Rodgers, Tinoco Selected to Play in Futures Game

Shortstop Brendan Rodgers, the top-ranked prospect in the Rockies farm system, is among two players from the Rockies system selected to play in the 2018 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game on July 15 as part of the All-Star Game events at Nationals Ballpark in Washington, D.C.

Rodgers will be on the United States team, and pitcher Jesus Tinoco, ranked the 17th best prospect in the Rockies system, will be on the World team. Both players are currently assigned to Double-A Hartford. 

The United States team has won seven of the last eight games, giving it an all-time edge of 12-7. 

Rodgers, the third player selected in the 2015 draft, is among 15 first-round draft choices selected to appear in the game -- 14 on the United States team, and outfielder Heliot Ramos of Puerto Rico, the Giants' first-round selection in 2017.

LaTroy Hawkins, whose career included time on the Rockies pitching staff, will be the pitching coach for the United States Team. Valdimir Guerrero, who will be inducted in the Hall of Fame later this month, is the hitting coach for the World Team.

The game will be televised by MLB Network.

2018 U.S. ROSTER
Pitchers (10)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
32 Anderson, Shaun (SF) R-R 6-4 225 10/29/94 Coral Springs, FL Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League/AA)
29 Cease, Dylan (CWS) R-R 6-2 196 12/28/95 Milton, GA Birmingham Barons (Southern League/AA)
3 Greene, Hunter (CIN) R-R 6-3 195 8/6/99 Stevenson Ranch, CA Dayton Dragons (Midwest League/A)
50 Hudson, Dakota (STL) R-R 6-5 215 9/15/94 Dunlap, TN Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
23 Keller, Mitch (PIT) R-R 6-3 206 4/4/96 Cedar Rapids, IA Indianapolis Indians (International League/AAA)
19 Manning, Matt (DET) R-R 6-6 195 1/28/98 Sacramento, CA Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State League/A)
58 Pelham, C.D. (TEX) R-L 6-6 225 2/21/95 Lancaster, SC Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League/AA)
4 Sheffield, Justus (NYY) L-L 6-0 200 5/13/96 Tullahoma, TN Scranton/WB RailRiders (International League/AAA)
26 Whitley, Forrest (HOU) R-R 6-7 195 9/15/97 San Antonio, TX Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League/AA)
23 Wright, Kyle (ATL) R-R 6-4 200 10/2/95 Huntsville, AL Mississippi Braves (Southern League/AA)
Catchers (2)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
9 Jansen, Danny (TOR) R-R 6-2 225 4/15/95 Elmhurst, IL Buffalo Bisons (International League/AAA)
23 Murphy, Sean (OAK) R-R 6-3 215 10/10/94 Peekskill, NY Midland RockHounds (Texas League/AA)
Infielders (8)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
34 Alonso, Peter (NYM) R-R 6-3 245 12/7/94 Tampa, FL Las Vegas 51s (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
5 Bichette, Bo (TOR) R-R 6-0 200 3/5/98 Orlando, FL New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Eastern League/AA)
10 Hayes, Ke’Bryan (PIT) R-R 6-1 210 1/28/97 Tomball, TX Altoona Curve (Eastern League/AA)
18 Hiura, Keston (MIL) R-R 5-11 190 8/2/96 Valencia, CA Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League/AA)
5 Kieboom, Carter (WSH) R-R 6-2 190 9/3/97 Marietta, GA Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League/AA)
35 Lowe, Nate (TB) L-R 6-4 235 7/7/95 Norfolk, VA Montgomery Biscuits (Southern League/AA)
14 Mountcastle, Ryan (BAL) R-R 6-3 195 2/18/97 Winter Springs, FL Bowie Baysox (Eastern League/AA)
1 Rodgers, Brendan (COL) R-R 6-0 180 8/9/96 Winter Park, FL Hartford Yard Goats (Eastern League/AA)
Outfielders (5)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
3 Adell, Jo (LAA) R-R 6-3 208 4/8/99 Louisville, KY Inland Empire 66ers (California League/A)
19 Kirilloff, Alex (MIN) L-L 6-2 195 11/9/97 Pittsburgh, PA Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League/A)
2 Lewis, Kyle (SEA) R-R 6-4 210 7/13/95 Snellville, GA Modesto Nuts (California League/A)
23 Reed, Buddy (SD) S-R 6-4 210 4/27/95 Bronx, NY Lake Elsinore Storm (California League/A)
5 Trammell, Taylor (CIN) L-L 6-2 195 9/13/97 Powder Springs, CA Daytona Tortugas (Florida State League/A)
U.S. Team Manager & Coaches
Torii Hunter Manager (Five-time All-Star; 19 seasons in Majors; 2,452 career hits; 353 career HR)
