Skip to main content
jump to navigation
The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Below is an advertisement.
Lindor, Cecchini among Carolina stars
Pelicans sending five players to interleague event on June 18
06/07/2013 10:00 AM ET
Francisco Lindor is batting .299 with a homer and 19 RBIs for Carolina.
Francisco Lindor is batting .299 with a homer and 19 RBIs for Carolina. (Matt Burton/MiLB.com)

The Carolina League will send some of its brightest talent to San Jose on June 18 when the circuit battles its West Coast counterpart in the 2013 Carolina-California League All-Star Game.

The All-Stars, announced Friday by Carolina League president John Hopkins, will travel to San Jose for the annual interleague event. Lynchburg's field staff, anchored by manager Luis Salazar, will lead the squad at Municipal Stadium.

Among the starters are Indians No. 1 prospect Francisco Lindor of Carolina and Red Sox No. 8 prospect Garin Cecchini of Salem. Myrtle Beach will send a large group to California, with pitchers Luke Jackson, Alec Asher and Nick Martinez joining second baseman Roughned Odor and infielder Luis Sardinas on the roster.

Potomac's Billy Burns, Lynchburg's Robby Hefflinger and Carolina's Tyler Naquin were voted starters in the outfield while Winston-Salem's Jeremy Farrell will serve as the DH.

Cecchini leads the league with a .356 average while Hefflinger tops the circuit with 16 homers. Farrell's 41 RBIs lead the league, and Naquin sits atop the leaderboard with 73 hits.

The full roster is below:

2013 Carolina League All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Blake Swihart* C Salem BOS
Adrian Nieto** C Potomac WAS
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Jerrud Sabourin* 1B Carolina CLE
Rougned Odor* 2B Myrtle Beach TEX
Garin Cecchini* 3B Salem BOS
Jeremy Farrell* DH Winston-Salem CWS
Francisco Lindor* SS Carolina CLE
Chris Curley INF Winston-Salem CWS
Luis Sardinas INF Myrtle Beach TEX
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Billy Burns* OF Potomac WAS
Robby Hefflinger* OF Lynchburg ATL
Tyler Naquin* OF Carolina CLE
David Rohm OF Lynchburg ATL
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Cody Anderson RHP Carolina CLE
Alec Asher RHP Myrtle Beach TEX
Christopher Bassitt** RHP Winston-Salem CWS
Christopher Beck RHP Winston-Salem CWS
Luke Jackson RHP Myrtle Beach TEX
Nick Martinez RHP Myrtle Beach TEX
Ronan Pacheco** LHP Lynchburg Atlanta
Eduardo Rodriguez LHP Frederick BAL
Blake Schwartz RHP Potomac WAS
Kyle Smith RHP Wilmington KC
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Luis Salazar Manager Lynchburg ATL
Derek Botelho Coach Lynchburg ATL
Joe Toenjes Trainer Lynchburg ATL

* denotes starter
**On June 17, the following roster changes were announced: Winston-Salem pitcher Christopher Bassitt and Lynchburg pitcher Ronan Pacheco were named to replace Salem pitcher Henry Owens and Potomac pitcher Robbie Ray; Potomac catcher Adrian Nieto was named to replace Frederick catcher Zane Chavez.

Danny Wild is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
MiLB.com Comments
Today on MiLB.com