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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, MLB.com, 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)