ARLINGTON -- Rangers catcher Jorge Alfaro and infielder Joey Gallo have been selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game on July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Both were selected to play last season but had to miss the game because of injury. Gallo will play for the U.S.; Alfaro, who is from Colombia, is on the World roster.
Gallo, the 39th overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, has split time between Class A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco, hitting a combined .309 in 71 games with 27 home runs, 64 RBIs and a .720 slugging percentage. In 13 games at Frisco, he is hitting .255 with six home runs and 14 RBIs. The Rangers took him with a pick received as compensation for losing pitcher C.J. Wilson to free agency.
Alfaro, the Rangers' No. 1 prospect as ranked by MLB.com, is playing for Class A Myrtle Beach and hitting .258 with eight home runs, 45 RBIs and a .424 slugging percentage.
Among the current Rangers who were selected to play in past Futures Games are Elvis Andrus, Martin Perez, Jurickson Profar, Tanner Scheppers, Prince Fielder, Michael Choice, Shin-Soo Choo and Neal Cotts.
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 clubs, selected the 25 players on each roster. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible; each organization is represented. Complete rosters, prospect analysis and rankings can be found at MLB.com/pipeline.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.