The Dodgers will be well represented in three different minor league All-Star games to be played later this month.
The only All-Stars yet to be announced are the AAA All-Stars because that game, like the MLB All-Star Game and Futures Game, will be played in July.
Here’s a breakdown by minor league level.
Double-A (Southern League) – 7
RHP Steven Ames
3B Pedro Baez – Starter
RHP Matt Magill
RHP Ethan Martin
RHP Red Patterson
OF Blake Smith – Starter
C/1B J.T. Wise
For a team with a losing record (32-36), the Chattanooga Lookouts boast more All-Stars than Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes combined. Baez and Smith will be starting (hitting seventh and eighth, respectively) for the North Division. Ames and Patterson were injury replacements, but they’ve been the two best relievers for the Lookouts this season (save Shawn Tolleson).
High-A (California League) – 2
OF Leon Landry
3B C.J. Retherford
Snubs: Zach Lee, Scott McGough, Michael Pericht
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are riding a hot streak and are one game away from clinching the first-half division title and a playoff spot thanks in large part to Retherford and some good pitching. Landry was an injury replacement.
Despite his injury, Lee is having a fantastic season. His ERA (4.30) might not look great, but it’s better than league average and doesn’t tell the entire story. His peripherals alone should have gotten him into the game, and maybe he’ll make an appearance in Kansas City at the Futures Game. Pericht is limited by his lack of playing time, but he has better overall numbers than the backup catcher Raywilly Gomez (no BS, that’s his name). McGough has been good, but there are a lot of solid pitchers on the squad.
Low-A (Midwest League) – 3
1B/DH O’Koyea Dickson
LHP Jarret Martin
OF/1B Joe Winker
Snubs: Ryan O’Sullivan
Despite missing 30 games, Dickson earns a spot on the team (as an injury replacement). He’s absolutely mashing for the Great Lakes Loons and should get a promotion soon after the midway point. Martin started off great but has scuffled a bit since the middle of May. Winker has also struggled of late, but O’Sullivan, on the other hand, has been pitching great and probably deserves a spot on the team.