On Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball and the Arizona Fall League announced this year’s participants for the 2011 Rising Stars Game. The game, which will played on Saturday, November 5 at Surprise Stadium, will house many of baseball’s top prospects, players who will be appearing on the Sombrero’s Post-2011 Top 50 Prospects list.
Several of the top pitchers from the 2011 draft class will make their professionally televised debut, including Gerrit Cole (No. 1 overall, Pittsburgh Pirates), Danny Hultzen (No. 2 overall, Seattle Mariners), and Jed Bradley (No. 15 overall, Milwaukee Brewers).
Of course, the Rising Stars game would not be complete without the likes of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, who will man the outfield for the East along with Robbie Grossman, Xavier Avery, and Tim Wheeler.
Who am I most excited to watch? Well, here’s a brief list with absolutely zero explanation as to why: East: Terry Doyle (CWS), Trey McNutt (CHC), Nolan Arenado (COL), Junior Lake (CHC), Joe Panik (SF); West: J.J. Hoover (ATL), Christian Colon (KC), Nick Franklin (SEA), Anthony Gose (TOR), and Wil Myers (KC).
The game will be played at 7 pm eastern and will be broadcast live on both MLB.com and the MLB Network.
RISING STARS ROSTERS
|East division||West division|
|Steve Ames||LAD||P||Nate Adcock||KC|
|Charles Brewer||ARI||P||Anthony Bass||SD|
|Chris Carpenter||CHC||P||Brad Boxberger||CIN|
|David Carpenter||LAA||P||Jed Bradley||MIL|
|Gerrit Cole||PIT||P||Cory Burns||CLE|
|Jacob Diekman||PHI||P||Wes Etheridge||TOR|
|Terry Doyle||CWS||P||Preston Guilmet||CLE|
|Trey McNutt||CHC||P||J.J. Hoover||ATL|
|Kevin Munson||ARI||P||Danny Hultzen||SEA|
|Rob Scahill||COL||P||Jeremy Jeffress||KC|
|Casey Weathers||COL||P||Taylor Whitenton||NYM|
|Jason Castro||HOU||C||Christian Bethancourt||ATL|
|Derek Norris||WSH||C||Kyle Skipworth||FLA|
|Nolan Arenado||COL||INF||Matt Adams||STL|
|Brian Dozier||MIN||INF||Tyler Bortnick||TB|
|Junior Lake||CHC||INF||Christian Colon||KC|
|Ryan Wheeler||ARI||INF||Matt Dominguez||FLA|
|Joe Panik||SF||INF||Nick Franklin||SEA|
|Ben Paulsen||COL||INF||Mike Olt||TEX|
|Jean Segura||LAA||INF||Joe Terdoslavich||ATL|
|Xavier Avery||BAL||OF||Michael Choice||OAK|
|Robbie Grossman||PIT||OF||Jaff Decker||SD|
|Bryce Harper||WSH||OF||Anthony Gose||TOR|
|Mike Trout||LAA||OF||Mikie Mahtook||TB|
|Tim Wheeler||COL||OF||Wil Myers||KC|