FORT MYERS, FL (June 22, 2010) - Current Fort Myers Miracle pitcher Liam Hendriks and former Miracle outfielder Ben Revere will join the likes of Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel, Francisco Liriano, Matt Tolbert, Deolis Guerra and Rene Tosoni. All have been selected to participate in the Futures Game during their Minor League careers.
The 12th annual XM All-Star Futures Game, with the best Minor League prospects from the United States against the best from the rest of the World, will take place in Anaheim on Sunday, July 11.
Hendriks, a Perth, Australia native, is one of the top pitchers in the Minnesota Twins organization. The 21-year old right-hander leads the Twins' minor league affiliates in ERA (1.38), strikeouts (83), WHIP (0.81) and Batting Average Against (.196). He joined the Miracle in May after beginning the year in Beloit. He is currently 4-2 with the Miracle (6-3 overall) with a 1.42 ERA. The third-year pro was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2007.
Revere is now in his first season with Double-A New Britain after garnering Florida State League All-Star honors with the Miracle in 2009. The speedy outfielder hit .311, while leading the league in hits (145) and compiling a team-high 45 stolen bases. The former first-round pick (2007) is currently hitting .307 with the Rock Cats.
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America, USA Baseball and the 30 Major League Baseball Clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club. Each Major League organization is represented, and the World Team features players from 10 countries and territories. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.
The 12th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game.
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