FRISCO, Texas (July 6, 2018) - Frisco RoughRiders left-handed pitcher C.D. Pelham has been selected to the 2018 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, played Sunday, July 15 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Rated as the 19th-best prospect in the Rangers organization by MLB Pipeline, Pelham is off to a fantastic start with the Riders, the Double-A affiliate of the Rangers, allowing just two earned runs in his first five outings. The native of Lancaster, South Carolina joined the club June 22 from Advanced-A Down East, where he posted a 1.95 ERA and was a Carolina League Midseason All-Star.
The 23-year-old will be appearing in his first Futures Game, teaming up with some of the brightest young stars in Minor League Baseball, including fellow Rangers prospect Leody Taveras . Previous Riders to participate in the game include current Texas Rangers Elvis Andrus (2008), Jurickson Profar (2012) and Joey Gallo (2014).
The 2018 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game takes place Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. CT. The game will air live on MLB Network.
The Riders return to Dr Pepper Ballpark on Wednesday to begin a four-game series against the San Antonio Missions. For tickets to those games and other remaining home games during the Riders 15th Anniversary Season, visit RidersBaseball.com, call (972) 731-9200 or visit the Dr Pepper Ballpark box office.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 13 seasons (2005-2017). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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