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Baseball Canada – OTTAWA- A pair of Junior National Team alumni were named to the “World Roster” for the annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on

Sunday, July 10th (7pm ET) at Petco Park in San Diego as part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star weekend.

MLB Network will exclusively televise and MLB.com will live stream the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON) and Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) were among 25 players named to the World Roster who will take on the US squad who also named 25 players to its roster. Major League Baseball earlier today on MLB Network’s “The Rundown” announced both rosters.

Naylor, 19, a 2015 first round draft selection of the Miami Marlins, is currently in his first full professional season with Greensboro in the Single-A South Atlantic League. The first baseman is hitting .257/.316/.441 with 8 home runs and 43 RBI in 63 games played. He was named to the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division All-Star team earlier this month. Naylor joined the Junior National Team program in 2012 as a 15 year old and represented Canada at three different WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cups (2012, 2013 and 2015) where he helped Canada win a silver medal in 2012. At the 2015 World Cup in Japan, he led the tournament with three home runs and was named to the tournament’s All-Star team. Naylor is the #2 prospect in the Marlins system according to MLB.com.

O’Neill, 21, was a third round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in 2013. He is currently in his third full professional campaign where he is a member of the Jackson Generals of the Double-A Southern League. O’Neill is enjoying a tremendous season with the Generals where he is hitting .310/.371/.532 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI.  He is second in the league in home runs and first in RBI, and was a Southern League All-Star earlier this month. O’Neill has three international tournaments on his resume including the 2013 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup where he was a tournament All-Star and in 2015 as member of the National Team that captured a gold medal at the Pan Am Games before representing Canada at Premier 12 last November. His 2015 season saw him named Mariners Minor League Player of the Year after leading the California League circuit with 32 homers despite playing in just 106 games. He is currently the Mariners #4 prospect according to MLB.com.

Naylor and O’Neill are set to become the 29th and 30th Canadians to participate in the annual contest that began in 1999.

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game rosters can be found here.

All-time Canadian Futures Game participants:

 

 

 

 

 

First

Last

Team

Year

 

 

 

 

Phillippe

Aumont

2008

Mariners

Erik

Bedard

2001, 2002

Orioles

Jeff

Francis

2004

Rockies

Tyson

Gillies

2009

Mariners

Rich

Harden

2003

A’s

Shawn

Hill

2003

Expos

George

Kottaras

2006

Padres

Pierre-Luc

LaForest

1999

Devil Rays

Brett

Lawrie

2009, 2010

Brewers

Jordan

Lennerton

2013

Tigers

Kyle

Lotzkar

2012

Reds

Adam

Loewen

2005

Orioles

Trystan

Magnuson

2010

Blue Jays

Scott

Mathieson

2005

Phillies

Russell

Martin

2005

Dodgers

Chris

Mears

1999

Mariners

Justin

Morneau

2002, 2004

Twins

Aaron

Myette

1999, 2000

White Sox

Josh

Naylor

2016

Marlins

Ntema

Ndungidi

2000

Orioles

Tyler

O’Neill

2016

Mariners

James

Paxton

2011

Mariners

Dalton

Pompey

2014

Blue Jays

Michael

Saunders

2007

Mariners

Scott

Thorman

2003

Braves

Rene

Tosoni

2009

Twins

Phillippe

Valiquette

2010

Reds

Jimmy

Van Ostrand

2007

Astros

Joey

Votto

2006, 2007

Reds

Nick

Weglarz

2009

Indians

 

 

 

 

2015 – no representative

   

 

Adam Morissette
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