The 2015 California League post-season all-star team was announced on Friday, and both the Quakes and 66ers were represented on the team.
The Quakes’ Tyler Ogle was named the catcher on the squad. Through Thursday, he was batting just .255, but belted 19 home runs and 64 RBIs in 94 games. He was especially effective against right-handers, batting .342 with seven home runs in 79 at-bats.
Cody Bellinger, primarily a first baseman for the Quakes, was named the designated hitter on the squad. Like Ogle, Bellinger’s batting average is not high: .256. But also like Ogle, he’s had success with the long ball, hitting 26 home runs and driving in 87 runs in 114 games. He hasn’t played since last Saturday after taking a pitch off his hand.
The 66ers’ Eric Aquilera, who has played mostly first base, but also some left and right field for the team, was named the utility player on the squad. Aguilera is batting .333 with 16 home runs and 90 RBIs while stealing 13 bases in 113 games.
In addition, Quakes groundskeeper Rex Whitney was named the league’s “Turf Manager of the Year.”
Here is the complete list of honorees:
Manager of the Year: J.R. House, Visalia
Coach of the Year: Gil Heredia, Visalia
Turf manager of the Year: Rex Whitney, Quakes
Clubhouse manager of the Year: Vic Zapien, Stockton
MVP: A.J. Reed, Lancaster
Pitcher of the Year: Antonio Senzatela, Modesto
Rookie of the Year: A.J. Reed, Lancaster
Catcher: Tyler Ogle, Quakes
First base: A.J. Reed, Lancaster
Second base: Jamie Westbrook, Visalia
Third base: Ryan McMahon, Modesto
Shortstop: Christian Arroyo, San Jose
Utility: Eric Aguilera, 66ers
Designated hitter: Cody Bellinger, Quakes
Outfield: Brett Phillips, Lancaster
Outfield: Tyler O’Neill, Bakersfield
Outfield: Raimel Tapia, Modesto
Pitcher: Antonio Senzatela, Modesto
Pitcher: Anthony Banda, Visalia
Pitcher: Chase Johnson, San Jose
Pitcher: Dan Altavilla, Bakersfield