburg|
|Jake Lemmerman*||SS||Rancho Cucamonga||Andrelton Simmons*||SS||Lynchburg|
|Adam Eaton*||OF||Visalia||Jose Martinez*||OF||Winston-Salem|
|Gary Brown*||OF||San Jose||Whit Merrifield*||OF||Wilmington|
|Angelo Songco*||OF||Rancho Cucamonga||Ryan Strausborger*||OF||Myrtle Beach|
|Vinnie Catricala*||DH||High Desert||Ian Gac*||OF||Winston-Salem|
|Yasmani Grandal||C||Bakersfield||Zach Zaneski||C||Myrtle Beach|
|Kody Hinze||1B||Lancaster||Justin Toole||INF||Kinston|
|Mike Gilmartin||2B||Lake Elsinore||Andy Wilkins^||INF||Frederick|
|Josh Fellhauer||OF||Bakersfield||Adam Milligan^||OF||Lynchburg|
|Jerry Weinstein||Mgr.||Modesto||Matthew LeCroy||Mgr.||Potomac|
|Darryl Scott||Pitching||Modesto||Aaron Holbert||Coach||Myrtle Beach|
|Kevin Riggs||Hitting||Modesto||Alan Wood||Trainer||Potomac|
* denotes starter.
^ On June 15, the Carolina League announced the following changes to its roster. Salem's Chris Hernandez will be replaced by teammate Will Latimer. Salem's Reynaldo Rodriguez will be replaced on the roster and in the starting lineup by Wilmington's John Whittleman. Frederick's Tyler Townsend will be replaced by Winston-Salem's Andy Wilkins. Lynchburg's Todd Cunningham will be replaced by teammate Adam Milligan.
Note: In the California League, Bakersfield infielder Henry Rodriguez, Rancho Cucamonga pitcher Allen Webster and Lancaster infielder Jose Altuve all had enough votes to make the team, but have been promoted to Double-A. Inland Empire infielder Jean Segura was not named to the roster because of injury.