TERRE HAUTE —
Former Indiana University standout and 2006 Mr. Baseball at Terre Haute North, Josh Phegley, has been selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game at 2 p.m. July 14 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 U.S. Team taking on the World Team.
Phegley was a Triple-A All-Star for the Charlotte Knights in 2012 and is off to a hot start in 2013 as well. Through 55 games, Phegley is batting .314 with 13 home runs, 17 doubles and 36 runs batted in.
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 also will 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 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 firm stepping stone for alumni of the game, with 99 former Futures Gamers going on to appear in at least one MLB All-Star Game. In last year's Midsummer Classic alone, there were 30 former Futures Gamers on the American and National League rosters.