Bichette among nine Yanks' Minors All-Stars

Bichette among nine Yanks' Minors All-Stars

NEW YORK -- The Yankees begin the next step of building for their future on Thursday night in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. But some of New York's former Draft picks are beginning to show their potential at the Minor League level.

Nine Class A players in the Yankees' organization were selected to participate in their respective league's All-Star Games later in June.

Infielder Mike Ford, outfielder Aaron Judge (selected 32nd overall last year), and pitchers Brady Lail and Caleb Smith made the team representing Class A Charleston. The game will take place on Tuesday, June 17 in Hickory, N.C.

Five others representing Class A Advanced Tampa made the roster for the Florida State League All-Star Game, which will be held Saturday, June 14.

Some notable names include infielder Dante Bichette Jr., who was selected 51st overall in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He's hitting .276 and leads the team in doubles (14), RBIs (35) and walks (27), while hitting seven home runs.

Pitcher Daniel Camarena has also been strong for Tampa this season. In 12 starts, he's 4-3 with a 2.81 ERA. Selected in the 20th round in 2011, the southpaw leads the team in innings and has allowed one or fewer earned runs in eight of his 12 starts.

Other selections are outfielder Jake Cave, along with infielders Eric Jagielo and Zach Wilson.

Jake Kring-Schreifels is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.