Phegley Chosen for MLB All-Star Futures Game
June 26, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Hoosier Josh Phegley (2007-09) has been selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. ET inside Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Phegley, a 2009 first round pick of the Chicago White Sox, will be one of 25 players competing for the United State Team taking on the World Team.
The Terre Haute, Ind., native was a Triple-AAA All-Star for the Charlotte Knights in 2012 and is off to a hot start for the Knights in the 2013 as well. Through 55 games this season Phegley is batting .314 with 13 home runs, 17 doubles and 36 RBI.
The 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.com, 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 MLB Network Radio XM 89. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World Team dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club, the U.S. Team and the World Team. Each Major League organization is represented and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.
It has proven to be a very firm stepping stone for alumni of the game, with 99 former Futures Gamers going on to appear in at least one Major League All-Star Game. In last year's Midsummer Classic alone, there were 30 former Futures Gamers on the American and National League rosters.
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