Candelario and Rivera voted into Fall Stars Game

Fans select Cubs No. 20 prospect and Brewers No. 18 prospect to join rosters

Candelario and Rivera voted into Fall Stars Game

Infielders Jeimer Candelario of the Cubs and the Brewers' Yadiel Rivera earned inclusion in Saturday's Fall Stars Game in fans' Final Two Vote for the Arizona Fall League's showcase midseason event.

Candelario, of the Mesa Solar Sox, carried 27.8 percent of the votes to land the final berth on the East Division squad, while the Surprise Saguaros' Rivera led West Division candidates with 19.1 percent -- a mere 2.1 percent ahead of Jacob Scavuzzo of Glendale and the Dodgers.

A couple of other additions to the West roster were also announced on Wednesday, as replacements for original selections now ruled out.

In a switch of first basemen, Phillies No. 16 prospect Andrew Knapp replaces A.J. Reed, and Reds No. 11 prospect Phillip Ervin takes Michael Reed's spot.

This first-ever Fall Stars Final 2 Fan Vote, presented by Bowman Baseball Cards, left it up to fans to choose the 26th men for each Fall-Star team.

Candelario, a 21-year-old switch-hitting New York City native and the Cubs No. 20 prospect, is batting .341 with 11 RBIs in 11 games as Mesa's third baseman, and nine of his 15 hits have been for extra bases, six doubles and three homers.

Top Prospects: Candelario, CHC

Rivera, the Brewers' No. 18 prospect, has an OPS of 1.094 in his first 11 games, and has reached base in nearly half of his plate appearances (.489 on-base percentage).

Top Prospects: Rivera, MIL

The 10th annual Fall-Stars Game, with first pitch at 8 p.m. ET streaming on and live on MLB Network, will feature an assortment of talent on the cusp of the Majors.

The rosters include seven prospects among's Top 100, a total of 37 players ranked among their team's Top 30, and eight first-round Draft selections.


Corey Black, Cubs
Ray Black, Giants
Nick Burdi, Twins
Abel De Los Santos, Nationals
Kyle Freeland, Rockies
Perci Garner, Indians
Chad Girodo, Blue Jays
Greg Mahle, Angels
Sean Manaea, A's
Adam Miller, D-backs
Adam Ravenelle, Tigers

Willson Contreras, Cubs
Oscar Hernandez, D-backs

Christian Arroyo, Giants
JaCoby Jones, Tigers
Renato Nunez, A's
Chad Pinder, A's
Daniel Robertson, Rays
Dominic Smith, Mets
Sam Travis, Red Sox

Jake Bauers, Rays
Austin Dean, Marlins
Clint Frazier, Indians
Ramiel Tapia, Rockies
Adam Brett Walker II, Twins


Jacob Barnes, Brewers
Ralston Cash, Dodgers
Donnie Hart, Orioles
Chaz Hebert, Yankees
Robinson Leyer, White Sox
Damien Magnifico, Brewers
Edubray Ramos, Phillies
Alex Reyes, Cardinals
David Rollins, Mariners
Lucas Sims, Braves
Eric Yardley, Padres

Reese McGuire, Pirates
Gary Sanchez, Yankees

Alex Blandino, Reds
J.D. Davis, Astros
Andrew Knapp, Phillies
D.J. Peterson, Mariners
Jurickson Profar, Rangers
A.J. Reed*, Astros
Ramon Torres, Royals
Patrick Wisdom, Cardinals

Adam Engel, White Sox
Phillip Ervin, Reds
Derek Fisher, Astros
Austin Meadows, Pirates
Michael Reed*, Brewers
Mike Yastrzemski, Orioles

*A.J. Reed and Michael Reed were replaced on the Fall Stars West Division roster.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer and on his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.