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Futures rosters set, matchups await
Annual All-Star exhibition to feature 50 US, World prospects
06/21/2012 1:38 PM ET
Tigers prospect Bruce Rondon was recently promoted to Double-A Erie.
Tigers prospect Bruce Rondon was recently promoted to Double-A Erie. (Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com)
In a handful of games each day, one elite pitching prospect will stare down one elite hitting prospect standing in the batter's box.

In one game on July 8, that is all that's going to happen.

MLB revealed Thursday the US Team and World Team rosters for the 14th All-Star Futures Game. The annual exhibition will begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT on the second Sunday in July, the first of three days of events at Royals ballpark Kauffman Stadium.

Twenty-seven of the 50 players participating were chosen in the Draft's first two rounds, including the top four picks in 2011: US Team hurlers Gerrit Cole (Pirates), Danny Hultzen (Mariners), Trevor Bauer (D-backs) and Dylan Bundy (Orioles). Other top '11 picks on the domestic lineup card include pitchers Matt Barnes (Red Sox) and Alex Meyer (Nationals) and infielder Kolten Wong (Cardinals).

A pair of 2012 Minor League leaders picked in the 2009 Draft will also showcase their skills: stolen base leader Billy Hamilton (Reds; second round) will play shortstop and home run leader Wil Myers (Royals; third round) will be in the outfield, the latter in his future home park.

The World Team, which has players from 11 countries, will be led by shortstop Jurickson Profar (Rangers), who is MLB.com's fourth-ranked prospect, and breakout slugger Oscar Taveras (Cardinals). Relievers Bruce Rondon (Tigers) and Lisalberto Bonilla (Phillies) will provide firepower out of the 'pen.

The rosters (below) were decided collaboratively by MLB, its clubs (each of the 30 is represented by at least one player), the MLB Scouting Bureau, MLB.com and Baseball America. Only players from full-season Minor League affiliates were eligible to be selected.

2012 US Team

PITCHERS
Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Matt BarnesBOSClass A Adv.06/17/1990Danbury, CTStats
Trevor BauerARITriple-A01/17/1991Panorama City, CAStats
Dylan BundyBALClass A Adv.11/15/1992Tulsa, OKStats
Gerrit ColePITDouble-A09/08/1990Newport Beach, CAStats
Danny HultzenSEATriple-A11/28/1989Bethesda, MDStats
Alex MeyerWASClass A01/03/1990Greensburg, INStats
Jake OdorizziKCTriple-A03/27/1990Breese, ILStats
Jameson TaillonPITClass A Adv.11/18/1991Lakeland, FLStats
Taijuan WalkerSEADouble-A08/13/1992Shreveport, LAStats
Zack WheelerNYMDouble-A05/30/1990Smyrna, GAStats

CATCHERS

Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Travis d'ArnaudTORTriple-A02/10/1989Long Beach, CAStats
Tommy JosephSFDouble-A07/16/1991Phoenix, AZStats

INFIELDERS

Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Nolan ArenadoCOLDouble-A04/16/1991Newport Beach, CAStats
Nick CastellanosDETDouble-A03/04/1992Davie, FLStats
Scooter GennettMILDouble-A05/01/1990Cincinnati, OHStats
Billy HamiltonCINClass A Adv.09/09/1990Taylorsville, MSStats
Manny MachadoBALDouble-A07/06/1992Miami, FLStats
Mike OltTEXDouble-A08/27/1988New Haven, CTStats
Jonathan SingletonHOUDouble-A09/18/1991Harbor City, CAStats
Kolten WongSTLDouble-A10/10/1990Hilo, HIStats

OUTFIELDERS

Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Tyler AustinNYYClass A09/06/1991Conyers, GAStats
Michael ChoiceOAKDouble-A11/10/1989Fort Worth, TXStats
Anthony GoseTORTriple-A08/10/1990Paramount, CAStats
Wil MyersKCTriple-A12/10/1990High Point, NCStats
Christian YelichMIAClass A Adv.12/05/1991Thousand Oaks, CAStats

2012 World Team

PITCHERS
Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Lisalverto BonillaPHIDouble-A06/18/1990Samana, DRStats
Edwar CabreraCOLDouble-A10/20/1987Bani, DRStats
Jose FernandezMIAClass A07/31/1992Santa Clara, CUBStats
Kyle LotzkarCINDouble-A10/24/1989Delta, BCStats
Chris ReedLADDouble-A05/20/1990London, UKStats
Felipe RiveroTBClass A07/05/1991San Felipe, VENStats
Julio RodriguezPHIDouble-A08/29/1990Toa Alta, PRStats
Enny RomeroTBClass A Adv.01/24/1991Santo Domingo, DRStats
Bruce RondonDETDouble-A12/09/1990Valencia, VENStats
Yordano VenturaKCClass A Adv.06/03/1991Samana, DRStats

CATCHERS

Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Christian BethancourtATLDouble-A09/02/1991Panama City, PANStats
Yasmani GrandalSDTriple-A11/08/1988Havana, CUBStats

INFIELDERS

Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Jesus AguilarCLEClass A Adv.06/30/1990Maracay, VENStats
Xander BogaertsBOSClass A Adv.10/01/1992San Nicolas, ARUStats
Wilmer FloresNYMDouble-A08/06/1991Valencia, VENStats
Francisco LindorCLEClass A11/14/1993Caguas, PRStats
Chih-Fang PanOAKClass A11/12/1990Kaohsiung, TAIStats
Jurickson ProfarTEXDouble-A02/20/1993Willemstad, CURStats
Carlos SanchezCWSClass A Adv.06/29/1992Maracay, VENStats
Jean SeguraLAADouble-A03/17/1990San Juan, DRStats

OUTFIELDERS

Name
ORG
Level
Birthdate
Birthplace
Oswaldo ArciaMINDouble-A05/09/1991Anaco, VENStats
Jae-Hoon HaCHCDouble-A10/29/1990Jin Ju City, KORStats
Rymer LirianoSDClass A Adv.06/20/1991Santo Domingo, DRStats
Alfredo MarteARIDouble-A03/31/1989Santo Domingo, DRStats
Oscar TaverasSTLDouble-A06/19/1992Puerto Plata, DRStats

Andrew Pentis is a contributor to MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at AndrewMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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