Peguero named to Futures Game World squad
Dominican outfielder will represent Giants at All-Star showcase
HOUSTON -- Center fielder Francisco Peguero of the Dominican Republic was named Tuesday to represent the Giants at the XM All-Star Futures Game, to be played July 11 at Anaheim.Peguero hit .276 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in his first 55 games for high-Class A San Jose this season. He also stole 23 bases in 30 attempts. Peguero, 22, was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training this year. Baseball America rated him the organization's 10th-best prospect before the season. "He's an impressive kid," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He has all-around tools. He can run, throw and has power. He has a chance to be a really nice player, a heart-of-the-order type of guy." The 12th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game.
Taco Bell All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Angel Stadium, culminating with the 81st All-Star Game on July 13.Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for the U.S. and World teams. Each Major League organization is represented and the World Team features players from 10 different countries and territories. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.