Rosters for the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 7:00 p.m. (ET)/4:00 p.m. (PT) on Sunday, July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego, were announced by Major League Baseball earlier today on MLB Network's "The Rundown."
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with 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 be selected. Complete Futures Game rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at MLB.com/pipeline.
The teams feature 15 former first round draft picks (14 on U.S. Team and one on World Team), one player picked in Compensation Round A (U.S. Team) and four second round picks (all U.S.). Among the 15 first round picks, seven were selected in the 2015 Draft, one in the 2014 Draft and seven in the 2013 Draft.
The World Team features players from 11 different countries and territories outside the 50 United States. The Dominican Republic is represented by 13 players, followed by Canada (2) and Venezuela (2). Colombia, Cuba, Lithuania, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Taiwan and the U.S. Virgin Islands are each represented by one player on the World Team. 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 Nestor Ceja (home plate) of the Texas League, Adam Beck (first base) of the Southern League, Brennan Miller (second base) of the Southern League and Charlie Ramos (third base) of the Eastern League.
The coaching staffs for the U.S. and World Team, led by managers Trevor Hoffman and Moises Alou, respectively, are as follows:
U.S. Team Manager & Coaches
Trevor Hoffman-Manager (Senior Advisor, Baseball Operations - SD)
Billy Bean-Coach (VP, Social Responsibility & Inclusion - MLB Office of the Commissioner)
Kirk Champion-Bullpen Coach (Minor League Field Coordinator - CWS)
Mark Loretta-Bench Coach (Special Assistant, Baseball Operations - SD)
Fred McGriff-First Base Coach (Special Advisor, Baseball Operations - ATL)
Mark Prior-Pitching Coach (Minor League Pitching Coordinator - SD)
Garry Templeton-Third Base Coach (Three-time All-Star shortstop)
Jim Thome-Hitting Coach (Special Assistant to the General Manager - CWS)
Jo Jo Tarantino-Trainer (Minor League Medical Coordinator - SD)
World Team Manager & Coaches
Moises Alou-Manager (Special Assistant, Player Development - SD)
Jose Leger-Third Base Coach (Manager, Columbia Fireflies - NYM Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate)
Ever Magallanes-First Base Coach (Manager, Arizona League White Sox - CWS)
Luis Ortiz-itting Coach (Minor League Field and Hitting Coordinator - SD)
Curtis Pride-Coach (Ambassador for Inclusion - MLB Office of the Commissioner)
Luis Rojas-Bench Coach (Manager, St. Lucie Mets - NYM Single-A Florida State League affiliate)
David Rosario-Pitching Coach (Pitching Coach, South Bend Cubs - CHI Single-A Midwest League affiliate)
Luis Sierra-Bullpen Coach (Pregame Instructor - CWS)
Joe Benge-Trainer (Minor League Medical Training Coordinator - TB)
The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 18th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team, which has won each of the last six games, leads the all-time series, 11-6. As part of its live All-Star Week programming, MLB Network will exclusively televise and MLB.com will live stream the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at 4:00 p.m. (PT)/7:00 p.m. (ET), with Matt Vasgersian, Mark DeRosa, Heidi Watney and MLB.com prospect expert Jonathan Mayo on the call live from Petco Park.
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 San Diego. The game will also be available to SiriusXM subscribers on the SiriusXM app and online at SiriusXM.com. SiriusXM's broadcast team will feature Mike Ferrin, Jim Duquette, Jim Bowden and Grant Paulsen. All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Petco Park, culminating with the 87th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12th.
Tickets are available for purchase for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game by visiting www.allstargame.com or visiting the Padres box office at Petco Park.
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) announced today its 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game "BTF Kids Take the Field," featuring nine youth players from San Diego-based baseball and softball organizations that have been BTF grant recipients in the past. To celebrate its 17th anniversary, BTF invited children from Mission Middle School in Escondido, California to take the field during the pre-game ceremony. The children, who will be joined by the U.S. Team players, were nominated for participation by their youth organization.
This year's "BTF Kids Take the Field" includes Thanya Alatorre, Brisa Chavez, Raul Cortez, Josue Flores, Yohana Galeana, Mya Reyes, Daisy Rojas William Sosa and Ashley Zurita. In addition, past BTF grant recipient STAR/PAL will be represented during the pregame ceremony. STAR/PAL youth programs are free-of-charge and feature law enforcement officers serving as positive role models. The programs include athletics, mentoring, leadership development, violence prevention and excursions. STAR/PAL has received BTF grants totaling more than $20,000 for baseball and softball equipment and uniforms.
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a joint initiative of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, promotes the game by awarding grants to youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. Since 2000, BTF has awarded more than $350,000 to six San Diego-based organizations, including Boys & Girls Club of Vista ($48,360); Community Life Improvement and Multicultural Bridging ($6,800); Inter Tribal Sports, Inc. ($42,426); Kids Gear for Baseball ($50,000); STAR/PAL ($22,361); and YMCA of San Diego County ($196,402).
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center (July 8th-12th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city. The 87th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.
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