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4 Quakes named California League All-Stars

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Cody Bellinger has 33 extra-base hits in 58 games this season.
Cody Bellinger has 33 extra-base hits in 58 games this season.
Photo: Craig Minami | True Blue LA

LOS ANGELES -- The Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes have a three-game lead in the South Division of the California League with 11 games left in the first half of the season, and on Thursday were recognized with four Dodgers minor leaguers named to the Cal League All-Star team.

First baseman Cody Bellinger, catcher Kyle Farmer and second baseman Brandon Trinkwon will all start for the Cal League in the California League / Carolina League All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, June 23 at LoanMart Field in Rancho Cucamonga.

Starting pitcher Jose De Leon was also named to the Cal League All-Star team, but won't participate in the game because he was already promoted to Double-A Tulsa.

Farmer is hitting .346/.404/.528 with 14 doubles, six triples and a home run in 43 games with the Quakes this year. He ranks fourth in the Cal League in on-base percentage and leads the circuit in batting average.

Bellinger has taken the Darin Erstad route this year, playing 11 games in center field in addition to 47 games at first base. Bellinger, who turns 20 on July 13, is hitting .283/.354/.577 in 58 games, is fourth in the league with 18 doubles and tied for fifth with 12 home runs. Bellinger has also stolen seven bases without getting caught.

Trinkwon, 23, is hitting .290/.368/.375 with 26 walks in 54 games, and has played second base, third base and shortstop this season.

De Leon was 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA in seven starts for Rancho Cucamonga before his promotion, with 58 strikeouts and only eight walks in 37⅔ innings, an absurd 39.2-percent strikeout rate.

All four All-Stars were drafted by the Dodgers in 2013 - Bellinger in the fourth round, Trinkwon in the seventh, Farmer in the eighth, and De Leon in the 24th round.