LOS ANGELES -- The Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes announced their preliminary 2015 roster on Tuesday, with pitchers Jose De Leon and first baseman Cody Bellinger highlighting the Dodgers' California League affiliate.
The Quakes open their season on Thursday night in Bakersfield.
De Leon, 22, was 7-0 with a 2.22 ERA in 14 games, including 12 starts, across two levels in 2013, including dominating in his four starts at low Class-A Great Lakes. With the Loons, De Leon struck out 42 in 22⅔ innings with only two walks, and put up a 1.19 ERA.
De Leon is expected to start on opening day Thursday for the Quakes, per Ron Cervenka of Think Blue LA.
The inclusion of Bellinger is an aggressive promotion for the 19-year-old, skipping Great Lakes. The Dodgers' fourth-round pick in 2013, Bellinger hit .328/.368/.503 with 22 extra-base hits in 46 games with rookie-level Ogden, though he did miss a month with a separated shoulder.
Right-handed pitcher John Richy, drafted by the Dodgers in the third round last year, is one of three 2014 draft picks on the Quakes preliminary roster, along with pitcher A.J. Vanegas (11th rd) and outfielder Devan Ahart (16th rd).
Vanegas was ranked the Dodgers' No. 19 prospect by our David Hood coming into the 2015 season, while Zachary Bird was ranked 13th and Bellinger 15th.
Bill Haselman will manage Rancho Cucamonga after guiding the low Class-A Great Lakes Loons in 2014. He will be joined by hitting coach Mike Eylward, pitching coach Bill Simas and fourth coach Rafael Ozuna.
Rancho Cucamonga will have to make three roster moves to finalize its roster before Thursday night's opener, but for now here is the preliminary 2015 Quakes roster:
|2015 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes preliminary roster|
|Pitchers (14)||B/T||2015 age*||How acquired||Highest 2014 level|
|Victor Araujo||R/R||22||international FA 2009||Rancho Cucamonga|
|Scott Barlow||R/R||22||2011 draft (6th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Ramon Benjamin||R/L||28||minor league FA, 2015||Class-A Tampa|
|Zach Bird||R/R||20||2012 draft (9th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Jose De Leon||R/R||22||2013 draft (24th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Luis DePaula||L/L||23||international FA, 2010||low-A Great Lakes|
|Randy Fontanez||R/R||26||minor lg Rule 5 draft, 2014||Double-A Binghamton|
|Jordan Hershiser||R/R||26||2012 draft (34th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Michael Johnson||L/L||24||2013 draft (14th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Jacob Rhame||R/R||22||2013 draft (6th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|John Richy||R/R||22||2014 draft (3rd rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Rog Rogers||R/R||24||2013 draft (32nd rd)||Rancho Cucamonga|
|Daniel Tillman||R/R||26||minor league FA, 2014||Rancho Cucamonga|
|A.J. Vanegas||R/R||22||2014 draft (11th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Catchers (3)||B/T||2015 age*||How acquired||Highest 2014 level|
|Austin Chubb||R/R||26||minor league FA, 2015||Class-A Hagerstown|
|Kyle Farmer||R/R||24||2013 draft (8th rd)||Rancho Cucamonga
|Spencer Navin||R/R||22||2013 draft (11th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Infielders (7)||B/T||2015 age*||How acquired||Highest 2014 level|
|Cody Bellinger||L/L||19||2013 draft (4th rd)||Ogden|
|Jarek Cunningham||R/R||25||minor league FA, 2015||Double-A Altoona|
|Paul Hoenecke||L/R||24||2012 draft (24th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Delvis Morales||S/R||24||international FA, 2009||Triple-A Albuquerque|
|Dillon Moyer||R/R||23||2013 draft (38th rd)||Rancho Cucamonga|
|Tyler Ogle||R/R||24||2011 draft (9th rd)||Rancho Cucamonga|
|Brandon Trinkwon||L/R||23||2013 draft (7th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Outfielders (4)||B/T||2015 age*||How acquired||Highest 2014 level|
|Devan Ahart||L/R||22||2014 draft (16th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Joey Curletta||R/R||21||2012 draft (6th rd)||low-A Great Lakes|
|Robbie Garvey||L/L||26||open tryout, 2013||Rancho Cucamonga|
|Adam Law||R/R||25||2013 draft (12th rd)||Rancho Cucamonga|
|*age as of June 30, 2015|