Will Carlos Salazar pitch in City/County All-Star Baseball Game?

It’s uncertain if Kerman’s Carlos Salazar will pitch in the City/County All-Star Baseball Game June 9 at Chukchansi Park.

What’s the chances Kerman fireballer Carlos Salazar will pitch in the June 9 City/County All-Star Baseball Game a day following the conclusion of the Major League Amateur Draft?

“No way to tell yet,” Lions coach Jay Preuss says Sunday in Atlanta while awaiting the arrival of Salazar, who will have a private workout with Braves officials Tuesday at Turner Park.

Then the 6-foot, 210-pounder with a fastball that’s been clocked at 98 mph will audition for the Giants Friday morning at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

The most common projections have him going late in the first round June 6. First-round signing bonuses in 2012 ranged from $6 million to $1.525 million.

Should Salazar play for the County at Chukchansi Park, he’ll be one of the hottest drawing cards in the history of the game.

His showdown with Clovis’ Jake Gatewood drew a standing-room-only crowd of 2,500 on the Cougars’ field March 27 in the Fresno Easter Classic.

Gatewood pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 Clovis win. Salazar gave up three hits, striking out 13 in 6 1/3 innings. His fastball touched 97 mph that morning.

City/County All-Star Baseball Game rosters


June 9, Chukchansi Park, 6:30 p.m.

Colton Worthington, Kody Batesole, Garrett Browning, Jeremy Vollberg, Collin Winn, Buchanan; Charles Rocha, Roosevelt; Logan Handzlik, Craig Handzlik, Kyle Hansen, Hoover; A.J. Ferdinandi, Cameron Garver, Christian Merrick, Memorial; Marco Pierce, Joey Gallegos, David Lima, Clovis West; Daniel Gardner, Christian Rossi, C.J. Taggett, Nick Perez, Clovis North; Brett Bausman, Aaron Simms, Jonathan Coleman, Niko Pacheco, Bullard; Victor Avila, Sunnyside; Jorge Alvarado, Brandon Acosta, Leonard Stuckey, Fresno; Jarrett Kirby, Mark Trujillo, Clovis East; Logan Poisall, McKay France, Hugh Awtrey, Clovis; Fernando Martinez, McLane; Deondre Howard, Edison.

Coaches: Jason and Ken Papi, Fresno

Gene Cachu, Adam Rivera, Dinuba; Scott Roberts, Michael Say, Madera; Dallin Cornelious, Kason Fite, Caruthers; Roman Ortiz, Selma; Josh Montelongo, Sanger; Connor Brogden, Anthony Garcia, Liberty-Madera Ranchos; Dalton Irlart, Chris Schrader, Kingsburg; Garrett Martin, Casey Blunt, Sierra; Danny Perez, Juan Garcia, Firebaugh; Erik Pincus, Minarets; Adam Mancillas, Washington; Logan Wynn, Dustin Pfarr, Tim Broaddus Lemoore; Adriano Coronado, Derrick Perez, Madera South; Carlos Salazar, Eric Montero, Adrian Flores, Nick Flores, Kerman; Sean Kinsley, Dustin Gaither, Chowchilla; Matthew Nunes, Fowler; Jason Woodard, Brian Cleland, Kyle Clolkosz, Rene Gutierrez, Central.

Coach: John Hollett, Selma