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FILE: Luis Urias went 2-for-4 with two doubles and scored El Paso’s lone run in the top of the fourth on an Albuquerque double play.

Chihuahuas’ Urias Named to World Team to MLB’s All Star Futures Game

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that El Paso Chihuahuas infielder Luis Urias has been named to the World Team roster for the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 20th 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, 12-7. Last year in Miami, the U.S. Team defeated the World, 7-6, for its seventh victory in the last eight years.

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 (14 on U.S. Team and one on World Team), one player picked in Competitive Balance Round A (U.S. Team) and four second round picks (all U.S.). Among the 15 first round picks, five were selected in the 2017 Draft, six in the 2016 Draft, three in the 2015 Draft and one in the 2014 Draft.

The World Team features players representing eight different countries and territories outside the 50 United States. The Dominican Republic is represented by nine players, followed by Venezuela (6), Cuba (4) and Australia (2). Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and South Africa 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 Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, Lauren Shehadi and MLB.com prospect expert Jim Callis on the call live from Nationals Park.

The game will take place on Sunday, July 15 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

U.S. Team Manager & Coaches

Torii Hunter                Five-time All-Star; 19 seasons in Majors; 2,452 career hits; 353 career HR

Joel Hanrahan            Bullpen Coach (Pitching Coach, West Virginia Power – PIT Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate)

LaTroy Hawkins          Pitching Coach (Special Assistant to the General Manager – MIN)

Keith Johnson             Third Base Coach (Manager, Salt Lake Bees – LAA Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate)

Matt LeCroy               Bench Coach (Manager, Harrisburg Senators – WSH Double-A Eastern League affiliate)

Steve Singleton           Hitting Coach (Hitting Coach, Fort Myers Miracle – MIN Single-A Florida State League affiliate)

Gary Thurman            First Base Coach (Roving Baserunning Coach – WSH)

Jon Kotredes              Trainer (Minor League Medical/Rehab Coordinator – WSH)

 

World Team Manager & Coaches

David Ortiz                 10-time All-Star; three-time World Series Champion; 2,472 career hits; 541 career HR (17th all-time)

Jerry Manuel               Bench Coach (MLB Baseball Development Consultant)

Francisco Cordero       Pitching Coach (Three-time All-Star; 14 seasons in Majors)

Vladimir Guerrero       Hitting Coach (2018 HOF Inductee; Nine-time All-Star; 2004 AL MVP; 16 seasons in Majors)

Jorge Velandia            First Base Coach (Special Assistant to the General Manager – PHI)

Juan Samuel               Third Base Coach (Three-time All-Star; 16 seasons in Majors)

Sandy Martinez           Bullpen Coach (Manager, Dominican Summer League Nationals – WSH)

Scott Johnson             Trainer (Trainer, Arizona League White Sox – CWS)

 

2018 U.S. Roster

 

Pitchers (10)

#   Player (Organization)     Bats-Throws        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

32   Anderson, Shaun (SF)                R-R                6-4       225         10/29/94           Coral Springs, FL         Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League/AA)

29   Cease, Dylan (CWS)                   R-R                6-2       196         12/28/95                Milton, GA         Birmingham Barons (Southern League/AA)

3    Greene, Hunter (CIN)                 R-R                6-3       195           8/6/99          Stevenson Ranch, CA      Dayton Dragons (Midwest League/A)

50   Hudson, Dakota (STL)                R-R                6-5       215          9/15/94                Dunlap, TN          Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

23   Keller, Mitch (PIT)                      R-R                6-3       206           4/4/96             Cedar Rapids, IA   Indianapolis Indians (International League/AAA)

19   Manning, Matt (DET)                  R-R                6-6       195          1/28/98            Sacramento, CA Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State League/A)

58   Pelham, C.D. (TEX)                    R-L                6-6       225          2/21/95              Lancaster, SC        Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League/AA)

4    Sheffield, Justus (NYY)               L-L                 6-0       200          5/13/96             Tullahoma, TN                Scranton/WB RailRiders (International League/AAA)

26   Whitley, Forrest (HOU)               R-R                6-7       195          9/15/97            San Antonio, TX   Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League/AA)

23   Wright, Kyle (ATL)                     R-R                6-4       200          10/2/95              Huntsville, AL         Mississippi Braves (Southern League/AA)

 

Catchers (2)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

9    Jansen, Danny (TOR)                 R-R                6-2       225          4/15/95               Elmhurst, IL                Buffalo Bisons (International League/AAA)

23   Murphy, Sean (OAK)                  R-R                6-3       215         10/10/94              Peekskill, NY     Midland RockHounds (Texas League/AA)

 

Infielders (8)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

34   Alonso, Peter (NYM)                   R-R                6-3       245          12/7/94                Tampa, FL     Las Vegas 51s (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

5    Bichette, Bo (TOR)                     R-R                6-0       200           3/5/98                 Orlando, FL    New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Eastern League/AA)

10   Hayes, Ke’Bryan (PIT)                R-R                6-1       210          1/28/97               Tomball, TX  Altoona Curve (Eastern League/AA)

18   Hiura, Keston (MIL)                    R-R               5-11      190           8/2/96                Valencia, CA              Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League/AA)

5    Kieboom, Carter (WSH)              R-R                6-2       190           9/3/97                Marietta, GA       Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League/AA)

