Major League Baseball announced today that Royals minor league players Jorge Bonifacio (World Team) and Hunter Dozier (Team USA) will participate in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 10 at PETCO Park in San Diego. This year will mark the first Futures Game appearance for either player.
Bonifacio, 23, was originally signed by the Royals as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2009. The outfielder has played in 74 games this season at Omaha (AAA), batting .299 with 15 doubles, six triples and 12 homers. He ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League with 147 total bases, while he's tied for seventh in triples and tied for eighth in RBI (51). He's been a Texas League (AA) All-Star each of the last two seasons, being named the game's MVP in 2015.
Dozier, 24, was Kansas City's first-round selection (eighth overall) in 2013. The third baseman has split this season between Northwest Arkansas (AA) and Omaha, and is hitting .301 with 22 doubles, 15 homers and 44 RBI in 73 games between the two stops. His 37 extra-base hits, are tied for 10th among all minor league players this season, while his 150 total bases are tied for 12th. Dozier was named the Wilmington (A-Advanced) Player of the Year in 2014 and selected as a member of the All-Prospect Team in the Arizona Fall League that season.
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. Each Major League organization is represented and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to be selected. Complete Futures Game rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at MLB.com/pipeline.