Alcantara named to World Team for Futures Game

Alcantara named to World Team for Futures Game

ANAHEIM -- Angels prospect Alfonso Alcantara was named to the World Team for the All-Star Futures Game to be played at Target Field on July 13.

Alcantara, a free-agent signing in 2012, is currently pitching for Class A Burlington in the Midwest League. The 21-year-old Dominican is 4-4 with a 4.43 ERA in 15 games, including nine starts. A right-hander, Alcantara is the Angels' No. 17-ranked prospect, with a fastball in the upper-90s to go along with a slider and changeup.

Eleven current Angels have participated in the Futures Game, which features the top Minor League prospects. Josh Hamilton, Howie Kendrick and Mike Trout are three of 115 players to participate in both the Futures Game and the All-Star Game.

Sean Burnett, Hank Conger, C.J. Cron, Grant Green, Chris Iannetta, Kevin Jepsen, Tyler Skaggs and Fernando Salas have also played in the Futures Game.

The Futures Game is in its 16th season, with the U.S. Team holding a 9-6 edge over the World Team. The U.S. Team has won the last four games.

The 16th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will take place at 8 p.m. PT on Sunday, July 13, at Target Field in Minneapolis, and it can be seen live on and MLB Network, and followed live on's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89 and Sirius channel 209. will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game.

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.

Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau,, 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 participate. Complete Futures Game rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for Follow him on Twitter @MDeFranks. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.