The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game features the top Minor League prospects competing as part of Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. Major League Baseball, 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.
The teams feature 17 former first round draft picks, six players picked in Compensation Round ! and four second round picks. Among the 17 first round picks, nine were selected in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including each of the top four overall picks.
Right handed pitcher Matt Barnes (U.S. Team) and shortstop Xander Bogaerts (World Team), both with High-A Salem, have been selected to represent the Boston Red Sox organization at the game on July 8th, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.