MLB All-Star Futures Game Roster Announced

Rosters for the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 13th at Target Field, were announced by Major League Baseball earlier this afternoon on MLB Network’s “The Rundown” and MLB.com.

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 16th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team, which has won each of the last four contests, leads the all-time series, 9-6. The game will begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET)/4:00 p.m. (CT) and can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com. Featured on MLB Network for the first time, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be called by Matt Vasgersian, Sean Casey and Heidi Watney, along with MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.

SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Major League Baseball, will provide live play-by-play coverage of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89; Sirius channel 209) in addition to SiriusXM’s other comprehensive live coverage from Minneapolis. The game will also be available to SiriusXM subscribers on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smart phones and mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com. Taco Bell All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Target Field, culminating with the 85th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15th.

Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. Each Major League organization is represented and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate. Complete Futures Game rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at MLB.com/pipeline.

The teams feature 15 former first round draft picks (U.S. – 12; World – 3), six players picked in Compensation Round A (U.S. – 5; World – 1) and five second round picks (U.S. – 4; World – 1). Among the 15 first round picks, seven were selected in the 2013 Draft, four in the 2012 Draft, three in the 2011 Draft and one in the 2010 Draft. The rosters are highlighted by a pair of Cubs prospects, including the U.S. Team’s Kris Bryant, who was the second overall selection of the 2013 Draft, and the World Team’s Javier Baez, who was the ninth overall pick of the 2011 Draft.
The World Team features players from eight different countries and territories outside the 50 United States. The Dominican Republic is represented by nine players, followed by Puerto Rico (7), Venezuela (3) and Colombia (2). Canada, Cuba, Mexico and Panama are each represented by one player on the World Team. The seven Puerto Rican players represent the most from the island in a single Futures Game, eclipsing the previous mark of three set in 2000 and matched in 2001.

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will last nine innings, and in the event of a tie, a 10th inning will be played. The game will not go longer than 10 innings, regardless of the score. Players and coaches will be outfitted in special SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game caps and jerseys.

The Minor League Baseball Umpires who will work the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game are Travis Eggert (home plate) of the Texas League, Jansen Visconti (first base) of the Eastern League, Nate White (second base) of the Texas League and Matt McCoy (third base) of the Southern League.

One hundred and fifteen players (115) have competed in both the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In 2013, 37 Major League All-Stars were alumni of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Twelve players – Jose Altuve, Adam Dunn, Neftali Feliz, Jose Fernandez, Jason Heyward, Bryce Harper, Francisco Liriano, Evan Longoria, Manny Machado, Jean Segura, Ben Sheets and Geovany Soto – appeared in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and were named to the All-Star Game in the following season.

The full list of players who have been named to both games are as follows:

 

            Player         Current Organization     Position    All-Star Game    Futures Game

Jose Altuve                    Astros                       2B                           2012                            2011

Pedro Alvarez                  Pirates                       3B                           2013                            2009

Elvis Andrus                  Rangers                     INF                     2010, 2012                     2007-08

Danys Baez                       —                         RHP                          2005                            2000

Grant Balfour                   Rays                       RHP                          2013                            2001

Jose Bautista                Blue Jays                     OF                        2010-13                         2005

Josh Beckett                 Dodgers                    RHP                2007, 2009, 2011                  2000

Lance Berkman                    —                          INF              2001-02, 2004, 2011               1999

Hank Blalock                      —                          INF                        2003-04                         2001

Ryan Braun                  Brewers                      OF                        2008-12                         2006

Domonic Brown                Phillies                       OF                           2013                            2010

Jay Bruce                      Reds                        OF                        2011-12                         2007

Clay Buchholz                Red Sox                    RHP                     2010, 2013                       2007

John Buck                   Mariners                       C                            2010                            2002

Mark Buehrle                Blue Jays                    LHP              2002, 2005-06, 2009               2000

Madison Bumgarner             Giants                      LHP                          2013                            2009

Billy Butler                    Royals                       DH                           2012                            2006

Marlon Byrd                   Pirates                       OF                           2010                            2002

Melky Cabrera               Blue Jays                     OF                           2012                            2005

Miguel Cabrera                 Tigers                       INF              2004, 2007, 2010-13             2001-02

Trevor Cahill                  D-backs                     RHP                          2010                            2008

Matt Cain                     Giants                      RHP                  2009, 2011-12                    2004

Robinson Cano               Mariners                     INF                   2006, 2010-13                  2003-04

Jason Castro                   Astros                        C                            2013                            2009

Starlin Castro                   Cubs                        INF                        2011-12                         2009

Aaron Cook                      —                         LHP                          2008                            2002

Francisco Cordero                  —                         RHP                2004, 2007, 2009                  1999

Carl Crawford                Dodgers                      OF              2004, 2007, 2009-10               2002

Nelson Cruz                   Orioles                       OF                      2009, 2013                       2005

Michael Cuddyer               Rockies                      OF                      2011, 2013                       1999

Adam Dunn                White Sox                    OF                      2002, 2012                       2001

Jacoby Ellsbury               Yankees                      OF                           2011                            2007

Edwin Encarnacion            Blue Jays                     INF                          2013                          2003-05

Neftali Feliz                  Rangers                     RHP                          2010                            2009

Jose Fernandez                Marlins                     RHP                          2013                            2012

Prince Fielder                 Rangers                     INF              2007, 2009, 2011-13               2004

Rafael Furcal                  Marlins                      INF                2003, 2010, 2012                  1999

Yovani Gallardo               Brewers                     RHP                          2010                            2006