Joel Hanrahan Bullpen Coach (Pitching Coach, West Virginia Power – PIT Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate)
LaTroy Hawkins Pitching Coach (Special Assistant to the General Manager – MIN)
Keith Johnson Third Base Coach (Manager, Salt Lake Bees – LAA Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate)
Matt LeCroy Bench Coach (Manager, Harrisburg Senators – WSH Double-A Eastern League affiliate)
Steve Singleton Hitting Coach (Hitting Coach, Fort Myers Miracle – MIN Single-A Florida State League affiliate)
Gary Thurman First Base Coach (Roving Baserunning Coach – WSH)
Jon Kotredes Trainer (Minor League Medical/Rehab Coordinator – WSH)
2018 World Roster
Pitchers (9)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
21 De Los Santos, Enyel (PHI) R-R 6-3 170 12/25/95 San Pedro, D.R. Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League/AAA)
28 Guzman, Jorge (MIA) R-R 6-3 190 1/28/96 Las Matas de Santa Cruz, D.R. Jupiter Hammerheads (Florida State League/A)
35 Lopez, Yoan (ARI) R-R 6-3 185 1/2/93 Nueva Gerona, Cuba Jackson Generals (Southern League/AA)
35 Lovergrove, Kieran (CLE) R-R 6-4 185 7/28/94 Johannesburg, South Africa Akron RubberDucks (Eastern League/AA)
9 Luzardo, Jesus (OAK) L-L 6-1 205 9/30/97 Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela Midland RockHounds (Texas League/AA)
34 Mata, Bryan (BOS) R-R 6-3 160 5/3/99 Maracay, Venezuela Salem Red Sox (Carolina League/A)
36 Thorpe, Lewis (MIN) R-L 6-1 160 11/23/95 Melbourn, Australia Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League/AA)
54 Tinoco, Jesus (COL) R-R 6-4 190 4/30/95 San Antonio de Maturin, Venezuela Hartford Yard Goats (Eastern League/AA)
31 Wells, Alex (BAL) L-L 6-1 190 2/27/97 Newcastle, Australia Frederick Keys (Carolina League/A)
Catchers (3)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
9 Amaya, Miguel (CHI) R-R 6-1 185 3/9/95 Chitre, Panama South Bend Cubs (Midwest League/A)
17 Mejia, Francisco (CLE) S-R 5-10 180 10/27/95 Bani, D.R. Columbus Clippers (International League/AAA)
7 Ruiz, Keibert (LAD) R-R 6-0 205 4/12/945 Valencia, Venezuela Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)
Infielders (6)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
45 Alvarez, Yordan (HOU) L-R 6-5 225 6/27/97 Las Tunas, Cuba Corpus Christi Hooks (Texas League/AA)
7 Garcia, Luis (WSH) L-R 6-0 190 5/16/00 Pimentel, D.R. Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League/A)
13 Gimenez, Andres (NYM) L-R 5-11 161 9/4/98 Barquisimeto, Venezuela St. Lucie Mets (Florida State League/A)
31 Lugo, Dawel (DET) R-R 6-0 190 12/31/94 Bani, D.R. Toledo Mud Hens (International League/AAA)
23 Tatis, Fernando (SD) R-R 6-3 185 1/2/99 San Pedro, D.R. San Antonio Missions (Texas League/AA)
3 Urias, Luis (SD) R-R 5-9 185 6/3/97 Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
Outfielders (7)
# Player (Organization) Bats-Throws HT WT Birthdate Hometown Current Team (League/Level)
68 Arozarena, Randy (STL) R-R 5-11 170 2/28/95 Havana, Cuba Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League/AAA)
6 Basabe, Luis (CWS) S-R 6-0 160 8/26/96 El Vigia, Venezuela Birmingham Barons (Southern League/AA)
17 Diaz, Yusniel (LAD) R-R 6-1 195 10/7/96 Havana, Cuba Tulsa Drillers (Texas League/AA)
25 Matias, Seuly (KC) R-R 6-3 200 9/4/98 La Isabela, D.R. Lexington Legends (South Atlantic League/A)
14 Ramos, Heliot (SF) R-R 6-2 185 9/7/99 Humacao, Puerto Rico Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League/A)
4 Sanchez, Jesus (TB) L-R 6-3 210 10/7/95 Higuey, D.R. Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State League/A)
3 Taveras, Leody (TEX) S-R 6-1 170 9/8/98 Tenares, D.R. Down East Wood Ducks (Carolina League/A)
World Team Manager & Coaches
David Ortiz Manager (10-time All-Star; three-time World Series Champion; 2,472 career hits; 541 career HR, 17th all-time)
Jerry Manuel Bench Coach (MLB Baseball Development Consultant)
Francisco Cordero Pitching Coach (Three-time All-Star; 14 seasons in Majors)
Vladimir Guerrero Hitting Coach (2018 HOF Inductee; Nine-time All-Star; 2004 AL MVP; 16 seasons in Majors)
Jorge Velandia First Base Coach (Special Assistant to the General Manager – PHI)
Juan Samuel Third Base Coach (Three-time All-Star; 16 seasons in Majors)
Sandy Martinez Bullpen Coach (Manager, Dominican Summer League Nationals – WSH)
Scott Johnson Trainer (Trainer, Arizona League White Sox – CWS)