Lansing Lugnuts LHP Angel Perdomo was added Thursday to the All-Star Futures Game roster for the World Team.
The Toronto Blue Jays prospect replaces Jackson Generals RHP Dylan Unsworth, who is on the disabled list because of a hamstring injury. Unsworth, a Seattle Mariners prospect from South Africa, pitched for the Clinton LumberKings in 2013.
Perdomo is 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA, 87 strikeouts (third-best in the Midwest League), 30 walks and a 1.06 WHIP (tied for third-best in the MWL) in 65.1 innings (14 games/12 starts) for the Lugnuts this season. The 22-year-old hails from the Dominican Republic.
The World Team roster includes one other Blue Jays prospect: Mexican right-hander Francisco Rios, who pitched for the Lugnuts earlier this season. Rios currently pitches for the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays.
As I previously wrote here, South Bend Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez and former Lake County Captains catcher Francisco Mejia are the other two prospects who played in the Midwest League this year and are on the All-Star Futures Game roster. Both of them are on the World Team.
After playing his first 60 games of the 2016 season with the Captains, Mejia made his debut with the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Cleveland Indians prospect singled in his first at-bat to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. The first 24 games of his hitting streak took place in the Midwest League.