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BASEBALL CANADA – OTTAWA- Canadians Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON), Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, ON) and Mike Soroka (Calgary, AB), all Junior National Team alums, have been named to the “World Roster” for the annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 9th (4pm ET) at Marlins Park in Miami 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.

Naylor, Quantrill and Soroka were among 25 players named to the World Roster that will take on the US squad with both rosters featuring the next crop of MLB stars. Both rosters were revealed on MLB Network’s “MLB Central Live” earlier today.

Three Canadians set to participate in the contest is the highest total since 2009 when Tyson Gillies, Brett Lawrie, Rene Tosoni and Nick Weglarz represented Canada.

Naylor, 20, was a 2015 first round draft selection (12th overall) of the Miami Marlins before being dealt to the San Diego Padres in July 2016. The first baseman is hitting .298/.365/.447 with 7 home runs and 41 RBI with lake Elsinore in the Advanced-A California League. Earlier this month, he participated in the California League All-Star Game where he went 1-for-4 as the Designated Hitter. 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. He is the #13 prospect in the Padres’ system according to MLB.com.

Quantrill, 22, was a 2016 first round draft selection (8th overall) of the San Diego Padres out of Stanford University. He’s currently a teammate of Naylor’s with Lake Elsinore in the A-Advanced California League where he owns a 5-5 record with a 3.59 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 67.2 innings pitched. He was also named a California League All-Star. Quantrill spent three years (2011-2013) with the Junior National Team program where he helped Canada to back-to-back silver medals, first in 2011 at the U-18 Pan Am Championships in Cartagena, Colombia that was followed by a second place performance at the IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup in Seoul, Korea. Quantrill is the #2 prospect in the Padres’ system according to MLB.com.

Soroka, 19, was a 2015 first round draft selection (28th overall) of the Atlanta Braves and is currently a member of Double-A Mississippi in the Southern League. The right-handed starter leads the league with a 9-3 record while his 2.18 ERA and 0.99 WHIP stand as third best among eligible hurlers. Soroka was a Southern League All-Star earlier this month and was ranked 65th on MLB.com’s Top 100 preseason prospects list. The Calgary native was a member of the Junior National Team program in 2014 and 2015 and helped Canada to a bronze medal at the 2014 U-18 Pan Am Championships in La Paz, Mexico.

With Naylor being a second-time Futures Game participant, Soroka and Quantrill are set to become the 31st and 32nd 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:

Futures Game Participants (1999-2017)

 

 

 

 

First

Last

Year

Team

 

 

 

 

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, 2017

Marlins, Padres

Ntema

Ndungidi

2000

Orioles

Tyler

O’Neill

2016

Mariners

James

Paxton

2011

Mariners

Dalton

Pompey

2014

Blue Jays

Cal

Quantrill

2017

Padres

Michael

Saunders

2007

Mariners

Mike

Soroka

2017

Braves

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 represenative

   

 

 

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