Marcus Giles                      —                          INF                          2003                            2000

Paul Goldschmidt              D-backs                      1B                           2013                            2011

Adrian Gonzalez              Dodgers                     INF                        2008-11                         2001

Carlos Gonzalez               Rockies                      OF                        2012-13                       2006-07

Gio Gonzalez                Nationals                    LHP                        2011-12                         2006

Alex Gordon                   Royals                       OF                           2013                            2006

Zack Greinke                 Dodgers                    RHP                          2009                            2003

Jason Grilli                    Pirates                      RHP                          2013                            1999

Josh Hamilton                 Angels                       OF                        2008-12                         2000

J.J. Hardy                    Orioles                      INF                     2007, 2013                       2003

Bryce Harper                Nationals                     OF                        2012-13                         2011

Corey Hart                  Mariners                      OF                      2008, 2010                       2002

Matt Harvey                    Mets                       RHP                          2013                            2011

Felix Hernandez               Mariners                    RHP                  2009, 2011-13                    2004

Roberto Hernandez             Phillies                      RHP                          2010                          2004-05

Jason Heyward                 Braves                       OF                           2010                            2009

Aaron Hill                    D-backs                     INF                          2009                            2004

Ryan Howard                  Phillies                      INF                   2006, 2009-10                    2003

Orlando Hudson                   —                          INF                     2007, 2009                       2002

Phil Hughes                    Twins                      RHP                          2010                            2006

Omar Infante                  Royals                       INF                          2010                            2002

Brandon Inge                     —                          INF                          2009                            2000

Edwin Jackson                  Cubs                       RHP                          2009                            2003

Jim Johnson                 Athletics                    RHP                          2012                            2005

Howie Kendrick                Angels                       INF                          2011                            2006

Clayton Kershaw              Dodgers                     LHP                        2011-13                         2007

Jason Kipnis                  Indians                      2B                           2013                            2011

Francisco Liriano               Pirates                      LHP                          2006                       2002, 2005

Evan Longoria                   Rays                        INF                        2008-10                         2007

Felipe Lopez                      —                          INF                          2005                          2000-01

Jose Lopez                       —                          INF                          2006                            2002

Ryan Ludwick                   Reds                        OF                           2008                            2001

Manny Machado               Orioles                      INF                          2013                          2011-12

Russell Martin                 Pirates                        C                     2007-08, 2011                    2005

Victor Martinez                 Tigers                        C                2004, 2007, 2009-10               2002

Joe Mauer                     Twins                         C             2006, 2008-10, 2012-13             2003

Andrew McCutchen             Pirates                       OF                        2011-13                         2008

Miguel Montero               D-backs                       C                            2011                            2005

Matt Moore                     Rays                       LHP                          2013                            2011

Justin Morneau                Rockies                      INF                        2007-10                    2002, 2004

Mark Mulder                      —                         LHP                        2003-04                         1999

Dioner Navarro              Blue Jays                      C                            2008                            2004

Carlos Peña                  Rangers                     INF                          2009                          2000-01

Hunter Pence                  Giants                       OF                      2009, 2011                       2006

Brad Penny                   Marlins                     RHP                       2006-07                         1999

Brandon Phillips                 Reds                        INF                   2010-11, 2013                    2002

Aramis Ramirez               Brewers                      INF                     2005, 2008                       1999

Hanley Ramirez               Dodgers                     INF                        2008-10                         2005

Jose Reyes                  Blue Jays                     INF                2006-07, 2010-11                  2002

Alex Rios                    Rangers                      OF                        2006-07                         2003

Francisco Rodriguez            Brewers                     RHP                  2004, 2007-09                    2002

B.J. Ryan                        —                         LHP                          2005                            1999

C.C. Sabathia                 Yankees                     LHP         2003-04, 2007, 2010, 2012          2000

Pablo Sandoval                 Giants                       3B                         2011-12                    2006, 2008

Ervin Santana                 Braves                      RHP                          2008                            2003

Jean Segura                  Brewers                      SS                           2013                            2012

Ben Sheets                       —                         RHP             2001, 2004, 2007-08               2000

Grady Sizemore                   —                          OF                        2006-08                         2003

Alfonso Soriano               Yankees                      OF                 2002-05, 2007-08                  1999

Geovany Soto                Rangers                       C                            2008                            2007

Giancarlo Stanton              Marlins                       OF                           2012                            2009

Chris Tillman                  Orioles                      RHP                          2013                            2009

                   Mike Trout                    Angels                       OF                        2012-13                         2010

Troy Tulowitzki                Rockies                      INF                   2010-11, 2013                    2006

Justin Upton                  Braves                       OF                      2009, 2011                       2007

Chase Utley                   Phillies                      INF                        2006-10                         2001

Jose Valverde                     —                         RHP                  2007, 2010-11                    2001

Justin Verlander                Tigers                      RHP                  2007, 2009-13                    2005

Edinson Vólquez               Pirates                      RHP                          2008                            2005

Joey Votto                     Reds                        INF                        2010-13                       2006-07

Adam Wainwright             Cardinals                    RHP                     2010, 2013                       2002

Rickie Weeks                 Brewers                      INF                          2011                            2004

Vernon Wells                     —                          OF                 2003, 2006, 2010                1999-00

David Wright                   Mets                        INF                2006-10, 2012-13                  2004

Kevin Youkilis                     —                          INF                   2008-09, 2011                    2003

Chris Young                    Mets                        OF                           2010                            2005

Barry Zito                        —                         LHP                   2002-03, 2006                    2000

SOURCE: MLB Media

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