Phillips, Reed headline Cal League All-Stars

Pair of Lancaster sluggers should provide plenty of pop on June 23

A.J. Reed has hit 27 homers in 125 games so far in his Minor League career. (Ross Way Photography)

By Sam Dykstra / MiLB.com | June 11, 2015 3:55 PM

Surprise, surprise. Three Lancaster JetHawks powered their ways to All-Star game selections. 

Astros prospects Brett Phillips and A.J. Reed will headline the California League All-Star team that will take on the Carolina League in the 2015 California/Carolina League All-Star Game to be held June 23 at Rancho Cucamonga's LoanMart Field.

Phillips, Houston's No. 6 prospect and the No. 98 prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, leads the Minors with 54 runs scored, ranks second with 77 hits and third with 33 extra-base hits. The 21-year-old outfielder has produced a .321/.383/.575 line with 11 homers and 44 RBIs in 55 games for the JetHawks.

The bulk of the power has come from Reed, who is tied with High Desert catcher and fellow All-Star Alex Burg for the league lead with 15 homers (second-most in the Minors). Reed, the 2014 Golden Spikes winner and second-round pick out of Kentucky, has a .300/.406/.574 line through 57 games in the first half of his first full pro season.

Second baseman Jack Mayfield (.309 average, .839 OPS) joins those two to give Lancaster three representatives in the Cal League's starting lineup. That's no surprise given that the JetHawks lead the California League in most major offensive categories, including runs (368), average (.284) and OPS (.827). 

Also in the California League starting lineup will be Rancho Cucamonga first baseman and recent Stock Watch focus Cody Bellinger and No. 96 prospect Ryan McMahon, who is hitting .311 with a .915 OPS and league-leading 23 doubles for Rockies affiliate Modsto, at third base.

Visalia right-hander Zack Godley (7-3, 1.99 ERA, 75 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings) has been named the starting pitcher.

Here is the full California League All-Star roster: 

2015 CALIFORNIA LEAGUE ALL-STARS
CATCHERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Alex Burg C High Desert TEX
Kyle Farmer* C Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Stephen McGee C Inland Empire LAA
INFIELDERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Cody Bellinger* INF Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Jack Mayfield* INF Lancaster HOU
Ryan McMahon* INF Modesto COL
A.J. Reed* INF Lancaster HOU
Austin Slater INF San Jose SF
Brandon Trinkwon* INF Rancho Cucamonga LAD
OUTFIELDERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Hunter Cole OF San Jose SF
Dan Palka* OF Visalia ARI
Jordan Patterson* OF Modesto COL
Brett Phillips* OF Lancaster HOU
PITCHERS      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Tyler Beede† RHP San Jose SF
Dylan Covey RHP Stockton OAK
Jose De Leon† RHP Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Paul Fry LHP Bakersfield SEA
Zack Godley* RHP Visalia ARI
Chase Johnson RHP San Jose SF
Frank Lopez† LHP High Desert TEX
Keury Mella RHP San Jose SF
John Omahen RHP Visalia ARI
Nickolas Sarianides RHP Visalia ARI
Antonio Senzatela RHP Modesto COL
Dan Slania RHP San Jose SF
Eric Yardley RHP Lake Elsinore SD
Bill Haselman Manager Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Bill Simas Pitching Coach Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Mike Eylward Hitting Coach Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Jason Kirkwood Trainer Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Rafael Ozuna Coach    
Lauren Green Strength Coach    
* In starting lineup
† Will not participate due to injury or promotion

Sam Dykstra is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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