Former Mississippi State baseball All-American Hunter Renfroe has been selected to participate in the 16th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. The Crystal Springs, Miss., native will represent the U.S. Team against the World Team live on the MLB Network at 4 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 13, from Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.
In 74 total games this season, Renfroe has hit .284 with 21 doubles, 17 home runs and 53 RBIs. Currently, the outfielder is rated the Padres’ fourth-best overall prospect by Baseball America and the 80th top prospect in baseball. Before getting promoted to Double A San Antonio (Texas) June 18, Renfroe was a starting outfielder in the Class A Advanced California/Carolina League All-Star Game June 17 as a member of the Lake Elsinore Storm (Calif.).
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the MLB Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 MLB organizations, chose the 25-man rosters for each club. Each franchise is represented, and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.
A total of 115 players have competed in both the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In 2013, 37 Major League All-Stars were alumni of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Twelve players appeared in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and were named to the All-Star Game during the following season.
Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send and receive tweets to and from the U.S. and World Team dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.