Three prospects who played in the Midwest League this year are on the World roster for the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. (None are on the U.S. roster.)
Only one — South Bend Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez — currently plays in the Midwest League. He is batting .342 with 10 HR and 54 RBI in 69 games this season. He homered and drove in four runs in last week’s Midwest League All-Star Game, earning him the game’s Top Star Award.
A second player — Cleveland Indians catching prospect Francisco Mejia — played with the Lake County Captains last year and this year, but was promoted to the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats after Sunday’s Captains game. Prior to his promotion, he hit safely in 24 consecutive games — the longest hitting streak in the Midwest League this year. He hasn’t played in a game for Lynchburg yet, so his hitting streak is still active as of Tuesday afternoon.
Mejia batted .347 with 7 HR and 51 RBI in 60 games with the Captains this season.
The third player — Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Francisco Rios — pitched for the Lansing Lugnuts earlier this season, going 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA, 43 strikeouts and eight walks in 30 innings (six starts). The right-hander currently pitches for the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays, for whom he is 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA, 34 strikeouts and 11 walks in 51.1 innings (eight starts).
The All-Star Futures Game will be played on Sunday, July 10, at Petco Park in San Diego. Here are the full rosters for both teams: