MLB All-Star Game: Futures Game Rosters Announced; Skaggs And Goldschmidt Selected

The MLB All-Star Game in sunny Phoenix, Arizona is fast approaching. The game itself is on the schedule for July 12 with the Home Run Derby on July 11 and the Fan Fest at the Phoenix Convention Center running July 8 - 12. And remember, all these events are indoors! 

Another great event each year that doesn't get as much attention during the All-Star festivities is the MLB Futures Game on July 10. The Futures Game features many of the top Minor League prospects in baseball divided into U.S. and World teams. Seventy-nine players have competed in both the All-Star Futures Game and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

In 2010, a record 38 Major League All-Stars were alumni of the All-Star Futures Game, surpassing the previous mark of 28 set in 2009. Both Justin Upton and Chris Young played in the Futures Game and went on to be MLB All-Stars.

Diamondback's prospects RHP Tyler Skaggs and 1B Paul Goldschimdt have both been named to the U.S. team roster for 2011.

Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau,, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club, the U.S. Team and the World Team. Each Major League organization is represented and the World Team features players from 12 different countries and territories outside the 50 United States. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.

The Futures Game will begin at 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 3:00 p.m. (local) and can be viewed live on ESPN2 and MLB.TV. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network Radio XM 89 in addition to its other comprehensive live coverage from Arizona.  

The following is the full rosters from both the U.S. and World teams for the 2011 Futures Game:

U.S. Team Roster

Pitchers (10)

Player (Organization)           Bats-Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

Cosart, Jarred (Phillies)                     R-R                6-3       180        5/25/1990                League City, TX        Clearwater Threshers (Florida State League/A)

Gibson, Kyle (Twins)                         R-R                6-6       210       10/23/1987                Greenfield, IN          Rochester Red Wings (International League/AAA)

Harvey, Matt (Mets)                          R-R                6-4       210        3/27/1989               New London, CT Binghamton Mets (Eastern League/AA)

Miller, Shelby (Cardinals)                   R-R                6-3       195       10/10/1990                  Houston, TX  Springfield Cardinals (Texas League/AA)

Moore, Matt (Rays)                           L-L                6-2       205        6/18/1989           Fort Walton Beach, FL     Montgomery Biscuits (Southern League/AA)

Peacock, Brad (Nationals)                 R-R                6-1       175        2/02/1988                    Miami, FL  Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League/AA)

Pomeranz, Drew (Indians)                 R-L                6-5       230       11/22/1988                 Memphis, TN     Kinston Indians (Carolina League/A)

   Skaggs, Tyler (D'Backs)                    L-L                6-4       195        7/13/1991              Woodland Hills, CA              Visalia Rawhide (California League/A)

Thornburg, Tyler (Brewers)               R-R               5-11      185        9/29/1988                  Houston, TX    Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League/A)

   Turner, Jacob (Tigers)                      R-R                6-5       210        5/21/1991                St. Charles, MO    Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League/AA)

Catchers (2)

Player (Organization)           Bats/Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

Mesoraco, Devin (Reds)                    R-R                6-1       220        6/19/1988                   Dubois, PA  Louisville Bats (International League/AAA)

Romine, Austin (Yankees)                 R-R                6-0       220       11/22/1988               Lake Forest, CA  Trenton Thunder (Eastern League/AA)


Infielders (8)

Player (Organization)           Bats/Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

Arenado, Nolan (Rockies)                  R-R                6-1       205        4/16/1991             Newport Beach, CA Modesto Nuts (California League/A)

   d'Arnaud, Chase (Pirates)                  R-R                6-1       200        1/21/1987                  Torrance, CA            Indianapolis Indians (International League/AAA)

Darnell, James (Padres)                    R-R                6-2       195        1/19/1987                   Fresno, CA  San Antonio Missions (Texas League/AA)

   Goldschmidt, Paul (D'Backs)              R-R                6-3       245        9/10/1987                Wilmington, DE Mobile BayBears (Southern League/AA)

Green, Grant (Athletics)                    R-R                6-3       180        9/27/1987                  Fullerton, CA Midland Rockhounds (Texas League/AA)

   Kipnis, Jason (Indians)                      L-R               5-11      185        4/03/1987                  Evanston, IL               Columbus Clippers (International League/AAA)

Machado, Manny (Orioles)                 R-R                6-3       185        7/06/1992                    Miami, FL        Frederick Keys (Carolina League/A)

   Middlebrooks, Will (Red Sox)             R-R                6-4       200        9/09/1988                 Greenville, TX Portland Sea Dogs (Eastern League/AA)


Outfielders (5)

Player (Organization)           Bats/Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

