Rosters for the 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, July 9th at Marlins Park in Miami, were announced by Major League Baseball earlier today on MLB Network's "MLB Central."The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 19th year, features
Rosters for the 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, July 9th at Marlins Park in Miami, were announced by Major League Baseball earlier today on MLB Network's "MLB Central."
The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 19th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team leads the all-time series, 11-7. Last year in San Diego, the World Team defeated the U.S., 11-3, snapping a six-game U.S. winning streak.
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 (12 on U.S. Team and three on World Team), two players picked in Compensation Round A (both U.S. Team) and seven second round picks (six on U.S and one on
World). Among the 14 first round picks, five were selected in the 2015 Draft, five in the 2016 Draft, four in the 2014 Draft and one in the 2012 Draft.
The World Team features players representing 12 different countries and territories outside the 50 United States. The Dominican Republic is represented by nine players, followed by Cuba (3), Canada (3) and Colombia
(2). The Bahamas, Brazil, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela 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.
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. (ET), with Matt Vasgersian, Mike Lowell, Heidi Watney and MLB.com prospect expert Jonathan Mayo on the call live from Marlins 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 Miami. 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.
The Minor League Baseball Umpires who will work the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game are Nate Tomlinson (home plate) of the Texas League, Erich Bacchus (first base) of the Eastern League, Jason Starkovich (second base) of the Pacific Coast League and Skyler Shown (third base) of the Southern League.
The coaching staffs for the U.S. and World Team, led by managers Charles Johnson and Edgar Renteria, respectively, are as follows:
U.S. Team Manager & Coaches
Charles Johnson Manager (1997 World Champion Marlins; 587 career games with Marlins)
Ryan Christenson Third Base Coach (Manager, Nashville Sounds - OAK Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate)
Cliff Floyd Hitting Coach (1997 World Champion Marlins; MLB Network analyst; 637 career games with Marlins)
Al Leiter Pitching Coach (1997 World Champion Marlins; MLB Network analyst; 77 career games with Marlins)
Jerry Manuel Bench Coach (1997 World Champion Marlins coaching staff)
Jared Sandberg First Base Coach (Manager, Durham Bulls - TB Triple-A International League affiliate)
Tommy Thompson Bullpen Coach (Minor League Camp Coordinator/Assistant, Player Development - CWS)
Brian Bopier Trainer (PHI)
World Team Manager & Coaches
Edgar Renteria Manager (1997 World Champion Marlins; 393 career games with Marlins)
Chino Cadahia Hitting Coach (Senior Coordinator, Player Development - KC)
Luis Castillo Bench Coach (2003 World Champion Marlins; 1,128 career games with Marlins)
Alex Fernandez Pitching Coach (1997 World Champion Marlins; 64 career games with Marlins)
Livan Hernandez Pitching Coach (1997 World Champion Marlins; 1997 NCLS & WS MVP; 71 career games with Marlins)
Luis Matos First Base Coach (Coach, Oklahoma City Dodgers - LAD Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate)
Luis Sierra Coach (Pregame Instructor - CWS)
Luis Urueta Third Base Coach (Minor League Field Coordinator - ARI)
Troy Hoppier Trainer (MIA)
During player introductions for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, local Boys & Girls Clubs kids ages 12-18 will hold the flags of countries represented in the game. Participating children will also receive All-Star Sunday tickets.
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 box office at Marlins Park.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Marlins Park (July 11th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 10th), All-Star Sunday featuring the
SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 9th), All-Star FanFest at the Miami Beach Convention Center (July 7th-11th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city. The 88th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish language coverage in the United States, while 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 www.allstargame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.