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Cleveland Participants named on the All-Star Futures Roster

Futures Game to Start Off All-Star Saturday at Dodger Stadium

Rosters for the 2022 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 7:00 p.m. (ET)/4:00 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, July 16th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, were announced earlier today by Major League Baseball.

Two-time World Series Champion with the Los Angeles Dodgers and World Series-winning manager Mike Scioscia will manage the NL Futures Team, while fellow World Series Champion and 2007 NL Most Valuable Player Jimmy Rollins will lead the AL Futures Team.

Two Cleveland Guardian minor league players were chosen for the roster representing the American League.

George Valera 

The 21-year-old outfielder has spent the entire season at AA Akron. Valera is batting .285 (74-for-260) with 14 2B, 3 3B, 13 HR, 50 RBI. He owns an Eastern League-leading 56 runs scored in 70 games (.391/.512/.903). Valera is currently tied for third in the Eastern League in RBI, tied for fourth in hits, fifth in walks (44) and eighth in OPS. This is his fifth season in the Guardians organization. He signed as an International amateur in July 2017. Valera entered 2022 as the top rated prospect in the organization.

 

Jhonkensy Noel

The 20-year-old infielder was promoted to AA Akron on June 24. Noel has split the campaign between High-A Lake County and Akron. He’s batting a combined .226 (58-for-257) with 10 2B, 24 HR & 49 RBI in 69 games (.300//.545/.845). Noel is currently tied for first in all of Minor League Baseball in home runs, ten more than any other hitter in the Cleveland system. He also currently leads the Cleveland system in extra base hits (34) and slugging pct. Noel is in his fifth season in the Guardians organization. He signed as an International amateur in July 2017.

 

 

Complete Futures Game rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at MLB.com/pipeline.

 

 

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