Eight Rawhide players selected All-Stars

Camden Duzenack, Renae Martinez, and Jeff Bain make second mid-season All-Star selections


VISALIA – The California League announced on Friday the rosters of the North and South Division All-Star teams for the 2019 California League All-Star Game, which will be played in San Bernardino on June 18.

The Rawhide will send eight players to the All-Star Game this year: first baseman Yoel Yanqui; short stop Jancarlos Cintron; outfielder Mark Karaviotis; catcher Renae Martinez; infielder Camden Duzenack; pitcher Jeff Bain; pitcher West Tunnell; and second baseman Jose Caballero. All will travel to the San Manuel Stadium except Caballero who suffered a hand injury and will not play. Duzenack was also invited to participate in the Home Run Derby. Visalia’s coaching staff will manage and coach the North team since the Rawhide were the 2018 Northern Division Champions.

Yanqui has a .257 batting average and leads the Rawhide with doubles at 14­—good enough for fourth place in the Cal League. Cintron is batting .270 on the season with 23 RBIs. Karaviotis has a .297 batting average, which is the fourth-best in the league and best on the Rawhide. He also has the third-best on base percentage, .395, in the league. Karaviotis leads the Rawhide with 30 RBIs. Martinez has six homeruns and 29 RBIs this season. Duzenack leads the Rawhide with eight  homeruns, and he is tenth in the league for homeruns. Caballero leads the league with 28 stolen bases and he has the second-most stolen bases in Minor League Baseball. Bain is 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA, and he is tied for sixth in the league in strikeouts at 61. Tunnell leads the league with nine saves and has a 1.40 ERA in 19.1 innings.

This is Duzenack, Martinez, and Bain’s second mid-season All-Star selection. In 2017, Duzenack was named as an All-Star for the Northwest League. Both Bain and Martinez were selected in 2018 as All-Star representatives for the Midwest League.

The Rawhide and Modesto Nuts have the most All-Star selections in the Northern Division with eight representatives. The Stockton Ports have five and San Jose Giants have three.

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