   Brown, Gary (Giants)                        R-R                6-1       190        9/28/1988               Diamond Bar, CA                San Jose Giants (California League/A)

   Harper, Bryce (Nationals)                  L-R                6-3       225       10/16/1992                Las Vegas, NV     Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League/A)

Myers, Wil (Royals)                          R-R                6-3       205       12/10/1990                High Point, NC        NW Arkansas Naturals (Texas League/AA)

Szczur, Matthew (Cubs)                     R-R                6-1       195        7/20/1989                 Cape May, NJ        Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League/A)

Trout, Mike (Angels)                         R-R                6-1       200        8/07/1991                  Vineland, NJ   Arkansas Travelers (Texas League/AA)


World Roster

Pitchers (10)

Player (Organization)           Bats/Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

Alvarez, Henderson (Blue Jays)         R-R                6-1       195        4/18/1990             Valencia, Venezuela   New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Eastern League/AA)

Hendriks, Liam (Twins)                     R-R                6-1       190        2/10/1989                Perth, Australia        New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League/AA)

Herrera, Kelvin (Royals)                    R-R               5-10      162       12/31/1989                Tenares, D.R.        NW Arkansas Naturals (Texas League/AA)                            

Infante, Gregory (White Sox)             R-R                6-2       215        7/10/1987             Caracas, Venezuela            Charlotte Knights (International League/AAA)

Marinez, Jhan (Marlins)                     R-R                6-1       165        8/12/1988            Santo Domingo, D.R.           Jacksonville Suns (Southern League/AA)

Martinez, Carlos (Cardinals)               R-R                6-0       165        9/21/1991            Colinas Del Sur, D.R.           Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League/A)

Paxton, James (Mariners)                  L-L                6-4       220       11/06/1988         Richmond, B.C., Canada    Clinton Lumberkings (Midwest League/A)

Perez, Martin (Rangers)                     L-L                6-0       178       04/04/1991  Guanare Estado Portuquesa, Ven.                  Frisco Roughriders (Texas League/AA)

Teheran, Julio (Braves)                     R-R                6-2       175        1/27/1991            Cartagena, Colombia            Gwinnett Braves (International League/AAA)

   Vizcaino, Arodys (Braves)                 R-R                6-0       190       11/13/1990                Yaguate, D.R.               Mississippi Braves (Southern League/AA)


Catchers (2)

Player (Organization)           Bats/Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

Rosario, Wilin (Rockies)                    R-R               5-11      200        2/23/1989                   Bonao, D.R.            Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)

Valle, Sebastian (Phillies)                   R-R                6-1       170        7/24/1990             Los Mochis, Mexico      Clearwater Threshers (Florida State League/A)


Infielders (8)

Player (Organization)           Bats/Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

Alonso, Yonder (Reds)                      L-R                6-2       240        4/08/1987                 Havana, Cuba                    Louisville Bats (International League/AAA)

Altuve, Jose (Astros)                         R-R                5-7       170        5/06/1990             Maracay, Venezuela      Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League/AA)

Marte, Jefry (Mets)                           R-R                6-1       187        6/21/1991               La Romana, D.R.      St. Lucie Mets (Florida State League/A)

Martinez, Francisco (Tigers)              R-R                6-1       180        9/01/1990            Rio Chico, Venezuela Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League/AA)

Lee, Hak-Ju (Rays)                           L-R                6-2       170       11/04/1990            Jeonju, South Korea     Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State League/A)

Liddi, Alex (Mariners)                        R-R                6-4       230        8/14/1988                San Remo, Italy    Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

Profrar, Jurickson (Rangers)              S-R               5-11      165        2/20/1993            Willemstad, Curacao          Hickory Crawdads (South Atlantic League/A)

Schoop, Jonathan (Orioles)                R-R                6-1       187       10/16/1991            Willemstad, Curacao Frederick Keys (Carolina League/A)


Outfielders (5)

Player (Organization)           Bats/Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate                   Birthplace                    Current Team (League/Level)

Chiang, Chih-Hsien (Red Sox)            L-R                6-2       170        2/21/1988                Taitung, Taiwan             Portland Sea Dogs (Eastern League/AA)

Fuentes, Reymond (Padres)               L-L                6-0       160        2/12/1991      Orlando, FL (HS in Puerto Rico) Lake Elsinore Storm (California League/A)

Marte, Starling (Pirates)                    R-R                6-1       170       10/09/1988           Santo Domingo, D.R.  Altoona Curve (Eastern League/AA)

Silverio, Alfredo (Dodgers)                R-R                6-0       205        5/06/1987               La Romana, D.R.      Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League/AA)

Viciedo, Dayan (White Sox)               R-R               5-11      230        3/10/1989               Villa Clara, Cuba              Charlotte Knights (International League/AAA)

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