35   Lowe, Nate (TB)                        L-R                6-4       235           7/7/95                 Norfolk, VA       Montgomery Biscuits (Southern League/AA)

14   Mountcastle, Ryan (BAL)            R-R                6-3       195          2/18/97           Winter Springs, FL            Bowie Baysox (Eastern League/AA)

1    Rodgers, Brendan (COL)             R-R                6-0       180           8/9/96              Winter Park, FL    Hartford Yard Goats (Eastern League/AA)

 

Outfielders (5)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows        HT       WT        Birthdate             Hometown             Current Team (League/Level)

3    Adell, Jo (LAA)                           R-R                6-3       208           4/8/99                Louisville, KY      Inland Empire 66ers (California League/A)

19   Kirilloff, Alex (MIN)                     L-L                 6-2       195          11/9/97              Pittsburgh, PA        Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League/A)

2    Lewis, Kyle (SEA)                       R-R                6-4       210          7/13/95               Snellville, GA                Modesto Nuts (California League/A)

23   Reed, Buddy (SD)                      S-R                6-4       210          4/27/95                 Bronx, NY         Lake Elsinore Storm (California League/A)

5    Trammell, Taylor (CIN)               L-L                 6-2       195          9/13/97          Powder Springs, CA     Daytona Tortugas (Florida State League/A)

 

 

2018 World Roster

 

Pitchers (9)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

21   De Los Santos, Enyel (PHI)         R-R               6-3     170       12/25/95                  San Pedro, D.R.            Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League/AAA)

28   Guzman, Jorge (MIA)                 R-R               6-3     190        1/28/96        Las Matas de Santa Cruz, D.R.            Jupiter Hammerheads (Florida State League/A)

35   Lopez, Yoan (ARI)                      R-R               6-3     185         1/2/93                Nueva Gerona, Cuba   Jackson Generals (Southern League/AA)

35   Lovergrove, Kieran (CLE)            R-R               6-4     185        7/28/94          Johannesburg, South Africa               Akron RubberDucks (Eastern League/AA)

9    Luzardo, Jesus (OAK)                 L-L               6-1     205        9/30/97          Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela            Midland RockHounds (Texas League/AA)

34   Mata, Bryan (BOS)                     R-R               6-3     160         5/3/99                 Maracay, Venezuela       Salem Red Sox (Carolina League/A)

36   Thorpe, Lewis (MIN)                  R-L               6-1     160       11/23/95               Melbourn, Australia           Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League/AA)

54   Tinoco, Jesus (COL)                   R-R               6-4     190        4/30/95    San Antonio de Maturin, Venezuela      Hartford Yard Goats (Eastern League/AA)

31   Wells, Alex (BAL)                        L-L               6-1     190        2/27/97               Newcastle, Australia       Frederick Keys (Carolina League/A)

 

Catchers (3)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

9    Amaya, Miguel (CHI)                  R-R               6-1     185         3/9/95                    Chitre, Panama       South Bend Cubs (Midwest League/A)

17   Mejia, Francisco (CLE)                S-R              5-10    180       10/27/95                      Bani, D.R.         Columbus Clippers (International League/AAA)

7    Ruiz, Keibert (LAD)                    R-R               6-0     205       4/12/945               Valencia, Venezuela          Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)

 

Infielders (6)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

45   Alvarez, Yordan (HOU)               L-R               6-5     225        6/27/97                  Las Tunas, Cuba Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League/AA)

7    Garcia, Luis (WSH)                     L-R               6-0     190        5/16/00                    Pimentel, D.R.        Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League/A)

13   Gimenez, Andres (NYM)             L-R              5-11    161         9/4/98             Barquisimeto, Venezuela     St. Lucie Mets (Florida State League/A)

31   Lugo, Dawel (DET)                     R-R               6-0     190       12/31/94                      Bani, D.R.           Toledo Mud Hens (International League/AAA)

23   Tatis, Fernando (SD)                  R-R               6-3     185         1/2/99                   San Pedro, D.R. San Antonio Missions (Texas League/AA)

3    Urias, Luis (SD)                          R-R               5-9     185         6/3/97     Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico       El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

 

Outfielders (7)

#   Player (Organization)     BatsThrows       HT      WT      Birthdate                   Hometown            Current Team (League/Level)

68   Arozarena, Randy (STL)             R-R              5-11    170        2/28/95                    Havana, Cuba       Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)

6    Basabe, Luis (CWS)                    S-R               6-0     160        8/26/96                El Vigia, Venezuela Birmingham Barons (Southern League/AA)

17   Diaz, Yusniel (LAD)                    R-R               6-1     195        10/7/96                    Havana, Cuba    Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)

25   Matias, Seuly (KC)                      R-R               6-3     200         9/4/98                   La Isabela, D.R.    Lexington Legends (South Atlantic League/A)

14   Ramos, Heliot (SF)                     R-R               6-2     185         9/7/99               Humacao, Puerto Rico                Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League/A)

4    Sanchez, Jesus (TB)                   L-R               6-3     210        10/7/95                     Higuey, D.R.  Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State League/A)

3    Taveras, Leody (TEX)                 S-R               6-1     170         9/8/98                     Tenares, D.R.        Down East Wood Ducks (Carolina League/A)

 

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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