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Blash, Lamb highlight Cal All-Stars
Winkler, Granier among arms to battle Carolina League bats
06/07/2013 3:01 PM ET
Jake Lamb owns a .973 OPS through 37 games for Visalia.
Jake Lamb owns a .973 OPS through 37 games for Visalia. (Ken Weisenberger/MiLB.com)

The Carolina League already set its roster for the 2013 Carolina-California League All-Star Game on June 18 in San Jose. Now, we know who precisely that team will be battling.

The California League announced its team of All-Stars on Friday for the annual contest between the pair of Class A Advanced circuits. High Desert's Jabari Blash, who leads the Cal League's active players with a .649 slugging percentage and 1.026 OPS, headlines an outfield group of Andrew Aplin (Lancaster) and league home run leader Zach Borenstein (Inland Empire).

D-backs' No. 16 prospect Jake Lamb, who has put up a .287/.415/.558 slash line with eight homers and 24 RBIs for Visalia, will start at third base. First baseman Max Muncy (Stockton), second baseman Alex Yarbrough (Inland Empire) and shortstop Chris Taylor (High Desert) will also start in the infield. Padres' No. 9 prospect Cory Spangenberg was the announced starting second baseman but was promoted to Double-A San Antonio on Friday.

Lake Elsinore's Robert Kral, whose 1.020 OPS ranks second behind Blash among active Cal League players, gets the nod to start behind home plate.

Among the 10 active pitchers named to the roster were ERA leader Daniel Winkler of Modesto (2.45), strikeouts leader Drew Granier of Stockton (83) and saves leader Jake Barrett of Visalia (12).

San Jose manager Andy Skeels will lead the squad at Municipial Stadium, along with his entire coaching and training staff.

The full roster is below.

2013 California League All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Robert Kral* C Lake Elsinore SD
Jeff Arnold C San Jose SF
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Max Muncy* 1B Stockton OAK
Alex Yarbrough* 2B Inland Empire LAA
Ryan Mount* 3B Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Chris Taylor* SS High Desert SEA
Angel Villalona* DH San Jose SF
Gerson Montilla 2B/3B Visalia ARI
Jake Lamb** 3B Visalia ARI
Ryan Cavan** 2B/3B San Jose SF
Ji-Man Choi** 1B High Desert SEA
Cory Spangenberg** 2B Lake Elsinore SD
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Andrew Aplin* OF Lancaster HOU
Jabari Blash* OF High Desert SEA
Devin Harris* OF San Jose SF
Noel Cuevas OF Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Preston Tucker LHP Lancaster HOU
Zach Borenstein** OF Inland Empire LAA
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Jake Barrett RHP Visalia ARI
Ty Blach LHP San Jose SF
Edwin Escobar LHP San Jose SF
Drew Granier RHP Stockton OAK
Chris Jensen RHP Modesto COL
Scott Oberg RHP Modesto COL
Josh Osich LHP San Jose SF
Brady Rodgers RHP Lancaster HOU
Kramer Sneed LHP Inland Empire LAA
Dan Winkler RHP Modesto COL
Carlos Contreras** RHP Bakersfield CIN
El'Hajj Muhammed** RHP Bakersfield CIN
Mark Sappington** RHP Inland Empire LAA
Hunter Strickland** RHP San Jose SF
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Andy Skeels Manager San Jose SF
Mike Couchee Pitching San Jose SF
Lipso Nava Hitting San Jose SF
Dave Getsoff Trainer San Jose SF
Dustin Brooks Strength San Jose SF
Nate Alleyne Clubbie San Jose SF

* denotes starter
*denotes player will not play due to injury or promotion

Sam Dykstra is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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