VISALIA — The California League announced today the rosters of the North and South Division All-Star teams for the 2018 California League All-Star Game, to be played in Lancaster on Tuesday, June 19.
Visalia will send three players to the All-Star Game this year: C Daulton Varsho, RHP Emilio Vargas, and RHP Kevin McCanna. Varsho, the fifth-ranked prospect of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Baseball America) leads the Rawhide in batting average (.289) and hits (59) and is tied for the team lead in home runs (8). Vargas, Arizona’s 29th-ranked prospect (MLB.com), leads the California League in ERA (1.13) and batting average against (.201) and is third in the league in strikeouts (82). McCanna is 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA in seven starts for the Rawhide this year.
This is Varsho’s third All-Star selection after he was named both a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in the Northwest League last season. Vargas has earned his second All-Star nod, and is a Mid-Season All-Star for the first time since 2014, when he earned All-Star honors in the Dominican Summer League.
The All-Star Game will feature 24 prospects rated in the Top 30 of their respective farm systems by MLB.com. The rosters feature the top two prospects of the Seattle Mariners, OF Kyle Lewis and 1B Evan White, MLB.com’s sixth-ranked LHP prospect Adrian Morejon (Lake Elsinore Storm, SD), and MLB.com’s third-ranked 2B prospect Jahmai Jones (Inland Empire 66ers, LAA).
Modesto, Stockton, Lake Elsinore and Lancaster all hold the most All-Star selections with eight representatives selected to All-Star rosters.